Reviews for Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Lotion SPF 50+ by Neutrogena
Rating: Jun 17, 2013 1:42pm
I take acne medication so had to start wearing sunscreen. After trying a few, I found this and decided to give it a shot. I have very oily skin so always apply moisturiser before applying a little bit of powder foundation when going out. But after using this I discovered that it was great because it felt very light & not greasy, it also helped control the oiliness and shine I always get half-way through the day. The way it is packaged is also very convenient great to carry in a handbag.
I will be looking forward to trying the 50+ SPF when the one I'm using now runs out.
Rating: May 25, 2013 2:04pm
perfect daily sunscreen
I bought this sunscreen when my doctor told me to use an SPF 30 sunscreen daily because i was on acne medication. Prior to this, I just used a moisturiser that had SPF in it. Every morning for the past 8 months, I apply this sunscreen to my face and neck. I have oily skin and i found that this sunscreen moisturised and protected my face well. There is no need for me to apply a separate moisturiser. It has a thick consistency and applied evenly. The one I have is SPF 30 however when mine runs out, I will be purchasing the SPF 50 one that was recently released.
Rating: Apr 26, 2013 12:37pm
Light and Dry
This has a very light formula that glide over skin and doesn't leave a white film. Can get a bit greasy if your out in the sun sweating, that's to be expected. Make-up goes over very well without looking shiny.
Rating: Apr 22, 2013 8:37pm
Best sunscreen ever!
I purchased this product while on holiday in Hawaii and must say I will never buy another brand of sunscreen again! No more applying white thick paste that seems to never rub in and feels horrible on your skin.
This product feels silky smooth, rubs in well and has a pleasant smell. I feel confident that my skin is being protected from the sun wearing this brand of sunscreen. Nice size tube for the handbag when you need to reapply.
Rating: Mar 16, 2013 1:35pm
Moisturising but non-greasy sunscreen
I have always hated using sunscreen on my face due to my combination skin but this product is not like any others that I have tried. The product feels like a cream and it applies easily onto the face and body. While I do use a translucent powder to prevent my fringe from needing a wash each day, this product doesn't make my face oilier than if I wasn't using it. I have been using this all-year round and it hasn't caused me to break out.
Rating: Feb 3, 2013 12:44pm
Did not like
For me this product was a weird texture, sort of watery cream.... Not sure if because the product had gone off or it just hadnt mixed properly - either way, it felt uncomfortable for my combo skin and I really found this to be thick and not sheer.
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Rating: Jan 11, 2013 3:50pm
Love, lightweight & moisturising
This sunscreen is fantastic. I use this on a daily basis. Have gone through various bottles in the past. Great for summer, and any day at the beach! The formula is lightweight and moisturising, and most importantly dont break me out, as some sunscreens do. I use this after my moisturiser every morning if i know im going to be under direct sunlight for most of the day. Packaging is simple and effective, a great squeeze bottle. i keep this in my handbag, its the perfect size. Non greasy, keeps oil under control around my nose. Also, the price is hard to beat, and with a SPF of 30, i hardly get sunburnt with this on. Love love love!
This is my favourite sunscreen that I'll continue to repurchase.
Rating: Dec 25, 2012 3:31pm
I always use sunscreen before make up and this sunscreen acts as a great base as well as great sun protection.
My face looks less oily and has not bee burnt at all this summer.
Rating: Dec 19, 2012 3:11pm
Loving this product
I apply this mixed in with my moisturiser every morning (face only) and I find that it does a wonderful job of protecting my skin from any sun damage!
It is a light formula that goes on quite thick but dries into a soft almost powder like translucent finish. It is non oily and I absolutely love it!
Rating: Sep 30, 2012 11:50pm
Best in Beauty 2012 - Sunscreen, but not as you know it!
Greasy sunscreens have always been one of my bugbears of summer. The two always seemed to go hand in hand, and as someone with fair skin, there was no escape for me. This is now a thing of the past, with Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Suncreen Lotion.
Packaged in a durable plastic tube, the thin, white cream is easily and quickly applied. The scent is fresh, and not overpowering, so it is equally suitable to wear in the office as it is on the beach.
It becomes transparent upon application and, true to its name, dry to the touch on the skin. This is really what sets this sunscreen ahead of any others that I have used (and I have been through many!). The finish is absolutely non-greasy, and will not transfer to clothes or hair. On the skin, it feels lighter than a moisturiser, let alone a traditional sunscreen. It will truly change any preconceptions about how sunscreens look and feel on the skin.
Despite it's lightness, it is one powerful sunscreen. It offers formidable 30+SPF protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Neutrogena claims its patented helioplex technology provides the highest possible protection from the sun, and having tested it on my ultra-fair skin during harsh weather, it certainly seems to work very effectively.
Great for every day use, this is my year-round must-have.
Rating: Sep 27, 2012 9:49pm
YES YES YES
wow this product is amazing! It feels so lightweight, but it offers such high protection. I really hate the feeling of thick sunscreen on my face, but this one I didn't hesitate because of high light it was. It doesnt clog pores which is a plus, because I am anxious about applying heavy sunscreen on my face.
Rating: Sep 23, 2012 10:04pm
B-i-B 2012- sheer and non greasy
I have been using this product since 2009! I am onto my 3rd tube now. It is sheer and light enough to be worn everyday just as a sunscreen and under my makeup.
I use this sunblock regardless of season, as evenin winter,my skin still needs UV protection. With its high SPF 30, i know my skin is protected from harmful rays.Since i use this under my makeup, i make sure this sinks in properly before i apply makeup. It sinks in very quick as it is very light and sheer,unlike other sunscreen. It also doesnt leave the greasy feeling and my skin doesnt feel oily.
The most important thing is my makeup glides ewasily on top of the sunscreen and doesnt slide off bythe end of the day. it also doesnt give me any breakouts at all.
Rating: Sep 16, 2012 7:45pm
Best in Beauty 2012 - Overall excellent sunscreen
I love that this sunscreen contains both UVA and UVB protection from the sun. It dries quickly to a matte finish and does not take a lot of time for it to completely absorb into the skin. After application my skin is left feeling smooth and light as if I have nothing on my skin and that it can breathe easily.
This sunscreen never leaves my skin shiny or oily and I attribute that to the fact that it is oil free. It works wonderfully as an alternative to a moisturiser or primer under my make-up and provides a great non-ghosting canvas for my make-up. Not once wearing this sunscreen was I ever burnt and it is great that it is 4 hours water resistant. I have purchased this sunscreen time and time again and definitely recommend it.
Rating: Sep 13, 2012 5:21pm
great lightweight product
great non greasy formula worn on its own or under foundation
Rating: Sep 13, 2012 12:51am
Best in Beauty
This is my favourite sunscreen to use on my face as it doesn't make me break out one bit! I have fair skin so need to use sunscreen often and the great thing about this is that it isn't greasy at all so I want to use it.
It is in a great squeeze bottle that doesn't dispense too much at a time and is a good size to throw in your bag in summer.
This sunscreen absorbs well and won't leave you with an oil slick in a few hours.
It also doesn't let me burn one bit!
Rating: Sep 12, 2012 10:53pm
Best in beauty
This is a product that has accompanied me for many many years, and I sincerely hope Neutrogena never stops making this!
It has provided me with absolute sun protection - never been burnt while wearing this despite heavy outdoors activities; my freckles have actually faded over the years.
It is non-greasy, unlike other sunscreens which leave me feeling sticky.
It has a mild fresh fragrance.
It is slightly thicker than the usual suncreen, and yet applies very evenly and smoothly.
My skin is usually combo in summer, dry in winter, and is extremely sensitive - I have had no problems using this four seasons of the year.
Rating: Sep 10, 2012 10:15pm
Best in Beauty 2012- Best Sunscreen Nomination
Nice for everyday, absorbs quickly and high SPF
This is my favourite body/everyday sunscreen. Due to having lots of freckles and moles as well as sensitive skin I found it hard to find the right sunscreen for my skin type. Neutrogena is the best sunscreen I have found with SPF 30+. It does not make me break out and it absorbs quickly compared to other SPF 30+ sunscreens. Once absorbed I hardly notice it’s on my skin at all. It actually lets my skin breathe!! It’s very affordable and I can pick it up with my groceries, which is very convenient when I’m running low. It lasts through exercise as well which is another win!!. I do find it a bit heavy for the face but I use Neutrogena healthy skin SPF 30+ for oily skin on my face instead.
Rating: Aug 23, 2012 10:19pm
Blends easily, fantastic protection and lightweight. Loving this sunscreen. The bottle cannot spill easily and it is slim which makes it easier for me to carry it around for re-applications during the day.
Rating: Aug 15, 2012 8:54pm
Easy to use as it is not greasy. It leaves a light fragrance. Best of all, it provides excellent spf cover - my freckles have not increased in number ever since using this.
Rating: Jul 28, 2012 12:23am
made me break out like crazy!
I know that alot of people like this sunscreen, and so I decided to try it. But it became apparent after a few days of using it that it just wasn't going to work for me:( my skin normally isn't too bad but as soon as I started using this, I was breakout galore! I still gave it 2 stars though, cause it offered really good sun protection:)
Rating: Jun 19, 2012 10:45pm
I like this sunscreen. It is a lot less greasy than other sunscreens and absorbs well into the skin. It's great because it blends in easily and doesn't leave a white look to your skin. It works great on my sensitive skin and doesn't cause any irritation, though it does have a light scent. I've used this on both my body and face and it works great for both. The downside is it's a bit expensive.
Rating: Jun 14, 2012 9:48am
A good sunscreen
I love it because it has a high protection, doesn't feel greasy and doesn't have a strong scent. Its non-comedogenic so it doesn't block pores, it lasts a long time and the bottle is nice and small so i can put it in my handbag and reapply when i walk home from uni. Its a sunscreen good for going to uni or work, rather than one that you would wear to the beach or for exercise as its a little pricey.
