Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review UNSURPASSED ONE-OF-A-KIND SKIN-SAVER
Living near the beach in Southern California comes with a price for this blond-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned SoCal gal- premature wrinkles, age-spots, cataracts, and skin cancer (knock on wood, just talking about prevention before the fact). Wearing long-sleeves & hat is not always desirable (the sunglasses are an acceptable fixture year-round), especially for a quick dash from house-to-car-to-market and back. But my sensitive skin breaks out with most all of the other sunscreens that use ANY kind of chemicals, and titanium or zinc products often go on thick and pasty white. What's a gal to do? Fortunately I've found this Pure & Free Liquid about a year ago, and use it almost daily, year-round. And a little goes a long way! I can't get over how long a bottle lasts!
THANK YOU for making a product that truly goes on sheer enough to layer under make-up (without the pasty white finish and without upsetting my skin) AND achieves a higher SPF than the standard +15 found in make-up for sensitive skin, not to mention the light, dry finish that makes wearing sunscreen a breeze. Just keep making this wonderful product which I now carry with me to all outdoor events and share with friends. The only way to make it better would be to have a (refillable) travel size the size of a lipstick, and maybe increase the SPF without losing the lightweight texture.
And while I'm thinking big (and thinking about age spots vs driving gloves) how about developing a hand lotion with mineral-based titanium/ zinc sunscreen in a high SPF (+60 or higher) the market appears to be wide open and every baby boomer out there would be quickly convinced.
Most Helpful Critical Review Gave me a heat rash
I bought this because it didn't have the active ingredients that Nuetrogena's Clear Face sunscreen had, which stung my face. After a couple days of using it, I developed a heat rash which is caused by your pores being clogged and unable to release sweat in hot/humid environments. (I live in Florida) It was so bad that it took over a week to clear up. The heat rash caused my face to have itty bitty bumps allover and larger bumps that turned into itchy welts. Now my face has mild scarring leftover from the rash. Thanks, Nuetrogena.
Photos show the progression of the rash on my cheeks which don't have any sort of cystic acne and were completey clear before this rash.
Reviewed by 263 customers Neutrogena Sun protection
Coffeefav from York
I use this product daily on my whole face and neck. It is not greasy and dermatologist tested.
Good but leaves a white cast
Michelle from U.S
I have acne prone skin, so this was great and didn't break me out or cause any irritation. It goes on really smoothly and doesn't interfere with makeup, but I have fair skin and if you use the amount of sunscreen you're supposed to put on your face, then it definitely leaves a white cast.
anonymous from Cranston, RI
Nice on skin. Light, you don't even know you have it on. It glows your skin. It does the job. Very happy.
I like it!
Lex from Marlton, NJ
After going back and forth trying to choose a good sunscreen for my skin type, I landed on this one and I'm very happy with my choice. No horrible white cast, no greasy feeling after rubbing it in, & it doesn't leave me looking shiny. For someone with oily skin and an olive skin tone, this is perfect for me. I haven't tried it with makeup yet so that remains to be seen. My only issue with this is the price point. It's not Super expensive but it's such a small bottle - especially since you're supposed to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. I think they should've stopped at $10. I'll still buy it but always with a coupon.
Best suncare products especially for your face.
anonymous from Freeland, MI
I love how the Neutrogena products work, plus tour skin doesn't feel greasy afterwards.
anonymous from NW MN
Have only used this a couple of times but it's working great for me, not oily, feels good when it goes on and I've no issues with my skin from wearing it.
anonymous from The Woodlands, TX
best sunscreen on the market, bar none! clean feel, healthier than many other sunscreens too!! Thanks Neutrogena for making a great product!
Neutrogena Sun Block number 50.
Phillis from Barstow Ca
I use this sun block every day. I put it on my face and else where. Works great.
makeup enthusiast from CA
I tried this because Dr. Dray recommend it for oily skin. It is light weight and has a minimal cast on my light-medium skin tone. It's a good mineral sunscreen if you're going to be outside for a long time, but I prefer the Skin Aqua UV Gel for daily use more than the Neutrogena. I also did not like how it sits under makeup.
Just What I've Been Looking For!
