|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This sunscreen is housed in a squeeze plastic tube with a flip top cap. It's has a white thick cream texture.
I like that it has none of the sunscreen smell, spreads easily on skin,non-greasy and does not sting my eyes.
I have oily combination skin, this helps to mattify my skin, just a bit. Because it's a white cream, I find that it helps to even out my complexion a little. The finish is natural, it also wears well under makeup.
This is a comfortable sunscreen to wear without making you look white and pasty.
My only complain is the price, it's a little pricey for an everyday sunscreen. I bought this from iherb.com. Use code FPK731 for $5 off your first time order (or $10 off for orders more than $40)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is very good sunscreen and the fact that it doesn't contain harmful ingredients is a big advantage for me. I have sensitive oily skin with large pores and uneven skin tone that does not tolerate most of the creams, and especially sunscreens are real nightmare. So, I was very glad to found a sunscreen that provides enough protection, but is gentle to my skin as well. I am using it for 3 months and no irritations, no shine and excessive oiliness. I use it only on face and it is OK as make-up base as well. I manage to buy it at very good price from www.iherb.com (and you can use code TOV126 for $10 discount).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this sunscreen is very moisturizing and will not make u white
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm tempted to give this product one lippie because it drives me crazy !! But it has some redeeming qualities so two lippies it is.
This sunscreen *could* be a good choice if only it didn't horribly ball up. Others have noted that this balls over moisturizer, for me that has proven to be not quite accurate. I have the same issues even when I don't wear moisturizer underneath. This product has the peculiar characteristic to ball up over itself ! You have to blend this very quickly, and once you've gone over a certain area, you absolutely cannot go over it again. Say you start with your forehead and work your way down. After you've done your face, you notice you missed a spot on your temple; you put some more there, blend... oops, you touch your forehead. It starts to ball, streak, peel, etc.. a nightmare, since you now appear to have dandruff on your face and the more you try to fix it the worse it gets. Another problem, this remains easy to rub off all day long. If the collar of your coat touches your face, it can remove some product and leave you with streaky cheeks, in other words poorly protected and strange-looking. Finally, I really doubt this would be a good summer sunscreen as it is not very water/sweat resistant. I wish I could have loved this product because otherwise it's not so bad. Comfortable, not overly drying, white cast is present but slight, probably invisible on someone who is fairer than I.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite face sunblock for the summer. It is one of the physical sunblocks that is not made of nano particles of zinc - there is a decent 12% of zinc oxide. I have combination skin where my T-zone gets oily enough to need some help, despite being in my 30's. This sunblock not only mattifies the T-zone for the ENTIRE DAY, the very slight white cast it gives evens out my entire face so that I need very little foundation. I also love how easy it is to apply, since I've tried other physical sunblocks that feel like spackle. The only reason why I am not giving it a 5 is because it does sit in the pores on my nose so when I clean my face at night, I have to carefully clean that area more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I bought the unscented version of MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 as it seems like a great product for sensitive skin. The sensitive skin on my face can tolerate this sun screen without any reddening. It does leave a slight white-tish tinge if you apply a thick layer (I love to lather on a thick layer of sunscreen for added protection), but it is not as bad as the previous one I was using. If you apply a thin & even layer, you hardly get the white tinge. Its active ingredients are physical sunscreens like Zinc Oxide (11.6%) Titanum Dioxide (0.67%) which are great for sensitive skins.
Best of all, it is cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and has vegan ingredients!
I am giving a 4.5 for this actually, as I have not fully tested this sun screen on a day out at a beach; or for sports, etc. I have only used it on a daily basis.
I wouldn't say this sun screen is totally non-greasy/ oil-free, but I like it's texture. It is emollient but not oily. Great for combi-sensitive skin.
Overall, I would be sticking to this sun screen for a long time, unless MyChelle discontinues it (touch wood!).
Bought it at $15.35 on iHerb.com, as I am located in Singapore and it is not sold here (or I guess I have not looked around hard enough). If you are a first-time customer at iHerb, use my coupon code XOV812 to get $5 off your first order.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have rosacea and this is one of the few sunscreens that don't light my face on fire. As noted by other reviewers, it really works beautifully under makeup, and has a very matte finish. HG sunscreen and I wouldn't use anything else.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I can't use any sunscreen with chemical SPF nor can I use titanium dioxide SPF either so my choices are very limited. This is the best sunscreen I have tried so far. It is not heavy and blends in completely without looking white and ghost-like. I do notice that I have to use it every few days because it makes my skin slightly sting when I wash it off. I do not get any breakouts or problems with my skin as have other reviewers.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this sunscreen for everyday use. No breakouts, it's not greasy or drying, and no white cast. Perfect under makeup. If you haven't tried it since the reformulation (a year or so ago), I would absolutely give it a shot. Also, it's available in my grocery store, so no need for online ordering which is nice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Finally!! My skin love it. I can not believe I found my favorite sunscreen. My face not shiny, not white, it is safe and natural sunscreen. LOVE it
UPDATE: if I use some cream underneath it balls. Very disappointing by this fact :(( And a little bit greasy for summer. But perfect for winter time
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
The good: Nice cosmetic finish - it looked great at first. No animal testing.
