Monday, January 14, 2013


I'm still really bummed about my favorite sunscreen being discontinued. It was like my religion. Now what? I have to worship some other false god? They all smear into my eyes and burn or make me break out in cystic acne.

When I emailed Paula's Choice to ask about the disappearance of this product from their line, this was the response I received:

"Thanks for your questions regarding our Weightless Finish SPF 30 Spray. We never want to be the bearer of disappointing news for our customers, but yes, this formula has been discontinued.  

Please know our decision to discontinue a product is never done impulsively and involve Paula’s entire team. Many different factors are taken into account, including customer preferences, purchasing patterns as well as well as the availability of new ingredients and more advanced formulations.

With the expansion of our line (including a large sunscreen offering), we have been reassessing all of our sunscreens based on customer feedback and, surprisingly, the SPF 30 spray was among the least favorite.  We do apologize for the shorter than typical notice, we normally have more time in advance to notify customers but that wasn’t possible in this instance due to supply/order timelines.

While there are no plans to create a new SPF spray at this time, our Product Development team is continually looking at alternatives and even more innovative options such as our RESIST SPF 25 and Hydralight SPF 30 formulas for oily skin due in 2013."

I do wish I had known sooner so that I could have stocked up! And I don't know why people didn't like it. I'm hoping that one of their new products works for me. The problem I usually have with lotion-type sunscreens if that, even when they claim to dry to a non-greasy finish, they always end up places I don't want them, like in my eyes. The liquid spray never did.

Anyway, I've started looking for alternatives. I recently bought a bottle of Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30, and I'll post a review of that soon. Meanwhile, I am nursing the last 1/4 bottle of my precious, which is set to expire next month. Boohoo. 


  1. It was my favourite sunscreen too, so I feel you! :'( Have you found any to take its place?

  2. I don't know how I will live without it. here in the humid south, it was the ONLY one, ever, that didn't grease me up or sting my eyes. what are we going to do? this new stuff actually stings my skin, too.

    1. I did find an alternative, actually! This Kinesys stuff is the exact same as the discontinued Paula's Choice, as far as I can tell:


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