Amber2433 from Campobello, SC
I bought this about three weeks ago and am in love! It goes on under my makeup and it isn't oily. It goes on smoothly and hasn't caused any reactions at all.
Does what it says!
vlad43210 from Boston, MA
This is an amazing face moisturizer that works perfectly for me!!
Light weight and invisible
seizethej from Iowa
So glad to discover this! It's invisible on me (fair/ivory). This absorbs in right away (normal skin texture). Doesn't leave residue, doesn't pill up, and doesn't leave a residue on your fingers or oily feeling on the skin. Lotions can be so gloppy with endless rubbing to get it to absorb. None of that with this. I also wear contact lenses and have dry eye disease and this doesn't aggravate my eyes. Because it absorbs into the skin so well I can immediately apply a tinted moisturizer. I've been a long time Neutrogena invisible spf 55 user. But recently was swayed by an influencer to try different sunscreens at some very expensive prices. Unfortunately the one I tried left a white residue on everything I touched—my desk at the office, cell phone and tablet, car upholstery was the worst, and even living room chiars. Ended up taking it back and gave this a try. So glad I did. Neutrogena—sticking with you. HOpe others give this a try. It's worth it.
Best Non Greasy Sunscreen
Daily Sunscreen from undisclosed
This sunscreen works well, and feels more like a dimethicone primer than a sunscreen! Non-greasy, easy to apply, a little bit of product goes a long way. I hope they never discontinue this product!
Good and affordable.
PeggyB from Denver, CO
I purchased this sunscreen because it is very similar in ingredients to my other favorite but is much less expensive. It doesn't make me greasy which is a huge plus and I'm sure I'll buy it again.
Just ordered two more for the summer.....
Carol Cloud from Chicago
It's light on the skin and and does a heavy duty job keeping the damaging rays off. Love this stuff!
Two thumbs up!
Bryn g from Boston, MA
Absolutely fantastic product. I plan on repurchasing when i run out. I actually like the liquid, runny formula. Easy application! And it prevents me from using so much i turn my face white. 5 stars!
Sunscreen for sensitive skin 10/10
Hannah T from Bellville Texas
I've had this bottle for around six months now and used it every day and it still hasn't run out. It is the only sunscreen that I have ever used that doesn't irritate my skin and it sits nicely under make up.
Matte and drying
HeidiinTN from Johnson city, tn
You may like this is you have oily skin, but for my dry/combo, it was immediately drying, made it matte, and an hour later, I had dry splotches and the dryness made my fine lines look terrible. Definitely too drying for drier skin types.
Not great for anti aging! Buyer beware
Zoe from Houston
According to the package it's actually only has Active: Titanium Dioxide 4.9%, Zinc Oxide 2.9%. It's recommended to have a at least 10% zinc oxide to be effective in preventing aging. So if your thinking your getting anti-aging protection from this product, wrong. I feel duped! Boooooo Neutrogena!
veronica from lakewood
wanted to like it but it leaves a white cast on my light to medium skin tone. it made my face look grey/purple. literally looked lifeless lol sad i can't return this.
Lightweight Great Coverage No Fragrance (a PLUS)
5foot1 from California
Great product! Works well under makeup. Like most sunscreens, it does leave a white finish but very light. It is a liquid sunscreen so it does not cake on your face like a lotion but glides on like a liquid foundation. Great for sensitive skin. No fragrance. Compact (for your purse or travel) and easy applicator.
Matte, cheap, mineral!
hurrayneutrogena from Scranton, PA
This sunscreen is perfect for daily wear! It dries totally clear, with no white cast, and I love that it is a 100% mineral sunscreen. My face is really sensitive, so having a physical sunscreen is totally essential. Never discontinue!
Where have you been all my life?
Peach from undisclosed
Love it ! Slightest white cast that rapidly disappears. Don't know why people even mention it to complain. Glides on smoothly, no tugging on my skin. No smell or bad taste. Wonderful product.
Gabrysia from Miami
I've specifically tried to order the MINERAL one three times And I end up getting the LIQUID one not the one that says MINERAL and has the black neutrogena title on it. What do I do? Is it the same as the mineral? I can't get it
KRuhe from Central California
I've been using this daily for about 3 years and just love it! It's not too heavy or thick on your skin, you don't feel greasy or oily after using it.