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Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70

Est. $11 for 6.5 oz.
Reviewed
June 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70

Pros
  • Holds up during beach activity
  • Not oily or filmy
  • Can be sprayed upside down
Cons
  • Can irritate skin
  • High alcohol content can dry skin

Bottom line

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 is a lightweight spray that works well during a day at the beach because it's sheer, but durable and can be applied easily with an aerosol model that allows for spraying upside down.

Performance

Water- and sun-resistant, but not above average. A water-resistant, yet lightweight formula, Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 provides adequate protection from the sun, and according to the editors of Redbook is easy to apply because the bottle can be inverted. The spray method helps the formula dry faster, but experts at PaulasChoice.com claim that there's nothing special about its sun-protection qualities or beach day durability.

Feel and smell

Light on weight, heavy on smell. Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 is lightweight because of the spray application method, which also allows it to dry quickly and without a sheen on the skin or a heavy feeling. However, the fragrance of the sunscreen can be somewhat overpowering and may be harmful according to Environmental Working Group's database.

Where To Buy
Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 Sunscreen, 6.5 Ounce

 
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Our Sources

1. Allure

The editors of Allure magazine picked Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 as one of their Best of Beauty picks because it is easy to apply and wear, and has a clear application on the skin.

Review: Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Barrier Spray Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70, Editors of Allure magazine, Not Dated

2. Redbook

Editors at Redbook named Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 their best beauty buy of the year for body sunscreen because it goes on clear, it isn't oily and it's really easy to apply because the aerosol can be sprayed upside down.

Review: The Best Beauty Buys of the Year, Editors of Redbook magazine, Not Dated

3. PaulasChoice.com

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 received an average rating from Paula's Choice Beautypedia because it didn't provide any extra protection for the beach than any other sunscreen, including other lines from Neutrogena. The thing holding it back from a better rating was the amount of alcohol in the formula, something that could lead to skin irritation.

Review: Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70, Editors of PaulasChoice.com, Aug. 12, 2013

4. Environmental Working Group

Due to a high amount of fragrance and oxybenzone, Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 has moderate to high risk to consumers, because they can affect allergies, as well as reproductive toxicity. The data that EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database has on these two ingredients is considered fair.

Review: Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Broad Spectrum Sunscreen, SPF 70, Editors of Environmental Working Group, Not Dated

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