I purchased this in my frustrating quest to find daily sun protection I could live with. I have pores that clog very easily and most of the products I tried were either clogging my skin, too shiny, too sticky or left a whitish cast.
I chose the 'Fair to Neutral' color which looks a bit muddy in the bottle but ended up blending well with my skin (my skin has more golden tones and I wanted a little color for summer). The formula is comfortable, light, matte (no shiny mica in it) and not sticky; it held up well all day without sliding off my face (the level of coverage is on the sheer side). It works well as an undereye concealer without settling into lines. The formula also has Retinol and vitamins which is a nice bonus; because of the clogged pores it's bad for me to start layering a ton of different products.The sunscreen actives are Octinoxate 7%, Octisalate 3%, Titanium Dioxide 5.1%. I chose this because of the absence of Avobenzone which I am suspecting of clogging me (from my observations with other products I have tried).
One thing to be aware of is that it dries very fast so you have to work quickly to get it on evenly. I squeeze a pump onto the back of my hand and work in small areas to cover. It's not a very moisturizing formula and you definitely need something underneath for slip. I use a 1% Clindamycin lotion prescribed by my dermatologist as a first layer along with my eye cream, then Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer on top.
So I was a bit ambivalent about using this at first, but with some adaptation on how I use it, I'm really liking it so far.
Unfortunately, I'm finding that I can't use this solely as a moisturizer. When I haven't moisturized or moisturized enough, this stuff draws attention to the flaky areas and turns them ORANGE. I purchased this in medium to olive, and as soon as I squirted some of this on my hand I groaned at how orange-y it looked.
HOWEVER ... when I moisturize thoroughly before, the TM seems to spread and absorb well, and somehow doesn't seem orange-y. On dryer skin, really it only made the dry areas appear orange, everywhere else was relatively sheer coverage with a tan tone.
So the moisturizing aspect, not so great for me. The benefit for me though is that it's sheer and it evens out my skin tone without feeling heavy like foundation. Also, since it's sheer, a perfect color match isn't as important. Setting with a yellow/olive powder corrected the color even when it was appearing orange. Also, the quality of my skin looks like it's improved which I'm thinking may be due to the retinol. While my chin is a mess recovering from a recent acne breakout, that's improving a little lately, my cheeks look more supple and the pores look smaller. I've also been mixing this with a primer as sort of a homemade BB cream, which is so far working out great.
This is my favorite tinted moisturizer and I have tried way too many to count. It does not break me out and is extremely light weight with moderate amount of coverage.
This product is soooo good!! The formula is so nice and liquidy but also very creamy :) it applies very sheer and gives almost no coverage but it does even out your ski tone very well :) the pulp doesn't work sometimes but I still love the formula :)
I have used this off and on for years. I love that is has retinol in it. I can tell a difference in my skin after using this for a week or so. I tend to use it as a moisturizer under a light coverage foundation and it works beautifully. I can use 10 or 20, the shades are so sheer that color matching is not a bit deal.
This is a great tinted moisturizer and sunscreen combination for normal to slightly dry skin. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to fight the dreaded signs of aging with makeup:)
I LOVE this product. I have recently grown out of the stage where I felt I needed a thick, unnaturally even foundation and decided to go a more healthy and natural route with my face. After trying multiple bb creams and tms this is the one for me! The bottle clearly states it offers a sheer tint, so I'm wondering why there are negative reviews because of the lack of coverage. Did you expect it to do something it never said it would do?!?!? Anyways, for my oily skin, this is amazing. It lasts all day at work, and I have noticed my skin looks more healthy and even w/o it on. I throw this on with some blush and mascara for an easy day look. I highly recommend this for those looking for sheer coverage, with a good SPF.
I have really mixed feelings about this product.
In terms of overall texture and performance, I enjoy using it. It's very lightweight, almost gel-like in feel, easily glides over primed skin and blends to a sheer finish. I have combination skin and I don't find this either greasy or moisturizing.
Coverage could be better. This is definitely the sheerer side of sheer. Imperfections are blurred, but still obvious. Set with silica powder, this is a good, bare-faced makeup that provides SPF. I've also stippled foundation over it for better coverage, set with Too Faced Primed and Poreless Powder, and got no-fuss, all-day wear.
Despite its good points, I'm unlikely to repurchase it because:
1) Poor color match -- the lightest shade is a tad too peach for me. It's okay for casual wear or layered with other foundation.
2) Poor packaging -- the clear plastic packaging isn't good for the antioxidants or the retinol.
3) Neutrogena does animal testing. If I purchase from them, it needs to be exceptionally good and benefit my skin. This is a tinted moisturizer and there are others just as good from cruelty-free companies.
This gives me some coverage, evens out my skin tone and looks natural, like I'm not wearing foundation. Ivory to Fair is a good match for my skin. I'm sure the sheerness helps with that. It's lightly moisturizing but doesn't make my oily T zone any greasier than usual. I was a little worried about using something moisturizing on my nose but it's been OK. I have rosacea and this does not bother my skin. This doesn't cover all my ruddieness, but I have a lot to cover.
I never thought to try this because i dont believe theres a make up that looks perfect on and clears your skin. I really like this product, Ive tried high-end to drug store and most foundations makes my skin look very dry in certain areas even if i moisturise and they just don't go on smooth, this product is like rubbing lotion in, i can't feel it on my face, it feels soft goes on very smooth and i actually got a compliment the first day i wore it saying my skin looked flawless, i dont have acne but i do get occasional pimples and i have redness on my cheeks and nose area this product blends in very well and makes my skin look even. i dont know if this helps get rid of pimples but it didn't break me out and also its very light coverage and in my case its a good thing and i don't think it last that long i put a matte finishing powder on over and in only a few hours it began fading and i could see the redness and pimples again(but i've had this problem with every product ive tried) but if you reaply a little its not that big of a deal. i dont recommend this if you have very oily skin unless used as a primer and the packaging is the best its very easy to get out and pump helps get the perfect amount you need to apply.