I love this stuff. I am a huge skincare product junkie but more than that I am an even bigger sunscreen/sunblock junkie. I will not use anything less than 30 and I am constantly checking on skincancer.org to see what sunscreens have been approved with their seal. I do not feel comfortable wearing any sunscreen that does not have their approval. I was previously using Obagi Nu Derm (Healthy Skin) Sunblock SPF 45 I believe. I loved that sunscreen like we were dating and had been through at least 3 tubes. Upon finding my third tube almost empty I got ready to re-order another but decided to check the skincancer.org website to see if anything had changed. Luckily I was able to find out that they no longer have a seal of approval from the site. I did however find this sunscreen a being approved. Just imagine my dismay when I discovered that was $80. For 1/7OZ of sunscreen?
As hefty as the price tag was, I am a sunscreen junkie so I went to the internet to find the lowest price. I was able to buy one off ebay for 35 dollars. Fast forward to the product now being in my purse and I must say that I really love it. Where as Obagi Nu Derm left a nice matte but somewhat white cast over my face, this sunscreen does not. I actually find that my face is smoother after applying this. Not only that, but my makeup just glides on. I went to work one day after applying this sunscreen and putting on only bronzer and mascara. My co-worker couldn't stop telling me how fresh faced and glowing I was. It was a nice feeling to know that a sunscreen did this, not makeup. I feel in love with it so much that I ended up buying another tube on ebay for the same price. I really lucked out. I am hoping this tube I have now lasts me a while and have put the other tube in the fridge to keep preserved for when I'm ready to crack that baby open.
All in all, I would highly recommend this sunscreen to those able to afford it. Heck, the skin cancer foundation recommends it too!
I will update if my love for this changes but so far -- moisturizing, smooths my face, doesn't break me out, makes me glow without feeling oily. HG sunscreen.