KALME Day Defence Cream SPF25

A naturally-active moisturising day cream with pure mineral SPF25 plus a basket of other ingredients to help combat the multiple symptoms of rosacea and dermatologically approved for use on sensitive skin.

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KALME Day Defence SPF25 contains several key ingredients to help calm redness and sensitivity, protect skin from UV damage, 24-hour moisturisation and a potent antioxidant with anti-acne actions.

Anti-redness/sensitivity

KALME Day Defence SPF25 contains a patented caper extract called Derma Sensitive, which has been proven in clinical trials to reduce skin redness and sensitivity by up to 70%. 

Moisturisation & repair to capillary leakage 

KALME Day Defence SPF25 contains a patented ingredient called Indinyl, that has a certified 24-hour moisturising action to combat skin dryness often associated with rosacea.

Antioxidant and anti-inflammation 

KALME Day Defence SPF25 includes a patented antioxidant called NDGA, that is up to100 times more effective than vitamin E, C or grape seed and proven to reduce underlying skin inflammation that causes bumpiness and spots. 

Mineral UV protection for sensitive skin

KALME Day Defence SPF25 contains a pure zinc mineral SPF25 that’s non-irritating to sensitive skin.

KALME Day Defence SPF25 is FREE from parabens, perfumes, SLS and MI and is made from naturally active ingredients that have been clinically tested for highly sensitive skins and skins prone to redness and spots.

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Key Ingredients in KALME Day Defence.

Derma Sensitive is super active ingredient taken from young caper buds, which has been scientifically shown to create a clear and uniform skin tone. It also reduces skin's reactivity and increases feelings of skin comfort and suppleness.
 
Nanosun a sun block made from micronised Zinc Oxide. It is 100% sun stable, gives full spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays and is totally transparent on the skin. It will help to prevent redness and skin flare ups due to sun exposure.
 
Indenyl creates 24-hour moisturisation. It prevents water loss by naturally copying the hyaluronic acid which is the skin's natural water retainer. Indenyl is extracted from the Indian plant cassia angustifolia.
 
Anti-oxidants are important for skin health and appearance. NDGA is up to 100 times more effective than vitamin E, vitamin C, or grape seed polyphenols.
 
The KALME range works to improve skin flora with two potent natural anti-bacterial agents, glycyrrhizic acid which is extracted from liquorice and a plant extract from Lithuania called Perilla Seed, which is extremely high in Omega 3 and Alpha Linolenic Acid.

Ingredients: Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Glycerin Dicaprylyl Carbonate Squalane Butylene Glycol Glyceryl Stearate Octyldodecanol Cetearyl Alcohol Ceteareth-20 Octyldodecyl Myristate Perilla Ocymoides (Perilla) Seed Oil Dimethicone Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid Cassia Angustifolia Extract Glycyrrhetinic Acid (Liqorice Extract) Capparis spinosa (Caper) Bud Extract Xanthan Gum Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexyl Glycerin Citric Acid 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol

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Brilliant for me*Review by MAUREEN
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Day cream is fantastic - absorbs quickly and does not leave white or shiny veil on my face and neck. I have tried so many different sunscreen creams in the past 5 years and this is the first one that has worked from the get-go and has kept working for me. I suffered from medication-induced photo-sensitivity last Aussie summer due to ingesting antibiotics for 18 months to control Rosacea. What a nightmare. I stopped the antibiotics and decided to put up with the red skin - but now that I have found the Kalme range, the redness has reduced and my skin has stabilised. Very Very happy. Pricey - especially to Australia - but worth it. (Posted on 11/08/2017)
Quality gone downhill*Review by David
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I have used this cream for red patches on my face with great results for a few years. I recently noticed a change in the thickness of the cream starting with a bottle leaking in my luggage on a flight due to the flip top lid and the watery consistency of the cream. I reported this to Skinshop who just thanked me for the feedback. I bought another 2 items by way of replacement and was sad to see that the change in the consistency of the cream appeared to be a permanent feature. I again reported this to Skinshop who suggested that I shake the product before use! I'm sad to say that I'm no longer buying this product due to the reduced quality which isn't as effective on my skin and certainly doesn't provide the same level of sun protection. I'm also pretty disappointed with the reaction of the Skinshop team who don't seem to work on the principle of making customers happy. A replacement in the first instance would have been nice since it was obvious that there flip top lids are not up to the pressure of flying. Perhaps the change is intentional and due to saving money? Who knows? Anyway one lost previously loyal customer. (Posted on 04/08/2017)
Exceeded expectations*Review by JC
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I didn't know what to expect from this one as I don't have a very good track record with SPFs but this went on really smoothly, the consistency is nicer than I expected and although it took a couple of minutes to fully sink in my skin didn't feel too heavy or clogged wearing it and it didn't make my redness flare up at all, if anything it calmed it down. (Posted on 23/07/2017)
Read the instructions ! *Review by Elle
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Don't do what I did. Apply your Undercoat first. I didn't read the instructions. They are a bit small without my glasses. I cleansed then applied the day cream and it was a problem to rub in. Luckily someone had emailed me and warned me it needed to be rubbed in a lot bc the natural zinc etc lies on your skin. However now I am doing it correctly it is much easier. Apply after Undercoat and it slips on more easily. It does reduce redness. I'm going through a flare up at the moment so it is helping. (Posted on 21/07/2017)
Excellent*Review by Lesley
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All the Kalme products are excellent, and my very red, spotty face is, hopefully, a thing of the past. I will continue to use all the products. (Posted on 20/07/2017)
6 MONTHS ON & STILL WORKING *Review by S
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Been using this product for over 6 months now. It does take a while for the redness to fade but it still works a treat and skin is so much better than it was 6 months ago. Don't have to wear as much make-up now.
Can't imagine using anything else.
Did notice the texture a little lumpier than it used to be, but will take the advice left on the previous review and try giving tube a good shake first.
Thank you Kalme Products. (Posted on 22/06/2017)
Works for me!*Review by Hayd
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Great :) (Posted on 08/06/2017)
Best day cream I've for rosacea*Review by Mathilde
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I suffer from a mild rosacea and I've tried so many different products, but I've never find a day cream that really worked for my skin until I tried this and even better it is much cheaper than other products I've tried before. After using the serie of Kalme products for a couple of month my skin looks a lot better and my rosacea has improved a lot. I recommend using the whole serie to get the best results. (Posted on 07/06/2017)
Superb day cream *Review by Rebecca
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Having had one summer of skin problems, and a reminder this year that the sun is going to bring out the red bumpy spots again, I searched for a day cream with good sun screen in it. The reviews really sold this to me and I haven't been disappointed. The cream does go on well - it is quite runny coming out of the tube so I could be more sparing with it. It soaks in well and is reassuring knowing I have an spf25 on all day.
I will continue with this.....it really is great! (Posted on 29/05/2017)
Great!*Review by Julie
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Have been using this day cream for just over a week & its fab ! Goes on lovely (you do have to shake it as the product info says) and feels great on my skin. We've just had the hottest few days of the year (77°c in Leeds) and it performed brilliantly, despite me being in the strong sun for several hours. Buy it !!! (Posted on 27/05/2017)
It does help *Review by Lisa
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Still get flare ups, but think it's making a slight difference, just about to order a 3rd tube so I must think it's doing something. (Posted on 23/05/2017)
Great but new formula awful*Review by Sadie
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I've been using this product for a few years now, its a miracle product that pretty much resolves my rosacea. The product has always been a bit gritty but the current formula is terrible! It leaks out if the cap and is far too runny. I'll still buy it, but wish it could go back to the original formula. (Skin Shop Comment. The formula hasn't changed for 10 years. It can sometimes need a shake and then it is perfect. What makes the Day Defence amazing is what is also it's weakness) (Posted on 10/05/2017)
Works for me*Review by Charlotte
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I expected not to get on with this cream but I really do. If used with the instructions - 15 mins after anti sensitivity cream and 10 mins before make up - it provides a soft smooth base. My skin, after initially finding this whole range quite heavy, just soaks it in and I have to say that with this and the night cream my skin is looking better than it has in ages and that's even when I was pre my rosacea break out! (Posted on 05/05/2017)
Good stuff!*Review by Annie
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I've been using this product for the last three weeks and it's definitely helped both in terms of breakouts and redness. The one word of advice I have is to avoid getting the cream in your eyes - it stings! (Posted on 26/04/2017)
Fabulous! *Review by Rachael
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I bought this along with the undercoat to try and help my poor face which is constantly red and very very dry and sensitive. I don't have rosacea but do suffer from flushing and skin sensitivities which leaves me face very red and dry and unable to wear make up. This cream does a wonderful job of calming the redness down and doesn't irritate whatsoever. Left my skin lovely and smooth and reduced the amount of dryness that appears during the day. Really impressed and about to make my next purchase. (Posted on 13/04/2017)
Nice soothing cream*Review by tobytoe
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I have only been using this for a few days but already my skin is feeling better. I can't comment on the redness as yet as I haven't been using it long enough.
I like the fact that as well as soothing my skin it is also protecting it with the SPF. (Posted on 24/03/2017)
Used to be great, now rubbish*Review by GM
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I gave this a glowing review some years ago, but since they changed the formula it is rubbish - used to be a smooth moisturising cream, but since the new formula and flip top lid, it's now a thin drippy milk with hard grains in it which get stuck in my eyebrows. The calming effect on my rosacea also diminished. For a while I tried to stick with it, but have now given up and use Basecoat and separate sunscreen.

Night cream still good, but if they move to a flip top lid on that too, watch out! (Posted on 20/03/2017)
Started off hopeful but ended up disappointed!*Review by Janice
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Unfortunately this has not helped my rosacea. Yes it does glide on the skin nicely, although it can leave it a bit greasy but if you leave it for 15 minutes before applying any other product it will sink in. It has made my rosacea worse but it is disappointing that it has not helped after seeing so many other positive reviews. (Posted on 16/02/2017)
Anti redness success *Review by Andy
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10 months and 4 bottles later and I can honestly say its helping with my rosacea. (Posted on 18/01/2017)
Love it*Review by Mikesmith
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I love this moisturiser as it totally does wat it says on the 'tin'. It reduced my redness and leaves my skin nice and smooth (Posted on 02/01/2017)
Best Zinc Oxide moisturiser!*Review by Fliss
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Full disclosure for anyone reading this, I don’t actually have rosacea – just sensitive skin and spots, that I after years of battling I realised responded really well to face creams that had a high zinc oxide content. When my previous favourite was discontinued in the UK I did lots of searching online and found this. I have to say it’s brilliant, compared to ones I’ve used before it’s very non greasy and matt on the skin, doesn’t irritate at all and has really helped my breakouts.
I’ve been using it for almost 2 months and my skin has only got better as I’ve continued using it. I wouldn’t use any other moisturiser now, it’s been totally fantastic and really helped my skin after it got quite bad over the summer due to hormonal problems. Very relieved and happy to have found Kalme and highly recommend! (Posted on 25/11/2016)
Happy*Review by Rachel
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This cream seems to be working well on my skin and I haven't had any adverse reactions to it even though I have sensitive skin. I use a very small amount on my cheek and nose area as I find it too greasy to use all over my face but when used in small amounts it blends in well. (Posted on 17/11/2016)
This product is amazing *Review by katie
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I have spent so much time and money trying to find a product that won't react with my rosecea and I've finally found one, after a couple days of using this product my skin is calmer and I've had so many commentson how much better my skin looks. Thank you so much (Posted on 14/11/2016)
Lovely product *Review by Sallybear
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I have been using this product for about 3 weeks and my skin is definitely much improved. I have struggled with Rosacea for several years, tried all sorts of products, supplements and drugs, but this range seems to do the trick for me. (Posted on 25/10/2016)
FANTASTIC!*Review by SL
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I wouldn't normally use such a thick face cream, as usually creams with a lighter texture work best on me, but this cream is absolutely amazing! I wish I had discovered this cream sooner as my redness is already starting to fade and I've only been using it for about 3 weeks. (Posted on 10/10/2016)
6 months use*Review by Andy
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Just received my third bottle of the day defence and after six months use theres a definite improvement. I still get the odd rosacea spot/flare up which is frustrating but as there's no definate cure I think this is the closest ill ever get with just managing the rosacea. The cream is easy to apply and with the sun being a big culprit for rosacea flare ups the spf 25 is a huge bonus. If your looking for a quick fix im afraid there isn't one for rosacea, long term management is the key and kalmes day defence has definitely made an improvement. 6 months ago I was prescribed antibiotics and a gel but the idea of that treatment for life was a huge no. Cleanser and day defence have made more of an impact than my prescription ever did. (Posted on 25/09/2016)
Gone back to the SP25*Review by Karron
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Used this first time around and it was amazing. Then switched to the new product SPF30, this maybe ok for some but I found my redness seemed to flare up much more with the smoother consistency of the SPF30. The grainy particles are a small price to pay, and they simply disappear on the skin, more so if the bottle is shaken before use. I personally think the price is reasonable compared to other high quality moisturisers on the market and as others have said the cream lasts just over 3 months, only a small amount is needed, and the relief from that stinging and tingling sensation is worth so much more. Just give it a try . (Posted on 21/09/2016)
Rosacea Miracle*Review by Karen
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I was diagnosed with Rosacea in July, having it for such a short amount of time I was feeling very self conscience having never suffered with acne etc. My doctor gave me Metrogel and to me it made it look worse. I found an artical online and this women's Rosacea was practically cured, by using Kalme. I bought the Kalme Day Crwam 25 SPF and it was amazing how much it reduced the redness around my mouth and that was only after 2 days use. A huge relief and weight off my shoulders now. You have found a buyer for life, please do not discontinue your products.. (Posted on 13/08/2016)
Best sunscreen ever produced!!*Review by Scout
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I have never been happy with sunscreen products. Having a milder form but still Rosacea and a somewhat sensitive skin and sensitive eyes most SPF products either irritate my skin or my eye or both, cause breakouts, flare ups, itchy skin, red eyes, make up to slide around and even dryness. I also am not a huge fan of chemical sunscreens due to their absorbs ion ability and later studies indicating that some of them actually help cause cell changes instead of preventing them. I also am not a fan of nano technology since we simply don't know what happens to our bodies when these tiny particles can enter our bloodstreams and so on... Anyway. I stumbled upon a blog post of a woman who pretty much matched my description when it comes to having a hard time with sunscreens and a friend of hers had let her test the Kalme mineral SPF 25. And it was the first time in years she could actually enjoy some time in the sun! I just knew I had to try this. And so I did. And my oh my this was a change! It is the weirdest consistency of a cream I have ever tried. It feels like there are some grains in it, and at first that made me a bit scared. But the cream then blends out perfectly and it is easy to put on enough for the SPF to be effective. It does not make me all bluish white in the face. Instead the minerals melts to the skin and the skin feels moisturised, supple and best of all it doesn't itch at all!!!
I doubt you could do a photos hoot with this on without getting a flashback. But if you are just going about your regular life or hang at the beach. This will not look strange on your face. And it protects it so well. I am so glad the SPF is not 50 but 25, since that makes such a little difference when it comes to protection, but such a big difference when it comes to wearability. My Rosacea has completely stopped flaring up since I started using this, the Undercoat and the night cream. So I am forever grateful to this little gem of a skincare company. I will however haunt you for the rest of your lives if you stop making any of these products or stop shipping them to my country should you leave the EU... Just sayin... :) (Posted on 07/08/2016)
Great product*Review by Peter
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I have suffered from redness and rosacea for years especially around the nose. So much so I have had lazer treatments on spider veins which had limited results. I have had veinwave more recently with much more success and much less discomfort. But I wanted a cream that would reduce inflamation ongoing so reducing reoccurence of veins and redness. Well I have been using the Kalme day cream spf 25 and the night repair for about 5 weeks now and I have to say there has been a real improvement in both the skin and reduction in redness. I shall be also trying the wash from Kalme next as I have been very pleased with results so far from the Kalme products. I hope that this continues. Many thanks for the products.
(Posted on 26/07/2016)
Highly Recommended *Review by Jane
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I have mild roseacea and tried this last summer before using the antibiotics that my doctor had suggested. Within days my skin calmed and I immediately stopped experiencing that crawling stinging sensation on hot evenings. I used the cream all summer and it protected well even on hot days, no more skin problems and less redness. I never needed antibiotics. A real test was a few months later when I went to the Caribbean as I thought I may suffer again but it worked a dream. Carried it with me all the time, again no sunburn and no skin problems at all.

