Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 {Review & Competition}

Finding a good skin care product can quite literally be life-changing. To me, finding the Dermalogica range of skin products was just that – I have no idea why it took me as long as it has. Well, I do – just like most other mothers, I find it incredibly hard to spend money on myself. Anyway, I digress.

One of the earliest lessons I learned from the women in my family was to protect my skin from the sun at all costs. My great-grandmother and grandmother both had skin that looked like it was chiseled out of marble until a remarkably late age. My own mother (who went through a stint of tanning with cooking oil and coke) also aged incredibly well, but due to her antics developed a severe skin allergy. Maybe it is good genes, but I do think there is something terrifying about the sun, the UV rays and the devastating effects it can have on our skin.

With long summer days just around the corner, it’s time to start upping our sun skin protection game (to be clear, you should be wearing some sort of UV protection all-year round). Long gone are the days when applying sunscreen meant donning a greasy, pore-clogging mask with a side of ashiness and telltale white smears. The next generation of SPF not only nixes these common annoyances, but fits into your daily skin care and make-up routine effortlessly. There is no excuse not to give your skin the protection it needs. You don’t have to spend a fortune to protect your skin from the sun, with plenty of budget sun lotions, sun creams, milks and oils all doing a decent job at protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays. But if you want to combine your sunscreen with good skin care, that’s another issue altogether – and usually means being more willing to splash the cash.

Which brings me to the Dermalogica Protection 50 SPF50 – trust me when we say this stuff absorbs in about two seconds and doesn’t leave any greasy residue whatsoever. Sport and fitness enthusiasts will love this high-factor, water-resistant and all-natural sunscreen that protects against the sun’s harmful rays even when you sweat. Good for all skin types, you can feel it nourishing the skin.

I have tried several natural and organic sun care lotions over the years, and they either leave me with skin that is too greasy, white as a ghost, streaky or the smell is unbearable. The Dermalogica Protection 50 SPF50 is by far the best one I have tried, and blends perfectly with my foundation which is an added bonus. It does not have an overwhelming fragrance and the consistency of the product makes it extremely easy to apply.

The only downside is the hefty price tag of R599 for 156ml, but I suppose it depends on what you want out of your sun protection lotion and what you are willing to spend to get it. Dermalogica South Africa does have an amazing promotion running until 30 September 2018, in which customers can receive a FREE Dermalogica Protection 50 SPF50 when they purchase any two full-size Dermalogica products at any Dermalogica concept store or online at


  • Water-resistant (40 minutes) formula is perfect for the sport enthusiast.
  • Sophisticated Oleosome Technology helps powerfully defend skin against the sun’s damaging rays and keep skin hydrated.
  • Feather-light formula blends smoothly into skin without leaving an uncomfortable film.

How To Use…

Use daily on face and body for year-round protection against sun damage. Apply liberally and evenly to skin, preferably 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Pay special attention to commonly exposed areas, such as the hands. For continuous protection, apply regularly and reapply as needed after swimming and exercise.


Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetearyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Dimethyl Capramide, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Artemisia Pallens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.


COMPETITION! We are running a competition over on our Instagram where you can win a Dermalogica Protection 50 SPF50 worth R599! Click here to enter or click on the image below.

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* COMPETITION * Stand to win a @dermalogicasa protection sport 50 spf50 valued at R599! All you have to do is: 1. Make sure you are following @caffeineandfairydust & @dermalogicasa 2. Leave a comment and tell me what your favourite part of Summer is 3. Like this post Easy peasy! Winner will be announced on 2 October 2018 ….. ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ (Suitable for all skin types and to use on kids) Dermalogica also has a promotion running on this product until 30 September 2018, in which customers can receive a FREE protection 50 spf50 (worth R599), when they purchase any 2 full-size Dermalogica products at any Dermalogica concept store or online at – time to get ready for summer!!! ⛱️🐚🌊 I will post a review shortly, but let's just say – it's the best sun lotion money can buy ☀️ #sunprotection #dermalogicasa #competition #giveaway #skincare

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Disclaimer: I was sent this product by Dermalogica for review purposes, all opinions are my own and posting a review is at my discretion. 

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