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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect Under Foundation
By Lisa the Pale
from San Antonio, TX
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily SPF 30 - 2 oz:
This is my favorite sunscreen! I have tried face sunscreens from Aveeno, Eucerin, Cerave, Neutrogena, Biore, Shishedo, Cetaphil, Kiss My Face, and other Paula's Choice lines, but they all cause my make up to break up, flake, or slide after a few hours of wear, but this one does not. It absorbs quickly and leaves a non-greasy finish. I have dry, sensitive skin and even though the label recommends this for oily skin, I find it more hydrating than Paula's Choice dry skin formula sunscreens, like the moisture boost sunscreen and the skin recovery sunscreen. Since my skin is staying more hydrated with this sunscreen, I don't have to use an oil boost moisturizer at night. Also, this lotion is tinted a light yellow, so it doesn't give your face a grayish/whitish cast. Please continue to make this product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Sun Protected in Canada
from Vancouver, BC
This is a beautiful sunscreen. Goes on and absorbs quickly with zero stickiness or cast. This is the only non-Asian sunscreen that I have been able to use the actual correct amount to get proper protection. A dream.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Great Daily SPF Moisturizer
I've been looking for a daily SPF moisturizer for a while and I'm so glad I found this product. It has no yucky smell, no white cast, and is extremely light weight and blends in well. It's pretty much like any other normal moisturizer that happens to have SPF. I normally put it on first thing in the morning and by the time I'm ready to do my make-up 10 or 20 minutes later, its fully absorbed and my foundation goes on just like normal. I'm so surprised that other people found this product to sting or burn. I had no stinging at all, even after dabbing around the sensitive eye area. If you are looking for a daily SPF, this is definitely worth trying!
More burning and stinging
from Vancouver Island, BC
I'm grateful this was just a sample, since I had a similar reaction to what CH & Daisy describe. As lightweight as this product is, I can barely stand it on my skin for more than a few minutes. It caused widespread burning & stinging, especially around my eyes. I waited for a couple minutes to see if it would abate, without luck, then had to wash off the moisturizer and flush my skin with cool water a few times to lessen the burning sensation. The lower portion of my cheeks was the only place not irritated. That area does feel soft, but not particularly moisturized.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Sarah Reed
from Charlotte, NC
This is the best sunscreen I have ever purchased. I use it everywhere as well as my face. Non greasy and wears perfectly under foundation. I also use it under my eyes without irritation.
Stinging and drying
from Chicago, IL
About Me Minimalist
Add me to the list of people whose skin did not react well to this product. I typically do not have sensitive skin, and this sunscreen stung on application, and when the stinging wore off, my skin felt tight and extremely dry -- which is unusual for me, as I have oily/combination skin. Disappointed and confused.
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! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
Irritated my skin
from Toronto, ON
My skin is oily in the summer and also somewhat sensitive. I use (and love) the cleanser and nighttime moisturizer from the Skin Balancing line so thought I would give the daytime SPF a try. Unfortunately it did not agree with me as it stung upon contact (though I didn't notice any increased redness which is interesting). I left it on for about 5 minutes to see if it was just an initial reaction, however I ended up having to wash it off, after which my face continued to sting for a good 10 minutes. I gave the product two stars as I did like how my skin felt to the touch - very matte and smooth but not tight. Will stick with the Hydralight (now Calm for oily skin) and Resist Youth-Extending SPFs, both of which are great.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Not the right moisturizer for me!
from Boston, MA
Unfortunately I can't speak to the effectiveness of this product because I haven't been able to leave it on my skin for more than a minute. The second I apply it, it burns! I'm not talking a little tingling or stinging. It feels like my face is on fire. My skin usually isn't sensitive at all. I've tried to use this product a few times over the last month, thinking maybe I had just exfoliated too much before using it. I even stopped using BHA for a week. Nope! Same reaction every time. Love Paula's products, this one just isn't for me.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love this lotion and use it as my day lotion. It absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling smooth. There is no greasy residue.
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Found the balance!
from San Francisco, CA
About Me Budget Buyer
Fair-skinned redhead here. Have used daily sunscreen for many years (20+). I've tried most of Paula's sunscreens as well as over the counter ones. This one has arrived at number 1!! It goes on quickly and dries to a matte finish. It never gets super shiny on me even though I have oily skin. I do reapply in the afternoon if I'm outdoors a lot. For serious beach time I opt for a higher SPF number. It seems "liquidy" when if first goes on and I have created a little technique: pour quarter size amount in my palm, rub hands together, then with open palms I pat forehead, cheeks, nose, and neck/chest. I then have about 30 seconds to really rub it in and cover all the areas. After 30 seconds it gets a little sticky as it dries but in less than a minute it is smooth and matte. I really like the finish and have actually used it as a base before going out at night. I highly recommend you try it! It may be the balance you are looking for!