|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This cream is of a heavier consistency which isn't too greasy on the skin. However putting on the recommended amount makes my skin look very White. Even after the cream feel absorbed. I feel it does protect my face from sun damage.
Cons: stained my dress - think it has bleach mixed in...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I use the spf 50 lotion and even though it's labelled light lotion and suitable for combination/oily skin I find it's quite heavy. If I use a tiny amount this does seem to make it a bit better. I really like the fact that it's spf 50, and it does leave a nice sheen on the skin and with the Boots 2 for 1 offer makes it a great bargain buy. However, If you have dry or normal skin I think this really is fab but unfortunately not for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
To be honest the only reason I use this product religiously is the UVA***** protection. Seems to do it's job though, although it's a bit too oily for me as long as I apply sparingly and give it time to absorb it's ok. I find after long-term use you really start to notice the effect it has on your skin. Although I'm spot-prone, it doesn't break me out, moisturizes well and applied correctly does provide a decent (suppose 'average' is a suitable word) makeup base. Overall, a worthy, reliable product, one thing I can say for sure, is that long term you won't regret using this product. Good luck.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
HG! i wear this everyday. makes my face look healthily dewy but i still use powder as i have oily face. doesnt break me out :) i went to a festival recently and i became burnt near my parting where i hadnt put this so i can really see that this works. Keeps my face perfectly moisurised, but its not too greasy +it has antioxidants :D:D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I was going to hold off reviewing this until after a trip to hotter climates but wanted to post ingredients and add that this is a new formulation for 2008. I've been testing both the spf30 and spf50. I have to say they are great. The products are slightly tinted and absorb easily - it is not difficult to apply 1/4 tsp. For the first 10 minutes or so my face shines like a beacon but it does mattify afterwards.
I've had no reactions to this at all and although I am not massively prone to breakouts I have had problems with a number of sunscreens (including the old formula Soltans) in the past - I think it might be Shea Butter but I'm not sure.
I have noticed that the spf30 has a slightly better finish but I'll still use the 50+ on 'beach' days.
If nothing else it is a hugely practical, stable and affordable SS for days when sun exposure is unavoidable. I will update on use in the heat. It would be ironic if this was really only usable in UK winters when such a high PPD protection is not such an issue!
It is one of very few SSs that are still in the shops in November and still on BOGOF.
3 months in tropical sunshine using Diacneal in the evenings and my skin was protected and didn't change colour. The PPD on this must be very high. It is sticky and on windy days my face felt like sandpaper as the sand stuck even hours after application. I find it hard to wear TM or make up on top of this without looking too shiny but it's fine on its own. Still on the lookout for something as protective but more elegant - aren't we all!
The ingredient list below is actually for the spf50+
Aqua, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isotridecyl salicyate, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Alcohol denat, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polysilicone-15, Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Dimethicone, Cetyl alcohol, Potassium cetyl phosphate, C18-36 acid gycal ester, Titanium dioxide, Diethylhexyl butamido triazine, Lauryl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate cross polymer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylamide/ammonium acrylate copolymer, Glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, Mica, Polyisobutene, Parfum, Decyl glucoside, Dimethiconol, Tocophenyl acetate, Xanthan gum, Sodium PCA, Vitis vinifera seed oil, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Dimethyl oxazolodine, Dipropylene glycol, Butylene glycol, Propylene glycol, Panax ginseng extract, Manganese dioxide, Aminomethyl propanol, CI 77891.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I got this in Boots 2 for 1 deal - 2 bottles cost me 12euros.I like it as it leaves no white cast - it does add a little glow as noted on the bottle.I have dry skin so it soaks this up quickly - but always leaves my skin supple. MU application is no problem over it - i dont need an extra moisturiser underneath it.A good sunscreen that i will continue to use unless any problems arise.
Edit: I also got the SPF50 version & find it great - the only difference being that it has a higher protection...it still works well under MU & leaves no white cast!I upped this to 4 lippies!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Too greasy for my oily skin, and makes my eyes uncomfortable
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
At first I thought this was great - cheap, not too scented, not too "whitish" on my skin (which is: fair, a little sensitive).
Then it broke me out, and blocked my pores.
Sorry to write a neg review, but no no no. The tube I have left I may try as a sunblock on my arms and hope it doesn't do any damage there!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Broke me out after 2 days. My very fair skin didn't burn but it's going in the bin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I tried the new formulation of this cream, but it is too greasy for my combination/oily t-zone skin. This cream is thick and not very easy to rub in, after applying this product my face looked very oily. It did stop my face from burning in the sun, but it is probably more suited for those with dry skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This used to be a great product. I used it for about four years, forsaking all others. Lightweight, reasonably priced, made my skin look even-toned ... okay, maybe a slight shine, but nothing I couldn't cope with. But guess what? The Boots boffins couldn't leave well enough alone. They've reformulated and 'improved' it. Well, not from my point of view They've added shea butter and other ingredients, and now if I use it my face shines like an oil-slick! I'll never repurchase this product again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After trying out a few other sunscreens this week, I realised how truly great this one is. I have oily/combination skin and mild acne. This doesn't break me out, doesn't leave a white cast (my skin is light brown,) and is light and non-greasy. It's always on 2 for 1, so it's also very cheap. It doesn't leave my skin completely matte, but it doesn't leave it shiny either. I find it feels like a lotion going on, and is quite refreshing.
I don't use a moisturiser with it, and I reapply during the day, and after breaking out from other sunscreens, which also left my skin looking generally blah, after one day's use of this my skin is already looking and feeling much better. I actually prefer this to most moisturisers I've used, and I've used lots. And most of them were fairly expensive.
