Rated 4.08 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review the ONLY sunscreen my face tolerates
I have young skin (21 y/o). My skin is well-pigmented in that I've only gotten sunburned twice in my life. But, my skin is majorly acne-prone. I could NOT find a sunscreen that would work it. For a while, I just stopped using sunscreen altogether, even though I felt guilty going without.
I have broken out using sunscreen from brands like CeraVe, Cetaphil, Neutrogena, EltaMD, Australian Gold, Coola, Banana Boat, Dermaogica, etc. I was discouraged because I wanted the benefits of sunscreen, but it seemed like my skin HATED sunscreen products. I reached for this at Ulta on a whim.
First of all, the product is mattifying. It does not have that characteristic greasy look (as I experienced with EltaMD). It did not leave a white cast. It makes me skin feel soft, not tacky. And NO BREAK-OUTS!
Second, the application can be tricky. I found that I could not go crazy rubbing it in or it would pill up & make a mess. My approach is to gently pat this into my skin & it works beautifully.
I will also note that when I first started using this, a red painless spot would appear on my chin as I wore the product throughout the day. I still have no clue what that was all about, but within a week of continuous use, the red spot stopped appearing.
If you've just about given up on facial sunscreens, give this a try! Hopefully you'll find this as pleasant & skin-saving as I have :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Sensitizing
I had such high hopes for this sunscreen, as I love LRP but this was SO sensitizing to my skin it is unreal (I don't have sensitive skin either, so this was very surprising). I love the texture and that it blends out clear, doesn't make me oily and in fact, seems to help keep my skin less shiny and smooth-so 2 stars for that. I thought maybe my retinol was making me sensitive to this product so I stopped using the retinol for a few days to retry this but this sunscreen makes my skin burn when it comes in contact with ANYTHING, including water. And not just a quick burning sensation-the burning lasts for hours after application. I don't have any known skin allergies so I'm really confused as to why this is happening. Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing or recommending this.
Reviewed by 328 customers Very sensitizing, otherwise perfect
RetroGal from OH
This facial sunscreen was almost perfect. I'm disappointed it didn't work out. It has a lot of good things going for it. It's definitely the most mattifying facial sunscreen I've used, and even so, it didn't make my skin feel dry; just smooth and soft to touch, and I have oily skin. It is also very lightweight, although the texture is thick and creamy, so just be sure not to use too much. It didn't cause me to breakout which is hard for me to find, so that was very exciting! It did have a very minor white cast. I have pale skin, so it was almost not noticeable. The worst con was that by the second day of using it, my skin was very sensitized, more than normal, like if I gently itched my face, my skin felt like it was burning. Overall, I think it's worth a try, but be mindful of if it sensitizes your skin.
Nope from Dayton Ohio
If I could give a zero I would. It made my face super itchy, red, as no my face is flakey. This whole company is a joke.
Sara from Vegas
I wanted to love this product! Unfortunately the formula is terrible.. leaves a white cast on your face even after you rub it in and it clumps up into tiny balls.. doesn't sit well with any other products on your face. The only thing I liked was that it didn't clog my pores and it did leave my skin soft other than that I hated it and won't be buying it again.
Worst sunscreen I've ever bought
Jazmin from Memphis,Tennessee
I started using it and I wasn't sure what was causing me to get small pimples all over my face along with uncontrolled itchiness so I discontinued to use it. I immediately noticed a change in my skin and it became way better.
Not buying again
Nana from Framingham,ma
My face became very dry having blisters and facial peels
Works Great! (oily skin + brown skin tone)
Kaela from Southern California
SPF and I have never been friends until now. I've always used it in my moisturizer, but couldn't find something non greasy/heavy/trying to do too much to reapply over makeup or on no makeup days.
This doesn't break me out, feel oily, cause oiliness, or ruin my makeup. I haven't noticed any or pilling. I put in on my fingers, kinda warm it up to spread it, and then press it into my face.
The only thing I've noticed is that it does make my skin MATTE when I reapply it over makeup, so you might need to reapply highlight if you're wearing it. I also use a lot of mattifying products so this could be a just me problem :)
I haven't noticed any ill reactions to: other skincare products, primer, makeup, setting sprays, etc. I did the trick were you reapply the sunscreen with a dry beauty blender - and it worked! So if that's your thing then it does work with this spf.
Hope this helps!
anonymous from Florida
Non greasy. Weightless. Awesome for everyday use. Works well with others (moisturizer, primer, make up etc).
Terrible for sensitive/oily acne-prone skin
SMI from Long Beach, CA
This burned my face so much, especially around the top of my cheek bones. It caused my face to get very red. It also leaves an awful white cast all around my face. Alongside all of this, it broke my skin out so so bad. I love everything La Roche-Posay, so I was extremely disappointed with this product. It's not worth it.
