Summer Beauty Basics: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 100

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)
  • Oil-Free
  • PABA-free


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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)


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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