This was recommended by our dermatologist. I love the texture which is like a fine moisturizer. It seemed very protective when using it on the beach in Virginia Beach sun
It is lightweight and oil free. It is developed with dermatologists. It is water resistant (40 minutes).
Health Concern: Sun Protection
Skin Care Concern: Sun Protection
Warnings: For external use only. Do not use: on damaged or broken skin. When using this product: keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if: rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Inactive Ingredients: Water; Butyloctyl Salicylate; Cetyl Dimethicone; Dimethicone; Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer; Trimethylsiloxysilicate; Dimethicone PEG-8 Laurate; Isohexadecane; Butylene Glycol; Polysorbate 60; Trisiloxane; Arachidyl Alcohol; Polyhydroxystearic Acid; Hydrated Silica; Ceramide 3; Ceramide 6-II; Ceramide 1; Niacinamide; Cholesterol; Phytosphingosine; PEG-100 Stearate; Glyceryl Stearate; Ascorbic Acid; Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract; Arachidyl Glucoside; Beeswax; Behenyl Alcohol; Benzyl Alcohol; Stearic Acid; Bisabolol; Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate; Ethylhexylglycerin; Glycerin; Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer; Pantothenic Acid/Yeast Polypeptide; PEG-8; Xanthan Gum; Polyaminopropyl Biguanide; Polymethyl Methacrylate; Alumina; Potassium Sorbate; Retinyl Palmitate; Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate; Carbomer; Tocopheryl Acetate; BHT; Disodium EDTA; Methicone; Methylisothiazolinone; Triethoxycaprylylsilane
Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4.9%), Zinc Oxide (4.7%). Purpose: Sunscreen, Sunscreen. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Trisiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG-8 Laurate, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Cholesterol, Niacinamide, Phytosphingosine, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Beeswax, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Bisabolol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Pantothenic Acid/Yeast Polypeptide, PEG-8, Xanthan Gum, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Potassium Sorbate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate BHT, Disodium EDTA, Methicone, Methylisothiazolinone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Instructions: Directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating; immediately after towel drying; at least every 2 hours. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children Under 6 Months: Ask a doctor.
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
1.38 x 2.60 x 4.92 Inches
Though it leaves a ghoulish white film after application, I find this product deserves a 5 for many reasons: SPF, non-comedogenic, hydrating, and it doesn't leave my greasy face even greasier. I've experimented alot trying to apply this correctly. I found that after every serum/moisturizer has set on my face, THEN I'll apply this SPF dotting on my face and then blending it with my fingers. The only way I can get rid of the white film is to apply a loose foundation powder on top of it. Oh and did I mention I live in humid Florida? This product does wonders in this environment!
I hated the CeraVe InvizibleZinc - it was thick & smelled terribly. However this new Hydrating Face Lotion is amazing! It's lightweight, doesn't feel greasy, disappears into skin. I put it on after my moisturizer is fully absorbed. A slight white haze goes away in 10-15 minutes and I apply my makeup over it without problems. I LOVE this new formula.
All of the bad reviews seem to be from people who do not understand the basics of sunscreen. There are two kinds -chemical and physical. This is a mineral-based and therefore leaves a thick film and white coating on the surface of the skin and this acts as a physical barrier. It is less likely to cause a reaction to sensitive skin and is immediate and long-acting. For me, this is the ideal sun protection for my face and tattoos. Downside is they usually cost more but the upside is the mineral has a longer expiration date so it can be more cost-effective.
A chemical sunscreen contains compounds such as avobenzone, octinoxate, and octisalate. These will spread more thinly on the face and not cause the "mime look". However, the chemicals can burn the eyes, irritate the skin, and these are not immediate-acting (wait 10-20 min before going into the sun). Both suncreens are sufficient for blocking AVU and AVB rays but the mineral can be more potent. The chemical can be ideal for people who plan on being in the water or sweating as they can be waterproof.
So, the issue here is not that this sunblock is necessarily bad but these reviewers are not informed to make the best decision for their needs. I hope this information helps someone make the best decision.