May 19, 2009

Reader’s Request: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block SPF 85+ Review

We should all be worried about sun protection as the Summer approaches and the sun becomes stronger. Honestly, you should be worried about it 365 days of the year and obsess over it as much as the Muse does. Not only because you want to keep your skin looking beautiful but also because the harmful rays of the sun has the potential to cause some major havoc.

A kindly reader asked about inexpensive SPF and where she could get something that wouldn’t break her beauty budget bank. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, effective SPF for your face do check out Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block SPF 85+.

Jump it for the review!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block SPF 85+ manages to bundle together everything I want in an SPF into a cheap, inexpensive package. I’m reviewing this SPF as a facial SPF only, I’ll be doing a follow up post on SPF’s I use on my body sometime soon but today I am focusing on my face. My reader did state she was seeking something light with a high SPF for her face and I couldn’t think of a better SPF than this Neutrogena one as I’ve been using it a while now and really like it.

It deserves to be mentioned that I really love Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 but it’s $34 USD for 2 oz. Since I use SPF so often and I run out fairly quickly I was searching for something that could offer me the benefits of good sun protection with a cheap price check.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block has a high level of sun protection and offers protection from UVA and UVB rays. The formula is not greasy in the least thus it’s name “dry-touch”. It doesn’t sink in or absorb as quickly as I would like but I can’t deny that the formula is extremely good since it’s not greasy or oily on my skin and feels quite matte and nice. I can forsake a quick absorbing formula if it means the SPF won’t be oily and gross on my face as many SPF’s are. As you know by now my skin is dry but thankfully it doesn’t mind the dry feeling of this lotion. It has a nice floral scent (nothing overwhelming, don’t worry!) which adds to it’s appeal in my opinion.

Considering how widely available Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block SPF 85+ plus it’s inexpensive price tag I think it makes an ideal facial SPF for use everyday. This retails for $9.99 USD or less in drugstores.

If you’re looking for something cheap and effective I highly suggest snagging one! Muse Approval for purchase.


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  • suz

    Old review but i have to say this absolutely I love. I USE it EVERDAY. I hate oily stuff…especially sunscreen and this is just freaking something amazing and like you said CHEAP!! I was going to get Shiseido sunscreen but when I saw this and tried it…then I gave up my quest.

  • Shannon

    I just discovered this the other day and I have to say I’m in love. I embrace my ghost pale coloring and this keeps it shielded from the sun without causing breakouts. I’ve used La Roche Posay Anthelios XL with Meroxyl in SPF 45 and 60 which have been lauded universally for its high performance, but I think Neutrogena’s product gives it a run for its money! It’s not as greasy, has a higher spf, AND it definitely doesn’t break the bank. As my everyday day moisturizer I will definitely keep using it!

  • Mara

    My Asian skin is very prone to hyperpigmentation, so I use this sunblock everyday. A tip: the best way to apply this is with a synthetic flat foundation brush. This prevents needless tugging on the skin which occurs when applied by hand because although the lotion isn’t greasy, it is quite thick.

  • Qi Hua

    I’ve been using the sunscreen from Keraskin from Loreal Professional range for skincare.. i’m loving it! it is a little pricey on my side but it helps my oily-dry skin so i don’t mind!

  • Charica

    Hi, I’d like to know if there’s a partner sunscreen for the body if I’m to use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block SPF 85+ for the face.