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C+ 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 - Travel size

€ 18,00
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  • Concern: Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Dull skin
  • Ingredients: Vitamin C, Acetyl zingerone , Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract  View all
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How does it work?

  • 5% vitamin C supercharges UV protection, minimises discolouration and prevents future dark spots

  • Clinically proven to hydrate & brighten skin

  • UV filter blend SPF 50 defends against sun damage

This weightless, multi-active SPF protects, strengthens & visibly brightens skin with 5% vitamin C, acetyl zingerone & algae-derived amino acids.

5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 is treatment, moisturiser and sun protection in one powerful multi-active step. Three types of highly stable vitamin C brightens dullness, even tone and supercharge SPF for advanced sun protection. Algae-derived amino acids enhance the skin's ability to resist signs of environmental damage now and in the future. The weightless, hydrating formula creates an instant glow with a sheer finish for all skin types, tones and shades.

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Clinically proven to brighten and improve hydration* 

*Based on an independent clinical study with 30 people after 8 weeks.


100% agree does not leave a white cast* 

*Based on an independent clinical study with 30 people. 


Find out if this formula works for you.

Because skincare works best when it suits your skin type.

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Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and wait 15-30 minutes. Select what you see and how you feel.

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What's inside?

Key ingredients

Vitamin C

Vitamin C
One of the most well-researched vitamins for skin, shown to improve the look of multiple signs of ageing, brighten uneven skin tone, as well as provide skin-restoring and soothing benefits.

Acetyl zingerone 

Acetyl zingerone

This ginger-derived antioxidant offers a long list of benefits to skin, mostly around offsetting the visible impact of environmental exposure and helping to visibly repair past damage.  

Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract 

Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract

Type of red algae that’s proven to help defend skin from environmental stressors and works in brilliant synergy with vitamin C.

The full ingredient list:

Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate 7,5%, sunscreen), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Octisalate 5%, sunscreen), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Silica (texture-enhancing), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone, 2%, sunscreen agent), Octocrylene (2%, sunscreen agent), 3-OEthyl Ascorbic Acid (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ascorbyl Glucoside (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Propanediol (Humectant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Antioxidant), Acetyl Zingerone (Antioxidant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Viscosity Controlling Agent), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (Light Stabilizer), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Entada Phaseoloides Bark/Seed Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Hydrogenated Lecithin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (Solvent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Tocopherol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Emulsifying Agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Laureth-4 (Surfactant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Titanium Dioxide (Opacifying Agent), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499) (mineral pigment)

How to use

Apply as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Allow a moment to dry before applying make-up.

Here's a step-by-step of your morning & evening skincare application.
Step 1: Cleanser
Wet your face and apply a small amount with gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth.
Step 2: Toner
With your fingertips or a cotton pad, gently apply over the face and neck. Do not rinse.
Step 3 Exfoliants
Gently apply with your fingertips or a cotton pad over the face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. Start slowly: Apply every other day and note your skin's response. Then use up to twice daily.
Step 4 Treatments
Dispense a pearl-sized amount to your hand and apply once or twice daily to the face, neck and eye area.
Step 5 Moisturisers
Use a day moisturiser as the last step in your morning skincare routine and apply liberally at least 15 minutes before stepping into sun exposure. As always, it's best to reapply every two hours once the skin has been exposed to direct sunlight. For a night moisturiser, apply a small amount once or twice daily to the face and neck.
C+ 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 - Travel size



Most asked

Is the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 good for breakout-prone skin?

Yes, this ultra-light sunscreen is suitable for acne-prone skin. It contains vitamin C along with other potent antioxidants plus algae extract that can help calm and soothe redness and irritation, while also working to fade post-breakout marks. The formula is lightweight, so it won't clog pores and worsen breakouts.

Is the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 good for rosacea, eczema-prone or sensitive skin?

While the three forms of vitamin C used in this product are known to be highly stable and gentle on skin, product effectiveness varies due to synthetic actives and vitamin C potency. Patch-test on a small area to see how skin responds. For those with sensitive, reactive or rosacea-prone skin, use mineral-based sunscreens like DEFENSE Essential Glow SPF 30 or CALM Barrier Protect Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30.

Can I use the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 with other vitamin C and bio-active products?

Yes, using multiple vitamin C skin care products can enhance free radical protection, environmental defense and improve discolouration, wrinkles and loss of firmness. Start slow with multiple bio-active products like retinol, AHA/BHA and niacinamide and increase use over time as needed.

Are there any products or ingredients the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 cannot be used with?

Only copper peptides. Copper peptides can potentially oxidise vitamin C, making it less effective on skin. When using vitamin C and copper peptides in your routine, we recommend using one in the morning and the other at night to ensure maximum effectiveness.

How is the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 different than other Paula's Choice sun creams?

Our 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 is our only sunscreen that contains a unique combination of vitamin C, specialised algae extracts and acetyl zingerone. This combination helps brighten skin, reduces oxidative stress and helps boost the skin’s natural defences. It also helps to improve uneven skin tone and discolouration. Its fluid, lightweight texture is reminiscent of our bestselling RESIST Youth-Extending SPF 50 and the CLEAR Ultra-Light SPF 30. It absorbs faster and leaves a subtle glow from its sheer soft peach tint.

How does the packaging of the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 keep the product stable?

Research makes it clear that many of the best ingredients for skin – including antioxidants and anti-ageing champions like vitamin C – can break down in the presence of light and air. This sunscreen is housed in an opaque tube that does not allow any exposure to light or oxygen, ensuring it is stable and effective from first to last use.

Can the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50 be used around the eyes, especially if I also use the C5 Eye Cream?

Yes, and doing so may help increase overall results. To use both, you can apply the C5 Super Boost Eye Cream in the morning followed by the 5% Vitamin C Sheer Moisturizer SPF 50. If you find that layering sensitises your skin, consider applying the C5 Super Boost Eye Cream at night. Experimentation is key, remember to start slow, see how your skin responds and work up to increasing use over time as needed/desired. If the combination of C5 Eye Cream and SPF 50 does not work for you during the day, try another Paula’s Choice eye cream in the morning. Remember to apply skincare products around the orbital bone, avoiding the eye and lash line area.

How does vitamin C enhance the efficacy of SPF?

Vitamin C enhances sunscreen by boosting antioxidant protection, improving sunscreen efficacy, reducing UV-induced damage and helping to brighten skin tone. This combination provides added defence against UV damage, promotes skin health, and maintains a healthy-looking appearance.

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