Rating: May 10, 2012 7:50pm
Great for oily skin
This is awesome for oily skin. I've tried facial sunscreens that have felt thick, clogging, greasy - this is none of these. It absorbs well, sinks in and gives great coverage. I love it, it has great protection and is a non greasy sunscreen for my oily/combination skin. A real find.
Rating: May 1, 2012 10:30pm
Finally a sunscreen I can use under makeup!
I absolutely love this!Most sunscreens turn my mineral foundation a few shades darker when I use them under makeup (or cause breakouts)...
This one is so lightweight and non greasy it is fantastic under makeup and doesnt cause breakouts:).Also has a high spf rating which is great for the hot Australian climate.Bargain price too as a little goes a long way!Will definately be repurchasing.
Rating: Mar 17, 2012 6:18pm
best sunscreen i've used
this sunscreen is amazing! its non greasy, which is awesome because i get tonnes of breakouts in the T-Zone area. a little goes a long way too, so it lasts really long. i got it for free with my easter show bag, so YAY. definitely buying again once i finished. the reason i took away one star is because i had an allergy reaction to it awhile ago, but i decided to try it again and now its fine. the spf30+ is a bonus too. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. :)
Rating: Jan 29, 2012 5:00pm
Love it - great for sport too
This sunscreen has a great dry touch, non-greasy finish. It doesn't upset my sensitive skin. I have done intense cycling efforts for 3+ hours, sweating lots in the summer heat and not got burnt. I am interested in trying the sport version but am scared to change after my recent experience switching up the neutrogena face sunscreens.
Rating: Jan 27, 2012 1:49pm
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Lotion SPF 30+
I've been searching for a sunscreen that didn't leave my skin feeling greasy like most sunscreens do, and this is it. It is waterproof, sweatproof, PABA-free and noncomedogenic (won't clog pores). It absorbs quickly (without leaving a ghostly look) and moisturizes my skin while protecting it from the sun. It comes in a convenient 85ml size.
Rating: Dec 12, 2011 9:21pm
Who would have thought that a sunscreen could be non-greasy... not me thats for sure.
Lucky for me I won this product as apart of the glosscar prize pack and its defiantly holding up its title as an award winning product.
The formula is thick but non-greasy and easy enough to rub into your whole body... I use it on my face, legs, arms, neck... everywhere! The bottle is super sturdy and will not slip open in your beach bag (yes I have had that happen to me before) ..
The only improvement I could say was that the lid is a twist and can get lost or sandy if you are not careful, I prefer to have an attached lid to avoid this.
Rating: Dec 10, 2011 9:56am
Hello new Holy Grail!
Aaah, okay, I just.. I don't have anything bad to say about this, it is perfect!
Neutrogena has to be my favourite brand ever for anything skin care related. It is the one brand that my dermatologist recommended to me for my acne-prone skin. I have been meaning to try the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Face Sunscreen Lotion for a year but never got round to buying it. Why? Because I was skeptical. A sunscreen that provides a matte finish that is light weight and oil free? Puh-leeaase, I've heard that one before..
But omgsh, I should never have doubted Neutrogena because this stuff is amazing! I finally tried it when my mum received this in the 30ml. I begged to have it (they wouldn't use it anyway...) and have been using it pretty much everyday since! It definitely does what it says. It's lightweight, matte, soft, very easy to apply and while the smell might tick some people off, I think it's comforting. In the strong sun, I have not burned since which is great and I will be purchasing the full bottle sized of this soon.
Rating: Nov 13, 2011 9:31am
Non-greasy and protected!
I also got this in the in the mail from Neutrogena, I got a full size from their facebook page when they were giving them out for the day. I have always used sunscreens that make your skin look a bit greasy, but this is amazing! The formula is so thick, and once it has been rubbed in its non-greasy. It doesn't make my body look shiny, and i'm protected with SPF30! This will be living in my handbag over summer time so i'm never without it! I would buy this again, I think its the best sunscreen ive ever used.
Rating: Nov 9, 2011 2:30pm
Light and Lovely!
This is a great sunscreen and applies excellently. As the bottle says- it is very sheer and leaves little to no white cream on the skin. I really love the smell of this sun cream, and it isn’t the typical sun cream smell. It is a more beachy and floral scent which is perfect for a summer day out!
It has 4 hours water resistance, which is something I really look for, as I am not a fan of reapplying cream all day long.
Although it feels lovely on, I did find that it left a slightly greasy residue behind, but this is only noticeable when it is first applied and does go away quite quickly. The product does so oil free, so I assume that is why it doesn’t stay around very long.
A fantastic product for the price, and one that has a lot of protection when out in the sun. I will definitely recommend.
Rating: Nov 2, 2011 1:52pm
My new HG product
I recieved this in the mail from Neutrogena as part of their free full size trial promo they had on. I must say when i first got it i thought the packaging was very nice, but didnt bother to use it untill the weekend when i was going to be home and have no makeup on , as i can never wear sunscreen under my makeup!! Anyway, i put this on, and OMG its amazing! SPF 30, non greasy and literally dry touch ! I have been using it for a week now, every day without fail, under my makeup. It sinks in, and dries , doesnt feel oily when my makeups on. I even put my regular moisturiser on top of it. Im pretty stoked actually and will definately re purchase when it runs out.
Rating: Oct 8, 2011 3:40pm
I got this free somewhere I think in a show bag and then one day I was going somewhere where there was full of sun and I used this sunscreen and this totally worked and it feels great and it smells better than some brands and it doesn't feel so oily and greasy like some of the sport sunscreen and i would buy it again if it wasn't so expensive!
Rating: Sep 23, 2011 9:34pm
Best budget sunscreen!
I really like this sunscreen, it lightwieght and it lasts forever. it offers the ultimate protection UVA and UVB I actually dont like the dry touch effect but its perfect for oiler days
Rating: Aug 27, 2011 7:34pm
Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch
I can definitely say that this sunscreen is dry touch. It absorbs so quickly, which is amazing, because I use it on my face and I hate it when I can still feel sunscreen on my face and it feels really greasy and gross. It does leave my face shiny, but I've come to accept that all SPFs are going to do this to my skin. This sunscreen is also really good for the rest of the body - it absorbs super quickly and doesn't take forever to rub in. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a top-notch sunscreen.
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 10:29pm
Its important for me to find a good sunscreen because of how sensitive and easily burnt my skin can be! This suncreen is great because contains patented helioplex and also protects my face against UVA and UVB rays!
The texture of this sunscreen is quite creamy but it is very easily absorbed into my dry skin! It is also quite a matte finish and works great as a make up base
The lotion does have a suncreen smell whihc does not irriatet me and after half an hour or so it fades away!
This small bottle is very compact but it does wonders! I pop it on my bag for days where I am on the go and for touch ups if necessary.
The sunscreen comes in a squeeze top bottle and I am able to control how much I want to come out!
Great Value for money !
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 4:30pm
Dry protection perfection & Glosscar candidate
I've used this Neutrogena sunscreen, and it's equally great sister product which is a moisturiser, both being ideal for combination/oily skin...particularly in the sticky months of summer... but is fantastic year round.
The clincher for me is that this sunscreen dries to a matte silky finish which I just love, at the beach it's perfect as there are no sticky patches to have sand adhere to!!
The trademark simplicity of Neutrogena packaging is also found in the packaging of this product with it's simple white and powder tube blue with grey, yellow and red accents. The lotion itself is a thin white consistency and spreads easily, and is quickly absorbed leaving hardly any trace on the skin.The light sunscreen fragrance is aromatic but unoffensive.
I'm giving Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Lotion 30+ five stars because it really delivers!
Rating: Aug 10, 2011 11:25pm
Great protection, great product!
The first time I tried this was probably close to two years ago as part of the trial team but it has since become one of my favourites and one of a few sunscreens that I always have a tube of. I like the tube because it looks so simple but yet its matte texture gives me an impression the sunscreen inside will be like this! And as I found out after using it this is kind of true! When I first applied it to my face it did look a bit shiny but after leaving it a few minutes it was absorbed and you could no longer tell it was there. I’m guessing that is what they mean by dry touch – that it is really lightweight and yes I guess leaves your skin dry to touch after a few minutes. I have found that it also works well under makeup but for me it is usually a sunscreen I save for hot days outside which means I am either somewhere like the beach where I don’t need makeup, or it is so hot outside makeup just slides off anyway. I like the consistency of the sunscreen as it is quite thick which means it is easy to get out without making a mess, but I did find sometimes a bit hard to get a good amount out when you’re trying to cover your whole leg or arm etc.
This lotion does have a sunscreen smell, but hey it is a sunscreen so you have to expect that! That said though the smell is not too strong and is only really noticeable on application. I’ve used this sunscreen on really hot sunny days and it has worked really well. One instance in particular that is particularly memorable is being at a music festival in Victoria when it was 40 degrees (very hot and sunny, especially because I’m from Tassie) and all I had for protection apart from a hat was my Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch lotion. Turns out to my surprise that even after this scorching hot day I was not burnt! This amazed me a little because usually no matter how much sunscreen I lather on and how often I reapply I still end up at least a bit burnt! This occasion really convinced me that this is a great sunscreen that really protects, and I’ll be definitely taking it next time I’m going to be out in the hot sun! After this I will be definitely repurchasing this again and again as I already loved everything else about it and this occasion proved its performance! It is slightly pricey, but I’m willing to pay a few extra dollars to protect my skin!
Rating: Aug 7, 2011 6:34pm
Protects you for a long time
This squeeze-top sunscreen is perfect for all skin types. It has a delicate scent which wont be a bother to anyone and has 30+ SPF with Helioplex technology (The company's way of saying- this is super protective!) I've had mine for around 6 months and using it often means that I have used it all up. However it did last me a while and i will repurchase it as i never burned with this on.
Rating: Jul 29, 2011 12:37pm
Good Everyday Sunblock
It’s not often I would spend any length of time outdoors, but when I know I’m going to be exposed to the elements this is the sunscreen I tend to reach for. It’s relatively inexpensive and that’s the main motivating factor in my purchase of this product. I am also aware that Neutrogena has a good reputation for its sun care range and I wanted a sunscreen that’s not too heavy for the face.
