|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I purchased this about a month ago and I am not disappointed! This helps my foundation stay on longer and it goes on smoother, plus it has a perk of spf! I do not regret purchasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I tried this out a few times after receiving a sample tube and liked it enough to buy the full size.
- it gave my rough, dehydrated, patchy skin(basically shitty skin full of scars and huge pores)a very polished and dewy look to it without slathering tons of foundation on
- SPF25 and chemical+oil free.
- started to have a slight sting after 1-2 weeks of usage when i put it on
- proceeded to a very tight/pulling feeling later in the day
- somehow seems to suck up all my skin's moisture and natural oil and gave me a very ashy,tired look even though i have combo oily skin
- look and felt like i have a plastic film on my face
Overall its not a bad product, but it just wasn't suitable for my skin. I stop using it when I start getting weird bumps along my jaw area which is an indication that one of my skin product is aggravating my already sensitive skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Chemical free and no breakouts!
Once I got serious about protecting my facial skin daily with spf, the search was on for a sunscreen that wouldn't be greasy or sting(meaning using no chemicals, only using titanium dioxide or zinc oxide), or make me breakout.
Apparently in the skincare world that is a near impossible order to fill.
I found this product and have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that it meets all of my needs(no grease, no stinging because of the gentle mineral sunscreen agents, and most importantly no breakouts!)
The added bonuses are that it serves as my moisturizer and the tint evens my skin just perfectly.
Sooo the result is that I have the perfect tinted moisturizer on my hands!! Wow!!
With the bb cream craze out right now everyone should know that this is essentially a bb cream/ tinted moisturizer that Clinique was light years ahead of other companies in putting out!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Even though this leaves my skin feeling tight and is a bit too light for my skin tone, I continue to go back to this product. I use it alone as a tinted moisturizer w/antioxidants and non-chemical SPF. It glides on smooth, makes pore look almost invisible, doesn't have that thick white cast that comes with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and it doesn't break me out or irritate.
My complaint is that I wish Clinique would make this in a non-matte version for those of us with drier skin. When this dries, it leaves my eyes feeling REALLY tight. I've tried adding a couple drops of jojoba oil to it, but it only helps a little.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Green
The Clinique sales person recommended this product when I told her I wanted to add a sunscreen to my skincare routine without switching moisturizers. This layers over my Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion seemlessly leaving a dewy finish that isn't oily or sticky. The light tint provides a slight glow on days when I don't want to bother with foundation. However, this is light enough to layer under foundation when I want more coverage. I only wish you got more product for your money. However, I've wasted loads of money on cheaper products that didn't perform. So I guess you get what you pay for.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My skin's become really sensitive the past couple years, probably from years of being a skincare junkie and using too many aggressive products. I've been looking high and low for a great tinted moisturizer with non-chemical spf. I tried Jane Iredale, Aveda's and Tarte's with mediocre results and moved onto this.
The pros: Contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, is antioxidant-rich, and has a built-in primer / leaves skin looking poreless.
The cons: It's terribly drying for normal and dry skin. After 15 minutes on, my face is unbearably tight and chalky -- in the hot, humid summer nonetheless. My eyes become really watery and tight too. I tried adding a couple drops of jojoba oil to it but it didn't help.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
At first I had problems applying this sunblock. Once I applied it to wet skin, right after shower, it worked as magic. It doesn't like to be layered with other products. When I feel oily I put some powder on top. It stays all day. If my skin is dry-ish I use something else.
I found good alternative, it is more expensive but works great too - Up the Anti SPF 30.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I like that this is an all physical sunscreen (since that's all I can wear).
I like that it has antioxidants and no fragrance. I like that I didn't get tanned all summer using it. I'm just finishing the tube which lasted all summer.....
........but I don't like it.
It's too heavy, thick, and makes my pores look larger. And yes....this is the Sheer City Block. It also leaves this strange cast to my face like a pearlessence. It doesn't look healthy.To be fair, I have been using physical sunscreen for years, and most are like this, it just sits on top of your skin. This one just felt heavier. I'll go back to my trusted Trader Joe's Enrich SPF15. I thought I would try something different, but Traders Joe's at $4.50 may be basic, but its light, effective, and doesn't make you look ill.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Too greasy for me :( And it was hard to apply as well...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Most sun screens for the face break me out, but this never has. It has antioxidants in it to help deflect free-radical damage ( the opaque packaging keeps them from degrading too), and it works as both my morning moisturizer and spf.
It absorbs well and doesn't give me a rash or make my sensitive skin act up. It's pricey for being only 1.4 oz of product, but it works so well it's worth it to me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this product. It evens out my skin tone and noticeably covers my pores better than any other primer, foundation, and bb cream. And it is a best primer for other makeup added on. It has a spf 25 enough for everyday wear, sometimes my skin is pretty dry and I solely apply this one for a whole day and my face never gets flaky. Also, my skin is very sensitive, but this one never cause any redness or pimples. I'll definitely go for this one for everyday wear as a sunscreen and primer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this product for fifteen years, if you can believe that. During that time, I've tried many other sunscreens, but always come back to this. All-physical, doesn't irritate my eyes (like Skinceuticals did...) and is ok under mu. I can only think of two drawbacks: one, it needs a flip top lid or pump dispenser. How many times have I chased the little silver cap around the bathroom over the years? More than I can count. Two, I would like to be able to use it on my chest but learned the hard way that it permanently discolors clothes.
