Ocean Potion • FACE Potion Clear Zinc SPF 45 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm trying to figure out what product y'all are reviewing, because not only does my outer packaging list ALL actives (octinoxate, zinc oxide, octisalate, octocrylene), it also says it has 7% zinc oxide, not 1% like a bunch of reviews have stated.
i haven't been able to give this stuff the acid test of a full day in the sun, but my skin seems to like it so far and my skin doesn't really like ANYTHING sunscreen-related.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (2%), Zinc Oxide (7%)
Inactive Ingredients: Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbityl Laurate, Stearyl Alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Xanthan Gum
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this in an emergency situation, and glad I did. It's not my usual sweat/water resistant sunscreen, but it held up after an hour and a half run, in the 80 degree Phoenix, winter sun. Also, it didn't cause any breakouts, and most sunscreens do that to me. Too bad the SPF is only 45. It's a thick cream that goes on white but changes to clear, after you rub it in. It didn't look greasy on me either, but there was a slight 'sheen'. Nothing that made me concerned, though. It didn't 'ball up' either. I wouldn't use this under makeup, but that's just me. There are better products out there, for that (Loreal's Sublime is probably better under makeup). It's a nice, cheap sunscreen. No frills. You can find it at Walmart.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I was never one to wear sunblock. I mean, i always opt for a multitasking product. For sun protection, I always used Physicians Formula tinted moist. with high spf every day. But the thing is, it makes me super oily. But i'm afraid to start using an actual sunblock cause I have sensitive skin. After reading raves about this sunblock, I decided to bought it thinking that it's dirt cheap, and even if it doesnt work for my face, I could always use it for my body.
And boy i'm so glad i bought this. It's texture is like a regular sunblock, i was a bit worried because it's a bit thick. But after leaving it on my face for a few minutes, I top it with my mineral foundation. And believe it or not, my face is not as oily as usual. And no white cast issue for me (i have tan skin). I just wish it comes in a tube to make it more sanitary. But overall, I love this product, and WILL DEFINITELY repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Black
Got this as a gift from a friend and have used this for a few days as my every day face sunblock. Every day feels like a hot summer day here so an SPF45 face cream is a really good choice. Upon application my face is shiny but I still used this under my make-up and just tried to blot the oil every few hours. But after about a week or two, I started to break out.
I think this is more suited if you just use this alone, without any make-up over it, like when you are at the beach and going swimming. But I couldn't be sure as I haven't had the chance to use this alone when going to the beach/swimming. I must try that soon as summer months are fast approaching. :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The only reason I give this product a 3 as opposed to a 5 is that I found online where it only contains 2 percent zinc oxide. The percentage is not high enough for UVA protection although it does protect against UVB (burning). I am looking for full spectrum physical sunscreen and this isn't it. However, if you are just looking to protect against sunburn, this is an awesome product. 1) goes on soft and moisturizing 2) sinks right in 3) doesn't make your face oily. It's beyond dirt cheap at something like $2.50 a pot. Too bad there is not more protection! Still on the hunt for something with more thorough protection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I surf so I need something that will stay on throughout my session and I'm still coming out with my face burnt. It claims to be waterproof but it doesn' t last for more than a 30 min session out in the water.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Highly impressed! I usually wear Coppertone Faces Sensitive Skin, which is 8USD where I live, but decided to try this for 2USD instead. Works just as well, if not better than Coppertone Faces Sensitive Skin!!! It is soft, lasts a long time, and didn't make me any oilier than I usually am when I don't wear makeup. I skipped my moisturizer (I usually wear Yes to Tomatoes anti-blemish moisturizer, and it tends to be thick) and wore this outside. Let me tell you where I wore it--I was outside, in the 87 degree heat of the south, from 9:30 am to 2 pm, picking up wood and sticks. Yeah, I was sweating like a PIG! Lol but this stayed on ALL DAY!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Really like this. I'm always on the lookout for a high spf for my face that doesn't break me out, make me too oily, or irritate my sensitive skin. I have been using this for about a month now and it has been great. I use this on days when I will be working out in the yard or going out on the lake, so I have not worn this under make up. But it doesn't irritate at all, it doesn't make my skin any more oily than usual, and I haven't had any unusual breakouts. I burn very easily, and this has been great and held up all day (6-7 hours in the yard/garden.) You do have to rub it in really well and a little bit goes a long way. If I apply too much it will end up kind of sloughing off. I'm fine with the tub container, as my hands are always clean when I apply. Will definitely re-purchase and keep this product around.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I'm currently on Tazorac so my skin is very sensitive; I have a problem with some sunscreens. I have NOT had a problem using this sunscreen. Blends in nicely and does not leave a greasy shine. For me it leaves my skin so slightly tacky, but it's minimal. I hate the packaging (tub), but overall great product and value! Will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE this! It's the only sunscreen I've found so far that doesn't make me break out and goes on clear. It also keeps me from tanning, unlike every other sunscreen I've tried. I dust on a light layer of pressed powder using a kabuki brush after I apply this and it keeps me matte all day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is the sunscreen I've been searching for. It truly doesn't make my face shiny, which has always been my biggest problem even with SPF 15 products. I have very sensitive skin with red cheeks and this doesn't burn or sting or make me redder. Even Cetaphil sunscreen stings my cheeks and this doesn't. I have spent so much money on sunscreens this year--buying practically one a week--and this is the best. It's cheap, it's SPF 45 and it looks and feels matte. I am so happy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product is pretty hard to find around my way but I've been wanting to try it for so long. I got it from drugstore.com and it's pretty cheap. I think it would be a good product to take with you on a sunny getaway, if you're afraid of burning under the sun. I probably wouldn't use this everyday because it makes my face really shiny. It's so greasy that I deters me from putting makeup on my face. It's major stinging on the eyes too!!
