Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100, 3 Fl. Oz

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100, 3 Fl. Oz

I’ve been using Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunblocks for many years, and having developed a good habit of applying daily and re-applying when necessary, I haven’t been sunburned. I’ve used SPF 55, 70, and 85, and I honestly haven’t noticed much of a difference between the three on my skin. There seems to be a slight difference in thickness (when I use SPF 85, my face looks a little bit whiter than when I use SPF 55).
My skin tone is actually part of the reason I went for this UVA/UVB cream; as you fellow dark-skinned ladies know, we usually don’t burn so much as get hyper-pigmentation or sun spots. My incredible neglect of sun protection (I avoided sunscreen bc they’re usually greasy or chalky) and resulting hyper-pigmentation led me to the realization that I should probably wear SPF on a daily basis. I figured a high SPF, UVA/UVB non-greasy sunscreen would be perfect–and so far it is!

The formula is very thick, but not at all greasy. I apply little dabs all over my face, and rub them in from there (as opposed to squirting a bunch directly in my hands, since it’s thick and dries quickly). I’m weaning myself off of wearing foundation, so I can’t say how it reacts with makeup. However, because it dries quickly and isn’t greasy, I would recommend wearing this under face makeup. I would make a pros/con chart, but I haven’t come across any cons yet.

I should also mention that this is one of the few cheap drugstore sunscreens that doesn’t contain any parabens–not that I personally care, but if you’re specifically looking for a non-paraben sunscreen, that’s even more reason to get this.

Negative Pointers

It’s really, really hard to tell if you’ve covered an area properly, because it goes on sheer and stays sheer and just kind of sits on the surface (although it’s either gone or soaked in now, after an hour or two). I know that if there was residue or a bunch of pasty sunscreen glop to rub in, I’d be even more annoyed, but I’m doing my best to keep my skin from frying, and it would be nice if there was some way I could tell whether or not I’d applied sunscreen before I run out the door.

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