Review: Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 45

Price: around $15.00/40mL

The claims:

For an even, non-shiny finish. Works beautifully alone or under make-up and moisturizers.

NEUTROGENA® ULTRA SHEER® WATER-LIGHT daily face sunscreens SPF 45 & 60 deliver high effective protection in a breakthrough lightweight liquid lotion format for daily protection from the sun.
- HELIOPLEX photostable UVA/UVB protection
- Waterproof, sweatproof
- Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
- Oil-free, PABA free
- 40 mL bottle
- Available in SPF 45 and 60


How to use:
Shake well before use. Apply generously prior to sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily or washing.

  • absorbs within seconds into skin
  • non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • very light texture, absolutely non-greasy
  • a little goes a long way (you don't need a ton of product to cover your whole face)
  • doesn't leave any white film/residues
  • convenient dropper lets you use exactly the right quantity of product without making a mess like most sunscreens
  • a metal ball inside the bottle helps mixing the product

  • expensive for such a tiny amount of product
  • claims to be waterproof but it's absolutely not
  • the consistency is a little too runny for me

What I think:
I think this is the first facial sunscreen I've ever used, and I must say it was quite a pleasant experience. I wouldn't have buy it by myself because I think that $15 for such a small bottle is really expensive, so I'm glad I've got to try it for free. 

I like the fact that the texture is lighter than other sunscreens because most of them would feel heavy and greasy on my face. I was amazed at how fast the product is absorbed into my skin, which makes it a perfect makeup primer! The dropper dispenser is super convenient as the consistency of the product is quite runny.

What gets me worrying about most sunscreens is that they leave a white film on my skin, but not this one. 

I tested this sunscreen mainly on the beach, and the results were quite positive: my face was a little red at the end of the day, but no sunburn!

One important thing, though: this product claims to be waterproof but, as I suspected, like most sunscreen, it is absolutely not. Don't be fooled, and always re-apply after swimming. 

 See how runny this product is?

 It's already disappearing right into the skin!

Recommend? yes

Rating: ★★

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, and the fact that it was free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

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