Neutrogena • Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use this on my body during hiking and it holds up pretty well. If I put on 1 layer then it's "dry-touch" but reapplications will make my skin look shiny.
I would not recommend this for the face - I've used the product once or twice during hikes and the sunscreen will streak with your sweat down into your eyes - sting city! Also, sweat also creates major white cast. I think the chemicals are pretty intense so it'll break your face out if you apply a lot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this. LOVE. I didn't expect to, but okay, here goes.
A few years ago I used Neutrogena SPF 70 as my primary sunscren during an entire Florida summer [sigh, I don't know how much good it did since I tanned a lot - I prefer not to tan, skin damage and all, plus I get pale blotches on my face and look really sallow, yayyy] and recently started using SPF 85 on my face again, during the last several weeks. I know, not a very long time to base a review on. BUT, keep in mind that prior to this I was on an all-natural regimen for my face, and moisturized with oils. Well, after a few months of this, I noticed that my pores were getting clogged. Breakouts I relegated to other causes, but the clogged pores? That had to be the oils. I started taming it with ACV, and eventually identified the culprit and cut out straight oils for my face altogether [though I have no problem using Herbal Choice Mari oil-based creams on my face, and straight oils around the eye area] - I just haven't found my magic oil yet. I digress ....anyway.
I stopped using the oils, and decided it was high time I start listening to what everyone says about using sunscreen every day, so as I had a bottle of this laying around, started using it as my primary moisturizer every morning [I know, I know, it's bad and I should use 'real' moisturizer. But whatever lol.] After a few weeks, my clogged pores are MUCH better [yay ACV!] and my overall tone seems more even. Every time I put this one my face, it gives me an instant brightening boost. Win! Additionally, even though it's been winter/early spring, my complexion seems to have lightened just a touch.
I don't consider it greasy at all, though it might seem that way for a few minutes after you put it on. It hasn't broken me out or clogged my pores at all, and I have fairly sensitive skin these days. Do I care about all the chemicals in here? Or that higher numbers don't necessarily result in better protection? No ... not really. Physical sunblocks give me an even nicer brightening boost, but smear and always leave white patches throughout the day, as I usually wear glasses and have a bad habit of touching/scratching my face. At this point, the results don't lie. I'll be wanting to try the 100+ spfs next. Will it make a difference? Probably not, but if it's all in the psychology, I'll take it anyway.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I normally use Clinique City Block SPF 25. After a series of big breakouts on my face (on my cheeks), a friend recommended this. I have mixed feelings - more like 3.5 stars.
-minimal white cast (espec compare to City Block)
-no big breakouts - a few minor red bumps around jaw
-pretty good price
-not very dry touch - often gets oily, filmy on skin
-whitish areas can appear after a few hours
-eye are irritation
-has fragrance - wish they had left this out!
(Except for the eye irritation none of these are specific to Neutrogena - with Clinique I have similar issues).
My inclination is to keep using this because it doesnt make break out on my cheeks and it is broad spectrum. It seems that no matter what, if I put sunblock on my face I get breakouts and this seems to so far cause minimal skin issues for the sun protection. But I will keep a look out for better products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have mixed feelings about this product.
I think the name of this title is TOTAL BS. "DRY-touch" ?? Not really, this sunscreen's kinda on the oily side. (Surprise surprise..) Espacially when you're almost done with it, sometimes just OIL comes out .. But whatever. I have normal-oily skin and I don't really break out that easily so I still continue to use this because it does a pretty good job of keeping myself from getting tan. But I don't like how it kind of makes my face a bit shiny when I put it on (I guess the shine goes away a little later..but I don't know this stuff is pretty greasy for me compared to some other sunscreens I used). I guess it won't be much of a problem if I had some oil blotting papers.
