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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Est. $11 for 3 oz.
Reviewed
June 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock spf 30

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Pros
  • Water-resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Non-greasy
Cons
  • Doesn't contain Helioplex
  • Not suitable for dry skin
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Bottom line

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen is very light and absorbs quickly without any noticeable sheen, making it a boon for those with oily skin. Ultra Sheer comes in three different formulations and SPFs 30 through 100+ and Ultra Sheer com. If you prefer a more natural option, reviewers recommend Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sensitive (Est. $15 for 5 oz.) .

Performance

Excellent protection and many SPF options. Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch offers broad spectrum protection and is available in several SPF levels, all of which contain Helioplex, a patented ingredient that stabilizes avobenzone and allows for longer protection times. The formula offers excellent sun protection and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Reviewers give the formula two thumbs up for its stay-put power, never running into their eyes.

Antioxidants have been shown to boost the protection levels of sunscreen, but in Ultra Sheers' reformulation, antioxidants were taken out. Because of this, skin-care expert Paula Begoun downgraded the rating to "good" instead of "best."

Feel and smell

Light and quick-drying. Reviewers love the lightweight feel of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen. Begoun says that the formula goes on "creamy" but dries to a "weightless" matte finish. She says it's an excellent option for oily skin types who struggle to find a sunscreen that doesn't feel heavy or greasy. Users say their skin feels dry to the touch. One MakeupAlley.com user says, "It isn't totally dry, but sooo much better than most sunscreens."

The formula contains a small amount of fragrance but users say the scent is hardly noticeable. They add that it doesn't have the same telltale scent common in many other sunscreens.

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Our Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com

Beauty expert Paula Begoun gives Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 her second-best rating, saying it dries to a matte finish that is especially pleasing to those with oily skin but may be too drying for those with dry skin.

Review: Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30, Paula Begoun, Jan. 22, 2013

2. InStyle

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85 is named the best body sunscreen of 2011 by InStyle magazine; editors praise the "weightless" formula, which stays put and doesn't run into eyes. The SPF 30 formula was chosen in 2010.

Review: Best Beauty Buys: Body, Editors of InStyle magazine, Not dated

3. MakeupAlley.com

More than 600 consumers review Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30, and many say it doesn't leave an oily film like other sunscreens. A few consumers say that those with sensitive skin shouldn't use it.

Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of June 2013

4. TotalBeauty.com

More than 500 reviewers at TotalBeauty.com give Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch an overall rating of 8.6 out of 10. Comments here are similar to those posted at other websites: the sunscreen is weightless and absorbs quickly.

Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of June 2013

5. Drugstore.com

Consumers posting reviews at Drugstore.com say that Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 feels light and dries matte, but it tends to sting the eyes. More than 80 users give the sunscreen a high rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Review: Neutrogena Sunblock, Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of June 2013

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