This sunblock tends to ball up if you accidentally rub your face after you apply it. Can sting if you have sensitive skin. And tends to melt off in streaks. Not cosmetically elegant. Definitely better sunblocks out there.
I think this is a great sunscreen FOR THE BODY. My husband and kids use it, too. If I put it on my face, however, it will definitely clog my pores and make me break out. (I use Shiseido for that.) This is a good drugstore sunscreen with a nice texture, good UVA/UVB protection that's not super-expensive. (I have seen it at Costco/Sam's Club too.) Will repurchase for that reason... just not for the face!
I am disgusted with this. I bought a two pack at costco and paid 12 or so bucks. This is labled 'waterproof' and I intended to use it on my most vulnerable parts, face, neck, chest, etc, for running. I tried putting this on as long as 45 minutes prior to leaving to run, but no matter HOW long I waited, as soon as I began to sweat, this stuff rolled off me in gross white streaks. I'm not talking about a bit of whiteness here and there-I stopped for water at a fountain, looked at my arms and they were totally white. So, how effective is high SPF if it doesn't stay put? Now, I just don't even know what to use the second bottle for. Plus, the regular price at Target is about 10 bucks. For 3oz. of product. Total junk IMO.
I tried this in both the SPF 55 and SPF 70 formulas, and didn't find either one to be "sheer". Both require a ton of blending to get rid of the white streaks and little "crumbs", but they do blend eventually. It's not bad, but I think there are better, more sheer, and less expensive sunblocks available. If you're looking for something truly sheer, I suggest Banana Boat Sun Wear.
ugh. i used to use neutrogena oil free spf 45 sunscreen. it was amazing. i used it EVERYDAY. now i cant find it ANYWHERE! so depressed! anyways, i tried this sunscreen, and it broke me out. enough said! good for the rest of the body i guess.
When I first tried this out on the beach I thought it was great. It melted easily into my skin and didn't leave a white cast.
When I added it into my regular skincare routine however, IT BROKE ME OUT. A week after I started using it I had 3 big zits on my face and tons of small bumps. After removing it from the routine, my face seemed to calm down but it still had the scars from the break-out (Grr!).
Also, it made my face oily and felt heavy on the skin.
My skin is too sensitive for this sunscreen. My skin gets all bumpy, red and I have clogged pores when I use this consecutively for two days. I have never gotten to the third day with this my face is just too irritated with this. The texture isn't that bad and it absorbs nicely with no white cast and I don't get very dry with it. My skin does look a little greasy so you I need to dust with loose powder. I was trying to be more economical with my choice but I Shiseido spf 55 lotion is still my HG sunscreen. I think I will try LRP Anthelios next and if that doesn't work I will be going back to the Shiseido. For reference I have Sensitive combo skin that is somewhat acne prone. I will use this on my body from now on.
I have combination skin and use a topical gel for my acne in the morning. I wanted to love this sunscreen, but how can if offer protection when it won't even stay on my face? It takes quite a while to convince me that it's been absorbed, then rubs off into little white clumps. And that's without any attempt to put makeup on top! Back to Coppertone Oil-Free until something better comes along.
My skin is pretty sensitive but I try to always wear spf to prevent aging and sun spots. Unfortunately, my forhead was bright red by mid-afternoon with this sunscreen. My face is just so sensitive. I am always trying new sunscreens because most make me react. Right now all I can wear without having an allergic reaction is a children's sunscreen made by Hawiian Tropic- unfortunately, this sunscreen leaves my face feeling greasy, shiny and sticky.
I've been buying this for several years now, and wouldn't think of switching. I use it during the sunnier seasons, as Seattle weather makes this type of protection superfluous during the winter. It is very easy to spread and offers the best protection of any US sunscreen (PPD=15), which, as we all know is crucial for skin health. It does tend to ball up when I apply this to my neck, so usually use a different sunscreen there, and it can look shiny, though it isn't as bad as many, many other sunblocks. Even though it's a tad shiny, keep in mind that it's actually not very greasy. I don't break out from this, and it doesn't sting my skin. As anecdotal evidence, I offer that last summer, I was in Hawaii for a week and went on hikes nearly every day. The sun was so strong that when I applied the sunscreen to my legs in a hurry, after just one hour, I'd have burn marks in the shape of spaces between my fingers where I missed in spreading. When I came back home, my old foundation still matched my skin perfectly; my face and neck didn't tan one bit. That says something.