I have the oilyest skin ever and this is the only moisturizer that doesnt make me shine for a while, and yes i use it as a moistuizer as well as a sunscreen.
It did not cause an allergic reaction for me and did not clog my pores.
The price is proper as well ($14 or 11 on sale), and can be found at any SDM in canada.
I have been using this for a week or a little longer and i plan on using it forever, even in the winter. It is truly DRY TOUCH.
I liked this sun screen so much on my first try that I came on to write a review. I decided to read a few comments first and I'm grateful that I did. One of the first reviews I read highlighted the dangers of one of the ingredients: Retinyl Palmitate. So I read up on it. Here is an article from last year from the New York Times. I urge you to read it in full--and scroll all the way downs :
So with all of these experts weighing in in this manner it begs the question--WHY IS THIS INGREDIENT ALLOWED IN PRODUCTS BY THE FDA???
For those of you who just want the basics, this ingredient has caused an acceleration of the growth of cancerous tumors in rats who were exposed to it. And understand this: The ingredient seems dangerous ONLY WHEN EXPOSED TO THE SUN.
How does Neutrogena have the nerve to use such an ingredient in so many of its products?
Further, this particular sunscreen has an American Cancer Society seal on the front of the tube. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE???
I have long known that the FDA is utterly unreliable but what is going on with ACS? I will call them and check back in. Watch this space.
I have to say that I've really liked this sunscreen for a number of years because it isn't greasy and it keeps me from burning, but I am going to stop using it for two reasons: 1) it contains vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) which may accelerate skin cancer/tumors; and 2) I have PMLE and some of these ingredients are known to exacerbate it. I've experienced PMLE while wearing this sunscreen and it is horrible (for those of you who don't know, it is Polymorphous Light Eruption, aka a "sun allergy" although it's not a true allergy. It usually occurs in spring or when I'm exposed to intense sunlight after not being in the sun at all during the winter, and results in red, irritated, bumpy, hot, extremely itchy skin on my chest area). The potential skin cancer connection scares me so I will not be using any more sunscreens that have vitamin A derivatives in them (I can save the anti-aging stuff for regular body lotion and my food). So, now I am switching to LaRoche Posay Anthelios 40 and the daily SPF 15.
This is the First sunscreen I have ever come across that feels like second skin....no shine, no greasiness.... it's the PERFECT primer/moisturizer/SPF in ONE product! Perfect under make-up and protects your skin.... I haven't had to use primer since I started wearing this! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
I usually use the aerosol sunscreen from nutrogena but whe I went to nyc last summer i brought this with me because you can't bring very much (no more than 500ml) of aerosols on planes, and I used up most of that in the form of hairspray and shaving cream. I have to be honest, I didn't like it. it makes me break out all over my shoulders (thankfully I had another kind just for my face or I would've died.) and it just feels gross. never again.
Best sunscreen I've ever had. No shine, greasiness, slick feeling, or blatant "sunscreen" smell! I can tell that it protects skin well because I get a sun-related rash every summer and this year I wore this sunscreen every time I was outside for a prolonged period and didn't get any rash at all. All around great sunscreen. It might go on a little shiny but the shine goes away after a minute.
I love this sunscreen. It doesn't feel greasy on my face and hasn't irritated my skin or caused any breakouts.
I've decided that I need to start wearing sunscreen if I don't want to look like a rhinoceros in my 30s. I picked this up just because Neutrogena has a good rep for sensitive skin types, and I'm glad I did because it seems to be a good one.
It's broad spectrum UVA/UVB, which I like, and it hasn't broken me out, which I like. It does make me a little more shiny than usual, but as far as sunscreens go it's really not too bad. It does absorb quickly, and I haven't had any problems applying it every day.
I usually don't like to put sunscreen on my face because it makes my face sweat like crazy. I realized that it was because I used the wrong formula/spf. I used to put spf 70 on my face (same as this one) and it'd make me sweat to hell. Kind of felt like my skin was being suffocated. I realized that it was because the spf 70 is described as "light weight" NOT weightless. I bumped down to 30 as it says WEIGHTLESS on it. It works perfectly for me! I make sure to blend it out really well. Its matte, not greasy at all. I'm very happy with this for my face and neck area, so I leave the spf 70 for my body!
Please make sure to check for LIGHT WEIGHT vs WEIGHTLESS for sun screen. Or anything, really.
So far it is the best sunscreen I have ever tried. It dries matte and leaves my skin really smooth and moisturized. I does not have a strong smell so that's a plus. I can wear this suncreen the whole day and it won't make me oily as other products I have tried. The only reason I rate this product a 4 is that after it dries, it can get a little flaky if you try to go back and blend it again. I bought it for 9.99 at CVS, but I think it is still a little pricey. But other than that, I recommend it to anyone with oily to combination skin.