I have dry, combination, acne-prone skin. This stuff has many good qualities: fragrance free, leaves no white cast, contains many antioxidants, package recyclable, and the company does not test on animals. I bought this moisturizer with sunscreen for 6 months. A tube lasts me about 5 weeks. However, I may have used more per day than most people just because my face is so dry. This is almost my HG moisturizer with sunscreen, but I am going to see if other moisturizers or sunscreens provide more moisture for a cheaper price. I would repurchase.
I'm acne-prone but can easily use this without worrying about breaking out. This product is AMAZING for the price you get so much more out of this. I don't mind paying more for my skincare but for this I don't have to because I've used lots of products from Clinique, MAC and Boscia but this has been the best so far.
I only buy this because the L'Oreal Ombrelle SPF for face isn't available in the U.S. It's very runny and the cap tends to fill up with spillage, which is frustrating and messy. It's not hard to apply and takes less rubbing in than other similar products, but I still get the whiteish, ghost-y look if my skin is really dry when I apply it or if I don't spend 5 minutes rubbing it in with my fingertips. Also, it tends to slide off in the water from the beginning and I end up with a white line at my chinline if I wear it while running. It's healthier than chemical sunscreens, I guess, but I'll replace it as soon as I find something better.
I've been using this sunscreen for about a month and like it better than any other facial sunscreen I've tried.I bought two bottles for $1.99 apiece (they were on clearance) because Paula Begoun recommended it for those with normal to dry skin and occasional breakouts.It doesn't seem to break me out but I can't be sure because I'm still having the minor breakouts that I had before I started using this product.This is the only sunscreen that doesn't irritate my skin and that's moisturizing enough by itself.It has a creamy consistency without being too thick, it doesn't leave a greasy or shiny finish and has no white cast.Some other reviewers mentioned it stung their eye area I have used this around my eyes (sometimes liberally) with no stinging or irratation which has happened with other sunscreens.Some of the other sunscreens I have tried are Clean & Clear Morning Glow (sparkley whitish finish slightly gritty texture) and Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Soothing Lotion (not moisturizing enough and it broke me out) this sunscreen is fantastic compared to them.This also works very well under makeup I use it with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer...Update:11/3/12 after using this a little while longer I am sure that it doesn't contribute to breakouts.Update 2: after consistently using this for more than 2 months this definitely clogged the pores on my cheeks so I stopped using it. continued >>
This is good stuff but after a while it starts to sting my eyes.It must be the octinoxate in it. Good broad spectrum sun protection so I wanted to be able to use this.Ive found a fantastic sunscreen in the blue lizard sensitive. Blue lizard contains only physical sunscreen,so agrees with me.For those people who can use this it is a fabulous product but I've always had a problem with chemical sunscreen around eyes.If you like me can't tolerate chemical sunscreen round eyes try the blue lizard.
This is a great sunscreen which feels moisturizing but never greasy. Absorbs really fast and leaves the face super soft. Never break me out although Im extremly prone to breakouts. Great ingredients as according to Paula Begoun. In terms of sunblocking capability I am yet to tell since I spent most of the times indoor, but the antioxidants effects are definitely visible. Will repurchase.
I purchased this product based on the recommendation of Paula Begoun's "Best Products" list for moisturizers with sunscreen. I really wanted to like this product, but sadly it just doesn't work for me. I found the formula to be thick and feel very heavy on the face. Completely interfered with my makeup and even broke me out after 2 uses.
I got this on sale for $4 and was very satisfied. It doesn't leave a white cast and is not greasy. It also hasn't made me break out. I plan on trying the SPF 50 one next.
I've always had the hardest time finding the right sunscreen. Physical sunscreens containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide inevitably clog my pores and break me out, even though they're supposed to be "natural" and better for you. Chemical sunscreens don't break me out, but they can sting and burn, especially if they contain high levels of homosalate (for some people who experience stinging and burning from chemical sunscreens, the culprit may be avobenzone, but for me, it's homosalate). In addition, I've noticed that the higher the SPF, the more irritating it is on my skin, so I've never been able to use anything higher than SPF 30 on a long-term basis. It's very frustrating. Anyway, during my latest search for a sunscreen, I came across Kiss My Face Face Factor SPF 30, which contains a combination of chemical and physical sunscreens (octinoxate - 7.5%, octisalate - 3.0%, and zinc oxide - 3.0%). While it's not oil-free (it contains sunflower seed oil), it's paraben-free and fragrance-free. I've only used it a few times so far, but it seems to be working out for me. I haven't experienced any breakouts or irritation, and I like the fact that it's moisturizing enough to use alone (although it's probably too rich for the summer).
UPDATE: I've used this for about two weeks now, and I haven't had any breakouts or other problems.
UPDATE #2: I've used this for 10 months now, and I still haven't had any breakouts or other problems. Unlike most chemical sunscreens, it doesn't sting or burn. And unlike most physical sunscreens, it doesn't clog my pores or leave that whitish cast on my skin.
My face generally leans on oily, so this is the only moisturizer I use. It has healthy antioxidants, and the opaque packaging keeps the bells and whistles from being damaged by light. It's a little thick for my taste, so I add a drop or two of water when I apply. I find that even when I'm on the water all day sailing or water skiing, as long as I'm wearing this my face won't burn. I love that it's very nature friendly, with 30% recycled packaging that can be re-recycled! My skin feels light and fresh after I've applied this in the morning, a wonderful feeling.
Great sunscreen that can double as a daily moisturizer for normal to oily skin. Make sure to avoid getting this in your eyes, it can sting!