Thursday 3 October 2019

Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Resistant Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Hello peeps,
Hope all of you are doing great 😊. Recently, while enjoying my mini-break from blogging I realized it’s been a while I haven’t talked about any sun-protection beauty aka sunblock/sunscreen on NBAM! So today, I’m going to review Neutrogena ultra sheer water-resistant dry-touch sunblock, SPF 50+


About Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock SPF 50 +, PA +++ with Helioplex:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+, PA +++ is a breakthrough in sun protection. Stabilized with HelioplexTM, it provides superior balanced broad-spectrum protection against skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays.

Dry Touch Technology gives an ultralight and non-shiny finish. This lightweight sunscreen has a light fresh scent and is gentle enough even for sensitive skin.

➤ Water-resistant, sweat-resistant, resists-rub-off
➤ Non-comedogenic
➤ Oil-free and PABA free

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+


Category: Sunblock/ sun-protection
Types of skin: All skin types
Price & quantity: Rs. 549/ for 88ml
Availability: Online and offline
Shelf Life: 3 years


You can check out the full ingredient analysis here


How to use Neutrogena Sunblock 50+:

As per instruction, I apply it liberally on my face and body 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. They suggest re-applying this sunblock frequently to maintain protection, especially after sweating, swimming, towel drying or extended sun exposure.


My Experience With Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock SPF 50+:

(My skin type- combination, sensitive, dehydrated & acne-prone)

I haven’t tried a lot of sunscreens in my life. I tried two variants from the Indian brand, Lotus Herbals before the Neutrogena one.  The first was a cream-based sunscreen and second was a sunblock with a gel-based matte formula. Both are nice products. After reading a lot of positive reviews, I purchased this Neutrogena Sunblock a year ago and have been using it since then!!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Product Packaging:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock comes housed in a plastic transparent carton packaging. The actual product further comes in a nice, white opaque tube packaging which makes it easy to use and travel convenient. The necessary information about the product is written on the packaging itself.


Product Texture:

The shade of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock is white and has a smooth creamy texture with a thick consistency. Neutrogena sunblock has a mild sweet scent to it and is loaded with an SPF of 50 +, helioplex broad-spectrum UVA/UVB PA+++.


Product Performance:

As I have a combination to dry skin, I always struggle with finding the right sunscreen/sunblock for my skin. The ones that I have tried earlier either were too greasy or too matte to my liking. But Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch sunblock with a non-greasy, hydrating formula is apt for my skin type!

Despite having a thick texture, it applies smoothly on the skin and doesn’t leave any white cast afterwards! Don’t get confused with the white colour of the sunblock as upon application, it looks transparent on the skin. Usually, sunblocks are noticeable when applied to the skin, but that’s not the case with this product. This sun protectant gets absorbed by the skin instantly, providing you with a hydrating yet matte finish look.

I don’t apply sunscreen daily and wear it only when I am stepping out in the sun. I love how this Neutrogena sunblock true to its name feels ultra-light and comfortable on my skin, thanks to its Dry-Touch technology! This sunblock is also oil free and PABA free, making it a suitable for oily and sensitive skin people. No breakouts!!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

However, I don’t like a few things about this product! Like-

➧ First, it contains a lot of not-so-skin-loving ingredients, including parabens!

➧ Secondly and most importantly, post usage it makes my skin look dark!! I don’t know if that happened with anyone ever, but I am pretty disappointed with this sunblock from Neutrogena. Lotus sunscreen or sunblock never looked dark on me. Rather, they imparted a glow to my skin post each use. Here, even before I get tanned or sunburnt, this sunblock makes my complexion two shades darker than my original skin tone!

I researched online and found out that the sunscreen usually oxidizes or looks ashy because of the presence of Titanium Dioxide/Zinc Oxide. Like all SPF and essential oils infused foundations, powders & BB creams oxidize on me. However, I also think the acidity level (pH) of my skin is too high which causes the oxidation of certain beauty products!! Coming to this Neutrogena SPF 50+ sunblock, it’s free of Titanium Dioxide or Zinc oxide and its key chemical sunscreen agents are Homosalate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane aka Avobenzone, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octocrylene. Not sure if these are the culprits in my case!

➧ Neutrogena dry-touch sunblock claims to be sweat-resistant but unfortunately, during all my last summer trips, it failed to work! In summers, I sweat profusely. I wore this sunblock along with non-greasy moisturizers with a hope that it will protect my skin from the harsh sun rays. But I noticed it got vanished within just 2-3 hours from the application!! Reapplication is required.

➧ It couldn’t keep my skin oil-free for a long time in summers!

