autumn95's review of Clinique Sheer City Block SPF 25


284 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


Ingredients: Active: Titanium Dioxide (7.3%), Zinc Oxide (6.9%), Other: Water, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Steareth-2, Stearyl Heptanoate, Aluminum Stearate, Silica, Lecithin, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Linoleic Acid, Polyquaternium-51, Caprylyl Methicone, Sorbitol, Sodium Rna, Phospholipids, Peg-40 Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytantriol, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cellulose, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Pantethine, Bisabolol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Ceteth-2, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Steareth-20, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Sodium Stearate, Nylon-12, Citric Acid, Nylon-6, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides


Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

skin type - oily, sensitive breakout prone - 46

I had received a sample tube of this sunscreen from the Clinique counter. I use the Clinique City Block 40 with no problems. (It can be drying in the winter.)
I was impressed that it was just zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients for the sunscreen. It went on nicely; blended well. Looks nice on the skin as just a sunscreen - no greasy sheen. I think there might be a slight tint to the product as I am quite fair and it looked like I had a little colour.(Maybe the iron oxides; common ingredient in mineral makeup.

I applied and went to work. My mineral makeup went over it nicely. (As I am a MMU addict my sunscreen must be compatiable with my MMU) I got to work and my face felt like it flushed. I have reactive skin but I have NOT reacted to a sunscreen. (Lots of them I don't like for various reasons. I have tried lots.) I got home from work and washed my face. My face was blotchy so I applied my Rosacure lotion (see review) after a gentle cleanse. It has taken a couple of days for my face to settle down. My face appeared to have a rash; small whiteheads over the cheeks/jawline. I was hoping this would be a soothing sunscreen as my face does well with zinc oxide in general (other sunscreens and mineral makeup)

See review below for full ingredients. Long list of ingredients and I really don't know what the problem ingredient is. I recommend trying to get a sample first. Also apply in a small area first. Don't do what I did; full face of it then out for the day! I am sure for most people this would be a nice everyday sunscreen.

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