|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I really like the consistency of the SPF30 in the bottle (not higher SPF in the tube) and wear it for everyday exposure. It's easy to apply and not too hard to rub in, so there's no icky white mess. What I don't like about this is that I've never seen it in the U.S. so I have to get it when I'm in Canada. Also, it's not great for outdoor activity. It can't sustain swimming at all and during running it ends up sweating right off.
Supposedly the formulation gives it broader-spectrum protection than equivalent SPF in sunscreen like Neutrogena, but I'm not convinced that it's worth it in during higher-exposure activities like sports or swimming, so it's just what I wear when I get ready in the morning to prevent extra freckling and general sun damage.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE THIS SUNSCREEN i find that it actually gives my a tan. I have never gotten burnt wearing i tand I have been wearing it for 6 years.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
My mom bought this for me a couple of days ago. Since i always get a allergic reaction to sunscreens i thought the same thing would occur. But the last 3 days of using it, nothing has happened. I'm quite happy now i finally have found a good sunscreen. But there are some bad things about it. I says its not scented but it kinda has a weird smell to me, and its quite greasy (despite what it says on the packaging). I will continue using this because im quite fair and burn easily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
The only sunscreen I use and trust. Have never burned with it (and I'm fair) and it's perfect for those with oily skin (even my dermatologist recommends it)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I suffer from rosacea and thus I've tried more sunscreens than I care to admit. The Ombrelle SPF 30 Regular is well tolerated on my skin. It doesn't give a white cast, it's greasy and doesn't contain Titanium Dioxide which is hell on my dry-ish skin.
This is one of the older Ombrelle formulations but it really is the best. Hands down, without question.
EDIT 01/24/2009: I can't stand the shine, it's great for the beach or a day outdoors. Jan Marini Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 is the only sunscreen I can stand to wear daily.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have sensitive skin, and I got reactions from two different sunscreens, BUT not from this one. Loreal did a great job. I wish the packaging was better, more appealing, like the rest of Loreal products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a review for SPF 30, *not* the 'Extreme' version. The Extreme version has mineral sunscreens (oxides) that are hell on my dry, acne-prone, easily clogged skin. But the regular SPF 30 is all chemical sunscreens and my face loves this stuff! It acts as my moisturizer (sometimes I wear it over jojoba oil) and wears very well under makeup. It's an excellent sunblock in that I get no colour whatsoever when i wear this stuff - it has good photostabilizers. It's non-greasy, doesn't leave a shine the way the Extreme version does and it doesn't make my skin react at all. HG!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have both the Kids and Regular Formulations(Canada) of Ombrelle SPF30. Now it is a fantastic sunscreen for the body. I just had too many problems with a greasy, stinging face. So it is solely used on my neck and body for myself and my daughter. It is the sunscreen I will always purchase and I think I will pick up some SPF 45 for this season. It may work for you face wise but for the body it is fantastic!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use this for spring skiing in the Rocky Mountains. The altitude intensifies the sun's rays and can lead to a lot of skin damage. Although I still come in with a reddened face at the end of the day (wind burn) it is back to normal color the next morning, so this stuff works. It may not be the best texture for everyday use, being a little thick, but its great for extreme weather.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
great photostable ss, but it has poor texture for the face. It balls up and therefore it is nixed for me as a face product. I'll continue to use for a body product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am reviewing the Canadian formulation. I would repurchase this for my body only, I do not like this for my face. It is sticky and has a sheen to it. But, I actually like it on my arms and legs because it gives them a sexy sheen. It definely prevents my freckling and burns.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I know this product is supoosed to prevent burns, but I found it caused me a nasty chemical burn.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like this product. It's not too greasy for my oily skin, and absorbs well. I did buy the kids' version, though, so I can't comment on the regular. (Kids' was cheaper, for some reason.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great sunscreen that provides good all day protection. A little sticky for my oily skin but that's a small price to pay for being so protected. I use this as my daily face lotion.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
NOT Ombrelle...does not contain Mexoryl
This is NOT Ombrelle but a product that Shoppers Drug Mart Life brand is marketing as a generic "ombrelle". Ombrelle has an umbrella on the package; SDM life Brand has a palm tree. Packages are placed next to the Spf 15 and Kids forumla Spf 30.
I purchased the Life Brand spf 15 on a 20X optitum points day. It was on sale for $5.99 for 120 ml. I got the last bottle of spf off the shelf. The spf 30 was sold out.
Active ingredients are: octocrlene 10%; Parsol 1789 (avobenzone) 3%; oxybenzone 2%; ensulizole 2%. Front package indicates: UVA/UVB PROTECTION; WATER RESISTANCE & MOISTURIZING; NON-GREASY & NON-COMEDOGENIC & COLOURANT & FRAGRANCE FREE; I purchased this as a "backup" bottle of hand/body sunscreen. I would not personally use this on my face. This is a photostablized sunscreen (front label indicates this also) and a good cheap option for someone to have a bottle for hands/tops of feet; etc. Slightly sticky and has similar feel as Ombrelle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This makes my face look shiny & sweaty. Yuck. I will use this on my arms & legs but skip the face. Way to greasy!!! I like Neutrogenia's ultra sheer dry sunblock better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
When I put anything on my face that contains sunscreen or sunblock, I have this horrible allergic reaction. It doesn't matter if the product is "hypo-allergenic". But Ombrelle (Canadian version), with or without the Titanium, is just perfect. No reaction and absorbs pretty well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I bought the kids version after studying the labels at the store, and after finding only a minor difference (the kids had aloe), I bought the kids as it was on sale. This is a light lotion that does not leave me with a white cast. I do get a touch shiney during the day, but am not positive if it is the ss or my foundation. My combo, acne prone skin has not broken out at all from this, and I like that it moisturises a bit also. I would definately repurchase this when I run out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
PLEASE READ THIS: Canadian OMBRELLE has 3 different SPF30 lotions: REGULAR, EXTREME and KIDS! They key difference is that REGULAR does not have titanium dioxide, while the other two have it. Also, other igredients differ as well, and products have different finishes. I do not know why all of them are reviewed together! My review is for REGULAR:
Active Ingr.: Octocrylene 10% Parsol 3%, Phenyl Benzimidazole Sulfonic Acid 2%, Mexoryl X 2%
This sunscreen is much lighter than other Ombrelles I've tried. It has no white cast, and it does not feel like a mask on my face. It is still on a shiny side, but a little dusting with loose powder controls the shine for a whole day. (Unlike the SPF60 version, which looks incredibly greasy on a skin even if blotted with powder). This sunscreen has great UVA protection. Its UVA/UVB filters are better than Cetaphil's SPF15 UVA/UVB filters. In addition, Ombrelle s/s is mildly moisturizing and does not sting or irritate face (the problem I had with Cetaphil SPF15). Overall it is a great sunscreen. My HG used to be Shiseido SPF55, but now I alternate the two.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the regular SPF 30 lotion and on my oily, acne-prone skin this thick, creamy lotion makes my face unbearably sticky! I like how it is photostable and has minimal irritation on my face, but unless I mix this with foundation, this is too greasy for daily wear.This is too sticky for even my body. I'm looking for a non-irritating, photostable sunscreen that is non-greasy!