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We Try It!: Paula’s Choice Weightless Finish Sunscreen Spray in SPF 30

After reading about Paula’s Choice Ultra-Light Weightless Finish Sunscreen Spray in SPF 30 on the Tumblr blog Cheap as F, I decided to try it for myself to see whether or not it was really a good buy.

Paula's Choice Weightless Finish Sunscreen Spray in SPF 30

[dropcap4 bgColor=”#7EB936″]A[/dropcap4]ccording to the company website, the sunscreen “provides broad-spectrum sun protection, delivers antioxidants for wrinkle repair, [and] doesn’t cause breakouts.” It contains no fragrances or dyes, and it’s supposed to feel different than other sunscreens – not as greasy. The blog admin even gave her endorsement of it, saying that she loves the product, and you only need a little bit, so the price is worth it.

With this in mind, I decided to order the sunscreen. I used it during the weekend and today, and I can already say that yes, it doesn’t feel as greasy as other sunscreens would, even when applied between moisturizer and primer during my morning makeup routine. And so far, I haven’t noticed any breakouts like I would get with other sunscreens.

And the cool thing? The bottle has a spray applicator, so you have much more control over how much sunscreen you’re getting out of it. So a little goes a long way, if you’re just using it on your face. And really, if you think about it, the Paula’s Choice sunscreen, at just a little under $16.00 a bottle, costs a little more than the store brands like L’Oreal and Neutrogena, but it also contains the skin-repairing ingredients that you’d have to buy another product for if you were going with the other brands.

So I would definitely give this product four out of five unicorns. My only caveat? I wish the bottle was a little bigger for the price you’re paying.

5 replies on “We Try It!: Paula’s Choice Weightless Finish Sunscreen Spray in SPF 30”

I have sort of a fundamental issue with Paula’s Choice products, namely that Paula Begoun got her start as the Cosmetics Cop (and wrote the book Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me), rating and critiquing a huge number of products from different product lines, often with fairly arbitrary standards, based on her own personal preferences and opinions. Which is all well and good, but then she came out with her own line of products, which she presumably put all of her research and knowledge into creating to be absolutely flawless products, since she knows everything about everyone’s skin and how it reacts to ingredients and products ever. That’s great. There should be a wide variety of products to choose from! The problem is, after creating a product line, she still continues to critique other lines, her competition, and people treat her word as fact. I feel like once you’ve entered the marketplace as a brand competing for consumer dollars, you should probably consider your objectivity gone.

I will see what I can come up with for you on my end. :)

And it’s OK to hold a grudge like that. Everyone already knows about my Mel Gibson grudge because of how he totally screwed up Isabella of France’s cool story so she could be his love interest in Braveheart, among other things.

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