More Sunscreens I Tried Again for Summer! 🙌🏻
Here are some more sunscreens that I tested out for summer! They’re sunscreens that I have and wanted to give them a try again. Here are my thoughts on them!
Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun SPF 50+ PA++++:
I’ve been withholding myself from using this sunscreen. I’m just kidding. It’s been sitting there, and I forgot about it. So I only have a less than a quarter left of this sunscreen, so I decided to use it. Only on my body, not my face. It’s still good to go. I’ve kept it sheltered from the sun and kept it in a safe place. My first impression of this sunscreen is how moisturizing it is on the skin. Loved it! Super ultra moisturizing! The sunscreen feels soft, smooth, and supple on the skin. Very lovely indeed. The sunscreen says it contains SPF 50 PA++++. I believe it’s actually SPF 19 (from what I remember). Yeah, pretty low. I haven’t purchased a Purito sunscreen since after the whole controversy about Purito having the incorrect SPF then what is labelled on the bottle. Oh well. I wore the sunscreen when indoors. As I said earlier, I only had less than a quarter left of the product. The only thing that bothered me besides that it’s only SPF 19 is that it smells like lavender. I can’t see myself wearing this smell on my face every day. It just smells so strong and awful. I’m glad I’m officially done with it. Out it goes!
Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30:
I finally finished a whole bottle of Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30. I have a few left. haha. I was so ambitious that it would work for my face that I stocked up! Well! I stopped using it on my face and started using it on my body instead. This sunscreen is very moisturizing and lightweight on the skin. It absorbs into the skin well. No issues there! It’s supposed to be fragranced-free, but it smells like a bunch of chemicals. I didn’t like the smell of the product. 🤮 That just reminded me that this sunscreen burned my eyes when I used it on my face! Ouch! As a body sunscreen, it’s nice. I wouldn’t purchase it again once I’m done with my bottles. It only contains SPF 30. I prefer sunscreens that are above SPF 30. It’s quite easy to find a sunscreen with SPF over 30 for the body.
I almost forgot! This moisturizer is not oil-absorbing as advertised!
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30:
Here’s another product that I only have a quarter left. I remember using this sunscreen on my face last year and the results were absolutely terrible. The sunscreen is really thick in texture and consistency. It doesn’t glide over the skin smoothly. It takes a good amount of time to blend the sunscreen into the skin. Also, the sunscreen leaves a very noticeable white cast that looks horrible for everyday use. I mean, it was literally impossible to use it in a single day without looking like a ghost. This time, I didn’t use it on my face but my body instead. I can’t imagine using this sunscreen on my face without going through what I went through before. On the body, the sunscreen still feels thick and difficult to blend into the skin. It still left a white cast after applying the sunscreen. The sunscreen smells like chemicals too. The finish actually looks really good on my legs, lol. But, I would not repurchase this sunscreen again. It’s just too much work for an everyday sunscreen. I need something much simpler and easier to use. This sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen with Titanium Dioxide (3%) and Zinc Oxide (10%).
Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50:
I have a full bottle of the Coppertone Defend & Care Clear Zinc 50. I didn’t use it on my face. It feels more like a body sunscreen. That’s what I used it for. The sunscreen is a mixed sunscreen with chemical and physical filters. They are Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4.5%, and Zinc Oxide 9.7%. When I opened the bottle, it smelled like a bunch of chemicals and plastic. I really dislike that smell when it comes to sunscreens. As for the application, it works very well on my skin (body). It blends in well. It didn’t feel too heavy on the skin but not lightweight. I can feel that it’s sitting on my skin. I don’t think it’s too bad. I think this sunscreen is best for beach days. For me, I can’t use it every day. It’s great that it comes in a 6 fl. oz. bottle though!
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50:
I really wanted to like this sunscreen, but it’s been a disappointment. It’s a physical sunscreen with 12% Zinc Oxide. It feels very lightweight, since it’s a thin liquid that melts into the skin well. I thought that it would be great considering the texture, how lightweight it feels on the skin, and that it contains Zinc Oxide. But, I didn’t really like this sunscreen. It smells really bad. Like plastic. Once again, I can’t stand products that smell like this because I get really bad migraines from them. Also, I noticed when using this sunscreen that the application can be uneven. My skin looked patchy and dry with it on my face. I think this sunscreen is pretty much hyped up. It’s not that great. Pass.
Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+:
Out of all of the sunscreen sticks I have tried, this one was the most convenient and very easy to use. It glides over the skin easily, blends into the skin well, doesn’t leave a white cast (it’s a chemical sunscreen, by the way), and contains SPF 50+! I love how simple it is to use this sunscreen. It moves over my skin without pulling at my skin. I really love that! Unfortunately, it’s way too sticky and pore-clogging for my facial skin. I ended up using it on my body instead. Still, it felt sticky on the skin. Formulation-wise, I’m not a fan of it. The only thing I like about this sunscreen is that it’s mess-free, portable, and very easy to apply on the spot if I needed a re-application. I most likely won’t purchase it again because it’s not a well-rounded for me in this case.
