|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Please think twice applying this on your face and around your eyes. The Bioderna website says that this is suitable for face and body.
Well, it stung/irritated my eyes so badly that I had to rinse it off and after an hour of wear my face felt stretched and there were little dehydrated lines around my cheeks.Never had those dehydration lines before with any product ever!
It is very whitening and shiney and I am a NW 05/10 so you can imagine that I really looked like Caspars shiney dehydrated sister.. .
The next day I sprayed it on one arm. No irritation but my arm was like a TL light.
I also tried Bioderma's fluid (wrote a review) and Ultra fluid. I've found them greasy, (Ultra fluide a little less but still) irritating/stung eyes, shiney, very whitening, and not adhering to skin.
I'm living in The Netherlands so not a hot and humid climate here except for a couple of weeks in summer. I have normal/combi skin and just need a little moisture. Skin is a little drier in winter.
I'll stick to L'oreal Solar Experise Kids Lotion or Milk and their fluids that I have used for many, many years. Almost, if not, they are the same or better as La Roche Posay sunscreens except cheaper. Same company, mostly a "marketing thing" difference!
Biore Aqua riche essence SPF 50 (japanese ss) is also very nice for combination skin. Feels like nothing on your skin.
Bye Bye Bioderma, NEVER again...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the BEST high protection sunscreen for body I have found. It sinks into skin nicely, the broad range protection is EXCELLENT. You know how poor sunscreens will make you just not burn, while good sunscreen will remove the actual discomfort of being exposed to harsh sun for longer periods of time? This sunscreen is like wearing a second layer of clothes, shading your skin. And its the BEST for high impact activity in the sun. I went hiking in Sicily for 3 weeks with this, sweat was dripping from my body, but this stayed put. I got up at 7am, put this on my entire body (having experienced sunburns through clothes before) and only had to reapply to exposed skin one time during the day (apart from my face, where I use another bioderma sunscreen). No other sunscreen is that good, either the protection fades after an hour or it simply melts off. And it doesn't leave a white cast. It makes skin a little shinier, but no whiteness.
All this performance usually means the product has some nasty chemicals and will make your eyes or skin itch, but this feels just like good old gentle baby lotion to put on. No stinging whatsoever. I am really impressed.
One thing: those expecting a mist from this spray may be disappointed, it's not a spayable sunscreen per se, it's more like a very runny lotion, it comes out in little squirts.
The bottle has a nifty locking function, you simply block the pump, and it works brilliantly. I had this in my pack and had no leaks.
In France you can get this 400 ml bottle for around 15-20 euros and it's a steal for the price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I do like this stuff:
1. cosmetically elegant in that it sinks into my skin w/in a few minutes (my body, not using on face, see below).
2. love the spray bottle!! Also, the locking mechanism is brilliant. I have uploaded a CORRECT pic since the other ones are not accurate.
3. very little smell.
4. not greasy, but not sticky either. I spray into my hand and then rub - its kinda runny, but less than say Biore UV or Sofina.
5. PPD = 35 - O YEAH!!!! :)
6. The spray bottle - LOVE IT + love the locking mechanism - very intelligent design
1. kinda expensive ($40 for 400 ml on amazon.com - sold by pharmundi),
2. contains avobenzone = I can't use on my face due to the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in my MMU (which totally sucks becuz I think this stuff would ROCK on my face under MMU)
PROS/CONS OF EFFECTIVENESS
very effective SS IF NOT spending the day in water. I recently spent several hours outdoors at a youth soccer event = got VERY little color. This past weekend, spent 5 hours boating/swimming = definitely got color (I re-applied several times during the 5 hours, but I don't want to have to feel like I need to reapply every 30 minutes.) I did get a slight burn/redness on my chest (you can also definitely see my swimsuit strap marks.
BOTTOM LINE: If I'm going to be spending the day outdoors on dry land, I will continue to use this (in spite of the expense) However, swimming/boating, or other water activities = will not use and will continue to search for a more waterproof SS.
Took off 1 lippie (1/2 for expense and 1/2 for not being more water resistant)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
I bought this because it was the most cost effective Bioderma Product (approximately $55 for 400 mL compared to $35 for 100 mL/40 mL of Photoderm MAX Lait/Fluide). It comes out of the spray bottle as a liquid, almost like how water comes out of a bottle when put on the concentrated nozzle, which means a puddle will be on your skin, and you have to rub it in, but I prefer that than accidentally inhaling my sunscreens (ouch). On my arms, it leaves no shine or white cast, and I have medium dark skin with hair, so that is a good start. But on my face, it is at first really drying, but then normalizes during the winter months. It does have a white sheen to it, but it is tolerable. Overall, a worthy purchase and really good for a beach day out. Might possibly switch to Photoderm Sensitive SPF 50+/ UVA 40 for the face because it contains no alcohol, no parabens, and a good helping of anti-oxidants and other goodies, but this will always stay as my Body sunscreen.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I am loving this sunscreen so far. No reaction whatsoever for me which is miraculous because most high PPD sunscreen breaks me out or very unpleasant to use. This sunscreen contains Tinasorb, similar to Avene sunscreen and I love that it provides broad spectrum UVA protection along with a PPD of 35. The texture is between a cream and a normal sunscreen fluid so you can easily guess that the spray works more like a pump than a aerosol. This does leave a shiny finish but a few blots with a blotting paper turns it from a shine to a dewy finish. This is the best sunscreen i have ever used. Though, like all organic sunscreen it irritates the eyes so I made sure not to get any into my eyes by avoiding any contact with them.