All in all, I guess I'll repurchase this(since I can't find any other better sunscreens at the moment) and just because it keeps me from getting tan and doesn't really break me out and the packaging is pretty good. It's slim so it fits in your bag or whatever. I only need to use a little bit of this due to how oily this stuff is. I don't recommend this for VERY oily skin people (people who have to blot their skin often and has a shiny face) but I think this product would be great for people with dry skin. ... Since I have normal/oily skin I'm okay with using this (I skip moisturizer though). ...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a high spf sunscreen because i'd be walking around campus in 100 degree weather. The packaging is really slim, perfect to take on the go with you, and I like that it's a squeeze tube. However, I have mixed feelings about the product itself.
- blends very easily
- no white cast
- evens skin tone (ex. redness)
- did not feel sticky
- very lightweight
- absorbs quickly
- broke me out (after one use!)
It would've been the perfect sunscreen for me if it didn't break me out every time I used it. I feel like this would be a better suited for someone who doesn't have sensitive, acne-prone skin like I do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I apply this daily. I don't find it alters the colour of my make-up at all. I massage it until it absorbs completely, doesn't take long, in my experience it sinks right in. If it looks oily and greasy, you're probably using too much.
I don't leave the house without putting on sunscreen, it in my one daily MUST. Proper skin care while I'm young (24) will go so far in preventing wrinkles and pre-mature aging. So given that I wear this every single day and haven't any any problems (clogged pores, acne, irritation, etc) it's a perfect sunscreen in my books.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bought this as a daily under-makeup high factor sunblock as I live in Singapore and get daily exposure.
Found it heavy (not dry) and if a teeny amount gets into your eyes (hard to avoid if you sweat even a little) it stings like blazes!
Why make sunscreens for the face that are tacky and sting your eyes???
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I bought this to wear under my makeup as my SPF30 lotion didn't give me the protection I really need in Florida. Unfortunately this doesn't work too well under makeup and actually distorts the color of my foundation. Any makeup I wear over this goes patchy within a few hours. Worn alone this is a great sunscreen, not sticky and does feel dry on the skin. This effect doesn't really last though, especially if you sweat or have oily skin. I will go back to using my regular lotion until I find something that works for me. Otherwise, not a bad product if worn alone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in a kit hoping it would work great with all the big pump about it. Not the case because it doesn't really smell bad its the chemical reaction you get with the clothes that bothers me the most. It stained my white cotton shirts with this yellowish stain that won't come off with just one wash. I don't use bleach it's too harsh on my skin. As for blocking the sun itself, I get really dark in the summer and this helped me about 60 percent of getting really tan. So its not a total loss it did help more than any other sunscreen I've tried. Also it has a "dry touch" as soon as it dries but not completely it feels like heavy lotion.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wanted to like this, as I want to find a high SPF that I can use on my face. Unfortunately, this made me break out. I'll end up using the rest on my body. If your skin isn't acne prone it would probably work well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this sunscreen solely because of the "dry-touch" claim and for the most part it lived up to that. My normally oily skin immediately feels smooth and matte after applying this sunscreen. This matte feeling only lasts for a few hours though because after a while my skin becomes very oily and shiny. The big test for this product was if my acne prone skin would break out and at that it failed miserably. The morning after my first day of wearing this sunscreen, my skin was bumpy with cystic acne and small whiteheads (when before that my skin was 99% clear). I only used this sunscreen for 3 days but I already know that this is not the one for me. Perhaps if you have normal skin that is not acne-prone, this could be the perfect sunscreen for you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I tan very easily under the sun but after using this product, I can happily say that I have barely gotten 1 shade darker over the summer. i love the high spf and the relatively inexpensive price (around $10.) In addition, it dries quickly and feels very light.
