A transparent-on-all-skin-tones SPF 30 formula packed with antioxidants to prevent signs of environmental aging.

Written By LENA RAFF


We here at VIOLET GREY routinely turn to Dr. Dennis Gross’s powerful products to reverse the signs of sun damage (hello, FacewarePro and Daily Peel Pads), so it felt only natural to trust that his SPF would be equally as effective at preventing sun damage. As we always say, prevention is much easier than correction when it comes to skin care, so it is important to start your day with a good sunscreen. With what is shaping up to be one of the most social and sun-drenched summers of our lives, we were eager to get our hands on Dr. Gross’s new SPF.


As beauty people, VIOLET STAFFERS are very particular about our SPF: Will it be chalky? Clog pores? Irritate sensitive skin? Damage coral reefs? No, no, and no. Claiming to protect against UVA/UVB rays and blue light, this formula boasts that it is appropriate for all skin tones and types, plus is reef safe. Naturally, we knew we had to get it into the hands of our Committee of Industry Experts to put it to the test.

“I am thrilled to have this protective lightweight formula as part of my AM routine–it feels more like a moisturizer than a sunscreen.” –  MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist

“A lot of SPFs can pill on the skin throughout the day, but this cream provides transparent moisture all day without any sort of flaking.” – SAM MCKNIGHT, Hairstylist

“This lightweight formula applies like a serum and leaves a ‘glow up’ finish.” – MICHELLE SAUNDERS, Nail Artist 


Testers were immediately enamored, reporting back that this sunscreen absorbs easily into both dry and oily skin, performs extremely well under makeup, and leaves a glowy finish. Committee members were impressed that it not only provides broad-spectrum sun protection, but also defends against blue light and other environmental stressors, helping to prevent wrinkles as well as dark spots. The fact that this formula is fragrance-free was the cherry on top of this new go-to summer staple. By unanimous decision, the All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and is a welcome addition to THE SHELVES.


The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s Committee of Industry Experts separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.