Reading the reviews, i realised that a lot people mistakenly thought they were avoiding the "evils" of chemical (ie. organic) sunscreens by buying this product. This product, while containing Zno and TiO2 as active ingredients, ALSO contains octyl methoxycinnamate ( a CHEMICAL, UVB absorbober) and octyl salicate (also a chemical UVB aborber). Now, don't get me wrong, this seems like a brilliant product, especially for those averse to Avobenzone. But don't think you're buying a cream only with physical blockers... this has both. And if you're really worried about sun protection, either go with Mexoryl or order some Bioderma from overseas.
I like the high spf in this and also the slight tint- gives my skin a really nice glow! It's not a big tube but has already lasted me about 8mnths since you only need a tiny amount, so I think its worth the money! Will be buying again when I finish my current one :D
I'm not big on the tint in this sunscreen, because I'm asian and the tint is slightly too pink-based and light for my skin tone. However, that aside, this product doesn't break me out nor has it caused any clogged pores on my slightly sensitive skin. I love that it provides very high coverage with very minimal grease and shine. The consistency is a little too thick, but not so that it bugs me too much. Overall, I will repurchase! Like it! :)
I like this product becuase overall, it does what it's supposed to do. It's a sunblock! I think the product itself is a little to thick for my skin because I'm always having trouble applying it to my face evenly, without having to go back to the tube and squeeze out more so that I have it all over my face. The smell is a little "sunblocky" and it irritates my skin like that, but not physically. I'm pretty happy that it doesn't clog my pores and is supposed to prevent my skin getting damaged from environmental chemicals and what not. But when I apply it, it always has a rough feeling, and doesn't feel refreshing at all. I also don't like the colour (I know it's supposed to be a tint, but I keep thinking it's some kind of weird cream that I'm putting on my face). But hey, it works well as a sunblock. I'm just being picky here. Next time, I think I'll go for the Clinique sunblock that's 30 spf in the yellow-ish bottle (whatever the hell it's called).
I've used this for about six months. Even though it is tinted, it does NOT leave a whitish cast or even any kind of tint in general. When I first put it on my face appears a little paler, but I think that's good because you know which areas you covered. A couple minutes later my skin goes back to its normal tone. I don't think it's expensive, especially for a Clinique product. Higher end sunscreens can run over 20 or 30 dollars, and many drugstore sunscreens are around 13 dollars. The reason I'm giving this a 3 though is because it leaves my face feeling greasy :(.
I just returned from a motorcycle trip across the desert to visit the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Needless to say, my face was exposed to lots of intense sun and wind. I used a light moisturizer (Demalogica Active Moist) and then I put on the City Block. It worked great! I did not get sunburned and it stayed put even in the heat. My only criticism, and the reason why I only gave it a 4, is because it seemed like I really had to take a lot of time to blend it in otherwise it gave me kind of a chalky look. I did discover that a little goes a long way and that it does dry after a few minutes. My sensitive skin did not break out from this product and I was very pleased with the results. I thought the price was okay and not a whole lot different than what I've paid for other products of lesser quality. I will definitely buy this again for my next trip!
I used this on my recent trip to the Carribean and I'm very pleased. Great physical sunblock! I used it once a day in the morning, wore a hat most of the day, never reapplied throughout the day (hate doing this) and I'm still as good of a PPP as I was two weeks ago :). This works! The slight tint helps tone down the whiteness that otherwise would have been created by Titanium Dioxide, and leaves no color otherwise. Yes, there is a strong sheen right after application but this is SPF 40!!! Of course it leaves you kind of shiny. Shine goes away for the most part within about 10 minutes. I have yet to see an SPF product higher than 30 that does not leave any shine on your face, let me know if such exists. All things considered, this is the best ss out there for the price. Shiseido Ultimate would have been a contender but so much more expensive.
Overall Rating: 5 lippies! Yay!
Price: 3 lippies! I put it in the middle, the price is great for what you get!
Packaging: 5 lippies! The classic "Clinique green" tube is so hip!
And yes! I will buy again. My problemo is that I have clogged pores on my nose that are kind of ugly. My baby sister thinks I have hair growing on my nose. I told you that to tell you this, my sunscreen was clogging my pores. I had gotten to the point where I didn't wear a sunscreen for a while. So I finally decided to go shopping for a new sunscreen, I went back to good ole Clinique. The lady gave me this and I loved it the first time I used it. It does have a slight tint to it, but I love it because it hides my clogged pores and it evens out my skin tone. It stays on ALL DAY! I kid you not, It looks like I just had a facial when I put it on. I could see where some people might think it was sticky or greasy, but it was fine for me. I'm planning on using it through the summer months as well. We had a very hot days this week, and I was affraid this stuff would drip, but it didn't, It soaked in great. So try it. Get a little sample of it at Sephora, if not maybe a Clinique lady will make you up a sample. Try it first though.
Received this as a sample after buying a couple of other Clinique products. Used it once -- never again. Immediately after I applied it, my whole face started stinging badly. I had to wash it off as it got unbearable. My skin usually isn't this sensitive but somehow it couldn't stand this product.
I've used Clinique's UV response SPF 30 and that worked fine for me. Went on a lot smoother and had no skin irritation. I might try City Block Sheer SPF 25 and see how that goes.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet! Despite my need to constantly want to try something new, I went back this summer and bought my Super City Block SPF 40. I used it all last summer under makeup so I'd be protected when out with the kids. It didn't fail me. I could tell though if I didn't get quite up toward my hairline, I would be burned some days! So, I knew it did it's work. It hasn't broken me out, doesn't smell funny. I use instead of moisturizer although I don't think it 'is' moisturizer. It works wonderfully. I only use during the spring/summer/fall as my moisturizer with SPF 15 works fine during winter months. It hasn't failed me and I hope you try it!