Monday, April 26, 2010

Summer Guard: Neutrogena Sunblocks

The heat is killing me! I love summer but the heat lately is not. I could barely go out the house or office to enjoy the sun. This is too much heat for summer :(  It could even reach 40 degrees Celsius according to PAG-ASA. Well, I hope not. Anyway, in times that I need to go out and face the sun, I need to put on my armor in defending my skin against the scorching sun. The best weapon I have is sunblock :). High SPF sunblocks are needed with the kind of heat we have lately. Here is my review on Neutrogena Sunblocks that I have used.
Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55

contains Helioplex technology which delivers unbeatable UVA protection., It works better to help prevent damaging UVA rays from penetrating deep under skin's surface. Dry-Touch technology absorbs excess sunscreen oils, leaving a clean, lightweight, non-shiny finish.
  • Water-proof
  • Sweat-proof
  • PABA-free
  • Non-comedogenic
My say:
Performance: 4/5 stars
Packaging: 5/5 stars
Pricing: 4/5 stars

I like this sunblock. It didn't made my skin darker when we had our outing last February. I used this both on my face and body. I forgot to bring my facial sunblock so I have no choice but use this on my face also. This has thicker texture. Easy to blend, no white cast after. However when used on the face it made it look greasy and darker upon applying it. But I didn't gave the heck about it then since I'm jumping in the pool anyway ;) I don't think this is best to use on the face. With the price, it is sold at Php 500 ++. I think it's better to get this on sale for a great deal and I think I got this on sale ;p Over all, I like this but I don't know if I would like to bring this on my Bora trip this coming June. I read that this is best to use if you have any plan of getting tan. I don't plan to get tanned but one shade darker than my skin color now is okay.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Waterlight Lotion SPF 50

An advanced facial lotion that provides complete, long-lasting protection against UV rays with breakthrough and patented helioplex technology. Helioplex assures women that their daily facial sunscreen is stable and protects them from both UVA rays, which cause premature skin aging, and UVB rays that burn the skin.

My say:
Performance: 3/5 stars
Packaging: 5/5 stars
Price: 4/5 stars

I wasn't happy using this sunblock. I don't really feel that I'm well protected from the sun. I feel my skin to be quite irritated from it. It leaves a greasy feel even though it says water and light. I gave this to my sister and she liked it. Good for her but bad for me :( The packaging is great. Small and convenient to bring along:) The price is okay but again wait for sale since it always go on sale :) I'm not buying this again. I'm currently using the  Etude House Sun Guard and waiting for my Biore Sunblock which is rave by a lot.I'll review on these soon.

Protection is a must in every aspect of our life. Even though our skin protects our inner body, it still needs protection from our harmful environment. I never grew up using sun block. Thanks to lovely  and dashing bloggers who shared lots of information on the importance of sunblock. Now even I'm home I still use sunblock to protect me because that is how important it is ;)

Do you use sunblock rigorously? I hope so ;) Take care <3 <3 <3