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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on 8/13/2011 10:38:00 PM
More reviews by MissLerina
Pros: protects, absorbs quickly, works well with makeup, no white castCons: greasy, makes skin more oilyComments: I have repurchased this a couple of times only because it doesn't ruin my makeup. I have never burned or tanned while wearing this, either. It absorbs fairly quick and doesn't leave a white cast. Almost perfect - except it makes my skin very oily and a lot quicker. It's not great for the face, but works great for the body.Will repurchase.
on 8/8/2011 2:58:00 PM
More reviews by Bingchiiling
The formula for this product is identical to that of Coppertone's Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 50. I find that this leaves a slight white cast, which I don't mind since my skin is pretty fair. The sunscreen doesn't leave my skin completely matte and isn't too hard to wash off. I'd definitely repurchase this over the Shiseido SPF 55 sunscreen since I'm not too keen on purchasing a separate cleanser just to remove it.I paid around $10 for a 6 ounce bottle while I paid $35 for a 2 ounce tube of Shiseido's sunscreen. Well, both sunscreens are very effective, I just can't afford to shell out over fifty dollars every time I need a new sunscreen and cleansing oil in college :D
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on 8/5/2011 11:33:00 PM
I've tried many different types of sunscreens ranging from chemical to mineral based. This is similar to Shiseido's SPF 55 cream in that it contains a comparable amount of active ingredients. Shiseido's sunscreen contains around 16% zinc oxide while its Coppertone counterpart contains 14% percent. The Shiseido sunscreen keeps my face matte throughout the day, though that's contributed to the high concentration of dimethicone, which is extremely hard to wash off without a cleansing oil. The Coppertone sunscreen doesn't clog my pores or make my skin feel like it has a plastic film over it. It's easy to wash off. Any traces of greasiness are minimized to a slight sheen within a few minutes. I paid $9 for a 6 oz bottle, whereas I paid $35 for Shiseido's SPF 55 cream. With Shiseido's, I would of had to purchase a separate cleansing oil to remove it. My HG so far :D
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on 7/15/2011 11:39:00 PM
More reviews by miriamleah
While I can't vouch for the efficacy of this product for its presumed intended use (e.g., babies in water), I can report that it is not suitable as a sunscreen for an active adult. I'm always looking for effective sunscreens containing a minimum number of chemicals, and thought this might be worth a try. I've now applied this on my neck and arms about a half dozen times within the past few weeks, with repeatedly disappointing results. It sweated off within minutes of me stepping out of the house and ended up leaving greasy white smears on my skin, clothing, and even my dog's fur. Although clearly not sweat-resistant, it has proved to be water and laundry detergent-resistant and I had to purchase a special enzyme-based stain remover to salvage a shirt and a backpack. Needless to say, I've ended my experiment with this sunscreen. Granted, I live where the summers are hot and humid, but the melt factor of this product was ridiculous.
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on 7/10/2011 2:03:00 PM
More reviews by fancyfrancie
A MUST for long days at the lake. You will return home as pale as you left. Because of the large % of zinc, you can be pretty sloppy about application and still net lasting protection. I bought this as a cheaper alternative to Shiseido's SPF 50, which also contains 14% zinc oxide. However, the Shiseido stuff is way pricier, way yuckier (very greasy residue), and has a strong, unpleasant fragrance. So Coppertone wins this round.
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on 7/9/2011 8:53:00 PM
More reviews by cubancurls
I would not use on my face. Not because it's oily or heavy but after using japanese SS, (I currenly use sofina perfect white protect) I won't use anything but on my face. I use this on my neck, chest, arms, etc. It leaves a light white cast, the same as my sofina but much more moisterizing, leaves also a bit of a sheen. I did try on my face, just to see what it felt like and it is not heavy or filmy at all. It didn't make my face oily, but it also didn't mattify it like my japanese SS does. It felt as if I had nothing on my face, but there was a 'moisterizing sheen' to it. I would use on my face maybe only at the beach swimming where it doesn't really matter what I look like because no one looks good at the beach.It does work great on my neck, chest and arms so I can save my expensive japanese SS for my face.
