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Sunscreen - Obagi - Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50

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rated 4.4(34 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.4
  • 82% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.5
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/31/2014 7:29:00 PM More reviews by thebobcat64

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I believe I'm on my fifth bottle of this and began using it a little over two years ago. It is my favorite facial sunscreen. I love the creamy texture because it sinks right into my skin and doesn't leave any white residue although it has a high amount of zinc oxide (10.5%). I also love the matte texture. I am acne prone and it has never caused me any irritation.

I am looking for other sunscreen options because I'm reading Anticancer and No More Dirty Looks right now and they say some of the chemicals in this sunscreen and many others have been linked to cancer. I'm looking for a sunscreen without oxtinoxate. If you have any suggestions, let me know!

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rated 5 of 5 on 5/26/2014 7:29:00 AM More reviews by Buttersmile

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This is the only sunscreen tht i use and love. Its unlike other sunscreen tht grosses you out after applying it. It has a matte finish. Its very light for a sunscreen and plus has zinc that helps you out with any breakout. This is the best so far and i jus cant live without it

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rated 3 of 5 on 4/29/2014 3:59:00 PM More reviews by littlefroggy

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

Right I'm editing this review.. I gave it 1 lippie but having scoured the earth for a decent mineral sunblock without success, perhaps I've been a little harsh on this one.

It does have a slight white cast but this does seem to disappear. Sun protection is really excellent and it's non irritating (perfect for after peel), but it does break me out a bit (and I never break out).

If you have oily/combination skin and want something really matt this is going to be perfect. I don't like the matt finish personally - I'd prefer something dewy.

My main issue with this is that make up does not seem to go on well over it. Well mineral make up does not! It looks like it's been applied with a trowel. I feel so bad about how I look after putting make up on I wish I never bothered

It's EYE WATERINGLY-EXPENSIVE! I think Obagi's products are all over-priced - particularly the very ordinary ones like cleanser and toner - and am resentful about handing so much money over to this company.

It has lasted less than 2 months!

No I will not be repurchasing..

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/21/2014 2:13:00 PM More reviews by Pureblue998

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Black

For acne prone, combo skin this works very well in protecting and mattifying..I used it under makeup and looked just perfect..It might be a bit drying in winter but using it on top of vitamin c serum makes it better..So far my skin loves this!

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/19/2014 11:16:00 PM More reviews by zamaa

Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This is a review for the Obagi matte SPF 50. It is truly a matte sunscreen. I have oily skin and lots of freckles. I have used tons of sunscreen but most of them have been too greasy. I love this sunscreen because it is not greasy and feels like you don't have anything on but at the same time has a high SPF. I can't comment much on the price because I'm not sure what this normally sells for but I bought it on a whim on ebay for $20 which is more than drugstore sunscreens but less than high end ones and is a pretty big bottle. I love it and will continue to purchase even if I had to pay more because it's a big bottle that will probably last me a long time.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/11/2014 4:59:00 PM More reviews by setoyuilien

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other

I have very sensitive skin that burns easily, and occasional patches of dry skin. I have a tan skintone with a clear complexion. I wanted a sunscreen that did not leave an oil sheen on my face.

I have many good things to say about this sunscreen. Firstly appearence wise, it does not leave an oil sheen or a white cast on my face. My sensitive skin does not react, nor does my skin dry out from using it. You get a good amount of product for the price you pay (which is high, but not the worst).

No cons. Yay! I will buy this again...unless I get curious about other brands.

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/8/2013 7:17:00 PM More reviews by Eiffle

Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I really love this and I am so glad that I bought it. I find this is in a lotion form and not watery like Chanel UV SPF 50, which I love very much. The Chanel bottle would only last me a week or two and not cost effective.
This one is costly also, but less then Chanel. I am very pale, so if there is a white cast, I don't see it unless I apply a teaspoon all over my face and neck, but this white cast does not change my skin colour. Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 has Oxinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 10.5% as main ingredients. It is the end of fall season and so far, it is easy application that glides on well, no feeling of grease or a slip and I don't see any shine, but I would not go as far as saying that it is matt. It does feel like a very light lotion. I've applied this on top of my hands and again, it feels like a very light lotion and I don't think this can stain your leather straps of your handbag.
The packaging is in a plastic tube with a nice tiny opening but I find that the sunscreen is runny enough that it can easily leak out, but I haven't seen it happen to me yet.
I truly believe that all medical grade skin care should provide the best ingredients so that you don't doubt it's quality, but this is not always the case. Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 appears to provide one of the best quality of sun protection. The true test will be during the hot season, but so far, it does not get runny when sweating and does not go into your eyes. I don't wear foundation, so I can't comment if this can ball up, but I do wear Embryoliesse, then this and I've had no issues. I have applied this alone and I've had no burning issues also.
I have not reapplied this over and over yet, because it isn't needed now, so I will have to come back and let you know if there is bad build-up in the summer. So far, it is easy to remove.
I do have issues with my skin. I can get very bad acne, but somewhat under control. I don't feel any sun protection cannot clog your pores. All I can say is that this has not made my acne problem worse.
I am very happy with this, along with Chanel, but Obagi give you a bit more for a little less. That is a plus!

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/8/2013 9:45:00 PM More reviews by Peramesiumeu

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Only complaint is price. This is an SPF 50 so it is very effective but still it's so much money for sunscreen. Other than that, it did feel great

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rated 1 of 5 on 10/24/2013 4:28:00 PM More reviews by whenuwakeup

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

It gives matte finish with minimal colour.
Does not oxidize to grey colour.

-breaks me out =(

People who broke out from using super mattifying sunscreens from Shiseido or Anessa beware. Your chances of getting acne with this Obagi sunscreen is high.
I found Elta MD physical spf 41 with tint and I am very happy

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/17/2013 8:34:00 PM More reviews by LoverofJesus

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

Love this sunscreen!!!!! It wears so light under my make up all day.

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