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So What I Liked About Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock SPF 50+:

πŸ’— Has smooth creamy texture
πŸ’— Doesn’t feel too matte on the skin
πŸ’— Feels lightweight & comfortable
πŸ’— Gives a hydrating yet matte finish
πŸ’— Pleasant scent
πŸ’— No breakouts or irritation!
πŸ’— Non-greasy effect (except super hot weather)
πŸ’— Can be worn throughout all seasons, from summer to winter!
πŸ’— Reasonably priced
πŸ’— Easily available
πŸ’— Water-resistant
πŸ’— Suitable for all skin types

NBAM Rating: 3.9/5

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ stabilized with HelioplexTM is a good lightweight sunblock that provides you with broad-spectrum protection minus any shine! The sunblock formula feels light and is neither too matte nor too oily, making it a perfect product for every skin type. It works great for my husband’s oily skin; however, I will not repurchase it as it oxidizes on me!!

If you are looking for an affordable, non-comedogenic, chemical sunblock for your skin then you can give it a try!

See you soon πŸ’—

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  1. As a native Floridian who spends a lot of time in the sun, I agree that sunscreen is a must! I haven't tried the Neutrogena before, but this one looks like it goes on smooth, which I like.

    1. Yes, it glides on smooth on the skin and isn't too matte! So you can give this one a try ☺

  2. I don't really spend time in the sun because I am always at work but this is an interesting product! I would try this out to see how well it works.

  3. Now that I am living in the sunny Florida, this product will definitely help me. Thanks for your review.

  4. this is cult favorite for many but i did not like this at stings my eyes badly even if i don't apply it anywhere near my eyes... so i had to finish it using on my hands and feet...also it made my hands and feet look darker like you mentioned... i reply on lotus ones...

  5. Oh this sounds awesome! We're looking to go to Florida next year and need a good sun screen, so I'm making a note!


  6. I always use 50+ protection as it is the one that gives me the least thought. A number is nothing if you don't know the meaning. 50+ means 2 hours and 50 minutes of protection before having to put it back (unless you go in the water!)

    1. Yes, you have to reapply sunscreens for better protection! But even after reapplying this sunblock, it couldn't protect my skin from the damage 😒

  7. Neutrogena has been a life changing discovery for me. Love this review. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  8. I love this product. Buying it for myself, my kids, and my friends when travel home.

  9. Neutrogena seems like an awesome product to enjoy the sun while at the same time taking care of our skin. It's important to use a good lotion to protect our skin from the strong sun.

  10. I live in the desert and spend A LOT of time in the sun. A great sunblock is a must for me. This one looks great!

  11. I love that it's gel based. Adding to my list of sunscreens to try next.

  12. That's awesome that it's not noticeable on the skin. That is always our pet peeve with sunblock.

  13. I love Neutrogena products so much!Also, sunscreen is very important for every daily routine

  14. I live in Georgia where the sun is both fun and murderous. It is so important to have good sunscreen. What I like about this is that it's not greasy.

    1. Yes, try this sunblock! You will love it for sure ❤

  15. We use this stuff quite a bit. I like the consistency and it is great skin protection.

  16. The gel idea is awesome. 50 isn't strong enough for me, though. I do love Neutrogena products for my skin, I trust them.

  17. I love this product and I have personal experience with this product many times, sunscreen is so important and glad this is SPF 50, so powerful to block away the sunray.

  18. I know Neutrogena makes high quality skin products, but I didn't know they are making sun screen as well. It sounds like a very good product.

  19. It looks so promising. It's hot here and from next week I have to start working. Definitely using it.

  20. I’ve tried the Neutrogena suncare range before and love it! I’m yet to try this one but am really intrigued to try it :)

  21. Oh this sounds like a really useful product. I don't usually use sunblock but this sounds like a great product.

  22. I didn't realise Neutrogena did suncare products, will look out for them

  23. I live in a tropical place and a sunscreen protection is one of the important things for me to protect my skin from sun rays and I think this is the perfect product for me to try.

  24. I am always looking for water resistant sunblock cream so would love to give this a go as I am a huge fan of Neutrogena.

  25. I'm curious about what was going on that it made your skin look dark. I know I need good sunscreen lotions for the summer. But they gotta mix with the skin well.

    1. Yes, that's what I don't like about this sunblock! Rest everything is fine ☺

  26. I've always been a fan of Neutrogena products. With the winter on its way, I'll be sure to look into this!

  27. I love that it's non greasy. There's nothing worse than the super greasy feeling after you've applied sunblock.

    1. Yes, I don't like greasy sunscreens too! This one feels so nice on the skin ❤ Thank you!

  28. I love that it's non-greasy. There's nothing worse than the super greasy feeling.