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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Minneapolis, MN
Comments about EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy SPF 50 - 5 oz:
I'll start off by saying that my skin is FRUSTRATINGLY sensitive; I've been searching high and low for a sunscreen that doesn't break me out. I applied this in the morning before spending the day outside, and I was excited to find that I had no new pimples by the end of the day. BUT, when I woke up the next morning, I had an alarming amount of texture, blotchiness, and my jawline was unbearable itchy.Although I obviously will not be using this again, I was pleased that it did not make me oily throughout the day. However, it didn't really dry down matte.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Leaves White Film on Skin
from Raleigh, NC
About Me Budget Buyer
I used this product with other Paula's Choice products. Each time I've used it, it has left a film on my skin. When I try to rub it in to dissolve, it starts to flake. This is not one of Paula's best products.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The best sunscreen for oily skin
from Brooklyn, NY
I've used this product for over 17 years. I use it daily on my face, 365 days a year. I'm 43 but most people think I'm 10 years younger. My skin is EXTREMELY oily and this is one of the few products that didn't make me break out. When I first bought it it was SPF 15 but I didn't notice much of a change when it was upgraded to SPF 50. The only negative is that it stings mildly sometimes, but I've found the same problem with every facial sunscreen. It's definitely less greasy than other products I've tried. I've also experimented with a few of Paula's Choice sunscreens but I always came back to this one. I tell all of my friends with oily skin - get the one in the bright orange container.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Sun Protection for Face!
from Herriman, UT
I tried this product after enjoying other Paula products hoping it would deliver and I have been very pleased. Finally a sunscreen that I can easliy use on my face everyday under makeup! It rubs in easily without the thick white leftovers that other facial sunscreens have. I can place my makeup over it and do not feel like there's extra shine to combat. It just feels like a normal light moisturizer with normal light moisturizer shine. I have been using it in the winter, but will continue to use in the summer. I gifted a bottle to my aunt who used it in the ocean in Brazil (on her face) and loved it. If you are on the fence, I would highly recommend trying it out!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not for sensitive skin
About Me Brand Buyer
I'm super sensitive to sunblock and have never figured out exactly to what ingredient - some of them feel basically like fire on my face the second I put them on. This felt like almost-fire, not as bad as others, but if you've ever had that reaction then this is not for you. I'm sure that for other it works though which is why I'm not giving it one star!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not for me
from Chicago, Il
I'm sad about this product, because I have an oily t-zone and the product claims don't just state "non-greasy" but indicate that it will leave a matte finish. And the very opposite was true--it was very shiny! It felt very heavy and slick, to the point where it didn't exactly "set" and really messed with my makeup application. My usual sunscreen is Josie Maran Argan spf 47--and Paula's "Non-greasy" sunscreen is even heavier than the one with argan oil in it! I felt a bit of a "pinch" when I applied it, so I started mixing it with the Josie Maran and that helped. But another unfortunate affect is that this travels to my eyes and STINGS--badly. I have no doubt that this does the job of preventing sun damage, so I'll keep it to use on my body during the summer, but I feel that if it claims you can use it for your face, you should be able to. Sorry Paula, but this was a fail for me
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Great for all-over body SPF protection!
By Jamie B
I use this daily for my hands and arms. Although I'm not outside very much, I probably don't need SPF 50, but for the amount of product and the price, and how little I need each day, I couldn't pass this up! My day job allows me to dress casually, so I wear jeans and a long-sleeved shirt every day. I put this all over my hands and arms in the morning and it works into my skin quickly and easily. No grease! This is amazing! I do apply a moisturizer to my skin first, before applying this, because it does dry quickly but also leaves my skin feeling like it's missing moisture. After I wait for my regular moisturizer to sink into my hands, I put this on, and don't have to wait for it to dry.I haven't tried it on my face yet. It says it can be used there, but I bought this only a few weeks ago and it's winter here. I haven't tried this in the summer to test it in long day outside, where I'm exposed to lots of sun or potentially sweating.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Affordable and effective!
from Manila, Philippines
My tiny 2 ounce Hydralight SPF 30 doesn't last very long and I needed a sunscreen to help extend its life. Through much trial and error, I discovered I have a bit of sensitivity to chemical sunscreens. Still, I gave this one a try because it's affordable and it comes in a very generous amount. Just enough that I don't feel like I'm strictly rationing my sunscreen everytime I use it. After a few uses, I noticed I got a slight burning sensation especially after using 2% BHA liquid. That wasn't a surprise but I really wanted it to work. Fortunately, I did find a way around this by waiting 15-20 minutes after I apply my BHA. When it comes to cleaning it off, it seems regular cleansers don't cut it. Makeup remover or plain old mineral oil does the trick for me.While this can't completely replace my beloved Hydralight, I have good enough reasons to repurchase. It's cheap and It works like it says in the package EXCEPT for the 'non-greasy' claim. But I can handle a little bit more grease if it means I get good sun protection (and also some savings).
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Best sunscreen ever.
By Amy in Texas
from San Antonio, TX
I love this sunscreen. If absorbs quickly and never leaves residue behind on your clothes. Works well on face and body.
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago, IL
Didn't like this product. Had to really blend it into skin and in small amounts to prevent white film. Contacted customer service and told me product should not leave white film, but this was not my experience. Won't be ordering this product again. I'll go back to using Almay.
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