The bad: Left my face dry and peeling after two days. Returned to store.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the most transparent physical sunscreen I have tried. Although it's not entirely transparent, It doesn't leave a whitish mask either. The only problem is a tendency to leave little bits of fiber, which I brush off with a makeup brush. Applying this after my moisturizer has completely absorbed, or under the moisturizer, minimizes this problem. Otherwise I love this SS.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for sun shield but unfortunately it clogged my pores and dried me out at the same time. Over the past year my skin has revolted against chemical sunscreens- probably from my use of retin-a. I used to be able to slap Neutrogena dry touch on my face but now chemical sunscreens leave my face red, shiny, and irritated. Overall my skin is more sensitive and will react to chemicals/ingredients quickly. The sun shield seemed to meet my criteria (physical sunscreen, short list of ingredients, non-clogging) but after 2 days I experienced some adverse reactions. First- this made my skin dry and patchy especially on my cheeks and near my nose. My skin is combo to oily so this was weird but not terrible. Then I started noticing clogged pores and a couple small pimples. I returned the sun shield and my skin is clear again. I'm glad I tried it because it is a great product- in concept- my skin is just picky and difficult right now. Now I will be trying trying EltaMD and Clarins suncreens.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is the best sunscreen I've used for the face. Doesn't sting the eyes at all--even at the end of the day when one's face tends to be greasier and oils migrate towards the tear ducts. I have the habit of sometimes gently rubbing my eyes at night to clear my vision (contact lenses) and when I used other products I would run screaming to the bathroom to wash my face because my eyes would sting so much! (La Roche Posay, Cetaphil). That has never happened with this sunscreen.
Even better, it soaks into the skin and the texture of my skin is very smooth and silky afterward. Others I've tried feel heavy and greasy, just sitting there on top of your face.
I will say that when I go to the beach, I use the Banana Boat no tears spf 45 & up formulations because I really want the higher spf in that setting. Also, in the winter, I plan to add just a touch of other moisturizer on my cheeks and other drier areas since this is a very light cream. However, I do prefer lighter creams I can supplement to heavier creams that make you feel "globby"!
Added bonus? It's free of nasty chemicals. Its a keeper for me until my skin changes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I'm constantly looking for ss that is gentle on the face and non-toxic. I decided to take a chance on this product this summer and was pleasantly surprise. While the packaging is not impressive, it does not have an unpleasant smell, comes out a little thick but works into the skin nicely. Also important is that it didn't feel like a mask. I have mature, dry to normal skin and I used this in place of my daily moisturizer. I prefer this alone but I did applied foundation on top and had no problems with sliding make-up. Maybe it did improve my skin a tad. I will buy this again.
UPDATE: I went a full summer wearing this without problems, but this summer I'm breaking out. I don't know if the formula changed or my skin. Back to looking for a ss.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
In my quest for a physical sunscreen, this is pretty good and at a very decent price. Easy to find at Whole Foods or Vitacost. I will try Boscia's new higher SPF block, but unless that blows, I will stick with this. The directions recommend that you use this over a moisturizer, so that could be the reason for the complaints about dryness. Physical sunscreens bite the big one, but I am actually pleased with this purchase. No scent, matte application and no white cast. I did not find it sticky. EDIT: I tried Boscia and it's better in feel, but I think the MyChell is better in protection. MyChelle is somewhat sticky and you need to follow with a powder. I have blown so much money trying sunscreens. I have also tried Juice Beauty sunscreen since it has better ingredients, but similar feel. I know that my search is not over. Sigh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have oily skin, so I used to not use any sunscreens daily because I can't find one that I feel comfortable to keep it on the whole day. After I tried to switch to all natural skin care product, finding a good sunscreen is even harder because I am limited to physical sunscreens. But now I use MyChelle Sun Shield any time I don't use makeup with sunscreens. It does look thick out of the tube, and I feel a little bit tacky on the skin. Amazingly, my skin don't look oily or shiny at all at the end of the day. Also, there is no white mask effect on me at all, and I have Asian skin tone with tan and yellow tone.
I knew MyChelle changed the formula a little bit after I bought my last tube last year. I have not bought the new formula yet because I have not finished mine, but when I tried it at Whole Food, the texture seemed to less thick and spread better. I hope it will still work for me. Will buy one again pretty soon to find out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I like the high spf but the product is a heavy white cream (zinc oxide). A physical barrier is better than a chemical barrier but it feels like most other sunscreens I use for my body. It does stay shiny for awhile and makeup goes on well after. Just not enough of the positives to give it another go.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
About my skin: normal, sensitive, dehydration & acne prone. On retin-a gel .025% and yes, I use 1/4 tsp for face and 1/4 tsp for neck.
This is a tentatively positive review. I just started using this, so I don't know how it will work long term (I'm a little concerned about clogs) but so far, I like it.
Application is a bit fussy- it curdled up when I applied it over cerave lotion (I wrote the company and complained and they sent me a new tube, so A+ customer support). I've been using it (my original tube, so I think the issue was the type of lotion underneath) over DDML and it wears well over that- I still have to be careful about smoothing it on and blending. It helps to warm it a *bit* in your hands, then smooth on, and then blend/pat it in.
Once on, it has a dewey finish, isn't shiny, and doesn't make my skin flake around my mouth mid-day like Shiseido sometimes can. It feels solidly on to- doesn't slide around or migrate in to my eyes. I wouldn't call it water or sweat *proof*, but definitely more resistant than something like LRP Anthelios SX. No white cast once blended in, and my skin really likes the zinc oxide (I get less flushing when wearing this than I would wearing a chemical sunscreen).
At $20 for 2.3 oz from the site (currently on sale for $16, and you can probably find it cheaper elsewhere), it's much more affordable than the ss I've been using.
I'd consider this zinc oxide based, since the .67% of titanium dioxide is so, so small I think it can't add much to the sunscreen at all. CIBA gives me an estimate of 7 for PPD, which is probably a bit high.
Unless my skin decides to freak out on this, I will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This isn't moisturizing enough to wear alone, and if I put it on top of any other face cream it rolls off in little bits. I've tried waiting up to 30 minutes to let my face cream sink in, but it doesn't matter. So I won't be buying this again.