Hydralight Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30

by Paula's Choice Skincare  Hydralight
$26 - 2 fl. oz.
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Hydralight Shine-Free Mineral Complex is a lightweight, non-greasy daytime moisturizer with sunscreen whose fluid, silky texture and soft matte finish (you won't see a hint of shine) are ideal for normal to oily or combination skin. Broad-spectrum protection is provided by gentle mineral actives of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, making this formula ideal for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin, too.

The soft matte finish works beautifully under makeup, so you can skip the foundation primer, and treats your skin to anti-aging ingredients such as green tea and soothing licorice root. This may be among the few facial moisturizers with sunscreen that doesn't feel like sunscreen—and doesn't leave a strong white cast, either!

  • Fragrance-free; suitable for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin.
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Lightweight texture with a powder-like matte finish keeps shine at bay.
  • Defends against signs of aging with antioxidants.
  • Works beautifully under makeup, no need for primer.
  • None.
Paula's Choice Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex with SPF 30 with Antioxidants provides gentle, broad-spectrum mineral-based sun protection in a lightweight lotion that leaves a soft, powder-like, practically imperceptible finish. Its smooth texture applies easily and works beautifully around the eyes and under makeup. Soothing anti-irritants and antioxidants work to repair and strengthen skin so it looks and acts younger. With daily use, skin will resist and repair multiple signs of aging, while maintaining a shine-free appearance.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6%; Titanium Dioxide 2.32% (sunscreens); Other Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (thickener),Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone (silicone slip agents and skin protectants), Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier), Caprylyl Methicone (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate (emollient thickeners), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (film-forming agent), Isohexadecane (dry-finish solvent), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Propylene Glycol (moisture-binding agent), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (emollient), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (anti-irritant),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agents), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Glycerin, Panthenol (skin-repairing ingredients), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Alumina, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (thickeners), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (skin-conditioning agent), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (silicone slip agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Disclosure: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

Paula's Choice products and Paula's work is routinely praised by noted dermatologists and other professionals. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman stated that "I have a lot of respect for Paula Begoun and the way she thoroughly researches her subject. Her recommendations about cosmetics and skin care are deservedly influential." Eminent Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin concurs: "She takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand!"

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

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  1. Keri A.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Oily at first but set in just right in minutes
    • Like most, I have a graveyard of unused face care products. I wanted a product I would be married to. When I applied this moisturizer for the first time, within a few seconds I was concerned b/c it was very greasy looking...I even said to my self..."ohhhh noooooo please don't be greasy - please don't let me down" (lol). After barely a minute my skin absorbed the product and it was true to it's word, I had a nice matte finish. In love!!!

  2. Lee R.
    Reviewed on Friday, July 18, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    I will not be without this.
    • I have combination, oily T zone, 63-year-old, fair, freckled skin, and have never found a satisfactory sunscreen. Many brands tried resulted in burning, increased oil in a T zone which needed protection, skin felt smothered. This product eliminates the need for a primer, and what a primer! I applied this after cleansing and toning, applied PC bronzer, which was still on and looking beautiful at day's end, and T zone oil was still under control. I love multitasking products. Bravo, Paula!

  3. Li O.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Good, but not great
    • After using the non-SPF version of this moisturizer and LOVING it, I thought I'd try this for the daytime. Unfortunately for me, it's just not working out. The texture is ok, but my skin feels pretty dry after 10 minutes or so. I'm hesitant to use more on my face because I do find that it makes my skin look pale and white. I've bought it a few times, just to be sure it wasn't a bad batch, but each time it's the same issues. I'll be looking for something else now, so we'll see.

  4. L O.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • This is such a great product! I have combo skin and it truly does the trick, wonderful under my makeup, powder or liquid! Thanks so much Paula. I don't buy any products without looking them up first! You are wonderful, THANKS!

  5. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    A Winner!
    • Just bought this because I've been looking for a sheer, light, matte mineral sunscreen for my oil skin. Not greasy or sticky and works well under make-up.

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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