Tested on animals:No
Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50, for Normal to Oily/Combination Skin is a water-resistant sunscreen whose lightweight lotion texture blends smoothly over skin and provides a soft matte finish. It has a more elegant feel than many other high-SPF products, and provides sufficient UVA protection thanks to stabilized avobenzone.
The formula contains antioxidants to boost skin's environmental defenses and is great for those who are active outdoors, sweating and/or swimming (though you'll still need to reapply after toweling off). This sunscreen is ideal for normal to oily/combination or breakout-prone skin.
As with similar high-SPF sunscreens, some may find that the high percentage of actives needed to reach SPF 50 might be sensitizing, especially when applied around the eyes. If this applies to you, switch to a mineral sunscreen (active ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide).
- Provides broad-spectrum sun protection in a lightweight lotion texture.
- Sets to a soft matte finish ideal for oily/combination and blemish-prone skin.
- Antioxidants boost skin's environmental defenses.
- Very water-resistant; great for extended outdoor activities.
- Some may find the high percentage of actives sensitizing for use around the eyes.
This antioxidant-rich sunscreen provides broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving a greasy or waxy film on skin. Formulated for the face and body, it may be worn under makeup and is ideal for outdoor activities because it is very water-resistant. Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 slips on smoothly and leaves skin with a softly radiant matte finish.
Active Ingredients: Homosalate 10%, Oxybenzone 6%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2% (all FDA-approved sunscreen ingredients). Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-8 (thickeners), Polyethylene (thickeners), Silica (dry finish slip agent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Picea Excelsa Wood Extract (anti-inflammatory agent), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin-based antioxidants), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin-based antioxidants), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidants), Titanium Dioxide (thickener/opacifying agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Bentonite (absorbent), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (emulsifier), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming/waterproofing agents), Sodium Polyacrylate (film-forming/waterproofing agents), Kaolin (thickener/absorbent), Ethylhexylglycerin (water-binding agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Chlorphenesin (preservatives).
Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance
Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.
As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable.
The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.
Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.
Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.
For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.