Paula's Choice

Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50

Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50
2.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

4.6Humectancy0.7Occlusivity

50

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Paula's Choice Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 has a moisturizing rating of 2.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 4.6 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.7 out of 10.

What else is good about it? This product has an SPF 50, which is the right SPF to use when spending lots of time outdoors and in the sun. Look out for a “broad spectrum” indication to be also protected from photoaging (i.e., wrinkles and sunspots).

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
10
HomosalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
OxybenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
5
OctisalateSyntheticSunscreen,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
AvobenzoneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
2.5
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
OctocryleneSyntheticSunscreen,Formula Helper
1.5
PEG-8SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
1.3
PolyethyleneSyntheticAbrasive,Formula Helper
1
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
SilicaNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
0.3
Picea Abies Wood ExtractBotanical

Ingredients explained

Score

60

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Score

10

Function

Sunscreen, Fragrance, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic chemical UV filter that protects against harmful UVB radiation.
Score

6

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A chemical sunscreen that protects against burning caused by UVB radiation.
Score

5

Function

Sunscreen, Fragrance, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A UVB sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It is normally paired with UVA sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum protection. Octisalate also protects other ingredients, like colorants and antioxidants, from deterioration due to exposure to UV light.
Score

3

Function

Sunscreen, Light stabilizing

Origin

Synthetic

A popular sunscreen that protects against UVA rays, which cause premature aging and skin cancer. Avobenzone degrades after about 30 minutes of sun exposure and becomes ineffective. It is therefore often paired with UV-filter stabilizers such as octocrylene.

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