update 8/3/09: I originally gave this 3 lippies but after only 3 days of use this product made me breakout really bad! My skin looks like it has an all over bumpy texture!! I'm switching back to Neutrogena's sheer touch. It was totally not worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this a few months ago and was worried when I stopped seeing it in stores. I found it tonight and bought a bunch more. I like this more than a lot of the more expensive moisturizers I have used, such as Neutrogena and Aveeno. The fragrance free thing is probably my favorite part, because it doesn't make me break out. Also, the price is great. I agreed with the review that talked about the little bump in the bottom of the jar. They could have just given us a smaller jar. This has a light feel, not greasy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was almost perfect.... my parents' dermatologist, who is supposedly the best in the area, highly recommends Ocean Potion brand products so I thought I'd give this a shot.
Pros: Very inexpensive (less than $2 at Wal-Mart! Granted the jar is pretty small but still a great deal), dries quickly, rubs in easily, no white cast, not greasy (not mattifying like Shiseido SPF 55 Lotion, but not greasy either) and looks fine under my mineral (powder) makeup.
Cons: Stings my sensitive eyes -- a lot :( The stinging got better when I covered up the sunscreen with makeup, but it's still irritating enough that I won't repurchase.
Definitely worth a try for anyone who does not have super sensitive eyes like me though! (This is not the first sunscreen I've tried that stung my eyes!)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I really, really wanted to like this product. It's fragrance free, has a high SPF, it's water resistant, non irritating, not thick and greasy, and leaves your skin comfortable. All of that is the makings of an HG product.
But what's going on with the company not specifying the percentages of actives??? I mean, who lists the minerals and chemicals in a sunscreen and doesn't tell you how much there is of each one?? It seems shady. The only active in here that provides good UVA protection is the zinc oxide, but I'm guessing that the percentage of ZO is pretty low since the cream blends right into your skin almost instantly. Products with an adequate amount of zinc or titanium require a lot more rubbing and blending. So this might be SPF 45, but my guess is that it covers mainly UVB and has a low PPD. So I'm not fnishing the jar or buying it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This made my face break out horriable. It also felt very heavy and burned my eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Awesome product! It does not create pimples, is very cheap, blends easily, is clear, does not feel greasy, protects! I love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product actually works. I use it on myself and my kids. The pot looks bigger than it really is, but for $1 something a pop, I don't mind. Doesn't clog pores, and is very easy on my daughter's sensitive skin. I use this or Clinique's city block spf 40 EVERY day. I even wear this if the sun isn't shining. I can find this at Wal Mart, and it is really, really cheap.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
FINALLY I have found a sunscreen that doesn't irritate my skin, clog my pores, smell, turn me white, make me greasy, or dry me out. This is a bare-bones product, just my style. This doesn't try to be a skin treatment with sunscreen - those have either been too protectant (smothering my skin) or too moisturizing (too rich / greasy), but it does sooth, smooth, moisturize, and protect just enough to be comfortable.
This product is also reviewed on MUA under "treatments" - one reviewer there said it doesn't have enough zinc oxide to provide adequate UVA protection, but in addition to the zinc oxide, it also has octocrylene (protects against both UVA and UVB) and oxybenzone (protects against UVA), and two other UVB sunscreens. I do think this product provides very good broad spectrum protection.
The only thing I don't like about this is the tub, but heck, before I found this I was seriously wondering if I should just try to skip sunscreen altogether because my face was red and uncomfortable all the time, and had been for years.
Since I recently got a case of photoreactive sun poisoning from a regular body sunblock, I've started using this on arms and legs too with no problem. I think the photoreaction was from the waterproofing base, it wasn't the sunscreen agents - that's why I like the face potion - the base lotion is neutral and mild. An added bonus is that I no longer leave greasy arm and leg marks on my patio furniture (I was also concerned about the chemicals damaging my new cushions).
It's only $2 an ounce, comparable to higher-end sunscreens. I wish it came in a 4 or 6 ounce tube with a flip top cap and a small hole to dispense (hint hint).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is good stuff; dries matte, clear, and fragrance-free. Thanks for all the good reviews and concerns about UVA protection. (If you want more zinc oxide, Pacific Sun's Surf Ski Cote w/Zinc Oxide SPF 45+ has 6.86% instead of 1% in this Ocean Potion's face lotion. Pacific Sun is Long's brand and also dries clear but is slightly greasier.) I prefer zinc oxide to avobenzone and mexoryl just because my eyes are so sensitive to other sunscreens (even though I don't put them near my eyes). For Ocean Potion fans like me, I just spoke with a dermatologist (for 28 years) who said the news media's hype on the dangers of UVA are mostly unfounded and that the best thing you can do is find ANY sunscreen you like cosmetically and use it EVERY day. Yeah, I was surprised too, but I think I'm going to believe him and use this religiously because it's the only one I won't try to avoid using everyday. And then I'll use heavier hitters when I am getting more sun exposure than usual. P.S. I gave the packaging 4/5 because of the dumb spacer they put in the bottom to make you think you're getting more. Wouldn't we rather carry around something smaller anyway?