08.30.2016
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CLEAR Ultra-Light Daily Mattifying Fluid Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+
2 fl. oz. for $33
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Last Updated:08.30.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

CLEAR Ultra-Light Daily Mattifying Fluid SPF 30+ pairs an in-part avobenzone sunscreen in an almost-liquid formula that feels exceptionally light and silky as it provides broad-spectrum sun protection.

Many people with acne forgo sunscreen because they cannot find one that feels light and non-greasy—problems this product aims to solve, and it does an impressive job. The fragrance-free, antioxidant-enriched formula works well under makeup and its super-light texture makes it ideal for those prone to clogged pores.

One more comment: Although this feels matte, the active ingredients do leave a bit of sheen on skin, so this may be viewed by some as not having a matte finish.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Unbelievably light texture works well under makeup.
  • Contains soothing plant extracts to help calm redness.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Ideal for those prone to clogged pores.
Cons:
  • Does not set to a completely matte finish, as the active ingredients leave a bit of sheen on skin.
Community Reviews
Claims

Specially formulated with advanced dispersion technology, this first-of-its-kind lotion has a water-light, fluid texture that’s unbelievably weightless and provides high daily broad-spectrum sun protection. Its non-greasy, liquid texture sets to a soft finish, while a blend of soothing, plant-based antioxidants calms redness. Ideal for use under makeup and gentle enough for use around the eyes.

Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.0%, Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 2.0%. Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Silica (absorbent), Dimethicone (hydration), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (chamomile extract/skin-soothing/calms redness), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract(green tee extract/antioxidant), Peucedanum Graveolens Extract (dill/antioxidant), Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, (black elderberry extract/antioxidant), Avena Sativa Bran Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Punica Granatum Extract (pomegranate extract/antioxidant), Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract (goji fruit/antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Titanium Dioxide (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (hydration), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (hydration), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Sodium Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Sodium Benzoate (stabilizers), Potassium Sorbate (stabilizers), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Brand Overview

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.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.


Beautypedia cuts through the hype to bring you product insights and recommendations you won’t find anywhere else!

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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.