Review: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Here’s another sunscreen that I tried out this summer. ☀ It’s Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30! It’s a mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. I’ve been trying to find a good physical sunscreen this whole summer with no luck. Somehow I happen to stumble upon this sunscreen. It says it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. My skin isn’t sensitive, but it’s sensitive to sunscreens for some reason, which makes it very difficult to find one that my skin likes. This one looks decent. It’s also larger than my HG sunscreen. It’ll be awesome if it works. Let’s see if this is the one! Here are my thoughts on Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30!
This sunscreen is a cream. It’s thick and goes on pretty heavy. The texture of the sunscreen makes it very difficult to move the product across the face and makes it even more difficult to blend it in to the skin. It tugs at the skin a little bit. It’s literally impossible to use the recommended amount of sunscreen or layering it. I can’t imagine reapplying this sunscreen throughout the day. It would make such a huge mess. And I’ll probably get a lot of stares. lol. In saying that, it has an obvious white cast. Imagine trying to blend this thick sunscreen on with a heavy white cast. I don’t think anyone has time for that. It just takes forever to make it look presentable. haha. But, there are some pros to this sunscreen. The texture feels very soft to touch. It’s gentle and moisturizing on the skin, which I truly do love. But I think that’s it. Unfortunately, after 2 days of using this sunscreen, I developed cystic acne on the side of my temple and along my jawline. Also, a bunch of closed comedones on my forehead!! Like huge craters on my forehead. They looked terribly awful and were super painful. Ouch! When I was trying out this sunscreen, this was the only new product I added into my routine, so I’m pretty sure it was this product that caused this acne mess. Welp! Back to the drawing board! It didn’t work out as I wanted it to. Another sunscreen that clogs my pores! *sigh*
Here’s a swatch of the sunscreen. It’s pretty thick and dense in consistency…
Pros & Cons
- Soft and gentle on the skin
- Great for sensitive skin
- Contains Zinc Oxide (10%) and Titanium Dioxide (3%)
- Comes in a 3 fl. oz. bottle
- White cast
- Clogs pores (cystic acne and closed comedones!!)
- Difficult to blend into the skin
- Feels heavy and thick on the skin
- Leaves white stains on clothes and surfaces
Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 was truly an awful sunscreen. It was super thick and heavy. I can’t imagine applying this sunscreen on my face again. It left a white cast and was extremely pore clogging. Also, it was very difficult to blend it into the skin. Good sunscreens don’t take this much time to absorb and blend into the skin. It should happen pretty quick. I honestly don’t think this product truly absorbs. It just sits on top of the skin. Whenever I use it on my hands or body, the product transfers powdery white stains to surfaces and clothes. I even let the sunscreen settle for at least 1 hour, and it still happens. This is such a terrible product. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. Not even as a body sunscreen. Don’t bother with it. Just awful. I don’t even know what to do with the rest of what I have. I can’t stand having this stuff on my skin.