HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15
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HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15
This antioxidant-enriched formula provides gentle, pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature ageing.

HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15

Based on 172 reviews

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This antioxidant-enriched formula provides gentle, pure mineral broad-spectrum sun protection to defend skin from premature ageing.
  • Diminishes the appearance of redness
  • Renews skin tone and vibrancy
  • Lightweight lotion leaves a soft matte finish
Skin Types:
Combination Skin

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HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 15 with Antioxidants provides gentle, broad-spectrum pure mineral sun protection in a lightweight lotion that leaves a soft imperceptible finish on skin. Its smooth texture applies easily and works beautifully around the eyes and under makeup. Soothing ingredients work to restore skin and defend against environmental concerns.
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What does it do?
Provides ample hydration and vital broad spectrum sun protection while delivering a soft matte, naturally radiant complexion with potent but lightweight hydration. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and even suitable for skin prone to rosacea.
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How to use

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.

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Research

Experimental Dermatology, June 2011, pages 477–482

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 2011, pages 178–187

Journal of Investigative Dermatology, August 2009, pages 56–59

British Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23–34

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, May 2008, pages S139–S148

Acta-Dermatovenereologica Croatia, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2007, pages 92-95 and Volume 11, Issue 3, 2003, pages 158–162

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, September 2007, pages 1–4

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6%; Titanium Dioxide 2.32% (sunscreens).
Other Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80 (texture enhancers), Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollients), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancesr), Isohexadecane (dry-finish solvent), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Propylene Glycol (moisture-binding agent), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (emollient), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (soothing agent),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agents), Allantoin (soothing agent), Glycerin, Panthenol (skin-replenishing ingredients), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Alumina, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture enhancers), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (skin-conditioning agent), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

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4.3

(based on 172 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (9)
  • Rubs in well (9)
  • Not greasy (7)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Non-greasy (3)

Cons

  • White cast (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (8), Budget buyer (5), Beauty conscious (3)

Reviewed by 172 customers

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5.0

do NOT ever discontinue this product please !

By Ozpanda

from Sydney

About Me Beauty Conscious, Skin Care Professional

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturises
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    I have sensitive eczema prone skin with rosacea and I can tolerate this. I am glad they don't add vitamin C as I react to that. It's light, basic, soothing , all you want in an SPF.
    Please don't ever much around with the formula and don't discontinue it.

     
    5.0

    Moisturiser, primer and sun protection in one product!!

    By Nicole

    from NSW

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturises
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

      The best product to use as a daily base under makeup. Hydrates but isn't greasy, offers sun protection but not ghosting. Just perfect as a primer. Enough said!

       
      5.0

      I get the hype!

      By Mel

      from Sydney

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Effective Protection
      • Non-comedogenic
      • Not Greasy
      • Rubs In Well
      • Sweatproof
      • UVA/UVB Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

        This is fantastic! I have very sensitive eyes and face, and my chin breaks out badly with almost all spf applications and I am 46 yrs old. The PC Clear moisturiser had been a Godsend but starting stinging my face in the last 6-9 months after 2 years of use. Then iI tried this! This moisturiser is the answer for breakout prone sensitive skin and eyes! It feels sensational and my eyes and skin feel calm. I am so thrilled! Thank you.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Yes - great!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST Mineral SPF you'll find in Australia

        By Tai

        from QLD, Australia

        About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Geek, Beauty Student, Budget Conscious

        Pros

        • Costs Less Than 40
        • Doesn't Block Pores
        • Easy To Access
        • Lightweight
        • Mattifies
        • Non-Greasy
        • No Problems Under Mu
        • Quick Delivery
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Costs More Than 15
        • Doesn't Moisturise
        • No Bigger Tubes Available

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Preventative Care
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Zinc - Acne

        Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

        How I use this - after moisturising everyday.

        Skin type - Combination skin with large pores, open comodones, hormonal/topical/contact acne at times. Skin has become drier lately and moderately sensitive to chemical SPF's.

        Things that are GREAT
        Have a collection of SPFs, for some reason finding a good mineral SPF for the face (online or on the shelves)..is a MISSION in Australia. AUSTRALIA!

        This is anti - greasy, thick, heavy, chalky and pore blocking. So far no troubles under makeup.
        It's white at first and then goes to clear within seconds/minutes. Have been using this a while now along with the Resist mineral SPF (for oily skin).
        It doesn't cost an arm and a leg like much pricier brands especially as this is something you should use daily..
        Zinc oxide can aid in wound healing and help with acne, somehow it calms it down.

