Hello there ladies!!
I was never a sun screen girl. I have a very tan-prone skin. 10 minutes out in the sun and my skin is burned and tanned. I never used to apply sun screen when I was in school. I used to get tanned and then look for anti-tanning creams and stuff. Sun screens used to repel me as that felt greasy on my already oily-combination skin. So I would never wear one, well who wants to appear all sweaty and gross!
Anyways so I realized the importance of it when I spoke to a dermatologist in my family. That day, and now, I have always used a sunscreen. There have been hits and misses , lets see how did this one work;
Neutrogena® Ultra-Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ PA+++ is a breakthrough in sun protection. Stabilized with Helioplex™, it provides superior balanced broad-spectrum protection against skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays, and combines it with Dry Touch Technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. This lightweight sunblock has a light fresh scent and is gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
Waterproof, sweatproof, resists rub-off • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) • Oil free and PABA free
Directions: Apply liberally on body 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply frequently to maintain protection, especially after sweating, swimming, towel drying or extended sun exposure.
Ingredients: Water, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polycrylate, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, BHT, Trideceth-6, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate
Price: sold at 499 MRP (INR) for 88 ml tube.
This comes in this opaque white tube with a nozzle like opening and cool blue top with screw mechanism.
The formula is basically fragrance free. It claims to give a matt and dry feeling without clogging the pores, non comedogenic.
The consistency of the sunscreen is like a thin cream, I mean the formula is on the runnier side. It spreads easily on the skin and does not feel sticky or greasy. I apply this 10-15 minutes before stepping out in the sun. It gives me this dewy look that I do not like at all. I mean its hot outside and you don’t want a dewy-oily look on top of that. I notice that I start sweating easily when I have this on and it makes my combination skin still more oily otherwise.
Though I would totally support their claims of providing sun protection. I had wonderful results as far as sun protection is concerned. I had zero tanning when I used this product. Even in a place like Goa, when I had this on for the entire day, I did not notice any significant tanning on my skin, though I needed to apply frequently as obviously it makes me oily and sweaty.
Overall I would say, this is a great sunscreen but I feel it would be more suitable for people with slightly drier skin. It indeed provides amazing protection against the sun, and despite a few shortcomings, this is one of the best sunscreens I have ever used. It can be used by fair skin as well as dusky skin tones because it leaves no white cast and absorbs fairly easily.
1.Convenient easy to carry tube packaging
2.Has spf 50+ and PA+++ with broad spectrum UV-A and UV-B protection
3.Provides amazing sun protection.
4.Feels quite light on the skin and absorbs fairly easily
5.Doesn’t leave any white chalky cast on the skin
6.Did not cause any break outs on my skin
7.It is oil free and PABA free
1.I have combination skin and I felt this makes me feel sticky after some time, I start sweating and then, I have to reapply it frequently.
2.Price may be on the higher side