My goodness this stuff is great on my skin. Bought it for 7.75 at my local supermarket in Texas. I was using Aveno face 70 spf but it made my skin oily. I bought this because "If its good enough for babies, it should be good enough for my face". This is super light, not greasy and it really sinks into your skin. I did not experience any break outs at all or reaction. To me, this is my HG sunscreen. I highly recommend this.
A Good full-spectrum sunscreen that I used on my 5 year old (who is now 7) when we vacationed in Grand Cayman. She didn;t mind it - and it had little odor. And it worked - she did not burn - but we applied and re-applied often.
This thing managed to destroy my face in 1 day using a 1/4 tsp amount. I am shocked because of the great reviews on its use as a facial sunblock and overall % who said they will buy it again. Sadly it made my face both greasy and dry at the same time. In less than 3 hours (the longest I could keep it on my face before needing to remove it) it left me with clogged pores all over both cheeks, several whiteheads and the beginning of two new pimples. Once I removed it my face also appeared darker and red which is baffling since it is supposed to have great sun protection. Maybe it irritated my skin. So, for anyone who has truly sensitive skin this may not be the best or at least please proceed with caution if you plan to use it on your face.
Also, I did find this to have a quite discernible unpleasant sunscreen smell. Definitely not no or low fragrance as some reviewers found although the fragrance did seem to fade away. That may be its only redeeming grace. I will keep to use on my legs and arms if I am out by the pool but back to the search for a suitable sunblock for my sensitive facial skin.
I am giving it 3 stars for its usefulness as a general body sunscreen but there are many sunscreens that work well in that category for me so I don't find this impressive enough to warrant a higher rating. For reference - I have the one in the cream form in the pink tube shown in the second pic.
Sunblock or Sunscreen is the most products which contains lots of Chemical.. so it can make my sensitive skin break out very easily and could be harmful.. so
I search the most safe and mild sunscreen , and also works perfectly with UVA/UVB protection, over spf 50.
THIS IS IT !!! I FOUND ONE.
this doesn't break out my skin at all !! and soooo mild and soft
I use products that contain AHA and BP and both products advise that you use a sunscreen. However I live in the Caribbean and I have brown skin so I never bothered. My acne isn't letting up though and I'm at my wits end so I decided to follow all instructions.
I wanted a sunblock not a sunscreen cause there is a difference and sunblock is much better. The SPF protection is nice and high at 50 although I've read that SPF after 30 is really just the company embellishing the product for sales purposes. But seeing the 50 is good.
I really can't say for sure if the product does protect because I don't really spend alot of extended periods in the sun but I do find that my acne isn't so bad and I'm attributing it to my skin getting stronger and being protected from the sunscreen use. So I'm happy with it.
The product is white and has a slight scent that is basically typical to all sunscreens. It quickly disappears so the smell isn't a problem.
You don't need a lot, a few dabs spread over your face very well.
It's supposed to be made for babies so I think that it shouldn't clog pores, although it doesn't specifically say so; it is hypo-allergenic.
It doesn't give a matte finish so it can't in my opinion, be used as a primer substitute, it kinda gives a look like you've moisturised.
It blends in your skin nicely and doesn't leave a white-ish appearance that sunscreen sometimes does but I find that sometimes it sorta beads back up so you find you have to wipe it off or rub it back in. This doesn't happen all that time but it is a negative, the only one though.
Love this sunscreen. Even though I am brown I burn so easily now. I wore this on a couple of trips to Havasu and Laughlin during the summer with direct desert sun reaching temperatures from 106-126F. I was in and out of the water and I did do a couple of reapplications during the day but I never burned. I spent approximately 6 hours in the sun daily. Plus if this product gets in your eyes there is no burn. Do not trust sunscreens that are sports formulations that promise the same, they LIE!!!! I used Coppertone Sport and cried and had snot pooring from my nose for like 10 minutes, it was completely disgusting and embarrassing. Luckily someone offered me this and I have not switched sunscreens since
This is an amazing product. Doesn't make me break out or flare up (Eczema). I have no allergic reaction to this product.
It isn't SUPER greasy, but it can be depending on what you're doing during the day. I'm so sad though, I'm returning my latest purchase because there's a chock-load of parabens in it. I don't want cancer when I'm using a product trying to prevent it -_-
I will NOT be repurchasing :(
This was my HG sunscreen of last summer, and I'm coming round to some more this summer. Why HG status?
-Doesn't irritate my sensitive allergic skin. I struggle with eczema, rosacea AND allergies. I'm a redhead so I burn EASY! Also I've had a melanoma and several pre cancerous lesions taken off my skin, so I really need protection that works, and that I don't hesitate to slap on.
-A bit greasy but doesn't seem to cause pimples or blocked pores. The one down side, it does what every other sunscreen does, and that is leave a yellowish residue on my white clothes where my skin contacts the clothing. But that comes out with OXI stain powder and a good hot water wash which I always do with white cottons.
-Doesn't irritate my eyes or drift into them although I'm careful how to apply--only on the brow bone and under my eyes about half an inch.
-Works like a sunscreen should, blocking out burns, and keeping my age spots from getting worse and my freckles under control.
--My daughter in law who has sensitive and acne prone skin, this is the only sunscreen she has been able to tolerate thus far.
UPDATE: so I was thinking I'd like that luminizer that Chanel has for under foundation, and realized this would work just fine. I put it on instead of my spf moisturizer, then applied foundation and a dusting of powder. Presto cheap luminizer. No pimples on my T zone, and it was super moisturizing on my cheeks and eye zone.
I also tried mixing it with a bit of my way too dark one shade fits all Regenerist touch of concealer eye cream to create a summer time tan look/ homemade tinted moisturizer. Also works.
I doubt I'll use those all the time, too rich and even though I didn't get pimples, I suspect I might if I made this a regular thing over the summer. Just fun to do once in a while.
I have a hard time picking out sunblock because I have sensitive skin. Many sunblocks actually burn even my neck area. I am able to use Banana Boat Baby Tear Free SPF 50 even on my neck and face area. This is truely as hypoallergenic as it claims to be.
This product goes on virtually fragrance free so it can be used with your favorite scent and won't be fighting your perfume for attention. It is also non-greasy and rubs in well. It's also long lasting even while in the water.
This is overall a great sunblock and I highly recommend it for adults, children and babies.
I dont think the tear free version is avaliable in singapore. Mine is the same thing just without the tear free indication. This is so much better than coppertone baby spf 50. Banana boat's has uvb protection, is not greasy, sinks in well and has a slight pleasant scent. I only apply this to my body so i cant comment on face application. This washes off easily with pears soap. Give it a go :)