There are only 3 weeks left to summer here, but I wanted to tell you all about my current sunblock situation.
I had $10 in CVS Extracare bucks, and Neutrogena sunblock was on sale, BOGO 1/2 off. I really wanted a sunblock that was effective at keeping off the sun’s rays, dried down matte, and didn’t make my face too greasy. I purchased two tubes of this particular sunblock for just about $9. I badly needed a decent sunblock. For $9, this Neutrogena sunblock seemed to be a good deal. If I didn’t like it, at least I could say I didn’t waste too much money on it.
From Neutrogena’s website:
Now, Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 100+ is proven to protect skin from over 99% sunburn damage. Plus, with an unbeatable PFA, nothing provides better UVA protection. Infused with a light, fresh scent, this elegant formulation is fast-absorbing, non-whitening, water resistant and lightweight. Neutrogena’s Dry-Touch technology provides an ultra-light, non-shiny finish and leaves skin soft and smooth.
This product features Helioplex®, a breadth of stabilized sunscreen technologies that delivers superior protection from the sun.
- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
- Water resistant (80min)
- Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
Well, I can tell you I am very pleased with this and I think my $9 was well spent! It has done a superb job of keeping my skin protected. I even noticed a reduction in the hyperpigmentation on my face and neck! It dries down mostly matte, and one tube has lasted me all summer.
My face does get a little oily, but it is not too bad and it’s to be expected: I have oily skin and many sunblocks I’ve used do increase the amount of oiliness happening on my face. I can forgive the slight oiliness considering how well this has worked for me in other regards.
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (15%), Octisalate (5%), Oxybenzone (6%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyglycerin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, BHT, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Methylisothiazolinone, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (1334-164)