Great stuff! Very little scent, no stickiness, and no white residue. I have this in SPF 30 for body and SPF 50 for the face. Not for daily use, but whenever I'm outside for a long period of time, I protect with this. It's expensive, but worth it to protect without the sticky gross feeling of other sun blocks. Love, love, love it!
I love this sunscreen! Itís probably the best sunscreen Iíve ever tried! It applies smoothly, it spreads easily and doesnít leave a white cast on my dark skin. Itís probably the best sunscreen Iíve tried in that regard. Not only that, but it also doesnít leave my skin oily and shiny, but nice and smooth. When I touch my face, it feels so nice and smooth, which means a great base for makeup! But I have tried makeup with this on, and I honestly didnít see any difference in application. I also love the scent, which is nice and musky.
The packaging is great as well. I actually love the matte feel of it. I ACTUALLY like touching it lol, and running my hands all over it. I actually donít feel it dirties easily as some reviews have said. You can actually throw this into your handbag and not feel it will squirt all over the contents of your bag, because the screw-on lid is that secure.
Another pro is that the EWG website says this sunscreen is proficient in protecting you against the ďaging raysĒ not just the burning rays, as evident by the SPF, which is a good thing ladies, as Iíve read there are many sunscreens on the market that are just proficient in protecting you against the UVB rays, not the UVA rays as well, which is just as important. Such as *cough cough* Jan Mariniís Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30. Which costs like, $70 I must add! Grrr, and numerous others as well.
Just a couple of cons though. Itís a bit expensive for a drugstore sunscreen. It gives you a lot less for the price theyíre selling it to you, compared to other brands, such as Olay. The second thing, on the EWG website this is rated a 7. Which is not good. It means it has a high toxicity level kudos to some of the ingredients, such as oxybenzone, etc. Here is the link if you want to check it out. A 7-10 rating on that website means to avoid it at all costs. Iím not trying to shove this down peopleís throats, but if youíre cautious of these kind of things, such as harmful ingredients you might want to take a look at it. Take it for what you will.
On that alone I donít know if Iíd want to buy this again. I mean on a long term basis, this could give me cancer or some crap. I donít want that. But that would be hypocritical of me as I do use other cosmetics that have a high toxicity level as listed on EWG website. *sigh* Beauty IS pain! So back to Solar Keys RX for me. Which is the best sunscreen with moisturiser Iíve tried with all natural ingredients. But alas, gives me a white cast! What is a girl to do?
Although I wouldnít bag out this sunscreen. Itís still pretty good, Iíd recommend it and Iíd still buy it again, something that I rarely do. Iíd just use it off and on over the years. *shrugs*
LOVE. THIS. STUFF.
I does everything it says it will, does not irritate my eyes, sooooo sheer and dry, and most important, does not break moi out. RECCOMMEND .. duh.
I absolutely LOVE this sunscreen! I have really oily skin, so this sunscreen is perfect for me. My face does not appear shiny even after hours of wearing it. I definitely recommend it.
I bought this because I needed something with more SPF than my moisturizer (which was only 15) and I was going to the beach for a week. I decided on buying this and I am extremely impressed. It protected my face after spending hours in the sun/heat and it didn't break me out at all! It has a sunscreen smell but that's a given. This stuff went on so smooth and didn't "ball" or "pill" up like some people have said. It's roughly around $8 at Target, much cheaper than dept. store brands and I think works just as well, if not better, than those expensive brands.
I have been using this sunscreen for about 2 years now and find it is an excellent product. I have an oily t-zone with occasional breakouts and this does not irritate my skin, cause any more oiliness or break me out. I have found that it does sting my eyes if i perspire or get any of it too close to my eyes...but i think that would be true of most sunscreens. I apply this every day as the last step to my routine: Cleanse(paula's skin balancing cleanser or marcelle hydra c exfoliant), exfoliate(paula's 2% bha gel), disinfect(panoxyl 2.5% aquagel), moisturize(dab of desert essence aloe vera gelly mixed with a few drops of jojoba oil) and then finally I apply the sunscreen - but just on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. I find that if i apply well to just those areas rather than slathering it on all over my face, i still get the coverage where i need it and it is less likely to get into my eyes. It goes on slightly greasy, but dries very matte and does not leave any shine. The smell is a bit odd, but not overpowering or lasting.
I consider this a basic, good for the face SPF. I use this as my everyday blocker if I know I'm just staying home or going to the market or something. If I do go out during the day (like an afternoon outing) then I use Diorsnow UV SPF50, its also $50 for an ounce, I try to use it only when needed.
I couldn't use Diorsnow everyday because its just too expensive, so this dry touch fits the bill nicely. Its cheap, readily avaliable, DOESNT STING MY FACE or irritate or cause redness whatsoever. The only strange feeling I get from this is a slight feeling of suffocating my skin, but on that scale of 1 being the least 10 being the worst, its less than a 2, and its manageable. I can't find anything better for my everyday SPF coverage. This doesn't ball up on me ever and goes underneath makeup just fine. I have been adding a tinch of Monistat Anti-Chafing gel to this to make it look better too. Ingredient wise its not perfect for me, I'd rather use something zinc based (like my diorsnow 19%zinc and super smoooth), but at this price point there is nothing avaliable. Oily breakthrough properties are fine, I get a little glowy+ but its okay with me.
I've been using this product for over a year. The critics are correct in that this sunblock goes on smoothly without leaving a greasy film on your skin. Protection from harmful rays is top notch and the smell isn't overpowering. Love it and will continue to use it.
The one product I cant live without! Wonderfully sheer on my skin, (which is very oily) and doesnít leave a white cast. I tried the Age shield spf 30 but it would ball up and Ultra Sheer spf 50 was too greasy with a faint white cast. I had bad acne which I cured with Accutane and now use this product daily without breaking out. Unfortunately itís not available in my country (India) so I have my lovely friends in the US send me some tubes ever so often. God bless my friends and god bless this incredible product.
I didnt love this. I felt like the texture was a little odd and whilst it didnt leave me with a white cast, it did make my skin feel weird and clogged some of my pores which made me break out. I have tried a million different sunscreens and after trying this, am still on the hunt for one that doesn't break me out or leave me looking white. After this disappointment, shiseido is next!