Dr. Hauschka • Sunscreen Cream for Children spf 22 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have extremely sensitive skin and for years tried to find a sunscreen I could use on my face without the pain and burning from the chemicals. I had virtually given up looking but after a lecture from my beauty therapist about not wearing sunscreen I renewed my hunt and after reading many positive reviews on this, I decided to give it a go.
I could probably bathe in this and have no reaction whatsoever! This just glides on, stays in place all day and gives my skin a lovely glow. I recently didnít pay enough attention when applying this and didnít go quite to the hairline, before spending the day at the beach. The next day I woke up with a lovely red burn around my hairline where Iíd missed (in the shape of a widow peak just to improve the situation more) while the rest of my face was pristine, so it absolutely works wonders as a block. And despite a day of sun, heat and sweat, I didnít have a single tingling sensation to remind me that I had sunscreen on.
The added benefits are that being a physical sunscreen, it protects my skin from the harsh effects of our work air-conditioning, and has actually improved my skin, the zinc calms the redness from my rosacea, so itís another added incentive to put this on every day. It also acts as a wonderful foundation primer.
This has a thick consistency, and is luminescent white when applied (although yellow in the tube), so I always add a couple of pumps of Dr H. Transulcent Bronzer to it, to make it more skin toned. I also have mixed a Natio mineral foundation into it, which gave a lovely colour and light, matt coverage, but is a bit too hard to get the same colour and consistency everyday, so I stick with the bronzer and a light dust of MAC Mineralize SF if I want a natural look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I use this on my face - for reference i have very pale Irish skin. This sun cream is very thick & does leave a white-cast until fully absorbed into the skin...but my face never once burnt while wearing this. The tube is a bit annoying - but overall its a good sun cream.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I bought this intending for it to be a daily sunscreen for my face -- no foundation, jojoba oil as moisturizer, and powder infrequently as needed. I suppose they've changed the formulation or at least upped the SPF because mine is 30, not 22.
I want to love this -- the smell is light and nice, the consistency is fantastic, it's very moisturizing and leaves my skin super soft and with a dewiness which is nice, if perhaps a bit too much. In any event, a bit of blotting after application (just with tissue)and my skin texture looks basically great. The "problem", then, is fourfold:
1.) I'm used to just jojoba oil on my face during daytime and I just can't seem to get used to the somewhat heavier (though by no means unpleasant) feeling of this thick cream. As a result, I probably use so little as to render it entirely ineffective, anyway. So what's the point?
2.) Given the heaviness, and the fact that this cream is rather laden with nice oils, it basically eliminated jojoba from my regimen, wholesale. I don't particularly need it underneath the cream, nor do I need it at night as my face feels moisturized even after washing. But I LOVE my precious jojo and credit it for my generally nice skintone, so I don't want it to disappear.
3.) It doesn't work well with my HG Dr. H Translucent Bronzing Serum. When mixing the two in my hands, the bronzing serum sort of sticks to my palms as opposed to being deposited on my face. This isn't such a huge deal, as the sunscreen leaves my skin moist enough for about 10 minues after application that I can just pat on the serum on its own. But it still doesn't look quite . . . right.
4.) Perhaps it's because of the aforementioned mixing/application problems with the bronzing serum, or possibly it's because those problems lead me to abandon the serum (which gives such a lovely, healthy glow) altogether, but my skin just looks . . . off . . . after I apply this. Though I've just laid out two highly feasable explanations, I'm more inclined to say that this "off-ness" is a result of the excessively dewey texture in conjunction with the physical (titanium dioxide) sunscreen which can sort of play havoc with light reflection. I look both pale and sallow -- not dramatically, but noticeably so. Really, I look tired.
All that said, I do need to stick up for its strongest point -- my skin *feels* fantastic once this has really settled in. Any heaviness eventually lifts, and it doesn't exacerbate my oily skin. It would be a really gorgeous body SPF (which is, afterall, what I believe was its intended use) but there you get into price. Ca. $25USD for a small tube that would last you maybe 3 days at the beach is kind of steep. On the other hand, for a face-dedicated sunscreen, it's more than you could ever use in a season and thus is either wasteful or a good deal, depending upon perspective. I'll probably repurchase if I don't find something else -- a plain, preferably non-moisturizer SPF for face -- to replace it. It sort of fills a niche.
However I look it at, the overall impression is throughly "meh", even though it does some things very, very well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really enjoyed this product, though I am looking for a different HG sunscreen. As with all Dr. Hauschka products, this one is natural, and after a lifetime of using artificially scented, artifically colored, and chemically-laden products, this can seem "weird," or "smelly," or "gross."
