on 5/6/2013 6:57:00 PM
More reviews by staci13
I have such mixed feelings about this product! I guess I will just start by saying I am a fair skinned, pasty white girl who chooses fake sun over real for numerous reasons. I would have to say that in one application, this lotion provides the most noticable results as compared to other "gradual" lotions of that nature. It gives a nice color in my opinion as long as you take all the proper precautions that you would with any other self tanner: exfoliate, moisturize dry areas, and apply with gloves. However, it is easy to "over do it" with this lotion because it provides a darker color in fewer applications. I would recommend for fair people like myself to apply it every other day (and shower in between of course) until the desired color is achieved. Now I must mention perhaps the deal breaker with me,the reason I gave this a 3. The smell! Anyone who has ever used a self tanner knows this smell, it's a distinct scent, and very unpleasant in my opinion. I think it smells like canned mushrooms, and this lotion really packs a punch with that smell. It's terrible. I apply this lotion at night after a shower, and I must shower again (without much scrubbing) to rinse the smell off of myself. This odor also clings to my bed sheets and anything I was wearing with that lotion on my skin. I really do like the performance of this lotion, it is a good value, I just wish Coppertone could improve the scent it has once it reacts with your skin.
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on 4/17/2013 12:17:00 PM
More reviews by MoonKitty
I've been using this sunscreen for about three years now, and will probably buy more of this in a week or two. It's the best sunscreen I've found as of now. I'm not an expert on the function of sunscreens, but based on the research I've done on this product compared to others, it seems like it offers very efficient UVA and UVB protection. It's a product that I feel comfortable and protected while using. In addition, Zinc Oxide is my sunscreen ingredient of choice, and this sunscreen contains a good amount, plus some smaller amounts of chemical sunscreen ingredients.As for the texture, I personally really enjoy the whitecast that it gives to my face, since my skin is extremely pale and often red and ruddy. This sunscreen really evens out my skin tone and slightly lightens my dark circles; it's kind of like putting makeup on, for me. Despite all of that, I completely understand why many people are unhappy with the whitecast this product leaves. My boyfriend is Asian with a medium complexion, and this sunscreen makes his skin look blue, no joke.It can also be a little persistent when using this on the body. Last Summer, I would always get some of this sunscreen stuck in the lines of my inner elbow, and it was pretty difficult to remove with bar soap. I've had no problems removing it from my face, but for other parts of the body, body wash may be your better option.I think the key to getting this product to work is to experiment with different application techniques; go easy at first and lightly dot some of the product onto the skin, then blend it all together. Since it has a high amount of zinc, you have to make sure not to apply too much, otherwise it's just going to sit on your skin. Zinc or chem-free sunscreens don't require as much product to get an even coating as carbon-based or chemical sunscreens do, so start lightly and build it up if needed.TLDR: Great broad spectrum protection; good product for pale and pink-toned complexions; not the best for darker complexions; use care when removing.(P.S. Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50, Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple SPF 50, and Coppertone Kids Pure & Simple SPF 50 all have the exact same formula. Buy the cheapest of the three.)
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on 4/11/2013 10:24:00 AM
More reviews by Oliviamata
I'm starting to protect my skin with sunscreen and picked this up. I think it's amazing it does not irritate my skin or make me break out. I mix it with my moisturizer and it is perfect. Doesn't make me oily and rubs in really well. :)
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 2/4/2013 11:01:00 PM
More reviews by sunnydays1
The good reviews for this product are from the old formula. The new formula is so heavy and greasy and sticky. It's terrible. It also stains your clothes immediately. Read reviews on other sites- same thing. I loved the old formula and wish they would bring it back. For now, I have found the CVS oil free faces is like the old formula.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/4/2013 9:27:00 PM
More reviews by cecilelpham
I was going to buy the Coppertone Oil Free Faces Sunblock in SPF 30, but then I saw this sunblock right next to it and figured I should get this instead, since it has SPF 50. They were both the same price, but this Coppertone (Sensitive Skin) had less product than the Coppertone Oil Free Faces SPF 30. Anyway I got home and put the sunblock on my face and was very surprised at how white my face was (during the winter my skin is pretty light, and this sunblock made my face a whole shade paler). I put on my tinted moisturizer to add some color, but that didn't help much. I left it on for about an hour thinking it would sink in, but when I checked again the whiteness/paleness was still there. Also while I was putting it on, the sunblock had a very thick consistency and was hard to spread out and apply on my face. I had to rub it in a lot to get it to "blend" in. The only good thing is that my face did not get oily (I ended up wearing the sunblock for 4 hours) and my face did not break out. I think that if you have fair, oily, and sensitive skin, this product will fit you well.On the other hand, I will be returning this and trying the Coppertone Oil Free Faces Sunblock SPF 30 instead since it has better reviews.
on 12/8/2012 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by mayvalentine100
This product works good, does what it is suppost to do. My only thing is that I never use it, I find it is much easier to just rub sunscreen between your hands and spread it on your face is 1-2 seconds instead of this stick taking forever. Others might have better uses with it, but for me it was a waste and I never used it. Even being part of my swim team, I never used it.
