Unlisted Brand • BurnOut Eco-Sensitive Clean and Clear Sunscreen SPF 30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was thrilled to find an all physical SS that had such high Zno content (18.5%) that had no white cast. And it's true, it really has no white cast. I was really hoping to be able to wear this daily on my face under m/u wtihout looking greasy or having a white cast. While this worked great as sun protection, and does have no white cast, it really is not cosmetically elegant. First, after applying my face immediatly got a tight, dry feeling. Except it looked and was sticky as heck. Forget trying to put m/u over it! Way too sticky and drying to apply any makeup smoothly over. I used this up as a body sunscreen. I'm giving it 3 lippies b/c it is too expensive for a body sunscreen and not comfortable or attractive on the face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen is highly recommended but I don't like it much, especially for my face.
goes on clear
effective against sunburn
stays sticky all day
There are more pros than cons but the one con far outweighs all the pros. I try to use 1/4 teaspoon but that is just too much and it won't dry down the entire day. I've tried putting powder on it but it feels gross and my brushes and powder become gross. It is sticky on my body but I'll endure it for the excellent sun protection.
I used this again the other day just for the hell of it and my experience with this was opposite of how it was when I first used it. This time, it was a little whitening (I'm NC25ish) and very drying. It wasn't sticky at all but I think I applied it differently this time. I took a little bit at a time and gently patted it onto my skin. This made the finish completely matte, but too matte. I didn't go all the way to 1/4 teaspoon because by the time I was like 75% there, it was way too white for my taste and I didn't want to make myself whiter. I put powder over it to get some color back and it helped color-wise, but still very dry looking.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this sunscreen since April & while not perfect, hands down it is the best daily sunscreen I've found. I'm trying to avoid the chemical nasty sunscreens for daily use. I work in the sun, all day at high altitude on a boat. Sunscreen is a must for me but I have true combo skin - breaks out from every sunscreen I've tried, gets oily in spots yet is dry in others & the dry air here doesn't help.
Burnout Clean & Clear hasn't broken me out, leaves just an ever, ever so slight white cast (whereas others are too white to work in) & has a great matte finish. It has been a learning curve using it...Too much around the hairline & eyebrows will leave them white. The initial finish is rubbery feeling. I put this on at home & wait until I'm at work to apply makeup - I can see how this wouldn't work for other jobs. All my makeup is powder (except mascara) & it applies evenly though I don't use much. I go for a casual, quick beachy look for the boat. I can't vouch for how this would work with a full face.
I haven't tested this in water though my husband said it ran in his eyes a little while surfing. It hasn't ran in mine from sweating while at work/paddling/hiking. Great stuff.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for a week and I have to write a erview. For starters, I have horrible melasma which I treat with HQ, facial peels, and the Obagi skin line. I have had excellent results and wanted a sunscreen to help me protect what I have acheived using Obagi. THIS IS THE ONE!!! I have previously used sunscreens/sunblocks with 100 SPF, but they did not keep my melasma from returning. I am very dilgent about wearing sunscreen everyday...even when it rains.This has a 18.6% zinc oxide, dries clear and matte and does not have a funky smell. I will be heading to the beach in a couple of weeks and am intersted to see how well this works. So far, this is my HG daily sunscreen!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the best sunscreen I've used. It seems to have a mattifying effect on me - yay! - whereas most sunscreens worsen my oily parts. It's true that it's a bit "tacky", but I'm not putting it on before I'm expecting a lot of face caressing, you know, and if you're wearing liquid foundation on top that's negated. Actually it makes a nice canvas for makeup. I don't notice a white cast. It's true that I'm very pale to begin with but other sunscreens (Eucerin) did give me a white cast. It gets a 2 (low hazard) from the Cosmetics Database.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have medium/dark skin and most of the high zinc, mineral only sunscreens I've tried were too greasy, pasty, streaky and always left a very visible white cast. I bought Burnout based on online reviews and minimal ingredients list and so far, this is the best one. The product comes in a blue and white 3.4oz tube with 18.6% zinc oxide as its active uv filter. I ordered it direct from the manufacturer's website and paid $17.99 plus s/h (free shipping for orders over $25). The consistency is almost like a lotion that's non greasy, dries to a matte finish and has very good oil control for my oily skin. Using the proper amount of 1/4 teaspoon for my face, it leaves a very minimal, almost no white cast which is surprising given the high zinc oxide content and my tan skin. I have been using this sunscreen for 2 weeks now and so far it hasn't made me breakout. Using the BASF ppd calculator, I got a ppd of 9.4 for this product so not as high as Euro ss but good enough for incidental sun exposure. I live in Hawaii and my skin tans easily but I get no color when wearing this outdoors. I took off one lippy: 1/2 for the tacky, rubbery feel on my skin and another 1/2 for the water resistant claim. The tacky feel doesn't seem to go away even after the product dries but since I don't wear foundation it's really not a problem. It's matte enough that I don't even have to powder over it. Although it says "water resistant" on the tube, I find it comes off quite easily when my skin gets wet from perspiration or when I get rained on. If you're looking for better water resistance, try Burnout's "Ocean Tested" version that comes in the yellow/orange tube instead. I use that for going to the beach and the Eco Sensitive for my face and neck during non beach and exercise days.