Rubs off easily on your clothes and stains them! Least it's good at protecting though.
It's okay I guess, I don't know about the technicalities about the product, like if you're allowed to wear it while swimming (I ALWAYS did. All this past year and the previous one. Swimming on the private beaches of Saudi Arabia..that's INTENSE heat and sunshine.).
But anyway. It would ALWAYS go into my eyes when I hit the water and make them sting real bad. I'd put it on my cheeks, but somehow it'd go into my eyes. Every single time. Oh and it also stings the rest of my face a bit..not as BAD as the EYES, but still I can feel the sting..esp on my lips.
So I have bad memories of it, but I still buy it and use it (cuz I'm stupid?--maybe)..out of habit.
Oh, and I always get a tan when I use it, don't know if that's good or bad, maybe sunscreens can't block out the tanning type rays...but I'm okay with it..unless it's dangerous? I dunno.
Sunscreens are such a headache, I don't really wanna think about them too much..cuz u always get updates like OH! This ingredient is cancer-causing! Oh! That ingredient is better than this! Whatever. I'm sticking with this one cuz a fair amount of people seem to be okay with it. Blah.
I got this to replace the discontinued Active Breathable Sunblock (also SPF 45), thinking 'How much can they change the formula?'. Ahh, the answer is a lot. The consistency wasn't bad, but it definitely defined any dry spots on my face and pilled really badly. There is nothing like thinking you look so hot in the south of Spain only to find your face is peeling off bits of sunscreen. Ick! Also, I do not have sensitive skin or any allergies but this sunscreen made my eyes water. I would apply it in the morning and a couple hours later, my eyes would start watering for no reason. I don't know if the cream started to run into my eyes because it was so hot or if the chemicals in the sunscreen were having an effect on me. Either way, I will never repurchase. Neutrogena, you let me down!
This stuff sucks. Even after letting it dry for 10 minutes (and it never really felt dry...just sticky and weird) it managed to leave white marks all over my clothes. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. Please don't waste your money.
EDIT: Well, this exploded in my car and made the plastic interior bubble up. I officially hate this stuff.
I used this in SPF 30 for years (in nasty Florida humidity) and it worked great. The 45, however, leaves me shiny even in dryer climates. Switched to Eucerin.
I own a lot of expensive (ie: Shiseido & Clinique) and none seems to work well as this one! I LOVE THIS! It doesn't feel heavy and feels as if I have nothing at all. I have very oily skin and I usually apply this underneath my foundation and it doesn't seem to alter anything.
My favorite sunblock, period!
Dry Touch? Hah! What a LIE!!
I just bought it on a trip to Florida because I could not find my favorite Neutrogena Active Breathable sunblock anywhere. I applied it on arms, legs, face, and neck before going for a morning walk. It never dried. I felt not just greasy, but like I was covered in plasric wrap. This stuff is mis-named, overpriced, and a total waste.
This is the only sun screen I will use because it isn't sticky or greasy at all! I mix a bit in with my lotion to provide mosturization and protection from the sun. It works amazingly! I went to an amusement park and was out in the blazing sun for hours and hours. When I woke up the next day I wasn't burned or red at all. Really great product, highly recommend.
I have been using the Neutrogena Soft Touch 30 for several years underneath my makeup but decided to try the 45. I much prefer the 30. It does much better underneath my makeup. When I wear the 45 it leaves my skin looking shiny (not greasy). I will finish this tube and go back to the 30.
I use this as sunscreen for my neck and body. It's not as greasy as most other body sunscreens, and comes in a pretty good range of SPF levels. It's still too greasy for my face, for which I use a much more expensive product! I have normal/combo skin and found that this is non irritating, does a good job of protecting me from the sun, doesn't have a strong scent, and lasts for a long time. Price is good too.