Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Product Review: Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid Daily Sunblock

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70 - 1.4 oz.

I was chosen by Tidal Labs to review Neutrogena's UltraSheer Liquid daily sunblock. I've been using the sunblock on my face and neck for about a week now and I must say, "Bravo Neutrogena!"

The sunblock is a super protective SPF 70 and contains helioplex, a sun protection technology that blocks both uva and uvb rays. My Google searching tells me that uvb rays burn the skin, while uva rays cause more long-term damage that ages the skin, so its great that UltraSheer protects against both.

The sunblock definitely does what it promises to and does it well. Though it felt a bit thick going on, it became light and moisturizing on my skin a few minutes after application. And, most importantly, my face hasn't gotten burnt at all after several long walks with Andrew during blazing mid-day sunlight (don't worry, my fair baby redhead is always covered up when we're out and about!) I haven't noticed any skin breakouts or irritation from the sunblock either.

The only negatives are that my husband doesn't like the scent of Ultrasheer when I first put it on, so thankfully it quickly fades away. Also, maybe I just have a big face (ha!), but a couple drops of the sunblock as noted in the application directions are not enough for me. I've got to use at least a nickel-sized amount and at around $17 for 1.4 fl oz of sunblock, I'm not certain how expensive it would get for me down the line. (I'll be sure to report back on how long the bottle lasts!)

I really do like the UltraSheer liquid, though, and think Neutrogena is onto a good thing here with a really protective sunblock that is light enough to be worn like lotion under makeup. My mom has had numerous basal cell growths removed from her face, so I know how important it is to shield yourself from the sun. You know, we take such precautions to shield our children with SPF 100, but we sometimes forget about ourselves!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Tidal Labs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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