The Sunscreen Project, Part 14

/ Thursday, November 15, 2012 /
Here we go again.

Next sunscreen/sunblock.

Neutrogena Sunblock Lotion, Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 - 4 oz
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Like I stated in my previous post, sunblock is something that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Since I would like a product with full coverage that can make sure that I can have both types of ray protection, I decided to go for a product like this.

Hence, Neutrogena's Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 30.

I received this product during a health fair sponsored by my school about a month ago. I really liked it ostensibly because (1) it seemed to be targted toward sensitive skin and (2) it had an SPF of 30.

Ingredients, according to

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (9.1%)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Neopentyl Glycol Dioctanoate, Glycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Isopropyl C12 15 Pareth 9 Carboxylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth 21, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Camellia Olefifera (Green Tea) Extract, Panthenol, BHT, Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Hydroxide, Steareth 2, Stearic Acid, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben

Thus, I used this product for a week before making judgment on it. 

So, how did I think of it?

  • Provides UVA and UVB protection
  • Provides lightweight coverage
  • Didn't feel heavy
  • SPF 30 - meets minimum FDA suggestions
  • Gives a WHITE CAST. Meaning, that I turned about 2-3 shades lighter. I swear I thought I was a vampire from a Twilight movie!
  • Kind of peeled off if I touched my skin with water during the first 15-20 min after application.
  • Stung my eyes when doing eye makeup.
  • Is titanium dioxide, which doesn't provide as much protection as zinc oxide.
Overall, I believe this is an ok product, but I would not buy the full-sized version of it.

Still searching for that new great sunscreen!

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