As far as sunscreens go this is sheerer than some. I wouldn’t entirely agree that once on the skin this product is ‘dry’ to the touch as it claims, but it certainly isn’t as heavy or greasy as some I’ve used. When applying it I tend to use a fairly generous amount, but it does sink in/dry slightly so you aren’t exactly left feeling like a grease ball. I find it really evens out my complexion too, and it can look nice underneath foundation. It has a light but not unpleasant fragrance.
I believe it’s important to wear proper sun protection (especially on the face) as in the past I have relied on moisturisers containing SPF, and have ended up being burnt. I haven’t experienced any sunburn after using this product, and have often spent hours in the sun. I find this to be a really reliable product and one I will likely purchase again.
Rating: Jul 24, 2011 8:52pm
Am I really wearing sunscreen!
As someone with long hair, my pet hate is greasy sunscreen. Thankfully, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Suncreen Lotion is true to it's name.
A thin, white cream, it quickly becomes transparent upon application and dry to the touch. The finish is absolutely non-greasy, and will not transfer to clothes or hair. On the skin, it feels lighter than a moisturiser, let alone a traditional sunscreen. It will truly change any pre-conceptions about how sunscreens look and feel on the skin.
Despite it's lightness, it is one powerful sunscreen. Neutrogena claim its patented helioplex technology provide the highest possible protection from the sun, and having tested it on my ultra-fair skin during harsh weather, I think they are on to something!
The scent is fresh and not overpowering.
An absolute winner!
Rating: Jul 2, 2011 10:07pm
there are better out there
I was putting this on my face and when some of it got it my eye it STUNG. Soon after my face felt tight and tingly. Also, they say that it's light weight but the weight of this sunscreen in my opinion is equivalent to a foundation (felt like there was a mask on my face). On hot days this product feels like it's gonna be sweated off. I'd rather spend some more money and find a better product.
Rating: May 26, 2011 7:13pm
There are better choices out there
Dry touch? I don’t think so.
This sunscreen left my skin quite dewy, and not matte like I expected.
The packaging on the other hand is actually quite good, it comes in a squeezy tube which allows you to control how much product you want.
Even though this works well (as a sunscreen overall), I was left dumbfounded. I had high expectations for this product, but it just didn't seem to give me the wow factor. I would not recommend this for anyone because there are cheaper sunscreens that work the same.
Rating: Apr 23, 2011 11:01am
This sunscreen feels really light and leaves my skin smooth, just like it claims! The texture of it isn't that great - it feels a bit greasy just like other sunscreens. Also the smell isn't nice but overall, its a great sunscreen for everyday use!
Rating: Apr 16, 2011 1:02pm
This sunscreen is amazing if you have really oily skin.
it protects and moisturises your skin without sinking into yours pores too much. i have really oily skin and this is the first sunscreen i have been able to use without getting breakouts. instead it helps prevent breakouts and feels amazing on your skin. The only thing i don't like about it is that it makes your skin quite shiny, but apart from that it's amazing. it feels light on your skin and has a high SPF so it protects your skin really well
Rating: Apr 1, 2011 2:03am
Great face sunscreen so far
It's the best face sunscreen I've come across so far. My skin gets burnt really easily and not many facial products seem to work. However, I've found that on really sunny days I need to reapply every 2 to 3 hours. However, the small bottles are great to carry around.
This product didn't make me break out and isn't greasy. The only problem I have with it is that I need to use a moisturiser under it and it doesn't have a smooth finish,
Rating: Mar 27, 2011 12:52pm
This sunscreen is soooooooooo lightweight, i can barely feel it when i put it on, even when i put a moisturizer on after! the small bottle is worth the price, because it lasts a long time.
Rating: Feb 9, 2011 1:31pm
I love this sunscreen. I hate suncreens that leave you skin feeling sticky or oily, even just a little bit. This sunscreen goes on easily and within seconds you don't feel like you're waearing sunscreen at all. The tube is easy to carry around in your bag aswell. I have fair skin and haven't gotten burned once wearing this product.
Rating: Feb 2, 2011 10:16am
Best sunscreen ever
I have 3 different sunscreens from this line - Ultra Sheer Lotion SPF 15, Ultra Sheer Lightweight Daily Face, Ultra Sheer Hydrating Daily Face - and all of them are fabulous! I have oily and acne prone skin and this really does reduce the oils visible throughout the day. I believe the ultra sheer lotion is the most mattifying of three and best bang for your buck! As for the lightweight and hydrating sunscreen, I feel that the latter is much more fast absorbing and mattifying.
Rating: Feb 1, 2011 2:35pm
Lives up to its claims
I love thd dry-touch finish. I live in a hot and humid location and even when I feel sticky, my face remains dry. It always acts as a good base under makeup.
The sun protection is great - I have remained the same pale shade in winter and summer even though I'm often out on boats. People don't believe I live in Queensland because of my pale complexion despite my active lifestyle.
The only thing I don't like is that this sunscreen can irritate your eyes so please avoid applying this near your eyes - it will hurt!
Rating: Jan 31, 2011 12:11am
Great for Sensitive Skin & Economical
When this sunscreen was first feature I determined to try it.
I have very sensitive skin and have had heaps of problems in the past with them. Unfortunately with age and pigmentation I really need to use one. I found that this works really well and I had no adverse effects from it. This was a big Plus. No skin eruptions either and no redness or sunburn.
It is a very fine fluid and not a lot is required, so be economical when dispensing it onto the palm. This cream spreads very quickly and easily. There was no white residue which is great & it is completely transparent when on
Rating: Jan 29, 2011 4:39pm
perfect for everyday!
Finding a right sunscreen for my face and body is a essential hunt if you had skin like me. i have fair to medium skin and usually in the sun i would produce freckles and my skin would become scaly and dry. when i used the ultra sheer sunscreen by Neutrogena i was so surprised that it did not make me any more whiter than i was, it took a couple of seconds for it settle into my skin and then it just become like my second skin, not a greasy film over my skin at all.
im quite acne prone when it comes to my face, and i needed a sunscreen that wont clog my pores and make my face look like it was drenched in oil. Neutrogena claims to be "lightweight" and produces a "non shiny finish". This is how i would describe the feeling of wearing the sunscreen on my face. it didnt feel heavy under my makeup and didnt make my face look soaked in oil. of course, blotting was essential, but i found that i didnt need extra blotting wearing the sunscreen. Thumbs up!
I even went to a chinese new year festival wearing this sunscreen, and usually when i attend outdoor events, dirt would stick onto my legs due to the greasy sunscreen and make it looks black and dirty. but with the ultra sheer i found no black patches and by the end of the day i found my arms and legs looking clean and feeling moist.
Rating: Jan 22, 2011 12:40pm
A sunscreen that doesn't give you an ashy look!
I am a dark skinned gal who could never find a sunscreen that absorbed nicely into the skin and didn't make me look ashy. Well, I was about to give up until I tried the Neurtrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen and it was perfect....no ashy look, blended into the skin nicely, no shine and excellent sun block. I also found that my sensitive skin didn't react to the product when I applied it and didn't make me break out. Dark skinned beauties this is a must to include in your day to day beauty regime.
Rating: Jan 18, 2011 2:09pm
Light and dry sunscreen on oily or combination skin
I've been having trouble finding sunscreen that doesn't leave my skin stickiness and make it look oily on my T-zone as I've combination skin type.
This one is very light on skin whilst having dry finish which makes it easier to put make up on and doesn't make the make up melt after a few hours.
It's SPF 30+ means that you don't need to reapply as often as other makeup with low SPFs e.g. tinted moisturizer.
Rating: Jan 14, 2011 7:16pm
I tried this for the first time, after seeing all the beauties' raving comments! It was great!! The lotion is thicker than your average sunscreen but I could feel the dry-touch technology Neutrogena has used in this lotion because after applying it, I didn't feel anything! I'd wear this everyday, whenever I leave the house. I bought it from Target when they had a sale last week and it was $14.36.
Rating: Jan 12, 2011 4:35pm
i found this sunscreen very nice.it wasnt greasy like most,and didnt irritate my psoriasis.
Rating: Jan 9, 2011 12:15pm
Suitable for Beautyheaven Beach Bunnies!
I got selected as part of the Trial Team, and I LOVED IT. I'm the kinda girl who spends all day at the beach, so this is perfect. Goes on smooth (albeit a little thickly) and offers full all-day sun protection. Surfing, swimming whatever, it stays on for at least four hours. I loved it. Not really suitable for everyday use though because it's too heavy.
Rating: Jan 7, 2011 9:22pm
not oily or greasy and no smell
applies thin and non greasy. doesn't clog pores and works better than any other sunscreen i've tried. i have not tanned or turned red after 4 hours on the beach with this sunscreen. i've used a cancer council sports sunscreen and i've burned a bit after 3 hours. a little of this goes a long way and it spreads evenly and well. feels matte when tried like a thin powdered layer on the face.
Rating: Jan 7, 2011 11:08am
Great of the price.
It's soft on my skin and I found it stayed on even after going into the water, I reply it when my skin was still wet and it went on fine.
Rating: Jan 5, 2011 3:36pm
I am sorry but it is bad~
My skins simply hate this sunscreen. The smell is not good, and the so-called non-oily ingredient simply apply a greasy layer on my skin= breakout after using it for one whole day! Now I am using it on my body only instead of my face nor neck!
Rating: Dec 30, 2010 4:16pm
Awesome but not for sensitive skin
give it a good 5 minutes to sit on your skin.
Rating: Dec 20, 2010 1:20pm
Good price, good product
I have finally found a reasonably priced easily absorbed sunscreen. I love that this does not leave your skin looking oily or covered in a white film. This is the perfect size to keep in your handbag for all those times you find yourself caught outside in the blazing sunshine. And it works.
