Finally a Japanese-type sunscreen available in the US, but this might be even better than my regular go-to Anessa and all those other sunscreens (Allie, Nivea, etc.) because it doesn't leave a white cast as much. Also, it doesn't settle into fine lines. It does leave a moist finish and takes a while to dry down, but since my skin is dry that's fine with me. No break outs but that's probably because I remove with an oil cleanser at the end of the day.
I bought it on sale and have tried using it for weeks at a time in the past few months; sometimes I would think it was okay and sometimes not, but ultimately, imma have to give it the thumbs down 'cause I was using it these past few weeks and have gained a much darker tan in that time. I've also noticed that it feels like it's burning all the time lately--and I'm not referring to the burn upon application as it does not burn when I put it on; I'm referring to the burning sensation I seem to get on my face every time I go out in the sun with it on (not cool and kinda scary!).
As for the finish, I have never been happy with how oily it makes my skin look and feel. It seems to wipe off way too easily and it takes my (usually unbudgeable) liquid mineral makeup with it. I see down there that someone is saying it is supposed to be worn on bare skin BEFORE moisturizing, yet the real directions do not state this at all so who knows... I always prefer to moisturize first--especially with an spf like this cause for me at least, it's just too irritating and drying due to the chemicals and alcohol. I wouldn't want this stuff touching my bare skin anyways. Either way, it doesn't seem to offer much protection. Another strike against it is that the bottle gets all tacky and gummy around the spout and cap, which is really annoying (hate it when products do this).
For the price, this is an unbeatable product and I've tried a number of other 'for the face' kinds of sunscreens. It leaves my face soft and dewy and it serves as an excellent primer for my daily make up routine. If you have sensitive skin (as I do), I'd recommend waiting a few minutes before putting it on after a shower -- it can sting a little bit then. But other than that, I can't say a harsh word about it. If your skin is on the dry side, you might need to apply an additional moisturizer, as the texture is very thin. But I've found it also evens out my pink undertones, so it works well as a general base and I find it provides excellent coverage from sunburn -- more so than my tinted moisturizers and concealers which contain an SPF. While it's certainly not as luxurious as comparable high end products (like Chanel's sunscreen) it's also not going to break the bank. Stands up well to the Texas summer sun. Will definitely repurchase.
I managed to find this on red tag sale at Target for $3 bucks and some change after using a $1 off coupon. So I was happy to get it on sale. I use this only for the beach and I do not apply any moisturizer prior to it application. It pours out like a liquid so you have to be very careful in application. I use a dime size amount as suggested by dermo and on my NC45 skintone it does not translate white or feel greasy to touch. No breakouts of any kind has arised but its probably because I don't wear this every day (I use a moisturizing sunscreen spf30). In the hot humid Florida weather it definitely holds up and I will definitely repurchase this.
I bought this product because of the positive reviews. However, I am disappointed with my purchase. I do not like the watery consistency and it feels grainy when I am applying it to my face. It also burns my skin and later on in the day if I accidentally rub my eyes, they sting. I don't even apply it near my eyes and I do wash my hands after application, so it beats me. Also, it does leave a white film on my face, so I have to apply just a tiny bit.
The good things about it are that it does not break me out and I have not gotten burned with it on so I know it works. I'll be looking for another sunscreen for my face when this one is finished.
The pros of this product are: fair price, did not burn my eyes, was not greasy, and went on easily without looking like a white mask - and best of all I did not get sunburned while in Mexico for a week and I have incredibly fair skin.
The major con: this sunscreen caused major breakouts on my face that are taking weeks to clear up. My skin never breaks out and this was the only change to my routine.
One main thing I love about this product is that it doesn't break me out, like the neutrogena dry touch sunscreen. This l'oreal sunscreen is pretty pricey for the amount you get but I definitely would repurchase. Formula is watery and the opening looks like a dropper. The scent has the typical sunscreen smell but goes away after application. I use about 2 squirts for my whole face. Sunscreen absorbs quick into my skin and it leaves a non-greasy, matte finish. I wear this under my makeup when I need sun protection. This product also stays on my skin unless I wash it off with a cleanser.
After reading all the reviews, I had to add something very important...this is a chemical based SPF so it needs to go on the skin FIRST...then apply your moisturizer...not the other way around. Chemical based SPF's have to absorb into the skin to do their job and can't penetrate well enough to do that through a moisturizer. Zinc oxide is the other way around...it sits on the surface and reflects away the rays so it would be applied after a moisturizer. And if it gets near your eyes and burns, it's not the 'high amounts of alcohol' as one reviewer said...it's the chemical ingredients of the SPF itself.
I used this product everyday for three week while at the beach. It may not contain oil, but it feels very greasy. After getting back from a long walk on the beach, I checked the mirror and there was a slimy, white ring in the crease of my neck where the product had slid down my face. I realized how bad this must have appeared to the people I had a conversation with during my walk. I usually put up with a bad product until I use it up (because I hate wasting money), but this one is worse than useless.
If I could find this as cheap as I snagged it (2.50$ a piece vs 12.00$) I'd buy it all up!
Now I'm not sure if we all reviewing the same thing here. I may have a newer version of L'Oreal Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen 50+. It does not specify for the face. It's more of a tube, like normal sunscreens but way smaller at only 3.0 fl oz per tube.
This blows my normal oil free Neutrogena spf 35 out of the water. Feels much lighter, dries faster. I feel like little if anything is left on my skin with sublime sun. It really makes my skin feel good. Very glad I picked up two tubes on a blind buy. I think I'll save it mostly for face due to price. Careful around the eyes! Most high SPF seriously burns if it gets into your peepers.
The only thing is the price is ridiuclous. L'Oreal(if you're reading) if one store can sell it for 2.50$ for the EXACT same thing in other stores at 12$ a piece YOU'RE PRICE GOUGING. There's really no argument there. That's exactly what's happening. Lower the price and you'll make even more money because more normal people will be able to actually afford the product.