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

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! 🙌🏻

A Day of Using Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50!

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

I used Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Stick Sensitive SPF 50+, and it was a huge mess. The product crumbles, leaves a white cast, accentuates dry skin and flakes. It was just a terrible result visually. I couldn’t continue to use it on my face anymore. So I remembered that I had Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50. I decided to use it again on my face because I needed a sun protection product that would stay on my skin and is water-resistant. This sunscreen had it all. It’s SPF 50, broad spectrum, formulated for sensitive skin, contains vitamin e, and is water-resistant. Alright! This is how it went!

You can read my previous review right here: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50 — Previously, I didn’t use it all-over my facial skin but on parts of my face (lips, eyes) and body.

In saying that, I started applying this sunscreen all-over my face. The sunscreen was very easy to use and moved across my face just fine. I didn’t have any problems with application. The product felt soft and smooth. It felt very conditioning and moisturizing on the skin. My skin didn’t feel dry. It does feel a bit heavier compared to my other sunscreens due to it being a sunscreen stick. This sunscreen stick contains…

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6% (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 4.7% (sunscreen)

Inactive Ingredients: aluminum hydroxide, beeswax, bht, butyloctyl salicylate, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, isostearic acid, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, ozokerite, paraffin, polyethylene, stearic acid, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), triethoxycaprylylsilane.

I was really afraid of using this product on my face, since I’m acne-prone. It has some acne offenders (on my skin) like beeswax, candelilla wax, and paraffin. I was afraid that some of the ingredients would trigger a break out. After one day of using this sunscreen stick, I can’t tell if it has, but I’ll make an update on that. This sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen and contains Titanium Dioxide (6%) and Zinc Oxide (4.7%). It does leave a white cast behind, so it’s not as sheer as it is advertised. I was able to blend the ‘white cast’ into my skin. I did have trouble with that when I first applied it, but it got better after reapplications. Also, this sunscreen accentuates dry skin, flakes on the skin too. I’m using exfoliants, and I feel like this sunscreen really makes them more obvious.

Now let’s get into what I like about this product!

The sunscreen is very moisturizing! It helped improve the quality of my skin! Not sure if it’s a day of protecting my skin from UV rays (the sunscreen sticks to my skin much better) or the overall formula of this product is more moisturizing than what I usually use. All I know is that my skin feels a lot softer when using it and after I removed it! Another thing I like about this sunscreen stick is that it is really easy to apply to my skin, especially on-the-go! I don’t have to deal with globs and blobs of lotion. I can just take this sunscreen stick out and apply it on my face on-the-spot! I’m easily protected from UV rays whenever and wherever I am! As I mentioned before, the sunscreen sticks on my skin! I love it! Unlike my other sunscreens, it stays on my skin (water-resisanttttt!!). I have oily skin and products just move around on my face and comes off very easily. This was awesome!

My first day of using Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 went well, but I’m still worried about some other effects it may have on my skin with continued use — breakouts and accentuating dry skin and flaky skin. I’m just going to leave it here and see how it goes. I just hope it doesn’t clog my pores. I’ll be devastated. ha! Stay tuned for my next update! 😎

Read more on my sunscreen update right here:

Trying Out Sunscreens Again! 😎

More Sunscreens I Tried Again for Summer! 🙌🏻

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