My skin has been very acne prone in the past, and is currently in a state of limbo, trying to get out of its teenage years. I have fair skin that's looks as if I have a sunburn; it has been diagnosed as not rosacea. I've been using Finacea periodically to reduce my redness (supposedly a prescription rosacea cream, but it works somewhat for me). I do still get acne in my t-zone and white heads, and have large pores elsewhere.
I have used Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 (bad) and Olay Complete spf 15 face lotion for sensitive skin (all right). I currently use no make-up because I believe it would clog my face, but I'm looking into mineral make-up and good primers.
I have used this Eucerin moisturizer for about 4 months and will continue to use it until a find a magic HG product! I love that its spf 30 to protect my face and uses physical sunscreens in addition to a few chemical ones. No avobenzene here!
It goes on pretty smoothly and lasts most of the day except during the winter when my skin gets very dry and oily at the same time and then touch-ups usually solve it. It does clog up my skin in my T-zone with the sunscreen agents but my good oil-based cleanser works wonders.
The pump design is so much more hygienic than Olay's bottle! This is probably my favorite part of the whole thing.
Active ingredients: Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Octisalate, Ensulizole, Titanium Dioxide. No percentages are on my bottle.
Overall: 4 - good spf, okay with my pores
Price: 2 - $8 for 4 fl. oz is fine by me.
Packaging quality: 5 - love the pump!
I would definately buy this again.
I heard a lot of amazing things about this so I was expecting quite a bit from it. It was a mild let down. My only big problem with this is you have to blend it really well or else it leaves a white film. It's not greasy or smelly. Unlike other spfs I don't need to add extra powder to counteract the oiliness. It never makes my skin red- its the first sunscreen to not do so. I even use this under my eyes. It doesn't cause me to breakout. I will probably purchase this again
I've been using this product for about 2-months. Thus far, I have no big complaints (minor beefs) but overall, I'm happy with my purchase.
Has not caused a break out and I workout everyday with this on my face!
Not greesy or smelly
Good primer for my foundation - doesn't breakup my makeup.
Irritates my eyes so I don't use around my eyes (I am a contact wearer)
Can leaves a white film if not blended into the skin well. My be noticeable on some skin coloring.
I will buy this product again and use all throughout the summer months!
This is an excellent daily moisturizer for my temperamental skin that changes everytime I think I know what type it is. Not too heavy, and not too light. Excellent SPF protection, and it works effectively as amakeup primer/base too. I like that the bottle has a pump, one full pump covers my entire face, jaw, and neckline. I alternate between this and Trader Joe's SPF 15 moisturizer as my daytime protection/moisturizing agents. I also use both effectively as an under eye cream during the day, and there is never irritation, the SPF protection is a bonus. I will continue to repurchase both.
I love that this is a physical sunscreen so my sensitive skin does not get irritated. At first I thought I found my HG sunscreen, but after a few days I noticed a white film on my skin. I found that I really have to rub this in for the cast to go away and it's not as moisturizing as I would like. My skin feels a bit tacky, but that's how most sunscreens are with me. It's not the worst sunscreen I've tried and it' definitely one of the better ones with SPF 30 that I've tried, but I feel I can find something better.
I am a huge fan of Eucerin's Q10 Anti wrinkle cream and was devastated when I went to buy more and couldn't fine it. I was delighted to see this product instead, and figured it would be a good replacement. I was very wrong. I have really dry skin and this moisturizer seemed to coat my face without actually moisturizing. (I have also noticed this with Eucerin cream). My skin complexion is slightly darker than olive and this stuff leaves me with a white film for about an hour after I apply it. It also left me really dry around the mouth and eyes. I am afraid I won't buy this again.
This is my HG for everyday moisture and sunscreen. I wore Olay with SPF for years and battled awful acne at the jawline, but kept trying other moisturizers w/ SPF until I found this. I have been slathering it on for about three years now, and I love it. It goes on well, does leave a little white tinge if you don't rub it in. It doesn't really have a smell, works well with most foundations/TMs I have worn over it, and has saved me from sun damage (My sister is three years younger and has never worn any sunscreen. You can really, really see a difference)
I can pick this up in any drugstore for around $10, which I love. I will never stop buying it!
Eucerin Everday Protection Face Lotion spf 30 is a great find in it's price group. It's about $8.50 at Walmart. I used this a lot last summer. It does have zinc in it, but the sort of white cast blends right into my really light skin tones so I don't mind. And I like that it's a physical sunblock more than a chemical one.
This product doesn't sting my face and gives really good sun protection, even in the more direct sunlight that we get in southern California (where I was last summer).
I highly recommend this.
I SO wanted this to be my HG...*sobs*
-I love that there is zinc in it, the bottle is nice easy to carry in my purse, love the cap
-no harsh fragrance
-4oz for $9 no too awful for the price.
-Seems to sting my face slighty? :(
-The worst part is that it flakes and balls up like nothing I have ever seen. Very difficult to spread a good amount of this stuff. Flakes around my nose and eyes and everywhere I touch. It sucks!
-clogged my pores a bit.
-not very moisterising from what I can tell.
I really like this moisturizer. One pump does my face and most of my neck with no white cast. I didn't notice any white cast at all, but my mother, who is signifigantly tanner than I, did. It does have a strong sunscreen smell, but I like that smell so it's okay. It doesn't aggravate my skins redness, but it doesn't sink in very well. If I sweat, I notice a greasy feeling, so maybe it isn't all that great for oily skin types. It will do until something better is found though and overlal I am very satisfied with it. Love the high spf.