Neutrogena • Age Shield Sunblock SPF 30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I use this as my moisturizer and sunscreen daily on my combo/oily skin and it is awesome! I completely disagree with the balling up claims; I have not had this issue at all. The reason I gave this a 4 instead of a 5 is that it is a bit thick so it's a little hard to spread on my skin. But even with me really rubbing it on with my fingers it has never balled up. It keeps my skin hydrated and relatively oil-free almost all day. I use this with Mary Kay's mineral loose powder so that might be why there's no balling for me. I've worn this out in the sun all day without reapplying several times and I haven't burned at all. I highly recommend this product to ladies who have more oily skin than dry and prefer powder foundations to liquid (liquid may be the balling culprit) Hope this helps. Will continue to repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I bought this sunscreen I didn't like it at first. I though it feels too greasy and it didn't protect so well. Lately I started using it on regular basis and I really like it. I also like the Dry Touch sunscreen. When I compared the ingredients it seems that Age Shield is more superior and this is why I bought it. I know it balls up sometimes. I use it with mineral powder (Signature Minerals) and it sits just fine. I am not impressed with it but I think it does the job pretty well.
And I am always careful when applying it around my eyes. This was another reason I hated the Neutrogena sunscreens at first.
I will probably buy this again if not a stronger version of it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am on my second tube of this sunscreen. It works really well for me, I haven't experienced any of the problems people seem to be having with this. I usually don't put makeup on over it though. If I do it is powder foundation. I like this too because it is fairly moisturizing and I live in northern Nevada so it is pretty dry here. This gives good protection, I have worn it outside in the sun all day many times and haven't got burnt. I will keep buying this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This sunscreen leaves some kind of white stuff on my face and it makes my skin looks like it's really dry! Also, never apply it near ur eyes. I tried it once n my eyes were burning in the middle of the day!!
I dont really know if it really helps on anti aging or sunblock...since I usually dont go under sunlight
It's worth a try if you have really oily skin
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
WHAT I HATE ABOUT YOU: (1) you migrate into my eyes even though I don't get you near my eyes. And although it doesn't sting, you fog my contacts (2) You never completely sink in and leave my skin feeling coated and somewhat sticky (3) you ball up terribly (4) I rarely burn and if I do its usually only my nose. Knowing I was going to be in the hot sun for at least 2 hours, I slathered you on 1/2 hr before exposure. My nose and forehead were totally burned after only 1.5 hours of dry exposure. (5) you caused a lovely cystic bump on my forehead
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU: (1) flip top capped tube (2) even with the coating feeling you don't completely grease out my usually greasy skin (3) you don't leave a white cast (4) ingredients include some good anti-oxidants, although in relatively low quantity (5) you don't stink of sunscreen & what scent is there doesn't hang around for long (6) available at Target, CVS, & drugstore.com for $10.
While your Pros are slightly more than you're Cons, you let me burn and therefore let me down. Sorry to say we're done...
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (8%), Octisalate (4%), Octocrylene (2.35%), Oxybenzone (5%)
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Silica, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate, Caprylyl Methicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PPG 17 (IPDI/DMPA Copolymer), Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, BHT, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Pantothenic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Calcium Pantothenate, 1, 2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This leaves my skin somewhat greasy, but I can live with it because that's what you should put up with when you're using proper chemical sunscreen. You can reduce greasiness a little bit by gently patting your face after applying this sunscreen.This goes on my skin very smoothly and doesn't make my skin feel heavy. I don't know I'll keep using this. I just hate the greasiness of chemical sunscreens(exept for the UltraSheer which contains a lot of silica. but it doesn't contain enough antioxidants).
The balling up is so severe that I can't apply it on my face!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this product. I must say, I experience the balling too. But, I've noticed that this is a mild exfoliating effect; my skin appears less dull and dry-line free after two months of using it. I used to have dry lines on my forehead, but they are now gone. I have really dry skin and this moisturizes me all day long too! I love it. The only complaint I have is, that after about a month the ingredients seem to separate, and I have to shake the contents back together. I have no problem with they drying time...about 3 minutes. Don't touch your face for 5 minutes after application, and you won't have any "balling" problems.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Wow... some of the reviews of this product are really quite bad. I didn't experience any of these problems! I agree that it is a little thick, and it takes a while to dry, however the protection is great and I don't have a problem with using it at all. A little pricey though. I may try a new screen due to the reviews, but overall this one is not too bad!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I'm going to have disagee with most of the reviews for this sunscreen---I really like it! I have absolutely NO problems with this balling up or flaking off my face. I let it sink in for a couple minutes before applying makeup, and I don't have to think about it again. I love the fact that it is fragrance free, photostable (unlike the Dry Touch SPF 30 and 45), has plenty of antioxidants (unlike Dry Touch SPF 55 and 70), is water resistant and sweat-proof (lasts through my afternoon workouts), and doesn't look greasy or shiny at all (almost identical to Dry Touch). I have very oily skin, and I think this is an excellent choice for other oily skinned girls out there. In my opinion, it's the perfect sunscreen! Not to mention you get a 4 oz tube for around $10...fantastic.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Not as good as the Dry Touch spf 30, but is photostable. Goes on okay, almost like a nice face cream. (may sting some faces, though). It gets progressively greasier and shinier as it wears, and ends up ruining m/u after 1 hour of wear. It didn't sting my skin, which was a plus. Overall, it is just okay. Could work if you have dry skin that isn't too sensitive. Won't repurchase but will use up on my neck, hands, and as a body s/s.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Upon application this instantly burned. I ended up with a rash that took 2 weeks )and a visit to the dermatologist for a steroid cream) to clear.
Also, it has that chemical sunscreen scent. Ick!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
OMG!! This stuff takes FOREVER to dry. I put sun block on first then makeup this takes at least 15min to completely dry. Its really thick and you would swear its NOT oil free, very greasy. And its expensive 12.99 or so. SOOO not worth it. OMG I know what others are talking about it does (pill) turn into little grey balls!!! "=(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really like this sunscreen. I haven't had any problems with it balling up or stinging my face. I would disagree with Paula Begoun's review stating that this sunscreen is very similar to the Dry Touch sunscreen and will be loved by oily skins. The Age Shield dries to a fairly matte finish, but certainly not as matte as the Dry Touch. For me, the Age Shield is not matte enough for my very oily t-zone. The big advantage Age Shield has over the Dry Touch is the inclusion of antioxidants, an area where the Dry Touch formula is really lacking.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I really wanted to like this sunblock. It seemed like it would be great...oil-free, anti-oxidants, and, most importantly, really good UVA protection. However, this stuff is impossible to put makeup over. As many others have said, it rolls and peels off and makes it look like I have a bunch of grey chunks of dry skin on my face. Not very appealing. I thought maybe I just wasn't letting it soak in long enough but that didn't make a difference either. I'm going to give this to my boyfriend to use since he obviously won't be trying to put makeup on top of it! Very disappointing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This sunscreen does not seem to be oil free. After applying this, it pills and rubs off in little gray rolls (very disgusting). Also, my face felt really oily right after application, so finally today I took an oil absorbing sheet that turns clear with oil and it INSTANTLY turned clear on my skin. It took me FOUR sheets to stop the oil and to stop the sheets from turning clear, and usually without this sunscreen it takes one.
So be warned, this is pretty oily, and it never sinks in. My face is always shiny with it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is garbage. It balls right off my skin no matter what I do. I can't apply makeup over it because of this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
My skin is dry, and this is one SPF I can wear on my face without without looking like I smeared vaseline on my forehead. (I thought if the SPF 30 works well, then the SPF 45 must really be great. All I can say is, "wrong!" The 45 was dreadful - greasy... didn't even need to wash it off, as I just had to rub it and it all rolled off my skin. Ick.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like the idea of this sunscreen(good protection,etc). I have been using it for a few months and I am sure it causes breakouts, but then all sunscreens make me breakout somewhat! It is not greasy on me, nor did I get the pilling effect. it is ok. Not too sticky, but no HG either.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I have no idea why they put out both an SPF 30 version of this and an SPF 45. I used the SPF 45 all last summer, and I tried this SPF 30 version briefly before returning it. The only difference I noticed between the two is that the SPF 30 balls up just a tiny bit less than the 45, but it still balls up. If you're going to try one of the two, I recommend the 45, since the protection on it is higher.
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 8.0%, Octisalate 4.0%, Octocrylene 2.35%, Oxybenzone 5.0%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Silica, Diethylhexyl 2,6 Naphthalate, Caprylyl Methicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PPG 17/IPDI/DMPA Copolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, BHT, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Pantothenic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Camellia Ofeifera Extract, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Calcium Pantothenate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought this product on sale for US$8. I was excited to try this stabilized avobenzone formulation because I don't like whitening physical sunscreens or technologically advanced, but expensive, European brands. Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations. First, it "balls up" when you try to rub it into the skin really well. When I reapplied the product after two hours, the "balling up" was even worse! My suggestion is that you remove your previous application of sunscreen before you apply a new coat over your face. Second, it stings my crow's feet area, on my cheekbones, around my nose, and above my lips. I don't consider myself to have sensitive skin, but I am on Tazorac so that may be a factor. According to Paula Begoun, irritation and inflammation causes aging. So with this product, I'm basically aging my skin by irritating it rather than exposing it to the sun. How ironic for a product that is supposed to be prevent aging. Third, it can make your skin shiny. Yeah, I don't wear makeup so powdering is not an option. Last, I am noticing more blackheads around my nose. I applaud Neutrogena for improving their sunscreens by making them stable and affordable. Unfortunately, the problems I have experienced with this sunscreen does not make it worth my money.