It´s new, and tinted, it works like a foundation. I´ve already reviewed with 5 points, but this new version is even better, as it doen´t leave any white cast. I live in Spain, and I´ve bought it only a month ago. It´s the best for daily use, as I use tretinoin by night, for me is a must. The bestĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦnot Shiseido, not Kanebo, no one as this, and the price is not as bad, 20, it could be like 22$, or so.
this is my HG sunscreen, I have quite oily skin and hate greasy sunscreens. This product goes on smoothly and initially is a bit greasy but after a few seconds sinks into my skin and leaves a glow. The protection is amazing and it has a light tint to it so I don't even have to wear foundation with this product. It is completely natural as well and my skin has never looked better, since I started wearing this I have had lots of my compliments on my skin and it looks smoother and fresher. Will be repurchasing again and again.
It provides great sun protection for my fair skin; however it leaves a white cast which is very noticeable and annoying. Some dry patches appeared too. I decided that the best for me is a hydrating cream with sun protection especially for the days in the city.
I will still use the sunscreen (till I finish the bottle), but only when I am at the beach, where I need high sun protection, but don't care much about the white cast.
awesome sun protection for my super-fair skin; probably the best sun protection on the market
White cast is quite noticeable
Greasy, have to put powder over it
Overall, I will use it only in winter while snowboarding, when no one cares about my whitish-looking skin
I have been buying this overseas ( on work trips) and searched it out due to the UVA blocking properties. Mexoryl wasn't avaialable in the States at that time.
I keep coming back to this despite the price because it works better with my fair to medium skin that burns and then tans easily. My skin is combination/oily in summer; combination/dry in winter.
I don't love the texture which is a runny, white, light fluid. The absorbtion isn't immediate and needs to go directly on bare skin ( no serums or it will pill). I don't need to use a moisturizer with this in the morning which saves a step. However, my evening moisturizer is pretty potent to prevent any drying.
The finish is a bit shiny (which is why I seek other options that ultimately end up being less effective) and this works better for me when use a foundation rather than a tinted moisturizer.
Plus - with this on I never burn, I don't need to reapply it during sun exposure, it doesn't create breakouts or bumps, it works!
I am rating this product with 3 lippies even though I don't really like it. However, it does provide me with really good sun protection and since that's the basic thing a sunscreen is supposed to provide, I still give it 3 out of 5. However, I would not repurchase. I am very disappointed that this formula has alcohol in it, as this dries out my skin over time. Additionally, after using this sunscreen for over 2.5 months, it has really started to clog my pores. Not only do I have more pimples, but I also have these little bumps all over my chin and forehead which I did not experience with my previous sunscreen (Paula's Choice Ultra Light Weightless Sunscreen Spray SPF 30). Also, I have problems using this sunscreen around my eyes (it also says on the tube that you shouldn't use it on the eye area) and therefore I am using Avene's Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 on my eye area). Oh, and even on my fair skin this sunscreen leaves a white cast. It doesn't last all day, it disappears about one hour after application, but still. However, as I am currently travelling in SE Asia and my fair skin really needs the SPF50 right now, I will continue to use this and the spare tube I have untill I have finished it. After that, I will buy PC's sunscreen as soon as I get back to my home country.
Edit: I've changed my mind about this sunscreen. My skin just gets very oily in hot and humid weather and this sunscreen doesn't really have any mattifying properties, so like every other sunscreen it doesn't make my skin look nice and matte. However, I've recently started using Differin, because my skin was breaking out again due to the weather (i was using a different sunscreen) and my breakouts are now under control and I have no problems using this sunscreen at all. The protection is amazing and I actually really enjoy using it now. Would repurchase.
Oh my gosh, the Anthelios products are so confusing! I buy Anthelios for the Mexoryl... supposedly the greatest sun protector in the universe but not available in the US. And I LOVE this 50+ product, which I buy on the Internet. But there's also a product labelled SPF 60, which is packaged the same way, which does NOT have Mexoryl. I guess it's the American version? I would be interested if anyone knows any more about this. I think people sometimes review the 50+ product when they're really using the 60, and vice versa.
my HG sunblock, and i've tried many! i started with neutrogena, moved on to skinceuticals (which i felt was too greasy for me), then to the shiseido spf 50, which gave me a white cast. finally with this product i have the full sun protection i'm looking for, with no white cast or greasiness - love it!!
Since I'm dark skinned (NC50) my main concern always with sunscreen is that it will leave a white cast. This absolutely does not, quite amazing when you consider it's a white-as-snow runny liquid. The SA told me to pat it on rather than rub it in - and that's the only way I can get it to work without balling up or pilling. It doesn't leave the face oily, is extremely lightweight, no overwhelming fragrance and is generally pleasant to use. I tan easily, and this did prevent a tan when I was out in the sun all day. No complaints here, and since it's cheaper than my usual Clarins UV Plus Day Screen (which does leave a slight white cast) I will repurchase for sure.
About me: combination/oily in summer; combination/dry in winter
Texture: runny, light fluid
Absorption: if applied over anything w/ cones or before allowing your moisturizer underneath to absorb completely, the sunscreen will pill; applying this on bare skin works the best
Finish: I initially purchased this in the summer and had to stop using it due to the shine it left on my face; this winter, when I was searching for a sunscreen less drying than my usual Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55, I rediscovered this in my cabinet and found to my delight that it absorbed much better on my drier skin although it was never fully matte like the Shiseido
Usage w/ Makeup: on me, during the summer, this never really seemed to dry and even after an hour, I had a slightly tacky finish so makeup did not sit as well; during the winter where my skin seemed to absorb the product better, I had no problem w/ makeup on top
Water-Resistant: b/c this never seemed to absorb fully in the summer months, I felt paranoid that it was simply melting off my skin or that it was being removed/diluted when applying makeup; in the winter, I was more confidant that it had absorb fully so was not concerned as much with how long it lasted on my skin
Conclusion: I wouldn't buy this again b/c I found it very similar to the Vichy Capital Soleil Micro-Fluide Visage 50+ which dried more matte and absorbed more fully no matter the season. Plus, the VIchy is not only water resistant, but sweat resistant as well. For ease of usage with other skin products and makeup, my favorite for the past couple of years has been and still is the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55...