I bought this product early in the summer to use while cycling, when my face is exposed to the sun for several hours at a time. It goes on without greasiness and didn't cause me to breakout. Gave me great protection.
I've just made the switch this year to oil free products, as hormonal breakouts are suddenly a problem for me. This product worked beautifully.
FYI - I also bought the "roll on stick version" of their oil free sunscreen, for traveling, and it's not shaped properly for application to the face.
This sunscreen stings my eyes like crazy. Unfortunately, this is not the "it" sunscreen for me.
This is a cheaper substitute for my Body Guard Dermadoctor sunscreen and it works just as well. After a few minutes of drying it doesn't leave the greasy smell or scent suncreens usually have and works as a nice primer. I use it every morning on my face and neck and it doesn't cause me any breakouts.
This one's a winner!
I've been using this instead of moisturizer on my face, neck, chest, and decolletage daily for at least a year or more now. One of my family members had melanoma, and I'm really fair, so I'm super-conscious about sun protection. I don't spend a lot of time in the sun, but I love that this product protects me from even incidental sun exposure (which is something most people never worry about) that adds up over time. Even if you're not worried about melanoma, incidental sun exposure over the years is the biggest reason that we get wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and other skin woes usually associated with "aging." All the research says that sun exposure, even the incidental kind, is the biggest culprit when it comes to those issues. Luckily, we can do something about it!
I like that this product doesn't have any of that "whiteness" or opaque quality that some sunscreens have. It simply absorbs into my skin, giving just the right amount of moisture for my normal-to-combination skin, without being sticky or heavy at all. It hasn't made me break out, and I haven't noticed any irritation even when I use it around my eyes or on my eyelids. It has a slightly dewy, almost matte finish once it has been absorbed into my skin. The packaging says it's "sweatproof" but when I sweat, I do notice that I get a bit of an oily film on my face, but that's a small price to pay for sun protection and isn't that much different than when I'm not using this product. When my face sweats, it gets an oily film no matter what product I'm using, after all.
It also seems to work well under my makeup. I'm using Bare Escentuals mineral foundation, and it doesn't make it cake up or look strange. It also doesn't have too much of that unpleasant "sunscreen" odor that some products have. Maybe my nose has just gotten used to it, but I think it smells fairly pleasant for a product with sunscreen. And whatever scent it does have fades very quickly, so I only notice it when I'm applying.
I am also reassured that this product carries an endorsement from the American Cancer Society, and says that it offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. I'll be buying this again and again.
This product worked alright as far as sun protection goes, but it made me breakout with those silly little flesh coloured bumps after only three days. It wasn't for me.
This is a GREAT sunscreen. Often when you get very high SPF in a sunscreen you get the dreaded white cast after application- with this sunscreen you DO NOT. And, it actaully does what the bottle states it will do, absorb quickly, leave a non-greasy dry feel. It really does live up to the decription. And, for my sensitive skin it does not sting, burn, irritate, cause breakouts, or make my eyes sting and water. When visiting my dad he randomly grabbed it and used it before golfing and loved it so much he bought a bottle at CVS on the way home after he finished his 18 holes! And btw, my dad could care less about beauty products so that is a solid recommendation if I have ever heard of one! HG sunscreen in my book.
No complaints from me. I use it everyday, and my skin is prone to breakouts. Many lotions that I've tried would make me oily, but this sunscreen didn't do that. *TOUCH WOOD*
I lend it to my friend for her arm. She was really sensitive to the Shiseido Ultimate one, but she didn't react to this one.
This product was a disaster for me! Disaster!
I do not have sensitive skin at all, but this product caused me to break out in hives on my neck and chest. Itchy, red, slow to heal hives. I'd used this product in the 35 block without this problem, but I guess the increased quantity of whatever chemicals they use to increase the protection was just NOT good for my skin! Even if the lesser 30spf sunscreen didn't cause me to break out, I figured it can't be good for me regardless. Won't ever use a Neutragena sunscreen again. Am sticking with Kinesys for good!
I have used this only on my body (it's too heavy and oily for my face) and was disappointed by the fact that it was harder to apply compared to my Shiseido sunscreen.
not only that, it rubbed off on a lot of my dark colored shirts too! :(
I was also disappointed it left me a shade darker (given the same amount of time in the sun compared to using my Shesiedo sunscreen). I don't think I will buy this again, I much prefer paying a higher price for Shiseido than this!
I have used this in the past and went back to it recently for a great sunscreen to wear under my MAC Studio fix foundation. I absolutely have to wear a high spf daily since I am quite fair and live in sunny Cali! It seems a bit greasy when you first put it on but then "dries" or settles into a nice soft mattness. It does sting if I get it too close to my eyes.
I would love to use the Clarins UV Plus Spf 40 but I just cannot justify spending $40 on 1oz of Sunscreen when I do really like the Neutrogena dry-touch and its less than $10 for 3.8oz.
Pros: Reasonable price. Non-greasy. Broad spectrum sunblock
Cons: Seems greasy when first applying. Stings if too close to eyes.
EDIT: I've decided against using chemical sunscreens (esp. since I'm pregnant) so I've ordered my Clarin's Day Screen which is all physical; hope it works!