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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Mattifying, minimally irritating to sensitive skin
By red head
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily SPF 30 - 2 oz:
I have sensitive skin and use Paula's Resist Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 tinted mineral sunscreen. I like that the Resist is mattifying, doesn't irritate my skin, and keeps my makeup in place throughout the day. It's the best primer I've ever used. However, on days where I don't want to wear makeup (as much as I love the tint of the Resist sunscreen, some days I really want to bare my own skin to the world--Paula's Choice products have made my skin SO GOOD, why should I hide it at all?), or if I want to re-apply sunscreen (say I'm at the beach more than 2 hours), I wanted a synthetic sunscreen that didn't irritate my skin. This one fits the bill. This mattifies my skin, rubs in easily, dries instantly, is imperceptible on my skin, and--most importantly--doesn't cause my skin to burn, break out in hives, or itch. I will say that this sunscreen, compared with the Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50, is slightly, SLIGHTLY more irritating. I used this product from the sample packets for three consecutive days, and got two raised red bumps on my skin. I never get acne, not ever, but I do get irritation in the form of large red bumps, usually no more than one or two in one place. It's just how my skin reacts to things it doesn't like. What I did to combat it though was simply to use a touch of the Resist Daily Wrinkle Defense (the mineral, tinted sunscreen) on that area of my face the next day, and apply the synthetic everywhere else that didn't show signs of irritation. I'm still very optimistic about this product, so I purchased a full-sized tube. I can't wait to use it in the summer and feel free to not wear any makeup during the day. Thank you, Paula!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Honolulu, HI
About Me Brand Buyer
I have tried so many moisturizers with SPF, and finally found the right one! Bravo, Paula's Choice, for ending my years-long search.-- Not heavy or greasy or shiny-- Doesn't leave a whitish cast-- Skin does not feel tight/dry after applying-- Doesn't make me break outIt is a little bit runny, but once I knew that, I was extra careful squeezing it out of the tube.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Chula Vista, CA
I am in my forties and live in a sunny environment, so sun protection is essential. I use this over my serum or moisturizer before I head out of the house any time of day. I don't wear face makeup except for the occasional powder blush and this product leaves a lovely smooth matte finish on my sensitive rosacea skin. I was worried about a breakout like mineral sunblock tends to produce, but my skin never had a negative reaction to this.*It's not greasy or sticky either.
Service and delivery comments:
Prompt delivery, arrived in perfect protected condition.
(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
Great texture and finish, but it stings around my eyes
from Los Angeles, CA
I've been on a quest for facial sunscreen, and have been going through samples of PC products because I haven't had good luck with other brands. I am olive complected with "extreme" combination normal to oily skin and some sensitivity. I tried Resist Mattifying spf 50, Skin Balancing spf 30, and Hydralight spf 30. I felt a little like Goldilocks and the three bears...All three sunscreens were great for daily use: lightweight, absorbed quickly, left no white cast, non-greasy, just a touch of moisture for skin tending toward oilyness, didn't add to facial oil production throughout the day. All three are somewhat liquid in texture, but not too thin. This means they are easy to apply and don't feel mask-like as other sunscreens might.Here is where the three differed:Resist Mattifying spf 50 (physical sunscreen)--soothing, did not sting eyes, but left a sheen ie, was not mattifying on my skinSkin Balancing spf 30 (chemical sunscreen)--ok on face but burned around my eyes, mattifyingHydralight spf 30 (physical sunscreen)--soothing, did not sting eyes, and mattifyingIn my case Hydralight was the "just right" solution to quell my sensitive eye area and provide some mattification. I also really loved the super light weight of Resist Mattifying and Skin Balancing. I think if the Resist product didn't leave a sheen, that would be my HG sunscreen since it provides a bit more protection, is non-irritating and has great anti-aging ingredients. Skin Balancing was also great as a lightweight handcream, leaving my hands feeling silky and smooth with no shine. For now, I'm going to stick with Hydralight as my full purchase, but all three are worthy of sampling.
(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I like it a lot
By the Dude
from Santa Barbara
About Me Budget Buyer
I chose it over CeraveAM. Skin balancing formulation is very strong. Even Cerave can't compete with it
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Santa Cruz, CA
I finally found a daily moisturizer with sunscreen that doesn't leave me greasy, white, or sting my eyes. It's not at all irritating on my sensitive skin.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Calgary, AB
This is perfect! It slides on so easily so you don't have to tug your skin, and looks so sheer. I've tried a lot of Paula's daily spf moisturizers and this one is by far the best!
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Too light for me
from Mequon, WI
I wanted to love this light moisturizer but it was too light for me. My skin feels tight and dry just 10 minutes after applying. I'm sure this is a great moisturizer for the summer but it definitely is not enough for me to brave the harsh Wisconsin winters. I'm going to try the Hydralight day and night moisturizers, per the recommendation of the PC rep I chatted with.
Delivery was very quick. CS was very helpful.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
My perfect summer sunscreen
from Toronto, Canada
After trying umpteen different SPF products, I thought I'd give this a shot while not expecting anything other than my previous attempts at finding something that:* didn't burn my skin when applied* didn't leave a white cast* didn't make my face shiny* didn't feel heavyThis product definitely exceeded my expectations. It's lightweight, doesn't irritate or burn, is long lasting, and works great under my makeup!
(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
I am looking for a good daily moisturizer with reasonable SPF, and gave this a try. I agree with the other notes about the texture; it's very thin and runny, though I'm personally okay with that. However, the smell makes it unusable; it has a nasty chemical odor that persists for about an hour. I've never returned a beauty product before, and I'm in the process of trying to return this--it's really that bad. I may have gotten a bad batch, but consider avoiding this if you are sensitive to odors.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you, but are glad that you are using our return policy.