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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Irritated my skin
from Toronto, ON
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily SPF 30 - 2 oz:
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.
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! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can assist you with a possible exchange or refund.
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(4 of 4 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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(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!
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Wanted to love it.
By Dr Gail
from Jupiter, Fl
About Me Brand Buyer
I really wanted to like it. Tried it so many times...almost like I could not believe it. Every time same thing happened. It burns. Right now writing review wondering why I did it again. Just not for me I guess. Never ever had this issue with sunscreen ever so I'm not sure what is is. It happens with a few of the paula products so it must be something they like to use that doesn't agree with my skin.
Stings a bit and makes my oily skin more oily
I have used this product daily (full size tube) for my oily, acne prone skin, but finds that it stings my skin slightly when I put it on, and seems to increase my oil production (likely due to irritation).
from Calgary, AB
I wanted to like this product. Easy to apply, no white cast, good SPF and a light texture. However, it caused quite a bit of eye burning. After adjusting and being more careful with application I still found that my cheeks were stinging. I'm looking forwarding to sampling some other moisturizers to see if I can find one slightly more moisturizing and that doesn't leave me with the burning sensation.
Mattifying, minimally irritating to sensitive skin
By red head
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!
from Honolulu, HI
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.
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.