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Weightless Protection SPF 30

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
54 Reviews

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


  • 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

    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, Panax Ginseng (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 at least every 2 hours. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.


    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. 

  • FAQs

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

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

    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!

  • Reviews

    Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
    Based on 54 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 45 Total 4 star reviews: 4 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 3
    91%would recommend this product
    54 reviews
    • N
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      1 Star

      The outside of the packaging was I damaged, but when I opened it up the package around the product was bent and gnarly. There was a Renee rouleau pamphlet inside and it was covered in oily finger prints and I am unsure if the product was used before it was shipped to me… a very unexpectedly disappointing experience. I had heard that the formula for this product was lovely but I am hesitant to use it due to the clear lack of care in preparing this item for shipment and the fact that the product may have already been used. A very negative experience for a product I was really excited to use for the first time.

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      18 minutes ago
      Hi, Nina! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the condition in which you received your package. Your experience is far from the standard we strive to uphold, and we understand how disappointing it must have been to receive your order in such a state, especially when you were so excited to try our product. :( We want to assure you that every product we send out is carefully inspected and packaged with the utmost care to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition. Unfortunately, it appears that the package may have been mishandled during the delivery process by USPS, which led to the damage you described. I want to reassure you that we take the integrity and safety of our products very seriously, and we would never knowingly send out a product that has been used or compromised in any way. I replied to the email you sent us about this issue on Tuesday. I look forward to your reply and assisting you!
    • LA
      Lisa A.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Sun Damaged, Aging
      1 month ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Sun Damaged, Aging
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Love This Sunscreen

      It's not greasy, goes on smoothly and soaks into my face pretty quickly. After a few minutes, I can put my makeup on, no problem. It doesn't clog my pores and is light on my skin. Have been using it for years and after fighting with cystic acne, this has helped my skin tremendously!

    • A
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 25 - 34
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 4
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Irritated, Red
      1 month ago
      Age Range 25 - 34
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 4
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Irritated, Red
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars

      I’ve wore this sunscreen once, when applied it does have a strong sunscreen smell to me. It applied well and looked beautiful on the skin and didn’t burn the eyes. I wanted this to work for me so badly! But after only a few hours of wear, i already had bumpy texture all over my forehead and 8+ inflamed pimples popping up by the end of the day. Also, it definitely felt a little drying on the skin after a few hours, even with moisturizer applied under. If you have normal/oily skin maybe this would work for you! But sensitive acne prone people be aware!!

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      1 month ago

      Hi, Alycia! Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We're sorry to hear you experienced this reaction. We understand how frustrating it can be when a product doesn't meet your expectations, especially when dealing with sensitive, acne-prone skin. The Weightless Protection SPF 30 is formulated with non-comedogenic ingredients and is recommended for all skin types, even those with acne concerns. However, individual reactions can vary.
      I see that you've already chatted with our esthetician, Lexi, and are planning to make a return. Since this was your first order with us if you would like to book a FREE virtual consultation to review your current routine, check out our My Skin Rx service!
      💙 The RR Customer Care Team

    • BJ
      Barbara J.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 65+
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 2
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Sensitive, Sun Damaged
      3 months ago
      Age Range 65+
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 2
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Sensitive, Sun Damaged
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Combination skin

      It went on smoothly otherwise skin. No break outs.

    • MB
      Melanie B.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 45 - 54
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Oily
      8 months ago
      Age Range 45 - 54
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Aging, Oily
      Rated 3 out of 5 stars
      Wanted to love it

      This isn’t a bad sunscreen at all, but it’s not for me. A little drying, even for my oily skin. I feel like I need to wear a separate moisturizer under it, but I’d really like to not have that extra step if I can avoid it. It does leave a sticky feeling on my face when I touch it. However, it is lightweight, and makeup applies well over it. It doesn’t have any scent at all, which is nice. I want to love it, but I don’t. I’ll use up the bottle, but I won’t reorder. Absolutely love RR’s other products though.

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