Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+

Goodbye, acne. Hello, sun protection. This water-light, shine-free fluid minimizes pores and protects you from sun damage so acne heals faster.
Item #: 613
  • Acne Breakouts, Enlarged Pores
  • Combination, Oily Skin
  • Prevent wrinkles and keep excess oil in check
  • Water-light texture

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Customer Ratings:

73 out of 100
(Based on 78 Reviews)
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  1. Jamie
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 23, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Holy grail!
    • I've been looking for a sunscreen for so long that doesn't break me out or leave my skin dry & this is it! I noticed a lot of people complaining that it left them greasy/shiny- I have incredibly oily skin so yes, I did notice that too but that just seems to be the nature of sunscreens. I just pat either a powder on top or a primer (Bare Minerals Prime Time is a great option) & I'm good to go!

  2. Erin E.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, May 06, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    It's Ok
    • This is by far one of the lightest suncreens I have tried. Unfortunately, it still sits heavy on my skin. I applied this in the morning on top of the PC Moisture Gel and my skin felt slightly greasy. I thought that this would dissipate, but no, by the end of the day my skin was very oily and it was pretty noticeable. Don't get me wrong this is a nice product and I will continue to use, but only during times when I am not wearing makeup and need sun protection.

  3. Evan T
    Reviewed on Tuesday, May 05, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Matte when first applied, quickly greases up
    • I'm forever on the search for a sunscreen that works and doesn't irritate my insanely sensitive skin. Pros: The liquid is easy and pleasant to apply It doesn't "pill" like some products do Genuinely doesn't irritate my skin, except high on my cheeks Seems to work as sunscreen Cons: The price The matte effect doesn't last. It looks oily by mid-morning. I've gotten some blackhead for the first time ever since starting this product.

  4. ALYSSA M.
    Reviewed on Monday, May 04, 2015
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Good potentially, but not for me.
    • I wanted to really like this because my skin tends to get very shiny. I wear the 2% BHA liquid under makeup and as smooth and easily absorbent as it is, it does tend to make me pretty greasy. But this moisturizer left me shiny across my forehead and cheeks and unbearably flaky around my mouth and chin. If you don't have problem combo skin and are willing to work out a ratio that works for you, I will say I love how thin and smooth this formula is, but it didn't work for me, unfortunately.

  5. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, April 27, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Feels lightweight, but looks greasy
    • Very lightweight, glides over skin and spreads easily. Chemical sunscreens often irritate my skin as this one did, but it was far less irritating than most. However it left me VERY shiny. I actually like a slight sheen from my lotion and leave most of my face unpowdered to preserve it. However this one isn't dewy, rather it looks greasy. I only get oily on my nose but this was greasy everywhere, even on drier areas. Not flattering. But if you like to use powder all over anyway it might be ok.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, April 27, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  6. Donna C
    Reviewed on Monday, April 27, 2015
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Very Nice
    • I like this sunscreen. It's a very nice liquid consistency so it doesn't feel like I'm putting a putty shield on my face. I don't seem to have any more breakouts while using this than is usual for me. My skin is OILY! No matter what I do, my face is always oily. This sunscreen doesn't seem to make it feel oilier. If it's a humid day, there is nothing that will stop the oiliness, whether I use any type of moisturizer, makeup, or nothing at all. That's just my face, not this sunscreen.

  7. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    Bad reaction
    • This is the second worst product I have ever put on my face in terms of me reacting to it. Lots of bumps and redness. I know that it was probably because of the chemical actives. I know now to never buy another chemical sunscreen ever again.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  8. Shirley S
    Reviewed on Monday, April 20, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    great grandma is 70
    • This stuff is so different to anything I have ever used. It leaves s super matte finish, no greasy breakthroughs. I love it...

  9. Iris B.
    Reviewed on Friday, April 03, 2015
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Not moisturizing enough
    • I have combination skin with breakouts and bought this product as well as other acne skincare products but had to discontinue its use because it was nowhere near moisturizing enough and was making my skin breakout even more. Hard to find a product that will provide enough moisture without making my skin greasy!

