Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunscreen
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First of all, living in the Southern Hemisphere does have its problems. While most of the Northern Hemisphere people are snuggling up and having hot cocoa, we are actually getting bikini ready! Aside from that, we all beauty lovers know that Sunscreen is a staple item no matter where you are at. So here is one that is drug store brand, and pretty decent. This bottle right in my palm is 40mL or 1.35 fluid ounce.
Interesting titbit! This one is made in Canada from local and imported ingredients. A word of reminder though, this brand does say that
except in the rare situation where governments or laws require it
Since they still sell to China, which still requires animal testing… it is up to you I guess? I know that Australia does not have animal testing as a requirement, so I think this bottle was not tested on animals. But they are far from cruelty- free.
Summer is Coming!
This is a photo of the fluid/ liquid from Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Fluid, this is not much. It does show that the fluid is not too viscous, and it does smooth on pretty well and dries fast. A great make up sunscreen without oil moving anything layer. Not sure what is their Helioplex technology, but there are 5 actives and 2 preservatives. I am definitely sure that it is not the full list.
How does it do?
First of all, the price point is reasonable. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Fluid is not too expensive that is unobtainable. I have been using it for a few weeks now, and I do only use it on the face. I do have to use around 1ml on my face ( I think that’s the recommended dose), but in actual fact I’ve only been using 0.5ml if that. Naughty right? I will definitely use more when the UV levels rise, but at medium I think I can get away with it.
With only 40ml, I can’t use this on my whole body, because I would run out in 2 to 3 days.
My little gripe, would be the fact that it is not friction proof. What is it you ask? A lot of brands in Taiwan/ Japan now have “friction proof” formulations, where not only the sunscreen is water and sweatproof. What it means, is that you can play in the sand all day and not worry that your sunscreen would be in patches.
Anessa by Shisedo boasts a lot of “proofs” but it does need to be cleaned off (shower or a makeup remover). If money is not an issue, I would try the infamous Anessa sunscreen, which is apparently a hot product in Asia.
This is made in Japan, but I am not sure if it is cruelty free or not.
Comparing with Others
My favourite Kose Suncut (review) remains number 1 in my recommendation list. Mainly because Suncut actually feels like a lightweight gel, even with 1ml of application. Yup, if I follow recommendation, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Fluid does eventually feel uncomfortable until it dries. I do suggest layer the 1ml on instead of slapping the whole amount on and rub. On a day that I have to rush, it is quite annoying to wait for the whole thing to dry.
Overall, I do like Neutrogena’s products. I think they are well made and has good quality ingredients, plus they put a lot of effort into making it. It is a shame that they are not cruelty- free for real.
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