EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50
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EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50
This water-resistant, antioxidant-rich body sunscreen offers broad-spectrum sun protection without a thick, oily feel or greasy appearance.

EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50

Based on 272 reviews

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This water-resistant, antioxidant-rich body sunscreen offers broad-spectrum sun protection without a thick, oily feel or greasy appearance.
  • Feels light and weightless on skin
  • Silky texture with a smooth matte finish
  • Ideal for sports & outdoor activities

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Why is it different?
EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 has a light, silky texture and soft finish that doesn’t look or feel like a traditional sunscreen, yet provides a high level of broad-spectrum protection plus age-fighting antioxidants.

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What does it do?
This antioxidant-rich sunscreen may be used on the face and body. The very water-resistant formula is ideal for outdoor activities any time of year! The SPF 50 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures.
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How to use

Use this as that last step in your AM skincare routine for your face or body. Do not apply any other skincare product over it. Apply liberally at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. This sunscreen is water-resistant and can be used for up to 80 minutes while swimming and/or perspiring before needing to be reapplied.

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Research

Biochimie, Sep-Oct 2016, volumes 128-129, pages 163-173

Clinical Cosmetic Investigative Dermatology, September 2015, issue 8, pages 471-477

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2013, issue 1, pages 16-26

Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2008, volume 53, issue 4, pages 163-166

Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, issue 4, pages 327-348

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, issue 5, pages 314-21

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Homosalate 10%, Oxybenzone 6%, Octisalate 5%, Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 2%.
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), PEG-8 (texture-enhancing), Polyethylene (texture-enhancing), Silica (absorbent), Dimethicone (hydration), Picea Excelsa Wood Extract (skin-soothing), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/ antioxidant/skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Titanium Dioxide (texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Bentonite (absorbent), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (texture-enhancing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Polyacrylate (texture-enhancing), Kaolin (absorbent), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservatives), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.1

(based on 272 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (159)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (28)
  • Rubs in well (25)
  • Not greasy (19)
  • Sweatproof (18)
  • Waterproof (14)

Cons

  • Greasy (10)
  • Stings eyes (8)
  • Runs easily (4)
  • Doesn't rub in well (3)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (20)
  • Beach (16)
  • Sports (14)
  • Water sports (10)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (16), Brand buyer (11), Beauty conscious (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7)

Reviewed by 272 customers

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1.0

I think it actually caused damage to my skin

By Irene

from Orange County, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I purchased this for a trip to the Caribbean. My boyfriend and I slathered it on our bodies (not our faces) regularly, mostly sat in the shade and would spend at most, maybe an hour in the sun at a time. We didn't burn, or at least didn't get the classic sunburn, but after we got home, we started peeling really badly like we did get burned. Three weeks later we're both still peeling a lot. So while we avoided immediate sunburn, I think that there was damage done and this sunscreen didn't work as advertised or expected.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Favorite Sunscreen for the whole family

      By Stormy

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        I have sensitive skin, especially on my face. I typically get a tingling, tight or burning sensations with many sunscreens I've tried. But this one does not cause any skin reaction. Just soft, moisturized skin even on my face!
        Same for my son's eczema. He's has very pale skin that burns easily and this sunscreen works well to protect him without causing an eczema flare up.
        My husband works outdoors and really loves it too.

        I just wish I could order some more. It's been out of stock for a little while.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        Love this

        By Like being outside but not burning

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Non-staining so far
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Have to order often, small tube

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        I like to slather this on myself, my husband, and my soon to be 10 months old(once I run out of these gifts: (really small-will leave him chalky-Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 50, and (thick and dry glob-Acure Baby'S Day Out Kit - 3 - 3 Ct). I can see myself using this on my puggle(Pug+Beagle). It is not that pricey(if you reapply and compare it to the other sizes) but it is smallish I wish it would be in an 8 ounce tube with the same price so I would not have to order it often. We live in Texas so it is sunscreen all year long. I used many brands and sprays and lotions such as: Neutrogena, NO-AD, Burt's Bees, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic(has the best fragrance added?), Bullfrog, they are either too thick, leaving a feeling of I-have-been-shrinked-wrapped, or not as good and light as Paula's Choice. Once I rub this sunscreen lotion on my sensitive skin I can feel the difference. I like it that it is not overly perfumed like all the other brands. If I want to wear a fragrance this sunscreen will not compete.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Like all Paula's orders it arrives within 3 days or so of delivery.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        5.0

        My husband and teens LOVE this sunscreen!!

        By Stephany SF

        from San Francisco

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          I tried this as a body sunscreen and I wasn't wowed (I like greasy body sunscreen that has scent). It worked (I didn't get burned) but I shelved it. Then my husband who has just recently decided that I was right & didn't want to get skin cancer or wrinkles had become obsessed with this. Then my sons went to camp and this is the only sunscreen they like to use - it spreads easily, they can apply to their face & doesn't smell. Super bummed because my kid lost his day backpack with sunscreen & now PC is out of stock!

