this is absolutely the best sunscreen I've ever used. It can easily double up as a primer for those with oily skin. Since I use it, my face stays dramatically matte throughout the day (and I've really oily skin) it hasn't caused any breakouts, and it really protects well against the sun rays. I just wish it was a bit cheaper, but that's okay since every penny is worth it. The packaging isn't the best, but I do not complain. I really suggest you give it a try; however, if you have dry skin, this may not be for you because it can make dry patches so obvious.
This is "THE" sunblock to wear if you have acne-prone skin!! It's the only sunblock I have found that won't make my acne much worse. I say much worse because every other sunblock I have tried has made made acne break out like crazy. The lotion smells nice and goes on very light and dries quickly. The only drawback is that I find it very expensie for such a small bottle - $15-16 Canadian for 88ml bottle. But it last me a couple of months in the sun.
I must admit that I just started wearing a separate sun screen. I've always avoided it because sometimes my moisturizers have SPF in them and sometimes I don't feel like putting extra things on my face... however, this product is great! It's literally is dry to the touch and doesn't make me feel greasy at all! GREAT price too... The tube will probably last me more than 4 months. TRY IT!
I think it sort of works, there's no real way to tell. Yes I don't get sunburned but I also get really dry. I can feel the creepy silky dryness on my face the whole day. The worst part if that of course the only time i wear sunscreen is in the summer! Well when I sweat, the sunscreen turns kinda slimyish and I have to reapply it....ew...don't really like it...
Hate this sunscreen. It makes my skin feel gross and dirty. Not greasy, just really icky. The fragrance is also too strong for me to use this on the upper half of my body - I got a headache within minutes of applying it.
Can't live without this. I've tried lots of sunscreen but all of them makes me greasy and sometimes break me out but this is the only sunscreen that absorb into my skin quite quickly and not greasy at all. Definitely my HG sunscreen.
Amazing. Disappears into skin, dry to the touch (as it says) pretty much instantly, and does not make my skin greasy. Even after a full day of wear I forget that I'm wearing sunscreen. No reason not to wear SPF 45 every day now!
I bought this sunblock as my partner and I were going on a beach holiday and he absolutely hates applying sunblock. He claims it makes him feel sticky, oily, dirty..
So after seeing the "Dry-Touch' on the label, i bought it just like that.
No regrets! My partner tried it and found it quite acceptable! (In fact, during his last outing with his mates Down Under, and they kept borrowing it from him!).
For me, I only use it when i go to the pool or on beach holidays, which means no make up at all, just the sunscreen. Even though it doesn't say "Face & Body" i still used it on my face. Despite having really sensitive and acne prone skin, I'm happy to report that it doesn't cause any irritation or breakouts.
For those who have breakouts from using this product, maybe you didn't to remove the sunscreen from face properly...my beautician told me all sunscreen Must be removed with makeup remover...
I'm also not sure why so many people are attempting to use it on face as a daily sunscreen when it doesn't say for "Face and Body". For daily use, i prefer to use a sunblock specifically for face...
OW! I bought this because of all the good reviews as far as keeping oily skin matte, etc. but I've had it on for exactly 1 1/2 hrs and I haven;t been able to STOP thinking about my face- it keeps stinging and feeling irritated!
I didn't think I used to be so sensitive to chemicals, although my skin is combo and acne-prone, but for the last 6 months or so I have only used fragrance-free things on my face, and I think by eliminating such things, I've become more sensitive to them over time (this is a good thing I think).
So, while I was really hoping for a nice face sunscreen, I cannot tolerate the combo of chemicals and fragrance for sure, and this will be going straight back to the store.
Back to my Blue Lizard face, which neither irritates my skin nor breaks me out, although it is slightly heavier feeling then I would like.
UPDATE: So after about 3 hours it stopped hurting, and the finish was pretty nice, so I decided to give it one more go the next day- BAD idea! Once again, the intense feeling of irritation, and when I stepped outside into the sun and 85 degree heat with it- it burned worse! Felt like my skin was burning instead of being protected!
Oh and for all you oily gals out there, I thought this has a more oily sheen as the day goes on, I was not impressed with the "dry toch"ness of it- whereas Blue Lizard has zinc oxide which is drying (but not too much so), and really does control the oil and sheen, even after a full day out in the sun! FYI!
This used to be my favorite product but I have found something better, less toxic. This product delivers great UV protection and the texture is great, doesn't leave skin oily at all and provides a satiny touch. It's perfect for the body. I have used it on my face before and it made me break out. I find that the scent is too strong and if when I put it on my face, I have to be really careful around the eyes because it stings; it sometimes ran in my eyes a bit too. I wouldn't buy again but it is a great innovation in suncare.