Review: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Here’s my review on Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50! If you missed out, check out my full review on Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30. 🙂 Since my skin didn’t like Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, I didn’t use the SPF 50 on my face. I used it as a body sunblock instead. 🤷🏻♀️ So this sunblock utilizes mineral filters just like the SPF 30. It contains zinc oxide (4.7%) and titanium dioxide (4.9%). It’s water resistant (up to 80 minutes), hypoallergenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and great for sensitive skin. Hmm, that’s interesting, but I can’t be too impressed until I actually use the product, especially after my experience with the SPF 30. Anything goes! I’ve had this sunscreen since the beginning of summer and used it consistently on my body. Here are my thoughts on it!
I had a terrible experience with Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30. I couldn’t possibly use the SPF 50 on my face. I didn’t want to have a huge massive acne breakout again. Cetaphil does have another SPF 50 mineral sunscreen that’s a liquid. If you want to learn more about it go here: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50. So the texture of the SPF 50 is very similar to the SPF 30. It feels creamy and thick, but it’s less thick compared to the SPF 30, which was really surprising because usually sunscreens become thicker when the SPF increases. In this case, it felt lighter on my skin but only when compared to the SPF 30. Compared to other sunscreens, it goes on pretty heavy, and I had a difficult time blending it into my skin. Once applied to the skin, it leaves a white cast. It is a mineral sunscreen after all. I wouldn’t recommend this sunscreen if you have a tan or a darker complexion. The white cast is very obvious. I didn’t like it either even though I’m on the light skin side. I’d much prefer something that blends into my natural skin tone and looks natural on my skin. If the white cast fades, it would be great, but it looked like it left a white tint on my skin. That’s not something I’m going after. This sunscreen doesn’t pill or irritate the skin. It’s pretty moisturizing. It has a soothing and calming effect on the skin. I think it has to do with the zinc oxide. This ingredient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Even though the two sunscreens (SPF 50 and SPF 30) don’t have identical ingredients, they’re pretty similar in texture and consistency. If I had to choose between the two, I would choose the SPF 50. That’s if I had to choose. haha. After using the SPF 50 on my body throughout the summer, I thought it felt too heavy on my skin for me to consider it in my daily routine. And this is something I would never use on my face. Thank goodness I didn’t! Also, it tends to stain fabrics and surfaces too, since it doesn’t completely set on the skin. I don’t want my car seat stained white from sunscreen. No way, it’s not going to happen, lol.
Pros & Cons
- Contains SPF 50 (zinc oxide 4.7% and titanium dioxide 4.9%)
- Great for sensitive skin
- Soothes the skin
- Water resistant (up to 80 minutes)
- Comes in a 3 fl. oz. bottle
- Feels too heavy on the skin, especially for facial skin
- Stains fabrics and surfaces
- Leaves a white cast
- Difficult to blend into the skin
Here goes another Cetaphil mineral sunscreen that didn’t work for me. It’s too thick and heavy for everyday use. I can’t imagine slathering this stuff on my face or body to be left with a white cast on my skin. I don’t want to look like a ghost, lol. 👻 It’s a gentle, moisturizing, soothing sunscreen with SPF 50, but the sunscreen needs to be wearable for daily use. It needs to play well with my other skin care products and my skin as well. My skin just didn’t like this sunscreen. Love the 3 fl. oz. bottle, but this isn’t something I would purchase again (even for my body). There are better options out there that doesn’t leave white stains on clothes or surfaces. The idea of this sunscreen is nice. It’s just not what I’m searching for. It doesn’t fit into my lifestyle. It’s not something I would recommend to anyone either.
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Review: Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
Here’s another sunscreen I tried out this summer. And it seems like I’ve said that so many times. 😂 Check out my thoughts on other sunscreens right here:
- CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen
- Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
- Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50
- Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Waterproof SPF 50+ PA++++
So I picked up Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50 because it was a liquid sunscreen. I was curious what this sunscreen would feel like on the skin. Liquid sounds so much better for my skin type vs heavier creams and lotions. Well, those were my initial thoughts. 🙂 Also, this sunscreen contains SPF 50. It’s a physical sunscreen with Zinc Oxide (12%). The bottle is on the small side, but I thought I would give it a try anyways. Here are my thoughts on this liquid sunscreen!
This sunscreen comes in a tiny bottle. It’s only 1.7 fl. oz. It’s the same size as my HG sunscreen. It comes out as a liquid that is runny. Very thin in texture. Smooths over the skin nicely and vanishes into the skin when blended properly. Just pat the product into the skin, and it disappears. It does leave a slight white cast behind, which didn’t bother me much. It seems to help even out my complexion. Take note that I’m on the light skin side. If you’re tanner or have a darker skin tone, this may or may not work. Some people can work with the white cast, some just hate it. It’s up to you. Compared to other sunscreens that leave a white cast, this one was minimal. So this sunscreen was very easy to use due to the lightweight, liquid consistency of the product. It just goes on the skin effortlessly. Doesn’t tug at the skin at all compared to the Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen cream, lotion types. It feels very comfortable on the skin. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing any sunscreen at all. Very few sunscreens are like this. It leaves the skin matte but not drying or tight. It helps with oil control. Works well under makeup. My makeup goes on beautifully. I really liked using this sunscreen during the first couple of days. It was perfect!
After less than a week of using Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50, I had to stop using it. I noticed swollen bumps underneath my skin while wearing this sunscreen. This product does contain a fair amount of silicones in it. The reason why it feels so silky on the skin. So it looks like my skin couldn’t tolerate the silicones in this product too well. It seems to trap oil, bacteria, and dirt and causes breakouts. I’m very disappointed. I really liked the lightweight texture of this sunscreen and wanted it to work. Here goes another sunscreen product that’s too good to be true. Also, I noticed it settled into dry patches. It accentuated those spots much more. I didn’t enjoy reapplying it. It would sit on top of my skin and pile up each time I did. My skin felt gross. That means more oil, bacteria, and dirt being trapped underneath the sunscreen. That means more breakouts! I made sure to blot any excess oil, gunk from my skin before reapplying, and my skin still reacted terribly to this sunscreen. It also smells very bad. Like plastic. The smell gave me headaches the more I used it. Yes, this sunscreen is fragrance-free, but it just stinks. 🤢 It looks like another sunscreen down. It didn’t work out for me in the end. Oh well. More to go, haha.
This is what Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50 looks like. It’s a lightweight liquid sunscreen that goes on the skin smoothly. The smell is horrid though.
Pros & Cons
- Contains Zinc Oxide (12%)
- Lightweight texture
- Makes the skin feel softer and smoother
- Doesn’t burn the eyes
- Works as a makeup primer
- Product is fragrance-free, but it has a smell that’s so strong. It gave me headaches.
- Slight white cast (due to it containing Zinc Oxide)
I loved the liquid texture of this sunscreen. Loved how it worked well under my makeup. It’s amazing how it contains SPF 50 and is a physical sunscreen. There’s so many good things about this sunscreen. I wished it worked! But, my skin is very picky (and my nose). It just didn’t work for me. Another sunscreen that gave me cystic acne in less than a week! Also, I can’t stand the smell of the sunscreen. It’s just so gross. This sunscreen seemed so promising, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. I’ve read so many good reviews on it. Here I am giving it a negative review. ha! I don’t recommend this sunscreen for clog-prone, acne-prone skin types. Or, if you’re sensitive to smells. I won’t repurchase.