Neutrogena • Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 With Pure Screen for Sensitive Skin • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||23%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
I dont wear makeup often, so when I applied this to my face, I hoped the white cast would absorb quick! Its slightly still visible, I probably would wash my face again to get it off!
The paste is not thick at all, however it's difficult to spread, I found myself mixing it with another moisturizer. I won't be using this again, yet alone purchasing it again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Too white, too white! I found this product easy to spread, stayed on fairly well through perspiration and didn't block me out, but it left more of a white cast than almost any other mineral sunscreen I've used. I can't really comment on price because I purchased this off Ebay (it's not available in Australia). There are far better mineral only sunscreens out there.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
After my brush with the pure screen spf 50 and hating that I decided to try this lower spf version in the hopes it would be better for the face. Well, it succeeds on some levels but still not a slam dunk. If you just dot on lightly, it feels okay and spreads fairly easily, Yes, there will be a white cast but on me this eventually subsided enough that I didn't look like Casper. But I did feel the grit folks are referring to and it's weird. At recommended amounts this was really apparent. I didn't experience breakouts with this but I just can't make myself reach for it on most days because it's not particularly soothing and not easy enough to apply on busy mornings. Tube is bulky and you really don't get very much for the cash; I found it expensive for a drugstore offering. But my biggest turn off was the texture: sticky, gritty, whitish but not particularly irritating for me. Just did not love this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
Yuck. While I appreciate the physical sunscreen in this product (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) and the lack of fragrance, the finish was terrible. It was way too thick to spread and as a guy who has occasional stubble and oily skin, this was a nightmare to use. I'm keeping this on hand in case I need to spackle a hole in the wall.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Black
I've been using this for the past three months, this broke me out...I'll just finish this up by just using this as a body sunscreen.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This a terrible product for me. In my search to find a mostly zinc oxide and titanium dioxide suncreen, I tried this. Well, I'm sure it's effective because it creates a white cast on my face that never went away. There have to be effective sunscreens out there that don't do this.
Once it dries, you can't touch it at all or it flakes and balls up. So it's not good under make-up at all, even mineral only. It causes the makeup to look uneven and streaky. Will definitely not repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Neutrogena strayed from their previous convenient and attractive slim packaging design to replaced it with this bulbous tube.
The product itself causes a burning sensation for several minutes after application and leaves skin with a light chalk-like coating.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm happy and relieved that I finally tried this. I'm not able to use chemical sunscreens, so I have tested damn near every chemical free one out there, and this one wins the award. No breakouts, great under makeup, affordable, (the Clarins one was $50 AND it broke me out!!)- it smells a little weird at first but no biggie.. Oh yeah, no stinging or burning when I perspire and NO SUNBURN!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have read all the previous comments/reviews and I feel obligated to let everyone know why this product is causing such drying/stinging effects. The product contains an ingredient called "Chlorphenesin" and it is bad news. This ingredient is banned in other countries. I recently used a Clinique product which contained Chlorphenesin and my skin peeled and stung for an entire week. I am surprised at Clinique and Neutrogena for even using this ingredient in a small quantity. I just wanted to let everyone know
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I can only use physical blocking sunscreens because my skin is sensitive to chemicals. The problem I have been having is that with my combination (dry/oily) skin, most of the physical screens either make my skin greasy or dry. This sunscreen falls into the latter category. Within an hour of applying, my face was so dry that it itched. I could not wait to get home and wash it off. I just returned it and bought Blue Lizard Sensitive. I am starting to feel like Goldilocks. One is too moisturizing, one is too drying. I need to find the one that is just right. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Yes, I'm another one of those people reviewing this for spf 50 not 30. Oh well. I adore this moisturizer!! I ran into someone the other day who used to work for a dermatologist and she said that the best sunscreens are titianium dioxide and zinc oxide. So, I went out looking for a sunscreen with those ingredients in sufficient amounts. Even though this is a moisturizer, I will use it at the pool or lake as my sunscreen. I haven't had any problems with this whatsoever. It is the sensitive skin formula and I find it very mild but it goes on pretty white which is typical of zinc oxide. It moisturizes very well for me too and I really don't need that much to begin with. I love this stuff.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product is great, and moisturizes my face quite well. However, it comes in a small package and is quite expensive for a moisturizer. But it does the trick if you want to keep your skin healthy. I would suggest this to anyone(:
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hmm.. I don't understand why people are adding their review on the SPF 50 version.. this is for SPF30! and for all you sensitive skin people.. if you're skin is really that sensitive then you shouldn't use an SPF higher than 30 anyway. It's been proven that SPF 30 blocks 95% UVB/UVA..