Rating: Dec 19, 2010 10:50pm
A must sunscreen
It was sent to me as part of a trial team. I was always keen to give it a try as heard quite good reviews about the product and BH has fulfilled my that desire to give it a go. The packaging is impressive as it comes in a handy tube which is easy to carry with you at all times and easy in application.It smells good, very pleasant indeed and not heavy as compared to most of the other sunscreens. The product is not lotion but creamy which is the best part so little amount is enough to use and is thick in texture.The sunscreen is easily absorbed by the skin without giving any oily or messy look. The name perfectly suits the product dry touch as it leaves the skin feeling non-oily and not leaving the face that white ghost effect which generally most of the sunscreens intend to do. Its water resistant so has long staying power and protects the skin against harmful radiations both UVA and UB which are injurious and results into cancer. It is approved by Skin Cancer Foundation Australia which is another plus point.
Rating: Dec 18, 2010 7:52pm
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Lotion
This product was sent to me as part of the BH Trial Team! It's always exciting to receive a new product to trial. As it’s a sunscreen - unfortunately as I live in Brisbane it has taken a few days to complete the trial as we have had horrific tropical storms. Finally we have had a spot or two of sunshine so perfect time for the trial.
The lotion is encased in a handy tube with a screw top lid which makes for easy application. It has a very delicate scent that is almost non-existant and it’s so incredibly lovely, smooth and creamy and it sinks in instantly! Unlike a lot of sunscreens I’ve used over the years this product (as the front of the tube says) actually leave a Dry-touch to my skin, which is completely foreign to me (to my delight!). Was great to pop on my arms, neck area while walking to and from work and left no residue on my clothing (huge bonus). I like that the tube is small enough to pop into my handbag/beach bag for re-application. It is also oil-free, PABA free and non-comedogenic. Very handy and easy for both myself and my partner. I absolutely would use this product long-term.
Overall I’m extremely satisfied with this product and is an essential for all beauties who live in our hot sunny climate. I also believe it is incredibly well priced, I am also delighted it is listed with an SPF 30+
Rating: Dec 16, 2010 2:52pm
I forgot to add that she has dry skin.
Rating: Dec 16, 2010 2:50pm
I got a bottle of this recently for free, but I gave it to my mum because I'm sensitive to a lot of sunscreens and just didn't want to risk it. Anyway, I thought I'd get her to tell me her thoughts on it. She said it was the best face sunscreen she'd ever used. She says it goes on easily, just like a nice moisturiser, and you don't have to wait for it to absorb before it looks ready to go. She says it lasts nicely, and doesn't disagree with her skin, by clogging or irritating.
Rating: Dec 15, 2010 2:36pm
Thanks to the ladys at BH for letting me trial this product!
I always saw this sunscreen whenever I go shopping but never really intended to buy it because there was always something else I wanted to buy instead at the time. But thankfully, I finally got to trial this!
The packaging looks very light and summery. It isn't too frilly and fancy, just simple enough for a sunscreen bottle. I like the matte feel of the packaging too and the cap is easy to take off and to put back on.
I found the sunscreen a bit thick and took some time and muscles to rub in so that the white cream would dissapear. It felt very matte which also reflects the packaging too perhaps? I applied tinted moisturiser on afterward and found that it didn't go on well when 'mixed' with the sunscreen sadly. The sunscreen didn't feel greasy or oily and it didn't leave the shiny sheen on my face like some other sunscreens. I also noticed that it made my face look a little pale if too much was applied. So be careful of that ladies!
The sunscreen had a fresh flowery smell to it but after a couple of minutes it went away which was alright with me because I don't like strong smells on my face which gives me a headache afterwards!
I went to the beach straight after I applied the sunscreen on and a couple hours of dips and dives in the water, I came out with the sunscreen still intact! I love the fact that it is SPF 30+ and 4 hours resistant. The size of the sunscreen is pretty generous too which would last me the whole summer months and maybe even nexy year too! :) I didn't get burnt when I got home which meant that the sunscreen did a fabulous job! It didn't make my face breakout and there was no irritation whatsoever.
I'd recommend this to those who love spending their summer days at the beach constantly because it really does provide the best protection out there. But for those who just want sunscreen to protect their skin for events like outdoor shopping or a walk in a park, I'd recommend something less heavy.
All in all, I was very pleased with this product and would use it every time I go to the beach! Thanks BH!
Rating: Dec 15, 2010 12:52pm
It comes in a handy, easy to use, 85ml tube that is lightweight enough to travel in your hand bag, beach or picnic bag. I really liked the tubes it’s modern look and colour scheme.
I went to a garden wedding on the weekend, which meant I was aware that I going to be exposed to the sun for most of the afternoon. I applied the cream straight after my shower and I liked the fact that the cream was slightly thicker than most suncreams, it went on my skin like regular moisturiser. I didn’t The Sunscreen was quickly absorbed and left no oily or shinny residue. My skin felt great and I felt reassured that my skin was going to be protected from the sun’s rays.
I am really impressed with the formula, which is light weight and dries to a matte finish. I didn’t notice a smell at all and I had absolutely no reactions.
I would definitely recommend using this sunscreen, your skin appears to be naked but in reality it is totally protected. I tried it out on my face, and I thought it worked well, though, I did apply it over my moisturiser as my skin is very dry. All in all, it’s a great summer buy.
Rating: Dec 14, 2010 11:30pm
Ultra Sheer DRY-TOUCH Sunscreen
This sunscreen is probably one of my favourites. It does not feel oily like many sunscreen lotions out there. It feels you leaving moisturised while at the same time protecting your skin. It has a gentle fragrance which lasts for a couple of hours. This is perfect for the face as it doesn’t clog any pores and the fact that its not greasy means that makeup can easily be applied on top of it. Will definitely buy again!
Rating: Dec 14, 2010 3:02pm
The first few times I used this, I felt that the perfume was too strong, but realised that it was only strong while applying and faded away quite quickly, so don't be put off by the strong fragrance.
Rating: Dec 14, 2010 11:23am
This product comes in the simple sunscreen 'squirt' packaging at a good size that you can easily fit into your bag. The fragance isn't too strong and is not the typical sunscreen smell either which is a plus. The texture of the sunscreen is not the smoothest and can be difficult to rub into your skin. However, once the product has been properly applied, it feels light and non-greasy which is part of the reason I would use this product again. The other reason is the fact that the product does protect your skin from the sun which is very important in an Australian summer! The product is also water resistant and does seem to last up to the 4 hours.
Rating: Dec 14, 2010 10:39am
Great for extreme sun!
I like this product, I feel it does a good job of holding up throughout the day. It's a thickish consistency which doesn't make it ideal to use as a primer. Instead, I mix in a small amount of my liquid foundation into the sunscreen I'm going to use on my face and rub it in. I find that this holds up better throughout the day. The sunscreen stays put, which is great as sometimes I find it sweats off at the end of the day.
My skin is oily/combination and with the help of some oil blotting papers in the afternoon, this didn't grease up my skin or make it extra shiny. It has a pleasant cream smell, didn't irritate my skin, and held up well. I'd definitely recommend for people out on the beach who need extra protection.
Rating: Dec 13, 2010 8:21pm
Good all rounder
I was sent this product to try as part of a trial team, lucky girl that I am, and what a perfect time of year it is to test this out! Being a very fair skinned individual lots of moles my dermatologist is constantly re-enforcing that sunscreen is a daily requirement for me. I am sure you are all aware though that finding a non greasy, non-smelly effective sunscreen that doesn't leave you looking like casper is a tough challenge. That being said neutrogena ticks a lot of boxes for me.
Firstly lets start with the superfical things, the packaging. Minimalistic and functional. Simple enough that my boyfriend can borrow it without feeling like he is being too "girly".
Now the important part, the product.
The product itself, though called a lotion is more of a cream texture to me and to me at least it seems to have at first a floral smell. The scent was not a big issue for me and it seemed to disappear quickly.
When applied the product rubs in well without leaving a white cast, it doesn't feel traditionally greasy like most sunscreens but it doesn't feel matte or non-existent either.
Importantly the product works in the sense that I have not been sunburnt whilst using it, and we have had a lot of sunny days in Perth lately.
So when I weight it up I arrive at a 4/5. It is still a bit "heavier" feeling that I would like, but it is certainly one of the best I have found and It does have a marginally annoying light floral odor BUT when you contrast that with UVA/UVB protection, water-resistant qualities and no skin cancer it is definitely a fabulous product.
I would recommend anyone in need of a good sunscreen that doesn't leave you white to have a go with this one.
NB: I did try this on my face purely for the sake of this review and I would say that I would use this on my face in a pinch. left me feeling a little greasy and not moisturised enough at the same time, but if you are in need of a product and don't have any on hand it is decent and didn't cause dreaded sunscreen breakouts.
Rating: Dec 13, 2010 6:49pm
I was really excited to trial this product as I have always wanted to try it ever since it came out on the market but couldn't tear myself away from using Bloom's Daily Shield.
To be honest I'm not that impressed by this product and I don't think its because I had high expectations. The texture is quite thick and I felt like I really needed to rub it in so there was a lot more tugging of the skin going on. At first I thought it might be because of the serum I was using underneath but it feels the same no matter what serum/moisturiser I use underneath. Also it meant that my foundation didn't apply as easily - my brush felt like it was dragging somewhat compared to when I use other sunscreens underneath - maybe its because it has a dry finish? I'm not sure.
The product does have a dry finish, though it actually takes about 30 seconds to become dry to the touch. Smell wise it smells quite strong and concentrated when you first apply it to the skin but fades a bit when it becomes 'dry'.
I have combination skin that is prone to dehydration and sometimes when I used this my skin felt more prone to dryness so I wouldn't recommend this to people who have dry skin. Its not a terrible product, and maybe for people with more oily skin this may be a great product, but for me it doesn't differentiate itself from other bulk of sunscreens out on the market. I found it to be very average.
So I don't think I will be using this product on my face (or even my neck), its back to Bloom's Daily Shield for me!
Rating: Dec 13, 2010 4:28pm
I love it! It's non greasy
I have the Healthy Defense for face. I love the non-greasy formula. And it glide on smoothly. One of the best sunscreen I have ever use.
Rating: Dec 12, 2010 8:05pm
A great all round sunscreen!