My fair skinned sister-in-law was on holiday with me in the Caribbean. She was using Clarins face suncream but her skin was irritated and she'd developed spots and was really suffering. We shared my Kalme and her skin settled down immediately. As soon as she returned home she ordered her own.

It seems expensive for the bottle size but a little really does go a long way. I never use any other skin cream and no other suncream. I dont use it daily unless needed and sometimes use the night cream. I'm back on the site to order more. (Posted on 17/07/2016)
Amazing product!!!*Review by Alina
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I'm so pleased with it!it works great!this is my 3rd time reordering it and i receive a free kalme undercoat cream!!very happy!i will always reorder it!very very fast delivery too! (Posted on 06/07/2016)
Good product*Review by Kezza4580
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has made a great improvement to my skin, hardly any redness at all! The only downside is the texture and that you have to make sure that you have rubbed it in properly as it can leave white streaks on your face! (Posted on 27/06/2016)
Good start*Review by M73
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I have been using this for 2 1/2 weeks now and my face is much less red. I am still having some flare ups but am hoping with continued use these will become less frequent. You don't need to use very much so although expensive I think it will lase a while. (Posted on 05/06/2016)
Two months use*Review by Andy
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After using the day defence for 2 months ive noticed a difference the redness appears to have calmed down. I still get the occasional spot associated with rosacea but nothing like I was getting beforehand. Might be a coincidence but for what works out at ten pound a month its not worth taking the risk and not using this product. The alternative would be antibiotics which is a big no. One tip I have found is 'less is more' no need to put loads on your face apply thin. (Posted on 01/06/2016)
Best for my skin*Review by stephen
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I'm delighted Kalme have reinstated production of SPF25 - it works perfectly for my skin. I much prefer it to SPF30 although SPF30 is easier to spread on. The upsides: it's calming and soothing, and it helps reduce the redness on my skin - mild rosacea and some adult acne. The downsides: yes, it's quite thick and you have to rub it in properly. After applying I add on a little of the Silver Serum - I've certainly seen improvements in the last three weeks. Hopefully it will work for you, too. (Posted on 25/05/2016)
First time I've felt comfortable with bare skin for 20 years*Review by Tigger
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. I have been using Kalmes Day Cream SPF 25 and Night Cream for 8 days and my skin is noticeably less angry and red, the areas affected are getting smaller, I have less flushing, I’ve been able to wear just a tinted Sun cream for very sensitive skin and have felt comfortable to show my skin in public were only thick makeup coverage would do before (and even then I was not happy). The effect seems to be cumulative rather than an instant miracle so I would advise using it for a bit before expecting results. If progress continues I expect my Rocasea to be completely unnoticeable very soon. Other than lifestyle changes, no skin care product has reduced my redness and inflammation like this so I’m really happy with the result so far. The creams are light and absorb very well (the day cream needs working in a bit), I have had to use more than my usual amount Liz Earle moisturizer which will make it much more expensive and is the reason I haven’t awarded top marks for affordability. I’ve only been looking for something like this for the past 20 years so it has however been well worth the investment!
(Posted on 25/04/2016)
Complete waste of money*Review by Alison
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Having read so many positive reviews; I almost wonder if I've been sent the wrong product? Poor, basic packaging (looks very amateur - dreadful sticky label over a plain white tube, crinkles if gets wet) - that was my first impression when I opened the pack (it WAS a quick delivery - however I paid for that!) The product itself has a dreadful unappealing texture - like watery, curdled yoghurt. There is no way I could get this to absorb into my skin ( fairly dry, rosacea, mature) - it left a thick white coat , in patches - despite applying a small amount. There is no way I could leave the house wearing this. The only positive I can see is that I could perhaps use this as a night cream / overnight face mask then wash it off in the morning - rather than throwing it away. Oh - and it didn't have any reaction to it, and my skin is sensitive. (Posted on 21/04/2016)
Impressed *Review by Andy
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After a breakout of roseca spots which I put down to adult acne, I was prescribed with an antibiotic gel and some antibiotics which came with unwanted and nasty side effects. I read articles on what other rosecea sufferes were using to combat this relentless skin condition and came across the day defence moisturiser which I was dubious about, I thought how can a moisturiser possibly be more effective than antibiotics but I decided to give it a go and im glad I did after only a few days use I can see the difference. Fingers crossed in the long run this moisturiser is all I need and no more nasty antibiotics. (Posted on 12/04/2016)
Much better*Review by Sam
