Since I work indoors, it was pointless for me to use this product ever day. I ended up using it mostly on weekends when there was much more of a chance of me being exposed to the sun (more than driving in a car). Yep. Garage parking in Vegas so I don’t even have to go outside all that much in order to get to work.
The product? Sunblock.
The Brand? Neutrogena.
Application area(s)? Face, neck, ears.
Although it’s super lightweight, for my fair skin it was too lightweight. I would sweat it off out here in the 110º Vegas heat in about a half hour and still receive a nice little burn. Mind you, I’m so pale that I’m out in the sun for 15 minutes without protection and I receive a nice burn. So I was constantly reapplying. And reapplying. I used the remains of the first bottle during 3 days at the pool, and am almost done with the second bottle a few weeks later. I’d rather have a cream sunblock than a liquid since it would hold up to my active lifestyle much better.
I’m still unsettled that sunblock needs to have little balls inside of it to help mix the formula. I know that since it’s on the market it’s safe, but all I can think of every time I hear those balls rattle is that these chemicals really can’t be good to place on my body, especially around my eyes, nose, and mouth. That’s something that I never got over from my initial reaction.
I’ve been able to tolerate the smell.
I’m sure for every day use under makeup it’s great, but I’m not a huge makeup wearer, and my facial moisturizer already contains SPF 20. My skin is also very sensitive. The week that I added the additional sunscreen, my skin became much more flakey around my nose and I had a small break-out on my chin.
Personally, I would not purchase this sunblock again, but please try it for yourself since each person’s skin is different. You can find a $2 coupon Neutrogena UltraSheer® Liquid Daily Sunblock here.
On a scale of FTL to Meh to FTW, it receives a Meh/FTL for the fact that it’s not long-lasting.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Tidal Labs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”