Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

I think sunblock is essential in everyone’s skin care routine. It is hard to find products that contain SPF and won’t turn my face into an oil-slick. Usually moisturizers and foundations that contain SPF make me extremely greasy, even if they are described as having a “matte finish.” However, I have found a sunblock that not only takes care of UV ray protection, but also acts a bit like a foundation primer.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock is described as feeling “like you have nothing on, but offers broad-spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage. This dermatologist-tested formula uses Avobenzone to provide advanced protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, along with Dry-Touch technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. Fast-absorbing and waterproof, this non-oily formula is enriched with anti-oxidants to help skin fight the harm caused by environmental damage. Heavy 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. Helioplex. Waterproof. Sweatproof. PABA-free. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).”

I completely forget that I had quite a few samples of this sunblock until I was cleaning out my medicine cabinet. Because I am always on the hunt for the perfect moisturizer/foundation that contains SPF but doesn’t make me oily, I never really thought about actually trying out pure sunblock. Usually sunblock leaves me feeling super greasy, however, I absolutely love this one! It drys down so quickly and makes my foundation apply so smoothly over top. I do still have to blot about mid-day but I was actually quite surprised with the results! I thought my face would be a grease ball within a couple of hours, but I didn’t find myself needing a touch-up until around 2PM (I usually apply my makeup around 8AM).

I also love that this is waterproof, so you wouldn’t have to worry about it breaking down while going for a swim. However, this does suggest to reapply every few hours for maximum protection. This is also truly non-comedogenic, which means that you don’t have to worry about clogged pores. I haven’t noticed any break outs after about a month of using this now. I remember reading an article which stated that anything above SPF 35 isn’t really needed. This sunblock comes in different SPFs ranging from 30 to 100+, however, the lower the SPF, the cheaper it is. I am probably going to by the full size version of the SPF 40 just because it is the cheapest. Even so, do what you feel comfortable. I highly suggest trying this sunblock out!



Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 15%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 6%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Silica, Dimethicone, Adipic Acid / Diethylene Glycol / Glycerin Crosspolymer, VP-Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Glycerin, Oat (Aveena Sativa) Kernel Extract, Squalane, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Cetyl Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Dipotassium, Glycyrrhizate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.


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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70


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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70 retails for $12 at Ulta (3-oz bottle)


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