Trying Out Sunscreens Again! 😎

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Summer Sunscreens 2021

I have a bunch of sunscreens that I wanted to try again. Most of them broke me out in the past, but ya know, let’s give them a go! Let’s start off with the first one I tried! πŸ™‚

Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+:

I wanted to try Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+ once again. It has a high SPF (70+), broad spectrum, water resistant (80 minutes), and is very affordable, especially for daily wear. The sunscreen feels a little thick. At the same time, it absorbs and blends into the skin well. It doesn’t leave any white cast behind. This sunscreen is a chemical sunscreen. After a few days of using this sunscreen on my face, I had to stop using it. It didn’t break me out in that short period of time, but it gave me bad headaches. This sunscreen smells like a bunch of chemicals. Kind of like plastic too. I couldn’t tolerate the sunscreen any longer. I stopped using it on my face.

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30:

This sunscreen was once my HG sunscreen. I haven’t been using it much once I switched to another sunscreen (Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++). I still have a tube or two left. It’s more moisturizing than what I’m using now, but I’m really liking the higher SPF much more. Also, Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 tends to ball up too sometimes. I do miss the brightening effect it had on my freckled skin. It didn’t help fade my freckles but made my overall skin look brighter. Maybe I’ll just use the rest as a moisturizer in the morning. I’m not too big on sunscreens that are SPF 30 since I’ve found other sunscreens that work on my skin that contains a higher SPF.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Stick Sensitive SPF 50+:

I tried using this sunscreen stick on my face. It contains shea butter, coconut oil, candelilla wax, sunflower oil, sunflower seed wax, and other oils and waxes. It’s thick and greasy. It felt very moisturizing on the skin. A little difficult to blend into the skin. Once the product melted, it gets much easier but not by much. I love that it contains 20% Zinc Oxide and doesn’t irritate my eyes, skin, lip, and face. It smells like coconut. Mmmmmmm! But since it’s a mineral sunscreen, it accentuated dry skin all over my face and made them look more apparent. This sunscreen made my overall skin texture look softer and smoother though! It’s just that, I can’t deal with a product that makes my dry skin more obvious. Also, it made my face whiter too. I really wanted this sunscreen to work, but the application was too difficult and the results were poor visually on the skin. I guess I can use this sunscreen stick on other parts of my body.

Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Waterproof SPF 50+ PA++++:

I really liked the texture of this sunscreen. It’s lightweight, gel-like, smoothing, and glides on the skin oh-so-nicely. It feels cooling on the skin too. Also, it’s SPF 50+ PA++++!! That’s pretty awesome! Unfortunately, this sunscreen contains alcohol (possibly the cooling effect it has on the skin), and it also broke me out. I used the rest of the sunscreen on my body with great results! It’s non-sticky and non-greasy too. It’ll be amazing if this sunscreen worked on my facial skin. Too bad it doesn’t! I most likely won’t purchase again due to it being high priced and comes in a small tube. I have plenty of other options for a body sunscreen that doesn’t cost that much!

If you missed out on my thoughts on Canmake, here it is:

Review: Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++

An Update on Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++!

Trying Out Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ White For The First Time! Here’s My First Impression!

Update on Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++! Which One Is Better? Clear or White??

Update on Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++! Which One Is Better? Clear or White??

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Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ White

It’s time for an update on Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++!! I know, I know, I haven’t used the White version for long, but I think I have a grasp on the effects it has on my skin by now. So, the burning question is, which one is better? The Clear version or the White version?? Hmmmm! Keep reading to find out! πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

When I first started using the the White version, I liked it. I thought it worked very similar to the Clear. Go here to read more on my first impression on the White version. I didn’t have any issues with the white cast. That was the only thing I was worried about plus if the sunscreen is going to break me out. Fortunately, it didn’t break me out, but the white cast got really annoying after a while. After using it, I don’t think I can wear this sunscreen on my no makeup days. The white cast looks pretty obvious, lol. At first glance, it looks like it could work out, but it’s just a no for me after a few days of using it, haha. I don’t want to walk around having this white tint on my face. It does make the skin look brighter, but it’s very noticeable. It’s not as subtle as I thought it was. So that’s a negative about this sunscreen and that’s what most people complained about — the obvious white cast it leaves behind! Besides that, there’s a few other things that bothered me about this sunscreen…

So the Clear and the White both are drying, but between the two, the White is a tad more drying on the skin. This sunscreen will attach itself to every single flake on the face (if there’s any). I had to prep my skin before using the White version because my skin looked like a huge mess when I didn’t moisturize my skin enough. I mean, you NEED to moisturize the skin before using the White version. Compared to the Clear, it appears that Titanium Dioxide is higher up on the ingredient list. That’s why the sunscreen gives off a white cast and is more drying. But, at the same time, even if it’s more drying, it really does help control excess sebum on my skin. It leaves a matte finish while the Clear made my face look like silicone and shiny. But I kind of like that dewy, shiny appearance to my skin. It makes my skin look so pretty and nice. I love the matte finish of the White too but the Clear makes my skin look pretty, lol. Also, the White version is more difficult to blend into the skin. The Clear version just smooths over much better and more effortlessly. Both feel drying on my skin at some point during the day (on my skin), but the Clear definitely wins when it comes to adding a little bit of moisture to the skin.

Now back to the obvious white cast! With the white cast, it looks awful when used alone (no makeup days). It made my skin appear dry and ashy. But, it seems to work very nicely when used underneath makeup. My foundation looks brighter and more even due to the the blank, white canvas it gives underneath the foundation. So that’s another thing I do like about the White version (including the matte finish it provides for my oily skin). But I’m having mixed feelings about the White version. I somehow like it, but I don’t. Honestly, I can see why most people like the Clear better. It just works better. It’s easier to apply, no white cast, and makes the skin look beautiful. WELL! It looks like the winner between the two sunscreens is the Clear! Maybe I’ll just use the White when I wear foundation or when my skin is feeling a little bit more oily, especially during the warmer months. Right now, I’m back to using the Clear. And I don’t think I’m going to purchase the White again. Even though it’s less expensive, it makes my daily morning routine much more difficult. I just don’t have the time to blend in sunscreen. It should just easily melt into my skin (like the Clear version).

*sigh* I really wanted the White to work, but it’s too difficult to use for every day. Would I recommend? Well, it could work for you, but the Clear is definitely a lot better between the two. I’m choosing the Clear! πŸ‘πŸ»

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