|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm reviewing Aveeno Active Naturals Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 with soy. I bought it at Shoppers in Canada, slightly different than the name listed here although packaging looks the same.
Everything breaks me out- and this DOESN'T, that automatically makes it a winner. It initially looks greasy on but sinks in quickly. I sometimes mix my powder mineral makeup into it for a DIY tinted moisturiser and it works well. It works well as a moisturiser. I have acne prone, combo skin, quite shiny in the t-zone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
TERRIBLE! GREASY! AND I’M LEFT WITH A BURN!! Everything I’ve tried by Aveeno has made me sunburn (Natural protection mineral block) & breakout (moisturizers and wash)…if that’s not a hint then I don’t know what is. This messed my skin up royally…thankfully I had acne masks to pile on when I started noticing. I've now switched to neutrogena clear skin and it doesn’t break me out and I even think its helping clear up my acne! Cheers to that! Save the money BUT more importantly save your SKIN!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Yucky! This sunscreen absolutly wrecked havoc on my face. My skin had finally started to clear after using the aveeno clear complexion products for a couple weeks. I used this sunscreen because it was the only face sunscreen we had. It says oil free and non comdegenic but something is wrong with it. I used it at the beach so the fact it made me shiny I didn't really care because I was in the water mostly. After using this for about 3 days red bumps formed in clusters on my right cheek, a little on my left, my chest, nose and other places where I don't normally break out. It also managed to open my mouth, chin and nose area to blackheads and whiteheads that I'm still dealing with. While most of the acne has subsided by now I am left with a gazzilion pih marks that are going to take forever to fade. My moms skin even started breaking out in whitheads after using this and her skin is normal. I have no idea which skin types should avoid this I just hope no one ever has to deal with a reaction like this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've avoided wearing sunscreen for a long time because it just feels very heavy and greasy on my face, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It feels light and absorbs quickly, almost as though I'm not wearing any sunscreen. Of course, I tend to use this sparingly so if I slather it on, it might feel heavier. I tested a few different facial sunscreens at the store (including Neutrogena and La Roche-Posay) on the back of my hand, and this was the only one that did not feel uncomfortable on my skin. It was also the cheapest of the selection!
Overall this product works pretty well for my skin, though it seems that other reviewers had some problems. Personally, I don't find the smell particularly offensive. For reference, I'm not acne-prone and do not have sensitive skin; I tan easily (rather unevenly) but never burn; and I have a greasy t-zone. I do think it makes my face a little greasier, but it's kind of hard to tell since it's a bit greasy already.
-doesn't feel too heavy/greasy
-doesn't leave a whitish cast
-no break outs
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the best sunscreen ever! I have acne prone/sensitive/oily skin and needed a lotion with SPF to put on every morning. I used to use eucerins SPF and it made my face so oily and left such a bad white cast on my face. After that bad experience I vowed to find a better one and this is it. For many, I can understand how it made their face oily even though it is "oil free," because everyone's face will react differently. This though has fit all my criteria and lives up to everything it promises and says on the package. I do my usual morning routine and moisturize my face, I then use this as a primer and put a dime size amount all over my face and neck. It drys matte and can possibly show dry spots, but that's why I first moisturize and it solves the problem. I love this and is my new HG moisturizer!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Yuck! Whenever I use this I break out. I'm finishing the rest of the bottle on my body so it doesn't go to waste... I bought it since it claims to be oil free and noncomedogenic. This doesn't live up to the hype. I scrolled down the list of ingredients to see why I was breaking out- there's several different types of cones in here! That's why. Definitely wouldn't recommend this to anyone, especially the acne prone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a pretty good sunscreen if you don't have dry skin. My skin wasn't really dry to begin with, but when I put this sunscreen on, it exaggerated parts of my face and made it look like I had dry spots. I've had a few breakouts, and this sunscreen made it look like my skin was reallllly realllllyy dry - plus it left a white film over my face. I like this sunscreen, because it evens out my skintone and doesn't smell like the typical sunblock, but I probably won't repurchase until my skin gets better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
G_ _ DAMMMMMMIT!!! I finally got my skin back to normal from breakouts, and so I decided to use this for 3 days, and NOW!!!!...I have over 12 pimples on my face. doesnt cause breakouts my ass!!! My poor poor skin Im so sad. Back to acne medications for me to bring down these bumps.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's oil free, it doesn't make me break out, it protects me from the sun and it's water resistant. That's all I need :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Aveeno Active Naturals Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion-Face SPF 30 ( 3 fl oz/84 g for $10.49 usd) is an oil-free, water resistance, a natural soy and vitamin A, C, E sun protection. The product is easy to blend into a face because it is lightweight, thin and smooth. Also, the product would disappears after a few second of smoothing it out across the face. On the a face, it feel natural and light like you are not wearing anything. It contains a soft subtle soy scent like in all Aveeno products, which I find relaxing. I use this on my face, chest and arms and my husband uses this also. It does prevent sun burns on my chest and arms because I do not get small molds and discoloration on my chest like before, a sign of sun damage. And my arms do not turn 2 colors darker either. Overall, Aveeno spf 30 face sun protection does protects my skin from a harmful sun ray.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This product does not live up to the Aveeno brand's reputation in any way, shape, or form.