Small concerns compared to the problems other sunscreens have given me, though. I am 43 and get complimented frequently on my skin. I will most likely buy this for the rest of my life.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i find myself dissatisfied with most clinique products in general. especially their makeup & their skincare, which is ironic bc they claim to be great at skincare. this product was no different, in fact- this product sucked. it made my skin glittery, twilight-vampire style. im glad i got it as a sample & not a real purchased product. there are better sunscreens out there which are cheaper that dont make me shimmery. on my face. fail.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
As I'm about to crack open my third tube of this I figured I'd put up a review. It's got HG status for me. I love it for these reasons:
- high spf
- uses titanium dioxide so it doesn't irritate my eyes like chemical sunscreens do (especially if I'm sweating and it runs into my eyes)
- tube packaging is great; I can get every last bit by cutting it open
- tube packaging is convenient size and weight for travel
- slight tint helps even out my skin tone (I am fair and this doesn't make me look muddy or orange. On some days, it basically acts as a tinted moisturizer.)
- sinks in well, doesn't show up in my pores
- doesn't break me out
- non greasy, so no shiny face like other sunscreens, just a slight dewy finish, not a super-matte mask
- price is reasonable, in fact on the cheaper side, for a high-end sunscreen
- does not roll off nor cause my foundation to roll off, so works well under make up
- some moisturizing ability
For me, this stuff is all upside with no downside. I will be using this for the foreseeable future.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Purchased this for use as a makeup primer. I did not have any of the application problems other reviewers have described- no pilling, and I did not find the product to feel heavy or apply unevenly. Unfortunately, this product broke my face out considerably. I attempted applying it over moisturizer as recommended by the Clinique SA, but it still caused cystic acne. I have sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin. Disappointing, since a friend of mine uses this stuff religiously and makes her makeup look like perfection! Maybe the fact that she has extremely dry skin (total opposite of mine) makes the product better-suited for her skin-type, not sure. So although it does not work for me, it definitely works for others. I believe it's her HG primer/sunscreen! I passed off the remainder of my tube to her. As far as packaging, I liked it- travel-friendly and easy-to-use squeeze tube.
Be sure to shake well before using!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
AWESOME!! AWESOME!!! being an combination skin with acne prone skin. im realy picky and cautious on what i use on my face.. well its an awesome primer and now summer is getting near here at canada , im gonna use this awesome product as my sun protection and also a great makeup primer :P, this never broke me out and I use this everyday in school all I can say that its awesome product!
doesn't break me out
good for everyday use
it makes me flawless
kinda oily (but can be set by powder)]
OVERALL ITS AN AWESOME PRODUCT! ILOVE IT!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
A bit about me:
I'm half Asian, half Caucasian, with neutral NC25/NW25 skin. Very oily in the T-zone and cheeks, a little dryness around the mouth and eyes. Very acne prone with lots of red marks from old scars.
What I think of City Block:
I have a love-hate relationship with this product. I love that it's a physical sunscreen, and the dewy finish (since my skin goes all oily no matter what I do, it's nice to have a primer step that naturally works with my skin). However, I find it really irritating to apply. It tends to ball up and depending on the day, blends quite poorly. I find I have to work very quickly and apply it in circles to really work it in. Because of this, I keeping trying to find a replacement sunblock/primer, but I really can't find one that performs the exact same function. And really, for the price, I can't complain too much. Overall, I think I will continue to use this product. It doesn't break me out and it provides the daily sunblock I need.
I use it as a base over my skin care products and under my foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I go through a tube of this every 2 or 3 months and my only regret is that I didn't start using it sooner. I'm thirty years old and a couple of years ago started to notice that my skin was showing some early signs of sun damage - fine lines and pigmentation on my forehead. I'm fair but have lived in a hot country for the last ten years and should have listened to advice about wearing sunscreen earlier! Anyway, wanting to prevent any further damage as much as possible I decided to invest in this product and I haven't looked back. It protects my skin very well, i never burn even in the summer when I'm outdoors (although I do try to reapply when I remember) and the subtle tint is perfect for taking away that white cast I hate so much with other sunscreens. I am acne prone but this product has never broken me out, and I love that it's fragrance free. I really feel that daily use, winter and summer over the last couple of years has prevented my skin from much further damage from the sun's rays. The packaging is great too, I just wish the tube were bigger as in order to get the maximum sun protection you have to use a good sized amount and so the product does end up being quite expensive considering I have to purchase so often.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love, love, love this sunscreen! Good level of SPF, tint to counteract the white tinge sunscreen can give you, and minimizes excess oil - great all around daily protector! Some people use this as a moisturizer on its own, but I need something extra so I pair it with Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. Gives me an ideal level of moisture and a great base for makeup.
I have both sensitive skin and have a tendency to break out. This sunscreen doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and doesn't cause me to break out so I would never give it up! Convenient sized tube for at home and travel, and I would have to say that it's not a horrible price - pretty average for what is currently available. However, I would say that you get your money's worth.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I wear this year round in place of moisturizer as I have oily/combination skin. If you have dry skin you may need to use something else with it. Works really well under makeup (no need for a primer); love the fact that it contains physical SPF as I can't use chemical. The tint is very light and won't cover much, it is meant to counteract the white cast that physical sunscreens typically have.