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Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive SPF 30

Est. $15 for 5 oz.
Reviewed
July 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30+

Pros
  • Gentle formula
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
Cons
  • Leaves a white cast
  • Takes a while to rub in
  • Slightly greasy
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Bottom line

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive SPF 30 is a great option for those that prefer natural skin care options. It uses mineral-based ingredients to block the sun's harmful rays and is completely fragrance- and paraben-free. Like most physical sunscreens, it's thick and greasy. If you prefer a lightweight formula, our Best Reviewed overall sunscreen, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Est. $10 for 3 oz.) , is a favorite among reviewers.

Performance

Reliable, natural sun protection. For those that prefer all- or mostly natural products, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive is a winner. It uses mineral-based ingredients -- titanium dioxide and zinc oxide -- to provide reliable broad-spectrum protection. Furthermore, it's completely fragrance- and paraben-free, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin as well. Blue Lizard sunscreen has not been tested for water resistance. Reviewers note that the bottle or tube cap changes color in ultraviolet light to indicate that sunscreen is necessary.

Feel and smell

Thick and greasy. Reviewers say Blue Lizard is on the thick side and it can take a while to rub in completely and still leaves skin greasy. It also leaves a white cast on skin -- a common issue with physical sunscreens. On a positive note, users praise the formula for being fragrance-free.

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Our Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com

Paula Begoun calls Blue Lizard sunscreen a "very good pure mineral sunscreen," but she says that the chemical-free claim is "without merit." Still, Begoun recommends the sunscreen to anyone with sensitive skin, including babies and children.

Review: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30+ Chemical Free Fragrance Free Sensitive, Paula Begoun, April 15, 2013

2. Allure

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive is chosen as a Best of Beauty award winner for three years by Allure magazine. Editors praise the formula for avoiding chemical sunscreens and being gentle on sensitive skin. They warn that it can leave a white cast on skin.

Review: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen in Sensitive, Kayleigh Donahue, Not dated

3. EWG.org

This website, run by consumer watchdog Environmental Working Group, rates sunscreens and other skin-care products according to the safety of their ingredients and sun protection. Blue Lizard Sensitive is one of the few recommended brands.

Review: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive, SPF 30+, Editors of Skin Deep Cosmetic Database, Feb. 2010

4. MakeupAlley.com

Consumers at MakeupAlley.com say that Blue Lizard Sunscreen Sensitive SPF 30+ is thick and heavy, but it works. Most complain that it leaves a white cast on the skin, and several prefer not to use it on their faces.

Review: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 30 Sensitive, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of July 2013

5. Drugstore.com

Reviewers at Drugstore.com recommend Blue Lizard Sunscreen SPF 30+ because it is gentle on sensitive skin and provides effective broad-spectrum protection. A few, however, say it is a bit greasy and can be hard to rub in completely.

Review: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive, SPF 30+, Fragrance Free, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of July 2013

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