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I bought this product again after leaving a previous review about the grainy texture of the cream but my second purchase was much improved, the product is silky smooth and saturates the skin well, I just wish it was a little cheaper! I initially started using Kalme products when I had a flare up of rosacea and this range was recommended by a friend. Nothing else worked for me and I was so thankful to find these products. (Posted on 26/01/2016)
fabulous*Review by Laura
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I'm so delighted that the SPF 25 is back, I used the SPF 30 and a completely different product. I have used the SPF 25 for years and loved it so was disappointed when I was told it was being discontinued. I used the SPF 30 but my skin broke out and found it very greasy. Happy customer now. (Posted on 21/01/2016)
Great product*Review by Lily
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I used this product for a long while and the results in my rosacea were amazing. My skin was clear for the first time in years.
However I tried the SPF 30 recently and my skin seemed to react differently to it. I noticed that it had different, although all natural, ingredients in it and my skin has gone a little worse again. I am really happy to see that the SPF 25 is available again and I hope that the formula is still the same. It was the first thing that I'd ever found that helped me, alongside upping my water intake. (Posted on 28/11/2015)
Amazing product*Review by Rachel
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At first this didn't seem to do much for my skin, but I persisted and it's definitely helped keep it moisturised and reduced redness. I use the cleanser, day defence and tinted moisturiser religiously and people have even commented on how good my skin looks (never thought that would happen with how horrible it used to look!) so definitely worth a go if you suffer from dry, sensitive or red skin :) the SPF25 is also really handy as applying sun cream to my face can sometimes aggravate my skin. (Posted on 01/11/2015)
Fantastic, natural sun protection!*Review by Jessica
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As a redhead living in Southern Spain (who has suffered from skin cancer), I need high quality sun protection for my face on a daily basis - this cream is fantastic. I feel confident that my skin is being protected and its nice knowing it's not full of chemical 'nasties'. It's also light-weight and non greasy which I really like. All in all, a great product. (Posted on 26/10/2015)
This products works for me*Review by SW
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Have been using this for a few years now. Just tried 5 days without it and my red skin has returned so it definitely works. (Posted on 14/10/2015)
Good but not for me *Review by Oz
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I've realised coconut oil/Caprylic/ capric triglyceride is a mild trigger for me so I'm just sticking to using the Night repair cream and Tinted moisturiser in the range as they are helping a lot (and don't contain Caprylic/capric triglyceride). (Posted on 13/10/2015)
great cream to combat roscesea *Review by DB
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I started to use this cream via a recommendation in the spring and was pleasantly surprised at the results. The ingredients formed an non oil base soothing cream feeling on your skin. Would like them to produce again (Posted on 10/10/2015)
Life saver*Review by Lindsey
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Amazing. Love this product gets rid of my redness and is the only sun protection I can put on my face that does not irritate please don't ever stop making this. The new spf 30 is a fantastic idea (Posted on 07/09/2015)
Great Results*Review by Mary
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I really liked the product. It helped a lot with my constant red and burning skin. (Posted on 26/08/2015)
Amazing!!*Review by Anonymous
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I was diagnosed with Rosacea about four years ago. Unfortunately I also get horrible white spots around my nose and chin area. My doctor put me on oral medication which was a life saver at first until I realised this was not the long term solution. After reading an article by Lisa Faulkner I decided to try the whole range and have not looked back. The creams are hydrating, feel lovely and soft on my skin and the day cream with SPF does not make you look like a ghost. My skin has improved immensely and the tinted moisturiser is fantastic for covering the odd spot. Thank you Skin Shop, I cannot recommend this product enough. (Posted on 24/08/2015)
Fabulous*Review by Alison
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With regards to the Kalme skin care range I hope you never go out of business as you have been a life sos to my skin.
I use all your products as for the day defence cream, I like the unusual smell, and grainy texture.
(Posted on 05/08/2015)
Great Results*Review by Lesley
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After trying many other products, and on a friends recommendation I tried this product. The improvement was almost immediate, the yellow head pimples that regulary appeared together with the acute redness have almost gone. I dont consider this an expensive product when compared th other brands, and yes it is somewhat griitty but is soon absorbed and leaves my skin richly moisturised (Posted on 02/08/2015)
At last a Rosacea cream that actually works!*Review by Beany
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I have been using this cream for several years now and my facial skin continues to flourish as a result! Quite a few people have commented on how clear my skin has looked recently and I have also seen old photos of myself and couldnt believe how red and spotty my skin used to be!!

