I just tried this out today and was only in the sun for about an hour and a half, so, admittedly, I didn't give it the world's best test run. That said, I didn't burn at all. Granted, I don't usually burn.
Anyhoo, my big complaints about this ss is that it's SUPER thick and takes FOREVER to rub into your skin. I found I had to use more sunscreen than I usually do simply because this stuff does not spread easily. That said, it's probably a good thing that I used more than I usually do since most people don't use enough. Despite rubbing and rubbing and rubbing, I was still left with a whitish cast on drier areas of my body like my knees. I thought I'd rubbed it in completely when I was inside, but outside in the sunlight I could see I had a weird white cast all over my body.
I can't imagine this ss would be good for kids. From what I've seen on the beach and from what I remember from being a kid, kids generally don't like to stand around for a long time while someone rubs ss onto their bodies. Kids are wiggly and just want to start playing. This stuff takes forever to rub into your skin, thus it would not be good for kids.
The good part about this ss is that it doesn't feel too greasy. I can see this being a good daily facial ss for women who want a physical ss -- but only pale women. I'm East Asian with light to medium skin (I'm definitely not super pale like some of my fellow Asian sisters) and this stuff leaves too much of a white cast for me to use on my face on a daily basis.
All-in-all: It's not a bad ss, but unless you want to spend about fifteen minutes rubbing it into your body every single time you wear a bathing suit, this probably isn't the ss for you. If you are a person of color or just a person with light/medium to dark skin color, this is not the ss for you. I'm going to use up my tube, but I won't be buying this again. Sad because I was excited for a new, all physical, drugstore sunblock.
Still in the early stages, but so far so good! I can use this around eyes, no problem..It does feel a little thick at first, but then absorbs quite nicely. I use on face and body- I'm outside a lot, and no burning or redness. Yay! I have to use chemical free sunscreen or I will break out like crazy, and so far this is being good to me. It is both Zinc and Titanium. Good coverage:)
I waited to review this until I had used it for over a month. Purchased this on vacation as I needed a good ss as I was kayaking and the sun was intense. I really like this ss, it doesn't bother my Rosacea on face or eyes, it calms and actually soothes my skin, and it provides very good protection for me. It is thick and does go on white, however after about 20 minutes I can put tinted moisture over it and it looks descent. I didn't get any color on my face while kayaking which speaks volumes, a bit on chest and shoulders but I believe had I reapplied I probably wouldn't have gotten any color at all. I like this much better than the Avene, Loreal UV Perfect or Neutrogena helioplex, especially on days I expect to be in the sun, and because I have zero irritation from it. It's paraben & PABA free and very water resistant. Overall very pleased. For reference my skin is mature, dry, mild Rosacea (facial and ocular), not prone to breakouts. continued >>