i don't head out in the sun very often but lately i've been reading that the sun does awful things to the skin so i decided to get this. where i come from this product is sold as spf 50 and not 55. close enough.
the texture is unbelievable. i get abit shiny after i put it on but the shine doesn't stay on forever. i've read reviews how it sort of leaves white marks and stuff. i suggest using it over your moisturizer. it goes on better. surprisingly it makes my skin feel alot smoother and doesn't have the icky sunscreen smell.
This product is dry to the touch and non greasy. That is where the good ends. This is the second time I have used this and I have still gotten burned. I went to a theme park and put this on before I went into the park. Then put more on after I got out of the water park in the theme park. I still got burned, and bad. I have no idea why. I never got burned with I used my trusty Banana Boat. I'd rather feel a little greasy and not get burned. I won't by this product again. Besides, now I know Neutrogena tests on animals.
This is a review for the Dry Touch SPF50+ available here in Singapore. I've not seen the spf55 here yet.
This is very smooth to touch and is not gooey nor sticky. Concealer on top glides off after a while as it is perspiration resistant. I almost kinda like it except that it leaves a white cast (which is workable) and it stings the sensitive parts of my face such as the nasal folds and the eyes too. However, this is great for body use as it is dry smooth to touch.
Feels great, goes on easily, but as day wore on left white patches in collected bits all over my face. Bummer!
On me, not that dry... in fact, kinda gooey, and never really dries all the way. Otherwise a good, affordable, high-protection product. I much prefer the Healthy Defense SPF 45 for my face.
This is a good sunscreen for those who don't need much more than the basics - it's nongreasy, it's photostable, and it blends well. I wouldn't recommend this for super oily or super dry skin though - it can run or flake on those types of skin. It works well on my normal skin however.
I loved the Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 45, so why not get the SPF 55 or higher, right? Let's just say that it broke me and my kids out in a rash. My poor 6 year od daughter and 8 year old son are still slightly(it's been 2 weeks already) rashy around their neck, behind their ears, and eyelids. It's so sad as they look like lizards... My 10 year old son, however, had no reactions so I guess this will be his sunscreen to use this summer. As for my skin, I got itchy and red around my neck. My face was ok. No reaction there.
The consistency is a bit thicker and felt slightly heavier. I does absorb nicely and matte though. The scent is the same.
Should I try the 70?? Sounds pretty risky....Nah, I won't risk it... Too bad as I really like Neutrogena... I think I'll go back to the SPF 45!
I really like the texture of this product. Once it dries, it barely feels like it is there. LIke the previous reviewer, I find that it does settle a bit in lines (although I don't have very many lines yet) and does leave my skin color a bit off although I always dust mineral foundation on top of it when I use it on my face. I just wish it had more UVA protection. I will be using this mainly everywhere but my face because of the low UVA protection level. I'm going on a trip to florida in mid-june so I'll see how this holds out. It still isn't as good as my HG sunscreen (the discontinued LRP derm peds spf 40) which lasted me through a summer in Greece and kept me as pale as I am in the winter.
I'd rater look my age when I am 60 than look like with this crap on now. Calling this sunscreen ultra sheer dry is a joke. Its very greasy and not sheer. It settles into lines, and leaves white patches. My husband told me I looked old the first (and the last) day I used it, and I agree my skin looked horrible. I do like the bottle, very cute, good job Neutrogena??
I prefer almost everything about the SPF 45, except that it isn't photostable. This one IS photostale, but greasier. I will continue to buy this and use it for summer since it lasts, but will keep my fingers crossed for a photostable one with the consistency of the SPF 45