Weightless Protection SPF 30

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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Weightless Protection SPF 30 is the best lightweight sunscreen with zinc oxide for oily and sensitive skin that won't feel greasy, cause blemishes or clog the pores. 

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$57.50

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"Sun protection is so important. I love this moisturizer."
Sofia Vergara, Actress
"Weightless Protection SPF 30 is a sunscreen that WON'T cause acne."
Cosmopolitan

Description

  • Weightless Protection SPF 30 by Renée Rouleau gives broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. This formula is lightweight and completely greaseless, making it ideal for sensitive skin and those prone to clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes. This unscented, 2-in-1 sunscreen moisturizer can be used as a daily moisturizer under makeup. It will not leave a chalky, white-ish cast on the skin as many sunscreens can, making it suitable for deeper skin tones. It's fully wearable under primers and foundation makeup and won't ever pill or ball up. 

    We consider sunscreen to be the most effective anti-aging product available since the #1 cause of premature wrinkles is from daily UV rays. The result? Beautiful and protected skin by Renée Rouleau. 

    Size: 3 fl oz

    Is this sunscreen right for you?

    This product is recommended for each of our nine skin types.

    Don't know your skin type? Take our Skin Type Quiz to learn how to best care for your skin and get customized product recommendations.

    Other Uses

    • Neck, chest and ears - important exposed areas to protect from UV rays

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Phthalates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Gluten
    • Mineral Oil
    • Petrolatum

    Vegan. Never tested on animals. 

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • A lightweight, thin lotion that is white in color and easy to spread, this product is unscented and doesn't have that "sunscreen" smell.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 7%, Octisalate 5%. INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (mild emulsifier/thickener), C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetyl Alcohol (non-drying thickener), Ceteareth-20, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid (Vit C), Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Acetate (Vit E), Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Extract, Chamomile (Anthernis Nobilis) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.

    Drug Facts

    Active Ingredients

    Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 7%, Octisalate 5%

    Uses

    Filters out the sun’s rays to prevent sunburn if used as directed. Decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

    Directions

    Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, and at least every two hours.

    Warnings

    For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and consult with a physician if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. SUN ALERT: Limiting sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and using sunscreens may reduce the risks of skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects of the sun.

    Inactive Ingredients

    Purified Water, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid (Vit C), Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Acetate (Vit E), Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Extract, Chamomile (Anthernis Nobilis) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Weightless Protection SPF 30 to protect your skin from damage: cleanse, tone (leave toner damp) and apply a generous amount to entire face, neck and exposed chest. Proceed with makeup. Use 365 days a year, rain or shine, inside or out as your daily moisturizer. Because this formula is so lightweight, if you find you need more moisture (especially in the winter months), add 1-2 drops of Pro Remedy Oil over the sunscreen.

  • FAQs

  • Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?

     Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.

    Where can I buy this product?

     Our products are sold exclusively at ReneeRouleau.com

    Is this product tested on animals?

     No. 

    What is the pH level of this product?

     The pH level of Weightless Protection SPF 30 is 7.0.

    Where are your products made?

     Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. 

    I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?

     Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. 

    I noticed that this sunscreen uses parabens. Why is that?

    The one product in our entire line that still uses parabens is our Weightless Protection SPF 30 and this is intentional. Our Weightless Protection SPF 30 is one of our best-selling products due to its lightweight formulation and the greaseless feel it gives to the skin. Since sunscreen is an FDA-approved drug and the process to get a sunscreen approved is very involved, to make any changes is very difficult. When the big debate about parabens came about years ago, we had explored removing them in our sunscreen but anytime you change a recipe of a product, the product will come out differently. If we had changed it to being paraben-free, it would have been heavier feeling on the skin and been more problematic for clogged pores. Renee thought long and hard about this. Is it more important to our customers to have a sunscreen compatible for their skin for every day use, or is the threat of parabens more important? Hands down, our customers told us that keeping the formula the same was what they wanted. (Again, it’s one of our best-sellers and our customers absolutely love it.) As for parabens, is it now widely acknowledged that the original study of parabens that caused the controversy in the first place, had a lot of discrepancies in it. And to this day, despite top researchers actively exploring this ingredient further, no one has been able to uncover anything that points to it being harmful. In fact, when Renee attended a cosmetic chemistry course at UCLA last year, this was a big topic of conversation and companies are looking at bringing parabens back since they got a bad rap unfairly. As for any concern about parabens, there are no shortage of websites that discuss ingredients in both positive and negative lights. We recognize that it can be confusing to decide which source to trust. Renee is a skincare formulator and has to sort through all of this information and also review related scientific studies to determine what she feels is valid. This greatly influences how our company decides what to use in our formulations. We also rely heavily on trusted chemists for guidance. They are experts on ingredients and their related studies. If new studies become available on either cosmetic ingredients’ safety or performance we’re considering using and/or currently use, they promptly inform us. Finally, please know that we don’t cut corners or use poor quality ingredients. Furthermore, we would never sell anything that we wouldn’t use on ourselves. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s best, but I hope this helps you make an informed decision. We can assure you, if there was something that was harming the public, we would be on top of it. Our customers’ safety and results are of the utmost importance to us. We’ve proven ourselves trustworthy, which is why we have been in business for over 20 years!

