on 5/21/2012 4:02:00 PM
More reviews by Rachulll
This is my HG sunscreen- for BODY. I wish I could use it on my face, but it just clogs me up and gives me tons of blackheads. Still, it's cheap and so effective for my body I still rate it a 4. I burn EASY, and this prevents that better than anything else.
on 5/19/2012 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by thebobcat64
I just bought this last week because of all the great reviews. I am very fair skinned, so I use sunblock daily and was hoping this would be a good one for my face. Unfortunately this left a really noticeable white cast on my skin due to the physical protection. I put it on and expected it to sink in after awhile. I walked past the mirror half an hour later and still looked like a mime. You can rub it in and that helps some, but as someone else mentioned this lowers the protection factor. Granted, this product is not meant for your face but it made the rest of my skin super white as well. I'm sure this would protect my skin effectively, but I will be looking for something else.
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on 5/19/2012 12:36:00 AM
I bought this product with the hopes of using it for my face. While it doesn't make me break out and gives a good amount of protection, it leaves my face feeling sticky. The sunscreen sticks look like a glue stick and this left my skin feeling like I had rubbed one all over it. I tried to put some makeup on top to even out the texture and now my makeup brushes are sticky. That said, I'm using it for my hands and arms and it works great for that because it seems to sink in more there for whatever reason. It is also great for just throwing in your purse in case you forget to put on sunscreen like I do.
on 5/10/2012 7:50:00 PM
More reviews by brownsugarncutie
This sunscreen is great. This is the only drugstore sunscreen I have found with such a low price and a high zinc oxide content with the lack of oxybenzone.
on 5/8/2012 11:09:00 PM
More reviews by drivesl
I wanted to try this as a non-avobenzone/oxybenzone containing sunscreen because of its good rating on the EWG and because it contains zinc oxide. There is unfortunately evidence now that zinc oxide poses a possible skin cancer risk so I don't know what to do http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120507131951.htm
on 5/7/2012 3:55:00 PM
I have been using Neutrogena dry-touch and super advanced sunscreens but after researching their ingredients and finding out that the oxybenzone in them actually may cause damage to the skin, I decided to switch to a safer product. I was searching everywhere for affordable, safe sunscreen that contained zinc oxide and I was surprised to find such sunscreen at a drugstore! This product is AWESOME because it contains a high amount of zinc oxide while lacking oxybenzone. I have yet to find another sunscreen at such a low price with these two qualities. The product does go on really white initially and it scared me on my first application. But if you let it sit for about 2 minutes, the whiteness disappears. The only problem I have with this sunscreen is that it it a bit greasy and I have to blot before I apply make up but really, it's no big deal. I am just so happy to have found such a great sunscreen at such a low price and I love that it is easy to find at different stores. =)
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on 4/27/2012 10:22:00 PM
More reviews by scooucha24
When they say "the tan that you control", theyre right. If tou want a darker tan, you apply a thicker layer. If you want it light, only do it every few days. A lot of people complain about the smell, but I actually like it... I like this self tanner because it looks so natural, and if I dont have a chance to apply it for a few days, it doesn't look streaky, it just fades a little bit (and evenly!) I use this about every other night after I get out of the shower. As with any self tanner, youve just got to be careful around elbows, knees, and the area that transitions from the leg to the foot. Overall this is pretty amazing stuff !
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on 4/25/2012 7:26:00 PM
More reviews by cindy007
I am really suprized with this product as I'm such a sunscreen snob. I bought this stuff at 7-11 the other day, a tiny tube for $1.50, as I had forgotten my sunscreen at home and was desparate. Not bad! It goes on very easily and absorbs very quickly. Its not terribly moisturizing, but it did not leave my face a greasy mess either. Usually I have to put on powder on top of sunscreen but not with this stuff. So far it has not caused any acne. I have read on this site that it does not contain UVA protection but the one I had does. It states it is "broad spectrum" and it containes Aveobenzone (sp?). This is UVA protection. I use it just for walking around the city so I don't know how it holds up to intense sun, but it seems to have prevented me from tanning. Smells good too.