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, April 06, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  10. Tatiana F.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    AMAZING
    • This is the best moisturizer I have ever used! Does not leave a greasy sunscreen residue. It really hydrates your skin and leaves it feeling so smooth and silky. Yes it's liquid-like so don't squeeze the bottle too tightly. Be gentle. I actually love the fluid texture... it lasts longer because it spreads so well. Btw this is the exact same product as the Resist Daily Fluid with Spf 50... The ingredient list is identical so save yourself a few bucks and buy this one from the Clear line instead!

  11. BC
    Reviewed on Thursday, February 19, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Water-Light Goodness
    • This product is watery, so it is exceptionally easy to spread across the skin. I love its watery texture - very lightweight and smooth. Not greasy at all. It feels like I'm not wearing any product at all! I have combination skin, and was previously using Olay Complete SPF 15, and this product is lighter and less shiny than Olay's. The product descriptions on the site are spot on. Thank you for the honest descriptions and such an amazing product. Water-light goodness!

  12. Saigh C.
    Reviewed on Saturday, January 31, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Clogged my pores
    • I wish this sunscreen had worked out for me, but I'm not surprised it didn't. It looks fantastic under makeup, doesn't leave a white cast, doesn't feel greasy and is just overall a great sunscreen. Unfortunately, it clogged my pores just like every other sunscreen I've tried :( I bought 7 samples of this hoping it would work out. I've tried the Resist Daily Fluid SPF 50, a few Neutrogena ones and so far have had no luck. My search continues...

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, February 02, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can help find a product that works best for your skin type!

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  13. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Thursday, January 22, 2015
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    If Only
    • I love PC and I really wanted to love this sunscreen. The texture and weight is fantastic, doesn't feel too heavy on my oily/combination skin. I also like how it includes green tea extract and other antioxidants. Only problem is that it is NOT mattifying (at least on my skin). When I wear this my skin becomes very slick. I guess I will keep it for days that I'm just around the house, but I wouldn't wear it under makeup or for an average hot day.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Friday, January 23, 2015

    Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  14. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, January 10, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Amazing SPF
    • This is very close to a HG SPF product for me. The texture is truly light; there is no typical SPF stink; it does not sting even though this is a chemical SPF; it goes into my skin and does not roll off; and it provides enough hydration even on my drier cheeks. And the name is correct also when it comes to mattifying: I usually have shine in the T-zone by 10 am, and I noticed that it doesn't appear now until the afternoon. I will definitely be reordering.

  15. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Sunday, January 04, 2015
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    A wonderful sunscreen
    • A truly outstanding sunscreen for oily, blemished skin. Question: will this ever be labelled SPF 50 considering it is the same formulation as the RESIST sunscreen for oily skin?

  16. ANGIE R.
    Reviewed on Monday, December 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Only sunscreen that doesn't cause breakouts!
    • I have never been able to use sunscreen on my face for more than a day or two before I'd end up covered in deep acne... until PC came out with this Clear sunscreen! I trusted the Clear line and was willing to try this. Not only do I NOT break out with this, but my skin tone has evened out beautifully and the dark spots on my face are fading. I use this every day, and can even sleep with it on and not suffer breakouts! I do need the stop-shine liquid as this is not mattifying, but I love it!

  17. Sarah C.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    My new go-to moisturizer
    • This has been the best moisturizer I've used in a long time! I have combination skin, but a very oily T-zone, and most moisturizers just make it worse, or leave an oily residue on my skin. This product is super light-weight, non-greasy, and my skin is noticeably less oily. I'm shocked at some of the poor reviews because it definitely worked the way it's described on my skin. And the sunscreen is an added bonuses. Love this product!

  18. M K.
    Reviewed on Thursday, December 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Only sunscreen I will ever use on my face
    • I loved the super light texture so I had to buy the full size! No white casts, non-oily, no breakouts, my skin just loves this product. By the way I always wondered what SPF+ actually means. I noticed that Clear sunscreen is the only sunscreen with plus at the end. What's the difference between SPF and SPF+? How long does SPF30+ last? and do I need to reapply the product after certain hours during the day (assuming that I'm not perspirating)?

