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|Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30, 3 fl oz
updated: 08/04/2015 02:42 UTC
|Neutrogena Clear Face Sunblock Lotion, SPF 30, 3 Ounce
updated: 08/04/2015 02:42 UTC
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Use about 2 milliliters of this product (about 1 pump's worth of any Acne.org bottled product) with your regular moisturizer. Although you'll be using extra product (meaning additional sunscreen), you won't be reducing the amount moisturizer to compensate for it. If you normally use 2 pumps of your moisturizer without adding sunscreen, still use the full 2 pumps with the sunscreen. I used this product by itself, and it isn't moisturizing enough by itself. Most sunscreens aren't moisturizing enough by themselves, so this product isn't to blame. Anyway, it's ideal to mix with a really hydrating lotion, such as the Acne.org moisturizer. The combination is nearly perfect. You can also apply this product first and then apply your moisturizer, which is more effective but less convenient. However, doing so will cause the product to appear white on your flakes. It's not too noticeable, but it's there.
Let's start with the pros. This product (combined with another moisturizer) feels nice going on and is easy to apply. Some sunscreens require that you "rub in" the product until the white cast disappears, but this isn't the case with this product. Just smear it around your face so that it's even everywhere, and the rest will absorb on its own. It leaves no tackiness on the skin. It feels great. It also looks fine on the skin. The combination of the Acne.org moisturizer and this sunscreen gave my skin a healthy dewy complexion. Lastly, it's noncomedogenic, oil-free, and fragrance-free.
Now for the cons. I have only 3, but 2 of them aren't even that bad. First, adding this product to a mixture causes the consistency to become too runny, so be careful that it doesn't drip off your hands before applying. This won't cause the product to appear white on flakes, but it's preferable to apply the sunscreen first; allow it to dry; then apply your moisturizer so that the sunscreen is most effective. Secondly, it turns my flakes white. This really isn't an issue though because after about 30 minutes the white flakes were almost completely gone. They do disappear but not fast enough for me. I'll just have to wake up a bit earlier. Also keep in mind that I have really flaky skin, even after continually doing the regimen for a few years. Lastly, this product turns white on the skin while sweating, which is the main con.
I really wanted to like this product! After doing extensive research on what sunscreen to buy for my acne-prone skin, I opted for this. It's fairly cheap but I think it made me break out more. Applying it was okay. The consistency was normal, but had that weird sort of grainy texture that I have experienced from other Neutrogena sunscreens. It did not blend well into my skin. I tried mixing it with my everyday moisturizer, but still no luck. I felt like my skin was very dry and rough using it, but it was not oily. I broke out excessively on my cheeks and chin the first month using it. :(
I've been using this sunscreen religiously for over a year because it was "break-out free" and now, my face looks awful. I wanted to like this product, I really did, which was why I didn't stop using it sooner. For one, it's cheap and readily available because it's OTC and made by Neutrogena, a brand that hasn't disappointed me until now. Because I didn't stop using it sooner, I now have scars all over my forehead and cheeks from the cystic acne it caused, as well as pockmarks on my left cheek. Buyers beware: if you're terribly acne-prone, I recommend that you test this product on a small area on your face just to make sure it doesn't break you out.
I was using the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen when I needed a sunscreen that wasn't as oily and I found this product. The label was clearly marketed for people with acne and the reviews seemed to have promise but I was wrong. I used it once on my face and I broke out the next day. And it wasn't even small cute little pimples. It was like cystic acne on my cheeks and chin and I looked absolutely hideous. I guess Neutrogena products don't really fit my skin because I used the make up wipes also and it wasn't good. I wouldn't recommend this for people with pretty sensitive skin because it could end up damaging your precious face.
I am not sure which ingredient, but my skin acts negatively towards the application of this product. It painfully burns and becomes enflamed in a matter of minutes after I apply it. I have really sensitive skin, so I would not recommend this to others who also have sensitivity or dry patches on their face. I have reacted to another Neutrogena cream for dry skin, so it must be something consistently found in their products that I am allergic to. Hope it works for you.
Ranks "4" on EWG & has oxybenzone, (bad) so it's not the absolute healthiest, but, it's also not the most unhealthy either. Didn't break me out or burn wearing it all day (& reapplied) for a week at the beach. Used it on face, neck, chest, back. And it's unscented, so no itchiness. There are better products for daily facial use (DeVita or MyChelle spf moisturizers) but for serious protection at the beach that won't break you out, this works. As a side note, I used Badger Sport (EWG "1") for arms, legs, stomach, as I prefer physical sunblock to chemical. (Disclaimer: I don't know how it works over BP, as I went off The Regimen during that beach week.)
This is a basic, broad spectrum sunscreen which fulfills its label claim not to break you out. It dispenses as an extremely light feeling liquid, which is ideal to mix into whichever moisturizer you normally use. It stays put throughout the day and provides thorough SPF support. Great product. I mix about 1/3 teaspoon of it into Acne.org Moisturizer and it works great.
Unfortunately, it does turn white when you sweat.
This sunscreen is awesome. It doesn't cause any breakouts and doesn't have too strong of a smell. It doesn't make my face oily or dry or anything like that, and it isn't visible on my face unless I sweat. I highly recommend this sunscreen, most people mix it in with their moisturizer.
I switch back and forth between this sunscreen and the Cetaphil Oil Moisturizer with SPF30. I have found the Neutrogena Clear Face works amazingly. It doesn't break me out, and it protests my skin from the harmful rays. It does not dry my skin out, and it does not feel greasy like other sunscreens normally do. Overall this is a good product, and I'm definitely repurchasing it!