Summer or not, you need to apply sunscreen daily! Neutrogena’s main active ingredient for combating sun damage is their acclaimed Helioplex technology, which is a broad spectrum formulation for UVA and UVB protection using avobenzone and oxybenzone. Hence it is chemical based.
The main challenge in providing effective protection from UVA rays is that traditional chemicals used in sunscreens that absorb UVA light degrade quickly and become ineffective. Helioplex combines two existing chemicals, but does so in a successful unique way. The avobenzone here is in a more stable form, so it doesn’t lose its effectiveness with exposure to sunlight like in other sunscreens, so your application lasts a little longer.
It has a light mildly scent (reminds me of the Jergens body cream) not overpowering or disturbing at all. This sunscreen is meant especially for acne-prone and sensitive skin, and has never caused any breakouts on my skin. It appears thick white cream-lotion consistency, which is spread easily and is absorbed quickly. It does not leave your skin feeling dry nor does it add a layer of grease which happens with other sunscreen. Even when I was sweating I did not experience any form of extra greasiness.
The Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen really does have a dry finish. It kicks off as creamy but quickly dries down to a matte (in feel) finish. It does leave a very slight sheen on the skin.
Extra Tips for wearing Sunscreen
- Apply only on clean, dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before you go out in the sun to allow it time for it to interact with your skin.
- Make sure to properly cover all parts of your body not protected by clothing; ears, feet etc
- Reapply at least once every two hours (3-4 with this product)
- Sunscreen should be used throughout the year, regardless of the weather.
- Never rely on sunscreen alone. Sunscreen is only a secondary and partial defense against UV radiation. Still wear your sunshades, hats etc
Wondering where I have been and why I was gone for so long, catch up to my previous posts here and here.