Product: Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF30

What they say:

A featherweight, easily absorbed sunblock that protects and restores the appearance of healthy skin.

Prevents signs of premature aging caused by environmental exposure by delivering high SPF protection and intense hydration with an oil-free, matte finish.

The truth? Talk about a gross mess! Though it felt smooth upon application, the second I looked in the mirror, I soon saw the sticky, shiny finish it left! My skin was incredibly oily after only two hours — and this is after I drowned myself in silica spheres to try to counter the shininess. I don’t think I’ve ever been quite this disgusted with a product!

What’s even worse: it ate through my plastic. Ate through my plastic. I had it in a five gram jar, and now the jar is toast. There’s a white outline where the sunscreen was, and yes — I’ve tried washing it. It’s damage, not just residue. On top of this, it’s only SPF30, contains parabens and chemical suncreens. If it’s so normal, why couldn’t they have… gee, I don’t know. Made it suck less?

The veriduct? Duh! Don’t even sample this. It’s that nasty. I just don’t understand! The reviews are so good! Unless the sample I tried had gone bad (doubtful) or I’m just crazy (also doubtful, but less so) people are setting their standards way too low.

I suppose if you had never tried high-end sunscreen before, this would be decent… compared to $6 store-brand waterproof goop. But honestly? I’d reach for my $10 Neutrogena way before reaching for this!

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  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    Wow thats weird it reacted with your plastic jar! I'm guessing it was a sample from Sephora in their plastic jars?

  • Catherine

    Eeek. Thanks for the warning.

  • Rae

    blu: it was a sample from Sephora, but not a Sephora jar – the sample was one of the little packety ones, and I put it into a five gram jar. Ugh. *shudders*

  • Rae

    Catherine: no problem. It freaked the hell outta me!