          Service and delivery comments:

          I should have gotten the reoccurring shipments

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          1.0

          I don't think this works at all

          By Rachel

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            I bought this as I have enjoyed every other product from Paula's Choice that I've tried. However, this just didn't work for me. I have pale skin and applied this and let it soak in, and then got in a pool. Apparently water resistant means comes off in the water - I am so sunburnt! The only spot that isn't bright red is between my shoulder blades where I used another brand's spray sunscreen. This was totally ineffective. I'm willing to own that it might have washed off, but sunscreen that doesn't work in the water is pointless. Not a fan at all.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great sunscreen!

            By Janine

            from Kelowna, bc canada

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Non-comedogenic
            • Not Greasy
            • Rubs In Well
            • Sweatproof
            • UVA/UVB Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy SPF 50 - 5 oz:

              This is my daily sunscreen so go through a lot! I like how it moisturizers as well as protects. It's a large tube and not expensive! I usually buy 3 at a time!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Always fast delivery!

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Equal to Japanese sunscreens

              By Miss Conduct

              from Fort Worth, TX

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Effective Protection
              • Not Greasy
              • Rubs In Well

              Cons

              • Stings eyes

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy SPF 50 - 5 oz:

              This is a sunscreen I return to again and again. I use it daily on my neck and chest. It provides the right amount of hydration to that area. I don't like it so well on my face. It IS wonderfully light and non-greasy, but it's shiny like a big dog. I use the Resist Ultra-Light or the Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer for mattifying face protection. Sometimes, if I'm working in the garden during the high sun hours, I do use it on my face, but the high SPF stings my eyes. I don't think that makes it a bad product, because all SPF over 30 stings my eyes.

              I don't have a huge budget, and I don't like to throw a lot of different products at my skin, so I have not tried a large selection of American sunscreens beyond the drugstore brands and PC. I HAVE tried a number of inexpensive Korean and Japanese brands. There are many I use regularly, but none that are any better in my experience than PC sunscreens. She has figured out how to make effective products that aren't heavy like 90-weight gear oil. This makes them worth the price.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Bad reaction

              By Sunscreen Enthusiast

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

              • Doesn't Run
              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes

              Cons

              • Greasy
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy SPF 50 - 5 oz:

                I've only been using this product for two days, but I have to stop and will be returning it right away.

                I've been applying it as the last step in morning routine. I work outdoors, so I have to wear sunscreen every day, all day. I've tried, by my best guess, over a dozen different types of sunscreen, and I wanted to try a PC option after some of the heavy duty, more commonly used brands made me break out.

                First day was fine, it was a little greasier than I expected, but stayed put and didn't melt, even in direct sun. It wasn't until I washed my face that night that I experienced my first problem. I use a very gentle cleanser that has never reacted with any of my other sunscreens, but this one burned as I washed it off. It was a sensation similar to what you'd get if you touched your face after handling hot peppers. Took about 30 minutes to subside completely.

                Second day, figured it was just a bad reaction to my cleanser, and would give it another shot. Did a simple wash in the morning, no soap or any of the cleanser that had reacted with it the night before. Applied the sunscreen, went to work, no issues. Made it halfway through the day, and was reapplying, when my face started burning again. The worst of it went away quickly, but the stinging around my mouth and on my cheeks lasted longer.

                I'm going to switch back to the sunscreens that I've used before, and will hopefully find a PC option that won't react so badly to my skin and other products. I'm sure this one does its job, just not a good choice for me.

                Definitely be careful if you try it, maybe test it on a small area for a full day to make sure your skin and/or other products don't have a bad reaction to it.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Stings, sticky, very thin consistency

                By Susanne

                from California

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Greasy
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy SPF 50 - 5 oz:

                    I just got a sample of this sunscreen and I am not impressed. I use it after exfoliating. I don't like the odor much... it has a strong 'sunscreen' aroma. It stings a little around my nose and upper lip area when I apply it. I really feel like it remains tacky to the touch for too long after application (20 min) though my skin does feel moisturized. I don't think that I will order a full-sized tube of this product.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

                    (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Sunscreen, Too Expensive

                    By Kim- I Love Paula

                    from Orange, CA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Enlarged Pores
                      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                      • Redness/ Blotchiness
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy SPF 50 - 5 oz:

                      This is the best sunscreen I have ever used. It is very light-weight and non-greasy. It is not thick and pasty at all and will not make you look like a snowman after applying it. I have very oily, acne prone skin, and this sunscreen was great. It is long lasting and very effective at preventing sunburns. I also noticed that it really holds up after getting in and out of the water. My husband and 7 year old daughter also love this screen and doesn't irritate their skin as well. I just wish it was less expensive because we really go through it.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily
                      • Age:
                      • 30-44

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