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This worked fine on my body but I ventured to try it on my face and for me = big mistake. Literally instant cysts on my chin. Not sure if this was due to an allergic reaction or just clogging agents. Granted, my chin area is very clog prone but I have found products that work for me just not a sunscreen. It did not clog me elsewhere on my face at least, but remained very sticky. Minimal whitecast. The search continues. UPDATE: I wrote this review the same day I wore this stuff after I washed it off...woke up with even more cysts on my chin and sides of my face. Didn't change anything else in my routine but this. Don't make the same mistake as me and patch test!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
For most of this summer (after my disastrous adventure with Cliniderm sunscreen) this was my go-to sunscreen. I am on my second tube of this so I feel it is time for me to review it. What first drew me to this product: 100% mineral protection, minimal ingredients, and positive reviews on MUA. Overall I am satisfied with this ss and would buy again. It is effective at protecting from the sun and quite sweat proof except under extreme conditions (the only time I got some color despite wearing this was during a long hike under a brutal sun). It is gentle and I never got any irritation from it. It leaves a bit of a white cast, but nothing unacceptable for me (it might be a problem for someone with a darker complexion though). Finally, it is fairly matte. The one thing I don't like about it is that you constantly feel it on your skin, and it is quite sticky. Sticky as in.. if the wind blows some dust on your face it will stick to it! While I didn't at first, now I always wear some powder over this to neutralize the stickiness. In conclusion, this is not *the* perfect sunscreen, but given that such a thing probably doesn't exist, this might be the next best thing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Me: very fair, dry, mild Rosacea, dermatitis prone skin.
Unfortunately this sunscreen was an awful mess for me. It dried out my skin horribly, even with serum underneath. It also caused foundation (MUFE F&B) to cake and apply unevenly. I ended up tossing this after a week of trying to make it work.
The only pro is that it did not cause any additional redness/irritation.
I'll stick with my Elta.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really love this product. It's the best all-zinc oxide sunscreen that I've found. It provides good protection with 18.6% zinc oxide, but it has a nice texture and doesn't leave a white cast. It's so good that it almost makes a good facial sunscreen, but alas, it just doesn't quite work on my combination skin. I find it to be a bit drying while also being slightly sticky. It was fine to use in the winter (with a moisturizer underneath), but I can't begin to wear it during the hot, humid summer. But I will continue to use it as my favorite body sunscreen and on my face when using a water-resistant sunscreen is important (e.g. at the beach). And I love this as a very safe sunscreen for my infant son. But for my daily face sunscreen, I've returned to using Elta MD Clear SPF 46.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 18.6%.
Other Ingredients: Deionized Water, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Arabidopsis Extract, Plankton Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Citric Acid.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a very good zinc oxide sunscreen that in general I liked. However, I wouldn't repurchase it. I was looking for a sunscreen for daily use and really hoped this would be it as my skin loves zinc. It looks very thick and white but absorbs quickly and left a minimal white cast (I am pretty fair though). I have not burned or gotten any color as long as I apply the recommended 1/2 teaspoon for face and neck. It also has a good matte finish. My problem with this is that I find it impossible to apply foundation afterwards. I have both a liquid and a cream formula that I rotate between and due to the sticky feeling Burnout leaves behind neither of my foundations will spread over it. So it's out for me for daily work week use. I use it on the weekends when I'm hanging outside with my son or at the lake and not concerned about makeup. But I would not repurchase to use on that basis due to higher cost (than drugstore anyway) and having to order it online. Good product, just not perfect for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I received my little samples of this yesterday and just tried it out.
If I had never tried out Sofina SS I would think this was the best SS in the world. But Sofina/japanese SS have ruined me.
The C&C went on smooth and felt 'watery' on the skin. It dries very quickly so you have to apply fast. Immediately after application my skin felt rubbery. It was matte and not shiny or oily at all. After 5 minutes, my skin had a soft rubber feel. It left a very slight white cast as if I used a foundation just a bit too light for my skin.
