12.02.2016
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Paula's Choice SkincareHYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30
2 fl. oz. for $29
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HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30 combines the mineral sunscreen actives titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in a silky, slightly fluid lotion that smoothes easily over skin. Between its soft matte finish, broad-spectrum sun protection, and the gentle nature of the formula, there's a lot to love!

HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30's lightweight texture works beautifully under makeup or when worn alone. The blend of skin-replenishing ingredients and soothing antioxidants enhance the anti-aging benefits you're already getting from the sun protection, making this a double-duty moisturizer.

This formula is ideal for normal to oily or combination skin prone to breakouts. The mineral actives can leave a hint of a white cast, but most will find it sheers out enough to be unnoticeable, especially if foundation is applied over it.

As with all Paula's Choice products, this is fragrance-free.

Pros:
  • Provides gentle, broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Silky lotion provides light hydration and a soft matte finish.
  • Antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients boost the anti-aging benefits.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Can leave a hint of a white cast (more noticeable on darker skin tones).
Last Updated:12.02.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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This lightweight, antioxidant enriched, lotion formula provides gentle pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature aging.
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).
Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paula’s Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia’s criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.


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