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on 11/20/2015 6:34:00 AM
More reviews by Gulliblevulnerable
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I never used sunscreen before - I know, bad. But ever since I started using retin-A, I need some sunscreen because tretinoin and sun rays are not best friends. My mom bought this but doesn't actually use it daily unless she's on holiday, so this sunscreen became my mine. I like this stuff so far, no breakouts, no tanning and no other bad stuff - works fine just far. BUT, as a college student on budget, I would not repurchase this, since it's hella expensive and I don't know whether or not my mom would buy this again since she's not even actually using it.
on 7/24/2015 3:15:00 PM
More reviews by 4reviewsonly758
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is by far my favorite American sunscreen.First, let me say that I hate sunscreens: the feel of diaper cream of my face, the look of Crisco, the chemical fragrance, the irritation, the breakouts *ugh*I was looking into Obagi NuDerm for the treatment of melasma (the bane of my existance!) and kept coming across research that suggests that physical sunscreens are superior to chemical ones in the treatment of melasma because they deflect the heat of sunrays. Chemical sunscreen attract the UV rays and break them up in a chemical reaction. But that same reaction creates minute heating of the skin, which can exacerbate melasma.The problem with most physical sunscreens is that they are usually Zinc based and they usually feel and look like thinned diaper rash cream -- not pretty, not cosmetically elegant, heavy, greasy, suffocating.This sunscreen on the other hand, is a physical/chem combo. It was created to protect the delicate skin of those undergoing the very agressive NuDerm treatment and help in preventing more melasma.It is a white cream that feel light on the skin. Although I don't have significant whitening when I am about NC 30; I can see a white-purplish cast when I am darker, but it is still very wearable under makeup.It can be a little difficult to manage if you just rub it in. But if you apply it with big swiping motions and don't overwork it, it will not ball up.If you are familiar with the Obagi NuDerm program, you know that it is super aggressive and that it makes the skin super sensitive. While a lot of sunscreen can burn and sting, this sunscreen actually feels soothing on.The first time I bought this sunscreen I wasn't using the NuDerm program. But I was using retin-a and AHAs that left my skin sensitive.Other sunscreen (I am looking at you Vichy) would burn badly, but this product was a like a welcomed relief.The bad:• The price. OMG why is this so expensive?!? Ok. I know why, because this is a "physician product" so they need to account for the commission being paid to the dermatologists that carry the line :/• It is hard to find. You can find it on Amazon. But I do not recommend it because I have seen countless occurrences of counterfeit Obagi products being sold on Amazon (including the SS)And because Amazon makes it relatively easy for people to post fake positive reviews and carries merchandize from thousands of different vendors; it is super hard to make sure that you are getting a legitimate, fresh product.(I bought mine on LovelySkin.com)Bottom line: I have bought this nearly $50 sunscreen twice. Which means a lot coming from me. It is gentle, effective, not greasy and soothing.I am still looking for something similar (Zinc based) that's cheaper and water resistant. In the meantime, I think I will continue to keep this in my sunscreen rotation.
10 of 10 people found this helpful.
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on 4/17/2015 9:45:00 PM
More reviews by KARY110180
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
on 12/31/2014 7:29:00 PM
More reviews by thebobcat64
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I believe I'm on my fifth bottle of this and began using it a little over two years ago. It is my favorite facial sunscreen. I love the creamy texture because it sinks right into my skin and doesn't leave any white residue although it has a high amount of zinc oxide (10.5%). I also love the matte texture. I am acne prone and it has never caused me any irritation. I am looking for other sunscreen options because I'm reading Anticancer and No More Dirty Looks right now and they say some of the chemicals in this sunscreen and many others have been linked to cancer. I'm looking for a sunscreen without oxtinoxate. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
7 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 5/26/2014 7:29:00 AM
More reviews by Buttersmile
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is the only sunscreen tht i use and love. Its unlike other sunscreen tht grosses you out after applying it. It has a matte finish. Its very light for a sunscreen and plus has zinc that helps you out with any breakout. This is the best so far and i jus cant live without it
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/29/2014 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by littlefroggy
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Right I'm editing this review.. I gave it 1 lippie but having scoured the earth for a decent mineral sunblock without success, perhaps I've been a little harsh on this one.It does have a slight white cast but this does seem to disappear. Sun protection is really excellent and it's non irritating (perfect for after peel), but it does break me out a bit (and I never break out). If you have oily/combination skin and want something really matt this is going to be perfect. I don't like the matt finish personally - I'd prefer something dewy.My main issue with this is that make up does not seem to go on well over it. Well mineral make up does not! It looks like it's been applied with a trowel. I feel so bad about how I look after putting make up on I wish I never botheredIt's EYE WATERINGLY-EXPENSIVE! I think Obagi's products are all over-priced - particularly the very ordinary ones like cleanser and toner - and am resentful about handing so much money over to this company. It has lasted less than 2 months!No I will not be repurchasing..