  19. Anna J.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    helped with acne, but oily
    • I really hoped this would work, but even though I only have combination skin, this product made me oily and shiny like none of the other PC sunscreens. But on the plus side, it didn't irritate or break me out.

  20. SARAH
    Reviewed on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Best light moisturizer for mild acne/sensitive skin
    • Love this moisturizer! I have acne prone (mild) and sensitive skin. This doesn't cause me to break out and does not sting my skin. This moisturizer is very runny/light so it is very easy to spread on the skin and absorbs quickly. Please make a version of this moisturizer without spf so I can use as my evening/pm moisturizer as well!

  21. Jenn
    Reviewed on Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    20 out of 100
    • Rating
      Worst / 4
    not mattifying at all
    • I ordered this hoping that i'd finally found a moisturizer that wouldn't make me an oil slick as i have very oily skin. I was wrong :( I've gone back to the lightweight antioxidant serum instead.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Thursday, November 06, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for your comments - we're sorry to hear this did work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team to see if they can help you with an exchange or refund.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  22. anabel b.
    Reviewed on Monday, October 27, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Big NO for my skin
    • Maybe it is just my skin but this product did not work out for me. First of all ... I patiently waited for this product to be released thinking that it would be a great stunner time investment since it "mattifies" and has sun protection. I gave this product a fair shot (close to 3months) before I just had to stop using it. It broke me out like nothing ever has.. Now I have scars and dark spots because I decided to use my fingers to ease my break outs... I also felt and looked like a grease ball

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Hi, and thanks for your comments - we're sorry to hear this didn't work for you! We encourage you to reach out to our Customer Care team, who might be able to help find an alternate product that will work better for you.

    —Paula's Choice
  23. Lelah W.
    Reviewed on Saturday, October 25, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love This Sun Screen!
    • I'm in my mid 50s and I'm so happy to have tried this sun screen. This is the first product that I've been able to use that doesn't break out my oily skin. I wish I'd had it when I was in my 20s and 30s and frying myself on the beaches of Miami! It would have prevented a lot of the skin problems I'm facing now. No, it doesn't have a matte finish but it's got a super light texture and is non greasy. It's also non drying and does moisturize. Finally, a sun screen I can use on my face!

  24. Cecilia S.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    oil bucket
    • This caused my skin to become so oily I was blotting every hour. I went back to estee lauder day wear spf 50 and I've only blotted twice.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    We're sorry this sunscreen didn't work well for your oily skin. Please contact us to arrange for a return or exchange. Also, consider applying our Shine Stopper over or under the DayWear product. You may find you prefer this to blotting papers, as it provides long-lasting shine control.
     

    —Admin
  25. AMANDA P.
    Reviewed on Monday, October 20, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Finally sun protection I can wear everyday
    • For me, this product delivers exactly what was promised. I have been using this product 4-5 times per week for about 4 months on my combination, acne-prone, sensitive skin. This is one of the only products (including other Paula's Choice products I have tried) that I can realistically wear on a daily basis that doesn't cause my skin to break out or develop red/sensitive patches. We will see how it holds up in the winter, but so far it looks promising. Well done!

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What makes this product unique?
If you have oily, breakout-prone skin, Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+ is the daytime moisturizer with sunscreen you’ve been waiting for! 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 that keeps your skin clear, smooth, and healthy.

Its non-greasy, liquid texture sets to a soft finish that minimizes the appearance of pores and keeps excess shine in check. A blend of soothing, plant-based antioxidants works to fade red marks and stimulate collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin. Ideal for use under makeup (so you can skip the foundation primer) and gentle enough for use around the eyes.

Who is this product for?
Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+ is for anyone with breakout-prone skin who wants a moisturizer with sunscreen that feels super-light, and keeps excess oil in check while minimizing enlarged pores. Ideal for those struggling with oily skin, enlarged pores, and signs of aging.

