|Would buy this product again.||85%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased this sunscreen after reading the reviews on MUA. I have extremely sun sensitive pale skin & needed a product to cope with the 40+ days of an Australian summer. I can't make any comment on frequent use, as I do tend to stay out of the sun & use it sporadically. I have oily combo skin & it leaves me with an incredibly matte finish. I use it as a sun screen & makeup primer when going to music festivals. My skin stays matte & my makeup perfect all day. Today I also discovered after going to a funeral that my makeup still hadn't budged after crying a lot. Highly recommended!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I lost count of how many bottles of this sunscreen I purchased. I love it! Whenever I stray from it and try other products I regret it and come right back to my lil gem. It controls oily skin like no other and makes a great base-primer for foundation. The only grip is it dries my skin out a little, so make sure to apply a moisturiser first.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this sunscreen (and I've tried many), bought it for summer use but I'm now using it all year round since it gives a smooth, matte finish on natural days and works as an excellent primer on makeup days. There will be no white cast unless you splash it on very generously... but I've found that this protects me very well even when I use as much as I would with any cream. I've never had any problems with dryness since I first put on a moisturizer... I really like how it "locks in" any serum or daycream. The scent is light and pleasant. I'm on my fourth bottle and will keep buying it. HG.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
LOVE LOVE this product!!!! Tried quite a few sunscreens that just makes my skin even more oily and made me break out. This doubles as a fantastic make-up primer for me because it creates a flawless canvas for my make-up. I only need to blot once or twice during the day. Definitely 5 stars!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product for a lot cheaper at a local Marshalls. I've seen them more than once, so check Marshalls near you! You might get lucky and snatch some! :)
I always apply a moisturizer under this.
I have an oily t-zone but somehow this controls my oils pretty well. It is also very water resistant. And very effective!
I stayed out in the pool for about 4-5 hours with this sunblock on my face. Didn't get burned at all! (got burned everywhere else.... damn you Aveeno!)
I have acne-prone skin as well and it didn't break me out.
highly recommended :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product is very drying and somewhat uncomfortable to wear after a few hours. I have combination skin and find I must use a moisturizer before applying this or my face will feel like cement. Also, you have to take the time to really cleanse your skin at the end of the day or you will end up with milia. I use an oil-based cleanser to remove it. There are better products out there including elta MD UV Physicial - SPF 41, which is by far superior to this and much more comfortable to wear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This stuff is the bomb. I've been using it every day for 3-4 years now. I'm fair with combination skin, and this sunscreen leaves a nice smooth matte-ish finish. It's a little greasy right after you put it on, but then dries/absorbs in a couple of minutes. I put it on after moisturizer. My only worry is that it might contain very small (nano) particles like other high-end sunscreens, which are thought by many to be unsafe.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
If you have very oily skin and the thought of sunscreen for the face scares you, try this. It really is mattifying and doesn't leave a horrid white cast. I used to completely avoid all sunscreens for the face in fear my oil slick skin would become even oilier, but it actually helps control it. I'm very fond of this sunscreen, I believe it may be HG status for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I started with a few small samples of this then decided to buy the full sized product. Was not cheap but I think it was money well spent because I like this product a lot. I have been using it for the past few weeks and it has been great at keeping my face matte. My face is usually an oil slick by evening, it was gross and I don't think it was helping my skin at all. But with this I find that my skin isn't as oily at the end of the day and I don't really find it necessary to blot my face anymore. I also don't find that I need to use a moisturiser before I apply this because even though it does tend to accentuate flakes, I don't find it drying.. if that makes any sense. Where it gets flaky is usually the areas where I've been picking (bad habit, I know) and spots that are scabbing over etc. It goes on smooth and gives just enough moisture for me. A lot of people have mentioned that it leaves them with a bit of a white cast. I don't have that issue at all. When first applying it, my skin may appear slightly lighter but after a while, it just sinks in, giving my skin a healthy tone. I have used the Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 55 Lotion before and I found it to be more drying than this and it definitely left a white cast, whereas I don't have those issues with this one. I use Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil to remove it at the end of the day. Hopefully this has ended my search for a sunscreen + moisturiser!
UPDATE: This was ok for a while, I thought I had found my perfect sunscreen but every time I used it, it would first be great for a couple of days but with prolonged use, it was obvious that it was clogging my pores. I thought I was being thorough in removing it at night. I've given it a couple of tries on different occassions and I just ended up with clogged pores every time. Have since given up using it and the cons outweighed the pros.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like that this sunscreen is good for oily skin because it prevents shiny breakthrough and also acts as a primer for my foundation. I just made sure to remove it with an oil based remover because it is water resistant.
It is a bit thick and very drying, so I need to use a moisturizer underneath. I find that it has a strong white cast, my boss actually wanted to send me home because she thought I was ill due to me looking so pale with this on. So I tend to not put on the recommended amount, which lessens the amount of sun protection I'm getting.
