Monday, 6 November 2017

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Lotion

If you read my Skin79 Sunscreen you would know that I loved it, giving it HG status, but the issue I have is that it is hard to find. Hence why I bought the Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Lotion. As well as being zinc based, there on the label it also has the words "sheer" and "dry-touch". I couldn't not try it!

Taken from Neutrogena Australia- "Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Lotion is a mineral based sunscreen that provides high sun protection with naturally-sourced Zinc Oxide technology. This gentle formula delivers broad spectrum protection filtering harmful UVA and UVB rays from skin with Purescreen Technology.

Suitable for daily protection, it contain Vitamin E, a skin conditioning anti oxidant and leaves an invisible finish on skin even under makeup. Our Dry-Touch technology ensures this sunscreen dries with a non-greasy, lightweight finish. Plus its mild for sensitive skin."

The sunscreen is packaged in a 59 ml plastic squeeze tube with flip-top lid. It has a sunscreen scent, but it's not at all strong, there's also a powdery note, so it's quite pleasant and not overpowering.

The lotion is quite thick in consistency.

It was apparent that this sunscreen was zinc-based as soon as it touched my skin. The lotion goes on easily enough, but gives me a thick white cast that just doesn't seem to blend well. On my light-medium skin tone, I look like ET. If you've seen the movie, I look like him in that scene when he is sick and dying.

I didn't give up hope, though, because this was going to be dry to the touch. Nope, stays tacky all day, not as sticky, but certainly not dry to the touch either. The white cast does fade, but only slightly so I still look sickly.

The Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Lotion is a fail for me, actually a huge disappointment. Sorry Neutrogena, but I must be honest! (Maybe you should be saying sorry to me, lol!) The only reason I will continue to use this tube is that their claim that it is fine under makeup is true. I don't need a primer when using this sunscreen and the makeup seems to hide the pale mess underneath.


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  2. I don't wear a daily sunscreen but I really should. I'm not really out and about much in the colder months. If I could hibernate like a bear, I would. It's shame it didn't work for you, but it happens when you try so many products.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. I feel the same about winter, I hate it. As for the sunscreen you win some, you lose some and I'm glad it didn't cost a lot xx

  3. Oh no, sad to see this didn't work for you! I used to use a Neutrogena sunscreen ages ago but once I found out some not so great things about it, I moved on. I wasn't looking to buy this anyway, but it's good to know that it's not worthy of a purchase.

    Shell // The Novice Life

    1. Neutrogena isn't a brand that's usually on mu radar, but I was tempted by the zinc and dry-touch claims. Oh well, I know not to buy it again, lol