I got two sample envelopes of this moisturiser when I bought another full-size PC product. One envelope I used and one I'll throw out. It's like a white ointment that smells bad and that didn't absorb into my skin, leaving my face feeling sticky and unpleasant. It may be a great sunscreen but I'll stick to my Neutrogena Ageless Instensives with SPF 20 - it's way more to my liking.
Caused me to break out. I am a big fan of pc but this product was not a winner with my skin. I stopped using it, eventually convinced myself maybe it is not the problem. Tried a second time and broke out again. I have sensitive skin on the dry side. Felt a lot like a sunscreen and not very moisturizing.
I loved this face cream because it uses only Titanium Dioxide for the sunscreen element. For me that means no stinging, no extra dryness or rashes (that zinc sunscreens always give me), and not much sunscreen smell. On the other hand, I hated this face cream as it provided no moisture at all to my very dry skin and it sucks up what little moisture I have during the day. I'm debating if I want to spend over $25 for only 2oz of a really nice SPF, or go looking for alternatives. So far, I have not had much luck finding only Titanium Dioxide sunscreens, so I will continue to purchased this one until I do find a good alternative.
I tried this moisturiser on my whole face and was left with mixed feelings – mostly about its consistency. On one hand, it doesn’t seem moisturising enough for dry skin. On the other hand, it’s not mattifying enough for oily skin. My skin type is combination and sensitive, and the moisturiser leaves a slightly waxy feeling, and clogs pores. Plus, my skin gets oily pretty quickly.
The best part about it though is its pure titanium oxide sunscreen, which is why it’s suitable around the eyes. Sure, because of the high titanium dioxide content, it leaves a slight white cast. But when used around the eyes, the brightening effect is only a plus!
All things said, I ended up ordering a full-size tube after having used a few samples. I use it as a daytime eye cream, and it works just beautifully for that. continued >>
I like the amount of antioxidants in this product and the ingredients it has for sunscreen BUT I find this product way too heavy for my skin type.
This really should only be used by people with ageing skin. I am 26 and its just too oily. I have combination skin and it just gives me an oily white glow when I wear it under foundation.
I must have the new packaging because I found it great. It was well packaged to keep the antioxidants away from air/sunlight.
I now only use it as a weekend moisturiser if I am going out running, or dab it under my eyes before bed.
I'd only recommend this if you have dry, or very ageing skin.
UPDATE: Have used this for two months, and my decolletage looks much healthier; it's less red and freckles and sun spots are fading. This is the only product I'm using on this sensitive area besides a gentle toner after I cleanse. Because this product has zinc oxide, I use a silicone based makeup remover (Neutrogena Oil Free) before cleansing to ensure that I remove it all at night. .
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I'm using this daily on my sun damaged décolletage with mild subtype II rosacea- but all has been quiet and soothed (and protected) with this multi-tasking cream. After 10 minutes, the mineral-based shine nicely drops off- and the resulting glow finish instantly improves the look of my skin- a nice bonus along with the the thoughtful skincare it provides.
I gave this a try for a few days on my face (combination)- but it was too heavy for my oily areas; Paula’s Choice accurately labeled it as being ideal for normal to dry skin- not my combination skin on my face.
I am a fan of Paula's Choice products. I thought this one was OK - it didn't break me out and the sunscreen kept out the sun all day. However, my skin looked and felt a bit greasy when I wore it. I am also not a big fan of the packaging - a tube that you twist and squeeze out the hole. When you retwist the top to close - more product comes out. I had to calibrate to account for the excess. Overall - a resounding meh.
Bit sticky. Would't wear it under makeup which kind of defeats the point.
I bought this as part of a complete set of the RESIST line (cleanser, toner, serum, daily exfoliator, weekly exfoliator, moisturizer w sunscreen and moisturizer w/o sunscreen). I have used the products from this set approximately half a year. I will not repurchase this moisturizer as I find that the titanium dioxide interferes with my foundation (also when I have used the moisturizer sparingly). Also, I find the formulation a bit on the heavy side.
I don't understand all the negative reiews on this product.My skin type is combination. this moisturises well without being greasy and can be used around the eyes.As for leaving a white cast I can't see this at all.Maybe some people aren't rubbing it in properly. i use this under make up and a lot on it's own.If you're applying make up on top the whiteness shoudn't be a problem anyway. This provides broad spectrum protection. It's nonsense that titatium dioxide does not provide suffficient uva protection, and i emphasise sufficient, as no sunscreen whether it's avabezone, zinc oxide etc, can block out all uv rays. I can't see past this as my dailly moisturiser aat the moment. Other bonuses is it's fragrance free,and dosen't contain unneccessary irritants which are all to common in a lot of skin care products.I hate perfumed skin creams, the only time I will use a perfumed product is if it's a rinse off cleanser and even at that it's got to be minimal.Yes it's nice to have a nice smelling product, but unfortunately the nicer the smell, the more drying and irritating it probably is for skin.that's why I like a lot of paula's stuff as no perfume and weird coloured creams and irritating alcohols. Not all alcohols in skin care are bad(you would need to do your research). As for those concerned about the packaging , I do beleive this is to change, but personally , I don't have a problem with it.