Dermalogica • Super Sensitive Faceblock SPF30 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have used this sunblock for about two years now. Gone through only two tubes. It is lovely, goes on easily, hydrates my skin when some other sunblocks tend to dry my skin (I've used this on top of serum & moisturizer and underneath tinted moisturizer with SPF 15). It does not make my skin pasty white, although my skin is very fair. I have not gotten any sunburns when using this. It is on the expensive side, but it lasts forever. Love the tube because you can easily squeeze out the last drops. This review is for the white and yellow tube of super sensitive faceblock (not the one from the Ultra Calming series).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have very sensitive skin (especially in the summer) and as I am a big Dermalogica fan I had high hopes for this product. However I was quite disappointed.
My two concerns with this product where;
1. Stinging and burning on the skin around my nose.
2. When I sweat, especially through foundation, the sweat appeared in these highly unattractive droplets on the surface of my skin, and made my foundation and general complexion look terrible. Unlike how sweat usually appears (a thin layer of moisture), this dropleted appearance was very unpleasant.
For both these reasons I would not repurchase this product. However, many other people have given it favourable reviews, and so if you can afford it (it is quite pricey!) give it a go. I seem to be in the minority with this experience.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
The best sunblock I've tried. I use it almost daily as I live in a sunny place and I want to take best care of my skin as possible. I mix this with my serum before I apply my daily moisturizer. Wokrs perfectly for me. Normally I never get sunburned but I prefer to protect my skin from the sun anyhow.
I tend to use a bigger dose of this on the really sunny days.
I will buy this again and again
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am a super sensitive to sun block user and even the sun block is recommend by the skin specialist doctor also will cause irritation and breakout to my skin. After i try dermalogica's products and found it is pretty suitable to my sensitive skin, i decide to have a try to it's sun block. So the dermalogica's skin specialist recommend i use this super sensitive faceblock which is totally chemical-free sunscreen and ideal design for skin whose have commonly irritated by sun protection ingredients. This sunscreen has the beneficial than others since it is contains Lavender, Green Tea and Licorice which is really effective to soothes irritation and no breakouts appear if correctly clear up. Besides, it also helpful to against UVA and UVB rays. So, after i use this stuff, i feel so enjoyable since it is important to apply sunscreen but i can't put it due to irritation and breakout reaction. Definitely repurchase and highly recommend to who has very sensitive skin to sunscreen ingredients.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
If this were less expensive, I would probably use it, but...
-have to use an oil-based cleanser to get it off (that's an extra step for me since I don't use MU),
-leaves a white cast
-looks a lot like a foundation (I don't like the look on my face) that's too light for my skin
-leaves a shiny look, so I also have to powder it
-dried out my skin, so it looked flakey by the end of the day
-I got two pimples, but my skin reacts to a lot of things, although it's clear unless something irritates
Bottom line: for the money, I think I can do better for my skin type
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I must have tried every sunscreen out there in my quest for my HG sunscreen, all the usual names, la roche posay, jan marini, mac prep & prime, elemis, neutrogena, roc the list could go on and on... My problem is I use Retin A and over the last few years noticed that even with sunscreen I was still getting uneven pigmentation. Finally after doing some research recently, discovered that some chemical ingredients in the sunscreens may be causing it, no hard proof on this but thought may as well try a non-chemical sunscreen and see if that works. Purchased this and was dubious as it was only SPF 30 and I've always used 50+ however went with it, because it has zinc etc yes it will leave a white cast but that's what zinc will do when no chemicals are inserted to change it's makeup, so didn't mind that, I'm fair anyway so not a problem for me, dries to matte finish, again I've combination skin with tendency to go oily later in day so that wasn't an issue, in fact a blessing as my make-up stayed put all day and didn't have to blot later in day. True test, went on sun holiday and normally I'd wear a hat all the time however after a few days noticed that despite being in hot temp. my skin tone hadn't changed at all which by now it would have with all other sunscreens that I tried, so gave it ultimate test and went out without hat one day and voila came back with perfectly white face no red/brown anywhere nothing!! And believe me it was hot, now I was walking around not laying on a sun lounger as I don't do that so can't tell you how that would be but all in all I am extremely happy with this sunscreen and recommend it to anyone who has sun sensitive skin, yes it is expensive but you don't really use a lot of it, I used it on my face, neck and chest and still plenty to go in the bottle. I use it after my serum, then moisturiser then sunscreen.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have been using Clinique City Block SPF 25 for years and love it as it only contains physical sunscreens (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) but I do find it a bit greasy and thick especially in the hot, humid Virginia summers so I decided to try the Dermalogica lotion instead. I bought it from whatgreatskin.com for about $10 less than retail which is good as it is expensive for such a small bottle. It's a thin, runny fluid with almost no fragrance. It spreads easily and quickly and sinks in quickly BUT it does leave a slight white cast to my face. Luckily I am so fair it doesn't bother me but darker skintones might look a bit ashy. It lasts all day and doesn't make me greasy by noon as my beloved Clinique did. I don't use it as recommended on the leaflet (under moisturizer) but use it over my Dr. Hauschka Rose Cream Light instead and like using it this way. I like it and will see how long the small bottle lasts before deciding to buy it again as it is expensive for a small bottle when my Clinique is only $16! This is a great sunscreen if the price isnt an issue for you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used to use Olay Complete moisturizer with SPF 15 but stopped because 1) they changed the formula of the sunscreen and 2) I wanted a higher SPF due to my higher intensity in Retin-A Micro usage.