A fantastic sunscreen for the body! I have very fair skin and have been searching endlessly for a sunscreen that isn't hard to rub in, isn't greasy and doesn't leave too much of a white film. And I have found it! I initially started with the Neutrogena facial sunscreen for oily/combination skin and then moved onto this and I am never going back to any other sunscreen. If you want a sunscreen that you can put on and then forget about because it leaves no nasty film on the skin then this is it! Very highly recommended.
Rating: Dec 11, 2010 8:09am
This sunscreen works well at protecting you from the sun. It comes in a size great for taking in your handbag. Despite this I don't think it lives up to its claims. I find that it takes a long time to rub into the skin and then its still greasy like any other sunscreen. So I'm not sure where the Dry Touch came into play. I also find at $18 for an 85ml bottle it is not very cost effective for me as I would go through that in a month.
Rating: Dec 10, 2010 12:26pm
good for your face
Really good for your face as very light and non greasy. Was a little thick, but in a good way! I love the feeling of it and it lasted for quite a while. I didn't get sunburnt with it and it didn't have that horrible smell that most have. Really great product which leaves your skin feel super soft. Once you've applied it, it honestly feels like you are wearing nothing at all!
Rating: Dec 9, 2010 7:32pm
Not a fan...
I've tried the Lightweight Daily Face version of this and it didn't work for me at all. It left my face oily and shiny, since then I've been using it on my chest and shoulders instead and it works a lot better where my skin is dryer.
Rating: Dec 6, 2010 2:03pm
I had the pleasure of being part of BH's trial team for this product. I loved the texture, very light and not sticky, with no overwhelming smell. The only smell was a light 'sunscreeny' smell which faded quickly. It was absorbed quickly and did not stick to my clothes.
My only disappointment (and the reason why i only awarded 4 stars) is the fact that when i used this product on my face i had a very strong allergic reaction. This is no fault of Neutrogena's though, almost all face sunscreens that i've used have had an adverse effect on my facial skin. I have been using it on other parts of my body and its been great, so otherwise i'm perfectly happy!
Rating: Dec 5, 2010 2:57pm
So light for a 30+ sunscreen
Ultar Sheer immediately felt light on my skin. It was absorbed quickly and my skin was matte almost straight away. I love that this sunscreen is so protective (UVA and UVB protection) yet it is non-comedogenic and oil free. Just the right time of year to discover a great sunscreen.
Rating: Nov 29, 2010 7:02pm
Make it your routine
I keep it in my bathroom one for the face and one for the body and I am trying to re-educated myself and my daughter to use the product everyday before we go out. It just feels light on the skin and not heavy and oily, it doesn't smell like all the others, so you can still weigh your makeup
Rating: Nov 8, 2010 5:40pm
i use this every day under my foundation. it's not oily which is great and being non-comedogenic, doesn't cause pimples which is fantastic! i also like it because it's not too thick, some sunscrens are difficult to rub in because they are too gluggy. great sunscreen!
Rating: Nov 2, 2010 1:52am
Using it daily!
I use this sunscreen daily. Its not oily nor thick, but it alway absorbs quite well. I just skip primer before foundation. I this its one of the best sunscreen you can buy in supermarkets
Rating: Oct 26, 2010 2:02am
For Dry Skin
Maybe de-potting (de-bottling) into a container, might help. I'm gonna try that and hopefully it'll be alright to still use.
Rating: Oct 9, 2010 11:57pm
i like it because its light
its light and easy but sometimes when applying it doesn't seem to go on smoothly
Rating: Oct 4, 2010 7:26pm
A GREAT SUMMER MOISTURISER
Ultra Sheer Lightweight Daily Face is a great non-oily moisturiser although it fealt like I had to use more than I would normally use because it obsorbed so well.
A great product for the summer so you can't possibly forget to protect your face from the sun's damage. I would recommend using the SPF 15+ for winter.
Rating: Sep 28, 2010 1:29am
nice but not as effective as i'dlike.....
I live in Perth so that is a good test as to how effective a sunscreen is in our climate. I liked the feel of this cream on my skin it's not too thick and does have a hydrating quality, I didn't really notice a "powder" feel just a comfortable hydration. I've used it through a few sunny/winter days in Perth and took it to a trip to Cambodia recently and although I didn't get any break-outs I did burn a little, for my very fair skin I prefer to use a zinc cream or I end up with little brown sun-spots or burnt. Still it's a very good product, may be more suited to someone with a darker more robust skin type ; )
Rating: Sep 17, 2010 11:42pm
No powdery finish for me
I wear sunscreen everyday so when this item came out I was eager to try it because of the all the great reviews I heard. Upon application it left my skin looking a little greasy and for some reason I didnt get that powdery look. After trialling it a few times there was still no powdery look for me. Perhaps maybe because I applied a moisturiser underneath? For whatever reason I ended up applying a powder on top. The formula itself went on nicely on the skin, it did have a mild scent but all in all I think I'll stick to my normal sunscreen.
Rating: Aug 29, 2010 12:37pm
It's a nice sunscreen that gives good protection, a good primer, no breakouts from this, not oily all which I love!
Rating: Aug 19, 2010 10:47pm
I have this in the Daily Face for Combination/Oily skin because I did not want a greasy sunscreen. Its texture is light and watery but it's still quite hydrating but not too thick. It has a nice scent to it, not like the other sunscreens. It does leave a glowy finish on your face, but once you apply your foundation and powder to set, you're good to go. Love it!
Rating: Aug 18, 2010 2:12pm
Wonderful! Absorbs fast and stays put, perfect as a primer for foundation. Doesn't cause breakouts and feels like it's not even there! Be careful to not get it in your eyes as it can sting!
Rating: Aug 11, 2010 8:56pm
Perfect for many reasons!
I have acne-prone skin and this doesn't make me break out. The sunscreen is the perfect base for foundation as it melts into skin and absorbs well. You can barely feel it on your skin (if you even feel it at all). Recommended for everyday use!
Rating: Aug 10, 2010 6:55pm
I bought the facial sunscreen. I don't think this suits sensitive skin types, but the thing that I disliked the most was that even though it didn't feel oily at first, it did feel smooth in a silicone way as if it clung to my skin like a thin invisible film. Very soon it became oily in a smooth, slippery sense - reminiscent of that silicone feeling. I think i will look for a sunscreen that feels like it absorbs better so I can avoid that silk-grease feeling this one gives.
Rating: Aug 5, 2010 6:29pm
This is a lovely suncreen, especially for face. It doesn't leave a white streak and feels good on your skin, unlike lots of greasy sunscreens. Good size tube for handbag, but too pricy for all over body use.
Rating: Jul 19, 2010 11:32pm
Ultra Tricky Tube
Being a fair skinned gal, I use a lot of sunscreen and when Neutrogena first started advertising this product on TV, well, I sat up and took notice. I decided to buy the Ultra Sheer Hydrating Daily Face lotion which came in a somwhat small plastic tube. The problem for me was that I couldn't get any of the sunscreen out! I removed the narrow applicator lid at the top but even then I found it hard to shake out, it being quite a thick cream. When I did finally get the lotion out I did find it was a nice, non-greasy sunscreen that did not cause me to break out in spots like some and did give me good sun protection. However, it really didn't last very long and was way too frustrating to get out of the tube. Ultimately I wouldn't buy it again.
Rating: Jul 19, 2010 6:19pm
I could barely feel this on my skiN!
its perfect for summer and winter! the two extreme weathers in Australia!
I have the ultra sheer lotion in spf 15 and the mist in spf30! I highly recommend the mist spf 30+!
its non-oily, i did not break out and i could barely feel it, some sunscreens give that greasy feel after application but this one doesnt!
Rating: May 23, 2010 3:12pm
Great sunscreen with no grease feeling
I love this sunscreen. Although I have dry skin, some other sunscreen leave me a greasy feeling after applying. This sunscreen leaves me a soft feeling, nice texture after applying, I even use this for my face.
Rating: May 12, 2010 10:22pm
Goes on my skin matte and weightless
I grabbed this for a bargain $10 in kmart to test what all the fuss was about. I initially bought it due to reading about the ingredient helioplex which helps to give extra stability to the active sunscreen ingredients, providing longer sun protection.
Anyway I tested the product in store on my hands and it was quickly absorbed and did not leave any greasy feeling nor felt heavy at all. Bought the product and used it at home and had the same results on my face
I do find that after 3 hours or so my face becomes greasy. I don't know if I can attribute to this to the sunscreen or just my oily combo skin being its normal self. So if you have similar skin types as me, you will experience oiliness, but I don't think it is the fault of this product (go blame the genes)
Rating: May 12, 2010 10:28am
ultra sheer dry-touch sunscreen lotion
I have been using this sunscreen since about dec09 and find it great I also would recommend the the lightweight daily face cream. It makes a really good make up base if you have an oily t-zone like I do
Rating: May 11, 2010 11:53pm
This product is great! Doesn't get oily throughout the day and my skin feels so smooth straight after application. Great base for foundation too.
Rating: May 11, 2010 5:33pm
Great base , great skin!
I first used this product 3 weeks ago and i have been using it every day since. all i can say i WOW!
when i think of sunscreen i think of greasy, messy, breakouts in my skin, but with this face lotion sunscreen I didn't encounter any of those problem.
My skin is very senstivie to the sun, depsite it being pale olive in color, so i wanted to try this as it has SPF 30+ which is amazing.
It doesn;t break out on my tzone or clog my pores.
Another advantage is that becasue of its lightweight formula i can use it as a base for my foundation! It create a dewy look which is soo natural with my coverstay liquid foundation. Giving me a youthful and fresh complexion, even when i get no sleep!
So if you want a suncreen for everyday use without the gross heavy feeling of regular sunscreen, this one is worth a try!
Rating: May 4, 2010 6:18pm
Being a Glosscars winner, i knew i had to try this sunscreen out. It is not greasy or oily which is perfect for my combination/ oily skin. It leaves skin soft and leaves no white marks. I wear this under my foundation and it minimises oiliness and shine. It has now replaced my primer because it is more effective and plus there is the added bonus of sun protection. I use this everyday and will definitely buy it again!
