Rated 4.59 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Good but not perfect
This is a great sunscreen, it feels nice on the skin, doesn't leave any kind of white cast, or feel heavy. It definitely doesn't smell like sunscreen (a plus), and I would describe the scent as more neutral, not particularly good or bad the way some reviews have mentioned, though I use mostly fragrance-free skincare so I'm used to things not smelling overly nice.
I have oily/combination skin and this doesn't leave me "greasy" exactly, but is very moisturizing and has a rather extreme dewy finish that can very much *look* greasy and highlight pores/bumps/texture, especially right after application. This does settle into a softer glow once the product absorbs though.
My only real complaint is that it can be difficult to make this work well with other products. When I use it over a moisturizer it takes 10+ minutes (I timed it) to absorb which makes it very inconvenient to wear under makeup since anything you put on top of it before it sets will slide, separate, or pill. I use a few products, so I have a lot of practice layering skincare properly and generally I don't mind waiting a minute or two for my skincare to set, and this product does work well once that happens, but it is an obnoxious wait if you're trying to get out the door in the morning and I've skipped it entirely on more than a few days just for lack of time. It's less of an issue if I use this as a moisturizer with spf, so if that's something that works for your skin this might even save you a step, but it still absorbs more slowly than the moisturizer alone and I do really like my moisturizer.
TLDR: I love this for no-makeup days or days where I have more time to get ready, it avoids the more common pitfalls of western sunscreens (white cast, pore-clogging, bad smell, etc.), I really like how it feels on my skin, and I haven't had any issues with irritation or breakouts. If they could just make it dry down a little faster so I could use it with other stuff, it would be a perfect product.
Most Helpful Critical Review For all the acne prone/sensitive skin folks out there..
As someone with sensitive, acne-prone skin, I have to be *very* selective with my skincare products. I guess I forgot this about myself during my last Ulta trip when I decided to take a risk and try out this sunscreen. I thought how bad could it be? Well, it was bad. I used this product all of two times and my skin has been paying for it since. This product claims it doesn't clog pores, but the mica pigment (which makes it glowy) in the formula definitely clogged mine. I woke up with several new breakouts each time I used this product despite double cleansing my skin at night. This also seemed to irritate the small breakouts I had before using the sunscreen. I also found this product to be extremely irritating to my eyes even though I avoided my eye area during application.
Reviewed by 2420 customers Very picky sunscreen user
HB from AR
I am VERY picky about the sunscreen I will put on my face. I have tried many, many, many face sunscreens and this is BY FAR my favorite. My lack of 5 star is because I'm very picky and my only complaint is that it does burn my eyes if I get it in my eyes, I.e. sweat, water (I think this all sunscreens maybe??)
If you don't like your face to have shine, this definitely is not for you, but I prefer the dewy look for my skin.
Next please, Tula
J. Yang from Wilmington, NC
I decided to give this sunscreen a try after seeing so many positive review on youtube. Y'all this is not worth the try or price! Next please, Tula. This sunscreen leaves my skin feeling more oily than it should and it does have small glitter particles in it. It has a slight smell to it that is not that pleasant but thankfully it does not linger on my skin all day.
I Use This Daily
Suzy NM from NM
This is a great product. I love it, and I use it every day. No issues with breakouts—-I have combo skin, and I love this. I use it alone often, or after primer before foundation. It gives such a beautiful natural tint/glow. It did smell strange at first, but that is easy to overcome.
Fake reviews, this is amazing!
Diane from Yucaipa
I was stunned seeing all the fake low reviews of this product because it's amazing, easily spreadable and very light and sweet scent! I don't go a day without using spf even if I stay in, I love it so much. It has evened my skin tone and it's great for my skin type.
Not good for spf sensitive
Bee from Charlotte
Used it twice. Broke my face out unfortunately. Returning. If you have sensitive skin with spf this is not for you.
Burns your skin
Candice from Houston
The more I use this, the more it stings. Don't waste your money. I regret buying this and worry about the damage it is doing.
Never buy this
Noelle from Newport Beach, CA
I was looking for a new sunscreen and was recommend this one by an employee. I even bought samples of their skincare (face wash, moisturizer, toner, and pore minimizer). I was super excited to try it all and at first I thought it was working but after a week of using these products my face was so congested and broken out I couldn't believe it. I tried using just the sunscreen but after only a couple of hours all my pores were clogged and I had zits all over my face that weren't there before I put the sunscreen on. Oh and it also smells horrible don't let anyone convince you to buy this ESPECIALLY if you have sensitive or acne prone skin it WILL break you out instantly!
excuse me?!?! So gross
Skincarejunkie from New York, New York
I didn't have the issue like others of breakouts or greasiness- I actually loved the way it looks and feels so from the sense I'm sad to have to return it.
