Ole Henriksen Sun-light Protection Creme SPF 30

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5 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Overall, this is a great sunscreen containing moisturizer. For the price you get a cream that seems to moisturize well and has a photostable sunscreen of spf 30, PLUS antioxidants from the green tea.

So lets go over the pros. First, the sunscreen: Its an spf 30, which is what I personally believe is the lowest level of spf you should use on the face, especially if you are fair skinned. Its also photostable, which means it will not break down as quickly as a sunscreen that isn't, so it gives you longer protection than a traditional sunscreen that is not photostable. Another pro for this creme is the more natural leaning ingredients. It is not all natural by any means, but it does not contain any parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes or fragrances. Shea butter is high on the ingredient list, and its also got sweet almond oil (gives you vitamin E), green tea extract & grape seed oil (for antioxidants) and Lavender oil, (which calms and soothes the skin.)

Another pro, for me at least, was that this did not seem to break me out. If it did break me out, it was small and not of much concern. I use alot of other products as well, so it might be a bit hard to tell if this did not break me out 100%, but I feel like it did a really good job for my acne prone skin in general.

The price is another pro for me. At only $28 USD, its a great deal. Especially since its photostable, an spf 30 and it didn't break me out! Plus the 2 oz tube gives you a good amount.

Lets move on to the few cons:

For me, this creme was a bit too thick and I feel like it did not help with my oilyness. I did notice that when I went up to a drier climate (central new york in february) that it seemed to help with my dryness better than a lighter acne fighting moisturizer that I had been using. So if you have dry or normal skin, or if you live in a drier climate, this stuff might be perfect for you.

Another con is the sunscreen ingredients themselves. While it does contain Zinc Oxide ( a natural sun blocker) it also contains homosalate, octinoxate and oxybenzone. I prefer to use natural blockers when possible, as there has been some research to suggest that chemical sunscreens can actually cause damage to the skin. This research isn't 100% proven or anything, but I feel like I don't want to take any chances. Besides, if natural blockers will do the same job, why go to chemicals? Thats just my 2 cents.

For me, I'd rate this product a B+. Overal, (without thinking of me specifically) I'd give this product an A-. It would get a higher grade if the sunscreen wasn't mostly chemical.

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on 4/29/2009 12:34:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

i really don't trust avobenzene yet, it's in everything! i recently bought the new reformulated clinique 30 sunblock with 'sun sheild..' good antioxidents but i feel my skin burning the minute i step outside. then there's zinc oxide, reliable, safe. but WHITE. so what does one use?? i liked the ingredients in the ole h. green tea sun protection cream, first of all it's the first zinc cream that doesn't make me look ghostly, second it's extremely hydrating. yes, i have dry, flaky skin even in 80 degree weather. very good product, i'll continue to buy this.

on 11/17/2008 2:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I got the Green Tea formula for dry skin. I was worried that it might make me oily, but actually I've become LESS oily since using this! It does a a very good job at moisturizing my skin yet keeping it matte. My only complaint is that if you if you rub the product in your skin too much, it starts pilling up and peeling off. So I have to put on the moisturizer very quickly and resist rubbing it too much into my skin before it dries too much. It can be a pain when applying foundation b/c the lotion starts pilling up. I like how it has high SPF but the pilling problem is quite annoying. So I use this only on my makeupless days.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

A friend told me about Ole Henriksen Sun Light Protection Cream. I guess it could be used as moisturizer/sunscreen, but I prefer to use a moisturizer plus this. I use the Chamomile, designed for oily skin. I have never had a break-out due to this sunscreen! Honest! And trying to find a sunscreen for us oily skinned gals is an uphill battle. This stuff rocks. It has a lovely lavender scent, blends easily and blocks those icky sun rays. Yes, it is expensive. But I find I can search for coupon codes, free shipping, etc online. Worth it, IMHO. Why put inferior products that are cheaper on your face? I say, spend the extra $ and get something that, oh my gosh, works wonders.

on 5/28/2007 4:50:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I recently stopped into a boutique here in Toronto which specializes in hard-to-find cosmetic/skincare lines. I had heard about Ole Henriksen, but had never tried anything before this lotion. I have very normal skin - not dry, not oily - but slightly sensitive. Right now I am using Laura Mercier's foundation stick in Medium which does tout an spf 15 - though I realized upon looking at the ingredients, it is not broad spectrum. Also, I don't use foundation all over my face, just in select areas needing a little extra help. This took me on my search for a good, light spf moisturizer that would not feel greasy and not challenge the dermatitis I sometimes get. Sun-light Protection Creme comes in 2 forms - one with green tea for dry skin and the other with chamomille for oily skin. I choose the latter due to the fact that the warmer weather is upon us. It's really lovely. It provides dependable broad spectrum spf of 30 as well as several more natural ingredients. With the Chamomille, you will note the soft scent of lavender oil - quite light and pleasant actually. It softens the skin and has not caused any adverse reactions. It is pricey, but the lotion spreads very easily and I feel that even if used liberally on the face, it will last through the summer. Excellent find. Check for it on ebay if Ole Henriksen products seem impossible to find!

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