on 7/3/2011 10:31:00 PM
More reviews by kaxel
My go-to lotion (and my whole family's) for several years. I don't burn with this but still get tan. It goes on smoothly, absorbs fast and doesn't feel greasy. I also love and grew up with the smell of Coppertone. I don't use this everyday, just for beach/sun/outdoor activities. However, I recently read that this does not block UVA rays. I'll have to investigate this more but may have to switch (bummer since I have a stash of several tubes for this summer and it took me years of switching sunscreens to settle on this one. Argh!)
on 7/3/2011 10:14:00 PM
More reviews by Wendy1954
This goes on, stays and doesn't ball up when sweating. It would be perfect except it has that typical Coppertone smell. At the beach or lake, it's fine but I wear sunscreen year-round and the fragrance takes along time to disappear if at all.
on 6/20/2011 12:17:00 PM
More reviews by d3ndroid
I'm very impressed by this sunscreen because it feels and applies very well. It feels just like any other light moisturizer, not thick or creamy, but more like a thin lotion. It's very easy to apply the 1/4 tsp. on face required to get the rated SPF 30 protection. It absorbs quickly and does not leave white streaks. It does not feel heavy or mask-like on the face like Neutrogena "dry touch" sunscreens do on me. The finish is a little dewy on my normal skin so oily-skinned peeps might want to keep that in mind. My makeup goes on fine over the sunscreen, no issues with it rubbing off in a visible way.The estimated UVA protective rating (from the BASF simulator) is 8.6 PPD. That's not terribly high but it's on par with what you can expect for a US drugstore sunscreen. Coppertone claims this sunscreen to be water resistant for up to 80 minutes.All in all a pretty good product: easy to wear, decent UVA/UVB protection for every day, and at good price as well (~$8 Canadian).
on 6/19/2011 1:48:00 AM
More reviews by moonlessnight14
Have to say, everytime I've used this product, I've gotten a sunburn, and I mean, a sunBURN! Normally, I might get a little redness (seriously, it looks like a flush), but I usually don't burn at all. I'm a lifeguard, and whenever I used this product at the pool, I'd burn like crazy. I'd reapply every 2 hours or so, and it didn't prevent any burning whatsoever.I know other people have used it and it works for them, but I've had no such luck. I've tried using it on multiple occasions over the years with multiple bottles (in case one was defective or something) and always got the same result: burn. Intense, painful burn.Btw, I've used many different sunscreens/sunblocks during my 5 years as a lifeguard, and this is the ONLY one that actually MAKES me burn.
on 6/9/2011 1:25:00 PM
More reviews by KittySkyfish
I bought this for an upcoming trip. Luckily I tested it out this week on my neck and chest and not my face because (48 hours later) the areas I exposed to this junk are covered with hundreds of tiny flesh-colored bumps!! Oh, and it's greasy too. Never sinks in and left my neck and chest a sticky mess all day long. FAIL.
on 6/6/2011 5:44:00 PM
More reviews by geanieLOL
I use spf 30... but first off, let me just say that this is a great product. it dries fairly fast, and i like that it's a spray.. so it's very helpful when i'm in a rush. I love how it's sweatproof and waterproof because i tend to sweat A LOT in the summer time. This has prevented me from getting sunburns, and another thing that i noticed when i apply this on my face, is that it gives me a weirdly matte looking finish. It's not oily at all. (note: i applied this WITH my foundation on). I absolutely love this product and will repurchase this. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
on 6/4/2011 5:42:00 PM
More reviews by gracie114
I use this in the summer on my face and it's great. I haven't experienced any problems using this.
on 6/4/2011 1:36:00 PM
More reviews by skylo0406
I know, I know we are supposed to use sunscreen to protect our skin from premature aging everyday. And everything I read says that we should use something with an spf of 30 or higher. So why is it that every facial moisterizer and coverup I find (that is oil free and has spf) only has an spf of 15 or 20?! So I finally accepted that fact that I wasn't going to get enough coverage out of my makeup or moitsterizer. And I found this. It is oil free, fragrance free, dye free, and has spf 50. It is perfect for my sensitve, acne prone skin. I use it under my makeup and it actually makes a nice base for my makeup. Totally recommend to anyone looking for a good facial sunscreen.
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