Rating: May 3, 2010 5:36pm
Perfect For My Oily Pimple-Prone T-Zone!!!
I love this! No wonder it won a Glosscar Award! It's easy to apply and spread over my skin. This cream leaves no white residue (yay!) and is perfect for my oily-combination skin T-zone. The last thing I want is grease at the beach but I completely want full 30+ protection and this Neutrogena sunscreen delivers. I wear it while I have my exercise walks, jogs and swims and I know I will be completely protected. Since I've been wearing this my pimple-prone skin has had no breakouts and I'm actually finding my skin is looking nice and clear (yay again!). Other sunscreens have caused problems for my pimple-prone T-Zone but this one has let my skin breathe and stay healthy looking and clear.
I've searched and tried so many of the sunscreens for my face and this one is the best I've tried out of all of them. It's really working well for me and I'm excited I've got my hot little hands on this fantastic product. This is an absolute ♥♥♥♥FAVE♥♥♥♥!
I also love that it has this high-tech Helioplex component. This is a high quality sunscreen without the high price!
Rating: Apr 15, 2010 6:57pm
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Face- Combination
I have sensitive combination skin & tried this in the combination-oily variant & was overall impressed my this product. This is one of the best sunscreens I've ever tried, it left skin shine free & protected. It is non-drying when worn over moisturiser & is a good base for foundation. My only gripe is that it isn't very spreadable as it dries very quickly, I found I had to use for product then I normally would.
Rating: Apr 7, 2010 8:52pm
Light and clean feel
I love how this sunscreen when applied feels smooth not at all greasy. The formula is not runny or solid to the point it is not blendable, the texture is just perfect. It gives me great protection from the sun.
Rating: Mar 12, 2010 1:13pm
I love using this on my face as it protects and moisturises my skin. It is absorbed quite easily and protects my face from the harsh sun. I often carry this in my bag, definitely a great product!
Rating: Mar 3, 2010 3:41pm
i absolutely love this sunscreen, my skin is uneven(as in texture not tone) but its necessary for me to wear sunscreen everyday so i may have the slightest chance of rectifying that. this sunscreen protects me, feels nice on my skin but doesnt emphisise my problem skin. another bonus is it doesnt break me out or iritate my skin.
Rating: Mar 3, 2010 12:23pm
Get some Rays!
This is one of the better sunscreen lotions on the market. With the high SPF content it should be in everyones Beach bag. It was great to reapply at the beach without it attracting all the sand to my skin. The entire Ultra Sheer range is great and serves its purpose well.
Rating: Mar 1, 2010 10:17pm
light moisturiser perfect my primer
I put this as a primer before putting any foundation on. it is light and have sheer texture. the SPF 30 is the best and acts great as facial sunscreen. and the best too, i dont have to pay extra too for another sunscreen as i use this on my body.
no white streaks left as other sunscren and dont feel greasy at all. great protection at affordable price, thats what i need.
Rating: Mar 1, 2010 5:24pm
I love this because it absorbs so quickly into my skin. It doesnt make my face oily like some other sunscreens and smells nice too.
Rating: Feb 27, 2010 4:42pm
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+
I am skeptical when using sunscreens as I have oily skin to begin with so I have trouble finding one that offers enough SPF protection and yet still has a matte finish. I was excited to try out the new Neutrogena sun protection product as it claims to have a dry finish. The texture of the cream itself is very thick and white and it has a strong sunscreen scent that I find a bit overpowering. I prefer one that is more subtle or even unscented, as I tend to get a headache from using heavily perfumed skincare. I only used a small amount due to its consistency and a little was enough to cover my entire face and neck. On a positive note, I was surprised to see that it did absorb very well and left a dry finish, so in that respect it did live up to it's claims. The downfall though, is that it still left me with a shiny face within hours of the initial application. Due to this face I am not able to wear it my under makeup on a daily basis but I will keep it to use for when I am heading out to the beach instead, or even on my body for extra protection..
Rating: Feb 24, 2010 4:24pm
I use the hydrating face lotion and it's very sheer and very light. If you're after barely noticeable sunscreen, I highly recommend this.
Rating: Feb 23, 2010 5:30pm
Good, but better for the body
I have the SPF 30+ lotion, and think that it's a great sunscreen, but it's not moisturising, and hence better for the body. It also leaves a slight shiny finish, even if it feels matt. However, it never broke me out (and I'm acne-prone). The daily face sunscreen from this range is better for the face, as it has a milky texture, and feels more comfortable on the skin. I don't use the ultra sheer dry touch sunscreen on my face anymore, but happily use it on my arms, which tan quickly, and I know it will provide me with great protection.
Rating: Feb 22, 2010 12:47pm
I love this sunscreen! It is so light and non-greasy. I suffer from ezcema on my face and this doesn't react to it at all. I use it everyday, putting it on before my foundation.
Rating: Feb 20, 2010 8:46pm
I bought the Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+ and the Sheer Mist SPF 30+
The lotion delivers what it says, and I believe gives you a bonus of a 'primer' before applying my powder. It is quite thick and smells quite strong but the main things I like, is the fast absorbent of the sunscreen, the instant protection and works well when going swimming or to pool. Though the mist is quite oilier than the lotion but definitely gives you a fast coverage both body and face. Though if used on face, a quick pat is needed. Both are suitable for sensitive skin, like me and definitely would buy either of these again!
Rating: Feb 19, 2010 10:15am
Ultra Sheer Lightweight Daily Face
This is one of the best sunscreens I have every used. It does apply quite thick and is a small bottle but you only need a tiny little bit and it absorbs instantly into your skin.
When wearing it I dont feel like I am wearing anything at all and it applies quite matt onto the skin. It never leaves me looking oily or shinny and it great under foundation or a primer.
I am impressed with this sunscreen as it gives me protection but doesnt leave me looking like an oil slick. Even though I have the one for oily skin it keeps my skin nice and hydrated and doenst dry my skin out. I love it
Rating: Feb 18, 2010 5:27pm
no breakouts, non greasy and cheap. This is literally the best sunscreen I have ever used. I haven't broken out yet, and my face has actually improved since using this!
Rating: Feb 18, 2010 9:59am
it is dry-touch!
I really like this suncreen lotion although it smells ever so slightly of sunscreen (which makes sense, but I'm not a big fan of the smell). I have the oil-free version and I've found I haven't had any breakouts, and it dries quite quickly on the skin. It's not greasy at all, and although it is a little expensive, it's very worth it.
Rating: Feb 17, 2010 11:16pm
Sunscreen to go!
This sunscreen product by Neutrogena is advertised as an SPF30+ sunscreen with helioplex. The highest sunsreen protection in Australia of 30+ is important and I was immediately intrigued with the addition of helioplex. This ingredient offers a broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, which prevents from sundamage and blocks these harmful rays from penetrating the skin. With all these factors. I had to try this product.
This sunscreen now fits perfectly in my daily morning routine before applying my makeup foundation or tinted moisturiser. Even though foundations and tinted moisturisers contain SPF, I would sitll use this product. The texture is lightweight and non greasy (I have oily skin, and have no problems using this). Applying this over my face does not leave white marks on my skin and it absorbs quickly once applied. I wouldn't say this would be a primer for my usual makeup routine, so I would best described this product as a beneficial sun blocker lotion. This product is well worth a try and the price tag is reasonable too.
Rating: Feb 17, 2010 5:04pm
Sheer but smelly
The sunscreen lived up to its marketing as a lightweight moisturer that absorbed quick into the skin. However, they didn't mention the slight sour sunscreen smell, while not unbearable, took some time to get use to when you've lathered your face and neck with it. Overall, it's good sun protection for the price although I still got a bit of sheen after application.
Rating: Feb 16, 2010 10:52pm
A must have!
This sunscreen is designed for the body and there are also two versions for the face, one for oily skin and one is hydrating. Whilst this sunscreen is meant for the body, I use it on my face with no problems.
This truly is a Dry Touch Sunscreen. When I put it on it's weightless and I don't feel like I'm wearing anything at all. It sinks in quickly and once it has sunk in it's not at all oily or greasy, it's undetectable. I use this over the top of my moisturiser and under foundation. I've tried using it instead of moisturiser but it's not at all moisturising so I need to wear a moisturiser underneath it. For people with oily skin this would probably be fine to use in place of moisturiser.
Dry Touch Sunscreen is a SPF 30+ plus sunscreen lotion that is water resistant for four hours. It's oil free, PABA free and non comedogenic. I've been testing this out on myself and Mr GQ with great success. Mr GQ usually gets pimples when he wears sunscreen and he hasn't had any problems with this one.
I've found that this also works well as a primer. When used under make-up smooths out my foundation and helps it last longer.
This has now become a permanent fixture in our bathroom, although I have to buy two at a time because Mr GQ keeps on taking it to work.
I can't recommend this enough, it's the best sunscreen I've ever used!
Rating: Feb 16, 2010 7:48pm
I love the dry-touch technology used in this sunscreen. It glides on beautifully and doesn't leave a horrible sheen or make you look 'white'. My skin always feels lovely and silky smooth with this on :)
Rating: Feb 16, 2010 7:29pm
Love Love Love this product
I am always in search of a light weight sunscreen that will not make my face oilier then it already is, and this product has won me over. It is lightweight and doesnt make my skin look like "you can fry an egg on it". I only gave it a 4/5 because it is a little pricey for such a small package.
Rating: Feb 16, 2010 3:20pm
Ultra Sheer Lightweight Daily Face
This stuff is absolutely brilliant. I just spent the last 6 weeks in Costa Rica, where I spent the entire time outside plating trees. I have very fair skin, so in summer I don’t tan I only burn or freckle. I used this stuff everyday while I was over there, it smells great, doesn’t leave your skin oily, doesn’t attract the dirt, doesn’t cause pimples, protects against UVA and UVB rays, and it stoped my face from freckling. There is only one draw back, once my friends discovered how good it was, they kept “forgetting” to bring there sunscreen, so they could borrow mine.
Rating: Feb 16, 2010 1:52pm
matte feel but very thick formula
I do like the matte feel if this sunscreen but the formula is very thick. When I used it under my makeup it felt very cakey. However I have found that when I mix this sunscreen half-half with a moisturiser, it gives a better consistency and doesn't dry my skin out as much. I also didn't get sunburnt when mixing the sunscreen with moisturiser so hopefully mixing it doesn't alter the SPF.
Rating: Feb 15, 2010 9:56pm
I love how easy it is to use this because I have the aerosol can but that's about it for me. At first it seems to go on easily while moisturising as well, but then it takes on a sheen which if touched leaves a gross greasy residue! After a few hours (especially in the heat) my skin felt oily and sticky. Hearts for the easy to use spray application and nice smell but not much else.
Rating: Feb 15, 2010 5:05pm
Overall excellent sunsceen
First thing I love about this sunscreen is that it contains both UVA and UVB protection from the sun. It dries quickly to a matte finish and dosen't take alot of work for it to completely absorb into the skin. After application my skin feels very soft and light, as if I have nothing on and that my skin can breathe. Not once was my skin shiny or oily which is why I love that this sunscreen is oil free and PABA free. It works wonderfully as an alternative to a moisturiser or primer under your make-up and provides a great non-ghosting canvas for your make-up. Not once wearing this sunscreen was I ever burnt and it is great that it is 4 hours waters resistant. I will definitely purchase this again and would recommend it!
Rating: Feb 9, 2010 2:39am
Mediocre, at best.
While I will agree that this sunscreen is much better than the average sunscreen, such as the other brands you can find in Drugstores, it is extremely greasy. I use this for my face and body, and what puts me off is that it gives me a very oily shine that not only spoils my make-up but makes my skin look sweaty. I am also not a fan of the fragrance. It's lightly perfumed, but mostly it smells like sunscreen (Bleagh). Other than that, it is pretty okay. You must ensure that you rub it in properly. When I go running with this sunscreen on in the morning, it tends to streak and looks unsightly. But for the price, I do suppose it is worth it. I use this only because I bought two tubes (in great anticipation of its great properties, as many rave reviewers have mentioned). I will not repurchase however, once I'm done with these.
Rating: Jan 27, 2010 6:07pm
Ultra Sheer Sunscreen
It has a good thick texture that is east to apply. It's shiny at first but will disappears in minutes. It will be in my shopping cart again
Rating: Jan 26, 2010 1:50am
not for sensitive skin
I am using a benzoyl peroxide wash for my zits and tretinoin at night. When I tried the ultra sheer facial lotion for normal to oily skin, it made my face burn and turn red. Very disappointing, considering Neutrogena markets its products for sensitive skins.
Rating: Jan 22, 2010 9:00pm
I usually don't like spending like 16.00 on a product (especially sunscreen) without trying it BUT i love this. I have the spray version and it really feels that it is protecting you (by the way it is according to Australian scientific reviews AND it does not use nano-particles unlike some more popular products...cough Invisible Zinc). xox
Rating: Jan 7, 2010 9:13pm
The first thing i noticed about this sunscreen was that is was quite thick not runny like alot of others, i first thought it might be a little hard to rub in because of its thickness but it rubbed in quite easily and not at all streaky.
over all it is a light sunscreen not oily one bit with no left over residue. 5/5
Rating: Dec 14, 2009 4:15pm
not a fan
I have very sensitive facial skin and given all the rave reviews I thought I would give it a go. It applies beautifully and you wouldn't know you were wearing it - if you weren't me.
I had the usual reaction - I burst out in a rash and my eyes stung for days ( I take great care not to put it anywhere near my eyes) . My eyes are the ultimate test for facial sunscreen for me - so far I've only found 1 sunscreen which doesn't give me that reaction.
Having said all that - this will make a great body sunscreen.
Rating: Dec 9, 2009 10:56pm
Since trying Invisible zinc ESP Ive changed my mind about the 30ml oil-free version of this. Besides the bottle being used up quickly it is a powdery finish compared to IZ which sinks in to feel like nothing on.
Rating: Dec 7, 2009 7:16pm
neutrogeena ultra sheer real success
Apart from Very Very expensive suncreen, this stuff is the best I've ever tried - and when you have fair skin that goes red, doesn't tan peels and freckles (even in July) then U try them all. This product is not sticky and goes well around the neck and ears, (with very short hair). Really excellent value!
Rating: Nov 24, 2009 1:14am
Great as a daily face protector
I was given a sample of this at my local Priceline and I was quite pelased with this. I think it is very important to protect my face using products containing at least spf15 and this moisturiser provides that. I used this as a based under my liquid foundation and I had no problems using this.
Rating: Nov 12, 2009 11:24am
Sunscreen lotion and Daily Face Sunscreen.
My skin is sensitive and will usually break out in a ton of spots when I put sunscreen on my face so I hate doing it but I saw the ads for this saying it's SPF 30+ and non greasy so I thought I'd give it a try. Also the fact that it was neutrogena who specialise in skincare made me want to give it a go. It absorbed very quickly into my face and didn't have that horrible greasy sunscreen feel to it. I put my lightweight liquid foundation over the top and throughout that day forgot I had anything on my face.
The sunscreen lotion was pretty much the same but I have only been out and about wearing it so I haven't fully tested if it fully protects yet.
Rating: Nov 11, 2009 10:45pm
Ultre Sheer Hydrating Daily Face
I just bought this a week ago and I love it! It's not too creamy or too fluid, so it goes on smoothly and after 10 minutes its like I've got nothing on my skin. I especially like that it doubles as a moisturiser. Makes things so much easier! :)
Rating: Nov 10, 2009 12:50pm
This product is not oily as most sunscreen related products and makes your skin feel so nice and soft.
Rating: Nov 9, 2009 10:22pm
The body mist sprays a fine even mist over your skin leaving your skin protected from the sun. It applies instantly and even, and you dont need to rub in as it allows you to apply even 360degrees. The mist applies all over your body. It leaves a matt feel and doesnt leave that oily greasy feel that alot of sunscreens can. Smells really great too-and lasts for 4 hours, water resistant. Allows for even smooth coverage.
Rating: Nov 8, 2009 11:35am
Neutrogena Daily Face
I found this sunscreen to be quickly absorbed, although it felt a little gritty when applying. It provided a reasonable base for my makeup, however did not seem to provide a great deal of staying power throughout the day. In fact, towards the end of the day my face felt like I'd been at the beach and had that sandy feel to it. I wouldn't use this product on a daily basis, but would keep it handy for the beach when I want a more matte look.
Rating: Nov 8, 2009 3:06am
Ultra Sheer Lightweight Daily Face
Ultra Sheer Lightweight Daily Face
This is one of the best sunscreens I have every used. It does apply quite thick and is a small bottle but you only need a tiny little bit and it absorbs instantly into your skin.
When wearing it I dont feel like I am wearing anything at all and it applies quite matt onto the skin. It never leaves me looking oily or shinny and it great under foundation or a primer.
I am impressed with this sunscreen as it gives me protection but doesnt leave me looking like an oil slick. Even though I have the one for oily skin it keeps my skin nice and hydrated and doenst dry my skin out. I love it
Rating: Nov 7, 2009 10:36pm
After seeing numerous ads about this product I couldn't wait to try it out! I was a bit disappointed by the tiny bottle for just short of $15, you also need quite a bit of product. But it went on smoothly and my skin felt protected. It would make a nice smooth base under make up.
Rating: Nov 5, 2009 7:18pm
Beauty Must Have
This is a nice, light weight foundation that can be worn under makeup. It leaves the skin feeling moisturised and soft. It has a strong smell, but it isn’t over powering. A must have for every Australian.
Rating: Oct 26, 2009 9:36am
Really like it
I have oily skin and hate how most sunscreens make my skin look even oilier. I bought the 30ml version for oily skin and was very impressed. It did not make my skin oily at all, it comes out very thin and liquidy yet you still have to use a bit to cover your whole face. I will continue using this product and buy it again. It also didnt have a horrible sunscreen smell. You will forget your even wearing sunscreen.
Rating: Oct 21, 2009 8:27pm
The spray mist is quick and easy for the back, chest and hands. It sprays and covers evenly and the slight mist shows you if you have missed anywhere. Leaves a nice natural sheen/glow. Feels silky and smooth. There is a slight sunscreen smell close up but not offensive. Personally I wish there was a zinc based sunscreen mist as I only trust zinc 100% but Neutrogena actually say Helioplex is stable. It's water resistant but I wish it contained some antioxidants.
Rating: Oct 21, 2009 7:16pm
I have the oil-free face lotion and it works as a light moisturising makeup base with some oil-free matte foundation on top and I'm ready to go. It's silky matte not oily and Neutrogena actually says the sunscreen is stabilzed so I have some comfort but not as much as with zinc.
Rating: Oct 14, 2009 5:44pm
neutrogena ultra sheer daily face sunscreen lotion
since i have oily/ combination skin, i got normal to oily skin one.
I've tried so many sunscreen before, and ended up relying on moisturiser with spf more since normal sunscreen tend to give me a shiny appearance. this neutrogena sunscreen is different though. It's very light on your face and it feels like you put on nothing at all! So you dont have to worry about the shiny appearance after, and it doesnt have a very strong sunscreen scent. The downside is that it is probably a lot more exy than just the normal neutrogena helioplex sunscreen, since this one is only 30ml, and the texture is very very liquid
Rating: Oct 14, 2009 3:17pm
I have this in the hydrating lotion. I love the combination of a non-greasy sunscreen & a face lotion that goes well under make-up. My only complaint? The bottle seems to be made of a very hard plastic and its quite difficult to squeeze out the lotion!
Rating: Sep 24, 2009 9:06pm
I just got this sunscreen and I absolutely love it! It's not too oily and slimey, or too light and non-existent. It really lives up to its name and I can't wait for summer coz I know I'll be totally protected with Neutrogena.