I found the email that was sent to me recently about how to get the best out of the cream really useful - now I know the little white beads are supposed to be there and most do smooth into the skin on use. This is only a little cross to bear considering the plus points of using the Day Defence Cream. The tube may seem pricey but it lasts me 4-6 months so really good value for money.

I am looking forward to the new formula but am also hoping it doesnt sent my skin too greasy if the finish is to be more in tune with a beauty cream. (Posted on 02/08/2015)
Life saver for anyone who suffers with rosacea*Review by Lucia
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I have been diagnosed with rosacea three years ago and I thought my life is over (literally). I must have spent hundreds of pounds on other products to try to control my rosacea but none of them really worked. The closest product which calmed my skin a bit was Bioderma cream. Since using KALME for past 4 weeks it has made such a difference to my skin & I now feel more confident and happy! I can't fault it, my skin is so much better . I've ordered some more however, I'm very displeased with the customer service! I've recently ordered 3 KALME creams as I was running out of the first one…I had no communication (emails) for almost 5 days! So rang the customer service and was advised that they will be available from 14th August!!!!! I wasn't aware of it when I initially ordered them! Now they have put on the website ‘’pre-order’’ and ‘’available from 14th August’’ it wasn't there when I have placed my order on 12th July!!!! I have had no apology or call back from manager as requested! NOTHING..... Oh since then I have ordered KALME night cream (as i don't have day cream!) over the phone and since it was over the phone they didn't credit me with any points……sadly………. (Posted on 31/07/2015)
perfect for protecting and moisterising*Review by jacqueline
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great on my redness and easily irritated skin and great protection from the elements and a good moisteriser and calms myb redness (Posted on 25/07/2015)
brilliant*Review by Gem
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Works very well to reduce redness (Posted on 24/07/2015)
Kalme by name, calm by nature!*Review by Linda
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This review is for the former product, Kalme Day Defence SPF25. Since being diagnosed with rosacea, most of the products I have tried have burned or stung, this does not irritate at all and my face stays calm all day long, with less flushing. The texture of the cream has been a bit disappointing, it's a bit of an effort to shake, mix in palm of hand etc to apply, so I am really excited to hear about the new improved formula, especially with the higher SPF of 30, and look forward to trying it soon. (Posted on 24/07/2015)
2nd order of only cream that worked for me!*Review by Angela
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This is my second order of this cream, after using for three months I can't fault it, my skin is sooooo much better, everything else failed before this, I'm just hoping that the change they are making to this cream doesn't alter how it works, as its the god send I needed. (Posted on 24/07/2015)
calming but needs more work on the texture*Review by Caroline
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This is lovely and calming but it needs work on the texture. My tube has little white grains in that don't emulsify and I still find them in my eyebrows and hairline at lunchtime! It's also not moisturising enough for me, so I have to use another cream over the top (Posted on 14/07/2015)
Amazing*Review by Julie
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Thought I'd give this a try after being on antibiotics for acne rosacea for the past couple of years. Super fast delivery and wow! I can see the difference already after 5 days! Skin is a lot smoother, spots are reduced and less noticeable and redness a lot calmer even after stressful days at work and having the sun on my face. Looking forward to seeing the long term effects to my skin. Would definitely recommend this product and will be buying more. (Posted on 09/07/2015)
Amazing! *Review by Sandra
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I'd only been using this a couple of weeks when I went for my usual monthly facial last week. My therapist, who I've been seeing for a number of years, immediately commented on the fact that my high colour had gone and this was despite the fact that it was the hottest day ever recorded in June and I had come to the salon straight from walking the dog on the beach! She has sold me anti-redness products by Elemis and Murad in the past but the redness had persisted and, of course, those products are much more expensive than Kalme! She said that she honestly couldn't believe the difference in my skin-tone. I'm thrilled! The only negative point that I would make is that the actual cream isn't particularly pleasant, I don't like the texture and I dislike the smell even more! But hey ho it works! (Posted on 07/07/2015)
not very good*Review by marcus
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it's a shame about this cream so many good reviews. I thought it would work for me but on applying to face it made my skin worse and very flushed. the only good thing about it was the fast delivery (Posted on 04/07/2015)
Miracle Cream*Review by Dennis
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I have used a prescription gel to treat my Rosacea for more than a year with little to no effect. Out of desperation I ordered a tube of KALME Day Defence Cream SPF 25. I have used this twice daily for a week and my Rosacea has practically disappeared, this is truly a miracle cream. (Posted on 25/06/2015)
