on 4/20/2014 2:42:00 AM
More reviews by kdelossantos
I really like this sunscreen. I burn even on cloudy days due to my extremely sensitive rosacea skin. Not only does it keep me from burning but I had no reaction from it at all. My skin reacts to almost everything and this sunscreen even seems to sooth my face when having a rosacea flare up. It does leave a whiteish appearance after applying but if that's all I have to deal with then so what. Anyone with rosacea knows what I'm talking about. I even wear a light layer at night to keep my skin calm and soothed. I highly recommend this for anyone that burns easily and has super sensitive skin.
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on 4/14/2014 6:56:00 PM
More reviews by lizzbear
So after reading the negative reviews on this product, I realize I'm the minority in that this sunscreen broke me out big time. I only used it for about 4 days on my face, neck, and chest before getting my first breakouts. The breakouts are still coming in strong or perhaps even stronger and it's been at least a week and a half since I've worn it last. I'm positive that this product is what is causing my breakouts because it's happening exclusively on my face, neck, and chest....and I have NEVER broke out on my neck before. It's also the only thing I've done differently in my routine. I'm not sure if it's because like other reviewers said that it's difficult to remove and maybe I had some residual on my face, but I always use makeup remover, scrub my face with the Salux cloth, and wash with a cleanser...it's just my normal routine. I will still talk about the other aspects of this sunscreen though. I really thought my biggest issue with this was going to be the white cast that a bunch of reviewers commented on. I really didn't think it was too bad once I rubbed it in well, and to be honest I thought it made a great base for my makeup. It kind of gave my face a brightened look lol. Also, I'm really oily and this sunscreen kept my face matte longer than usual and kept my makeup in place for many hours. So had it not broke me out so badly, I would have loved this product. Just be wary if you are prone to breakouts though because it's so not worth having cystic acne! I hadn't broken out in years before using this. I can't speak for how well it protected me from the sun and/or getting more freckles since I didn't use it long enough to find out.
on 3/19/2014 9:09:00 AM
More reviews by Vickybliss
Very similar ingredients to the giant bottle of Coppertone spf 50 for the body, minus the fragrance and higher chemical filters. Higher price point per ounce too, so if you're on a budget I wouldn't bother with this one and just get the bigger bottle marketed for the body (which is a bit thicker). I tested this on my oily, acne-prone skin and remove with an oil-based cleanser. No issues, it feels comfortable but can sting my eyes if I get it too close. I had a little more shine than usual, but I wasn't a greaseball. I might re-purchase, but am testing out all-physical sunscreens next.
on 2/19/2014 2:18:00 PM
More reviews by MsVengeance
I'm sure someone already mentioned it but this is one of the SPFs recommened on EWG's 2013 guide... It also appears to be the exact same formula as Coppertone's "Water Babies Pure & Simple," "Kids Pure & Simple," and "Sensitive Skin." I don't understand why they seem to be selling the exact same spf under 4 different labels but there you go.This sunscreen claims to be for sensitive skin but it makes my skin red and inflamed and it totally burns whenever I have it on. I figure I'm sensitive to one of the chemical spfs in it.Despite the slight burning sensation and the patchy redness it caused, I tried pretty hard to make it work due to the fact that it was supposed to be a reliable spf, but even ignoring the redness it causes (cause I get that it wont do this to everyone) the finish this stuff provides is just awful: It doesn't actually feel so thick or heavy but it definitely LOOKS thick and heavy, which in turn made my makeup look absolutely slimy and disgusting. It also gave me a horrible ashy tone no matter how I tried to blend it. I even added a tiny bit of tumeric to my mu one day and while it helped it didn't completely fix it--there is also just no getting around the nasty texture of this stuff.If this were a body spf I'd give it 3 but it's supposed to be for your face! I'd say if you're not gonna be caring how you look go for it but otherwise don't even bother trying it (seriously, my self esteem is still recovering).UPDATE: I eventually fell back on this when I ran out of my other SPF. In a fit of desperation, (I dont want more sun damage), I was able to make it work by mixing it with a tiny bit of arrow root powder to counteract the greasy slickness (doesn't make my skin so red anymore either). Baby powder or cornstarch would probably do the same. I still only stick with it bc none of the other spfs that EWG recs seem compatible with my skin.
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on 1/11/2014 10:39:00 AM
More reviews by HWL
I am slightly dry/combo skin that breaks. Sometimes I need a SS that won't break me out. In the summer, I like a lighter sunscreen. This is a very nice for a drugstore sunscreen, if you want something light and non-mineral. It has some shine, but less that some other oil free ss and lotions. I hardly feel it on and it doesn't break me out or irritate my skin, which is a little sensitive. No sting and it does not make my skin redder.. It dries quickly and has 30 spf, no fragrance and no white cast. It doesn't dry my skin at all, but it is not very hydrating. It does give a little moisture though. I have combo dry skin that gets clogged and breaks out. I do not tolerate minerals ss very well and they are in my mu. I like to wear a chemical ss under my mu. The creamier ss moisturizers feel good going on, but break me out. This doesn't dry my skin, the way some mattifying spfs can. I am giving this a good rating. It's no bioderma, but it's alcohol free, stable and cheep. It doesn't sting and isn't greasy. It does have some shine. That shine you get from oil-free products - sort glazed looking, which isn't a big deal. It's not something I'd rely on sitting out in the sun, it's not bad. Pros:InexepnsiveAvailable in drugstoresnon-greasysoaks inlightnon-irritatingno breakoutsCons:A little shine, but hey it's spf
on 11/19/2013 3:55:00 AM
More reviews by makeupjunkie11786
conflicted with this product...I like that its fragrance free hypoallergenic and doesn't break me out BUT...it goes on very thick and creamy for my liking... it also has a very heavy white film when first applied so i don't like that I can't just slap it on and go. But for the price it does what it's supposed to. I also like that it doesn't really have oxybenzone which isn't good for your skin. I am an avid runner so I need a good sunscreen that won't break my oily skin out. anf although I stated that I don't like that it's a bit thick for this reason..it hasn't broken me out yet and is very sweat resistant, doesn't run down and sting my eyes. I would wear it as sun protection alone but would be Afraid to layer it under makeup..