on 11/13/2012 5:18:00 PM
More reviews by HappyBunny2
I was looking for a drugstore mineral sunscreen (no oxybenzone) and found this one. It turned me white and didn't rub in (I'm asian) and then when I sweated, the white showed up even more. I could've dealt with that, because it's just doing it's job by providing a protective layer on my skin, but I got more burned, had red bumps (pimples?) on my chest and back, and even after I showered, I could still smell and feel the product on me.
on 11/5/2012 6:09:00 PM
More reviews by mooshrimp
This is actually my HG sunscreen. It is the only sunscreen I've been able to use that doesn't flake when I put my silicone-based primer over it (E.L.F. primer). It goes on smooth, doesn't make me oily, doesn't break me out, is effective against sun damage, and doesn't stain.I love this sunscreen. It gives me a smooth foundation application and is the only one I've found so far that does. Every other sunscreen I've tried so far flakes and makes my skin look dryer than it is or is so oily that my foundation becomes splotchy and melts off within minutes.This is my favorite sunscreen to wear under foundation, without question.
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on 10/12/2012 9:25:00 PM
More reviews by Afrocutie
I was using Olay complete SPF 30 all through the summer. Whilst it did moisturise my skin it left it shiny. This on I came across discounted as it is at the end of summer. Most of the details are in Japanese, so got my friend to translate for me and it all appeared good. Esp the PA + + protection as this is really what I need it for. Treating hyper pigmentation areas at night makes no sense if you don't use a good uva sunscreen. This is a fluid and comes out the bottle quick. It is a light lemon colour and not greasy at all. Has a light baby powder smell, very mild. I apply on face and neck and it dries really quickly. On the bottle it says moist, but it contains no oil. So I layer it over my aloe gel and face cream if needed. Yes this will leave a grey cast. It is not an apply and go if you have a dark skin tone. However it isn't that bad, I dust a translucent powder in deep over my skin, maybe 10secs then the grey cast has gone. Even when photographed. I have used this for two weeks and my hyper pigmented areas have lightened. I'm like wow. I thought spf30 was kicking it, but clearly not. This has not broken me out, and allows me more flexibility with my moisturiser. But it is another step, and it means I have to wear makeup when wearing.
on 10/10/2012 9:04:00 PM
More reviews by loveydove
Ok, I'm going to be a big complainer. I absolutely LOATHE all of the Coppertone sprays. They are oily, sticky, expensive, there isn't a lot of product in container, and finally the hole gets plugged or spills product everywhere. Can you tell I hate sprays?Q! I will never buy a spray again. I forgot to mention that if you rub the spray in by hand - the stickiness will not come off for hours no matter how many times you wash your hands.Throughout my life I have tried many, many sunscreens but I always go back to the original all-purpose Coppertone (SPF 30). It smells great and is effective.
on 9/28/2012 9:48:00 AM
More reviews by saturninus
What a thick, gloppy, white mess. No matter how much I rubbed this in, I still felt white and sticky. Considering that I am an NW10, that's saying a lot.
on 8/16/2012 8:42:00 AM
More reviews by emmamulligan
Not amazing. I felt a little dry, like I'd just sprayed something all over myself. The feeling of having put lotion on myself after using cream or oil is preferable. I felt bad about using an aerosol can unnecessarily, too
on 8/9/2012 2:00:00 PM
More reviews by jessamay
I join the others who "love love love" this sunscreen. High SPF and it does not break me out nor leave me too dry or oily. It is easy to find at drugstores and the price is right. I know it is scarey at first as it does go on with a heavy white cast but for fair skin, this sinks in within a couple of minutes. For darker skin, I can imagine adding a tinted moisturizer to it would help though it may not work for those who are not pale. It does not sting or irritate my sensitive skin nor break me out and it is a solid sunscreen. I keep trying more expensive facial sunscreens but they are not as good all around. I will just relax about it and let it sink in that I found something that works all around for my face...ah, finally!!!
on 8/6/2012 3:27:00 PM
More reviews by spatterson1
I obviously expected it to be quite thick and leave some white, since it's zinc oxide. However, it is a SERIOUS amount of white/blue left on the skin for quite awhile. I would never use this on my face (but not a huge fan of zinc on my face regardless of the rave reviews it gets, it's just not for me), but also ended up giving this away because it was just too...well, too much. My arms were bluish for awhile after leaving the house. I have found ultra generic versions that do better.
on 8/5/2012 1:19:00 PM
More reviews by OSusanna
Thick and white. The previous reveiws that warn about this are on target. I've had great luck with this so far and I don't have any problems with the consistency at all. When I wear this on my face, I usually cover it with makeup anyway so it's a non-issue. I am a pale person and that's probably why I don't notice it as much as others. I have found that it is a nice moisturizer for drier skin and I like that as it seems to make my makeup look good over it. Overall a cheap product that appears to work fine for my situation. If I had a darker skin tone or an oiler skin type, I probably would not use this on my face.
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