It smells atrocious, feels thick, isn't absorbed well by skin, and causes break outs. Makeup doesn't go on smoothly after using this moisturizer. It sort of flaked off my skin during the day because it wasn't absorbed. A complete mess.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really like Aveeno products on the whole, but I really do not like this sunblock. I wear sunblock everyday, so it is important to me to have a product I like. My reason for not liking this is:
*the scent is too strong, and when on my face, I continue to smell it
*main reason-it does not have enough 'slip', and therefore tugs at my skin as I try to smooth it on.
*leaves my skin feeling sticky most of the day, as if it just isn't sinking in, and thus makes my face look shiny under my makeup
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this product!! it is awesome, no-greasy feeling, light, and it makes my foundation look dewy and flawless. I being using as a moisturizer lately and I love it!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I had this a while back. I have acne prone oily skin so although this is an okay product for a sunscreen with easy application, light weight, easy availability, reasonable pricing I found that it left my skin looking oily & my eyes would burn. So I dont think I will buy it again. Overall I think you can buy this product if you have no such issues.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This was a pretty good sunscreen
It smelled nice and it wasn't too thick
It felt lightweight on the skin but it was also a tad bit sticky
I hate the feeling of sunscreen but this one was ok
It didn't break me out or anything but I won't repurchase
I prefer something more liquidy instead of a lotion
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Ugh, I have had a string of really bad SS products, lately. I thought Aveeno, usually dependable and on sale! This SS is pretty terrible on multiple levels. One, it made my skin a huge shine-fest and I don't even have oily skin. In the pictures from our vacation, I am reflecting light like a mirror. Two, my eyes did occasionally water from this SS so if you are sensitive, probably not a great choice. Three, my face did get a little bit of color, which is weird considering I wore this religiously. I'm guessing its not working like it says and the SPF is much lower than 30. So, result: Huge fail!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, with no money left for high end mattifying sunscreens I turned to this hoping as some others said it dried to a matte finish that it would......it didn't. I'm uber shiny even after hours of trying to get it to set on my face. It also stings as it migrates into your eyes if it goes anywhere near there and I need my sunscreen to be able to go around my eyes as I can't afford a separate eye sunscreen. It hasn't broken my nose or chin out and does keep my cheeks from going too red but really the only product I will purchase again and again in this line is the foaming cleanser which is excellent!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love Shiseido's sunscreens, but our household recently had a serious financial downturn and I needed to find something cheaper. Remembering using Aveeno oatmeal soap in my teen years, I decided to give this a whirl.
My conclusions? Hmm...
No white cast, no pilling. That's good. A couple times when I applied Urban Decay primer(for the face, not the one for the eyes) I noticed a slight stinging in combination with Aveeno. The slight stinging lasted for only a couple minutes and wasn't strong enough to cause me to wash my face off. After the first couple of times with the primer, there was no such stinging in combination with the primer. I don't know what was going on there, but figured I should give any UD users the head's up.
In early spring, there was no greasiness to this and it absorbed well. However, once the temperature got up into the 90s, I noticed a serious amount of greasiness and shine.
I haven't had sunburn with this, but I did notice a related problem. I have mild rosacea. One of the things that causes flare ups is persistent sun exposure. When I'm using a really effective sunscreen like Shiseido or La Roche Posay, I don't have flare ups when I'm out in the sun for a long time. When my husband and I had to deliver some furniture to a family member, travelling from Alabama to Louisiana in a pickup truck, I wore a thick, thick layer of Aveeno. I didn't get sunburn, but the Aveeno didn't protect my skin enough from the prolonged sun exposure in the truck to prevent a rosacea flare up. My face was stinging from rosacea for days afterwards. No fun. I've done such trips before many, many times with Shiseido and La Roche Posay and my skin was protected enough from the sun exposure and I had no rosacea flare ups. So, people with rosacea should perhaps keep this in mind--I think Aveeno would be okay for daily sun exposure, but when you're getting a more serious amount of sun, be aware that your rosacea could pop up.
Happily, I spotted a bottle of Shiseido Extra Smooth at T.J. Max and snatched it up. Back to Shiseido I go. But I'm still marking Aveeno as a yes for the would you buy this again for times when I can't find a bargain on Shiseido. But when I use Aveeno sunscreen again and am having serious sun exposure, I most definitely will wear a hat.
Update: I've decided to change the ratings on this; I was being too lenient. If this product doesn't protect my skin from the sun enough to prevent a rosacea flare up, I really shouldn't buy it in a misguided attempt to save money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product is great for my combo/oily skin. I find that most SPF products for the face, while claiming to be oilfree, give me more greasies than usual. This product did wonders for me. I don't care for the consistency, as it is thicker than a lotion, and takes a bit of work to blend in, but once done it sinks it beautifully and is a great canvas for my foundation. It does not change the colour of my foundation, does not make it streaky. I have yet to break out from this and by midday my face still looks like it did in the morning. **EDIT** I got terrible white heads from this, all around the nose area. I discontinued use and my skin has finally cleared after two weeks. I passed this onto my MIL who has drier skin and it is working well for her.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Overall, it's fine as a sunscreen and it doesn't make me breakout. However two things bother me:
It's really thick and I feel like it never sinks in. It just sits sticky on my face.
Also, some reviewers say it smells good but the fragrance is too strong. I smelled like old-woman perfume for the whole day. ...(ok it's not THAT bad...I just don't know how to describe it...)