|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite Sun product. I am allergic to sunscreen, or many spf products, but this one I is perfectly fine. In addition, the matte finish makes my skin look so smooth. The only down side is if i rub my skin white residue comes off.... eww... but I don't rub my skin so its ok.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought this product based on a review in Paula Begoun's latest book. I was looking for a product that would not only provide SPF protection, but one that would also be beneficial for my skin. Unfortunately, I, like many others, encountered the dreaded "flakes". I tried a number of strategies to reduce or do away with this problem (patting the product on my skin and letting it absorb; trying not to over-lap application areas as I applied the product; putting on a serum before applying the sunscreen), but nothing seemed to do away with the complaint.
I rated the product as low as I did because I am not really sure what is flaking off, so I am not sure how well it provides the stated sun protection or antioxidant benefits. I would agree with other reviewers that it is easy to squeeze out too much, resulting in the packaging rating.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is really nice for moisturizing your skin and putting some great sunscreen on it, and it's pretty cheap for a really good moisturizer. It really combines two steps in my morning routine really well!
The packaging isn't the greatest, and sometimes, I find that I squeeze too much, and the smell isn't the best either. I think this was designed to be scentless, but it ended up with a faint not really enticing scent. It also comes out really white, and you have to be careful and blend it carefully to make it become transparent.
Sometimes, little flakes of it come off when I put it on my face.
But despite all that, this is a great product. I would repurchase, but I think I'm going to try the matte one next time. I love that it gives me SPF 30 though!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really hoped this would work but it didn't. This product does not go on well for me. In fact it tends to ball up into tiny pieces during the application process. Several times I had to re -wash my face and apply it again. I goes on better if a good base moisturizer has been applied first. In the HOT HOT summer this can be a bit much. Even with a moisturizer I still had some balling up problems. Definately would not buy this again. I'm now using this on my arms, shoulders and leggs until the bottle is complete but still having the same balling-up problems.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got this as a GWP and was very impressed with it. It had a nice texture, doesnt ball up and didnt leave a white cast on my face. However, someone said the ingredients werent stable and so I bought the organic sunblock which is too great (it has the same consistency as this one.) When I first used this moisturising sunscreen, I had oily acneic skin and it wasnt greasy on my skin and in fact felt really smooth, matte and didnt have a film on my face. I still have acneic skin, but its not oily anymore and it has the same positive effects.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This has a pleasantly thick, creamy-but-not-greasy texture. It takes a little bit of rubbing in order to get it to absorb but there's no weird sticky feeling afterwards and it does seem to moisturize a little bit. But it's warm these days and my neck/chest area is never really dry so I can't say for sure. No breakouts or rashes or strange reactions to this after two weeks of daily use.
One thing I didn't like was how easily it balled up on top of my moisturizer (Olay Moisture Therapy, sensitive). There's a short time window during which you can rub this stuff in, but if you keep going past a certain point, it'll ball up in little clumps and flake off. This is something that's never happened with my Shiseido, Sofina, DHC or La Roche Posay sunscreens and it makes me worry that I'm not getting the benefits of full protection from this stuff. So I end up applying another layer, which is just tedious. So I might have to limit use of this to warmer months because it'll probably be too drying in the winter, when I need to use a face cream during the day. But then, the protection is not quite as good as my other sunscreens!
This moisturizes, but does not seem to make me a lot more oily during the day, which is a surprise since almost all sunscreens do this (even supposedly mattifying ones like Neutrogena's Ultra Dry Touch) except for Shiseido. It does make me look a little shiny and there's a slight white cast. No stinging or burning, though it can make my eyes water a little if I apply it too close to them. There is also zero fragrance or scent.
