When it comes to buying skin care products , I hardly ever look beyond Neutrogena. Their products have never disappointed me and this is the reason I keep going back to them. So when it came to buying a new sunblock , I knew I had to look no further Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock with SPF 50+ .
What the product claims:
Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ is a revolutionary, dermatologist-tested formula that contains Helioplex technology, the latest breakthrough in UV protection.Helioplex delivers unbeatable UVA protection. It works better to help prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin’s surface. Dry-Touch technology absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, lightweight, non-shiny finish.Serious sun protection never felt this light on your skin.This product features Helioplex, a breadth of stabilised sunscreen technologies that delivers superior protection from the sun.
- Waterproof , sweatproof , resists rub-off
- PABA-free and oil free
- Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
Directions (as given on tube) : Apply liberally on face and body 15-30 minutes before sun exposure .For added protection , reapply after swimming , towel dry or extended sun exposure.
So does it really live up to it’s claims?? My answer would be a big YES!!!!!. It has become a HG sunblock for me and I can’t even think of stepping out of house without applying this.
It does live up to all the claims it makes and not only provides a solid protection against the harsh sunrays but also moisturizes the skin well and keeps it hydrated throughout the day without making it look greasy. So people with normal-oily skin can skip wearing a moisturizer.
The problem with many sunscreens or any cream with spf content is the white cast that they leave behind on face which can make your face look ashy and ghost-like in flash photography. Fortunately this sunblock doesn’t leave behind any such white cast and just gives a slight glow without any trace of oil. It also keeps the face sweat free to a good extent and lasts quite long. If you’re going to be out in the sun for too long , reapplication after 4-5 hours maybe required.
It has a very nice mild fragrance that lingers around for a while ,so people with sensitive nose have nothing to worry about .It scores well in the packaging department as well .The tube is travel friendly and doesn’t get messy around the nozzle. The quantity is also good for the price it comes at but many stores seem to have stopped stocking the smaller sized tube. I don’t know whether it has been discontinued by the company itself , because it’s available on many online websites . I got my tube back in May this year from a Neutrogena store ; just when I was about to walk out of the store not wanting to buy the bigger sized tube the SA stopped me and gave the smaller variant saying that it was the last piece left with them .:| 😛
Shelf life : 24 months from Mfd.
Price : Rs.175 for 30ml.
Rs.499 for 88ml.
Rating: 4.5/5 .
– Guru K.