HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30
Based on 310 reviews

Images

HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30
This antioxidant-enriched formula provides gentle, pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature aging.

HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30

Based on 310 reviews

Details

This antioxidant-enriched formula provides gentle, pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature aging.
  • Diminishes the appearance of redness
  • Renews skin tone and vibrancy
  • Lightweight lotion leaves a soft matte finish
Skin Types:
Combination Skin

Add to cart options

Promotions

Variations

Add to cart options

Product Actions

-
+

Additional Information

Why is it different?
HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30 with Antioxidants provides gentle, broad-spectrum pure mineral sun protection in a lightweight lotion that leaves a soft imperceptible finish on skin. Its smooth texture applies easily and works beautifully around the eyes and under makeup. Soothing ingredients work to restore skin and defend against environment concerns.

Collapse
What does it do?
Provides ample hydration and vital broad spectrum sun protection while delivering a soft matte, naturally radiant complexion with potent but lightweight hydration. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and even suitable for skin prone to rosacea.
Collapse
How to use

Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.

Collapse
Collapse
Show details

Recommended For You

Research

Experimental Dermatology, June 2011, pages 477–482

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 2011, pages 178–187

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, August 2009, pages 56–59

British Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23–34

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2008, pages S139–S148

Acta-Dermatovenereologica Croatia, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2007, pages 92-95 and Volume 11, Issue 3, 2003, pages 158–162

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2007, pages 1–4

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6%; Titanium Dioxide 2.32% (sunscreens).
Other Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80 (texture enhancers), Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollients), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancesr), 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 (soothing agent),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agents), Allantoin (soothing agent), Glycerin, Panthenol (skin-replenishing ingredients), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Alumina, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture enhancers), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (skin-conditioning agent), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.2

(based on 310 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (185)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (46)
  • Not greasy (42)
  • Rubs in well (36)
  • Non-comedogenic (10)
  • UVA/UVB protection (9)

Cons

  • Greasy (10)
  • Doesn't rub in well (9)
  • Runs easily (6)
  • Smells bad (3)
  • Stings eyes (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (54)
  • Beach (9)
  • Sports (8)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Water sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (25), Budget shopper (17), Beauty conscious (4), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6)

Reviewed by 310 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Love love love

By Molly

from Rochester NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin

    Thank you so much for bringing this back!! I was distraught when this product was discontinued. I apply it every day after cleansing, toning and using serums. It never irritates my skin and I can apply a primer afterwards with zero issues. Five stars!!

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

    Just the best - I recommend this to all my friends

    By Jane

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      This is the best facial moisturizer with sunscreen I have used. Please do not ever discontinue it!!
      Chemical sunscreen makes my eyes sting but most physical sunscreen doesn't rub in very well. This stuff is magic - it rubs in easily and feels totally weightless. I also noticed that my acne improved after I started using this on a daily basis. One bottle lasts me about 4 months of daily use. Highly recommended!

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

      Doesn't smell like sunscreen!!!

      By Gallerina

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Doesn't stink like sunscreen
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Absolutely the best facial sunscreen I have ever used. I am so happy that Paula's Choice has brought this product back. Please never discontinue!
        The only mineral sunscreen product that doesn't make me look like a white ghost and that doesn't smell like anything. Never irritated my skin and never broke me out. Love it so much!

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

        Exceeded my expectations!

        By Hildy

        from Illinois

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          I love Paula's Choice products but have failed to enjoy any SPF moisturizers in the past. They are always greasy, burn my eyes & never feel adequately moisturizing. My age spots are accelerating and I wanted to try again & see if I could find a suitable product. After reading reviews...I was so hopeful. I am pleased to say this product exceeded my expectations! Moisturizing, non-greasy & comfortable near the eyes. So pleased...

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

          The Perfect Sunscreen For Super Sensitive, Combination Skin!

          By Mike

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Sensitive Skin

            Hydralight Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30 works wonders for me as it provides adequate sun protection, lightly hydrates, is truly shine-free, leaves virtually no white cast even when applied liberally and causes no redness or irritation! I have very sensitive skin that went from oily to combination when I started using Retin-A and I can only use mineral-based sunscreens since chemical sunscreens severely irritate my skin. Most skin care products cause some form of redness on my face anyway, however this product does not. Plus, unlike many other mineral-based sunscreens, this product is not heavy or greasy.

            From other reviews it seems this product had been discontinued then brought back due to customer demand. Please don't ever discontinue it again. I will never use anything else!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Super fast delivery as always.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
             
            2.0

            I wanted to like it so bad...

            By Moony

            from Canada

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • broke me out
            • Irritates Skin
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              I am so disappointed with that product, I wanted to love it so bad! I have combo/dry/sensitive/dehydrated skin and this looked amazing because it's very light so it would not clog my pores while still hydrating my skin. Don't get me wrong, it does hydrate the skin, but it's not crazy moisturizing. My chin and cheeks, which are the driest part of my face, were still a little dry, but the rest of my face was okay. The real problem is that it broke me out so bad! The last time I used a product that broke me out like that it was a super drying acne treatment. My theory is that it has something to do with the whole sunscreen thing. I am sad because I really wanted to like it, but I guess it's just not for me. I may try the moisture boost line.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              3.0

              Not for super oily skin

              By Karen

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Minimalist

              Pros

              • Moisturizes

              Cons

              • Greasy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              There's not much of a matte finish as I thought. You can definitely tell it's a sunscreen because it does its job, but it still leaves an oily residue.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              A sunscreen that I didn't hate!!

              By Joey

              from Maryland

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Non-comedogenic
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                It took me a long time to find a sunscreen that didn't feel awful on my face, but this is the one! As far as my skin is concerned, this is the Skin Balancing Invisible Gel but with SPF. Big thanks to PC customer service for helping me decide on this one; it's exactly what I needed.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My favorite SPF!

                By Echoic

                from San Mateo, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                  I'm so happy they brought this back! I tried the Calming Redness SPF they suggested as the replacement but it was much to runny in texture. Hydralight is great because it goes on smoothly and doesn't make my face feel dry. There is a slight tint due to the mineral sunscreen, but it goes away quickly once you rub it in.

                  (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I want to weep with joy!

                  By skeeleyma

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                    This product was my introduction to mineral sunscreens and I've never looked back (sorry Avobenzone!) I was practically in despair when it was discontinued. I've tried other mineral based sunscreens, available from drugstores, but nothing beats Hydralight's multi-purpose perfection. It serves as a combination moisturizer, serum, sunscreen and I would no more start my mornings without it than I would without coffee. It soaks into the skin beautifully without feeling sticky. There's a very very slight sheen immediately after applying and at first it does appear to make your skin look lighter, but both effects fade quickly enough. The feeling on the skin at first application is almost a fluffy, mousse-like sensation. It's not at all heavy or gloppy. You don't feel any of the greasiness that's common to chemical sunscreens - even the best formulated ones. THANK YOU, Paula's Choice, for bringing this product back!!!

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »