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on 9/26/2015 9:55:00 PM
More reviews by gingerbread212
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I just started on my second bottle of this; I finished up my first bottle at the end of a beach vacation. (No sunburn at all, not even pink, for once in my life!)I'm really glad I gave it a shot. I have very fair, oily skin that's starting to show sun damage that I assume is mostly from my teenage years as a lifeguard, as I started wearing daily SPF in my early 20s. The texture of this is very pleasant on my skin. It's light and refreshing — not sticky in the least — and it leaves absolutely no white cast. After it dries completely, I brush a little pressed powder over it just to even out my skin tone, or I apply a very light touch of Bare Minerals, if I'm feeling like I want a bit more coverage that day. I don't have to retouch all day long. I mean, that has never happened before with even just makeup, and with some sunscreens, I want to wash my face an hour after application.I like the pump bottle; the product isn't exposed to light or air, and the pump dispenses an appropriate amount. I'd love to be able to know how much is left in the container as I get toward the end, but that's not a big deal. I'll keep buying this one.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/9/2015 7:43:00 PM
More reviews by RaquellaDeVille
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
I normally use Eucerin's daily facial lotion with SPF 30. A little greasy and whitish, but still an OK product. I got this because it's highly rated in Paula's database for being a great sunscreen (especially for the niacinamide which is good for any discoloration or acne scars), it came highly recommended by a derm PA I worked with, and it's also super safe according to EWG. All of these things pushed me to buy the product. I reluctantly handed over my car… $32 for 1.7 ounces. I've been used to paying $7 for 4 ounces of my Eucerin so this was quite a splurge.I've used it a few times, and here is my opinion so far. It definitely feels nice going on… It doesn't burn, doesn't have a strong smell...doesn't look white...and it doesn't feel greasy. However, as others have mentioned, it is sort of filmy. I can definitely feel that I have the product on… it's not bothersome but initially almost feels like a dried on face mask. Unfortunately the film is a little SHINY. Not tin man shiny, but shiny enough to make my face look greasy when it's not. Since I don't wear foundation or powder, this isn't an ideal situation... But it could easily be fixed with a dab of powder if it bothers me!I'm also not fond of the packaging… While it is clean and sanitary inconvenient, it will be hard for me to get the last bits of this product out of the container.This $32 sunscreen will probably last me around one month. I guess I will wait till then to determine if the cost is worth it… Maybe the niacinamide will have an effect.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/18/2015 12:43:00 AM
More reviews by MUAsAlbino
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I initially really liked this sunscreen. However that was only due to the fact I didn't know any better at the time. I was used to drugstore sunscreens being thick, greasy, and sticky. Fast forward to now. I've since tried a bunch, and EltaMD UV Clear 46 no longer impresses me. Sunscreen is VERY important to me because I am pale/photosensitive. It helps protect my skin from further damage. Honestly I am willing to pay more for a great sunscreen than any other skincare product. My skin is oily, acne-prone, and covered in broken capillaries. While I can appreciate this product contains niacinamide (helps with rosacea and acne scars healing), I did not notice any particular results from it. There was no obvious whitecast. I liked that it didn't ball up and look nasty unlike a few formulas I've tried. This actually played quite nicely with my make up. I also liked that it wasn't super greasy nor tacky/sticky feeling while wearing. However it did VERY little to absorb the oil I did produce. I have since made the leap to Japanese sunscreens. My favorite is Biore UV Perfect Face Milk PA++++. The reason I prefer Biore to EltaMD is because the Perfect Face Milk has a much lighter/liquid-y consistency and mattifying properties. EltaMD UV Clear 46 is a good sunscreen but it will never be worth repurchasing to me. I think I will use the remainder on my hands while driving. I would only recommend this product to those out there with normal - combo - dry skin.
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 8/6/2015 9:01:00 PM
More reviews by fabianowen
Skin: Other, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Love the spf and coverage! This hasn't balled up on me or caused any breakouts. Only complaint is I wish it was a little cheaper or a bigger bottle for the price. Other than that I will keep buying.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/26/2015 12:07:00 AM
More reviews by Jetaime
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
I have been using this sunscreen for nearly 2 years. Finding sunscreen that works for me has always been a struggle. I have oily, acne-prone skin (though less so recently) with large pores and sensitivity. Sunscreen is an absolute must for me as I spend most of the year in Costa Rica and when I'm not there, I'm in the South of the U.S. Lots of sun exposure.My mom was actually recommended this sunscreen by her derm and gave me a sample to try. I was quite hesitant to try a new sunscreen. They usually do one of two things to me: cause a cystic acne outbreak or leave my face an oil slick. This product applies smoothly and leaves a light sheen. It provides the perfect amount of moisture (once dried for a few minutes) to allow my foundation to apply seamlessly. I have experienced no white cast but have noticed it does tend to make my skin look lighter in photographs. No balling up, no flaking, no oil slicks and NO acne!As for sun protection, I've never gotten sunburned while wearing this product. This sunscreen actually makes my skin look better with regular use. When I run out, I can see the difference in just a few days. My skin looks duller, dryer and more uneven.My one complaint is the bottle size. I go through one of these in as little as 6 weeks. The price is ridiculous but I'll pay it because my skin needs this stuff. However, why can't they make a big bottle? Buying 2, 3 bottles at a time is annoying. Still, I'm definitely a believer.