10 of 13 people found this helpful.
on 4/21/2014 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by Pureblue998
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
For acne prone, combo skin this works very well in protecting and mattifying..I used it under makeup and looked just perfect..It might be a bit drying in winter but using it on top of vitamin c serum makes it better..So far my skin loves this!
on 2/19/2014 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by zamaa
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is a review for the Obagi matte SPF 50. It is truly a matte sunscreen. I have oily skin and lots of freckles. I have used tons of sunscreen but most of them have been too greasy. I love this sunscreen because it is not greasy and feels like you don't have anything on but at the same time has a high SPF. I can't comment much on the price because I'm not sure what this normally sells for but I bought it on a whim on ebay for $20 which is more than drugstore sunscreens but less than high end ones and is a pretty big bottle. I love it and will continue to purchase even if I had to pay more because it's a big bottle that will probably last me a long time.
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on 2/11/2014 4:59:00 PM
More reviews by setoyuilien
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I have very sensitive skin that burns easily, and occasional patches of dry skin. I have a tan skintone with a clear complexion. I wanted a sunscreen that did not leave an oil sheen on my face.I have many good things to say about this sunscreen. Firstly appearence wise, it does not leave an oil sheen or a white cast on my face. My sensitive skin does not react, nor does my skin dry out from using it. You get a good amount of product for the price you pay (which is high, but not the worst). No cons. Yay! I will buy this again...unless I get curious about other brands.
on 12/8/2013 7:17:00 PM
More reviews by Eiffle
I really love this and I am so glad that I bought it. I find this is in a lotion form and not watery like Chanel UV SPF 50, which I love very much. The Chanel bottle would only last me a week or two and not cost effective.This one is costly also, but less then Chanel. I am very pale, so if there is a white cast, I don't see it unless I apply a teaspoon all over my face and neck, but this white cast does not change my skin colour. Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 has Oxinoxate 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 10.5% as main ingredients. It is the end of fall season and so far, it is easy application that glides on well, no feeling of grease or a slip and I don't see any shine, but I would not go as far as saying that it is matt. It does feel like a very light lotion. I've applied this on top of my hands and again, it feels like a very light lotion and I don't think this can stain your leather straps of your handbag.The packaging is in a plastic tube with a nice tiny opening but I find that the sunscreen is runny enough that it can easily leak out, but I haven't seen it happen to me yet.I truly believe that all medical grade skin care should provide the best ingredients so that you don't doubt it's quality, but this is not always the case. Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield SPF 50 appears to provide one of the best quality of sun protection. The true test will be during the hot season, but so far, it does not get runny when sweating and does not go into your eyes. I don't wear foundation, so I can't comment if this can ball up, but I do wear Embryoliesse, then this and I've had no issues. I have applied this alone and I've had no burning issues also.I have not reapplied this over and over yet, because it isn't needed now, so I will have to come back and let you know if there is bad build-up in the summer. So far, it is easy to remove.I do have issues with my skin. I can get very bad acne, but somewhat under control. I don't feel any sun protection cannot clog your pores. All I can say is that this has not made my acne problem worse.I am very happy with this, along with Chanel, but Obagi give you a bit more for a little less. That is a plus!
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