I got a generous sample of this from Sephora and used it for a few days. On the plus side, it has a good spf 55 and a light, gel-like consistency packaged in a hygienic pump tube. The big negative is that it rolled off my face. I layered it over different products ranging from an AHA, a hydroquinone lightener, a non-spf moisturizer and a retinol. It flaked off over each of them. Maybe if you're not using any other products this might work. I give it a 3 for the high spf, good packaging and nice lotion quality. But it's very expensive and rolls off when layered over other products.
Absolutely love this moisturizer with sunscreen! I purchased it on the recommendation review from Paula Begoun and am thrilled with this product from the packaging, to the formula, and the high SPF.
The packaging is fantastic as it's an opaque tube with a pump. The formula is very light weight and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. Sinks right into my skin and it doesn't leave a white cast either despite being SPF 55. I have had no issues with any sensitivities or clogged pores. Also it contains peptides, plant extracts, antioxidants, and is fragrance free. I have found this sunscreen wears incredibly well under makeup with all my foundations with and without primers.
I purchased this item on eBay for half the retail price Sephora charges too. Definitely will be repurchasing.
I've been searching for a sun block lotion that wouldn't break me out and leave me shiney. This does leave some shine but I just use a primer (The Present) over top and I'm good to go. I've been using it for about 6 weeks now and even though I have very sensitive skin I've never had a problem with this
No added fragrance. However, it has a VERY strong odor associated with the chemical components of the sunscreen. Light, but leaves a slightly shiny finish. I received it with a QVC TSV, and kept the other products. The smell of the product was so annoying that I decided that I couldn't even use it on my forearms. I've tossed it out, but kept the other items that came with the TSV. I've never liked chemical sunscreens. However, I hoped that Philosophy might have created a less synthetic smelling product. I don't recommend it.