Unlisted Brand • Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30 Sensitive • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
This sunscreen is great! It's effective and cheap.
It does make my skin look a little paler when I put it on, so I don't use it when I've got a date or something like that. But for most days, it's great because it's cheap and it works really well. I'm glad I found it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to love this sunscreen, but I get freckles and burn when I wear it, so it's obviously not providing adequate protection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I purchased this because it was recommended by my dermatologist for my sensitive skin. Yes it's heavy and leaves a whitish cast at first, but I don't mind that. What I do mind is that a few days after I started using it I broke out with a red, itchy, scaly rash all over my neck and chest. It also seems to have aggravated my acne on my face. This is the only product I have changed in my regimen over this time period, I can't think of anything else it could be. Goes to show that just because the label indicates it's appropriate for sensitive skin doesn't mean it's appropriate for everyone's sensitive skin. I've also had trouble with the bottle over-dispensing the lotion on occasion. Guess I'll stick to using it on my legs and arms and find something else for my face and neckline.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm looking for a sunblock that contains physical blockers and decided to try this. Contains 5% Titianium Dioxide and 10% Zinc Oxide. The white cast is very noticeable when first applied to skin, disappears after a while. I use this on my body but it feels too thick and heavy, the thought of applying it puts me off using it many times. This may be the reason why it tends to get messy when i'm squeezing it out. The product is so thick that sometimes it'll get "stuck" at the opening and alot more would come out.
This contains Dimethicone (fourth and fifith ingredient). I'm happy with the amount of blockers in this product, its fragrance free and does not contain parabens.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have used this all summer long and it's excellent.It does take a bit of rubbing in or it will leave a white cast, but this is the case with most sunscreens.Brilliant broad spectrum protection, no irritation at all around eyes, as this contains only physical sunscreen ie titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.Personally I can't tolerate chemical sunscreens like avabenzone around eyes.I will be using this for many summers to come. in winter I switch to a suitable spf 15 product,as I'm not likely to burn in the middle of december.SPF only applies to the UVB rays so in winter it's really pointless going any higher than 15.I haven't tried liqiud foundation over this , but it's ok with my powder foundation.As for removal, as long as you're thorough, you're ok.This might not be ideal for all skin types but if it's excellent sun protection you're after, this it it.As for some reviewers saying it's drying, I find the opposite ,it's quite moisturising.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a great zinc/titanium oxide sunscreen. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. It's pretty easy to apply, and the whitish color fades within a few minutes. It's sometimes difficult to find, but I recommend it.
Update: I like the Burts Bees sunscreen better. It's less whitish and it spreads more easily over the skin. This is my 2nd choice after the Burts Bees. 3rd choice: Badger. Badger is great quality and more concentrated (higher % active ingredients) than the other 2, but it's difficult to spread over my face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the most effective sunscreen I have ever used. No tanning or burning after a day at the beach. It's very thick and and hard to spread. I have to use a cleansing oil, shower gel and an exfoilating towel to remove it though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a staple for my family. It protects against sunburn better than any chemical sunscreen we've tried, and it never stings or irritates our skin. Longer wearability than chemical s/s too. It is relatively thick and leaves a white cast, but it pretty much disappears after a little while. My son is quite fair and this is the only s/s that keeps him from getting burned at the pool/beach, etc. I also wear it sometimes when I run outside because it lasts even through excessive sweating & it has never caused breakouts. I've noticed that it can be drying though. It seems to be getting more difficult to find so I always buy several tubes/bottles when I can.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Since moving to Miami, I have been trying to find a perfect, every day sunscreen. I cannot tolerate chemical sunscreens, so I have been trying a number of physical blockers containing titanium and zinc oxide. So far, everything has been too greasy or too drying. But then Blue Lizard came along! I cannot say it is perfect, though. Application is tricky, as it is very thick and takes a while to absorb. My best strategy has been to dot it on my cheeks, forehead and nose, and then blend. Once it finally absorbs, though, it is not greasy at all, and I even forget that it is on (which has never happened with me and sunscreen before). It is neither greasy nor drying. I do not wear foundation, so I cannot comment on how face makeup would go over it. My powder blush goes over it fine. As for sun blocking power, it does the job as it should. While not my HG due to the slow absorption issue, I think it is as close as I am going to get.
UPDATE: After two weeks of use, I realized that this was breaking me out. I do not get pimples frequently (maybe one every other month), so I was surprised when I started getting deep down pimples (that could not even be popped). Sure enough, I stopped using this for a few days, and the pimples stopped forming, and the couple that had formed immediately went away. So, I am downgrading my rating to a 2, only giving it a 2 because it does block the sun. Off to Ulta today to try to find another physical blocker.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I chose this sunscreen and another sunscreen brand because the EWG gave them pretty good ratings for UVA blocking effectiveness and a relatively low level of environmental toxins. It also doesn't contain Vitamin A, which is what I suspect is causing my skin to burn when I use certain sunsceens. At $9.99USD for 3oz its a bit more expensive than I'm used to and it was hard to find(it was only at CVS). The container has a cap that turns blue when exposed to UV rays, and I thought it's a good reminder to put on your sunscreen. The formula has no fragrance and is white and thick, and a little harder to spread around than regular sunscreens. It mostly sinks in, but since I've been using blue lizard (and another sunscreen w/zinc oxide), some people commented that I look really pale and I've noticed a whitish film on my face, and it's difficult to use facial makeup over it, so I've given up on that. The formulation is a bit thick on my face but tolerable once it sets in. It's not sweatproof after heavy sweating so you'll have to reapply and it says so even on the directions on the back of the container. I wore it every day until I finished my first bottle. It hasn't made me break out any more than usual, but I've noticed once or twice that it made a rough scabby patches on the insides of my elbows and once it made a rough patch on my neck under my chin. The rough patches went away after a week and only occurred on sensitive skin areas. I did a little research on it and I found out that zinc oxide can have mild astringent properties, so that may be the cause, plus I used it compulsively every day and only washed it off at bedtime. Once I've started washing it off when the sun goes down enough I havent had problems. Also, I've noticed that it leaves a film on jewelry and it takes forever to safely remove it from silver jewelry. Overall, I'm pleased with this sunscreen and I've already purchased a second bottle. I'm only giving four lippies due to the rough patch episode and frustrating adherence to jewelry, but I would still recommend it. It doesn't burn on my skin, and I haven't tanned much or burned at all this summer after wearing it.