Monday, June 23, 2008
Product in question? Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 with Helioplex. This stuff is seriously amazing!
Smell: They say it smells “light and fresh”. Um, okay, so it definitely don’t smell fresh – I can smell the typical sunblock-y scent. However, it is light! Meaning, though it’s there, it’s not as obvious as it usually is with a drugstore sunscreen.
Look: I think it leaves a bit of a whitish cast, but this was no problem for me – I’m not into tans anyways, obviously!
Price: For a drugstore sunblock, this is probably on the high end. However, I got two tubes (regular size) for $20-ish at Costco, so it was a steal for me! I can definitely see mom and I using them, or at least most of them, by the end of the summer, so it’s not like I bought two and will only use one.
Finish: Satiny smooth. Like, actually. Once rubbed in and allowed to sit (five minutes or so), the only evidences of sunscreen were a) the smell, and b)the unusually soft, smooth, dry, and satiny skin on my body. I put some of this on my face, too, and it was fine! Didn’t feel too heavy or sticky, and after a two-hour hard bike ride with mom, I still had to use cleanser to get this all off! Great finish, great staying power.
Taste: Just kidding. I would never eat this stuff :P
The verdict: Buy buy buy! If you’re looking for a great drugstore sunscreen, this is it! Keep in mind, though, that you should probably just buy one and see if you like it first – my sister had a bad allergic reaction when we spot tested her, the patch got all red and hive-y! We have yet to find her a sunscreen that she’s not allergic to, though, and when we do, I’ll post :)