.. but I will be returning because OMG how did this even make it through production?!? It smells HORRIBLE. tested on my hand in the store and it was totally fine. Wore it on my face three days in a wrong and it's finally going back. It's nauseating. Smells like mildew. Someone else said sweaty gym clothes and they're right- after being left in the gym bag, zipped up, and baking in your cars backseat in the hot sun. Very saddened because it wears gorgeously on me.
Broke me out!!
J514 from FL
This sunscreen not only broke me out but also left my skin feeling irritated and slightly burned! Very unfortunate
Mak from 02860
I want to love this due to the amazing glow!!!! It smells awful, caused me a breakout (BAD) I NVR breakout, and looked like my skin was peeling off when I rubbed it in…. Also made my skin super sensitive :(
emiller from Maryland
I have fair skin, blonde, hair blue eyes and without fail burn at least once during the summer even if I'm wearing sunscreen. I have used Protect + Glow all summer religiously and haven't burned once! It wears so well under makeup and adds such a pretty glow! It's not sparkly at all! I can't say enough great things!
Do not buy
Mdog from Louisiana
I have bought multiple Tula products and loved them! I had just got my skin looking so good and it was completely clear. I ordered this thinking nothing about it because I love their products. Within 3 days my skin was awful and I'm still getting new breakouts even after 4 days of not using it. 0/10.
Jessica from Columbus
Has a weird smell at first, but after 5 min and I actually love the smell. Makes my skin soft and shine. By far my favorite.
Juhhnet from CA
Not worth the "hype" in my opinion. It was super sticky on my skin and always felt like I had a mask. The glow was also disappointing, it was glittery not glowy. I'm also almost certain this broke me out. There are much better sunscreens for a lot cheaper.
Pills, greasy and overpriced
Sheen from WA
I have combo/acne prone skin, and bought this after I watched someone who has somewhat the same skin I do, loved and raved about it. I work in construction and anything super greasy will not work as all dust will stick to my face. I am in the sun all day so I want good coverage without breaking out my skin. Once I removed this from my routine, my acne calmed down again.
Love this product!
Happy mom from Boston, MA suburb
I put this product on in the morning after my shower and I'm ready for t he day. The product was recommended to me by an Ulta salesperson when I was looking for a light moisturizer with a brightened. I couldn't be happier and this is a second purchase of this product.
Last Christmas, I gave this to both of my daughters as a stocking stuffer.
Sk from Ohio
If you layer this sunscreen over anything it will pill on your face. If you don't, it starts to break apart after a few hours. I like the glow this gives but it's not a good sunscreen since it breaks apart and pills.
Too greasy and shiny
Manda from USA
I liked the feel of this sunscreen and the smell, but it isn't great under makeup. It pilled up terribly and caused my makeup to look awful.
Smells like sweaty gym clothes!
Kathryn from South Carolina
I'm a HUGE fan of Tula. I own every product they've released because my skin thrives from the ingredients in their other products. I also love that Tula was founded by a woman. However, this sunscreen is the worst smelling product! It actually makes me gag to put it on. Plus side, my skin doesn't mind it, and my pores aren't clogged. So, I just have a sweaty gym sock smelling face all day. I'm really hoping they'll revamp this product soon!
Not Worth It
Yoannie from Orlando, Florida
I bought thinking it would be the best sunscreen. It's true what they say, it has a terrible smell but I could have gotten pass that. Unfortunately it made me breakout right away. Wore it twice and my face went crazy. It's too bad because the glow is really nice and it feels good on the skin.
Spike from Oklahoma
I bought this originally for the glow claim and that it left no white cast that sunscreens sometimes do. I should have returned it, but decried to keep and use only on my neck since it made my face extremely greasy. I will not purchase again.
Jackie H from Detroit, MI
I generally love Tula products but this one is a miss for me. I can't get past the smell and the texture is weird as well. I think it applies nicely and works for what I need it to do so I will finish the tube I have, but won't be purchasing again.
Jess from Houston
Under makeup this pills like a mug
This makes my skin glow!
Mama Monika from Williston, Vt
I really like the glowing, dewy skin that this gives me. So much so, that I haven't worn any makeup most days.
Not for oily skin
Maddie from Ohio
I've waited to write a review after using this product for a month now. I will say it smells great and it's light weight, but as I have oily combo-skin it tends to make my face look greasy/oilier rather than glowy. There are better face sun sunscreens out there that are half the cost of this product. Would not recommend for oily or combo skin personally!