Defender SPF 30

One look at U BEAUTY’s founder and you will be sold on this treatment. Seriously–just Google Tina Chen Craig. (You’re welcome.)



U BEAUTY founder Tina Chen Craig has made it her mission to simplify skin care and eliminate the need for multiple products. Her (ahem, double patent-pending) SIREN capsule technology penetrates deep into the dermis and targets damaged cells while leaving healthy cells to thrive, greatly reducing the chance of irritation and allowing even sensitive skins to take advantage of powerful ingredients and formulas that work.

Craig first knocked the socks off of VIOLET STAFFERS and our Committee of Industry Experts with the now-famous Resurfacing Compound, a potent formula that bestows upon skin the perfect blend of retinol, vitamin C, AHAs, and other superstar ingredients, leading to firmer, brighter, more even skin without any irritation. From there, she wowed us with two more products that flew off THE SHELVES, and made devotees of many VIOLET GREY shoppers–The Super Hydrator and The SCULPT Arm Compound, each powered by their own iteration of the SIREN capsule.

With three mega-hits already under her belt, all Craig and the U BEAUTY team had to say was “new” and they had our full and undivided attention. Little did we know what a treat we were in for.


The Multimodal Defender is truly what skin care dreams are made of. Powered by SUN-SIREN technology, this silky balm addresses all of the causes and visible signs of environmental aging, correcting past sun damage by brightening dark spots and smoothing wrinkles. Zinc Oxide provides physical broad spectrum protection against not only UVA and UVB rays, but blue light and infrared exposure as well and cools the skin to combat heat-induced stress and pigmentation while vitamin C promotes cell turnover and collagen production. And, if that wasn’t enough, it is also packed full of hyaluronic acid and shea butter to hydrate and nourish. Naturally, we had to get it into the hands of our Committee of Industry Experts ASAP. 

“Like all of the U BEAUTY products I have tested, the Multimodal Defense has a lovely texture and is very hydrating. Excellent under makeup!”  

– ROBIN BLACK, Makeup Artist and Photographer

““I absolutely love the Multimodal Defender! It evens out uneven skin tone, minimizes light blemishes, provides protection against the sun, and leaves a silky texture on the skin that feels amazing.” 

– SASCHA BRUER, Hairstylist

“This multi-tasking broad-spectrum SPF is really cool. It not only protects from UVA, UVB, and HEV light, the SIREN capsule technology specifically works to inhibit key enzymes that produce melanin. As someone who suffers from melasma, this product is really appealing to me.” 

– GINA Mari, Esthetician


Testers were impressed by the results, reporting significant reduction of pigmentation, improved texture, and they loved the easy-to-use (even over makeup and throughout the day) nature of this powerhouse product. Therefore, the Multimodal Defender Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is officially VIOLET CODE APPROVED and has earned a place on 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.