Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review : Neutrogena Ultra-sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen

Hi Lovelies!

Hope you are doing well!

Skincare is a very important aspect of our lives.Today, I am going to share my thoughts on the Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunscreen(Broad Spectrum SPF 55).

What is a sunscreen?
A sunscreen is a skin-care product that helps in keeping all the harmful sun-rays at bay.These rays can severely damage the skin & can cause sunburns,skin-diseases like skin-cancer etc.

UVA Meaning:
UVA stands for Ultra Violet A. These rays penetrate deeper through the epidermis into the lower layers of skin known as the dermis.UVA rays accelerate skin-aging!

UVB Meaning:
UVB stands for Ultra Violet B. These rays penetrate the upper layers of the skin known as the epidermis and cause the skin to burn.

Why do we need sunscreen?
UVB rays are not are strong as UVA rays, but, they are the main cause of sunburns and skin cancers and thus are just as damaging.To properly protect yourself against the sun's harmful rays, you must wear sunscreen or sunblock that contains SPF.

Sunscreens are available in many forms including:
  • Gel sunscreen
  • Cream sunscreen (Neutrogena's Dry Touch)
  • Sunscreen lotions
  • Sunscreen wipe
  • Spray sunscreen
  • Colored sunscreen
  • Powder sunscreen
We recommend broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection, a SPF rating of 30 or higher and is gentle enough to wear everyday.  Source :

What is SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.
/* SPFs mainly measure UVB protection.  Individuals applying high-SPF sunscreens may not burn (UVB is the chief cause of sunburn), but without UVA-screening ingredients they can still receive large amounts of skin-damaging radiation. To avoid such a scenario, regulatory bodies in Europe and Australia have adopted UVA testing guidelines and measurement standards, and capped the SPF of sunscreens at 50+.  */


About Neutrogena :
Neutrogena the #1 Dermatologist Recommended skincare brand offers a wide range of skin and hair care products. is your online destination for great values, special offers, and the latest news on some of the world's most loved beauty and skincare products. © Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Product Information:
The best Neutrogena® Sunscreen with a dermatologist-tested formula that contains Helioplex® Technology. It helps prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin's surface. Dry-Touch technology helps to leave a clean, lightweight, non-shiny finish. Serious sun protection never felt this light on your skin. This product features Helioplex®, a breadth of stabilized sunscreen technologies that delivers superior protection from the sun. To learn more about Helioplex® Technology.
  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
  • Water resistant (80min)
  • Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • Oil-Free
  • PABA-free

How to apply?
Apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying at least every 2 hours.

Price : AED 30-38 /  INR 549

Quantity : 88 ml  / 3.0 fl oz

Shelf-life : 24 months
Active ingredients Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 2.8%, Oxybenzone 6%. Inactive ingredients behenyl alcohol, BHT, butyloctyl salicylate, caprylyl methicone, diethylhexyl 2,6-naphthalate, dimethicone, disodium EDTA, ethylhexyl stearate, ethylhexylglycerin, ethylparaben, fragrance, glyceryl stearate, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylparaben, PEG-100 stearate, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, silica, sodium polyacrylate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, trideceth-6, trimethylsiloxysilicate, vp/hexadecene copolymer, water, xanthan gum.

My Experience:

My skin type : Normal to oily

The product comes in a twist-open tube-packaging. It's made up of plastic.The light-sky blue coloured cap looks fabulous.We need to squeeze the tube in order to take out the product.
The light-blue-white coloured tube has all the details such as product -quantity,ingredients,manufacturer's information listed on it.
 The tube doesn't feel heavy or bulky.The packaging is very sturdy and travel-friendly.There are different sizes available in the market which is a big yay! I really like the packaging.

In Pic : Twist-open tube-cap with a small opening
Formula & Texture:
  • The sunscreen comes in a plastic tube.The white coloured product has a very creamy texture
  • Thin consistency , but, not runny as such
  • Very lightweight
  • Quickly gets absorbed into the skin
  • Doesn't cling to the dry patches of the skin
  • Doesn't crack-up onto the skin or leave skin feeling breathless
In Pic : Shown texture of the sunscreen

Smells chemically.Not really pleasant. Not overwhelming though and the fragrance fades away as the time passes.So, nothing to worry!
In Pic : Shown the consistency of the sunscreen-cream(rubbed on the skin)

Yes, very effective.
  • Once we apply this cream onto the skin(face),it gives out a matte-look.
  • Throughout the day,I never felt like my skin is drying out or looking patchy.
  • This product doesn't leave any sort of white cast on the skin(face)...yay!!! :)
  • Very lightweight cream.It makes the skin feel comfortable!
  • Kinda sweat-proof. Skin stays moisturized  throughout the day...must say...I am impressed!
  • Oil free sunscreen.Yes you heard it right!  It did not break me out.So true to it's claim of being non-comedogenic!
  • The main aspect of this product is to protect the skin from harmful sunrays etc.In my opinion,this product works and keeps those skin-damaging elements(Broad spectrum UVA , UVB rays) at bay.
  • Really helpful in keeping the skin sun-tan-free (upto 70-80% ).Tried & tested.So cool!
  • PABA free.PABA stands for para-aminobenzoic acid.This amino acid can cause severe skin-allergies.
  • Product-re-application is very easy and not messy.👍
  • Acts as a nice makeup-base primer
Oil free skin care means that the products do not contain any oil based ingredients, therefore they will not clog your pores and lead to breakouts. Oil free usually refers to water based products. They are hydrating rather than moisturizing. You will still receive the benefits of hydration but without any greasy feeling to your skin (considering if your skin is oily/acne prone). Source :

  • It's not really water resistant.For e.g. in case you get into the pool, it starts coming off very easily.
  • On an extremely sunny day(or humid weather), we need to apply the product very frequently,like every two-three hours(e.g. field-work /outdoor-shoot scenarios )
  • For the quantity being offered, some people might find this sunscreen to be pricey 
  • If used daily,one tube would last only for 1.5 months (max)
Overall,I would like to say that I have been using this product for about an year and I feel that this product is really good.I highly recommend it to all as it is suitable for all skin types(have friends with normal,dry skin and they like using this product).

Will I re-purchase?
Yes.The product is very effective.Works fine.I trust Neutrogena.

Rating : 4/5

Have you tried this product? What's you opinion?  Do share.

Notes :  
  • Always apply the face-moisturizer first and then top it up with a good sunscreen.
  • In order to keep all the harmful sun-rays away, sunscreen should be used daily.Invest in a good sunscreen that suits your skin well! :)
  • Do a patch test before applying any product on your skin

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