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Review: Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+
Hey everyone! I’m back with another review on another sunscreen. This time it’s Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+! I’ve used this sunscreen before in the past. I thought I would give it another shot again. It could work out this time. Who knows. This is a sport sunscreen. It’s sweat and water-resistant (80 minutes). It’s oil-free, broad spectrum SPF 70+ (Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%), formulated with helioplex, oxybenzone-free, and won’t clog pores. Oh, really? That sounds pretty good, but I don’t know. It didn’t work for me in the past (obviously). If it did, I would still be using it. haha. But it’s not going to hurt to give it another chance again. The high SPF in this sunscreen is very attractive. I’ve been using SPF 50 sunscreens, and my skin isn’t burning or freckling as much anymore. The change is very noticeable. I would like to improve and maintain the results I have too. But before I purchased this product, I checked the ingredients. The ingredients in this product is not the same as before (in the past). I glanced over the ingredients online beforehand, and it said that it contains these ingredients:
Saccharomyces/Calcium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Potassium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Sea Salt Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment
Umm, fermented ingredients. And I know how my skin reacts terribly to fermented ingredients. Like Benton Fermentation Essence & Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop 👈🏻 Don’t forget to check out my reviews on these skin care products!
Apparently, that’s the old ingredient list. The new version does not contain fermented ingredients. The actual ingredients of this product is listed on the official Neutrogena website, which matches the ingredient list on the product I have. I’m very happy that there’s no fermented ingredients in the new version! I was a bit worried about it at first. It would have prevented me from using it. Since everything is good ingredient-wise (I hope), I proceeded to use the product. This is what happened…
This product comes out the tube very nicely. I love dispensing it, haha. It comes out easily and smoothly. It’s not messy at all. It comes out very clean. I have a couple of sunscreens where the cap gets super messy with product each time I use it. It’s just not a pleasant sight. The product itself is soft, and it feels (and smells) like your typical sunscreen. Mmm, chemicals. It glides on the skin nicely and smoothly. It’s very easy to apply to the skin. It just glides over the skin effortlessly. But it does make the skin look a bit shiny after application. I didn’t mind this, since it settled into the skin after a few minutes leaving my skin looking smoother than before. This is coming from someone with excessive oily skin. Honestly, it didn’t bother me at all that it made my skin a bit shiny, lol. As long as it works, right? The sunscreen feels like it sticks to the skin pretty well without budging. So where I applied the sunscreen, it stayed put. It didn’t run or pill. I actually liked that. But, all good things must come to an end. On to the bad parts…yeah…I know…
After a day of using this sunscreen, yes a single day (lol), I noticed clogged pores. I scanned the list of ingredients once again. It says beeswax. Yep, I think that’s the culprit. It must be the beeswax. I try to avoid beeswax as much as possible, but I had hope for this sunscreen because it contains SPF 70+!! So it looks like this sunscreen is too occlusive for my skin. It traps oil, bacteria, dirt, debris into my pores and makes me break out. Also, I think it’s because it’s sweat and water-resistant too. It sticks to my skin too well. My skin needs to feel free and can only tolerate lightweight sunscreens and other skin care products that aren’t too heavy on my skin most of the time. Well! I really wanted this sunscreen to work. It didn’t work as I had hoped for. It contains SPF 70+. No oxybenzone. Oil-free. Is sweat and water-resistant. Formulated with helioplex. Won’t clog pores? Boooo, it actually did. It didn’t work on my oily, clog-prone skin. I’ll use the rest of it on my body but not my face. My face hates it, apparently.
This is what Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+ looks like. I loved the texture of this sunscreen so much! It’s tamed! It’s soft, creamy, and feels smooth on the facial skin. I enjoyed applying it to my face, but my face rejected it. ha!
Pros & Cons
- Contains SPF 70+ (Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%)
- Sweat and water resistant (80 minutes)
- Doesn’t contain oxybenzone
- Sticks to the skin very well
- Soft and smooth texture
- Glides on the skin very nicely
- Nice packaging. Product comes out smooth and clean.
- Comes in a 2.5 fl. oz. tube
- Too occlusive for oily, acne-prone skin. Clogs pores.
- Leaves the skin looking a bit shiny. It didn’t bother me much, but I’m sure most people would not like it.
Another sunscreen down. If it didn’t work in the past, it’s not going to work now. Even with the new ingredients, my skin didn’t like it either. haha. Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+ goes straight to my body. This sunscreen had a lot of good benefits, but it just had to feel too occlusive on my skin. I can’t imagine reapplying this sunscreen throughout the day. All of that oil on my skin plus bacteria and gunk from the day being trapped in my pores. Ugh, breakouts! I don’t think this is a bad sunscreen. I think it’ll work better for people without any skin issues like acne. This isn’t something I would purchase again even though I’m using the rest on my body. The bottle is only 2.5 fl. oz. It’s more of a facial sunscreen than a body sunscreen. It’s just too expensive for the body alone for that size. Well, it’s time to move on to something new…
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