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Keep oil at bay with Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Absorbing Mask.

Paula's Choice

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Sometimes we wish we could go back in time and warn our younger selves about roasting in the sun (or worse, spending time in a tanning bed). While we’re no Marty McFly, we can still work to repair skin from past discretions, as well as shield it from future sun damage. This lightweight moisturizer from Paula’s Choice does just that: It reduces the appearance of fine lines and discoloration, repairs and firms, and protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Your future self can expect a beautiful, youthful glow.

How it Works

Ideal for combination to oily skin, this gentle mineral-based formula contains pure, refined zinc oxide for broad-spectrum protection from the sun without triggering breakouts. Potent antioxidants repair and stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer skin with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and spots. And forget the white cast that some moisturizers can leave behind—this lotion has a complexion-enhancing tint that works on most skin tones. Gentle enough for use around the delicate eye area.

How to Use

After cleansing and moisturizing, apply liberally to face, eye area, and neck at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply product at least every two hours if skin is exposed to sun. The lotion’s sheer tint allows makeup to go on smoothly, so feel free to skip your primer.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great Product
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There is a lot I like about this product. First, the spf is great. I've worn this under my makeup out in the sun all day and haven't gotten sunburned. Second, I like that it acts as a primer under my foundation. It really helps my makeup stay on longer and stay matte. My makeup stays on much longer and goes on smoother. I'm not 100% how well it does at fighting aging and wrinkles, but it's a great product!

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Nice
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This product is just like it says…Super-Light. It has a slight tint to it which for me was a little on the too light side but for someone who is really fair it would be perfect.

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Love Paula's Choice!

This product is great! My skin feels so smooth after applying. The sun protection is also an awesome perk. I would definitely recommend this product.

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Love it!
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This is great! It evens out my skin tone and prevents my face from getting sunburnt. It lasts all day and never feels gross.

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It's icky
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I wanted a moisturizer not a foundation! I needed a sunscreen and the fact that this has a heavy tint was not well described. Also feels dry on the skin.

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Awesome!
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This is the best moisturizing cream I have used. The color blends in perfectly with your skin and absorbs oil. You can wear it with or without makeup and it makes your skin look smooth! It's light and provides the perfect amount of coverage. I will be buying more when I run out!

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Love this Tinted Sunscreen

I love how it is tinted instead of white unlike so many other sunscreens. If you have light skin, don't be afraid of it being too dark. I have very fair skin and it blends in very well. It pretty much disappears once applied. This product is VERY light. Perfect for oily skin. It does not really moisturize at all so don't expect it to treat your dry skin. Use a moisturizer before applying this. Also, it has great skin healing antioxidants! Paula's Choice is an amazing brand!

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Best daytime lotion
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This lotion is absolutely perfect for the day time. It is hydrating but not greasy plus SPF without sunscreen smell. Dries down to a matte finish and improves the wear of my foundation that I put over it.

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Bad texture on face
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I really wanted to like this product because of the SPF and tint, but I just can't get past the feeling it leaves on your face. It doesn't moisturize much, if any, and I can feel in on my face all day. Makes my skin feel very unclean. I have combination skin and this was just not enough moisture. I actually noticed some dry patches forming after it started to absorb in, which I never have. I think think product would be good for someone who has VERY oily skin and does not intend to wear makeup over their moisturizer.

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Great product!!

This product gives your skin a wonderful look and feel. And protects against sun damage. Love it and all of Paula's Choice products.

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