It did NOT feel tight or tacky as many reviewers described BUT I live in the upper most penninsula of Michigan where even in the hotest day of summer it is dry as it is now so that may have something to do with it. Maybe in humid tempatures, it 'may' feel sticky.
I applied my Smashbox primer in bronze to soften it up and 'neutrelize' the white which it did a bit. (smashbox bronze primer is the best primer I have tried: it is NOT a bronzer, it leaves the skin extremely soft, ready for foundation though I never need it because it evens out skintone. It 'looks' like I'm wearing foundation because my skin is smooth and even. Read reveiws here and on sephora.)
Will I order this sunscreen? I'm actually indecisive between this and the Sofina Perfect White Protect. I have the Biore aqua rich watery essence for cloudy days or when I'll be indoors most if the day so I do want something a little stronger when I'm outdoors.
so, in conclusion, if you have no preference for the jap SS, then, IMO, this is the best most elegant zinc SS in the usa. If you're planing on using foundation over it, you may want to put down a primer first so the foundation spreads smoothly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This all-zinc sunscreen has a creamy texture, a semi-matte finish, and an initial white cast that seems to disappear after a minute or two. However, it does retain a somewhat tacky feel after applying, and can be difficult to put makeup on over it (at least Revlon Colorstay.) It has a very light, vaguely-pleasant "unscented" kind of scent which didn't remind me of sunscreen at all.
My skin is really sensitive these days from Retin-A, so this sunscreen stung on my face initally (as most of them do), but it quickly subsided and felt fine. It also doesn't feel drying to my face, though it did leave a strange, drying residue on my hands even after washing.
I would continue to wear this as a summer, at-the-beach sunscreen for face and perhaps body, due to its water resistance. But I would not find it pleasant enough to wear daily under makeup.
UPDATE: I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to this. It caused a bad rash on my neck and chest, and several cystic pimples on my face. Too bad, because I like the fact that it is matte and controls my oily skin well. My husband loves it for his rosacea, but I will never use it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Really good at burn protection (Georgia summer tested), only the slightest white cast, really easy to rub in, good water/sweat resistance, but leaves a slightly sticky feeling on my skin. Best natural sunscreen with physical block that I have found so far, so I will keep using.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
(If I could I'd give this 4.5 lippies) This maybe my first ever HG! I've had issues with sunscreens for years. I have fair/light skin that's sensitive but also very oily and clog prone on the face.
1) very safe: no chemical sunscreens-only physical. It's biodegradable, free of petroleum, PABA, and parabens. It's also loaded with antioxidants and oil-free.
2) no fragrance
3) sweat/water resistant
4) does not clog pores
5) primer-like effect for oily skin
CONS (all very minor):
1) VERY SLIGHT white tint at first but disappears after another 15 minutes & feels a little tacky to the touch but nothing crazy
2) drier skin may need to moisturize before this
3) Hard to find in stores and a little pricey
Despite a few minor complaints, this is an AMAZING sunscreen. Better than ANY I've ever tried.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Phenomenal!!! Truly amazing on my skin. I am 30, but this is the FIRST time i've ever fallen in love with a sunblock. It is non-irritating, calming, and actually smoothing (it really perfects my skin and has a slight matting effect that i love!). All i need is concealer under my eyes and some blush and that's it. it really makes the make-up go on lovely. This is my HG product and all i wear underneath is my Philosophy turbo Vitamin C powder mixed with aloe vera gel. If you are dry (which i am not!) then u might need a more hydrating serum underneath. But for me, this is absolutely perfect. Also, my husband recently tried it (shock!) and he fell in love too, and asked if i could "leave it out so he could use it too!). Best stuff ever.
UPDATE: i am still loving this. still my total HG. i'm on my second tube of this, and i can HONESTLY say that my skintone has really evened out. it's amazing what a good sunblock can do. i don't even need foundation now (just concealer under eyes and in dark shadows around nose). also my skin seems firmer. it's remarkable how this both prevents skin damage and LETS your skin heal from previous damage. Also, i learned a very important tip for applying this sunscreen: make sure your face skin is totally DRY. if it is the least bit damp from washing or a shower, then the SS will go on thick and white and sticky. But if your skin is dry--then it will disappear completely and sink right in. it must be something due to how the molecules in it combine with the water? not sure. but i do know that i get excellent results when my face is dry. (i wait 5 min after a shower before i apply.) the lip balm is also fabulous.
