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City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25

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City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25

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Sheer, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB daily sunscreen. Lightweight formula helps wick away perspiration and absorb excess oil. Perfect alone or as an invisible makeup primer. No chemical sunscreens. Appropriate for eye area and sensitive skins.
Use once a day, in the morning. Apply after your 3-Step Skin Care routineand any additional treatment products. Smooth evenly over face with fingertips. Blend well. Follow with foundation, if desired. Remove with your favourite Clinique makeup remover. Tips: This all-physical sunscreen formula is also suitable for use around the eyes.
Active: Titanium Dioxide 7.30%, Zinc Oxide 6.90%.

Inactive: Water / Aqua / Eau, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Steareth-2, Stearyl Heptanoate, Silica, Lecithin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'Orge, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Linoleic Acid, Polyquaternium-51, Caprylyl Methicone, Sorbitol, Sodium Rna, PEG-40 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytantriol, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cellulose, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Pantethine, Bisabolol, Ceteth-2, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Steareth-20, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Sodium Stearate, Nylon-12, Citric Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Nylon-6, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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CliniqueCity Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25
 
4.8

(based on 68 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective protection (18)
  • Not greasy (17)
  • Rubs in well (16)
  • UVA/UVB protection (14)
  • Non-comedogenic (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (20)
  • Beach (8)
  • Sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14), Budget shopper (8)

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5.0

Love this, even & light coverage

By Rachel

from CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective Protection
  • Not Greasy
  • Rubs In Well
  • UVA/UVB Protection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beach
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

    I use this daily, perfect even coverage

     
    5.0

    A must in my makeup case

    By Shopperonboard

    from Maryland

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective Protection
    • Non-comedogenic
    • Not Greasy
    • Rubs In Well
    • Sweatproof
    • UVA/UVB Protection
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

      Have been using for 5 years. I have sensitive skin. This was the only product that worked for me after trying other brands. Apply under makeup. Makeup goes on smooth. No smell. No perfume. Love it.

       
      5.0

      Impressed

      By Caitlin

      from Simi Valley, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Not Greasy
      • Rubs In Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

        I recently had to start wearing sunscreen every day because of skin cancer scares. I wear light makeup so I went into Ulta and they recommended this tinted sunscreen for under my makeup. It gives me a little color without making me look gross and I can wear it under my makeup without feeling a nasty build up on my face.

         
        5.0

        I love this product

        By DeeDee

        from Porterville, Ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective Protection
        • Non-comedogenic
        • Not Greasy
        • Rubs In Well
        • Sweatproof
        • UVA/UVB Protection
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beach
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

          I love this product it goes on very smoothly it doesn't feel dry or flaky. It dries fast and it helps my make up stay in place all day long.

           
          3.0

          Not much better than any other sunscreen for faces

          By ChristineB

          from Newtown Sq PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • not mattifying

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

            There's a slight tint to this, and nothing but extremely sheer coverage. I bought it after a Clinque rep recommended it as a primer for my perpetually shiny T-zone. It didn't do a thing to prevent shine.

             
            5.0

            Light feel

            By Nancy

            from High desert

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

            Love this

             
            5.0

            I love this product! I will definitely continue to buy it.

            By Vick

            from El Paso, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Protection
            • Rubs In Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

              I use it everyday!

               
              5.0

              Love this so light weight

              By Nancy T

              from Hesperia

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

              Love the feel. Non greasy!

               
              5.0

              Great Mineral SUnblock

              By Jteeeee

              from Wisco

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

              Pros :
              All Mineral Sunblock.
              Did not irritate my skin or cause breakouts
              Nice tint with quick dry down
              No fragrance
              Cons :
              Wish the SPF was a 30.

              I will purchase again. I have dry skin plus using retinol so my skin gets dry. This would definitely be moisturizing for normal skin. I do need to put a moisturizer on under this as the zinc oxide pulls out all my moisture on top of using a retinol. Also if you do have dry skin it will cling to dry patches. I use this daily for everyday for work inside and commute. Outside I would need to add a higher SPF. I prefer all mineral city block 25 versus the city block 40 chemical/mineral blend as the all mineral coats the skin and blocks the skin as soon as applied versus being absorbed.

