Update: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 + Other Cetaphil Mineral Sunscreens

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Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

Alright everyone! Here’s my update on Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50! If you missed out on my day 1 experience using this sun product, don’t forget to click on this link!

So I’ve been trying to reapply sunscreen more often than I have been even though I’m not the type of person that bathes in the sun. It’s really difficult to reapply sunscreen when there’s makeup on my face. I have powders and all of that good stuff, but I don’t think it’s doing a good job. My skin is very prone to burning, tanning, and freckling. All of the three! Since I’ve been getting more freckles even when wearing sunscreen and staying out of the sun, I thought it would be a good idea to up my sunscreen game! So! I’ve been playing around with the SPFs that I have. This week, I had a chance to try out Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 again. It’s a high SPF product, broad spectrum, formulated for sensitive skin, contains vitamin e, and water resistant (80 minutes). I’m not sure what the UVA protection of this sunscreen is. I would have to contact them, so I haven’t fully committed to this sunscreen. I use it first then I follow-up with another sunscreen that is SPF 50+ PA++++. I want to make sure that I get the highest protection and full protection as much as possible. My skin feels very sensitive right now and is prone to damage if I don’t protect it.

As for the results from Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50, I stopped using it all-over my face after day 2. I started noticing hard sebum on my cheeks (2 of them) and developed a soreness on the tip of my nose (cyst). Yeah, so I’m glad I stopped on time before it got to the rest of my face! I feel that it’s a good sunscreen, but it’s too heavy for the face, especially for people with oily skin that’s acne-prone. It seems to trap in excess sebum within the pores due to its waxy texture. I’m better off using this sunscreen in sensitive areas like my under eyes, ears, and neck. I’m back to how I used it before.

Other sunscreens I tried again…just messing around because I have them…

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50:

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This sunscreen felt very nice and smooth on the skin. It has a silky silicone texture to it. This type of texture made it easier for me to apply my makeup on my skin. My makeup would just smoothly glide on without any issues. It gave my skin this soft, silky, smooth feel to it. Love it! This sunscreen contains 12% Zinc Oxide. Since it’s a mineral sunscreen, it did leave a slight white cast behind. With this sunscreen, the texture of it is more on the runny liquid side. It’s called a liquid sunscreen as it states on the bottle, lol. The texture of the product made it easier to blend the product into the skin even with the white cast. Much better compared to other mineral-based sunscreens within this brand. Out of all of the Cetaphil mineral sunscreen products, this one was the most ideal for my skin type. It’s lightweight and just melts into the skin upon application. It’s like a sunscreen milk.

I remember using this sunscreen in the past and getting breakouts from it. This time, I didn’t notice any breakouts or clogged pores, but I didn’t use it for long due to it having a chemical smell. Honestly, the smells gets to me every time I use it. I can’t stand it. But, there are some good aspects to this sunscreen, such as it being a physical sunscreen, feels very lightweight on the skin, water-resistant (80 minutes), works as a makeup primer, and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth! But there are some more bad aspects to this sunscreen as well besides the white cast and smell that I mentioned. The sunscreen goes on very patchy as it settles into the skin. It clings to every dry skin possible. Reapplication is a pain with this sunscreen. The more I apply, the more it accentuates dry skin and flaky skin. The white cast becomes more apparent too. I really wanted this sunscreen to work out for me. Too bad it didn’t. Maybe I’ll try it again in a few months. Right now…it’s time to move on…

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30:

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

I didn’t expect to try this sunscreen again. I’m going through my sunscreens to finish them up and thought I would try it again. It’s a risk I’m taking, but let’s go at it. haha. This sunscreen is a thick product. It’s a white paste. It is a mineral sunscreen. It utilizes Zinc Oxide (10%) and Titanium Dioxide (3%). I love mineral sunscreens. They don’t irritate my skin or burn my eyes. Quite calming actually. For my skin, that’s the way to go. The product was very difficult to blend into the skin even though it feels soft and smooth. I’m able to blend the sunscreen into my skin after a few minutes. Yay! But it took more effort than other sunscreens I have used. Even though the product is a thick in texture, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It feels light on my skin. That was quite interesting! My issue with this sunscreen is that it leaves an obvious white cast behind even after blending and more blending. It makes me look like a ghost. I didn’t like that at all. Also, the finish of this sunscreen is powdery. The powder finish settles into dry skin and accentuates them a ton more. Just awful. Another bad thing about this sunscreen is that it doesn’t stick to the skin that well. After application it swooshes around on the skin. Surprisingly, this sunscreen didn’t break me out after a few days of use, but I’m not purchasing it again. I won’t be able to use it as my daily sunscreen. Too much effort for mornings with a bunch of other issues mentioned.

That’s my update on Cetaphil sunscreens! More on sunscreens coming up! 🌞

Trying Out Sunscreens Again! 😎

More Sunscreens I Tried Again for Summer! 🙌🏻

More Sunscreens I Tried Again for Summer! 🙌🏻

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Summer Sunscreens 2021

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.

If you missed out on my updates on sunscreens, don’t forget to go here! 👈🏻

Review: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

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Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30Cetaphil 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…

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

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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.

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