    Your sunscreen contains oxtinoxate. Isn't this ingredient banned in Hawaii for posing a risk of degrading coral reefs when worn while swimming in the ocean?

     Yes. However, this ban applies to water-resistant beach sunscreens only, which our sunscreen is not. It is a daily use sunscreen for under makeup. Pro tip: When at the beach, wear long-sleeve UV protecting swimwear to lessen sunscreen getting into ocean waters. 

    I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?

     Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!

  • Reviews

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    Reviewed by Robert S.
    Age Range
    35 - 44
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    2
    My Skin is
    • Acne Prone
    • Sensitive
    • Oily
    • Clogged Pores
    • Aging
    Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the most amazing skin care product I've ever used

    As a guy with thicker but sensitive skin that was in my late twenties til I started using skin care and studying my skin type in my early 30s til I found renee rouleau and exposed prior I was skeptical after trying many products that would either clog my skin or else irritate it at best that I couldn't use everywhere on my face being sensitive skin type 2 fair completed combo skin with an oily nose and semi oily cheeks and dry middle of forehead and chin that anything would ever work in the purpose of moisturizer when hydration was all I needed but as for a couple months my regimen included the renewal cleanser daily natural exfoliating cleanser with cotton pads for max surface area as a sort of fool proof foreo that doesn't require special cleanser and night serum to function consistently without affecting the bristles and topping after with the Elderberry toner and the night serum with it to maintain young skin with no wrinkles or acne but since my completion is very fair I started thinking the thinnest version of a moisturizer might be a sunscreen and although a generic drug store with helicopter may work it could still instigate acne I felt giving this a try was overdue and worth a shot. I could not have been more correct in my assessment from the knowledge I've acquired through the years yet suprised by how well this works for the skin it fortifies through the day before you hydrate it in the night where less in needed in defense. Most of what I learned, what I use and…

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    Reviewed by Jordan B.
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    Age Range
    25 - 34
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    2
    My Skin is
    • Sun Damaged
    • Aging
    • Tired
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect SPF

    I’ve been using this SPF for about 6 months now and I love it. None of the typical white, thick, goopy elements of a sunscreen. It sits so well under makeup and is an absolute staple in my skincare routine whether I’m going outside or not. Still working on my first tube and I use it every single day for my face, neck, and chest. Buy this!

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    Reviewed by Lex
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    Age Range
    18 - 24
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    4
    My Skin is
    • Oily
    • Sensitive
    Rated 5 out of 5

    my holy grail everyday SPF

    this is the only SPF that I have ever worn every single day. it's also the only mineral face sunscreen that doesn't leave a white cast. most days, i layer with a toner, a hydrating or brightening serum, sheer moisture lotion, then the weightless protection spf. i've been doing this for 2 years and my skin loves this daily routine!!

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    Reviewed by Katie B.
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    Age Range
    25 - 34
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    5
    My Skin is
    • Red
    • Irritated
    • Sensitive
    Rated 5 out of 5

    The perfect daily SPF

    I love all of RR’s products. She has really taken the time to address every skin type’s needs. This SPF was a game changer for me. SPF is THE most important step in any skin care regime, but I found it difficult to find one that gave me protection without making me look like a glazed donut. This weightless protection SPF was the answer to my prayers. It’s lightweight enough for daily wear while still protecting me for the harsh rays of the sun! It’s thick and creamy and absorbs so well into my skin!

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    Reviewed by Christina N.
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    Age Range
    25 - 34
    Renée Rouleau Skin Type
    5
    My Skin is
    • Red
    • Sensitive
    • Clogged Pores
    • Dry
    Rated 5 out of 5

    The BEST

    This is honestly the best SPF I’ve ever used, I’ve been using it daily for the last two years. Normally SPF is so thick and sticky, and leaves that white/blue that we all hate. This SPF is none of those things. The texture is perfect to use as a moisturizer under makeup - no more applying foundation over shiny/sticky SPF. It retains my skin’s moisture, and does a great job protecting from sun damage. I’m very pale and burn easily - my face has never been burnt when I’m wearing this SPF. Truly amazing product. Highly highly recommend.

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