Sunday, 11 May 2014

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ : Review

Let me start this post by a small confession : Wearing sunscreen was not a part of my everyday routine until a year back. Yes, you heard me right.. I used to run miles away from the very mention of them. Of course I knew the importance of wearing one and you can still find evidence of years of sun damage on my skin, but in my defence (actually to make you not think of me as a complete weirdo) my reasons for not using sun protection were simple -
Firstly, our country (atleast my city) is very hot and humid... Secondly, I have oily skin (fellow oily skinned girls will understand) and...Lastly, all the sunscreens I tried were either too greasy or left a horrific white cast or gave such an uncomfortable feel. What is one supposed to do?!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Review, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Review

After 22 years of my life, someone up above saw my woes and I discovered the Lotus Matte sunscreen which became one of my most loved products. But, we always need more. A sunscreen and a sunblock don't we? Yes, there is a difference!! 
So, when the Neutrogena hamper came in the mail a few weeks back, I was so eager to try it out. Afterall, so many people swear by it! I am using it for over 3 weeks now and finally I am ready to share my views on the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry- Touch Sunscreen SPF50+.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Review, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Review

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Review, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Review

It comes in a light but sturdy soft squeezy tube packaging, with a nozzle and screw on cap. It is very travel friendly and I quite liked the look of the tube. 
It works on the Helioplex technology and you can read more about that here.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Review, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Review

The sunblock has a thicker cream like texture, but it spreads easily and a small amount covers the face and neck well. The fragrance is quite mild and cannot be detected after a while so that's good for sensitive noses. 
Honestly, when I first used this on my face I did not like it much. It did not feel as light as I wanted it to be. I could even say that it felt a tiny bit greasy...BUT, I kept it on and after around 20 mintues it started to feel a lot better and finally, now, I can safely say that this is easily the best waterproof sunblock I have tried! 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Review, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Review

It takes a little while to settle in but once that is done it does not feel heavy at all. If you have tried waterproof sunblocks you would know that most of them feel like a greasy mask on your face (how I hate that feeling! Ugh!). The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is so light weight compared to them and it does not give you a white/gray cast at all! On the not so humid days it stays matte, true to its claims. On the super hot days, it does get a bit shiny on my oily combination skin. Not greasy or uncomfortable.. just some shine on my T zone. But since it is a waterproof & sweatproof formula I did expect this. If you have super oily skin all over, I would advise you to test it out before buying it. 

It is non-comedogenic has not broken me out till now and one of the best things about it is that I tan a lot less since I have started using it. If you are going on a beach holiday or swimming a lot this summer, you should totally give it a try!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ Review, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Review


Pros :

  • Small quantity needed.
  • Does not feel too heavy once it sinks in.
  • Does not give a white cast.
  • Travel friendly
  • Non- comedogenic.
  • High sun protection (SPF 50+ and PA+++).
  • PABA free.
  • Waterproof & sweatproof.
  • Definitely protects skin from getting burned and tanned. Effective.
  • Easily available.
Cons :

  • Expensive (but a little really goes a long way).
  • Gets a bit shiny on humid days.

Price: 499 INR for 88 ml 
          175 INR for 30 ml

Would I repurchase it?
Yes. While my HG sunscreen will still be the Lotus Matte one, I do like the higher protection this one offers and it protects me from tanning and sunburn a lot more. Which is why I am so torn between them :D
I think that this could be my go to sunblock when I want a waterproof and sweatproof one and when I am out in the sun for a prolonged time. Try it once, you might like it too! 

Have you tried Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sun Block SPF 50+? How was your experience? Let us know :)


Disclaimer: Press sample provided for review. However, the opinions expressed here are our own and honest. 
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