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Best moisturizer+spf ever
By T-Mark Phung
from Riverside, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily SPF 30 - 2 oz:
This product is so great and lasts for pretty long. It's the first sunscreen that doesnt break me out. Super light-weight, and it moisturizes your skin slightly (enough for oily skin). I dont know whether it fights against UVA/UVB or not cuz they didn't claim it on the product. But this by far my most favorite sunscreen+moisturizer, it doesnt sting my face, I even use a small amount around the eye area.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect Under Foundation
By Lisa the Pale
from San Antonio, TX
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!
(1 of 1 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!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
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.
I love this lotion and use it as my day lotion. It absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling smooth. There is no greasy residue.