I have always been sensitive to sunscreens. All the sunscreens I have tried in the past ( even the oil free ones ) broke me out…untill I found Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45 with helioplex. This sunscreen is really dry as the name suggests!!

I bought it few years back in Dubai for 6$. I have been using it for 3 years now ( it has long shelf-life). Also a little product goes a long way and also because sadly I am not regular with sunscreens…

It comes in a variety of SPFs such as 30, 45, 55, 70 and even 100!! The one I have is SPF 45. It also has helioplex and broad spectrum. Helioplex is a formulation of broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) skin protection containing avobenzone and oxybenzone made by Neutrogena. It is non-comedogenic and so it doesn’t clog pores. It is to be applied 15 minutes before sun-exposure which I like:) I hate sunscreens that say 30-45 minutes before going out as I generally apply sunscreen as my base and I don’t wanna start doing make-up 45 minutes before going out!!

It is a white and creamy product and dries to give a matte and oil-free finish. I use it under my make-up and it acts as a good moisturizing base. Make up goes on smoothly over it. It becomes oily after a few hours but a blotting paper or a touch-up with compact powder takes care of that. Also it is non-greasy, water-proof and sweat-proof.

I have an oily and sensitive skin and so far this is the best product I have come across. Those with normal or dry skin may find it too drying. Also it has a kind of medicinal scent so some people may not like it. But be careful as if it enters the eyes it burns a lot.

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