SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Based on 286 reviews
This unexpectedly lightweight daytime moisturizer helps protect skin against premature aging with brilliant broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection.

SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Based on 286 reviews
This unexpectedly lightweight daytime moisturizer helps protect skin against premature aging with brilliant broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection.
  • Helps maintain an even, younger-looking complexion
  • Helps keep excess shine in check
  • Fluid formula leaves a soft matte finish
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
Combination Skin
Concerns:
Large Pores
    2 oz
    $29.00
    Sample
    $0.80
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Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30 feels wonderfully light, but its broad-spectrum, oil-absorbing formula gives skin a nourishing supply of antioxidants to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone and to smooth away dryness for younger-looking skin! It is the perfect option to help prevent premature aging of skin.
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What does it do?
Provides trusted broad-spectrum protection from the aging rays of the sun while offering weightless, healthy hydration and a matte finish that helps keep excess shine in check. Meanwhile, an exclusive blend of skin-restoring ingredients and research-proven antioxidants work to help prevent the appearance of signs of aging. The SPF 30 is a significant benefit as it decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures.
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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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Ingredients
Product Ingredients Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%; Homosalate 7%; and Octocrylene 2%; Oxybenzone 4%; (sunscreen agents).
Other Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Silica (texture-enhancing), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (texture-enhancing), Cetyl Dimethicone (hydration/texture-enhancing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (hydration), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Salix Alba Bark Extract (willow herb extract/skin-soothing), Acrylate/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Titanium Dioxide (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Steareth-21 (texture-enhancing), Steareth-2 (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Love it

5

This is perfect for my skin. It's so sheer, rubs in nicely and sets my foundation perfectly.

Mek0060

Indianapolis

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My first PC product and I'm sold!

5

A friend recommended this line to me and I'm so glad she did! I have oily, breakout prone skin but I'm also wanting to focus on fixing my dark/sun spots. I started small and ordered this as I used Bare Minerals products before but constantly noticed breakouts (I'm 31 and I've never had acne issues before!) so I wanted to try something new. I've only been using it for a week and I already love it! It's great that it has SPF in it as well and I don't notice it burning or stinging my eyes. It does have a faint sunscreen smell but it doesn't bother me at all. It absorbs quickly and I'm able to place my foundation on right over it and it goes on smoothly. I've noticed that my skin doesn't look near as oily or shiny throughout the day like it did before and I also haven't had any new breakouts since I started it! I've already ordered more products and I can't wait to get them in and start a new skin care routine!

Megan

Milwaukee, WI

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Love It

5

I have very sensitive, combination skin, and this product has helped balance my moisture / oil levels without any burning or irritation. It does take a couple of minutes to absorb, but I do not notice any residue after absorption. It might have a *slight* shine to it, but it looks great! And a little bit of powder takes the shine away anyways. I think it smells fairly nice- pretty similar to any mild sunscreen scent. It's a bit expensive for the amount you get, but it is very effective so I will repurchase!

Adele

Denver, Colorado

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Works so great!

5

I would suggest this for anyone who has combination/oily/normal skin, but not dry skin. It probably isn't quite enough moisture for anyone with really dry skin. I have oily and dry spots, and this works great! It does a fantastic job as a sunscreen and since I started using Paula's Choice 4 years ago, this has prevented me for all sun damage on my face. It also does a great job at minimizing my pores!

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan

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Keep going back to this

5

I have been on the hunt for a perfect spf for my normal to oily skin. I need moisture but with everything I layer under sunscreen I look oily/shiny with most sunscreens, even those marketed as mattifying. But those without moisture can be drying. I don't wear foundation so the finish of a sunscreen is really important to me. I've tried so many different sunscreens trying to find the perfect one, and each time I would go back to this one while waiting for other products to arrive in the mail. It is not as drying as the tinted resist spf. It is perfect especially on an outdoors day when you'll be reapplying every 2 hours- no greasy look because of its mattifying features. My skin feels matte to the touch and does not look shiny, but when I wash it off at the end of the day my skin feels moisturized, not overly dried. It also doesn't easily spread into eyes like many other chemical sunscreens. Like other reviewers, I did experience tingling the first few times I applied this, but it has since stopped doing that. It helps to wait until skin dries and other products sink in before applying this. This is my favorite chemical sunscreen I've ever tried by far.

sally

CA

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I love this sunscreen

5

I have been using this sunscreen for about 10 months. I have only great things to say about it. I have been on the search for the perfect sunscreen and moisturizer and I have found it! Info on my skin: Light colored complexion (Filipino/Chinese background), acne prone, large pores, oily, skin gets discolored easily from a breakout, sensitive. Have had previous all-over-the-face breakouts so my skin is not perfect and is very picky about products that I use. I initially tried this sunscreen as the sample size. I found that my skin did not react at all when I used it for a week. I wear a surgical face mask for work, so half of my face is covered for most of the day. I knew that if there was a time for my skin to react poorly to a new product, it would be at work, under the mask. I was pleasantly surprised at the end of each day as I found no new breakouts or skin irritation. The texture is runny and easy to blend in. It is white colored at first but blends into your skin with no white colored residue. Right after it blends in it has a slightly tacky finish but that goes away after it completely dries. It blends in and dries into your skin quickly. The product is true to its description of being ultra sheer and hydrates without adding shine. My skin is in better shape than it was a year ago, so I only spot conceal with a cream concealer and this sunscreen works very nicely with it. I love this sunscreen!

Anna

Orange, CA

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My favourite product in my routine!

5

I have extremely sensitive and eczema prone skin that can be difficult to deal with. This product doesn't irritate my skin at all, provides enough hydration, and actually calms my skin down when it's irritated! It also makes my skin look amazing which is great as I have recently not have had enough time to wear makeup. My skin looks better after wearing it during the day, and it gives my skin a bit of a soft filter appearance when it's on. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for sun protection! This is the one product I always must have and I really hope PC never changes it or discontinues it.

Lora

Ontario, Canada

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Very light

5

I love this sunscreen. Great price. I have very oily skin, so I love that it's very light.

Sarah

Houston

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Lightweight and Great!

5

I have rosacea and all other moisturizers with sunscreen feel like a heavy mask on my face, making me hot and uncomfortable. This product fully absorbs and does't sit on my skin. It's amazing. Even with dryer skin, it's still moisturizing enough. It's the only product I've found like this, and I can finally wear daily sun protection comfortably! Thank you, Paula!

Okrablossom

Wichita, KS

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My favourite sunscreen

5

I love this sunscreen. It is very lightweight and leaves a matte finish. It doesn't smell like sunscreen, which many sun protection products do. I put on primer first, then the sunscreen and lastly makeup, and everything stays put all day! Even though it's only SPF 30, it hides well under makeup.

Sandra

San Diego, CA

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SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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