I'm trying to figure out what product y'all are reviewing, because not only does my outer packaging list ALL actives (octinoxate, zinc oxide, octisalate, octocrylene), it also says it has 7% zinc oxide, not 1% like a bunch of reviews have stated.
i haven't been able to give this stuff the acid test of a full day in the sun, but my skin seems to like it so far and my skin doesn't really like ANYTHING sunscreen-related.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (2%), Zinc Oxide (7%)
Inactive Ingredients: Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbityl Laurate, Stearyl Alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Xanthan Gum
I bought this in an emergency situation, and glad I did. It's not my usual sweat/water resistant sunscreen, but it held up after an hour and a half run, in the 80 degree Phoenix, winter sun. Also, it didn't cause any breakouts, and most sunscreens do that to me. Too bad the SPF is only 45. It's a thick cream that goes on white but changes to clear, after you rub it in. It didn't look greasy on me either, but there was a slight 'sheen'. Nothing that made me concerned, though. It didn't 'ball up' either. I wouldn't use this under makeup, but that's just me. There are better products out there, for that (Loreal's Sublime is probably better under makeup). It's a nice, cheap sunscreen. No frills. You can find it at Walmart.
I was never one to wear sunblock. I mean, i always opt for a multitasking product. For sun protection, I always used Physicians Formula tinted moist. with high spf every day. But the thing is, it makes me super oily. But i'm afraid to start using an actual sunblock cause I have sensitive skin. After reading raves about this sunblock, I decided to bought it thinking that it's dirt cheap, and even if it doesnt work for my face, I could always use it for my body.
And boy i'm so glad i bought this. It's texture is like a regular sunblock, i was a bit worried because it's a bit thick. But after leaving it on my face for a few minutes, I top it with my mineral foundation. And believe it or not, my face is not as oily as usual. And no white cast issue for me (i have tan skin). I just wish it comes in a tube to make it more sanitary. But overall, I love this product, and WILL DEFINITELY repurchase.
Got this as a gift from a friend and have used this for a few days as my every day face sunblock. Every day feels like a hot summer day here so an SPF45 face cream is a really good choice. Upon application my face is shiny but I still used this under my make-up and just tried to blot the oil every few hours. But after about a week or two, I started to break out.
I think this is more suited if you just use this alone, without any make-up over it, like when you are at the beach and going swimming. But I couldn't be sure as I haven't had the chance to use this alone when going to the beach/swimming. I must try that soon as summer months are fast approaching. :)
The only reason I give this product a 3 as opposed to a 5 is that I found online where it only contains 2 percent zinc oxide. The percentage is not high enough for UVA protection although it does protect against UVB (burning). I am looking for full spectrum physical sunscreen and this isn't it. However, if you are just looking to protect against sunburn, this is an awesome product. 1) goes on soft and moisturizing 2) sinks right in 3) doesn't make your face oily. It's beyond dirt cheap at something like $2.50 a pot. Too bad there is not more protection! Still on the hunt for something with more thorough protection.
I surf so I need something that will stay on throughout my session and I'm still coming out with my face burnt. It claims to be waterproof but it doesn' t last for more than a 30 min session out in the water.
Highly impressed! I usually wear Coppertone Faces Sensitive Skin, which is 8USD where I live, but decided to try this for 2USD instead. Works just as well, if not better than Coppertone Faces Sensitive Skin!!! It is soft, lasts a long time, and didn't make me any oilier than I usually am when I don't wear makeup. I skipped my moisturizer (I usually wear Yes to Tomatoes anti-blemish moisturizer, and it tends to be thick) and wore this outside. Let me tell you where I wore it--I was outside, in the 87 degree heat of the south, from 9:30 am to 2 pm, picking up wood and sticks. Yeah, I was sweating like a PIG! Lol but this stayed on ALL DAY!
Really like this. I'm always on the lookout for a high spf for my face that doesn't break me out, make me too oily, or irritate my sensitive skin. I have been using this for about a month now and it has been great. I use this on days when I will be working out in the yard or going out on the lake, so I have not worn this under make up. But it doesn't irritate at all, it doesn't make my skin any more oily than usual, and I haven't had any unusual breakouts. I burn very easily, and this has been great and held up all day (6-7 hours in the yard/garden.) You do have to rub it in really well and a little bit goes a long way. If I apply too much it will end up kind of sloughing off. I'm fine with the tub container, as my hands are always clean when I apply. Will definitely re-purchase and keep this product around.
I'm currently on Tazorac so my skin is very sensitive; I have a problem with some sunscreens. I have NOT had a problem using this sunscreen. Blends in nicely and does not leave a greasy shine. For me it leaves my skin so slightly tacky, but it's minimal. I hate the packaging (tub), but overall great product and value! Will repurchase.
LOVE this! It's the only sunscreen I've found so far that doesn't make me break out and goes on clear. It also keeps me from tanning, unlike every other sunscreen I've tried. I dust on a light layer of pressed powder using a kabuki brush after I apply this and it keeps me matte all day.