SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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 281 reviews

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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:
Enlarged Pores

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    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

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3.9

(based on 281 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (37)
  • Effective protection (35)
  • Rubs in well (35)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Non-greasy (18)

Cons

  • Stings eyes (10)
  • Runs easily (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Smells bad (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (54)
  • Beach (6)
  • Sports (4)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (3)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (21), Brand buyer (18), Beauty conscious (16), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (13), Dry (5), Oily (3)

Reviewed by 281 customers

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5.0

My favorite SPF

By Katie

from Ohio

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    I adore this SPF. It doesn't irritate my skin at all. In the summer and warmer weather, I use it over my Resist Ultra light serum. In the winter, I use my serum, layer Hydralight Moisture Lotion and then this SPF. I am talking about the Hydralight without SPF. I have purchased countless tubes of this over the years. Wonderful product.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Very timely

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    3.0

    Too drying for winter use

    By Courtney

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I bought this product because I have combination skin that leans toward oily with occasional breakouts and clogged pores. I like the spf because I'm too lazy to add sunscreen on op of my moisturizer. I was surprised to find that this moisturizer actually dried my skin out and left it feeling irritated. Maybe it would work better in the summer, but for winter use this did not provide enough moisture. However my husband loved this so it just depends on your skin type.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      4.0

      Loved this product, but would not repurchase

      By CeeH

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        This sunscreen is lightweight and non greasy. It does cause slight stinging near my eyes but I overall love the texture and wear of this sunscreen, WITHOUT makeup. It does not do well with any of my foundations which is why I will use up the bottle on non makeup days and not repurchase.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Lightweight and Great!

        By Okrablossom

        from Wichita, KS

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness

          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!

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          My favourite sunscreen

          By Sandra

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            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.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            1.0

            No I wouldn't

            By Ange

            from Canada

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • stings

            Best Uses

              I would highly recommend many of Paula's products, but not this one. This product stings my skin every time I put it on.
              I do not have sensitive skin.
              This product does leave a nice non-greasy finish.

              Service and delivery comments:

              arrived in good condition

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44
               
              5.0

              The Best Daily Sunscreen for Oily/Combo Skin

              By Ava Okane

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Sun Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Sun Protection

                This is the best sunscreen I've ever used on my face - it has a high SPF, but is still extremely lightweight. My skin never gets that greasy feel that other sunscreens tend to leave, but instead leaves a perfectly matte, smooth finish. Most days I don't even wear makeup over it because it gives that mattifying effect that I used to look for in powders. This is a must have for daily sun protection.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 18-29
                 
                4.0

                Excellent daily sunscreen but why the low SPF?

                By catgrrl02

                from Oakland, Ca

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • Pricey
                • SPF is too low

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                I just received a few samples of this when placing my regular order and it's lovely. It's the least greasy sunscreen I've ever used. It soaked in very quickly and beautifully. I would love to use this everyday however the fact that the SPF is only 30 wouldn't allow me to use this all year round. I would probably only use this during the winter months when I'm not in the sun much. I would love to see this sunscreen come in different SPF levels, ideally 50. And a larger sized bottle would also be great. Will that ever be a possibility?

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery is always prompt.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                I swear by this product.

                By JustSayNoToSunDamage

                from Placentia, CA

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    I've used this product for the last 7 years, ever since my daughter was on the water polo & swim teams and I was on the pool deck many many days. I've used this product since. Excellent! Definitely recommend. Actually, the Paula's Choice skincare information helped me convince both my kids the importance of skincare especially in regards to the damage that the sun WILL cause.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Paula's Choice has always been awesome.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Dry
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    1.0

                    Not for me

                    By LA

                    from New England

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Irritates eyes
                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                        I love Paula's Choice products but this moisturizer was not for me. Irritates my skin and eyes, and also pills under my cc cream. I will stick with my tried and true Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30.

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Dry
                        • Age:
                        • 45-59

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