However, the down side to this product is that it leaves my skin looking shiny and oily. :(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
this is THE sunblock for people who dont like sunblock. my childhood memories of sunblock were of this horrid thick gloppy bad-smelling muck that my mum would spread all over me. i seriously did not like wearing sunblock as a child.
however i decided to give this a go, and now im back on the sunscreen train. it is slightly scented but is very tolerable. i use this on my face, even though there is an ultra sheer for face. however the for-face version was thicker and smelt more, so ive actually gone back to using this one. it gives a nice matte finish so its also ideal as a makeup up base. i wish it were a little more easy to spread for body parts, but it does come in a spray version which i bought for my body.
i think for what it does, its very reasonably priced. i recommended it to my family and friends and they all use it now too. this stuff is great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm super pale and burn like crazy, so I have to use some kind of sunscreen daily, and this is the one I like most. I also have the spray/mist version too, which helps cover larger areas. For the most part, it is light for a sunscreen, but use too much and it will be heavy. It can get a little oily if it's hot out, and like any product with spf, it makes you a little shiny, but nothing a little blotting paper/powder can't fix.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Allergic to ingredients after two-time use. Burned my skin when I put it on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've always been a fan of Neutrogena sunblock. I'm allergic to Banana Boat, and don't really like Coppertone. Anyway, I'm the type of person who HATES getting dark, and I get dark quite easily. Layers upon layers of sunblock would only protect me from sunburn, but not from getting dark. Don't get me wrong, I think tan looks fabulous on some people. But for some reason I end up looking like a dirty squirrel. Haha! But I digress. I used this sunblock when I went to Orlando and the temperature was 90+ and extremely humid. By the end of the day, I barely got 2 shades darker. Wow! I was so impressed. I've never had results like this. Plus I never felt sticky and wasn't bothered by the smell. From what I remember it was pretty much odorless, but if there was a smell, it was very faint but pleasant. My only complaint is that the sunblock completely ruined my manicure (hence, 4 instead of 5 lippies). For some reason it got my nails all sticky, and even after 4 days (4 showers) the sticky residue remained. I had to clean my nails to get rid of it, which was a bummer since it was a $25 manicure.
This review was longer than I expected but to sum it all up, this was/is a great product. Highly recommend, especially to those with sensitive skin! =)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock is one of the best sunblocks that I've ever used. And I find that I can even use it on my face. It dries to a matt finish and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin like most sunblocks do. This does have a light scent, but it's pleasant and doesn't fight with your perfume to get noticed.
This is fairly inexpensive. And it worked well for me when I lived in Southern California. It held out even during extensive exposure to the sun without frequent reapplication. Furthermore, I am able to use some makeup over this without streaking or problems. And it doesn't make my eyes sting or water.
This is a top notch yet economical sunblock that I recommend to anyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a great sunblock for the pale-skinned because of its high SPF. You can get two things done at once with this product, protect your skin from the sun and moisturize. It dries quickly and is relatively non-greasy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Living below a lack of ozone layer means sunscreen every day, as you can even burn on the coldest, darkest, wettest days. I bought this for myself and my partner (who burns very easily). I'm not much of a fan of chemical sunscreens, preferring phsyical sunscreens, but thought I'd give it a go as it's inexpensive and the reviews aren't terrible.
It works fine on my body. Not terribly greasy and didn't burn. But on my face, I think the concentration was a bit much. Red + burning + ouch = wash it off straight away. So I'm giving it a 3 overall. Must say I do like the packaging, as a screw top lid rarely comes open in a bag.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like it. A bit thick and hard to apply but aren't all waterproof sunscreens/blocks like that? I didn't break out, or I didn't notice though I still wash my face as soon as I get home as a precaution, waterproof/resistant sunscreen/block really makes me break out like crazy. It is dry-touch...sort of, a bit smudgy but not sticky. And the smell isn't unbearable, I've had worse. I don't use this much on anyplace other than on my face though, $20 is a bit pricey considering the amount I'll need to use and it's damn hard to put on so I switch to spray sunscreen, spf 30. No need for higher spf since it's only water-resistant and not waterproof so I have to reapply often. If not I'll use an spf 45. Then why am I using spf 85+ on my face? I just bought it because I couldn't find a lower spf than 70+ on Neutrogena Ultrasheer and 70+ was the same price as 85+. Oh yeah, just to warn you, keep it away from your eyes. It made mine water like crazy that time I accidentally smudged a micro speck in (and it was dry! already absorbed! ) and I couldn't stop it from stinging and crying for a long time, couldn't flush it out with all those tears.