Good, serviceable sunscreen; very cheap, definitely, with sturdy packaging, so a good thing to take on travels. Problem is that my face felt very very greasy after I put the sunscreen on--the high SPF probably had something to do with it?--and I was going through like 5 sheets of blotting papers during the first four hours I used this sunblock (I have oil combo skin, but still, usually I use about 2-3 sheets for the entire day). I liked that the sunblock was very resilient and stuck on through some very intense workouts and protected my face around noontime as I was running errands, but definitely would recommend a lower spf (30 maybe), which others have told me are dryer than the SPF 55 and which are probably better fitted to occasional sun exposure.
I didn't dislike this product, but didn't love it either. I thought with a name like dry-touch it would feel dry after it had a chance to dry. Well it doesn't. It continued to have a greasy feel and if I touched my face later in the day my face felt greasy. It does have good UVA protection and I would use it again if I couldn't find anything that I like better. I've read that the lower dry-touch versions in the lower SPF's have a drier feel, but the sunscreen is not as stable and therefore doesn't have the UVA protection that lasts throughout the day.
I got this product last week because it's stable and it has a high spf. i like that it didn't leave a white cast on my face but i didn't like the fact that it would leave a burning sensation as i apply this on (i dont have sensitive skin). the sting doesnt last too long thankfully. i also have oily skin but im pretty sure that this was the only product that made my skin feel really dry which made it a requirement to use another moisturizer before i use this.
I liked this sunscreen at first because it was stable, non-greasy, and didn't cause breakouts. However, when I wore it in humid weather and sweated, it ran down in little white rivulets on my face--embarrassing and unattractive! Also, it's very difficult to blend in a second application without making white blotches all over. I've moved onto La Roche Posay now, and won't be buying this again.
I was using DHC white sunscreen which was perfection, but too expensive considering I was going through a bottle every three weeks. This Neutrogena is a close second with the added benefit of being cheap. I haven't had the problems others have had with this product--I find it goes on smooth and matte, doesn't ball up or flake off, or leave a white cast. There is a slight stinging upon application right around my eyes. It goes away after a minute or so and then it's smooth sailing. I should mention I apply this after washing, and applying Azelex, while my skin is still "plump" from cleansing. It isn't wet; just freshly cleansed and that seems to help with the application.
I liked this very much as compared to the spf 45. I will purchase again.
I just purchased this new sunscreen with helioplex today. I really wanted my skin to like this sunscreen but it makes my skin sting!!!!!!!! It makes it sting all over (on my eyelids, cheeks, upper lip etc). So I will take this one back and not purchase again. I hope it will work for some of you though.
I got a sample of this from my dermatologist. Although I like Neutrogena's other Sheer Dry-Touch products (with lower SPFs) I am not as keen on this one as it burns and irritates when I first put it on. I will probably buy it, though, because of its exceptional UVA/UVB protection.
Streaky, white cast, impossible to do anything about white cast because it pills up and rolls off my face if I even touch it with a powder brush or put anything at all on underneath. Also gave me a nice large zit.
I had been using La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Fluide Extreme before finding this in the stores. The Posay, while a great light texture on the skin, left me an oil slick by mid morning. This Neutrogena product promised to eradicate that problem while keeping the photostable sun protection I'd come to expect. Well, it's got its pros and cons. It does give a better matte coverage than Posay, it doesn't break me out or sting, and there is no white cast. The con, and this is a big one, is that it flakes off your face very easily if you casually brush a hand across the face, making it look like it's my skin that's flaking off. Not attractive! What's the point of sunscreen if it comes off so easily? However, I'll keep using this bottle until something better comes along.