Neutrogena • Age Shield Sunblock Spf45 • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||26%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
REALLY disappointed on this product...worst sunblock lotion everrrr...It rolls..it uneasy to apply. No, I definitely won't purchase this again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
What is everyone talking about? I have never experienced the "pills" or "greasy look" everyone is complaining about. It has never stung my skin and I NEVER PUT IT AROUND MY EYE AREA. The skin around the eyes is the most delicate area on your face.
When I apply this product, I only use about a dime-sized amount, and I pat it on with my middle and ring fingers only. After that, I apply my moisture in the same fashion, followed by my eye cream.( I don't wear foundation)
I've noticed that my skin looks so much better when I use the sunblock.( I'm so bad. I know you must wear it everyday religiously)
I will always continue to purchase this product, it's the best sunblock out there. Oh, and I don't mind the sunblock smell, it reminds me of the beach and summer days spent by the pool. Love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm reading the reviews, and I can't help thinking some reviewers have this product confused with the 'Dry Touch' version. I have both, and the dry touch one is definitely everything people here describe -- awful, pills under foundation, and stings. THIS formula however, while still smelling like sunblock, is perfect on my sensitive skin, and a brilliant base for my MSFN. I honestly don't think users are thinking of the right product. I knocked off a lippy because of the strong sunblock scent which I detest, but that's perfectly normal for this kind of product. The Age Shield formula is fab and I'll continue to repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Greasy, rolls into little balls, makes my face/neck break out, stings, burns terribly if it gets anywhere near the eyes. This is for the regular, NOT the "Dry Touch" Neutrogena Sunblock. I CAN wear the "Dry Touch" with NO problem.
Product is O.K. if used on arms, etc. Overall, I can't recommend this product and I usually just love Neutrogena.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I agree with pretty much everything that's been said here. Greasy, rolls into little nubs that shed (that's the worst part), just plain ugh. If your skin even TOUCHES anything else, this stuff rolls up and falls off (or worse, rolls up and sticks to your skin). Gross, gross, gross. Never again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS STUFF, I DONT UNDERSTAND THE BAD REVIEWS. IT SMELLS LIKE SUNBLOCK YES...MMM BECAUSE IT IS SUNBLOCK. IT MAKES MY SKIN GLOWY. I HAVE REALLY GOOD SKIN, SO I DONT HAVE ANY REACTIONS SUCH AS BURNING OR PEELING OR WHAT NOT. OVERALL I LOVE THIS STUFF AND WILL DEF. REBUY
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This stuff is HORRIBLE. First of all, it pills, rolls, whatever you wanna call it, like crazy. Feels nasty and the balls of gunk get on everything - gross. Worst of all I had a very bad reaction to this crap. I got a rash of contact dermatitis and am still suffering from the effects. Hate this stuff - WORST Sunscreen EVER!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Stupid me, I bought this before checking MUA reviews. Impressed w/the Neutrogena name & the whole Helioplex thing, I bought this & was disappointed from day one. Most horrible sunscreen I've ever used - greasy & leaves little white "pills" all over your skin, it's disgusting & embarassing! I don't understand how Neutrogena could put their name on such a inferior product? It also stung a bit, especially on my cheeks and under my eyes - not something you'd expect from a "dermatoligist recommended" line! I switched to Aveeno Continuous Protection SPF 30 for Face & couldn't be happier. If I could give this a big fat zero rating, I would. Save your $$ & try something, ANYTHING, else!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product for a while now and was surprised at all the negative reviews here. I really like this sunscreen and have not experienced any of the problems that others have. Unlike Dry Touch and Banana Boat, both of which balled up horribly under makeup. - the Age Shield is light, fluffy, and sinks right in. I also find that my chin is less clogged than it is when I used Dry Touch over the past several years. I think people must be using way too much of this, because I don't find it greasy and it does not sting for me. Due to its consistency, I only need about half a teaspoon for my face. I wait for my Vitamin C serum to sink in then apply (no moisturizer needed). I then try to wait about 5 minutes before applying makeup. I also shake it to get the product out so thats probably how I avoided ever seeing the runniness or the yellowy watery gunk. Finally, I never noticed a lingering smell to it. I would definitely repurchase, but will probably try the spf 55 next time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
THE worst sunscreen I have ever tried. First of all I hate the strong fragrance/sunscreen smell. It lingers and never goes away. It doesn't apply smoothly and clumps up in little balls all over your face! Eww. As if that wasn't bad enough, its extremely greasy and tacky. Never again. If I could give it a 0, I would. Save your money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The first time I used this, it was fine - gave a nice coverage that wasn't too oily for me. The second time my face began to sting after applying it, below my nose. I figured it might have reacted with my foundation, so I gave it another try - third time, fine. Fourth time, immediate burning all over my face. It never balled up on me, but the stinging alone is enough for me to never use this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Horrible!!!! Stung my eyes, made my skin greasy and my face started tingling, which come to find out, if you have hyperpigmentation, it will aggravate it, instead of help it, because of the ingredients, that aggravated my skin!