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on 10/27/2013 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by illbebe
This is first sunscreen I've ever used alone for my face. I normally used face creams/lotions with a bit of SPF in them. I got it because it said oil-free but boy was I mistaken. No part of it presented oil-free on my skin. Even thou I do have Oily skin I found that with in minutes of applying it I looked extremely "greasy". I even tried it without my regular cream or lotion but I still get the same result. I still use it from time to time but after it's finished I will not be buying it again. Nor would I recommend it to a friend with similar skin type.
on 8/23/2013 3:55:00 PM
More reviews by Unicorny101
Long story short....GREASY. How is this oil free omg...HORRIBLE SUNSCREEN. Returning it ASAP!!!
on 8/22/2013 10:45:00 PM
More reviews by egtidwell
I bought this sunscreen for a trip to the beach after reading about it on EWG. I think this might be the worst sunscreen I've ever used. I applied it liberally on my first day before going out to the beach. Yes, it goes on VERY thick and white, but I expected that. I admit that I wasn't as diligent as I normally am about reapplying on that first day, since it's such a goopy mess to apply, particularly once you have sand on you, and I did get a couple of pink spots on my chest and shoulder. So, from that day forward, I applied and reapplied diligently each day, but noticed that my cheeks, chests and arm were getting more red and itchy after a day or two. My skin also felt very dry and it's next to impossible to scrub this stuff off in the shower. By time I left the beach, my skin was dry, red, bumpy and itchy. After doing a little online research, I suspect that I may have had an allergic reaction to octinoxate (the first ingredient listed on the package). My symptoms sound very similar to everything I read about reactions to octinoxate. To top it all off, all of the new swimsuits I bought for the trip are now stained white stripes of zinc oxide, and possibly ruined. This stuff is going straight into the garbage. My experience with it was completely awful.
on 7/29/2013 8:03:00 AM
More reviews by KarmaEls
I bough this in SPF 70+. First impression. I hate the packaging, it just came out like a waterfall. The smell isn't so great, but is you like beach and sand smell, this is it. I used it, and then like it. My skin doesn't tan at all if I use this which I like cause I usually get sunburn easily. It give your skin a "tan effect", you know, shiny legs, not like sparkling, you know what I mean, woo hoo:)))) So you don't get sunburn but still look like you get tan, why not?
on 7/7/2013 5:02:00 AM
More reviews by meggan808
This has been my favorite body sunscreen for years. It doesn't leave any noticeable white cast on me, but I'm pretty pale anyway. It does take awhile (20-30 min.) to dry down, but after that, I find that it stays put very well. It leaves a slightly tacky/greasy finish, but nothing too terrible, in my opinion. I used this on my face for years without problems as well; I'm moderately acne/clog-prone, and this never bothered my skin. I'm slightly oily, so it's a bit thick and shiny for my liking, but a primer fixed the shine for me. It's very protective and water-resistant, in my experience. I've never burned (which happens to me quite easily if I don't wear a good sunscreen) or tanned while wearing this. SO and I, who are both really pale, even wore it on spring break in Nicaragua last year, and despite being out in the sun and ocean nearly all day every day for over a week, neither of us ended up with any color at all. It could have a more cosmetically elegant finish, but it's not really meant as an everyday sunscreen, it's designed for children who generally do not care about such things, and it's a super great value; so, I really don't mind the finish. Have bought over and over and will continue to do so.
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on 6/29/2013 3:56:00 PM
More reviews by KCLADYZ
I like this. No orange. nice medium tan within 3 applications. I do not notice a bad smell. Not the best of smells but not a bad smell.
on 6/17/2013 9:21:00 PM
More reviews by ariraven
I applied this before going to an amusement park so I knew I would be spending a full day in the hot sun. It applied thickly and was kind of a pain to rub it. I didn't mind the white cast, however the product states it is water resistant which I totally disagree with. Within 30 mins of applying this product I was sweating and it was beading up on my skin. I had white lines in my elbow bends and the sweat beads were a milky white ( sorry if TMI) Needless to say I got burned with an hour because of the product coming off.
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on 6/13/2013 10:04:00 PM
More reviews by Angeldoll
Love this, doesn't break me out on face or body. If you have a slight tan this is fantastic you will tan and not burn. Smells amazing and dries nicely doesn't feel oily like the Hawaiian tropic dry oil which was so greasy hated that one.
on 5/14/2013 1:38:00 PM
More reviews by hello_jamie
I live in Southern California, and it gets hot in the summer....and summer lasts from May-October. I love this sunblock for everyday use on my chest/shoulders/arms, it's way too shiny for my face unless I'm just going to pool or beach.It's kind of silly but I actually consider the Coppertone sunscreen scent to be my summertime perfume. I LOVE the way it smells, just like the beach! It smells just like the "sun and sand" line from Yankee candle. I personally prefer the lotion because it is more moisturizing on my dry skin, but If I'm going to beach I use the spray because I hate rubbing lotion onto sandy skin.
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