This sunscreen was okay, but I am really not into chemical sunscreens and the price is a bit absurd for only SPF 30 coverage. The packaging is very hygienic and the .5 oz one is portable (great for the beach), but nothing to talk about. It is one of the less greasy sunscreen options out there, but I still prefer L'Occitane's Brightening Shield (albeit the price is steep).
Active ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Meradimate 5.0%, Oxybenzone 3.5%, Avobenzone 1.0%
Rating: PA++; PPD 4.4
Consistency: thickish lotion
Fragrance: light sunscreen smell
Finish: Looked nice on my face - not too shiny, not too matte, but my hands left greasy marks on everything I touched
Wear: A little shiny after a 9-hour day, but not more so than usual for me.
Gym: Did not sting eyes
Notes: Bonus points for this dispensing in pump form
Not a favorite of mine at all. Very greasy feeling versus a moisturizing effect. I happen to like a number of PTR's products, but it seems they are either a hit or miss, and never in-between.
I bought this in a package of PTR's products, the others a good sampling of products I did enjoy. If you can find his products in boxed sets, they're usually good deals and excellent ways to test his products. The sizes are also very fair.
What I did not like about the All Day Moisture Defense Lotion was its general greasiness and heaviness. A product like this type of sunscreen for my face should not be this thick and gooey. I would much prefer a matte finish and a slicker lotion. This is not. I felt I had to powder my face afterwards to tone down the shine.
As far as its sunblocking properties, it worked well enough for my pale skin. I won't be using the rest on my face, though. I'll just use what's left on my body instead.
I think none of PTR products work for me :( I wanna like this moisturizer but it CLOG my pores. Everytime I use this, after I took off my make up, I always find bumps on my face. Good thing they didn't turn into acne/pimples, but the next morning my face always feels gritty, not smooth at all. At first I thought it was my foundation. So I stop using it for a week, my face become smooth again, then I tried this product again because I feel I really need good SS since the weather is getting really hot. And there they are, after I took off my make up that night, I found bumps all over my face again. So I have to say good bye to this. I tried Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch. It really makes my skin smooth and soft by the end of the day.
I use this as a sunscreen and I think the product is great, probably among the better sunscreen products I have tried for the face.
It is light, but moisturizing. No scent - which is good because scented products in the face can be overwhelming. It is easy to apply and I never got sunburned when applying the product. Will buy again!
product is greasy after application. Used the whole bottle, product did not really improve.
For the price, this is a very mediocre product. I currently live in the arctic circle and needed a moisturizing sunscreen. Maybe this works as a sunscreen, but it's way too light as a moisturizer, even if I were to live in a warmer place. What I really needed is a nice, thick moisturizer that I could wear under my Dr. Jart's BB. I've found PTR products to be either very good or very mediocre. The only thing good about it is that it's very lightly scented.
I love this product. I received a box full of sample-sized sunscreen moisturizers and primers (Murad, Boscia, Philosophy, Smashbox, Supergoop, DDF, etc...) from a friend at Sephora Corporate and, to me, this was the standout product. I had been using Mary Kay Day Solution paired with the Time Wise Age Fighting Moisturizer for years and was tired of having to use 2 separate products (MK makes an all in one version but, eh, I wasn't in love with it.)
What I love about the PTR lotion:
1.) OIL-FREE! I'm not afraid of oil in my products but considering all of my foundations are water-based, oil-free moisturizers are important if I don't want my foundations to go sliding off my face by noon.
2.) It absorbs really well. Some of the other products I tried felt thick and greasy and affected my makeup. This one soaked in and worked well with makeup.
3.) The SPF works. Or at least as far as I can tell, it works. No burning. No freckle-darkening. No accidental tanning.
4.) It's the Goldilocks of moisturizers. Not too light, not too heavy, but just right for daily use.
5.) I want an "anti-aging" moisturizer and it says it is "anti-aging" with Allantoin (soothes and calms,) gingko biloba (Protects against free-radicals) and Vitamins A, C, and E (anti-oxidants.) Maybe I'm naive, but that's good enough for me.
6.) NO BREAKOUTS! Too bad I can't say the same for the other sunscreens I tried.
Out of all the products I tried in my generous sample box, this was the ONE I had to run out and buy when the sample was used up. I feel it is on the pricy side but this is a rare instance when I actually feel the extra money spent is totally worth it. I will definitely buy again.
This smell and acts like any old drugstore sunscreen, actually smells just like the Coppertone from my childhood. I'm not impressed, sad, but true. I did, however, love the packaging. Pump that dispenses just a small amount at a time. No waste and very sanitary, but not enough to repurchase. $45 for 1.7oz, ouch!!!
Vitamins A & E
Smells like Coppertone
NOT fragrance-free AT ALL !!!!!
Took forever to absorb, if at all (not sure, I ended up sweating it off)
Made my bangs greasy (hate that)
Huge disappointment !!
Don't bother, but if you do, try and get a sample first!!! Save yourself the time and aggravation of wasting all that money. If you like heavy, thick sunscreen that smell (I actually like the smell) go out and buy Coppertone for $6 at Walmart.
Within seconds of stepping outside this product starting running into and burning my eyes like no other sunscreen has. I immediately had to go back inside and wash it off my face and 30 minutes later my eyes are still burning. What did they put in this product?
I live in the desert with very low humidity and no sunscreen has ever affected me this way. This is a lousy product that you will regret ever putting on your face.