Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 ($13.99) Specifically formulated as a facial moisturizer, Cetaphil® UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 provides broad spectrum UV protection with an optimum blend of five filters. The moisturizing formula hydrates the skin for 8 hours and absorbs quickly. Micronized Titanium Dioxide leaves no filmy white residue. Non-greasy, lightweight, fragrance-free, non-irritating, and non-comedogenic, this moisturizing product is ideal for daily facial use.
Cetaphil is known for its gentleness so I figured I would try out the Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 facial moisturizer. Was it gentle? NO! It stung and burned my face so bad. It also made my face look really shiny and greasy. The sunblock doesn’t absorb quickly so it does not mix well with makeup. I also had a difficult time applying and smoothing out the thick cream. Another bad thing about the Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 is when it finally absorbs into your skin, it leaves an unattractive white cast. I wish there was something positive to say about the facial moisturizer, but there isn’t. Save your money and buy a different facial moisturizer with SPF.
Ocean Potion Clear Zinc Oxide Face Potion SPF 45 ($3) Zinc Oxide is known worldwide for its sun protection qualities. Ocean Potion® Face Potion SPF 45 goes on clear and protects the skin against both UVA and UVB sun rays. It is ideal for all outdoor activities.
One of my all time favorite sun block ever! If you’re looking for a sun block that goes on clear, doesn’t break you out, doesn’t have a smell, and doesn’t leave you greasy, this is the sun block for you. Ocean Potion is relatively inexpensive and lasts for a long time. It’s a cream that goes on light and feels light too! It also absorbs very quickly and works well under makeup. I highly recommend this sun block for everybody.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock ($9.99 – $11.99)
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55, 70 & 85 is a revolutionary, dermatologist-tested formula that contains Helioplex® technology, the latest breakthrough in UV protection.
Helioplex® delivers unbeatable UVA protection. It works better to help prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin’s surface. Dry-Touch technology absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, lightweight, non-shiny finish.
Serious sun protection never felt this light on your skin.
This product features Helioplex®, a breadth of stabilized sunscreen technologies that delivers superior protection from the sun.
- Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
- 3 fl. oz.
I am so torn. I love the light weight non greasy feel. I love the fast absorbing and matte finish it leaves behind. I love that it doesn’t clog my pores or cause breakouts. I love that there is no overwhelming scent. It’s almost the perfect sunblock, except for this one major problem. After it dries and is absorbs into your skin, it leaves behind this obviously, noticeable white cast. It’s like I covered myself with deodorant. It’s even worse if you wear dark colored clothing because if the sunblock gets onto your clothes, the white cast will stain and be even more noticeable. The white cast problem has caused me to stop using and purchasing the sunblock. So close to finding the perfect sunblock!
Coppertone Sport Lotion SPF 50 ($10.49 for 8 oz.)
- Waterproof and ultrasweatproof, so it won’t run into eyes and sting
- Ultradry formula allows for no-slip grip
- Oil free
- Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- Available in 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes
Coppertone Sport Lotion is my go-to sun block all year round. When you live in California and it feels like Spring and Summer year round, you need a good sun block that is sweatproof. I live an active life, so I’m outside quite a bit. Whether it’s jogging, playing tennis, swimming, or chilling at the beach, Coppertone Sport has never failed me. It has never stung my eyes when I went swimming. An absolute plus! Because trust me, getting sun block in your eyes is a painful, irrititaing feeling and experience. It goes on like a lotion with no sticky, greasy or layered feeling. It also dries quickly and doesn’t rub off or melt in the heat. I have never burned when I’m wearing Coppertone Sport. A total HG sun block.