Feeling Hopeful!*Review by Emma
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I happened to read an article in The Daily Mail about this product, I am normally very sceptical after trying for six years to get something to work other than antibiotics on my skin! I read the positive reviews and thought I would give this product a chance! 5 days in and so far so good, normally by now I would have broke out in big spots on my cheeks and the redness would have increased but I have only had a little breakout! I am happy so far and hope as I continue using this cream my skin will start to improve further! I am going to try the night cream as well (Posted on 16/06/2015)
The best make-up base ever!*Review by Caz
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My fiance bought this for me after reading an article about it. After four days of using, I can see a huge difference in my skin. It is less red and angry and my foundation goes on a lot smoother. Brilliant product after suffering with rosacea for over six years! Will certainly be purchasing again! (Posted on 15/06/2015)
Life saver for any one who suffers with rosacea*Review by Bootie
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I have used this product for over 2 years now & it has made such a difference to my skin & I now feel more confident, I must have spent hundreds of pounds on other products to try to control my rosacea but none of them worked, even the creams & tablets from the doctors made it far worse. I personally don't think it is that expensive if you have to pay for prescriptions then it's not much different. A little goes along way. Very good service too. (Posted on 11/06/2015)
Doing the job*Review by Karron
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It's doing the trick - very thick so little goes a long way. Only slight point and think someone else has mentioned this - but my tube appears to have lumps in it - almost like exfoliate . But it's doing the job. (Posted on 31/05/2015)
Would not use any other moisturiser!*Review by PAMELA
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I have been using this product for just over two years and no longer have to take antibiotics or harsh chemical containing creams to deal with my rosacea. It may seem expensive but is definitely worth every penny! Have recommended it to two other friends who also have skin redness. (Posted on 19/05/2015)
EXCELLENT*Review by DI
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This is the only moisturising cream I can use after trying many others I stick with this and couldn't be without it . As soon as I started to use it my skin cleared and I don't suffer red sore skin any more Great product (Posted on 30/03/2015)
amazing *Review by Tia
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Used this when staying round a friend's house a few times and I was so amazed with the result, my skin gets very red especially in the cold and nothing was helping the scaliness on my cheeks (includings kiehls, origins and pai) until I tried this and I saw the results soon after applying, now I just have to save up for my own bottle ! Plus love the smell. (Posted on 17/03/2015)
Excellent*Review by Jo
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Having been trying to manage rosacea for approx 8 years now, it is such a relief to find a product that doesn't sting when I apply it. My skin is not completely clear but certainly less angry. Fingers crossed that it continues! (Posted on 05/03/2015)
Fantastic*Review by Lindsey
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Amazing love this it is the only cream I can use my redness never comes back. Very calming. Instant relief and sun protection. I cannot live without this range (Posted on 03/03/2015)
Great product*Review by Joan
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I have been using the day and night cream for almost 4 weeks now and it has made such a difference, all the red on my face from the rosacea has gone. The relief from the embarrassment of my red skin is wonderful, I can now appear with confidence that my skin is once again clear.
The only problem is that my skin is very dry over my nose and my chin not sure what to do about that. (Posted on 05/01/2015)
Miracle cream*Review by Michelle
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I started using Kalm products 5 years ago .after living in misery with constant red and burning skin being afraid to eat or drink while out . i use my cream everyday and can honestly say I've not had a bad flair up for a long while .these creams are a part of my everyday life now and wouldn't be without them and the delivery is always good . (Posted on 27/12/2014)
Great base for make-up*Review by Sam
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I take medication that makes my skin photo-sensitive so I need to wear an SPF all year round. I've tried various facial sun screens but they're all a bit greasy and were irritating my skin. This is gentle on the skin, is easy to apply and is a great base for make-up. (Posted on 19/09/2014)
Excellent treatment*Review by MaggieMay
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This product saved me from years of daily antibiotics to control rosacea. It's brilliant for the price, no more red nose making me look drunk on photos, no more constant itching. I am VERY grateful. 2 tiny niggles for 4 stars not 5 - consistency of cream changes- sometimes a thinner lotion, sometimes a thicker cream, once even lumpy/ curdled - but still controls the rosacea. Secondly, the texture of my skin has slightly coarsened, but that could be age-related - I have been using it 5 years and no more Oxytetracycline tablets all that time, which is wonderful.