Doesn't sit well under makeup
Kate from Louisiana
Doesn't leave a white-cast or anything but even after applying it and 30 minutes later trying to put my makeup on it crumbles on my face. I'd use this if I didn't wear makeup for the day.
Not what I expected
Kenia from Houston
Oily/Acne prone skin.
Not matte enough for my skin type
Leaves a slight white cast! DISLIKE!
Texture: light lotion like
Still testing it out, but so far it not what I expected for the price.
Good for acne prone skin, formula needs to be creamier
Zuly from Puerto Rico
My dermatologist recommended this sunscreen to me since I've begun to use a retinoid and it's important to use sunscreen on retinoids. I have a big problem with most chemical sunscreens because they tend to make me break out horribly but this one doesn't at all. That's honestly the most important thing for me when it comes to sunscreen. However the texture is kind of weird / grainy and I have to put it on essentially right over my moisturizer (ASAP) and apply in sections because if I let it dry even the tiniest bit on my face, blending it in becomes impossible and it pills and gets flakey on my skin. If you blend it in and then start to touch your face a lot, the sunscreen pills right off too.
Because of this, it does not perform well under makeup. For daily use around the house or to the beach this is a good sunscreen but you won't be able to wear makeup on top of this because the sunscreen will flake all over your face and make you look dry and patchy. The fact that my skin is a bit dryer from my retinoid probably only emphasizes the patchiness that this sunscreen can cause. It also does leave a white cast but honestly I don't mind that too much.
Overall I would repurchase this for those casual, makeup-free days but I would not wear this under foundation or any other type of makeup.
If you have sensitive skin beware
Gab from Washington DC
I was excited to try this sunscreen but unfortunately my entire face turned red because of it. It was not fun. Highly recommend patch testing first.
The only sunscreen that didn't make me break out
anonymous from New York
Using sunscreen was impossible for me because most of them caused my oily skin and acne issues to flare up.. this was the first one in a decade that works perfectly!
Good for acne prone
A from Cali
I have fair skin so I cannot say if it will leave a cast on a darker skin type but it is quite thick so I mix it with a lighter moisturizer every time I put it on so it's easier to apply. It leaves an almost matte finish on my skin and NEVER feels greasy and makes my skin feel really good. Give it a try you can always return it!
Didn't work for me
Anonymous from US
This sunscreen leaves a white cast and caused acne for me. Would not recommend.
anonymous from Dallas Tx
Is impossible to blend, is grainy and it just sits on your face without ever being absorbed. Unless you want to look like you have dandruff on your face buy this product. Very disappointed.
A good sun cream
KayCee from Czech
A nice ingredient list, famous brand for acnes and sensitive skin. Not leaving a grossly skin after applying. But a big minus is that it can create some pilling effects when you move your fingers across your skin, espeacially, used with other skincare or makeup products
- I hope the company can fix this problem. I've used this product for over a year but still can not be satisfied with the texture.
Best sunscreen I've ever used
Megab from Utah
This is literally the best sunscreen I've ever used! It leaves no white cast on me, and it melts into your skin and leaves your skin feeling super soft! I absolutely live this sunscreen and would recommend it to anyone. I'm not sure if it would leave a white cast on a person of color, but i would recommend!
Great on my skin
anonymous from Dallas, TX
Great on my oily skin. Melts into my skin color and doesn't leave a mess on my clothes.
Leaves white cast
Yeng from San Diego
The reason i didn't leave 1 star it was because ig did not break me out which is great but it leaves this horrible white cast all over my face and sometimes it kind of peels off, i dont recommed it honestly.
anonymous from undisclosed
My favorite sunscreen. I wear it every day year round.
I enjoy this product!!
Courtny from VA
Overall, I think this is a fabulous product. I tend to have reactions and breakouts to common SPF ingredients, so I've hunted around the market for SPFs. After about a 6 month period of aggressively looking, I found this. Absolutely zero breakouts since then.
Personally, I dont like SPF under my makeup so I dont use it for that. I primarily apply it on days where I dab concealer on spots, or I'm just wanting SPF before I go outside and exercise/run errands.
- Very minimal white cast, if any
- Doesnt break me out
- Not aggressively fragrant
- Can create some pilling effect (little balls of product when you move your fingers across your skin)
- Does not work very well under makeup
Clear skin sunscreen
anonymous from Chicago, il
I did like this product, but it doesn't go on super smooth under makeup.
Clear skin sunscreen
anonymous from Whiting, IN
I did like this product, but it doesn't go on super smooth under makeup.
Great sunscreen for problem skin
Best facial sunscreen from Tennessee
This sunscreen is great if you want / need SPF but struggle to find one that dormant clog your pores - look no further! I have been using this all summer and it hasn't broken me out once! I have combo / oily skin and I've worn this solo, under makeup, during workouts and haven't broken out once from it! It also doesn't leave a white film on your face, feel oily / greasy or cause bad flashback in photos!