From Paula's Choice website: Active: Octisalate (5%), Homosalate (5%), Oxybenzone (4%), Avobenzone (3%), Octocrylene (2.7%), Other: Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PEG-100 Stearate, Silica, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sucrose, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, C30-38 Olefin/Isopropyl Maleate/Ma Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, PEG-8 Laurate, Sodium RNA, Phospholipids, Lecithin, C1-8 Alkyl Tetrahydroxycyclohexanoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Ferulic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Sodium Dehydroacetate
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
I read the same thing as you and YES it is exactly the same, use it on your face. I could not stand physical sunscreen re the whiteness, etc. and this is exactly the same as the face SPF 30, I tried both, and what a price! I also like the Kater Sommerville serum, chemical, SPF 55, but 2 oz are $45, making it five and a half times more expensive. This will do just fine.
It seems like the same product as per the ingredient listing, with that being said, the heavy consistency of the product may be a bit much for the face. I wouldn't suggest utilizing it unless you have skin type on the dryer side versus the oilier side unless you use a very small amount.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
I do not have a product list, but I do have an anwer about using it on your face. I buy the face spf 30 for my face. That works very good and doesn't sting if it gets in your eyes. I know it is a bit of a choir to travel with two sun screens, but trust me it is worth it! I have been using this product for over 15 years and I never burn! All other sun screens I burn after 60 minutes and never with clinique.