Daily Protection Body Lotion SPF 15
13.5 fl. oz. for $9.99
Last Updated:09.03.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a lighter-weight, but still moisturizing version of Eucerin’s Daily Protection Face Lotion SPF 30. In this case, the SPF rating is lower, but it still provides UVA protection via its in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen. Cost-wise, it’s quite a value as an all-over sunscreen. Those with normal to dry skin will find this works well as a facial moisturizer, too, though it is short on the bells and whistles that many other facial moisturizers with sunscreen do provide. Unlike the facial version of this product, Eucerin included an antioxidant (vitamin E) in this version.

Note: This product was recently downgraded from three stars to two stars, which is considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater. This revised recommendation is due to the fact that most people are not applying sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous. See the More Info section for additional details.

More Info:

Sunscreen Downgraded Due to Low SPF (SPF 15-20): This product was recently downgraded from its previous rating to two stars, which is still considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater, with SPF ratings between 25 and 30 falling into the acceptable range.

This revised recommendation is because most do not apply sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous.

While this sunscreen will provide the SPF number on the label and has UVA-protecting ingredients, no sunscreen with an SPF lower than 20 will rate higher than two stars in Beautypedia. For more information on our criteria for rating sunscreens, please visit the Best Sunscreens or Best Moisturizers with Sunscreen section of the site.

Applying an SPF 15-rated sunscreen under a foundation, tinted moisturizer, or BB cream that offers broad-spectrum SPF 25+ will take far better care of your skin. This layering approach ensures your skin gets sufficient sun protection even if you're not applying liberally.


Eucerin Daily Protection Body Lotion SPF 15 offers protection from incidental sun exposure and free radical damage while intensive moisturizers relieve your dry skin. Formulated with a blend of sunscreens including titanium dioxide, it provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to help prevent skin aging, long-term skin damage and skin cancer. Anti-oxidant enriched with Vitamin E to help protect from free radical damage. Non-greasy, moisturizing formula is clinically proven to relieve dry skin for 24 hours.


Active: Active Ingredients (sunscreens): Homosalate 5.0%, Octinoxate 5.0%, Octisalate 4.0%, Titanium Dioxide 1.0%. Other: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Urea, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Lactate, Arginine HCL, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), PEG-40 Castor Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Lactic Acid, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Potassium Sorbate

Brand Overview

Eucerin At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely distributed; fragrance-free cleansers; some good body washes and body moisturizers; widely available.

Weaknesses: Anti-redness products that added questionable ingredients instead of increasing the anti-inflammatory agents; nothing for acne-prone skin; jar packaging; some standard body lotions that are OK for dry skin but "OK" isn't good enough.

This drugstore staple line claims to be dermatologist-preferred skin care, but any dermatologist who recommends this line in its entirety without reservation needs a crash course in what skin really needs to be protected and look its best.

There are some basic products that a dermatologist would want to consider, but Eucerin falls short in products to address acne. Further, their latest facial skincare products aren't keeping pace with what industry frontrunners are doing in an effort to create elegant, effective products. For example, serums from Olay, Neutrogena, and Aveeno have much more interesting formulations, while moisturizers from many other drugstore lines (including Nivea, which is owned by Eucerin parent company Beiersdorf) include a greater complement of antioxidants and ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin. Eucerin is making some strides here, though, which is an encouraging sign.

A major pro for this line is that all of the products are fragrance-free. Although that's helpful for all skin types, it certainly isn't compelling enough for dermatologists to green-light this line without cautions about which products to avoid.

For more information about Eucerin, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.eucerin.com.

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Pretty good value

I'm obsessive about sunscreen. During the colder months, I like using a sunscreen on exposed skin and don't like a greasy, heavy one. I prefer a pump bottle and really don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it (therefore I use it more liberally). This pretty good and price is great! I love the titanium dioxide. No scent. It is a little on the thick side, I wish it had a drier finish which is my only complaint.

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Help...Change in formulation and suncreen

This body moisturizer w/ sunscreen was definitely a good value for the price. But now I feel discouraged to use it because, as with a lot of well formulated products, the formulation and sunscreen content within this product has changed and not for the better. It no longer consists of the mineral sunscreen titanium dioxide, instead there has been an inclusion of avobenzone. Also, some skin improving ingredients such as urea, lactic acid, etc. have also been removed from the formulation.

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Nadia, V.
Great for daily use

I am concerned with too much daily/occasional sun exposure, and this is a good value for body lotion with SPF 15. I use it as a daily base layer lotion on my hand/arms/legs, If it's a day out in the sun an layer of SPF 25+ goes on top. The combination of chemical sunblock plus titanium dioxide means that I get steady coverage in an normal day darting off the bus to the office (I noticed one January years ago my neck was darker than my face, the one reason I started wearing a base layer SPF 15 throughohut the year). It's a little thick and is a bit greasy even to my dry skin, but the titanium does not mark my clothing and its' a decent moisturizing lotion. Would prefer better absorbtion and thinner texture

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