This product was pretty terrible. I'd used Cetaphil cleanser before and was pleased with the results, and felt this was going to be an overall good product. It went on heavy and greasy, and left a visible white film on my darker skin, so it's probably better for those with fairer skin. It was just way too thick and I don't feel it absorbed into my skin at all, it just kind of sat there. I switched to my normal 30 spf moisturizer and haven't had any problems.
This is so gross. It's thick and it honestly takes too much work to even it out. If you don't rub it in it dries like a white powder... I guess it's from the sunblock, but i wish I could take it back. It also says it's ok for oily skin, but every time I wear this it makes my face a total oil slick. I hate that! Even when I pair it with blotting powder, it just makes my foundation run. Ugh!
my derm recommended this so i tried it...and i definitely do nottt like it. the texture is horrid, like tacky sunscreen that you use on your body, and is not good with my oily skin at all. i can see this working well for someone with dry skin
Compared to Cetaphil's SPF 15 moisturizer, this one is super thick. It definitely applies and smells more like a sunscreen than a moisturizer. I might buy it again for the summer, but when I ran out this month, I switched back to the regular Cetaphil SPF 15 lotion. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't notice that this one made my face particularly greasy, but then my skin tends toward combo/oily anyway.
Yes, this cream is thick and hard to rub in, and yes, it may make your face seem shiny. But what no one has mentioned here is that this product contains physical sunblock instead of just chemical sunscreen, like most other SPF facial moisturizers. If you want true broad spectrum protection (UVA blockage--the rays that cause wrinkles), you need to use a physical block. The tradeoff is that physical blocks are harder to rub in. I'd rather have slightly shiny skin than wrinkles. The other option is to spend 3 times as much for Chanel's great Essentiel UV. It's not shiny at all.
I actually liked this product. It is pretty greasy after applying it i use my foundation on top and it really makes my skin look pretty and soft. When my face looks too shiny with it, i just use a powder or soak my face with a paper tissue. I Will use it in summer.
In the begining it was OK. it did leave my skin a little greasy. But recently I have been mixing it with my liquid foundation and it has been great! My skin has been feeling soft and looking great. Will I buy it again? Yes but I rather try others first then maybe come back to this one
This would be an okay sunblock because it is not too thick and it spreads okay for me. The only thing is that it leave my skin shiny and greasy so I can't use it and had to throw it away. Also you can feel it sitting on top of your skin after applying.
Being a woman in her late 50s it is so wonderful to be taken for a 40 someting. This is the best allround moisterizer AND sunscreen I have used!
I rely on Cetaphil cleanser for my very sensitive skin and it's wonderful so I was excited to try their sunscreen. As soon as I put it on, it burned my cheeks and made them bright red (as opposed to light red which they usually are). Also, it is not a clear form of zinc oxide, so this product immediately gives your face an awful blue-white tinge. I guess if you're going for the vampire look it's ok, but not in any other setting. Also, this is not matte on the face--it made me very shiny, which I hate. I am so glad I found the Ocean Potion sunscreen. It's 1000x better and cheaper.