This has a very nice milky texture. It makes my skin feel smooth (but also accentuates the dry patches -- be careful) It makes my skin more matte throughout the day as well.
The only problem I have with this is the white cast that it leaves on my skin. The first week using this, someone asked me if I was wearing foundation (I'm a dude). They also said I looked really pale and sickly. My mom has also commented on me looking pale. I don't know, maybe I was using too much on those days? But I don't mind the white cast TOO much because it does, in a way, act as makeup to hide my red acne scars.
It's a little pricy, but the best sunscreen I've used containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide with such a high SPF.
Geez, almost all sunscreens these days are chemical-based. Sucks balls.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
so far, i like this sunblock. i am not sure how well it protects against sun damage since it is barely spring in the uk at the moment, but according to various sources on the internet the PPD is 9.9 pa+++. it itches my skin when i first apply, but other than that it has not caused spots or blocked pores (so far...), unlike every other sunblock ive sed.
the product is quite watery, so a little goes a long way. i used to wear mac nc44 foundation and this sunscreen doesnt cause a white cast for me.
youre supposed to shake the bottle before use, and because there is space between the top of the lid and the bottles nozzle, product ends up all over the nozzle and can dribble down the bottle if youre not careful. its annoying and poor design, i dont think you could just throw this in a bag / travel with it in case it leaks.
my only other issue with this (mainly because i am having great trouble finding a good moisturiser for my acne-prone skin) is that it can really dry your skin out. applying this without sufficient moisturiser caused my skin to actually peel in some areas and feel very tight. this only happened once, so i think moisturising more diligently will stop that happening again.
edit 03/2011: i believe this has been contributing to my acne and giving me blackheads, so i have stopped using it :(
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I love my HG skin care line, Dermalogica, so I am predisposed to love each new product of theirs I buy. This sunscreen, however, is not for me. I tried this on several occasions but didn't feel like it was doing as good of a job as a sunscreen in this price range should. After applying it and being in the sun for awhile, my face would look red and mottled. I don't know if it was the sun still coming through and burning me, or this irritating my skin and making it look really red. Either way, not good! I'm still looking for my HG SS.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
my best sunblock so far, .. I've oily skin, and this sunblock never clogs my pores. I've tried other sunblocks/sunscreen, eg, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer UV lotion, Obagi Healthy Skin Protection Spf 35, La Roche-Posay..
This sunblock by Dermalogica is rather expensive as it is selling at ~US$67 in my country! But since it's suitable for my skin, I will have to spend less on makeup instead! Just one minus point, it does leaves a slightly white overcast on my face..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love this! Not easy to find a spf 30 sunblock that I like. Love the texture, fliudity, finish it gives & the scent is wonderful to me. It dries to a sort of powdery, dewy finish, but not oily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this sunscreen purely becuase it's a physical mineral sunblock. I steer clear of chemical sunscreens becuase there is evidence that they actually create more free radicals in the skin.
Anywho, this is good protection BUT it is slightly drying. I have dry skin and use a moisturizer underneath but even then it can still be drying.
Finding the right sunscreen is probably the hardest thing to do for your beauty regime. I would buy this again if its an emergency but I'm looking into Gamarde Natural Sunscreen SPF30 (http://www.lovelula.com/pd-natural-sunscreen.cfm) which also has physical blockers and lots of essential oils so hopefully it will be mroe hydrating. Plus its reasonably priced. If you find a better sunscreen thats more hydrating then skip this one and go for that.
