This is a product that I regret buying. I brought it because, it was at 'Marshals' for much cheaper than its usual price. I wanted to try this , so I could experience what 'Mexoryl' and, 'Tinsorb' were like aesthetically in a product. In the end I would not know anyway. Any texture I would notice was masked by the excessive 02TI(titanium dioxide.)
Let's start with the positives shall we? This is moisturizing and may be okay for someone with normal, slightly dry, or slightly oily skin types. It has one skin identical ingredient: 'macrogolyglycerides', which can help dry skin retain moisture, and rebuild its barrier. While the formula is not extraordinary it is not harmful either.
While this is not water proof, it is pretty water resistant. I tested this by holding my hand under water for 60 seconds.During this time some of the 02TI faded and migrated. However, for the most part it pretty much stayed put.
Finally this is a broad spectrum sunscreen and offers UVA and UVB protection yay !
Now on to the not so good: All skin types can have a hard time with this as it is a difficult formula to work with! The ones who will like it the least are those with more severe oily skin and those who are acne prone.
This is water resistant , but it is a chore to wash off. If you are not vigilant some product can remain when you go to sleep, or the next time you apply makeup and instigate problems (I have had this experience with 02TI too many times.)As this tends to rub off, pill, and flake it will be hard to wear under makeup or apply makeup. In addition no one can pull off this white cast. I am an NW13 and I barely pulled it off. Every review I read complained about this very thing. If you are darker skinned it can look ashy , and if you apply a foundation that is your skin tone it may accidentally lighten making you look like you are wearing the wrong foundation shade.
This is also expensive. I got it for $13.00 but this usually cost $34.95 for 1.7 FL OZ. That much money for all these problems is not worth it IMO.
My experience: I could not return this , but I tried to convince myself it really was not that bad, and i gave it a shot.I thought it was impossible, but this made me look even lighter than I normally am. I knew it might flake since I have that experience with 02TI , so I let it dry before applying makeup. That seemed to help, but it was time consuming, and I was still not happy with how my makeup looked. In the summer this was nearly unbearable. My skin gets oily in the summertime and this just seemed to sit on my face, and when you are sitting with that feeling, and it is humid out a ss (sunscreen) is the last thing you want on your face.
If you read this review , and still wish to try this, or you brought it and don't want to waste it my advice is if you wear makeup is to put this ss on in advance and let it dry for a few minutes before applying your makeup.I also avoided liquid makeup as it rubbed and made the flaking worse. If you apply it to your body mix it with a lotion. Yes that will dilute the sunscreen but if you apply equal amounts, and reapply often it will still help. At night use a washcloth to wash it off, with an optional, oil makeup remover,water soluble cleanser, and toner.