Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Description

cruelty-free sunscreen that contains exfoliants, spf, vitamin c and vitamin e.

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Directions

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.

1 Ingredient
reduces
Redness
4 Ingredients
reduce
Irritation
1 Ingredient
is good for
Texture
2 Ingredients
are good for
Anti-Aging
1 Ingredient
is good for
Dark Spots
1 Ingredient
is good for
Scar Healing
2 Ingredients
help with
Brightening
4 Ingredients
protect from
UV-Rays
1 Ingredient
contains
Vitamin C
1 Ingredient
contains
Vitamin E
2 Ingredients
provide
Exfoliation
3 Ingredients
may cause
Irritation
1 Ingredient
may worsen
Rosacea
3 Ingredients
may worsen
Eczema

Ingredient List (32)

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UV Absorber, UV Filter
2
Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter
3
UV Absorber, UV Filter
4
UV Absorber, UV Filter
5
Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
6
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
7
Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
8
Abrasive, Absorbent
10
Emollient
11
Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic, UV Absorber
12
13
Antioxidant, Masking
14
Skin Conditioning
15
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
16
Skin Conditioning
17
Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
18
Masking, Skin Conditioning, Soothing
19
20
Abrasive, Absorbent, Skin Protecting
21
Skin Conditioning
22
Skin Conditioning
23
Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Soothing, Tonic
25
Cosmetic Colorant, UV Absorber, UV Filter
27
Cleansing, Emulsifying
28
Emulsifying
29
Emulsifying
31
Preservative
32
Preservative
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Ingredient Explanations

What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter

1-[4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenyl]-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)propane-1,3-dione

Also known as: Avobenzone
What it does: Skin Conditioning, UV Absorber, UV Filter

Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexyl ester

What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter

2-Cyano-3,3-Diphenyl Acrylic Acid 2-Ethylhexyl Ester

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter

2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone

What it does: Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

"Chamomile Oil-Roman". Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil is the volatile oil distilled from the dried flower heads of the Roman Chamomile, Anthemis nobilis L., Asteraceae

Also known as: Roman Chamomile Flower Oil
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated! Alternate names: Aqua (EU),Deionized Water,Distilled Water,Micromatrix Fractile AN,Onsen-Sui (JPN),Purified Water

Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

AKA Butanediol, a colorless liquid. A skin-conditioning agent and humectant. Extra info: Butane-1,3-diol (CAS No. 107-88-0/ EC No. 203-529-7) (R)-(-)-butane-1,3-diol” (CAS No. 6290-03-5/ EC No. 228-532-0)

Also known as: Bg
What it does: Abrasive, Absorbent

A common occurring mineral in quartz and some living organisms. It is often a large component of sand. It is used as a thickening agent and has great oil absorption properties. Alternate name: Silicon dioxide

What it does: Absorbent

Starch, hydrogen octenylbutanedionate, aluminum salt

What it does: Emollient

Siloxanes and silicones, hexadecyl methyl, dimethyl

What it does: Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Astringent, Emollient, Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Tonic, UV Absorber

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Tea, Camellia sinensis, Theaceae. Camellia Sinensis is also known as a tea tree; green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea are derived from this tree. In cosmetic products, the green tea is found to have great benefits for skin. Such benefits include acting as an antioxidant and soother. Green tea is also thought to have an anti-aging effect.

Also known as: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, White Tea
What it does: Skin Conditioning

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder is the powder obtained from the dried juice leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae

What it does: Antioxidant, Masking

6-O-Palmitoylascorbic acid

What it does: Skin Conditioning

Phospholipids

What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Dismutase, superoxide

What it does: Skin Conditioning

Adenosine is an organic compound found naturally in the human body as an RNA building block. It has anti-inflammatory properties and protects your skin's natural barrier. Alternate name: 6-Amino-9-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-9H-purine

What it does: Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning

A common antioxidant that protects against UVB rays and has soothing properties Alternate names: 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-ol; .alpha.-tocopherol; Vitamin E

Also known as: Vitamin E
What it does: Masking, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

(R*,R*)-.alpha.,4-dimethyl-.alpha.-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)cyclohex-3-ene-1-methanol; 3-Cyclohexene-1-methanol, alpha,4-dimethyl-alpha-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-, (theta,theta)-(+/-)-; 3-Cyclohexene-1-methanol, alpha,4-dimethyl-alpha-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-, (S-(theta,theta))- (levomenol)

What it does: Skin Protecting

Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract is the extract of the roots obtained from the Red spiderling, Boerhavia diffusa L., Nyctaginaceae

What it does: Abrasive, Absorbent, Skin Protecting

Naturally occurring substances oatmeal obtained from the Oat, Avena sativa L., Poaceae,

What it does: Skin Conditioning

Panthenol is a provitamin, meaning the body uses it to create vitamins. In this case, it is the provitamin of Vitamin B5. Panthenol has a moisturizing effect on skin. Alternate names: Butanamide, 2,4-dihydroxy-N-(3-hydroxypropyl)-3,3-dimethyl-, (2R)-; dl-Panthenol

What it does: Skin Conditioning

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae

What it does: Astringent, Skin Conditioning, Soothing, Tonic

Salix Alba Bark Extract is an extract of the bark of the White Willow, Salix alba L., salicaceae

What it does:

2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester

What it does: Cosmetic Colorant, UV Absorber, UV Filter

Titanium dioxide is known for its UVA and UVB protection properties. Titanium itself is the 9th most common element in the Earth's crust. Titanium dioxide is formed when oxygen is introduced and can be found in ores, dust, sand, and soil. Pure titanium dioxide is a white powder that is used in many products for color purposes. With modern production, nano-scale or fine-grade titanium dioxide can be easily produced for cosmetics. In sunscreen, titanium dioxide absorbs UV light. Read more here: https://www.chemicalsafetyfacts.org/titanium-dioxide/ Titanium dioxide (CI 77891)

Also known as: Titanium Dioxide, Titanium
What it does:

AKA lye, used to adjust the pH of a product.

What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying

Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-octadecyl-.omega.-hydroxy

What it does: Emulsifying

Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-octadecyl-.omega.-hydroxy

What it does: Emulsifying

Used to prevent ingredients from separating. Alternate names: Sorbitan, monododecanoate, poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) derivs.

What it does:

Mainly used to improve stability when a product is exposed to air. Colourless and water-soluble. Alternate name: Disodium dihydrogen ethylenediaminetetraacetate

What it does: Preservative

Germicidal, antimicrobial, and aromatic. Often used as a perfume fixative, antiseptic, or preserving agent in pharmaceutical products. Alternate name: 2-Phenoxyethanol

What it does: Preservative

Hexa-2,4-dienoic acid

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Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free