Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: Neutrogena Sunscreen Lotion SPF30

The full name of this product is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF30+, and then under that it says with helioplex broad spectrum UVA-UVB.

My tube is quite manky because I've had it for ages thoroughly tested it for review purposes. Ahem. I found that any reasonably-priced moisturiser which worked well in regards to oil control always had a low SPF, but any high SPF ones I found were no good at controlling my oiliness. Although it's not 100% holy grail material, I'd say this is definitely an awesome high SPF protection moisturiser for those of us who know the true value of blotting sheets.

Controls oil!!!!
4 hours water-resistant
$16.95 from Coles

Smells sunscreen-y (but only for a few minutes)
Feels tacky going on (but then disappears into a matte, powdery finish)
Can leave a white cast if you over-apply

Apart from the slight smell, and the odd texture - you have to really work to spread this out and rub it in to get it to absorb and not leave a white cast - I adore this moisturiser. For winter, I would say use a BB cream over the top, or even dab a bit of night-time moisturiser on any bits that feel dryish. For summer, I'd say you could just whack powder over the top of this and not have to worry too much about anything else. I reckon I'm about halfway through my tube now, I'll definitely be re-purchasing this come summertime. I am still keen to find a BB cream that works for me, but until then, this A) keeps me matte, B) has great sun protection, C) works well with my face powders and foundations if I slap anything over the top.


  1. can you do a post on bb creams please? :)

    1. Sorry, but I'm just not interested in BB creams at all! Most of the ones for oily/darker skin don't have SPF, and I'd hate to have to spend tons of money trying products that don't work for me. There are a lot of good reviews already around online.


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