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This is not for contact wearers in humid places
from Charleston, SC
About Me Budget Buyer
Comments about SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily SPF 30 - 2 oz:
I decided to buy the full size after using some samples I had of this. I ran out of my hydralight and thought I might like this better. This product leaves me greasy several hours earlier than hydralight. My eyes are also much more sensitive when using this. There's something to the stinging eyes comments in the other reviews. I ended up tossing my soft contact lenses because no amount of scrubbing could make them comfortable again after using this.This is the only product I've ever regretted buying from Paula's Choice and it's going to cost more than a third of the price to have it boxed up and returned. Add in the cost of a pair of contacts and this was an expensive mistake. If you like hydralight I encourage you to skip this one; especially if you wear contacts. I really wanted to love it but it's definitely not for everyone.
Service and delivery comments:
The shipping and packaging was perfect as always.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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My favorite non mineral SPF lotion
About Me Brand Buyer
I love this and have compared it to other chemical sunscreens. This is my favorite out of them all. I love the texture and finish. It is not greasy at all. It wears well over and under other products.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This newer formulation is great on my sensitive skin
from Surrey, B.C., Canada
I think that the negative reviews that mention irritated/stinging eyes are about the older formulation of this sunscreen. With that older version, I had to use a different sunscreen (the Hydralight one) under my eyes and on my rosácea-affected cheeks, because of pretty major irritation. Now that the irritating ingredient has been removed from this Skin Balancing sunscreen, I no longer need my Hydralight sunscreen, and have given it away Using just 1 sunscreen is MUCH more convenient :-)My "extreme combination skin" LOVES thus sunscreen If lightly moisturizers my extremely dry cheeks, and for a while mattifies my extremely oily forehead, nose, and chin :-) (After 2 to 3 hours, I need to dab on some of the PC Shine Stopper. Please note that, if I am in the sun for that long, I instead just reapply this sunscreen, and it again mattifies the oil, so no need for the PC Shine Stopper.I am extremely pale, and in the summer burn after 10-15 minutes in the sun. Not with this sunscreen on my face (& neck & décolletage)!!! I also use this sunscreen on my arms, if they're bare, and it works great on them My hubby is allergic to UVA rays, and this sunscreen protects him well :-) No big, poofy hives! P.S. I described myself above as a "Brand Buyer", simply because almost all budget brand concealers, foundations, and often powders, are a bunch darker than is my skin :-P (Rimmel's Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is a happy exception, as is 1 Wet & Wild powder + 1 Neutrogena powder :-) )
As per usual with PC, all aspects of delivery were great :-)
Perfect: Hydrating and and Mattifying for Combo Skin
By Kate the Great
from Pacific NW
Summary: I LOVE this stuff. Other sunscreens are either too oily or too mattifying and have left my combo skin with that dry AND oily feeling by the end of the day. This stuff both hydrates and mattifies at the same time. (Magic?) It is perfect for every day use.I have been in search for a good daily sunscreen for a long time. Most recently, I've tried La Roche Possay, Cerave, Supergoop, Neutrogena, and Clinique. I've been really impressed with this sunscreen. It's milky and goes on super smooth. It dries quickly and my skin looks really hydrated, but still matte-ish. It's unscented and does not irritate my irritable skin. It also has a tiny, tiny bit of yellow pigment (don't get me wrong, it isn't tinted!) so it doesn't leave a white cast. I will definitely be re-purchasing.
What are you waiting for to try this??
from Toronto, Canada
I've been using this product for about 5 years now, this from spring to early fall. This product is by far the Best sunscreen I have ever used for my oily skin and fare complexion (I have tried MANY over a period of 20 years). Its fragrance free, light texture, non-irritating, applying it is a breeze and best of all, my skin radiates with it; my skin loves it!!! Its a "Must Try". Checkout all of the Antioxidants contained in this product - BONUS!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Love Skin Balancing but this one isn't for me
from Los Angeles
Let me start by saying that I do love this Skin Balancing line and I would highly recommend it, I'm probably going to switch to Hydralight now as my skin is more combo and less combo to oily, and a bit more sensitive. This is VERY light, it's one of the lightest you'll find, so if you break out from sunscreen it's the product for you. It's a little bit runny but don't worry about that, that's just the texture-it's just caused me some sensitivity lately-3/4 way through the bottle, since I bought the SB Kit. The problem for me is that I'm a blogger and beauty enthusiast so I wear makeup everyday and for me it doesn't work well under makeup-it doesn't for for me as a primer, so it counteracts primer, and used alone under foundation it changes the texture so now I use a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 but I will go back and try the Hydralight SPF and see how that works out-I sampled it in the past. If you like this but it's irritating, I would try that one, it's still very light, but it feels more soothing under the skin, it's more moisturizing. Because it's not enough to have just an spf foundation. So I'm using the rest of the bottle for my neck, arms, etc. But it definitely offers great protection, just like all the PC SPF products. I'm also going to try the Resist SPF Moisturizer
Non-oily but moisturizing!
I have normal skin that isn't sensitive, but I do get some flaky spots if I go overboard with AHA/BHA or my tretinoin. This sunscreen doesn't burn or sting at all, rubs in quickly, moisturizes well, and is the only sunscreen I've ever used where I can get the entire recommended amount to absorb into my face without greasiness. Love it!!
Love this Daily Sunscreen!
By Smooth Skin Sailing
from Portland Oregon
I love this Skin Balancing Suncreen because it leaves a nice finish and does not make my face shiny. I also love it because my skin has not broken out with acne since I started using 2 weeks ago. I use several Paula's product to wash and care for my skin, but as a mature woman and hormonal shifts I still get occasional break outs- which is embarrassing as a 47 year old. I was using the Resist spf 50 for oily skin, and liked it-but my face seemed shiny - so I tried this sunscreen and am quite happy. My skin looks great and not one pimple since made the switch.I like that it's a chemical suncreen vs a physical- as zinc oxide /titanium makes my skin break out too. Yes I notice a little sting when applied- but it not cause rash or redness- so it does not bother me, and goes away. I will take that over a pimple any day. Also product does not not hurt my eyes.
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Best moisturizer+spf ever
By T-Mark Phung
from Riverside, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
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.
(5 of 7 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!