Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid- Lotion Sunblock SPF 30

3.7

77 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (2.5%), Homosalate (5%), Octisalate (4%), Octocrylene (3%), Oxybenzone (4%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Steareth 100, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Steareth 2, Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Polyester 7, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Bisabolol (L-Alpha), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl 2 6 Naphthalate, BHT, Xanthan Gum, Mannan, Capryloyl Glycine, Trideceth 6, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylancium Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cedrus Atlantica (Blue Atlas Cedar) Bark Extract


on 8/11/2015 11:14:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Hmm, it seems like this product does one thing for some people and the opposite for others. I have very, very oily skin and this is the only sunscreen I've found that doesn't make me oilier. Granted, I've never used expensive, high end sunscreens. I did try that Sofina sunscreen that was supposed to be great. (It wasn't.) However, the only drugstore sunscreens I've picked out to try are ones that say "ultra sheer" and "non-greasy." They've all been greasy on me though!

This sunscreen is kinda thick and has a glue-y consistency, but it absorbs quickly. It seriously is the only one that hasn't made me oilier. No white cast either. I use it every day and don't spend anymore time in the sun than I have to. I don't know if it would protect me from a long day in the sun, but it's August now and so far in this Texas heat and strong sun, I haven't noticed my skin getting any darker or any more freckles, so that's a good thing. I love this sunscreen.

If you have sensitive or irritated skin, this will sting! It only happened to me once, though, and everything was making my skin sting that day.

The only thing I can criticize is that there is something about the cap and the way it closes that causes lots of gunky buildup around the cap. But that's no big deal to me if the product works well.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 7/24/2015 2:41:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The good: It's fragrance free and doesn't have any kind of retinol ingredient in it as far as I know, which is good news for your skin! It doesn't feel greasy once its absorbed on the skin. Skin doesn't feel too bad with it on. It almost feels like your skin. It absorbs fast! Flash fast!
The bad: It absorbs fast! I usually apply to the bottom of my face, below my eyes, all at once and then apply with another goop on my forehead, but I couldn't completely cover the bottom of my face with one goop! I had to remember which parts I missed and touch those areas up. It also leaves this weird, residual feel on my fingers. Almost like when you have dried aerosol hairspray on your fingers. After washing my hands, drying them thoroughly, then touching my face again, my face will feel fine, like skin for a few seconds, but then it starts to feel like dried hairspray film again and it feels that way on my fingers, too. Which concerns me. Is it flaking/sloughing off? I don't really want that in a sunscreen. I used this on a road trip and reapplied every 2 hours, without washing my face first, and at the end of the day I had white spots where the sunscreen collected in the upper corners of my inner eyes near the brow bone. It also burned the first time when I applied it after toning without letting my toner thoroughly dry first. After that I haven't had a problem.

Conclusion: I wouldn't buy this in a perfect world, but I think, for an affordable sunscreen, this is as good as your going to get. I've tried so many others and frankly I'm frustrated and might give up for awhile. At least until I've used it all up. I just hope the sloughing off doesn't leave my skin to vulnerable to the sun. I WANT TO LOOK YOUNG FOREVAAAA!!!!

Update: I have a feeling that those who like this sunscreen aren't using enough. It does transfer on to your hands if you touch your face. It makes my face look whiter than usual and I'm pretty pale to begin with. If you apply a little in one area, then apply in the adjacent are and overlap with the previously applied area, the previously applied area will rub/flake off in little gross white bits. Make sure to blend really well so you don't have white spots.


on 7/15/2015 12:45:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I loved the first sheer sunscreen Neutrogena brought out and when I saw this "WON'T CAUSE BREAKOUTS", I HAD to try it for the summer. It's been a success!!

Like others have said, it burned only slightly when I first put it on and still does from time-to-time, but it goes away very quickly. Truly oil and scent-free which are HUGE A+'s in my books. I have very oily skin and if there's any amount of oil on my skin after moisturizing or throughout the day, this takes care of it.

It comes in a wide range of SPFs and I think it really does an awesome job at protecting my skin. I never burn anyway but I'm trying to be more sun conscious and I had total faith in this product. My only complaint is that, like most of Neutrogena's products, it's pretty pricey for a drugstore sunscreen, but so absolutely worth it and lasts SO long. I've had this for three months now and still have a bunch left. Recommended 100%.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Using this while using Retin A. For my dark skin girls, if you're in search of a sunscreen that won't have you looking crazy with the white cast on your face try this out. It absorbs in to your skin almost immediately and it doesn't break you out.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 6/27/2015 2:50:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I normally have clear skin, but it's very sensitive and acne prone. Because my current skin routine lacks SPF I've been looking for a product that provides that while keeping my skin clear. From La Roche Posay Sunscreen to BB with spf, they all made me breakout. I saw this in the store and was a bit skeptical but I decided to give it a try. The first 3 days my skin was clear and I thought this would be my HG sunscreen.. Then I broke out like crazy on the fourth day :( Now I'm off to try Cerave Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30.


on 6/21/2015 3:31:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Absolutely cannot say enough good things about this stuff. While I use the SPF 60 because my skin's so fair and prone to burning easily, and it works wonderfully. My skin's dry to the touch within a minute or two of applying, and it stays that way all day. I can easily apply it before putting on my makeup with no worries. I also have very sensitive combination skin, and this is the only face sunscreen that's never given me a rash or breakouts. Wouldn't hesitate to stock up on this stuff once my current supply runs out.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/17/2015 10:01:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I am definitely in love with this product! I love it how it doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my face and it's absolutely great under makeup! If you have acne prone skin like I do, I would definitely recommend for you to try it.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

HG Face sunscreen. I love that it leaves your skin with a matte (but not too dry) finish, so it's easy to use under makeup. I have very combination skin - flaky areas and then very oily areas. If my skin is feeling oily, I'll use this as my moisturizer or if my skin is feeling dry i'll use this on top of moisturizer. I've been using it for 2+ months now and it hasn't broken me out also since starting to use this, my acne marks & dark spots are definitely fading! I spend a lot of time outside walking to work (in NYC) so sun protection is very important. Highly recommend. It's also a reasonable price and you do get a lot.

I will note that like others have mentioned, sometimes there is a stinging on my face & under my eyes. It is usually when my face is feeling irritated already though

Update: this has harmful chemicals such as Oxybenzone so I have stopped using it. I'm using Josie Maran's SPF 47 moisturizer now, which is not at all similar in texture or finish. But it is more natural.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Burned my skin immediately had to wash it off


on 5/31/2015 10:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Broke me out unfortunately. I have very sensitive skin and I think the chemical sunscreens irritated my skin :(


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