My husband found it when shopping for the liquorice lip balm which means he no longer gets cold sores- so we're both fans of the products and the service from SkinShop. (Posted on 23/08/2014)
Amazing Product*Review by Kitkat
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I have been using this product after being recommended it by my Mum. Having always suffered from red cheeks and nose, and getting acne flair ups regularly I started using this along with the night cream. Within a month everything cleared up. I have been using it for over 6 months now and have had clear skin (and less angry skin) for all that time. Definitely can't live without this now. (Posted on 31/07/2014)
good all round face cream.*Review by Jessica
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love the spf 25 in this cream, it goes on well, only needing a pea sized amount, for me, it smells of the sea! the brown spots on my face have faded, and my pots have dried up, initially you get a whilte film on your face, but this has gone within 1 minute, facial skin then feels soft, and hydrated for the rest of the day. i have never spent this much on a face cream, but im really impressed, and would buy it again. (Posted on 26/07/2014)

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  • KALME Day Defence SPF25 or SPF30 – which is best for you?
    You may notice we have two KALME Day Defence creams and wondering why?   It’s simple. Many of our customers requested a higher SPF and a smoother cream. In order to do this we had to simplify our original formula.   So our Day Defence SPF 30 is a simpler, smoother formulation with a higher SPF factor. It’s slightly less ‘natural’ than our original formulation as it doesn’t use a mineral SPF but it still contains capers for reducing redness plus several other naturally active ingredients to help calm and smooth skin and is suitable for sensitive skins.   Our original Day Defence SPF25 has a lower SPF but is a more complex cream with more ingredients in and is almost 100% natural making it suitable for extremely sensitive skin. The cream is slightly less ‘smooth’ due to amount of natural ingredients and its mineral SPF.   We made both creams to try and cater for everyone’s preferences. So really it’s down to your personal preference and skin type. If you prefer a higher SPF and smother but slightly less natural cream, try our Day Defence SPF30. If your skin is extremely sensitive and you are finding it is reacting to higher SPF’s, then try our original Day Defence SPF25.   We hope this helps you chose the right Day Defence for you.
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