I am now using Clarins UV Plus 40- fantastic product. Best sunscreen I've come across.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This sunscreen is fantastic. It smells herbal and fresh, spreads nicely and leaves a matt finish, and offers great broad spectrum coverage. Will I purchase this again? Hopefully not. The price, to me, is outrageous. I'm willing to shell out a good chunk of change for a good facial sunblock, but I cannot justify nearly $50 for 1 ounce of this product. I'm going to try Shiseido next and see if I like that as much as this (hopefully better!). If not, then I'll likely repurchase this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The Dermalogica Super Sensitive Faceblock SPF30 is a milky-like fluid that comes in a small squeezable bottle; it is a mineral based facial sunscreen. Although it instructs you to apply this before your moisturiser, I do the opposite. I usually shake the bottle before use - be careful when you open it, as sometimes some of the fluid comes out of the nozzle and disperses into the cap. There is a subtle herbal smell, not at all unpleasant. I usually squeeze a tiny amount onto my fingertips at a time and apply it to the skin - it spreads easily and does leave a white cast but as it sinks in quickly, the white cast disappears.
I have sensitive skin, and eczema, and it hasn't irritated me at all which is great. I do find it maybe a little drying though so just make sure you moisturise well before using it. According to Dermalogica you cannot use it on your eye area or on your ears so you will have to use something else for that, which is my only gripe with this.
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.7%, Zinc Oxide 9.2%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Sodium DNA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Silica, Carbomer, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Linalool, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Received this as a sample. It has a good texture and is easy to apply. I was hoping this would be a good sunscreen but it left a horrible, distinct white cast on my whole face. I waited for 10 minutes thinking it will sink in but I still looked like a phantom. It took me a long time of cleansing to get it off too. Sadly, this didn't work for me at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
i have sensitive combo/acne prone skin; when using a small amount for my face it turns me a pasty white. will not buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have dry sensitive skin so I thought this product would be perfect for me. How wrong I was!
Some good points - its very a very light texture so it's very easy to spread onto the skin.
Bad points - when I was outside in the humid summer heat, my face felt fine, but when I tried to wear it during the week under my makeup to the airconditioned office, it totally dried out my face! My skin became very very dry (I think from the powdery titanium dioxide and zinc) and then started to get very very itchy. The next day, I woke up with some red spots on my skin - some sort of allergic reaction.
I thought maybe i didn't put enough moisturiser, so I put on my heavy duty night cream then this sunblock, with not much makeup - and again the same result.! dry, itchy skin with red dots the following morning.
So now, I use this on my body when I go swimming at the beach (such a waste of money!)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This has easily become HG for me! I bought it after recieving a mole-removal treatment at a dermatologists office. They said I needed to be using SPF 30 everyday following the laser treatment to prevent scarring and pigment problems. I know I should be using sunscreen everyday anyway, and they reccomended this one for me. Well, this stuff is simply amazing! I mean, it's a facial sunscreen, it's not going to be a miracle product.. but it's the first facial sunscreen I have ever used that HAS NOT broken me out- or irritated my skin in any way for that matter. Also, it's probably the only product I have found that has kept my skin from getting extremely oily/shiny throughout the day! I still have to use my regular moisturizer underneath this in the morning, because this is definately not moisturizing enough on its own. I am so happy to have found this, and I am now interested in trying out other dermalogica products. Definately reccomended, especially for oily/acne prone skin types.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this! I've been looking for a good facial sunblock that doesn't leave my skin looking oily, has high SPF considering I need to walk in the sun on an almost daily basis and is perfect for my sensitive skin, and I've finally found it in this!
A little goes a long way in applying this, and it doesn't leave a white cast on my face despite some reviews saying that it does. I guess that if you use too much it might leave a whitish cast, but I haven't tried that yet. It instantly smooths and mattifies my skin and the scent is nice- not like how normal sunblocks would smell like. It also doesn't leave or make my skin looking oily.
So far my skin hasn't experienced any reactions towards it, and I'm very pleased about it. Removal isn't as difficult as removing normal sunblocks either.
The only downer about this might be the price. It's RM 205 for a 50ml bottle, which translates to about ~US$ 56 at the current exchange rate. But if your skin is sensitive, needs high SPF and don't want to look oily, then it's a good investment!