Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion, SPF 55

Recently, Aveeno has been endorsed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and it is currently one of a very small number of products that have received this honor. Truthfully, Aveeno paid the AAD to study the sunscreen, but they didn't have to like it enough to endorse it. The fact that a bunch of very important dermatologists like this product enough to let Aveeno put the AAD logo on it is very big!

Once again, another sunscreen that has great broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage!

Active Ingredients (refer to the Sunscreen Post):
• Avobenzone (3%): Long Wave UVA
• Homosalate (10%): UVB
• Octisalate (5%): UVB
• Octocrylene (2.8%): UVB
• Oxybenzone (6%): Short Wave UVA
Inactive Ingredients:
Ascorbic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl 2,6-naphthalate, dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Methylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Silica, Sodium Polyacrylate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trideceth-6, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP/hexadecene Copolymer, Water, Xanthan Gum

The Promises
• Waterproof
• Oil-Free, non-greasy formula
• Hypoallergenic

The Sunscreen Experience
This is a very enjoyable sunscreen to wear. Why? Because once you've applied this sunscreen (which is creamy and silky, sinking into skin easily and quickly), you really have no idea that it is there other than a very faint sunscreen smell. In fact, in order to smell it I have to basically stick my arm into my nose! My arm has a bit of a greasy feel for about 10-15 minutes after application, at which time this disappears, leaving just that little bit of a smell.

Aveeno is easily found at drugstores and "big box" stores such as Target nationwide.

The Verdict
This is the sunscreen I reach for when I'm spending more than my "usual" amount of time in the sun. It came in my purse to Disneyland last week, and I'm sure it will come with me to the Padres game my husband bought tickets to next month. I definitely recommend this sunscreen!

Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion, SPF 55


  1. nice! i've actually been waiting for your review on this one because i just started using it 2 days ago and it's been great. seems like we're on the same wavelength as i've also tried both neutrogena products you've recently blogged about.

    i usually use ombrelle (from l'oreal but i think it's only available in canada) which is about the same consistency but with a less obvious scent.

  2. Christine, would it be possible for you to note in your posts whether the sunscreens that you test are chemical or physical sunscreens? Myself, and many others out there, have sensitive skin and can only use certain types of sunblock without experiencing angry red rashes.

    Much obliged!

  3. L2,
    That information is in the Sunscreen Post that I refer to right before each list of ingredients.

    There are only 2 physical sunscreens-
    Titanium Dioxide
    Zinc Oxide

    Everything else is a chemical sunscreen.
    Hope that helps!


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