I have the SPF 30 and 50+, they're both great, and they even seem to make my complexion look more even while I'm wearing them. I've used these for a while now, and I don't think I'll be straying again.
Edit: I still love the SPF50+, but I've gone off the SPF30 - the scent is stronger, and it's greasier. I've changed my overall rating, as this is for the SPF30, but not by much, as it's still better than others I've tried, and cheaper than most.
Edit again: I realise now that I had the old version of the SPF50, which for some reason was still on the shelves at my local Boots. I can't stand the new version.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
My skin is combination/acne-prone, and can sometimes be a bit sensitive, but this sunscreen is very good as it does not make me break-out or irritate my skin. It has a pleasant texture which does not leave the skin greasy. I have some marks from previous blemishes, and this helps to give a slight radiance which makes my skin appear more even -the winning factor for me! My skin is NC40 and this leaves no whiteness on the skin. I can use this over my normal moisturiser or on its own. I took this on holiday with me to India where on most days it was 35 degrees celsius + , and it was perfect. I got this for 2 for 1 at Boots, so it good value. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The Soltan faces range was reformulated this year, so reviews prior to this are for the older versions.
The most notable change is the addition of Tinosorb S and M (spf50+ vrs only) - which increase the uva protection of these ss's substantially. They now have truly high ppd's, and ive heard rumours that the spf50+ has a ppd of 25.
What I dont like is the addition of fragrance, and shea butter. The fragrance in them is a weaker vrs of the one that is in the regular soltan line - its very artificial smelling, and i believe it irritates my eyes. The shea butter also adds more emmoliancy to this which i dont like as it was fine before.
I like that they have changed the butylene glycol to glycerin, as this is more skin friendly.
The finish is somewhat similar to the old vrs. Its a little tacky in places, and there is a fleshy cast left in places that can streak if not rubbed in properly. I have a tube of both the new spf30 and 50+ vrs, and i have to say overall i think i prefered the older vrs more. After wearing the new one for a couple of days i developed a couple of blemishes around my chin/jaw. I also think they arent as cosmetically elegant as the older vrs's.
I am somewhat dissapointed with this new change. I feel they could have done better to make them more pleasant to wear.
here are the ingred's of the spf50+
Aqua, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Isotridecyl salicyate, Isononyl isononanoate, C18-36 acid glycol ester, Polyglyceryl-3 methyglucose distearate, Polysilicone-15, Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Butyrospermum parkii butter, Dimethicone, Titanium dioxide, Diethylhexyl butamido triazine, Sorbitan stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Mica, Decyl glucoside, Tocopherol acetate, Parfum, Xanthan gum, Acrylates/vinyl isodecanoate crosspolymer, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Vitis vinifera, Sucrose cocoate, Dimethyl oxazolidine, Potassium hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylene glycol, Propylene glycol, Panax ginseng, Manganese dioxide, Aminomethyl propanol, CI 77891.
Edit I decided to give this another go, and I really like it! I prefere the spf30 vrs over the 50 though as leaves less trace. The fragrance doesnt bother me anymore unless i get it right near my eyes, so I just avoid this. I havent broken out this time, so last time must have been from something else. I even like the addition of shea butter in this now, and i appreciate the glycerin more - my skin feels smoother after a day wearing it, well hydrated as opposed to dry from wearing LRP dermo peds spray.
EditHhhmmm, ok - so I think this does mildly break me out if I wear it for a few hours. And apparently its not as matte as I thought it looked... was talking to my mum who expressed her dislike of the 'grease' I insist on putting on my face all the time. lol
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have this in the Factor 30, and also the Factor 50 for the recent weird hot British summer weather. I love the 5 star UVA rating and the good UVB protection, plus it sinks in quickly, the pinky tint means it doesn't turn my pallid redhead skin any whiter than it already is, and since Soltan is nearly always 2 for 1 at Boots, it works out at bargain prices - meaning I keep a tube of this in the car, in my handbag, by the door, all over the place for frequent applications. What's not to love?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is not greasy, and offers great protection. The only con is that it isn't sold in the US ...when it ran out, I was very unhappy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this sunscreen. I have sensitive and quite dry skin, and wear it on top of moisturiser in the morning. It is really light, easily absorbed, no white cast and smells of summer. I do not find it a hassle to put on whereas I did with the Avene SPF 50 cream, which is really thick and takes ages to sink in. The UVA protection is really good too. And I don't find it a problem to reapply during the day either - I carry a tube in my handbag.
Good stuff, especially as I only buy it when it's 2 for 1 at Boots!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is best best sunscreen for the face I have found. Best because it actually has 5 star UVA protection! No other facial sunscreen I have tried has this high of a rating. Also the best because it leaves no white cast. It is moisturising, so no need to use a seperate moisturiser. I brush a bit of translucent power over it after application, and I remain shine-free. (And I have oily skin.) It doesn't break me out, texture is light, fragrance is very slight. Well done Boots!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've just started wearing this in SPF30 (there's also an SPF 50 available) with hopes of being able to wear it everyday with powder base on top as summer makeup.
So far, so good. With the addition of powder, it dries to a far more matte finish on my oily skin than previous SPF30s I've tried (L'Oreal Solar Expertise for the face most recently). Scent is inoffensive.
Obviously I need to be sure that I don't burn with moderate exposure but I'm pleased so far.
The only disappointment is that it's quite a small 50ml tube for around £9 which might be a disincentive to applying it as liberally as you should. They could easily have made a handbag size of 75 or 100 ml.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Very cheap and doesn't break me out like most sunblock,the texture similar Laroche posay anthelios XL spf50+ creme fondante (new formulated) which isn't feel greasy or leave white mask on myskin.this's my alternative sunblock i can't use on my hypersensitive skin.