Non-greasy, silky texture offers broad-spectrum sun protection with a matte finish.
Protects from sun damage
Light cream for easy application
Suitable for face and body
This broad-spectrum, antioxidant-rich sunscreen has a non-greasy, silky texture that feels weightless on the skin. The water-resistant formula is designed for use on the face or body and it is perfect for outdoor activities.
Because skincare works best when it suits your skin type.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and wait 15-30 minutes. Select what you see and how you feel.
Synthetic sunscreen ingredient, provides broad-spectrum sun protection and is one of the most widely used UVA filters in the world.
Synthetic sunscreen ingredient that provides primarily UVB protection. Considered non-sensitising, and most often seen in sunscreens rated SPF 30 and greater.
One of the most researched antioxidants for the body and for skin. Plays a supporting role in helping defend skin from the stress caused by UV light exposure.
Contains: Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone)
Aqua, Homosalate (10%, sunscreen),Butylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone, 6%, sunscreen), PEG-8 (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate, 5%, thickener), Polyethylene (texture-enhancing), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone, 3%, sunscreen), Octocrylene (2%, sunscreen), Silica (absorbent), Dimethicone (hydration), Picea Excelsa (Spruce) Wood Extract (skin-soothing), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A/ antioxidant/skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Titanium Dioxide (Nano, texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Bentonite (absorbent), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (texture-enhancing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Polyacrylate (texture-enhancing), Kaolin (absorbent), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).
Apply liberally before sun exposure and as needed after swimming and/or perspiring. Can be used over any Paula's Choice skincare product.
Although it is impossible to state with certainty that someone will not break out from a sunscreen, the texture and finish of Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 is very unlikely to cause such problems. Oftentimes what causes breakouts from sunscreens are either the active ingredients or the ingredients used create the product's texture. Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF50 contains lightweight ingredients and its active ingredients are less likely to trigger or exacerbate blemishes.
For the most part, SPF 30 is sufficient. But there are two reasons why you may want to consider a higher SPF. Many dermatologists feel that a higher SPF is necessary because most people don't apply sunscreen liberally, and when there is a higher concentration of sunscreen active ingredients (as would be the case in a sunscreen with a higher SPF number) you would be getting better protection even if you didn't apply it liberally. The other reason to consider a higher SPF is if you want to stay in the sun for even longer periods of time and have very fair to light skin color.
Although Paula has spoken out against the fact that other companies offer sunscreens with oftentimes ridiculously high SPF ratings (such as SPF 70 or 100), the issue has always been that such products tend to give consumers a false sense of security. They erroneously believe that a higher SPF only needs to be applied once as they spend the day in the sun. That is not the case for any sunscreen number. A sunscreen rated SPF 30 or above provides longer but not better protection. That means you can stay in the sun longer before your skin shows signs of turning color, but does not negate the need to reapply every two hours after periods of swimming, perspiring, or toweling off. We suggest our Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 for those who will be spending several hours outdoors and/or engaging in water-based activities. Liberal application and routine re-application is necessary in order to maintain the high level of sun protection.
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