Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Review
While it would be ideal to have your daily sunscreen included in your morning lotion (can't forget, and can't use an excuse to skip a day)... The truth is that it isn't always possible. Most moisturizers don't include sunscreens. Those that do might not work well for you, might not have broad spectrum coverage or may just not have a high enough SPF. That's when it's better to add a second sunscreen product.
I think that I'm likely not alone in the way I view this product. When it was released there was a lot of talk about it on-line. Would it be light enough to wear daily under makeup? It's broad spectrum, high SPF (yes, higher than the SPF 30 many derms recommend for daily use, but that gives you a bit of leeway if you apply it too light one day), and many women just love the Neutrogena brand. (Yes, I'm one of them.)
So, did it live up to the expectations?
Yes, I think it did. The sunscreen is pretty lightweight, and it took a bit to get used to applying it because it is a bit watery as it comes out of the bottle. It spreads easily and rubs in completely pretty easily. I gave it a minute or two to settle fully into my skin before applying makeup over it. I found that it didn't interfere with application and that I couldn't tell it was on after a few minutes. This summer my skin has been a bit more acne prone than usual, but this sunscreen didn't seem to cause any break outs.
Definitely worth checking out if you're looking to increase your daily UV protection.
This product line features Helioplex, which basically means they have formulated the product to have the Avobenzone (which is known to be finicky) to be very photostable.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock