This is quite a lovely product. It even works for my face which is prone to seborrheic dermatitis, and dries to be non-sticky.
The formula is exactly the same as the sunscreen for the face, neglecting the planton extract. So for shoppers who are in the market for the face version of this product, just buy this one instead.
The sunscreen is lightly moisturising and is best for dry skin. I applied it to my seborrheic dermatitis prone skin and amazingly it did not react. It has a low to moderate amount of antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients and is suitable for face or body. Applied on the face, it's not particularly greasy and on the body it's reasonably un-sticky and un-greasy.
I prefer other moisturiser for the face that has a nicer feel and high concentration of antioxidants though this one is quite fantastic, but I use this as a hand cream and it is perhaps on of the best I've tried. Many products marketed as hand creams have little skin repairing ingredients or antioxidants as this moisturiser and even fewer have and effective broad spectrum sunscreen for you hands which are exposed to the sun as much as your face. Applied to hands it's thick and moisturising, but almost has a dry-touch quality about it, so there's no slipping of your hands whist driving or typing or holding an item.
The fragrance free formula has a slightly chemical smell, but that's gone after a few minutes. For those of you located in Australia, this product is unavailable and must be purchased online, the sunscreen ingredients, listed as SPF50 in America and SPF40 in Europe and Britain are roughly equivalent to SPF20 in Australia.
This is my go to military sunscreen! I am a Naval Reservist and spent the summer doing 15 weeks of training. I needed an all over sunscreen as the military issue stuff is scary!
This comes in a sunny yellow tube and will not leak. I was really rough on this tube, throwing it in kit bags, cramming it in rucksacks in the field, sleeping on bags with this in it - no leaks.
The SPF 50 keeps my fair skin fair. I burn easily and I don't seem much darker after a summer of using this.
This is a white cream with no noticeable smell. It doesn't leave a white film - which is wonderful!
This is quite a rich cream and I used this on my face and body in lieu of moisturizer/sunscreen and it didn't break me out. Personally, I have slightly oily skin so I would never layer this over moisturizer or foundation, it would be too much. This has plenty of moisture in it to keep my skin fresh.
I also sweated alot in this and it didn't slide off yet my skin felt clean after a quick wash with soap and water or baby wipes, so it was easy to remove.
Lippies removed for being quite expensive and not available in drug stores.
This huge tube lasted me all summer and I continue to use this for my runs.
Well done, Clinique. Keep this up and I may convert to other products....
I, too, bought this product because it received a "Paula's Pick". The after-application feel is too greasy for me to deal with on a daily basis so I end up NOT using this sunscreen, which defeats the whole purpose of buying an "excellent" sunscreen.
I used it on my face & neck & hand & upper arm, takes a good 10 minutes or so to dry off (absorbed). I do not buy into labels, the face has the same skin as the face.
Sometimes, it still feels a bit tacky, in such case, I will use a little silicone primer on top & followed with the foundation/concealer routine.
As for any chemical SS, I will not apply close to the eyes. This large tube is going to last for a long while.
In Europe this has "only" a spf on 40 but it is still the same product.
I have been using this sunscreen since the middle of may, almost daily. Been using it here in finland but also on my trip to Barcelona-Spain.
I have problems with acne, I break out if I use wrong products, not only on my face but also on my body. I can't use bodylotinons daily that will break me out. The same was it with sunscreens. But on the same time I have a lot of acnescaring on my upper back/sholders that I super easy get sunburnes and red. So many times I have to choose breakouts or redness. I have used a sunscreen from loreal that was ok but is now discontinued. Tried a sunscreen from Paula's choise that broke me out and also got a bad sunburrn from.
I was abit afraid to try this, the texture is thick and creamy and I like more gel type of products. But I got it and I'm glad I did! My HG sunscreen for the body now. I have use this and havn't broken out from this, and I havn't got a bad sunburn. Cliniques faceproducts also work for me so I'm glad that this also does that.
Like I sad the texture is thick and creamy but also adit dryfeeling. It does take a few minutes so go in, it is weigthless but I can feel something on my arm when touching it. This doesn't make me a sandman on the beach the sand doesn't cling to it, and it is easy to wipe away.
A friend asked me if you get a deep tan from this, but I havn't. I got some color. I missed a spot when applying it on my trip to spain and that spot without this sunscreen is now much darker then rest of my body that I have the sunscreen on.
Paula Begoun gave this a expensive paulas pick for normal to dry skin ( the spf 15 face/body is a pick for normal-oily). I have normal oily but it still works for me. She also sad that the face version is identical to the body version, and yes I have tried this on my face and it is ok. No problems.
The only reason I got the spf40 was that I put it on befor going to work very early and have it on all day. The spf number is how long it will protect you, not how strong/good protection. So maybe next summer I'm going to try the spf15 face/body version that is more light.
Active: Oxybenzone (5%), Octisalate (5%), Homosalate (5%), Avobenzone (3%), Octocrylene (2.7%), Other: Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Peg-100 Stearate, Silica, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sucrose, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, C30-38 Olefin/Isopropyl Maleate/Ma Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Peg-8 Laurate, Sodium Rna, Phospholipids, Lecithin, C1-8 Alkyl Tetrahydroxycyclohexanoate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Ferulic Acid, Hexylene Glycol, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Sodium Dehydroacetate
Best sunblock I've ever used!
I tried City Block, Neutrogena's oil-free sunblock and other products but by far this is the best sunblock that does not make my face oily!
There is no guk-ky feeling and no sticky feeling!
If you are looking for a good sunblock over your foundation, THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOu!
I like this, for a chemical sunscreen. Normally I like to use physical blockers for the best UVA protection (zinc oxide), and this one does not have it. But, I like to put this on my chest and shoulders if I am going to get incidental exposure during the day. Not greasy, no annoying frangrance (like Neutrogena Dry Touch has - yuk), and goes on smooth and creamy. No breakouts thus far. Would buy again. I think the Avobenzone is a fair UVA protectant, but not as good as zinc - but I will say unfortunately with zinc, you usually get a whitish cast or greasiness - or both. This is a nice alternative.
It is actually the same thing as the one for face except that this one doesn't have sea plankton extract while the face one does (I bought both, thanks to the pushy yet convincing SA). The texture is creamy and quite moisturizing for those with oily skin. For those who are on the drier side, I suggest to use some moisturizer underneath. I believe this one provides adequate and stable UVA protection, since the avobenzone is stabilized.
Love this! Was using the Neutrogena SPF 55 Dry Touch and I like this better! It goes on smoothly and does not feel heavy, greasy or sticky. It's the lightest high SPF cream I've tried. Very elegant formula contains antioxidants & is a Paula's pick.