HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15
Based on 491 reviews
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 491 reviews
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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Why is it different?
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.
What does it do?
Provides ample hydration and vital broad spectrum sun protection from pure mineral zinc oxide sunscreen 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.
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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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

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).

Ratings & Reviews

Non-comedogenic mineral sunscreen


I've been using this sunscreen for several years. I have oily/combo dehydrated acne prone skin with clogged pores. This sunscreen provide enough moisture and no-shine finish. Good under makeup, I could not find anything similar in luxe brands (as much as in drugstore brands). It does not cause brakeouts. I advertised this among my friends with oily skin and all are happy with it. The only one bad thing: it is not water-resistant, so it is not doog for swimming. I used it in the sea and aquapark and had to update protection all the time. But for city - it is perfect!




Love this AMAZING product


Thank you for keeping this wonderful sun protection product around. It has been my daily go to for years and has kept my skin looking young. I like the natural sun block ingredients in this product, they absorb well and give my skin a beautiful dewy finish. It is not greasy or shiny on me. Thanks Paula!


Tyler, TX


do NOT ever discontinue this product please !


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.



Moisturiser, primer and sun protection in one product!!


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!




The Perfect Sunscreen For Super Sensitive, Combination Skin!


Hydralight Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 30 works wonders for me as it provides adequate sun protection, lightly hydrates, is truly shine-free, leaves virtually no white cast even when applied liberally and causes no redness or irritation! I have very sensitive skin that went from oily to combination when I started using Retin-A and I can only use mineral-based sunscreens since chemical sunscreens severely irritate my skin. Most skin care products cause some form of redness on my face anyway, however this product does not. Plus, unlike many other mineral-based sunscreens, this product is not heavy or greasy. From other reviews it seems this product had been discontinued then brought back due to customer demand. Please don't ever discontinue it again. I will never use anything else!


Asheville, NC


A sunscreen that I didn't hate!!


It took me a long time to find a sunscreen that didn't feel awful on my face, but this is the one! As far as my skin is concerned, this is the Skin Balancing Invisible Gel but with SPF. Big thanks to PC customer service for helping me decide on this one; it's exactly what I needed.




I get the hype!


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.




My favorite SPF!


I'm so happy they brought this back! I tried the Calming Redness SPF they suggested as the replacement but it was much to runny in texture. Hydralight is great because it goes on smoothly and doesn't make my face feel dry. There is a slight tint due to the mineral sunscreen, but it goes away quickly once you rub it in.


San Mateo, CA


I want to weep with joy!


This product was my introduction to mineral sunscreens and I've never looked back (sorry Avobenzone!) I was practically in despair when it was discontinued. I've tried other mineral based sunscreens, available from drugstores, but nothing beats Hydralight's multi-purpose perfection. It serves as a combination moisturizer, serum, sunscreen and I would no more start my mornings without it than I would without coffee. It soaks into the skin beautifully without feeling sticky. There's a very very slight sheen immediately after applying and at first it does appear to make your skin look lighter, but both effects fade quickly enough. The feeling on the skin at first application is almost a fluffy, mousse-like sensation. It's not at all heavy or gloppy. You don't feel any of the greasiness that's common to chemical sunscreens - even the best formulated ones. THANK YOU, Paula's Choice, for bringing this product back!!!




As close to HOLY GRAIL as it gets!


I feel like I've tried over 100+ mineral sunscreens and have spent countless amounts of Monday as well. This hydralight spf 30 is an absolute stunning formula that should NEVER be discontinued. Now I know why everyone was so upset when the hydralight range was taken away. I'm happy to see that Paula's choice listens to the feedback and ultimately brought it back. After trying this I'm definitely not going to be getting the hydralight cleanser as well. I believe they made a toner but I don't see that back. Anyway this spf 30 is lightweight, smooth, easy to rub in and does not leave a white cast. It feels lightweight and fresh and like it's full of water when it's applied. The finish is natural and makes the skin look radiant. This is absolutely something that I would purchase multiples of for future orders. Without a doubt the best mineral sunscreen formulation I have EVER found!





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