But, since I have made the switch to organic food, non-toxic, and preservative-free bath and body care, and a more natural lifestyle, I have both grown to love and appreciate Hauschka products.
This sunscreen has a great, gentle smell and a lovley consistiency. Much like the other readers I enjoyed a serious facial glow with this that lasted all day. It didn't make my face oily, but I defnitley got moisturized. It may have helped my skin (or my skin may have gotten better because I was outside, traveling all day, sleeping 8 hours at night, and eating fresh foods), but it definitley hasn't hurt my skin.
Although it may not be for people that have no experiece, or desire of experience, with chem free, natural products, if you are inclined that way, give this a shot!
Also, the sun protection is great! No burns here!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product has worked miracles for my asian acne-prone sensitive skin. I am amazed to find a product that is not only non-irritating for my skin but also controls oil and moisturizes as well. It also creates an even skin tone and can act as a substitute for a primer..it has also miraculously cleared up my spots and bumps on my skin! I can't rave enonugh about this item...I have only put this on my skin after cleansing and nothing else for a week while I was away since I forgot my moisturizer..and my skin has never looked better! This stuff is amazing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Call me PERVO but I loved the way this smells and I love the way all Dr hauschka products smells. I am so tired with fake perfumey smelling creams. This cream was oily but it still did not leave a greasy film on my face, it sucked on my skin, but it did leave my face kinda white colored but I always covered it up with foundation and you know what: I have just never used a better base for my makeup. I had absolutely perfect makeup all day long when I was using this under it. And it did not make me any browner so, I guess it really helped. And my skin was looking really nice and glowy when I used this. Id repurchse but I would hope they would make it in smaller tubes because I never manage to use up a whole tube before it goes old. BEST ever. I like this better than Shiseido. I think Shiseido breaks me out or something...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i only use sunscreen all over from head to toe when i'm holidaying in Bali where i am in the sun alot at the beach and doing sea sports and wakling alot on the streets. at the end of day my skin gets very dry from the whole day of sun exposure. i have tried nivea and coppertone and some australian brands with very high spf, but i find dr hauschkha sunscreen best for my skin. it is oily so it prevents skin from getting too dry at end of day and gives my tan a healthy bronzey glow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this sunscreen!
I always had troubles with commercial sunscreen, they are very harsh, teasing, stinging and most of the times they don't really protect from sun allergies, eritema, red patches, pimples, itching...(or maybe they cause all them?)
Natural sun protection is much simpler, they use physical sunscreen and if you take a little time reading ingredients you will notice that the list is much shorter! When I use commercial sunscreen and I get problems, I never know which of the thousands ingredients is the guilty one!
The only complains about this cream are: 1) I would need a higher SPF in summer for the first days at the beach, because I have fair and sensitive skin; 2) I would like it to be more oil-free for a city protection under my make-up.
The smell is actually strong but it's ok with me, it reminds me of gardenia flower, but I see that not many people like it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Heavy. Greasy. Icky staining orange-yellow color. Stinky smell.
I tried a patch test of this 4 hours ago, and my skin stung and then tingled for about 45 minutes. Now, that patch of skin has errupted into a nasty looking pustule.
My mother also tried a patch test and had a similar experience, although her skin didn't tingle for quite as long. She too developed acne pustules.
And this is supposed to be safe for children???
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
A terrible product!
My mother in law got it for the children on holidays and they were nearly crying when I tested it on them (I would not use it on them though as it does not contain any reliable sunscreen only titanium dioxyde that does not protect enough). Luckily she got also some Garnier and l'Oreal stuff which we've used all the time (it contains stable protection also against uva) witch much success.
Hauschka sunscreen smells strong (one of the children suffers from egzema and I would not treat her with something that has scent, even it is supposed to be natural) and reminds me of clay we used during the sculpture classes during my studies at The Academy of Fine Arts. Would recomend only to my enemies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yes, I know it's for children but doesn't he make something for adults?!? It's too heavy and greasy to be used for anything but the beach.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I used this all summer, in searing heat, while working outdoors, and it remained gentle, thick (stayed on!) and did the job for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I tried to use it as a face suncream but it dried out my skin. It had alcohol and titaninum dionxide and zinkoxide which can be very very difficult to wash off. Instead to use it on my face I used it for my body.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The first time I used this, I put this on top of my regular moisturizer (Cetaphil cream) and, what a mess! Yuck--my face was instantly super greasy and the slick heaviness didn't go away, not even after blotting my face. I looked and felt shiny for the rest of the day. Disgusted, I shelved this for a week. I tried again, later, without my moisturizer b/c the sunscreen seemed greasy enough. I first applied the Dr. Hauschka sunblock SPF 30 stick (which I got in conjunction with this) on my eye areas, nose and lips, and used this sunscreen for the rest of my face and neck. Some reviewers complained about an orangeish tinge or white cast, but I didn't experience either of these. The sunscreen is a yellowish color, but it goes on clear on me. Goes on heavier than a drugstore sunscreen, also a little sticky during application. However, when I was washing my face at night, I did see a little orange on my facecloth, so I don't know where that pigment was hiding on my face.