Expiration Date 4/2016

Sources to support the claims made for Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, February 2013, pages 429–440; Cutis, December 2012, pages 321–326 and August 2005, pages 15–18; Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, November 2012, pages 37–47; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 2012, pages 1,013–1,024; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2012, pages 742–746 and July 2008, Supplement, pages S2–S6; Dermatologic Therapy, May-June 2012, pages 252–259; Lipids in Health and Disease, December 2010, ePublication; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Volume 10, Supplement, 2009, pages 1–6; and Clinical Experiments in Dermatology, January 2007, pages 88-90.

Key Ingredients: octocrylene, black elderberry, hydrogenated lecithin, green tea, goji fruit extract, octinoxate, matricaria flower extract, octisalate, dill extract, tocopherol, glycerin, oat bran extract, grape seed extract, pomegranate extract, avobenzone

Product Ingredients:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 2.00%, Avobenzone 2.00% Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Silica (absorbent agent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Black Elderberry) Fruit Extract (antioxidants), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract (anti-irritant), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract (antioxidants), Hydrogenated Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Titanium Dioxide (thickener/opacifying agent), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone slip agent), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (skin protectant), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (stabilizers, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (film-forming/suspending agent), Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carbomer (thickeners), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

DIRECTIONS: Use as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Apply liberally to face, eye area, and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours if skin is exposed to sun.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.

Why isn’t there a nighttime moisturizer in the Clear line?

There may be one at some point, but for now our Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel works beautifully as a nighttime moisturizer when using Clear. For extra anti-aging ingredients without making breakouts worse, you can also use our Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator.

Does Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+ absorb excess oil as well as the Skin Balancing SPF 30 product?

Yes, if not better, though it always depends on the other products you apply beforehand. For example, an emollient cleanser or moisturizer will prevent adequate oil absorption. You will find that Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid does a wonderful job keeping excess shine in check while not feeling the least bit slick or heavy on skin.

Does Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+ have acne-fighting properties?

Not directly. Its ultra-light texture is unlikely to make breakouts worse, and simply protecting skin from daily sun damage means it will act younger and heal faster and more efficiently than if it were routinely exposed to damaging UV light. One more bonus: The antioxidants this product contains not only help fight multiple signs of aging, they also work to speed healing of red marks from past breakouts!

Will Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid SPF 30+ cause me to breakout?

Although we cannot state with 100% certainty that any product, whether from Paula’s Choice or another brand, won’t cause breakouts, we’re confident stating that it’s extremely unlikely that this Clear daytime moisturizer will cause breakouts. Not only is the formula super-light, but it lacks the heavier thickening agents and potentially pore-clogging ingredients found in moisturizers with a creamy texture.

Is Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid drying? If my skin is dry and I have breakouts, can I use this?

Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid is best for normal, combination, or oily skin prone to breakouts. Those with dry skin and breakouts are likely to feel this product doesn’t provide the moisture their skin needs, so should consider our Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex SPF 30, which is compatible with other Clear products. If you have dry skin and would like to try this product, we recommend ordering the trial size first—or you can apply this daytime moisturizer over our Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.

Will Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid fade red marks from breakouts?

Because of the excellent sun protection it provides, this will help fade those lingering marks from past breakouts, especially when used as part of a comprehensive, gentle skin-care routine that includes a good exfoliant (such as what’s part of the Clear line) and serum loaded with anti-aging ingredients, such as Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.

Is Clear Ultra-Light Daily Fluid suitable if I have rosacea?

It’s hard to tell exactly what will cause someone with rosacea to have a reaction. Because this is 100% guaranteed you can always try it and see how your skin responds. If you have rosacea and combination to oily skin you can also try our Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 instead.

I have extra-sensitive skin that breaks out. Can I use this Clear daytime moisturizer?

The potential cause for concern is the active ingredients that create this product’s broad-spectrum sunscreen can be a problem for those with extra-sensitive skin, but it’s always hard to determine what amount of risk that presents for each person. Because this product is 100% guaranteed you can always try it to see how it works for your skin. Or, your skin may do better with the mineral active ingredients in our Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30.

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