Neutrogena • Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid- Lotion Sunblock SPF 30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this because its slowly turning into summer, which means a lot of hot sun and oily skin for me. I recently got interested in sunscreen after reading all of these articles about skin aging and damage due to the sun. I just wanted a sunscreen that actually works against UVB/UVA rays and didn't make me break out. I don't care if it looks shiny or matte, as long as it doesn't make my face MORE oily or cause breakouts. I have to say, this sunscreen does the job! I can't compare it against other ones because this is the first one I've used in a while, but it was definitely a satisfactory product. At first, I was hesitant to buy it because of a couple of negative reviews, but I'm really glad I purchased it. I put this on my face after I've cleansed, and I wait like ten seconds for it to "soak in", and I put my moisturizer on right away. It blends in super quick, no extra grease, no burning or itchiness...I think I've found my HG sunscreen! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Wonderful product, and works well under makeup. Does the job. I use the 50 SPF and love it, on my second bottle. It will not leave a white residue and is not thick so you can blend makeup or other products you use. I live in Arizona, so I know this will not give you a sun burn! Try it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a great sunblock! Doesn't break me out (I'm very sensitive & acne prone) and keeps my face matte.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been...not great about using daily SPF, because of my combination-sensitive skin over the years. I'd rather risk the sun than greasy, breakout face. However, I am getting ready to go backpacking (my husband's idea, not mine! No flat iron!?) for a few weeks and knew I needed to invest in some good sunscreen. I saw in ad for this in Allure and was intrigued.
First impression: AMAZING! This stuff doesn't feel greasy AT ALL. It absorbs super fast, dries with a matte finish and provides a great base for makeup. I used it in between my Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer (which I also LOVE) and Palladio Wet-Dry Foundation Powder (HG) and it was like it wasn't even there. No shine, no rolling of other products into little balls on the skin, nothing. There isn't even that trademark sunblock scent. I'm seriously impressed. It didn't burn my eyes, although I used sparingly in that delicate area, but it did make them water a little bit, very briefly. I've had TMs and lower SPF sunscreens irritate my eyes a whole lot more than this did.
This has made me feel like I can and will finally start wearing sunscreen every day. It's $10 a bottle, which is pretty fair for this fantastic product and I'm hoping to stock up on an Ulta sale. Assuming it doesn't cause any skin problems, as it claims it won't (and if it does, I will update this) I am going to be recommending this to everyone I know!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I bought this sunscreen because summer is coming, so things are going to get more hot and humid for my skin in the near future. I have normal/oily skin, so I thought this product would suit it well. I like my Olay sunscreen, but it's pretty moist and dewy.
In terms of performance, Clear Face is pretty good. The texture is smooth and easy to apply, and it quickly sets into a satiny, powdery texture that works well under makeup. It doesn't smell bad, and it keeps my skin looking matte and clean during the day. I love that it's broad spectrum.
However, this stuff burns my eyes like nothing else. I have used it on my face about 5 times, and 4 out of those 5, it has burned around my eyes the same way my eyes would burn if I accidentally rubbed them after handling chili peppers. It sucks. It feels like a hot, stinging chemical burn, and the feeling lasts for at least 10 minutes.
I have used other sunscreens on my face, and none have ever done this. I have had reactions to sunscreens on other parts of my body (neck, arms), so maybe I have an allergy problem that most others don't have. If it weren't for my skin's reaction to this product, I'd give it a 5, so I'd still recommend that people try it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
So far it's the best suncreen I've ever used on my face. Good for oily skin, doesn't sting, no breakouts, works very well under foundation. Seriously, living in FL I've tried many many brands (drugstore, counter and derm) and this is great. Paula Begoun rates it low because of 2 natural ingredients but even my very sensitive skin doesn't react to anything in this. I'm so surprised and was about to try the far more expensive Chanel. Score Neutrogena!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This is the only sunscreen I have ever used that didn't make me feel like a grease pit and didn't break me out. I love this stuff. It is light and goes well under my makeup. Love the price since I was buying 40 dollar sunscreen from my dermatologist prior to fnding this product. I really love this one better.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Yes! Nothing I love more than a great sunscreen from Neutrogena. But a lot of critical (for me) factors go into a great one. This sunscreen passes on all counts:
a.) An SPF of at least 30.
b.) Has at least 2-3% avobenzone. (This has 2.5%)
c.) Doesn't burn. My skin isn't sensitive - I'm just a Retin-A/glycolic acid user.
d.) Doesn't cause eye burn at any time during wear.
e.) Is cosmetically elegant. To me, that means no white cast or sweaty grandpa-looking shine. It has a nice satin finish.
f.) Does NOT do that pencil eraser balling up thing when applying makeup afterward.
g.) Must manage c-f with a huge glob application - in other words, enough to yield the benefits of protection. "A little goes a long way" does not apply to SPF!
I'm happy - and $9.97 is a reasonable price, too. Well done, Neutrogena.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Ok itís getting really tiring that I keep coming on to comment on Aveenoís sunscreen so now Iím switching it up hahaha new brand here I come! Anyway to fill some in Aveenoís sunscreens all broke me out and Iíve tried another one from Neutrogena back in the day that broke me out too. So lately Iíve been at the point where drugstore sunscreens are a big n-o!! I was ready to go ahead and purchase shiesdoís sunscreen (which is so expensive for the small size!) I was browsing around on here and found that this had good reviews considering. Still I was really skeptical because this goes for any product - everybodyís skin is different and products react different to different skin types. Iíve had a troubled past with Neutrogenaís facial washes so again really really hesitant and was prepared to breakout but I had to give one more try before buying a higher end sunscreen. So basically took a risk and it resulted in me finally lucking out with an awesome sunscreen!! I canít go outside without this! Toooo amazing!!! It was like $8 or something close to that and I even went out to get the higher spf for days I need extra protection. Finally a sunscreen that doesnít break me out and leaves a matte finish and works great under makeup oh and actually is a sunscreen and I donít burn. Iím glad I didnít give up on drugstore sunscreens because I ended up saving myself money in the end plus this sunscreen helped clear up my acne (probably the cinnamon bark in it).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen doesn't break me out, which is great.