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on 4/19/2012 12:58:00 AM
More reviews by sleepytree
This sunscreen is definitely worth a shot! I have been using it for a little less than a year and I've had no problems with it except it does take some extra rubbing in to get the whitish cast to go away but this should NOT be a reason why you don't try it! I'm tan probably around a medium olive tone and the white tint hasn't really been an issue bc it goes away fairly quickly. Also, I have normal skin and use this on my face everyday and I have never broken out because of it. The only downside of this product is that it is not completely physical, but for having 14.5% zinc oxide for like $8 this is a major score.
on 3/15/2012 2:18:00 PM
More reviews by Tina68
I burned right through this sunscreen and had an allergic reaction. I bought it for my vacation to Cuba. I applied it 3-4 times while at the beach and still got burned. No big deal since I could cover up with a hat and sunglasses. What freaked me out the most was my skin's reaction: my face swelled up 5X its normal size. I looked like something out of that movie Mask starring Cher and Eric Stoltz. My eyes swelled shut and I had to see a doctor on the resort. Thank goodness Cuba has excellent healthcare! After diagnosis and treatment, the swelling finally went down after three days. Won't repurchase this sunscreen again. Having said all that, I like the portableness of the squeeze tube and it's non-greasy feeling. I used this on my kids and husband and none of them burned, so it does work, just not on me.
on 3/6/2012 8:53:00 PM
More reviews by AmCam28
I was running out of my Banana Boat Ultra Defense Faces SPF and haven't been able to find it in any stores. This was the only other option for faces, so I bought it. I only used it twice, and will be passing it onto a friend.Pros:Oil-free, fragrance free, slightly moisturizesCons:Feels heavier than the Banana Boat SPF, clogs my pores & causes breakouts quickly.
on 2/9/2012 12:42:00 AM
More reviews by dawnfire90
I bought this at Walgreens in a travel size 1oz tube to keep in my purse to put on my hands whenever I go outside. The ingredients listed here were wrong, they were the same as the pure and simple version so I corrected them straight from the bottle's ingredients. This has a PPD of 10.7 which is the highest out of over 10 US sunscreens I have checked so far. I love the smell, it smells like sunscreen but sweeter and yummier. The only thing I don't like is the screw off cap, it should be a flip top, I guess the full size does have a flip top cap though. The highest rating for pore clogging ingredients is a 2, which is the same as jojoba oil so I wouldn't consider it comedogenic. When I apply it all over my face it doesn't burn my skin like olay complete spf 15 does, I put it around my eyes (I wasn't careful about it) and it doesn't sting my eyes either. I used a tinted moisturizer and a pressed powder on top and it applies well under makeup and doesn't ball up and it absorbs well. No break outs so far
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on 1/25/2012 5:36:00 PM
More reviews by briella86
I can't believe this stuff is getting such a low rating! I have pretty light olive toned skin. I use this stuff in the spring before it looks appropriate for us white girls to be really dark. This lotion is pretty fool proof, easy to apply, does NOT streak. The only place I can't seem to get right is my hands but that goes for any self tanning product. This is the darkest gradual tanner I have tried. I start by putting on 2 coats 4 hours apart on the first day and then continue to apply everyday. Make sure you exfoliate in the shower of course. Oh, and I even put this stuff on my face and it doesn't break me out. Everyone keeps asking me if I went and did the Versa Spa thing.... nope..... gradual tanner! Much cheaper and not high maintenance. Just use it like you would any other lotion!!
on 12/22/2011 7:39:00 PM
More reviews by Crista
Still searching for my HG sunscreen, but so far this has been the best. I always come back to it. I use it mainly on my face, neck, and hands-basically any exposed areas after I get dressed. I applies easily without leaving a white cast. Does not break me out. Skin stays the same shade reguardless of season. Quite portable-I purchase the travel size, and at $.99, it's great buy!
on 10/12/2011 5:09:00 PM
More reviews by breakawaysue
I get the little pocket sized tubes and use this when outside working or playing in the sun. On more intense "sun" days I use the SPF 50 version. Anyway back to the 30. I'm a photographer who is often stuck out 10-12 hours in bright sunlight. I do wear long sleeve clothing and a hat, but sun still bounces up from the ground. I apply this every hour or two (as I think of it) and I don't burn period. It dries well and does NOT make a big slimy looking mess, which is also good b/c I'm in a lot of dust and that would create a nice mud layer. I absolutely love this and will continue to use it.
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