I tried this on a whim, because I had oily skin, and I just ran out of my favorite sunscreen which was also discontinuing as well. I remembered that one of my friends used to use this so I decided why not, and I actually really do like this sunscreen. It does not make me super oily throughout the day just a little shiny (about 9-11 hours of wear). I like how it applies and goes on smooth. I never apply it near my eye area, since we're not suppose to. I love how long a tube lasts you and for the price I don't mind. Definitely will repurchase, but I think I want to try out other sunscreens too, if they don't work out I'd always be glad to go back to this one! :) What I don't like about it is how I have to use makeup remover to remove the sunscreen, but I guess I have to do that with all sunscreen. It does a decent job and I have not yet found something that worked better, but I still give this product a 4 because the oil-control is not SUPER SUPER good. :/
For the price, a pretty good product. But disregarding that factor, it leaves something to be desired.
Compared to other sunblocks under $15, it's a fairly strong contender. But unfortunately, I've hated almost every other sunblock I've ever tried. This one, although not breaking me out necessarily, is a little pore clogging despite my Retin A. It's still a little greasy and leaves a shine on my face that pretty much compels me to use an oil blotting sheet after I apply it.
So overall, not bad, and pretty good for the price. But since I have resolved to wearing at least SPF 30 everyday, next time I will go for a higher end sunscreen that will feel more like lotion.
Like it said, lightweight and fast absorbing. I used it everyday as a teenager underneath powder. It looks a little chalky at first but it blends in nicely into skin.
It can be applied on face and body, put it in the bag on the go.
Great tube packaging, sanitary. For 3.0 FL OZ(88ml), the price is okay, nothing more than 15 bucks.
I used this all summer long and I loved it! It went on smoothly, absorbed well, didn't get the clownish white face, and I think it protected me from the sun.
Meh. I still use this & yesterday bought the spray SPF 55 version. I get this because it's easy to find & has a nice SPF level. I do love that it's non greasy.
I have two issues. First I can't use this on my face b/c it caused a cystic acne breakout. Second it's difficult to blend. I'm NC45 & If it don't spend extra time rubbing this in it leaves my skin with a grey cast. Walking dead look = not cute. I anticipate the spray version will be better in this regard but I learned my lesson & will not use the spray version anywhere near my face.
This sunscreen worked well - it prevented any redness or sunburn on my face. However, I immediately broke out in painful cystic pimples!
I love the product, but I have reallyyy sensitive skin so it burns my face. Not sunburn, but a chemicalish feeling. I liked the Neutrogena Pure&Free Baby sunscreen. Both delivered amazing sun protection, but I liked the baby sunscreen more.
I love this sun block, it's the best I've used. The best part is that it's not greasy at all and does not create a white cast when taking flash photography. Also this doesn't clog my pores at all. I tend to have an oily T-zone and this controls it fairly well. The only thing I might note is that if you tend to have dry or patchy skin you might not like this product. if you do have a dry patch it tends to emphasize it. Aside form this, I highly recommend it.
I used to LOVE this product, but they've recently changed the formula... it seems too strong and irritating now, and it also doesn't blend in very well. leaves me with white streaks and i just look pale. The new one has the black neutrogena label, while the old one is with the blue (as in the picture).
I really wish they didn't change the formula... I might switch to spf 30 since the medical ingredients in that are a bit lower.
I used the Ultra Sheer SPF 30 for a little while and absolutely loved everything about it, until I realized it wasn't photostable. :( There went my hopes of finally finding the perfect daily sunscreen!
So I went and purchased the SPF 45 which is photostable, and while I do like it it also isn't the best sunscreen I've used.
with the SPF 30 I could use the full 1/4 tsp needed for my face WITHOUT it getting greasy. With the SPF 45 I'll use 1/4 tsp and my face ends up feeling very heavy and slick. It does "mattify" itself after about 10 minutes but it's nowhere near as mattifying as the SPF 30, i still end up looking slightly greasy.
The sunscreen does tend to puddle around fine lines, i've noticed it when i apply under my eyes.
The biggest con, which isn't THAT big a deal but still annoying, is how much I have to rub it in. It is really streaky and patchy.
Other than some really minor cons, this is a good, solid sunscreen. Do I like using it? Not really. But it does the job!