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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

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Scenario - You're out having fun in the sun at the beach. You're basking in the sun, enjoying the warmth.
Suddenly the sun's intensity triples and it gets really scorching hot. Before you know it, you have sunburn all over your body. You skin starts peeling and turns really red & raw.

Now, how do you prevent this?
Wear sunblock! I'm one of those people who are very prone to getting sunburnt, even after just 10 minutes under the sun. So I try to avoid the sun whenever I can. However, harmful UVA and UVB rays can still reach your skin (unless you live in a basement without windows all your life). I have never worn sunblock before this but after discovering the benefits of wearing it, my sis & I got a bottle of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock which was recommended to me as I don't like the sticky feeling some products give.

Since I don't like applying lotions on my body (except night ones for my dry skin), this bottle has been pretty much left untouched so recently I decided to use it again but on my face. I have not tried other sunblocks so I don't have much experience with them and can't comment much. This comes in a squeeze tube with a screw on cap which is more secure then flip open ones so it's okay to pop one into your bag when you go outdoors. The opening is just the right size and it's easy to control the amount that comes out.

It's in a white lotion form that is moderately thick. Not too watery until it runs all over the place but still spreads quite easily.

It's going to take some time for me to get used to smearing this creamy substance on my face everyday x.x I won't reapply as I don't want to carry the bottle around but the only time I really really need protection from the sun is when I'm driving to college. Applying after classes would also be pointless since I have to apply it 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. By then, I'll already be home!

Excuse the horrid panda eyes. Was not wearing any makeup
Since this sunblock dries quite fast, it would be better to dab some on your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin before massaging it in. You will have a more even distribution this way. I do think that I used too little for the photo below though. I read that you're supposed to use a tablespoon for your face.

Draw a 'Red Indian face' with your sunblock
Some people are afraid of wearing sunblock because some can give you a 'white cast' and make you look ghostly in photos so I took some test shots to see if this sunblock also gives a white cast (actually it's just an excuse to camwhore xD).

Asian peace sign
Don't ask..
Now the sun can't scare me!

I did notice my face was a little fairer after applying it so it's not entirely invisible but there is no white cast in photos. It does not leave my face greasy but it does give a certain dewy look, definitely not matte. My face isn't extra oily after using it and the fragrant is quite faint, although it may linger around for some time. It smells like aloe vera or something. I can't quite figure it out.

Size : 88 ml
Price : RM30+
Bought from : Guardian's
Made in Korea
Pros : Non-comedogenic, not greasy, no white cast in photos, easy to absorb, easy to spread, not too watery, doesn't smell overwhelming
Cons : Smell stays for a few hours, does make face appear a little fairer, gives a dewy look (could be a pro if you like dewy)

My conclusion : Surprisingly, this sunblock is actually okay. I've tried samples at pharmacies and some sunblocks have this really bad smell and they're sticky. This has none of that! Definitely worth buying again.

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