My skin type is combo(can be dehydrated depending on the season)/acne-prone/sensitive skin. I don't deal with severe acne, it's mild and occasional. I really wanted this sunscreen to work for my skin, but it didn't. I tried it on for one day only and I couldn't continue using it. First the positive, high UVB/UVA protection 50/++++, good ingredients, no alcohol and no fragrance. Note that this is not water/sweat resistant and the tube is "very" small 40g. You would need to order a few at a time since I don't think it would last for more than one month. This would be a very good everyday sunscreen.
The texture is smooth, very pale yellowish gel-lotion type that glides on the skin easily and absorbs well into the skin after a few minutes. It leaves a beautiful dewy glow, not the greasy type. It's not sticky/tacky at all, maybe slightly but very minimal IMO. It also helped "blur out" my skin so that it looked nicer? Kind of brighter/even tone a little bit. Not a lot, but slightly. There is no white cast on my skin, but it could for darker skin tone, because of this brightening effect, it may leave some white cast on your skin slightly. Overall, application/spreadability is very good even when I used the recommended amount of sunscreen it wasn't greasy. It just looked "wet" for a few minutes and sets into this dewy glow. I still would need to blot my face since I don't like that dewy look too much. But it's much better than other sunscreens I have tried that was very greasy/shiny. With this sunscreen, I would be okay to not blot my face right away and go outside like that (But I would still need to blot a bit a few hours later/middle of the day). Overall, very cosmetically elegant sunscreen. Take note that I only used this sunscreen on its own, so I had not problem with pilling. I don't wear makeup.
However, the problem is that it was drying out my skin. This is a combo sunscreen (chemical/physical), I believe it may be the zinc oxide since I know that mineral sunscreens tend to dry out my skin a lot in general, even though I have combo skin. It wasn't making my skin feel super dry/tight that I needed to wash it off right away, but just a little bit that it made me feel uncomfortable throughout the day. It was starting to irritate my skin by the end of the day with some redness/tightness since it was drying my skin out. I think during the very cold winter time here (tested this sunscreen during spring), it wouldn't work at all or I would need to heavily moisturize before.
It was also hard to wash it off with a "very" gentle cleanser, I would recommend you double cleanse or use a stronger cleanser to remove it. When I washed it off once, I could still feel a slight layer on my skin, but I thought it would be fine, so I applied my usual cream and it stung my face so bad which never happened before with my usual routine. I had to wash my face a second time to remove everything/remove all the sunscreen residue completely/perfectly. Then I applied my cream again and no more stinging! I believe my cream reacted with the sunscreen that was still left on my skin. I don't like washing my face twice at night since I have very sensitive skin so this is a no-go for me.
I can't say if this made me breakout since I only used it for one day. It didn't cause any sudden rash when I first applied it or during the day. It also didn't irritate/burn/sting my eyes. It was just drying out my skin and that weird reaction I had during my nighttime routine. I wouldn't repurchase.
Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Aka Octinoxate), Butylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Aka Uvinal A Plus), Zinc Oxide, Methylheptyl Ester Of Lauric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Bis Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Aka Tinosorb S), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer Diisostearyl Malate, Hydroxide Al, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxiethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearyl Acid, Jojoba Ester, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Hyaluronic Acid, Alpha-Glucan, Phytic Acid, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Glucosylceramide, Cherry Leaf Extract, Job’s Tears Seed Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Onethera Biennis Seed Extract, Silver Oxide, Queen Of The Meadow Flower Extract, Bilberry Leaf Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract