Biggest waste of money- EVER. Gave horrific breakouts. Instead of saying "unleash the magic on your skin"- their real theme should be "unleash the HORROR on your skin"!!! And btw, I swear by Paula Begoun's opinion of things and I wrote to their customer service and requested that they review this product. Within a day, someone from their company wrote me back and they had a review posted- check it out- Pauls give Wonderbar a terrible review! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - blue lizard suncream-face
oatmealandhoney 4/9/2010 4:45:00 PM
Dear Blue Lizard, How happy I am to have found you! You are thus far the ONLY sunscreen that does not make me break out, make my face feel like its burning and stinging, you go on well under makeup, you keep my skin protected with broad spectrum UVA/UVB, you are recommended the world over by skin care and cancer experts, and by cosmetics guru Paula Begoun, and you are affordable! Oh and you have antioxidants and no fragrance! How I love thee! Thank you for coming into my life and I hope many more combo-skinned acne-prone fair ladies find you and love you as I do. p.s. I have taken off a lippie because of the slight heaviness of the feel when you actually use a spoonful as is recommended, but it does absorb and the white cast does eventually go away. I still love you.
Bought this b/c of all the great reviews, and I really, really wanted this to work for me. The finish was lovely and natural-looking, but after only 2 uses, lots of little whiteheads appeared. Ew!! Returned it to Target, will not try this one again!
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30
oatmealandhoney 4/7/2010 4:54:00 PM
OW! I bought this because of all the good reviews as far as keeping oily skin matte, etc. but I've had it on for exactly 1 1/2 hrs and I haven;t been able to STOP thinking about my face- it keeps stinging and feeling irritated! I didn't think I used to be so sensitive to chemicals, although my skin is combo and acne-prone, but for the last 6 months or so I have only used fragrance-free things on my face, and I think by eliminating such things, I've become more sensitive to them over time (this is a good thing I think). So, while I was really hoping for a nice face sunscreen, I cannot tolerate the combo of chemicals and fragrance for sure, and this will be going straight back to the store. Back to my Blue Lizard face, which neither irritates my skin nor breaks me out, although it is slightly heavier feeling then I would like. UPDATE: So after about 3 hours it stopped hurting, and the finish was pretty nice, so I decided to give it one more go the next day- BAD idea! Once again, the intense feeling of irritation, and when I stepped outside into the sun and 85 degree heat with it- it burned worse! Felt like my skin was burning instead of being protected! Oh and for all you oily gals out there, I thought this has a more oily sheen as the day goes on, I was not impressed with the "dry toch"ness of it- whereas Blue Lizard has zinc oxide which is drying (but not too much so), and really does control the oil and sheen, even after a full day out in the sun! FYI!