               
              2.0

              Not for me. Thick, oily feel

              By Lizzypoo

              from Whittier, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • UVA/UVB Protection

              Cons

              • Greasy or Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25:

                First, I LOVE clinique. I gave this product a test drive for about 2 weeks. I applied it under my Foundation, I found it to be too thick for my skin, and I was only within a couple hours after sitting all my makeup. I ended up returning this lotion and purchasing the even better skin tone correcting lotion SPF 20. I have very oily skin and I'm in my late thirties.

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                • Q:

                  Is this fragrance free?
                  Asked on 4/15/2018 by Vic from Hillsboro, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello. Yes, Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum is 100% fragrance-free and allergy tested.

                    Answered on 4/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Can I use another primer over this and before foundation if I need a little extra help covering my pores?
                  Asked on 4/13/2018 by Candyfairey from Georgia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello! Clinique City Block Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 is a makeup primer. Try Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector to help pores look 50% smaller instantly with a natural matte finish. Stop by your nearest Ulta location that carries a full line of Clinique products to experience it in person. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                    Answered on 4/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Does this sunscreen work well under acne solutions foundation? And is it good for acne prone skin? (Many other facial sunscreens have been very oily and have caused me to break out)
                  Asked on 7/27/2017 by Hollybear from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! You can absolutely use this under any foundation. It is light weight and oil free and should not cause you to break out. Thank you for your interest in Clinique and have a great week!

                    Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  How does this compare to Dermalogica's oil free matte SPF.
                  Asked on 6/3/2017 by elly from Phoenix

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi. This is very lightweight, oil free and can easily be worn on a daily basis under makeup. It is a great product and many dermatologists suggest using it.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Is this product silicone free?
                  Asked on 5/9/2017 by Bri

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! I am noting a full ingredient list below. Have a great week!
                    active ingredients: titanium dioxide 7.30% / zinc oxide 6.90% other ingredients: water\aqua\eau / trioctyldodecyl citrate / butylene glycol / cyclopentasiloxane / dimethicone / c12-15 alkyl benzoate / steareth-2 / stearyl heptanoate / silica / lecithin / ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer / gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract / rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract / hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d'orge / betula alba (birch) bark extract / cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract / laminaria saccharina extract / saccharomyces lysate extract / helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake / sodium hyaluronate / sorbitan tristearate / linoleic acid / polyquaternium-51 / caprylyl methicone / sorbitol / sodium rna / peg-40 stearate / caprylyl glycol / tocopheryl acetate / phytantriol / stearic acid / hydrogenated lecithin / cellulose / magnesium ascorbyl phosphate / stearyl dimethicone / ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate / nordihydroguaiaretic acid / linolenic acid / pantethine / bisabolol / ceteth-2 / peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone / polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate / steareth-20 / isopropyl titanium triisostearate / propylene glycol dicaprate / sodium stearate / nylon-12 / citric acid / aluminum hydroxide / nylon-6 / hexylene glycol / xanthan gum / disodium edta / bht / phenoxyethanol / titanium dioxide (ci 77891) / iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499) < iln37355>

                    Answered on 5/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  When does a tube expire? I use it for sun protection and I've had a tube for a year...is it no longer good? I had read that spf degrades over time. I wore it outside the other day and I felt I got a sunburn, so wondering if it has expired. I could find no markings on the tube.
                  Asked on 5/9/2017 by Cindy from chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi. We suggest updating your sunscreen 6 months after opened, as it can degrade over time. Thank you for your question.

                    Answered on 5/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Would I apply this over or under my moisturizer? Do you have a moisturizer you recommend to use with it?
                  Asked on 3/9/2017 by Annbt from Cleveland

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! This is a very lightweight sunscreen that feels nice on skin under makeup. You would apply a moisturizer under it. If you have dry skin, you may want to try Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Plus. If you have Oily Skin, you may want to try Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
                    If you are in need of an entire 3 step skin care system, you should try the entire Clinique 3 step skin care system! Thank you for your question and have a great day!

                    Answered on 3/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Is this non comedogenic?
                  Asked on 1/7/2017 by Ashley from Chicago, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes. It is. All Clinique products are also all allergy tested.

                    Answered on 1/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Does this product also moisturize skin (so that you don't need to apply moisturizer underneath it) or is it just a sunscreen?
                  Asked on 11/6/2016 by Kay from Orlando, FL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product is a sunscreen only, and you would want to wear a sunscreen with it. It is very lightweight and looks beautiful under makeup. Thank you for your interest in Clinique.

                    Answered on 11/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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