|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am posting the same review for the spf 30 version as the spf 50 version because so far I cannot tell much of a difference. Saying that I suppose I might as well wear the spf 50 for the extra protection. Basically, I have been trying for years to find a sunscreen my skin can tolerate and so far this is the best I have encountered in quite sometime. I am oily/combo and this goes on smooth, dries totally matte, and does not leave a white cast. I wish I could get this easier in the US but I order online and its not horribly expensive but not cheap. I also wish it was fragrance free but the scent is not overpowering and doesn't seem to be affecting me. My skin breaks out from everything sometimes immediately sometimes delayed. This is just my initial review and so far I have not had any breakouts from this but we shall see but it is a good sign. Most s/s I have tried lately I can't stand to have on my skin for more than 5 minutes and I have worn this for 3 days in the sun and did not burn at all. It is a pleasure to wear. Yes it is a little hard to spread but i do it in small sections with no issues. As long as I don't break out I will be rebuying.
EDIT - this does break me out a little but what doesn't? may use this occassionally but will probably still keep on looking
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I hate this sunscreen. It's really thick and tacky, not fluid, more like a paste! Hard to blend. When I try to apply foundation on top of this it flakes off immediately. I like clarins uv+ better, its almost liquid like and easy to blend and dries fast to a matte finish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm absolutely in love with this product. I've been searching high and low for a sunscreen that meets my needs and this fits the bill in every aspect.
My skin: I have slightly sensitive, dehydrated combination skin that is extremely clog prone. My skin doesn't like alcohol and because my t-zone is oily I need something non-greasy, but most of the fluid-type sunscreens do contain a lot of alcohol.
What I want in a sunscreen:
- no white cast
- no alcohol
- no clogging ingredients (for me, this is very YMMV)
- high spf
This product has all of that! It doesn't contain alcohol (yay). It is slightly thicker than most sunscreens for oily skin I've tried and I wouldn't call it a 'fluid', but even with this slightly thicker consistency it sinks in fast. Once it's sunk in it leaves absolutely no white cast whatsoever. I have a habit of trying new face products on one side of my face only for a week or more to really see the effect. I could honestly not tell the difference between the side of my face that had nothing on it and the side that had this sunscreen on it. No white cast, no sheen. I checked in different angles and in different lightning. It's just invisible.
It's also actually mattifying. It doesn't keep my face matte all day (nothing ever does), but I prefer the finish of this over my regular moisturizer because it's more matte. I still have to blot, just not as often. I would have been fine with just non-greasy, but mattifying is even better of course.
All of this goodness would have been useless if this product clogged my pores, like most products do. But miraculously, it doesn't. As I said, I tested it on one side of my face for over a week and it didn't clog my pores then, at which point I dared to us it on my entire face. I've used it on my face every single day for months now and it has not clogged my pores at all.
As for the actual sun protection I can say this: I went to the caribbean for 3 weeks and put this on in the morning (not reapplying during the day, bad I know) and I never burned. I also didn't stay out of the sun or anything. I did tan, of course, but no burns. So from what I can tell, this works pretty well. (Without sunscreen I would've burned within 30 minutes.)
As for the packaging, it's just a tube with a flip cap. Nothing fancy, but functional and hygienic.
The price is great too. It's not cheap, but it's also not overly expensive. I think it's a very reasonable price.
So overall I am very happy with this sunscreen because it's completely invisible and even mattifying, it contains no alcohol, it doesn't clog my pores and it protects very well.
I've tried many many sunscreens (incl. LRP, PTR, Clarins, Chanel, Lancome, etc.) and this is the best I've tried so far.
I don't believe in calling products HG before I've repurchased them, but I don't see why this wouldn't become my HG once I run out. I'm even using this instead of my daycream now (with a HA serum underneath) because I just love the finish.