Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85
sjg1 12/18/2011 12:01:00 PM
I normally use Clinique City Block SPF 25. After a series of big breakouts on my face (on my cheeks), a friend recommended this. I have mixed feelings - more like 3.5 stars. Pros: -absorbs fast -minimal white cast (espec compare to City Block) -no big breakouts - a few minor red bumps around jaw -broad spectrum -pretty good price Cons -not very dry touch - often gets oily, filmy on skin -whitish areas can appear after a few hours -eye are irritation -has fragrance - wish they had left this out! (Except for the eye irritation none of these are specific to Neutrogena - with Clinique I have similar issues). My inclination is to keep using this because it doesnt make break out on my cheeks and it is broad spectrum. It seems that no matter what, if I put sunblock on my face I get breakouts and this seems to so far cause minimal skin issues for the sun protection. But I will keep a look out for better products.
Beautiful color! A great mix of red and brown. I found this for $1.99 at Rite Aid and I love it. I found the brush nice to use - it is similar to the flat, roundish Rimmel brushes - personally I think it is quicker, easier to apply than the skinny, longer brush but to each his own. It dried fast and looks great but it doesn't last too long, chips easily.
I have long frizz-prone black hair with a lot of wave. This product changed my (hair) life! I put in a small amount in wet hair (not dripping, but wet enough so that this can bind to it as it dries). To give the wave more definition I'll twist with my fingers, and then let it air dry. It is great! Low maintenance, shiny, nice curly waves. If I pin it up at night it stays that way the next day or even 2. Sure, there are off days when it doesn't look so hot but that is to be expected - hair changes, and sometimes it just needs a break from product. I hope Aveda don't change/discontinue ever.
I used to love this moisturizer with the zinc oxide for UVA protection and its light texture. But when I bought a replacement bottle recently it felt different - waxy, heavy and oily on my face, which is prone to breakouts. I have noticed that it aggravates my skin and doesn't absorb as well as before. People seem to be talking about a new vs old formula so maybe Olay changed something - too bad. I'll still use it on my neck, chest and hands for sun protection but not on my face.
I think this is great sunblock - there are challenges -- patience when applying it & if your skin is dry a moisturizer underneath - which can lead to a bit more oil than is ideal. But to me the high physical/high UVA protection makes it worth it, and my combination skin rarely breaks out due to using this product (it actually looks better, maybe because of the antioxidants). UPDATE: after a lot of recent breakouts on face, trying Neutrogena Ultra Sheer 'Dry Touch' to get a break from this.