Anyway, moving on to this review. I had had really bad acne that finally cleared up and this really helped me out. I'm not saying its a miracle worker, but since I've been using a lot of BP and glycolic acid based acne gel, this moisturizer has helped my skin heal (I have a lot of post acne red marks). I was told from my derm to apply a sunscreen or moisurizer with spf 30 when going outside. Of all the moisturizers out there I chose this one and it has been working quite well for me. I've been using it for about a 3 months and no bad reactions or breakouts. :) I am happy with this purchase and it has helped me heal and kept my skin from burning.
I hope this doesnt get discontinued..
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is really.......I just... I love the packaging, but this stings my sensitive skin like crazy! Plus its VERY shiny and leaves a white cast.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
*This review is for the SPF 50 version
I usually use the Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 30 moisturizer, but found that it was getting a bit too greasy for me, so i thought I would try another product in the this line. I have officially been using this product for six days. I washed my face this evening, and BAM!, two new zits on my forehead! I am clog/acne prone in my T-Zone, but have had some serious luck with keeping zits at bay - that is, until I started using this stuff! I am now stuck with a bottle of this stuff. Maybe I'll use it on my arms or something...
PROS: SPF 50, affordable, I love the flip top cap for easy dispensing. CONS: caused me to get break out on my forehead, not moisturizing at all (seems more like sunblock vs. moisturizer with SPF), chalky white even when rubbed in and allowed to sink in, i think it started drying out my cheeks!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My face is literally white... this stuff does not sink in at all. If you put make up on top of it, there is just too much going on. And its greasy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the only sunscreen I've found that doesn't leave my skin feeling gross, greasy, and dirty!
My skin isn't sensitive, but my nose is sensitive to smell - most fragrances give me a headache. There's no smell to this product which makes it perfect for using on my face, neck, and chest.
The natural sunscreen does give a blueish tint to my face, it does add some shine, and I'm not sure how moisturizing it actually is. To combat all that I mix it with my normal moisturizer and some mineral foundation to make a tinted moisturizer. I lightly dust some more mineral foundation powder on top and the shine is gone! This also helps to even out my skin tone without making me look like I'm wearing makeup.
I have yet to test the staying power of this sunscreen through the awful, horrid, humid, incredibly hot, and generally gross Texas summer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am reviewing the Spf 50 version of this product and I am very, very disappointed. I had been wearing this for several days now and thinking that it was an amazing product. However, today I was out in the sun for a total of 3 minutes and I got burned! Burned so that my cheeks hurt to smile! I am very very disappointed! I thought a pure physical sunscreen was supposed to be the best thing possible... but I don't think the product even works. I've had better luck with an Spf 15 that isn't proven photostable! Very unhappy with this product... and quite frankly I'm confused as to what to use next. I thought this was the be all and end all of sunscreen, but tell that to my face who is grumpy as all!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is not going to work for me. :-( 1. not moisturizing enough, 2. stung my skin which is unusal for this type of sunscreen. I was planting seeds and sweating. My face started itching and stinging and remained so for several hours after coming inside. Very odd, WIsh I could give it more than 3, but it might work well for someone else.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've only used this once, but when I washed it off I had a face full of new zits. Now I can't be 100% sure its because of this, but it seems like an awfully big coincidence! It did work well, I will give it that. I went to a renaissance fair yesterday & I was out in the sun for about 2 hours, and I did not get burnt at all, but like I said I had a facesplosion waiting for me when I washed it off. Also, it dried my skin out severely. I don't even have sensitive skin but my face was so dried out that it almost hurt. I also used this on the tops of my hands & it dried my hands out terribly too, almost to the point of cracking. I've been searching high & low for a good sunscreen for years now & I really wanted this to be it. I guess I'm gonna have to invest in a big floppy hat instead :/