This stuff hydrates my dry skin. It's not too oily and it makes my skin so soft.
I'm surprised by the bad reviews, but that's why there's soo many different products out there. I love it it doesn't Irritate my sensitive skin, and Hydrates it nicely.
I am shocked by the bad reviews on here, as I love this sunscreen and I am picky :) I used to use Lancome Bien Fait sunscreen, but after a while it was getting too pricey so I looked for a drug store spf that would protect my skin, and not make me break out or leave a white case, or sting my eyes. This product is perfect. I use it everyday after washing my face, and before applying makeup. It never makes my combination-trouble skin break out, never stings my eyes. I have never had issues with it balling up. I would definitely recommend this product!
I am quite disappointed in this because it's not moisturizing at all. I bought it mostly for the moisturizing effect along with the spf and the fact you can use this under makeup. But it just doesn't make sense for me to keep this when it lacks moisture, at least in my experience. Back to CVS it goes!
I bought this months ago when my local drugstores were out of the moisturizer I usually use (Cerave AM) and I knew it'd be another week or so before I found some. In the grand tradition of Neutrogena moisturizers this one kind of sucks, but I've got this whole bottle that doesn't expire any time soon, so I still try using it every once in a while.
I have sensitive combo acne-prone skin that's been getting a lot shinier now that it's summer; what I like about this stuff is that it's non irritating, nice and matte (I have to admit Cerave AM can add a bit of shine) and it is pretty light, but unfortunately, I find that this is not moisturizing enough for me and as others have mentioned, there have been a lot of times when it has balled up on me (I admit, this could be due to my application method as I sometimes try to add more and always layer it with other stuff). I don't feel comfortable trusting it alone to protect me from the sun because of the balling, though I guess to be honest, I don't feel comfortable trusting a single application of any face lotion in the am to protect me, so I would say that this might be worth trying if you have oily skin but still need moisturizer and are desperately searching for a combo that isn't all heavy and greasy.
I'm genuinely shocked at the bad reviews on this product. After having battled with many moisturizers that just didn't work with my combination skin, this one made me fall in love.
First off, this doesn't leave that whitish cast that some SPF's can leave on darker skin. It also doesn't exacerbate my oily skin like some other moisturizers do (I'm looking at you, Olay). This moisturizer is light and doesn't feel heavy or greasy. My makeup applies just fine over top of this too. As far as the smell, it smells like sunscreen. What do you expect? It doesn't bother me though. I'm on my third bottle of this now and won't use any other moisturizer for daytime wear. I love it and will continue to use it, I have no complaints at all.
Worst choice I ever made. I purchased the moisturizer because the one I usually use is running out, I needed a replacement because my face gets really dry after I wash it and I always need moisturizer before I put on makeup. But this product really stinks! It's not the smell but it balls up all over my face whenever I try to apply makeup after I used it. No good at all! I hate when moisturizer does that, it feels like all it does is adding a coating on my face instead of penetrates into the skin..Never buy again!
I've heard a lot of great things about Neutrogena, so when I was looking for sunscreen, guess what I picked up? Now I really really dislike the sun, I'm afraid of aging, silly I know. But what I also dislike is sunscreen breaking me out or leaving a horrible thick layer of white cast on my face. This sunscreen doesn't! It absorbs so easily, I feel tempted to apply and apply continously because it's just so fascinating to me.
The bad reviews of Neutrogena Oil-free moisture spf 35 had me cautious but I needed a facial sunscreen with spf 30+ due to the hot Georgia summer sun and my daily use of an Rx retinoid. Honestly, there were not that many options within the price range I was willing to pay for a facial sunscreen, and I've had pretty good experiences with Neutrogena products. So, I threw caution to the wind and tried this. All I can say is: Thank God I did not listen to the bad reviews. My experience has been great with this.
1) I get NONE of the greasy feel (even though a "slight greasy feel" is typical of facial sunscreens with more than spf 20.)
2) It gives my skin enough facial moisture for the summer months. I get a layer similar to a primer, and having combination skin that tends to get oily in warm weather this suits me just fine.
3) This product does not leave that awful whitish-gray cast that typically is present after sunscreens are applied to brown skin. (HURRAY!). and lastly,
4) I can't explain it but this product seemed to help my foundation and powder stay put for a long time even though it has been 90+-degrees! I typically sweat enough to melt the make up off earlier in the day, but for some reason, my facial makeup seemed unaffected with this on under it.
All in all, I will keep using this and update the review, but so far, I have found my summer facial sunscreen. 5 lippies!
This is the best SPF moisturizer I've ever used in this price range. I can't comment on how effective it is as a sun protectant, because that's not something I can measure...but I can say that I love the texture; how quickly it absorbs into the skin (doesn't leave a white cast); the light, pleasant fragrance; and how it leaves my face feeling sufficiently moisturized without feeling greasy. I will definitely re-purchase! You can check out my blog post for the full review: http://www.cosmeticpassion.com/2012/03/review-neutrogena-oil-free-moisture-spf.html