It's a gloppy, oily mess, and it rolls and peels up on your skin. I thought it was my skin, which isn't sensitive, but I let two of my friends try it, same results with him. I couldn't tell you about the long term benefits, I only used it twice. I'll let someone else be the guinea pig.
I called them, and they offered to replace it for me. I don't want it replaced, I want them to better the product.
I wouldn't recommend it, or ever purchase it again. I wouldn't even use it again, even if they gave me a lifetime of it for free.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The only good thing I can write about this sunscreen is that it is only very lightly scented. It's feels so oily that I can't tolerate it on my face or neck. I can't tell that it provides better or worse sun protection than any other sunscreen that I'm currently using, and that oily feeling has made it my least favorite. Therefore, when the package is finally completely used, I won't buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I actually have this in SPF 55. Retails for $10 USD at drugstores but you can definitely save some money stocking up on it during the summer months with all the sales. I'm rather impressed with this. It feels less heavy than the Ultra Sheer and it absorbed well and moisturized my face just enough (I have combo/oily). I didn't put on any moisturizer, just this and applied my foundation. Both are holding up well. I do think it made my eyes sting ever so slightly for about 10 minutes. I have chronic dry eye and use many eye drops so my eye sensitivity is a bit extreme. I'll probably continue to use this on my face and steer clear of my eyes. I'll have to use something different around them. The SPF 55 version is photo-stable like the SPF 45. It dries to a soft touch, not exactly ultra-lightweight but it does feel lightweight unlike a typical sunscreen. The slight sunscreen odor fades quickly.
Avobenzone 3.0%; Homosalate 12.0%; Octisalate 5.0%; Octocrylene 2.35%; Oxybenzone 6.0%
UPDATE 7-15-08: Now that I am living in an ultra-high humidity area, I am no longer in love with this stuff. It makes my face look oily no matter what powders or mattifiers I put on. It also makes my makeup melt right off. I've been using this for a month now and I feel like my blackheads have increased a bit and I now have zits on my upper chest (I apply this to my face, neck and upper chest). Oh well. The hunt continues.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my daily sunscreen. I use a large amount and it doesn't make me break out, it has a fairly high PPD, it's photostable and that's good enough for me. Like others, I've experienced some burning but it is minimal. I don't find the product oily as others have. I suggest this sunscreen for finding the PPDs of a lot of U.S. sunscreens:
The PPD for Age Shield is apparently 14.3. Slightly less than LRP's Anthelios SPF 15 Daily Moisturizing Cream, but it doesn't contain horribly pore-clogging ingredients as that one does :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I'm probably the only one in this forum who actually likes this product. I've been using it for a few weeks now, but none of those weird things happened to me. I used to use the Neutrogena Ultra-sheer SPF 70 on my face, but switched to this product when I felt it was too heavy for my face. This product blends in with my face and its so smooth. I haven't experienced the "balling" and the "yellow oil and cottage cheese." Maybe it's because i only use a small bit. I love this product and I don't have a problem with it. I will buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been using this sunscreen for over a year and just started experiencing problems with it. Like other reviewers said, I get though about half the tube and then it seems to separate into the sunscreen and this icky yellow oil. Other than this, I haven't had any problems with the way it applies, I always wait a few minutes to let it soak in before putting on any makeup. I hate to keep buying this because of the oil problem, but I like the antioxidants in this, so I will continue to buy until I find something I like better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
ugh! i had the same problem as everyone else who reviewed this product, it balled up and flaked off really weirdly!! I had a very embrassing experience right before going to beach with my boyfriend. I put this stuff all over my body and then it just started peeling off like glue!! It was so bad I had to jump in the shower and try to scrub it off (even worse it was difficult to get off my skin, even with an exfloliating wash cloth!!) I came on here to see if I was the only one who experience this peeling/balling business, and apparently I was not!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hands down the worst sunscreen I've ever tried in my life. Like the other reviewers, I experienced the "rolling up" effect. And despite it's claims of being non-oily, it is super greasy. Also, the packaging sucks...the opening is too small, making it difficult to squeeze the product out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The Age Shield product name got me as I like to wear a high SPF on my face and protect it.
This product was very hard to run into my face, it felt greasy and I always felt like you could see the sunscreen dripping off my face. It stung if I was out in the yard working or just laying by the pool when it got near my eyes.
i also bought Aveeno spf 55 for my face, That product was just far far better and the same price.