My skin is extremely oily, so when I put this sunscreen it makes my skin matte. However, after an hour my face gets extremely oily.
But it gets the job done, because I'm very sun sensitive. So I don't get burned!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My skin is very oily, acne prone and I have left over scars from previous breakouts, This product didn't make it darken the pigment, or cause any more acne. If you use it the right way it works, Its amazing. It took me a while to find the right sunscreen and this was worth it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Break out city for me. I am sensitive to a degree to many sunscreens, but this was the worst. I'll be sticking to Neutrogena's Dry Touch SPF 30 when I need an affordable option for the beach.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great sunscreen. No fragrance. No white cast. No greasy film. I thought I was allergic to avobenzone or oxybenzone. It's probably that heavy sunscreen usually clogs my pores and causes breakouts. This clear face break out free is a liquid form, so just use care when applying. It can seem a little runny at first. I hope they don't discontinue this or change the formula. I know physical sunblocks are better for my skin, like titanium dioxide and zinc. However, they leave a white cast, are hard to spread on, and are just too heavy under make up.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this sunblock! I think that it is amazing. I started using this sunblock about 2 months ago, wanting a sunscreen to use daily. What really made me want to get this sunblock, was that it was "Break-Out free", and since I have acne prone skin, I wanted to try it. This sunblock didn't break me out at once, it leaves my skin silky smooth feeling. I use it everyday (i live in Hawaii) and it leaves a great feeling to your skin, while protecting it from the sun.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
great sunscreen and acne product!
I'm at the beach now and I've used it so much! its very light on ur face and does not appear or feel greasy or heavy!
also, i think it has helped with my breaking out!!
def. recommend it! (:
(on amazon.com they sell this product in a bundle of like 2 or 3...thats what i did and its def worth it! plus, you can use it under (or over) foundation to help out with the breakouts when you out in the sun!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I admit I'm a bit of a hippie when it comes to skincare - whenever possible, I use more natural/organic products and frankly I trust what's in my kitchen more than what's in most laboratories. HOWEVER, last year I developed hyper pigmentation on my forehead which I realize now came from using an SS w/ mineral filters that would sweat off my face when I was out running. So this summer, I decided to try a different tactic - back to chemical filters. I picked this up when it was first released (the promise of Clear Face is what drew me in.)
With that out of the way, I don't have experience with Japanese SS, but from what I've read, this seems to me the closest thing to a Japanese SS on the US market in terms of texture. Its genuinely not oily, VERY easy to apply and soaks in without a trace. In fact, its the only SS I've used that makes it easy to apply the correct amount - if not more - because once applied you don't get that horrid pasty sheen that most SS give. I think I over apply but again, I don't mind because its traceless.
I have been using this primarily for running/cycling in the morning - its the only one I've found that I can wear exercising outside that either doesn't sweat off or cause blemishes. (And I sweat - heavily!) For everyday during the summer, I've been using LRP Anthelios Fluide Extreme (the Euro version), because I happen to have 4 bottles but for me, LRP is stickier and harder to work with. It does a great job at protection (SPF 50 is PPD 38), but I don't believe its as user friendly as this one is. When I have worn Clear Face under makeup during the day, I do experience a bit of oil breakthrough, but not nearly as much as with LRP or other SS (chemical and physical) that I've tried. I also like the fact that it washes off easily w/ cleanser & water, vs needing to do a double cleanse w/ LRP. I love that at night, but don't have the time in the morning.
For the record, I have combo skin and have experienced no stinging or burning. But I've stopped using chemical exfoliators that might sensitize my skin.
I'm on my 3rd tube of this (1x SPF30 + 2 x 55), so I feel prepared to review it. The 30 is drier than the 55, but not by very much (if that helps). For the price, if you can tolerate chemical filters and have oily/combo skin, this really can't be beat.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Great sunscreen for oily skin. My very oily skin tolerates it very well and it doesn't seem to make me break out. No white cast either. And very reasonable price. I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more rave reviews.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this everyday for about a month under my makeup. I think it's very good, definitely works as a sunscreen. It prevents my face from tanning. It does sting a little around the eyes when first applied, but nothing i can't handle. If you're putting makeup on after this i would wait 15-20 minutes for it to sink in.
I'm not sure i could repurchase this however, only because i would like to try other products. But, i think this is definitely reliable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really like this; it doesn't leave a 'tacky/sticky' residue on my skin and I don't feel like I have an oily product on my face. I didn't have any issues with redness or stinging, but my skin isn't acne prone or that sensitive. YMMV. Will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
LOVE this product! it is one of my HG products! it is that same price, if not, more affordable that the other face sunscreen also by Neutrogena but contains more product! NEVER oily or white cast like other sunblocks. it does not clog my pore, but everyone is different. the absolute ONLY problem is that is stings my eyes when I apply too close. if you're careful, it will become your next HG product!