|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I ordered this product in a mini- size to try it and have used it for 3 days. I have really, really problematic sensitive skin with adult acne and melasma at the same time. It's really hard finding a sunscreen that both LOOKS nice and doesn't cause more BREAKOUTS. It's all an trial and error. Right now I've used Elta Md clear for a long time, but during hot and humid summerdays my makeup literally melts off my face and I have to blot every hour, to be able to look normal - but who has got that time at work?? I need something more mattifyingSo, this product; this is quite a thin cream, but not a fluid. Feels really silicone-packed, and slides around at your face and fingers first when you apply it. It goes on bluish-white, but that disappears after some minute on my NC 15-skin.
It really keeps the makeup at place for many more hours than the Elta. Quite a matte look. Even if you get that "mineral look" that especially titanium dioxide usually gives (enlarged pores and skin looks more uneven) , you can hide that with a little makeup. Still this gives a more even look than the other mineral sunscreens I tested at the same time; Glycolix elite spf 30, Pca perfecting protection spf 30 and neostrata daytime protection cream spf 15.
Even if this looks ok, and keeps the makeup at place I would like a sunscreen that is much thinner. I'm also concerned about the amount of titanium dioxide in it, 9,45% - some say that TD is more tend to clog pores then Zink. It contains a lot of silicones ( even if the chinese sunscreens are even worse on this point) which usually break me out after a while.
I guess I'll have to order one more travelsize to be able to find out about if it affects the acne.
One con is that it's hard to find from Europe...
But until now, I'd give it 3,5 lippies if I could.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this from the dermatologist when I had an annual skin cancer check. I really don't like it.
First, it has a terrible smell, which is not dissipating. Second, it made my skin burn. Not sure why that would be if it is just 100% minerals.
Last, there is a heavy and noticeable whitecast. Although I need and prefer strong sunscreens, this is certainly not it. My old favorite had been the Shiseido SPF 55, but I don't care for the reformulation with more chemical and less physical blocks. So, let me know if you have any better ideas.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't care for this sunscreen or Smashbox's Halo glow, but the combination of the two together, makes a really nice tinted moisturizer. I placed a small amount of sunscreen into a small plastic container and shaved off a decent of amount of the SHG and got a creamy, silky, neutral tinted moisturizer. It dried down to a matte finish and the tint looks really natural. The sunscreen does burn some and found it irritating, so there is no chance, I will repurchase the sunscreen again, which is a shame, because this made such a lovely tinted moisturizer. I never experienced burning or irritation with the SSC or IRC and have no clue or reason for the sunscreen burning like it did.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm really impressed by this product. I wanted a sunscreen that could be worn on its own (when I've been to the gym in the summer) or over a moisturiser. This feels lovely when I'm putting in on and I don't get any white marks, but then I do love to spend a minute or two rubbing (gently of course) any lotions in my face. It doesn't clog pores although not cheap, you don't need much.
I will be buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
LOVE LOVE LOVE BEST
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The first thing I noticed with this sunscreen was that it made my face burn and sting. It also left a bluish white cast. After I washed it off because the stinging and burning did not go away I noticed how red my face was. The redness lasted a few hours. I am surprised because other NIA 24 products do not make my face redder so it's not the niacin. I won't be using this again.
I do like the creamy, easy to spread texture and the smell is the same in all the NIA 24 products (from nutmeg and methyldihydrojasmonate).
This is what NIA 24 says: "This is an SPF 30 oil-free, mineral sunscreen treatment. The weightless lotion absorbs instantly leaving no white residue. Physical sunscreens titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer broad-spectrum protection. Pro-niacin repairs past damage and promotes skin health. Improves tone, brightens and offers SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection".
Price: £38.00 for 75 ml from Space NK
Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (9.45%), Zinc Oxide (3.6%). Other ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Water, Octyldodecyl, Neopentanoate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Methicone, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, 1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclotridecane, Maltol, Pentadecalactone, Dimethiconol, Polysilicone-11, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Phenoxyethanol, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Limoene, Linalool.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Sigh! What a great sunscreen. I had always struggled with even wearing any because all of the moisturizers with sunscreen seemed so greasy and would always break out my sensitive acne prone skin. I love love love this sunscreen. It goes on very smoothly and although it leaves a bit of a white sheen, it just requires you to rub in well. The only part that chafes me is my wallet! This whole line is quite expensive (especially the Repair Cream, which is super awesome), but well worth it. I like that its also an SPF 30 and not just a measly 15. I wear it religiously, especially in the sun. Highly recommended.
(also, to address the "burning" or "redness" experienced by first-time users, don't be alarmed. The NIA line contains niacin, which I had the same reaction to. It takes a little bit of adjustment but afterwards is excellent.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very decent sunblock––among the best of all the physical sunblocks I've tried to date. (BTW, physical blocks tend to be less irritating and are recommended for sensitive & acne-prone skin.) Makeup application following this product is fine, but it's not mind-blowingly fantastic, and for the price tag (~ $45, maybe $40 if you're lucky) I just can't justify raving about it. It was definitely not as good as Elta MD UV Clear 46, which I personally found to be superior to the NIA in every aspect (and I'm currently continuing to use the Elta, because of this very reason). Since I have it, I'll use the NIA on my body I guess. It's a fine product, don't get me wrong, just nothing special in my opinion. There are much better sunblocks available (especially for how much costs).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this ss for about 9 mos, along with the Nia 24 ssc. I'm not too impressed. I have pretty oily skin and this stuff slides off. The smell is strong, and the feel of it feels kind of silicone-y, like a kind of moisturizing that never actually penetrates the skin. I use it, because it was expensive and I want to use it up, but generally after a couple of hours my face looks greasy and uneven. I've had much better luck with the Shisheido and La Roche Posey ss that are more fluid than creamy.
By the way, from my experience there is NO water resistant properties to this.
So why 2 lippies? Well, I've never had any bad reaction to it, it does seem to protect against the sun, and I like the packaging!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I can't speak for for its sun-protective qualitites but thsi sunscreen made my face tomato red for 3 hours. I do like the smell, and my skin was very soft after application but apparently it is not good for sensitive/rosacea prone skin.