Weightless Protection SPF 30
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.
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.
- Neck, chest and ears - important exposed areas to protect from UV rays
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Mineral Oil
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.
- 7.5% Octinoxate - organic absorbing sunscreen
- 7% Zinc Oxide - Micronized Zinc Oxide - UV reflecting physical sunscreen that doesn't leave a white-ish cast on the skin
- 5% Octisalate - organic absorbing sunscreen
- Green Tea Extract - soothing antioxidant
- Licorice Extract - anti-inflammatory for calming sensitivity
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 7%, Octisalate 5%. INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (mild emulsifier/thickener), C12-15 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, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Gingko Biloba Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Renée 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. Unfortunately, Weightless Protection SPF 30 is not reef safe according to the state of Hawaii. The reason for this is that we never made this sunscreen to be water-resistant for use at the beach. It is formulated for daily use to wear as a moisturizer and can be worn underneath makeup without pilling! Unlike water-resistant sunscreens, our customers don't have to worry about it clogging the pores or feeling greasy. When at the beach and swimming in the ocean, we always suggest using a water-resistant, reef-safe sunscreen."
I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?
Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!
- LALindsy A.Verified BuyerAge Range 35 - 44My Skin is Sensitive1 week agoAge Range 35 - 44My Skin is SensitiveRated 5 out of 5 starsBest SPF
This is the only sunscreen that I have found that doesn’t feel or smell like a sunscreen. I layer it under my moisturizer and it’s not greasy and doesn’t pill. My teen daughter who hates wearing sunscreen on her face even loves it!
- SHSharon H.Verified BuyerAge Range 65+Renée Rouleau Skin Type 8My Skin is Aging1 month agoAge Range 65+Renée Rouleau Skin Type 8My Skin is AgingRated 5 out of 5 starsWeightless Protection
Love this product have used for years, very effective and easy to use with foundation. Wouldn't consider anything else!
- BRBETTY R.Verified BuyerAge Range 65+My Skin is Aging, Oily, Sensitive, Acne Prone, Clogged Pores2 months agoAge Range 65+My Skin is Aging, Oily, Sensitive, Acne Prone, Clogged PoresRated 5 out of 5 starsExcellent Experience
I am a committed user of this product on my face as it does not clog my pores & my make-up easily goes on. NOTE: I coat my face well & let the sunscreen sink-in before I apply my foundation. I do not need a moisturizer when using the sunscreen.
- LALiz A.Verified BuyerAge Range 65+Renée Rouleau Skin Type 6My Skin is Sensitive, Aging5 months agoAge Range 65+Renée Rouleau Skin Type 6My Skin is Sensitive, AgingRated 5 out of 5 starsGreat for Sensitive Skin
Perfect for everyday use! Light plus moisturized means you can wear just by itself.
- KBKelly B.Verified BuyerAge Range 55 - 64My Skin is Dry, Sun Damaged5 months agoAge Range 55 - 64My Skin is Dry, Sun DamagedRated 5 out of 5 starsSun Protection
Use daily. Not oily. Applies easily. Never any irritation. Doesn't cause break outs. Very effective sunscreen.