Due to this being so mask-like and drying, I will continue to search for a better sunscreen. I preferred the lotion, because the white cast was slightly less.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I thought I had reviewed this, but I guess I didn't... this is such an HG for me that I don't know why I ever stray.... I have been using Elta MD for the past couple of months and I really like it too, but today, I pulled my Shiseido back out and used it and it really runs circles around all over sunscreens for the face..I just love this stuff.... NEVER makes my combo/oily tzone skin shiny... lasts all day and even works as a primer.... Elta MD is now second choice... nothing beats Shiseido sunscreen for me... nothing. I don't wear it on my body as it's too expensive for that... but a tube will easily last me nearly a year using it on my face and neck only. So, it's worth the 30 or so bucks it costs, and then some. For performance like this, I would pay twice that without hesitation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my first tube of this sunscreen but it definitely is a keeper. I also used the lotion version and absolutely love that one as well. It's very easy to put on my face and leaves a nice matte-smooth finish. Doesn't feel oily or greasy which I had when sunscreens do so. I don't feel it leaves any kind of white cast on which is a plus. Definitely something I will be using all year long.. maybe alternate with the lotion version in the summer. (=
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really do not understand why this product receives so many good reviews - it was actually the reason I bought it without trying in the store. In Europe, the SPF is 30 instead of 36. This product made my face so white, i looked like a Geisha Girl !! It was really scary so going outside with this stuff on your face would made some chidren scream of horror !! Even washing it off with soap and water was a nightmare _ I could hardly take it off my face. Never again will i purchase a Shisedio suncare product. I might use it only for a masquerade.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I saw this at TJ Maxx when it was on sale so I decided to give it a try. I was very adamant because sunscreens always break me out. But surprisingly, this doesn't! This is the only sunscreen I can wear that doesn't break me out because it doesn't turn me into an oil slick. Would definitely repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Best sunscreen products for the face and body.
I have light skin with a tendency to spot -- this is the only product that protects my skin... when I have forgotten to apply, I mess up my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been searching a long time for a good sunscreen for my face that would not break me out or make me look greasy all day. It seems like drug store brands like neutrogena that are bearable in that area fall short in the actual sun protection department unless you want to have to reapply that mess every hour which I do not. I saw great reviews for Extra Smooth on Sephora but kept trying less expensive products because I thought $30 was a little out of control for 2 ounces of sunscreen. Luckily I came across a stash of these at my local TJ Max for $15. I bought one to try and this stuff is awesome. I'll be buying out their entire small supply later today at that price. When you first apply it feels similar to a normal sunscreen but lighter and less greasy and it absorbs or dries down quickly with no white residue. I apply it generously and this leaves a nice matte but not dry looking finish, almost dewy as another poster said. Best of all after 6 hours I dont have to blot or use powder to touch up shine at all. I have combo skin with an oily t-zone and have purchased dozens of products over the years to prevent or ward off shine. I never thought that a sunscreen of all things would get the job done. Unless my skin suddenly reacts badly to this product I will GLADLY hand out $30 for this sunscreen when my discount stash runs out.
*Update* While this product in itself will not break me out you need to use a light oil (I use kukui or camelia) to remove this before washing. Once it's on it's really on there for the day and dirt and grime can really accumulate if you don't remove this completely. The extra step is actually better for your skin too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
HG status!! I love this product. It does not break me out and actually makes my skin look dewy not oily under make-up. I use this in the winter months almost everyday, alternating with Olay Complet Sensitive spf 15 on the days I am not outside too much. I use the lotion in the warmer months. The highter spf's caused minor irritation for me and my derm said that b/c I am a ddd, I don't need the higher protection. Only downfall is that I have to let it sink in b/c it makes my skin slightly purple.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have never been a fan of Shiseido sunscreen as the ones I used in the past caused dryness, however, I have been having issues again with my current favorite sunscreen, Sofina, and wanted to find something else to try. Sofina does not have an expiration date and I wonder if my bottles go bad, as I note that they start to smell bad. I read the reviews on MUA and took another chance on Shiseido and chose the Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF 36 since this was not one I used before and so far am really liking this ....... this does not cause my face dryness, smells pleasant, keeps me protected and does not clash with my moisturizer (no rolled up balls, YEAH.) I am glad that I took another chance on Shiseido and thanks to MUA for the great reviews on this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really hope this will put a stop to my quest for the perfect sunscreen. This offers great protection (SPF 36, Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate), feels great on my face (not heavy and feels fresh), and long-lasting (this did not wear off after a 1-hr intense boxing class).
About people breaking out from this product, beware of how you are removing this. Afterall, it is a "very water-resistant" (as said on the tube) sunscreen. It has to be removed with a powerful makeup remover (think of this like waterproof mascara). That's why this sun protection line from Shiseido also has a cleansing oil. I always use cleansing oil to remove sunscreen and makeup first, then follow with regular cleanser.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
If only we had half lippie scoring, I'd make this four and a half. Am very pleased with this product, way better on a lot of fronts compared to La
Roche Posay Anthelios. No greasiness, none of the usual sunscreen smell(there's a slight, pleasant smell on application that fades quickly, but it's not the usual sunscreen smell), no white cast, and no balling. Also, no stinging or exacerbating my mild rosacea. I was concerned about it being a "cream", but doesn't feel heavy and it spreads really well. Leaves a soft, moisturizing feeling, not too moist or heavy, that I think might be nice in terms of primers for people who wear more makeup regularly than I do. Also, by the amount I use(and I'm not stingy applying sunscreen), I can tell this stuff will last me way longer than La Roche Posay.
The only reason I'm taking a lippie off is the price(I made a point of getting a bargain on ebay, but even with that, I wish it could be a bit cheaper) and also I'm not sure how it fares with people with more oily/acne prone skin--even really great sunscreens like this one can sometimes be tricky for the more oily/acne prone skin.
If it wasn't for the price, I'd probably have it at a five. Way prefer this over La Roche Posay, the quantity seems more generous and the texture doesn't require blotting papers afterwards. So, to any people trying to decide between this or La Roche Posay for the first time, I'd say first try out Shiseido. Not only do I like the texture better, I've found it's way easier to find online bargains for Shiseido than La Roche Posay. Not to mention, if Shiseido doesn't work for you, I suspect this would be happily snatched up fairly quickly on the MUA swap by someone. I think I'll pretty much stick to Shiseido from now on in terms of sun protection. Also, really like that the SPF is a decent level; I know that SPF isn't the only thing to consider, but it's nice when it's a decent level for both a super active day outdoors or a more regular day.