Both the sunscreen and the sunblock stick went on a bit shiny at first, but went away after 10 minutes. No irritation, no stinging, no burning. Only a slightly unpleasant scent that was negligible (it's fragrance-free, meaning there are no artificial or extra perfumes added, so it smells slightly herbal and medicine-y).
What's amazing to me though, is the fact that it evened out my skin and totally perfected my complexion! (Which I didn't expect, and I've been really bad lately, eating tons of potato chips everyday this week). I swear, the last time I looked this g-l-o-w-i-n-g (not shiny-glowing, but actually radiant) was when I was sick and had a fever. So now I can have pretty skin without barfing! In fact, all I put on my face afterwards was a dab of undereyeconcealer and lip balm. No eyeliner, not even mascara. This was moisturizing as well, as my usually dry skin had no complaints all day.
I think the people who've suggested that the Dr. Hauschka line shouldn't, ideally, be used with other skincare, are right (wow that was an awkward sentence). I had such bad results when I used something as mild as Cetaphil with it the first time. My only quibble is with the price ($24) for a medium-sized tube. There was a part of me that, even after purchasing this product, hoped the Dr. Hauschka line was mostly hype (it would save me some money by never having to purchase this again!) Alas, (and hooray!) this is an amazing product and I will repurchase it.
*Update: Will not repurchase ever since I found Shiseido's Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50, as that's lighter feeling on my face as well as a higher SPF.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This sunscreen is tinted orange and unfortunately if it isn't rubbed in yet, and gets on white clothing, it will show up badly. It's ineffective during exercise, when you sweat, and will come right off. In addition, it smells bad and is overpriced. I've been trying to use up the tube, but today decided to throw it in the garbage instead.
Instead try Neutrogena's Sensitive Skin Sunblock spf 30 (new product this year). It's a physical sunscreen with titanium dioxide. It's about $8 for 4 oz.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I would give this 1000 lippies if I could!! I have NEVER been able to use sunscreen...I'm talking cheap brands up to those that cost 60 bucks a tube. If I got sunscreen anywhere near my face, it would start burning, my eyes would water and sting...and this is bad, since I can just look at the sun and get a sunburn! I can even put this sunscreen on my eyelids, and under my eyes, and not have any problems at all!! If you have sunscreen issues :), this is for you!! It is thick, but this is my trick...sather it on, let it soak in for a few minutes, then take toilet paper (Scott works best, unless you want TP all ovr your face!!), and dab over my face, changing sides of the TP with each dab.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the way to go for sunscreen IMHO. I have used the Neutrogena Dry Touch, but wont buy again for ethical reasons...but that was the best I had found until this baby. It goes on super smooth, a little white, but faded after 30 seconds on my GGG skin (unlike Clarins). I think Dr.H is meant to be used as a full line, not fragmantry because when I use the Cleansing Milk and Cream with the toner and Moisturizing Fluid, it feels magical on. I have oily blackhead prone skin and it hasnt hurt my skin at all. Highly recommend (Oh and I like the scent which fades quickly)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This was one of the sunscreens I used prior to discovering DDF Organic and Skinceuticals. I used the entire tube but was very unhappy with the greasy, heavy texture and the strong white cast which I found very difficult to rub in all the way. Also with only titanium dioxide it has limited value for UVA protection.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is my new favorite sunscreen. My skin loves it. True, it does look really white when you put it on but I have a trick that works well. Dr Hauschka also sells this bronzing concentrate which you're supposed to add to your moisturizer. If you add the tiniest drop, it eliminates the whiteness and adds a nice, healthy glow.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a thick cream, with a VERY strong spice scent (in spite of the company's claims as being fragrance-free) -- what makes Dr. Hauschka believe that children would tolerate this?! I'm trying to use up what is left of my tube (since it was so expensive) primarily on my arms, as the thickness will offer me some good protection while driving. I wasn't crazy about using it on the face, however, as it momentarily left a menthol-like burning sensation on my skin. When used on the back of the neck, it would also rub off on clothing (as most such thick creams will do). Its positive points are its titanium dioxide protection, the soothing moisture it leaves on skin, and the fact that it doesn't leave a whitish cast. But, overall, its bad qualities outweigh the good, so I won't be repurchasing. EDITED to add: I tried desperately to use up this product, but after 10 days I disposed of it -- I just couldn't take the scent anymore!