        NOT so great - It's not $7-15 like you'd expect for us more budget conscious.. There isn't a bigger sized option.. It doesn't moisturise as the title would have you believe.. at all.. Which can be easily fixed (wear a moisturiser underneath).

        Service and delivery comments:

        Can't ever fault their delivery or customer service. I never used to purchase things online much either, too impatient and lazy to refund things if they're wrong because it'd usually such a hassle but so far I've had no troubles and everything arrives within the time they give you.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Broke me out

        By aetern

        from australia

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Ashy Cast To Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

            I'm not sure if my skin is just sensitive to an ingredient in this or what, but every time I tried to use it it caused really deep and painful pimples on my cheeks. I normally never break out there :(

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful

            By Katherine

            from Sydney Australia

            About Me Brand Buyer, Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Non-comedogenic
            • Not Greasy
            • Rubs In Well

            Cons

            • Smells Bad

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

            I have pretty normal skin but very sensitive and get eczema if something bothers my skin. I love the hydration of the moisture boost moisturiser with spf so much so that even though it burnt my eyes each and every use I finished the bottle (also I didn't want to waste money on a product). However, the stinging was very painful all around my eyes so I had to look for a physical moisturiser with enough moisture (the recovery line is too hydrating) and this Hydralight cream is beautiful.

            I wish Paula's choice would give an option of both chemical and physical sunscreens for each skin type.

            It's a beautiful product and doesn't cause stinging but just not for winter - this would be perfect for me in summer. So I'm happy I've found my summer moisturiser!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful for normal/combo/oily & sensitive skin types

            By Ferah

            from Sydney, AU

            Comments about Hydralight Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

            I have normal to dry, and sometimes normal to combination skin, but regardless, it is always sensitive and redness-prone. I do not use this moisturiser all the time, but it's my saving grace when my skin is leaning more towards the combination/oily side, particularly on a summer's day, where it leaves my skin with a perfect amount of hydration. The texture of this moisturiser is very light which makes it flow out of its bottle very easily. I juggle this moisturiser with other Paula's Choice's moisturisers, and overall, I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from rosacea, sensitivity and combination to oily skin.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Skin Loves This

            By Mel L

            from Victoria, AU

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Gentle
            • Not Greasy
            • Rubs In Well
            • UVA/UVB Protection

            Cons

            • White Cast

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Rosacea
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Hydralight Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

            I switched to this sunscreen because my skin became very irritated using regular chemical sunscreen. This does not irritate me at all and is very gentle. The texture is very light and easy to spread and it dries to a matte finish on my combination skin. Couple of things I tweaked to make this product perfect for me was to put a thin layer of moisturiser over my cheeks before using as they need more TLC than the rest of my face. Also the white cast is very noticeable on my olive complexion so what I did was add some Barely There sheer matte tint and its perfect!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not Shine Free

            By Kat789

            from Townsville, QLD, Australia

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Rubs In Well
            • UVA/UVB Protection

            Cons

            • Causes Rashes
            • Not A Matte Finish

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Hydralight Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

            I live in a humid climate and have combination, sensitive skin. I purchased this product as a daily SPF moisturiser to wear underneath my foundation. The first time I used this product it was in the morning after applying the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA liquid. The lotion was easy to apply and absorbed well, however did not provide a matte finish. Once I applied my matte finish foundation, I achieved a dewy appearance. I decided to try the lotion again the following morning but omitting the Skin Perfecting Liquid. This time immediately after application of the Hydra-light Shine Free lotion my skin had a reaction, my face became red & hot. This reaction took quiet a few hours to subside. There was a slightly less dewy appearance after I applied my foundation compared to the day before.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Pilling up so bad on my skin :(

            By Luna

            from Melbourne, AU

            About Me Brand Buyer, Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Rashes
              • Doesn't rub in well
              • Greasy
              • Greasy or Heavy
              • Pilling Up
              • Shiny
              • White Cast

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hydralight Shine-Free SPF 15 - 60 ml:

                This sunscreen does have a lovely light lotion texture but it BALLS UP everytime - no matter what I put underneath. I have tried using this product without any other products underneath and the result was really satisfying - no pilling up, minimal white cast, and soft matte finish. But that wouldn't be ideal for me because I have a very complex routine and cannot live without putting bunch of skincare stuff on my face.

                I have a very sensitive skin and have dermatitis and this product gives me red rashes but disappear after a few minutes.

                Since this is a mineral-based sunscreen the white cast in this sunscreen is quite strong but it is not as bad as the skinceuticals spf50 one.

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