Experts say Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock is the best sunscreen overall. It contains avobenzone and oxybenzone for protection against short- and long-wave UVA rays, which can cause long-term skin damage. The SPF 30 version of Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is unscented, contains antioxidants, and reviewers say it doesn't feel too thick and heavy.
Consumers commenting at MakeupAlley.com show a slight preference for the SPF 30 and SPF 45 formulas because they don't feel as heavy as the SPF 55 and higher formulas. However, these sunscreens don't contain Helioplex, as the higher SPF formulas do. Helioplex is patented formula from Neutrogena that claims to provide more stable, long lasting protection than avobenzone alone. Still, experts say that reapplying the sunscreen every couple of hours (as is recommended with every sunscreen) assures stability and adequate protection.
The best review of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 comes from skin-care expert Paula Begoun. At her website, Beautypedia.com, she shares her opinion of this and other sunscreens, based on scientific research. InStyle magazine compares dozens of sunscreens and other beauty products for their annual beauty awards. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and Drugstore.com are more subjective, but give good insights into overall consumer opinion.
Skin-care expert Paula Begoun gives Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 her highest 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 by Neutrogena, Paula Begoun, April 9, 2012
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. It's recommended for people who don't like to wear sunscreen because of its lightweight, nongreasy feel.
Review: Best Beauty Buys: Body, Editors of InStyle magazine
More than 500 consumers review Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30, and many say it is lightweight and doesn't leave their skin oily, like other sunscreens do. 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
Consumer 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. At the time of our visit, more than 70 users had posted comments.
Review: Neutrogena Sunblock, Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 30, Contributors to Drugstore.com
More than 500 reviewers at TotalBeauty.com give Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch a high overall rating. Comments here are similar to those posted at other websites: the sunscreen is weightless and absorbs quickly.
Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock Reviews, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com