on 7/23/2015 1:38:00 PM
More reviews by cr8tngrad
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Sorry, I know this is a popular one and maybe my skin is just problematic, but this balled up like crazy on me immediately upon application, before I even tried to apply anything over it. I did moisturize liberally and allowed the moisturizer to soak in for 20 minutes before applying this product. It dried quickly so I tried brushing the little bunched-up pills off with a fluffy brush, but there were still a lot of flakey looking patches that were too "attached" to my face to brush off. It also left a significant white cast. To be fair, my bottle was a little on the "old" side, with an expiration date of Aug, 2015, but technically it should have still been good.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/7/2015 11:00:00 AM
More reviews by MBROOKS425
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
This is an amazing sunscreen. Holy grail status for me. I love how it offers strong protection for your skin but doesn't leave your face feeling sticky or greasy, and doesn't leave a white cast or break me out. It's perfection! It goes on smooth, absorbs super quick and has a light, matte feel on my skin. I wear Jane Iredale pressed mineral foundation (powder) and it applies perfectly over this. I also swear this helps my makeup last longer, with very little oil break through. It has almost a primer effect for my makeup. I purchased this because I want more of a physical protection (zinc oxide) because I have a lot of hyperpigmentation, freckles, scars that darken with sun exposure. I think so far this is really helping my skin look better. Great pump too, allows you to dispense whatever amount you want. I am sold and will continue to repurchase for sure.
on 5/10/2015 6:20:00 PM
More reviews by gracie114
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
I have no complaints with this product thus far! It absorbs quickly, does not leave a white cast, and I have not had any issues with it balling up as others have reported. I apply it after I get out of the shower and then layer Cerave in the tub over it. I apply my make up later and have not had any issues. I had a basal cell carcinoma removed from my forehead last year, and I'm only 25, so I need to be diligent about my skin.
on 5/9/2015 12:01:00 AM
More reviews by kmichael
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
I thought I was going to love this based on glowing reviews from here and from friends (lightweight + nice to dry skin + not super sticky + matte-ish!) but it balls up so badly under everything I've tried with it that it's pretty much unusable for me. I like to layer my sunscreens if I'm going to be in the sun, and I can't find a physical ss that doesn't pill and also cooperates with my dry skin -- I've tried MD Solar Science's tinted, Skinceuticals PF, and Coola's tinted gel spf30 deal, since those are the three that don't give me alligator face. Liquid foundations over just this have also proven pilly, and I have about a dozen foundations in rotation right now (shameful, I know, but I'm down from three times that so I think I'm doing OK *sheepish face*). I just can't figure out how to use this stuff. Maybe I'll wear it to work in the yard on cloudy days? I have no idea. My life just doesn't have an occasion when I need a light-coverage ss and no foundation. Usually when I need heavier SPF I'll need to layer to prevent freckling because I'm out in the Texas sun all day. Otherwise I'm in an office and wear a liquid foundation so that I look like I tried and am not just a frecklefaced kid in a suit. A single layer of sunscreen and nothing else just doesn't factor into my lifestyle.If you were oily this might work with powder foundation...maybe i'll try it in the dead of summer, when I can alllllmost get away with just powder on humid days without looking like a scaly reptile creature. I tried it under just my finishing powder yesterday and that was a cakey travesty so I dunno.Any dry-skinned folk beat the battle of the ball-y sunscreen? I paid too much for this stuff to give up halfway through a bottle. :|
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 4/15/2015 4:04:00 PM
More reviews by subtleclues
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I have dehydrated oily skin and when I first started using this in my morning routine after my Clinique DDMG it would pill like crazy. I gave it another try not using anything underneath it because it seemed moisturizing enough on its own. My morning routine is now wash my face with water and a konjac sponge or microfiber cloth then apply Ulta MD UV Clear. Not only has it stopped pilling but I've also noticed less redness and oiliness. This is probably from the niacinamide in it. I find it leaves me a little shiny looking so I apply a little finishing powder. In summary, works best on my oily skin if there's no product underneath. It's moisturizing on its own, helps with redness and oiliness. IMO it's pricey ($26 on Amazon for 1.7oz) but something I would definitely buy again since it meets so many of my needs and simplifies my morning routine.
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