Clinique Super City Block SPF 40

3.5

307 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

PPD = 8. zinc oxide 8.8%, octinoxate 7.5%, titanium dioxide 6.6%, octisalate 2% Other ingredients: water (aqua purificata) purified, trioctyldodecyl citrate, butylene glycol, dimethicone, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, steareth-2, silica, aluminum stearate, angelica acutiloba (japanese angelica) root extract, zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, rosa roxburghii fruit extract, citrus unshiu peel extract, porphyra yezoensis (algae) extract, paeonia suffruticosa (peony) root extract, gardenia florida extract, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) flower extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, paeonia albiflora (peony) root extract, poria cocos sclerotium extract, saccharomyces lysate extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, betula alba (birch) bark extract, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake, gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract, yeast extract (faex), sodium rna, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, tocopheryl acetate, pantethine, glycerin, glucose, squalane, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, tricaprylin, propylene glycol dicaprate, chamomilla recutita (matricaria), hexylene glycol, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, barium sulfate, polyethylene, xanthan gum, magnesium aluminum silicate, lecithin, ceteth-2, peg-40 stearate, sodium stearate, steareth-20, sorbitan tristearate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, citric acid, disodium edta, bht, phenoxyethanol, mica, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci77891)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

This used to be my very old HG product. However, I started disliking it when somehow its flakes and does not blend well . I'm not sure its it due to my moisturizer therefore I stopped using it. its also quite expensive as well. has 2 types of spf range.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

(I've used a lot of facial sunscreens lately and prefer mineral. I finally settled on Badger tinted Rose SPF 20. Love it. But I've noticed that it tends to sting my Retin-A sensitive skin. I'm assuming it's all of those essential oils. (Bear in mind I had no problems with it before I started using Retin-a). That coupled with me wanting a higher SPF on some days caused me to search for something new.
As for make up, I mix some of my Superbalanced foundation in whatever sunscreen I'm using when I want coverage. So whatever I'm using needs to play nicely as far as mixing products)

Super City Block uses both physical and chemical. It's pricy for a 1.4 oz tube. Ingredients are good, IMO. Clinique claims, like with most of their products, that it is suitable for sensitive skin so I thought I would try it.
My verdict: Good stuff. Spreads easily, mixes well with foundation. I didn't experience any balling up. No real smell, and the after feel is just slightly dewy but not greasy. It has a bit of a blurring effect when worn alone, but doesn't offer any real coverage. It did not irritate my skin in any way. Nor does it sting my eyes. Consistency is that of a thin lotion. The tint works well with my skintone, so I don't get any ashy results. I also don't use a lot, just about a pea size amount for my face and a bit more for my neck. It can be mixed with foundation to help with color matching, too. I don't find it super moisturizing, but I don't care. It's sunscreen.
Will repurchase.





5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This contains a generous amount of antioxidants including vitamin C in addition to the high mineral SPF, which means I don't have to spend additional money on an antioxidant serum. The mineral SPF is what attracted me to this product. Chemical sunburns burn my face even if I wait 30 minutes after cleansing. The only chemical sunscreen that I can wear is the LaRoche-Posay SPF 15 moisturizer, which is excellent but doesn't have a high enough SPF for my moderately fair skin. Super City Block works as a primer if you apply a moisturizer under it. It's also cheap compared to most department store sunscreen products. This is a winner as far as I am concerned.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is not for people with Ance-Prone/Senstivie skin.

I went to my local Clinique counter in Boots last week and asked for a sun screen that was suitable for my skin type: Acne prone/Sensitive.

The girl recommended City Block and swore that it wouldn't break me out and that it was more than suitable for my skin.

I put it on the next day, it felt great on my skin, didn't make it oily and I loved the colour-corrector. Fast forward a week later and my face is covered in cystic ance and little whiteheads.

I had been using their 3-step Anti-Blemish Solutoins for about a month and it had cleared my face up a lot and then this product ruined all of that.

If you have Acne-prone, sensitive skin, this product is not for you.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was just introduced to this at a Clinique event my friend signed me up for at Ulta. I have been looking for SPF that wasn't really thick. I had been using Cetaphil's oil free moisturizer with SPF 30 and it is very thick. Not only that but if I sweat and try to wipe sweat out of my eyes, it gets in my eyes and it burns.

So far I have not experienced that with Super City Block. I was told by the Clinique girl that it was made to be worn underneath makeup and can act as a primer as well. I do have to apply moisturizer separately but so far that is my only dislike. Other than taking a separate step for moisturizer, I am liking this product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Caused me to break out a couple of days after first use. Have tried it a few times and always caused breaks out. Not good for oily acne prone skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got a sample of this with a clinique gift bag and I had no hopes about it at all. But looks like it has a new updated formula and it made wonders for me in the july heat. It wears really well, I don't shine for hours and the sheer coverage is exactly what I'm looking for. I will definitely purchase a full size as soon as I run out of the 15 ml sample.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this sunscreen. I like the colour and the colour correcting element that it offers without offering too much coverage. I like that it doesn't have an overwhelming smell, and doesn't leave a white cast after applying it. Unfortunately, this sunscreen makes me breakout with really bad cystic acne, so I can't wear it anymore.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I think I am on my third full tube of this. I originally discovered it in one of those tiny sample size tubes I had received as part of a free gift. I work in international development so end up in very hot countries where I end up not wearing too much makeup. This product is actually fantastic. You know you are protected from the sun, which I definitely need or I tan 6 different shades on my face, and it evens out your skin. I wear it alone, no foundation. On days where I don't have it on I usually wear liquid foundation so its that or this - but this really does the trick and I'm beginning to prefer it over foundation.

It takes about 10 minutes to soak in, and my skin is glowing after. I usually place some on the back of my hand (a dab less than the size of a dime in diameter) and blend it on to my face using my fingers. I'm of South Asian background so I medium brown skin and the tint I guess works. In the past year I have used it in countries where the temperature and humidity levels have been extreme and this product is my go-to. Highly recommended.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Great shortcut for those, um, greasy summer days. The trial-and-error application is worth it considering how it pays off later.

I love this stuff. Only reason it doesn't get 5 lipsticks is because it's still basically an expensive tinted moisturizer. I hate that BB with SPF products I'll have to reapply within a couple of hours are priced like they're long-wear foundations.

But, it's a great BB cream that moisturizes enough that it replaces my separate moisturizer step in the warmer months (hot, humid summers where I live).

The trick to this is not judging the amount you need by how it looks immediately upon application. Too much looks streaky. Too little means ineffective sun protection. I find it best when worked in a little with fingers then dabbed with fingetips to even out, rather than with a brush. It will look a little pale and shiny at first, but soaks in well within 10 minutes.

It does what a BB/tinted moisturizer is supposed to do - evens out skin tone and provides sun protection, except this one actually moisturizes effectively. Doesn't irritate me. My favorite thing about it is that if I need a little more coverage, I can powder the T-zone without City Block turning into a pore-highlighting medium.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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