This comes in a nice, sturdy-feeling white squeeze-tube, very minimalist-looking, that stands on its cap, so the sunscreen flows down. A useful feature since the lotion is a bit thick. This stuff is very pricey and I got it as a generous extra in a swap. I wouldn't repurchase it on my own since it doesn't have as much protection as my current HG, Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 and it balls up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the first sunscreen I didn't purchase from a drugstore. I really hated it because it starts flaking when I'm not even done putting it on. I thought it's something wrong with my skin type, but I realized I'm not alone after reading the reviews. I don't know how I managed to finish the whole bottle. I am definitely not buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So after reading some of the reviews, it was good to know I wasn't the only one who experienced the "flaking" of this sunscreen. At first, I thought it went on fairly smoothly, but when I started to put on my foundation and powder OVER it, it started to rub off in flakes and little globs. So I just use it on my arms and legs but it definitely does not sit well on the face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a good facial sunscreen during the summertime - and I spend a lot of time at the beach or river. It isn't greasy or oily even though it is moisturizing (note: it's oil-free). It does not cause me to break out! There is one caveat though. When I go swimming, the sunscreen tends to form a white film on my face. Some of it seeps into my eyes and causes them to sting! I found this happens with most sunscreens I've tried so I'm only taking off one lippie.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the best sunscreen I had found thus far for my fair, dry skin. Unlike some of the organic sunscreens, which cause a reaction to my skin, this goes on quite smooth and causes no irritation. I do notice, however, that it cakes up slightly when I apply foundation. Until I come across a 5-star sunscreen, this is what I'll use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Dried my skin horribly. Terrible product, not moisturizing in the least. Never again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have used this product and can say that it is a very good moisturizer and suncreen. I have oily skin and it does not break me out. I would buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have acne-prone skin that is usually shiny and dry. I have used this sunblock for years and it has never made me breakout once. I like it b/c it never makes my face very shiny as a lot of sunblocks can do. I never have a problem with white streaks, but the one thing i don't think it is, is a very good moisturizer. Sunblock isn't meant to be used as a moisturizer. Products like Oil of Olay moisturizers with added sunSCREEN can be used for purposes like that. So when I use this product I always put on my regular moisturizer (Neutrogena) first and then I put on the DDF sunblock.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I have used stuff with high antioxidant levels before, and they evened out my rosacea-muddled skintone. However, this stuff clearly has minimal antioxidants because I had increased breakouts.
Also, this was yet another product that told me avobenzone is not for me. My rosacea was severely flared up by it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I adore this product, but I am also an antioxidant nut. Since turning 40, I have use this product daily even in the Chicago winters! It works great under my makeup and moisturizes my dry skin year round. The best test, however, was using it at Disney in Florida where the humidity is horrible. Still, it left my face in perfect condition all day, not too shiny even under my makeup! I always like to shop around for new /better products before re-purchasing, but haven't found one yet. I'll be back to this one again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
the ultra lite moisturizing dew is much better...dries faster...doesnt feel greasy...better texture.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this sunscreen. I have dry skin and use this over a serum and eye cream. I could probably get away with using a moisturizer under it too, but don't have to. My make-up goes on smoothly over this and then I use a light powder. Since this is a moisturizing product it would probably be to heavy for oily or combo skin types.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a good sunscreen. It gives broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB radiation. For my dry skin, it works well as a moisturizer too. I like how it doesn't leave any white residue after your massage it in. It may feel a little sticky at first, but once it soaks in, the consistency feels good. It leaves my skin with a dewy finish, which I like, but others may not. If you don't like any shine you might try the matte formula instead.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Once again, a product labelled "oil-free" that misleads the combination skin purchaser. This is NOT for combination skin -- it is too greasy and sits on the face like vaseline. If you have dry skin, I think it would be a good product.
For oilier skins, I am back to using cheap Coppertone SPF 30 with anti-oxidants -- similar to DDF's product but much lighter and non-oily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a great sunscreen - if you aren't acne prone. Octyl palmitate, a comedogenic ingredient, is near the top of the list for this sunscreen. My skin didn;t appreciate that at all! While I am sure this is not entirely the cause of my problems, I am fairly sure that it must be a contributor. On the bright side- lots of antioxidants, nice texture. Worth a try if breakouts aren't a concern.