HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30
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HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30
This antioxidant-enriched formula provides gentle, pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature aging.

HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30

Based on 313 reviews

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This antioxidant-enriched formula provides gentle, pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature aging.
  • Diminishes the appearance of redness
  • Renews skin tone and vibrancy
  • Lightweight lotion leaves a soft matte finish
Skin Types:
Combination Skin

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Why is it different?
HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30 with Antioxidants provides gentle, broad-spectrum pure mineral sun protection in a lightweight lotion that leaves a soft imperceptible finish on skin. Its smooth texture applies easily and works beautifully around the eyes and under makeup. Soothing ingredients work to restore skin and defend against environment concerns.

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What does it do?
Provides ample hydration and vital broad spectrum sun protection from pure mineral zinc oxide sunscreen while delivering a soft matte, naturally radiant complexion with potent but lightweight hydration. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and even suitable for skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.

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Research

Experimental Dermatology, June 2011, pages 477–482

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 2011, pages 178–187

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, August 2009, pages 56–59

British Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23–34

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2008, pages S139–S148

Acta-Dermatovenereologica Croatia, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2007, pages 92-95 and Volume 11, Issue 3, 2003, pages 158–162

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2007, pages 1–4

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6%; Titanium Dioxide 2.32% (sunscreens).
Other Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80 (texture enhancers), Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollients), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancesr), Isohexadecane (dry-finish solvent), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Propylene Glycol (moisture-binding agent), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (emollient), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (soothing agent),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agents), Allantoin (soothing agent), Glycerin, Panthenol (skin-replenishing ingredients), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Alumina, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture enhancers), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (skin-conditioning agent), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

Love this AMAZING product

5

Thank you for keeping this wonderful sun protection product around. It has been my daily go to for years and has kept my skin looking young. I like the natural sun block ingredients in this product, they absorb well and give my skin a beautiful dewy finish. It is not greasy or shiny on me. Thanks Paula!

Maggie

Tyler, TX

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Tad bit Greasy

4

Definitely have seen improvement in my skin, but the texture of the product is a little misleading. It's not as matte as I preferred, BUT it has improved my skin a ton!

Karen

Chicago

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Greasy/white

2

Sigh, On me, it seem to increase oil production and left a white sheen. Hubby asked what had I done to my makeup to make it so white. So it sits in my drawer. Too expensive to throw away. Too white for me to use. I used the hydro light moisturizer this winter. It was ok. I need a sunscreen.

Debbieo

Alabama

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Best. Ever.

5

This is my absolute favorite, go to, ride or die spf moisturizer. When Paula's Choice discontinued it I was distraught. It seems like this is the only one I can find that doesn't make my skin turn into an oil slick as the day progresses. There are other spf moisturizers that I like and will work for me but none that I love like this one. It has amazing ingredients AND plays well with other moisturizers, serums and foundation. That's tough to find (and believe me I tried during the time this was gone). Is there a slight white cast immediately after applying? Yes, but it does go away after a few minutes. I also don't know how this works alone as I'm a multiple moisturizer using type of girl. I would recommend using at least one underneath this, especially if your skin is dry. Everyone's skin is different so what works for me may not work for you. All I can say is that I've used it for years without any issues. Paula's Choice, please don't change the formula or discontinue this product!

Molly

Rochester, NY

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Best moisturizer with SPF for sensitive skin I've ever tried

5

This stuff is amazing! I use a couple of Paula's products, and this is hands down my favorite. I was a little hesitant to try it because I have very sensitive skin, but this hasn't caused any issues. It's also the only moisturizer with SPF that I've found that goes on smooth, blends into skin in just minutes, and doesn't make me greasy or shiny. Please don't ever stop making this product.

Sus

Durham NC

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Never again

1

I was reccomended this product on a phone consultation and I gave it a chance but it ended up being the worst moisturizer I have ever used. It sits on top of my skin, doesn't absorb and it just makes my skin feel heavy which you would think it would do the opposite being it's supposed to be light. I would have returned it but it's past the 60 days. I wanted it to work for me and love it but sadly it did not. I was overall very dissapointed.

Lexi

Texas

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Will repurchase until I die

5

I love this sunscreen. It is perfect, at least for what I'm looking for. First off what it lacks: it won't moisturize your skin, get another product for that (I use a mist followed by a couple drops of squalane). I don't have particularly oily skin, just a bit of glow strait down the center of the face, which a bit of powder or blotting paper gets rid of. But back to the sunscreen. It has a soft velvety feel that drys down to a satin finish, without making my skin feel tight. It leaves my skin super smooth and sits so well under my makeup. I can't attest to wether or not it goes ashy because I have light olive skin tone and while it starts of white is bends in beautifully. Additionally I haven't noticed flash back, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did. I use it everyday except when I try to use my other SPF in which I immediately regret my choice.

Phoebe

Santa Cru

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The Perfect Sunscreen For Super Sensitive, Combination Skin!

5

Hydralight Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30 works wonders for me as it provides adequate sun protection, lightly hydrates, is truly shine-free, leaves virtually no white cast even when applied liberally and causes no redness or irritation! I have very sensitive skin that went from oily to combination when I started using Retin-A and I can only use mineral-based sunscreens since chemical sunscreens severely irritate my skin. Most skin care products cause some form of redness on my face anyway, however this product does not. Plus, unlike many other mineral-based sunscreens, this product is not heavy or greasy. From other reviews it seems this product had been discontinued then brought back due to customer demand. Please don't ever discontinue it again. I will never use anything else!

Mike

Asheville, NC

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I wanted to like it so bad...

2

I am so disappointed with that product, I wanted to love it so bad! I have combo/dry/sensitive/dehydrated skin and this looked amazing because it's very light so it would not clog my pores while still hydrating my skin. Don't get me wrong, it does hydrate the skin, but it's not crazy moisturizing. My chin and cheeks, which are the driest part of my face, were still a little dry, but the rest of my face was okay. The real problem is that it broke me out so bad! The last time I used a product that broke me out like that it was a super drying acne treatment. My theory is that it has something to do with the whole sunscreen thing. I am sad because I really wanted to like it, but I guess it's just not for me. I may try the moisture boost line.

Moony

Canada

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Not for super oily skin

3

There's not much of a matte finish as I thought. You can definitely tell it's a sunscreen because it does its job, but it still leaves an oily residue.

Karen

Chicago, IL

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