I got this sunscreen like 3 months ago.
I wear sunscreen on my face and neck even in winter because I am paranoid about like aging skin and whatnot.
I used a different product prior to this one (cant remember the name). Anyways, I think this is a pretty decent product. Not greasy at all, moisturizing (even though I moisturize with my other products prior to applying this sunscreen), and very sheer. I think you can get this in a tinted version, but I just got normal/clear one. I have a Lancome one that I bought recently but havent tried it out yet. Mostly because I forgot about it, but I think I'm going to try out that one soon. I havent used too many face sunblock to compare it to this neutrogena one, but despite it, I can tell it's a good product!
It does what it says. It feels clean, weightless and is absorbed quickly.
Holy God this stuff burn like crazy. The minute it touch my face it just stung like a mother. Also caused my face to break out and peel. I never hated a produce so much. Ugh I wish I could give it negative lippies. T_T
I really like this sunscreen. I have very sensitive skin so I'm always afraid that using sunscreen will break me out. I haven't had any problems with this one, nor does my face feel greasy. This one's a keeper for me.
EDIT: A better, cheaper option is Coppertone's NutraShield SPF 30 with Dual Defense. It sells for $10/ 6 ounces ( vs. Neut. Ultra Sheer SPF 45 @ $10/ 3 ounces), has 90% less odor, feels/ looks less greasy, and has some antioxidants.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I found this to be horrible on my face. It is very greasy: I let it absorb into my skin for 10-20 minutes, and within an hour my face looks like someone sprayed me with cooking spray. Kaolin powder doesn't help, and the cooking spray look comes back half an hour after blotting. I've never used anything that made my face that oily before. To make it worse, the sunscreen--as well as its fumes--stung my eyes so badly it looked like I was crying my eyes out. I'll stay away from [face] products with avobenzone as its primary sunprotecting ingredient. It does have a very strong sunscreen odor so wear it with some type of perfume to mask the smell. On a lighter note, it didn't break me out. Before throwing it away, I'll try to use it on my arms and legs in the summer and give this review an update. For now, not recommended for the face.
UPDATE (5/4/2009): This product performed okay as sunscreen for the rest of my body. The odor was very strong, and the sunscreen began to flake off as muddy-colored grits 2-4 hours after application, which was embarrassing since these flakes gave the appearance of poor hygiene. Coppertone's NutraShield SPF 30 is a much more economical and better performing sunscreen. I will not purchase this item again.
If you want a sunscreen just for no makeup days, this one is good. My major complaint is the pilling! The product rolls into little balls and pills off my face, no matter how long I wait for it to absorb and no matter how much i vary the amount i use. Usually, I just combine it with my light olay sunscreen to avoid this.
I have a love/hate relationship with sunscreens. Since I'm NC45, I can't slap on just any sunscreen, because I could end up with a gray/purple face. So there's been a lot of trial and error. I'm STILL looking for a sunscreen that I'm 100% happy with.
This is the best one so far, out of many. It's a great texture and the first one that hasn't felt thick and greasy and disgusting on my face. It really has the texture of a regular moisturizer. And best of all, it doesn't leave that white/ purple cast and make me ashy looking.
Cons are that if you get it too close to your eyes, it can shift during the course of the day and make them sting like all getout. Also, I find that it can make my face oily if I'm not careful with my regular moisturizer underneath.
Other than that, this is the one I'll be sticking with until I find something better.
I'm on my 2nd tube of this, though it is drying and makes my eyes sting. I think it protects my face enough from burning. Tried the spf 55, but that left me with a white cast.
i bought this at costco because of the price. plus i heard good things about it but it did not work on me at all. i don't know what ingredient in this caused it but it stung my eyes so much that my eyes teared up constantly and couldn't wear eye make up until i realized it was the sunscreen that was doing it. also after applying this sunscreen for about a week i started to break out really badly.... and i still have the scars... so sad :(
I'm a former sunscreen shunner, I finally decided I was getting "old" enough and need to start wearing sunscreen on my face. I was always hestitant in part to being very acne prone and was worried that sunscreen would really break me out like anything else new I tried. I actually got this on sale and the end of summer last year and am very pleased thus far. Lately I've been using Dermalogica's matte block and am happy that as well, it has an spf of 20. I use the Neutrogena one when I know I'll be outside for a longer period of time. I mix some with my regular mosturizer and it is so creamy and spreads well without breaking me out at all. There is no shine factor, the real test will come during the summer! So far so good!