UPDATE: now that i've gone through 2 tubes of this wonderful stuff, i sometimes find this a dab too drying. However, all i have to do is apply a tiny, dime-sized amount of moisturizer (i love the Merlot daytime one) underneath and presto! perfect combo. I think you will have to experiment like that depending on the level of hydration u need for your skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This currently a close second HG body sunscreen to Marie Veronique Organics Kids Safe Screen. In fact Burnout is nice enough to be used on face as well, but not as everyday sunscreen, it's a bit too sticky/tacky for that. Maybe dryer skins can get away with that. I do find it slightly white on skin, but nothing horrible and no goth/geisha look.
Haven't yet tested Burnout in heavy sun conditions, so it's hard to say how well it hold up to that, but so far it has protected me very well and kept me nice and pale. It adheres to skin nicely and it's moderately water/sweat resistant as well.
I like the simple ingredients, eco-friendliness and decent skin compatibility, works even on broken/damaged skin with very minor stinging/burning. Not good around my eyes though, a bit irritating and tends to migrate into eyes, causing them to itch and tear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product protects your skin very well from the sun. It doesnít have the sunscreen smell either which is good. I liked it a lot at first because it was not too whitening and the protection was great, but after a month of using it my pores started to get clogged. I have very clog prone skin though. It is also very drying if you don't wear a moisturizer underneath. It leaves a slight tacky/sticky feeling on your face, but that didnít bother me. It may also be difficult to wear makeup on top of this sunscreen. I bought one for my sister and she loves it, but I am still on the hunt for my perfect sunscreen.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've used Clarins UV PLus dayScreen SPF 40 for years, then I developed a gradual sensitivity to it. It started to irritate and burn my skin and regretfully I had to discontinue using it completely. So I began a long search for a new sunscreen. My skin is very sensitive, combination, pale, and intolerant of fragrances, botanicals, and heavy textures. I react fairly easily to so many products, so I have to be careful of what I try on my skin. I also dislike using anything other than a physical sunscreen, so that limited my search even further. I came across this sunscreen while researching online, and the ingredients seemed basic, so I ordered it from Amazon.
I'm used to the silky, fluid texture of the Clarins formula, which feels beautiful on skin and looks great under makeup. This sunscreen has a completely different feel, more substantial and dense. It looks like a thick white cream, but actually does have an emollient feel, and it's much lighter and thinner than I'd have guessed just by its appearance when I dispensed some onto the back of my hand.
I use slightly more than a pea size amount for my face, and apply immediately after applying my moisturizer, before my moisturizer has absorbed. It spreads easily that way. It doesn't have to be worked in too much, given the light consistency. But it can have a slight white case around my hairline if I don't blend it in well. So I definitely spend more time with this one than I would with a more cosmetically elegant formula. But the finish is nice and matte, and (after a bit of work) there's no white cast. My skin still feels like it can breathe, even though it is a bit heavier than I'm used to. My makeup still applies well and doesn't look thick or odd layered over this sunscreen.
No irritation or active breakouts. However, it does clog my pores somewhat if I'm not careful removing it at night. I found that out the hard way. I have to really work my cleanser into my skin, and use an oil based makeup remover on more areas of my face to make certain it's all removed. Also, it can be overly thick and drying if I use too much. There's a very fine line for my skin I've noticed when using this particular formula.
The upsides is that it's very gentle, it's effective, and I've never once had a burn. I use it on my neck, chest, and body too. It lasts throughout sweating when I workout, and doesn't sting my eyes at all. Easy to dispense tube with a nice snap-style lid. And I recently saw it at my local health food store, so repurchasing will be a breeze.
It's not the perfect sunscreen I was hoping to find, but it's the best so far and I do like it alot. I recommend this for anyone with a similar skin type, or for anyone looking for a more natural sunscreen.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I wanted this to work for me SO badly...but it didn't. I sent for a sample before ordering online.
I always test new products on days I'm just gonna be at home or near home so in case of a bad reaction I just go wash my face. So that's what I did.
Applying this was easy. I didn't find that it was hard to spread. Also, it didn't not leave that ghostly white cast. I was surprised by that. Then I waited for it to sort of set...but it just wouldn't. I continued with the rest of my face routine hoping that the feeling of this on my face would eventually fade. But it took several hours. Like 5-6 hours before I could finally stop feeling this on my face. This stuff was also super drying. :(
Lastly, by the time I washed this off in the evening(couldn't wait to get it off) there were 4 new friends on my face I didn't have that morning when I woke up! ARGH! I was SOO hoping this would not happen. It broke me out on each of my cheeks and forehead. Not cool.
Sadly this was another SS that didnt' work for me.