Rating: Sep 24, 2009 6:25pm
I have just returned from a holiday in queensland and while I was up there I had to try out this sunscreen. Over all I think it did a fanastic job, it wasnt to oily and it felt good on my skin, I was in and out of the pool and beach water and it didnt wash off and kept my skin smooth without drying out, a thumbs up from me
Rating: Sep 21, 2009 6:05pm
I picked this up today, and to be honest, I am not a big fan of it. I don't even have that oily skin, just a little on my t-zone, but this felt a little greasy and oily on my face. I adore the scent, and I think as a body moisturizer this is fantastic, but for someone with normal and a little oily skin, I don't think this product would be suitable for the face.
Rating: Sep 15, 2009 11:29am
the perfect sunscreen
Dry touch sunscreen lotion and Daily face sunscreen lotion 30+. These would have to be the best sunscreen that I have come across. Think sunscreens are oily and sticky and leave you with breakouts, not Neutrogena. The moment you put it on it absorbs right into your skin with no stickiness at all. There is a light sunscreen scent to it but its very minimal. Your skin will feel soft and smooth with this on. It like a moisturiser its that light. I used the daily face first on its own and then later under foundation and it was wonderful. It didn't clash with my foundation nor did it make it heavy or greasy. It's so good you'll forget you've got it on.This is a great new product for summer.
Rating: Sep 15, 2009 10:49am
Ultra Sheet Dry Touch
I tried this product and it felt great on my skin...not too greasy had a great texture. I now use it every morning
Rating: Sep 14, 2009 7:48pm
Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+
I have been waiting for this release in Australia after hearing such great reviews online from other countries. As a student, the price of this product is slightly steep however for the product, it has incredible value. It absorbs well and only the smallest amount is needed. I use this for my face as well as my body. For my face, it seems to work well as a primer for my oily skin, mattifying it. The lotion itself is very lightweight. The scent is also light unlike other sunscreens. I definitely recommend this and will purchase again.
Rating: Sep 12, 2009 9:52pm
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Daily Face
I am fairly impressed with this as a facial sunscreen compared to the sunblock I tried to begin with, this is definately tailored for the face, whereas the previous one is more suited for your body. It is lightweight and easy to apply to my skin leaving matt finish, rather than a greasy sunscreen feel. It has a medium consistency not too runny nor too thick while it absorbs well with no sticky after feel. It also doesn’t clog my pores and is PABA-free which is a big plus where sunscreens are concerned. I have sensitive oily prone skin and I have not suffered any adverse reactions to this at all. Ultra Sheer Daily Face provides an excellent base under my makeup, and it also doubles up for me as a moisturiser. One downfall is I don't like the fact that it is scented as it smells too strongly of sunscreen for my liking. Apart from that I think this is excellent value for money and lives up to it's name.
Rating: Sep 7, 2009 3:33pm
Ultra Sheer SPF 30+ Sunscreen
Wow, a sunscreen that actually delivers what it says! The product comes out very thick, with a light aroma (definitely not the normal strong 'sunscreen' fragrance). On application a small amount covers a large area & it certainly goes far & I found it almost instantly sunk into my skin after only a small amount of rubbing. There is little to no residue, no stickiness & only a slight smell & only when you get up VERY close & personal. This is definitely the 'cleanest' & lightest feeling sunscreen I have ever used, it feels like you're not wearing anything at all, plus you get all the proper broadspectrum UV shield & no nasty parabens. Fantastic product, it's a 5 out of 5 for me & I will definitely be slathering this on all year round.
Rating: Sep 7, 2009 2:41pm
neutrogena dry touch sunscreen
The first thing i noticed about this sunscreen was the nice thick texture which means it is very easy to get the right amount out of the tube without making a mess. I love the look of the tube, it gives a good impression before even using it. When i first applied this to my face it looked a bit shiny but after a few minutes this disappeared and you couldn't tell it was there. It works well under foundation. It does have a bit of a sunscreen smell but it is not that strong. As yet i have not been able to test its full sun protection abilities with the weather but am happy with its 30+ SPF and 4 hour water resistance claims. I am happy with how it looks on my face, quite a matte finish. I would consider buying this although being a student the price is quite high compared to some other sunscreens available.
Rating: Sep 5, 2009 3:58pm
Overall great sunscreen which combats shine!
Whenever I try a new sunscreen I always do so with caution since I have an oily t-zone and really do not need anything to contribute to the oilness of my skin and clog my pores. So when I first applied the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen to my entire face, I was pleasently suprised. It dries quickly to a matte finish and dosen't take alot of work for it to completely absorb into the skin. After application my skin felt very soft and light, feeling as if I had nothing on and that my skin could breathe. Not once was my skin shiny or oily which is why I love that this sunscreen is oil free and PABA free for senstitive skin. It works wonderfully as an alternative to a moisturiser or primer under your make-up and provides a great non-ghosting canvas for your make-up. Not once wearing this sunscreen was I ever burnt (we recently had a few unexpected sunny days in sydney!) and it is great that it is 4 hours waters resistant. I will definitely purchase this again and would recommend it.
Rating: Sep 5, 2009 1:21pm
Excellent sun protection
Upon application this feels like a normal sunscreen – slightly greasy with a thick texture. After a few minutes however it soaks into the skin and leaves a powdery-feeling finish. I found that it made my skin smooth and because of this provided a great base for makeup. It did not ball up when I applied my foundation unlike sunscreens I have used in the past. As this sunscreen is not designed specifically for the face, I found that it was not really moisturising so I used rosehip oil underneath this which worked beautifully. A definite advantage of this sunscreen is that it contains both UVA protection against the skin-aging affects of the sun, and UVB protection against sunburn. The packaging is an easy to use squeeze tube. I would definitely purchase this product again to use as an all-over body sunscreen, but would be interested in buying the dry-touch face sunscreen to test out its moisturising properties. For reference I have normal-dry skin.
Rating: Sep 5, 2009 10:13am
Just didnt like my skin
i wasnt sure with this product as that other types of their skin range i had a reaction too... it smelt lovely, yet once i applied to my skin, i found that my skin was not absorbing it too fast... it left an oily rim so i couldnt really put makeup on afterwards. I found the coverage really good. and i loved that it has spf in it!! i am not sure it suits my skin but i know many friends who would love this product!
Rating: Aug 31, 2009 1:46pm
Fantastic sunscreen for oily skin!
I was intrigued to try this product as I haven't used a Neutrogena product in a while as they often have irritated my sensitive skin in the past, but as this was a sensitive formula without PABAs (a common irritant in sunscreen) I was keen to try it out! I started off by testing it on my neck (more sensitive than my face, if my neck was ok with it I knew my face would be!) and all went well. I then applied it in the morning instead of my usual moisturiser. It does dry to a matte finish which is a great start! I then found throughout the day that I didn't get nearly as oily as I usually do - it was the equivelant of me wearing a mattifier under my makeup! I was suitably impressed - and love that it provides me with broad spectrum sun protection, without clogging my pores. The tube is also a very decent size so there's plenty in there to use on your body too! I would definitely recommend this sunscreen - they've really done well with this one!
Rating: Aug 30, 2009 4:47pm
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+
I have been using this product everyday under my foundation for the past week and love it! I have previously been using a foundation with sunscreen most days as I find that my foundation usually slides off when I wear spf 30 sunscreen or moisturiser underneath. When I use the Ultra Sheer, I can use less foundation as I don't have to cover my whole face for sun protection... my husband commented that my face looked more natural. The product sinks straight in and doesn't look greasy, even by the end of the day. My only criticism is that is does have that 'sunscreen' smell when you first apply it, but it fades after an hour or two. With the lovely Sydney weather today I got to try it on my body, and was surprised that even after reapplication, it doesn't ball up or have that 'ghosting' effect that makes you look freakishly white. It stayed pretty much matte the whole day. A great all over sunscreen for both daily use on the face and body!
Rating: Aug 30, 2009 3:52pm
Lightweight, clean feel...
The first thing I noticed about this was the 4hrs water resistant written on the tube... so far it is the only sunscreen claiming not to feel like a sunscreen that is water resistant that I've seen. That got me eager to try it because of my very fair skin.
Although the formula is thicker than most sunscreens I've tried, it doesnt feel thick and greasy once its rubbed in. It does still smell slightly of sunscreen but its nothing a spritz of perfume wont cover up. Im in Melbourne and the weather has been pretty miserable lately so I haven't been able to check its sun protection abilities just yet but I have full confidence in it.
Rating: Aug 21, 2009 7:10pm
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion
I get really oil slicked and hate using sunscreen separately on my face and prefer one in my mineral foundation. Although, it is more important to use a protection that is based wholly on its purpose, which is what this sunscreen does. It is most definitely not greasy, but powdery, velvety soft and I found it stayed on all day without sliding my minerals off. It is a fantastic primer and I am suprised the tube is big enough to use all over my body too!
No irritations, stays on in the water and the thing I am really satisfied with is that it doesn't ball up or go wierd on the skin when I re-apply out of the water. This is what makes it different to other sunscreens along with the Helioplex technology. This sunscreen in fantastic for the next gruelling summer. I am actually really happy to be set for summer. Thankyou BH
Rating: Aug 20, 2009 7:48am
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch
I am really sceptical when using sunscreens as I have oily skin to begin with so I have trouble finding one that offers enough spf protection and still has a matte finish. I was excited to try out the new Neutrogena one as it claims to have a dry finish. I noticed the cream itself is very thick and white and it has a strong sunscreen scent that I find a bit overpowering as I prefer something more subtle. I only used a small amount due to its consistency and was surprised to see it did absorb very well and left a dry finish, so in that respect it did live up to it's claims.
The downfall for me is that it still left me with a shiny face. For me it is not something that I am able to wear under makeup but I will keep it to use for when I am heading out to the beach instead, or just use it on my body for protection.
Rating: Aug 5, 2009 6:38pm
Ultra-sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen
My cousin from canada gave me abit of this stuff the other week as i didn't have mine on hand. Not sure if she got it her or overseas but it is faaaaantastic, very light weight.It really does leave your skin soft too as if you have lightly dusted powder over so is very matte....just how i like it.so def does not leave you looking like a grease ball. It did not aggravate my skin at all and did not block my pores like others have. i genuinely loved this one.