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

Paula's Choice

  • 4.2 out of 5 stars, based on 38 Reviews 38 Reviews Write a Review
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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 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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Works like a charm!
Purchased

After reading mixed reviews on this sunscreen, I decided to take a chance and order it anyways. I've had nothing but good experiences with Paula's Choice products in the past, so I figured why not? I'm so glad that I did! This is the ONLY facial sunscreen that I can wear daily! I would def say it's for people with an OILY SKIN TYPE! I have pretty oily skin, and most SPFs make my face 100000x oilier, well not this one! It's super mattifying yet not at all drying for me! Also, the tint wasn't a problem for me at all. I'm fair skinned, and the tint kind of looks like my foundation tone, so maybe that's why. But I'll use it under makeup on my face, and also use it on my neck and it completely soaks in and no streaks or anything. Added bonus: very light scent, if any. So you're not left with that annoying sunscreen smell all day.
If you're on the fence about this sunscreen: if you're like me and have oily skin and most sunscreens make the oil slick worse, try this out! What have you got to lose?
10/10, love this product and love Paula's Choice!

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Best moisturizer with sunscreen

I use this in the summer when its more humid out. My face tends to sweat easily and this leaves a nice matte finish without being over drying. There is another product similar to this that is for dry skin that I'm currently using since it is winter and my skin is much dryer. Love both products!

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Dry Moisturizer???
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Two disclaimers with this review: 1) I am pregnant and my entire body including my skin is "off" 2) I started using this product right when the weather changed from warm to cool. BUT.... this is the first even moisturizer that makes my face feel dryer! Seriously, after use I end up with dry patches on my face and I need to use another product to actually provide moisture. Also, the liquid is tinted which I did not expect. It doesn't seem to leave color on my face but this was a surprise upon first use. I bought this in an effort to use more grown-up products but ultimately I will return to my regular drugstore moisturizer which has not let me down.

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Even has a tint!
Purchased

This stuff is awesome. Love the color it gives and protection from wrinkles and sun. I will definitely order again.

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Favorite Facial Sunscreen
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This sunscreen provides a great base for under makeup. I wear a higher SPF on beach days but this is the perfect everyday SPF for me. It's also a mineral sunscreen which I believe offers better all day protection. There is a slight tint to offset the typical "whitecast" you get with a mineral based SPF, but it blends really naturally into my naturally fair complexion. I have repurchased this several times.

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Not as moisturizing as I thought
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I bought this to use as a day cream for both moisturizing and SPF. It's got a light tint that is perfect for me. I have light to olive skin and the tint is just enough to even out skin tone. My biggest problem is that it is not as moisturizing as I would like. I have dryness on my forehead, around my mouth, and neck and this did nothing for that. Even made me feel a bit tighter, likely because of the SPF. I'm not returning and going to try this for summer since I'm not nearly as dry then.

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Does the trick
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I love that one product does more than one thing. It's lightweight but has great coverage and the fact that it also has SPF is a plus.

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LOVE IT!
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I love this stuff! The tint is perfect for my skin tone! I use this as a moisturizer and a foundation because I love the coverage. It doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or anything like some moisturizers do.

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Lightweight sunscreen
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This silky textured sunscreen goes on smoothly, and the tint blends in to my fair skin. The matte finish doesn't last long for me and I have to wear an additional matte product. I haven't used it long enough to notice any changes in fine lines and discoloration.

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Zinc is the SPF
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This has a light tint and a slightly oat-y smell. The spf ingredient is zinc- so its' a physical sunblock rather than a chemical one. It goes on sheer and matte, so I can put it on and forget about it. I like it for the summer when I dont need a really heavy moisturizer.
I do like that it doesnt smell like a chemical sunscreen, and doesnt irritate my eyes. It does sit on my skin a little before it blends in, and I'm careful to put it on a very dry face (not sweaty or too humid).

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