I have been using Kiehls Facial Fuel 15 spf and it is HORRIBLE. It clumps up and I can rub it off with my fingers like a layer of dead skin.
I really would love something that went on like regular face cream in terms of absorption and staying power. I'm willing to spend a bit of money as well as I value keeping my skin looking fresh.
SPF 15 is worthless. You have to go at least 45 or higher if you're in a sunny area for a long period of time.
"SPF 15 is worthless"
It's not worthless if you don't spend much time in the sun.
Anyhoo, I recommend Neutrogena Clear Face sunscreen. I use the spf 30. I get acne and I like it because it doesn't make me break out. It goes on very light - not clumpy at all.
Pick from these, rated for safety. I want you to stay beautiful for a long time, OP.
IMO, the best reference for skin care & cosmetics is Paula Begoun's Beautypedia.
Yes, she has her own line, but lots of alternatives are reviewed and recommended. (I have no financial interest in the company.)
VICHY Capital Soleil SPF 30 or 50 (UVA and UVB protection)
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Bodymist. It works well without leaving your skin feel as heavy and oily.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer comes in many formulations. The line has been recommended by my dermatologist.
But I believe there are some better sunblocks that have now come on the market.
Anthelios 50 Ultra light fluid.
That's so interesting, OP. Facial Fuel is the only moisturizer- and I repeat the ONLY moisturizer- that I have ever found that works at all for my skin. It absorbs quickly and doesn't clog my pores. Best of luck on your search... Mine took years.
I just purchased La Roche-Posay Anthelios 40. Very impressed with their stuff, I also bought a face cream with retinol in it. I is getting OLD! I'm 35 and started to see some fine lines around my eyes this past month.
Count me as a fan of Facial Fuel, too. Maybe you are using too much, or storing it at a high temperature? Don't know.
The term "sunblock" isn't allowed anymore. You must use "sunscreen".
NeoCutis Journee SPF 30. It's expensive, so I scour the web for sales. The 1 oz bottle can go for $130. I never pay anything like that. And I don't by the 0.5 oz bottle because it's not worth it. Last time I bought it from a website where it was already on sale, plus an extra 30% off, plus free shipping. I got the 1 oz for about $75-80
I bet you'd like a good facial, op!
Try the Shiseido brand, OP. I've used their SPF 60 PA +++ product for a while, and I've been very satisfied. It's a bit pricey - about $30 - but a bottle lasts me about five months. A word of caution: You have to rub it on very well, lest you be left with a ghastly white cast on your face. That's not a problem for me when I'm just working or running outside or something, but I definitely take a little extra time to apply it if I'm going to be around people.
Another vote for Vichy.
Sunscreen needs 20-30 minutes to set supposedly.
Zinc Oxide must be included to qualify as a good sunblock.
Consider a lovely veil.
The only sunscreen I've ever been able to stand (no burning, waxy residue, Casper the Ghost effect, nauseating scent, or other sunscreen-y atrocities) is Ombrelle SPF 45 for kids.
It's not bad at all, reasonably priced, widely available, and probably worth considering.
Huh, it only took until r22. Or should it be surprising that it took so long?
It's not a secret that high end and many ordinary skin care lines do not put sun block in their moisturizers, because it is silver/white and thick and filmy and makes you break out. Hmm.
I am Mediterranean, so SPF 15 is just fine for me unless I am skiing or vacationing on a beach. Neutragena makes the best affordable products. My dermatologist recommended them. He knows I am not going to pay $85.00 for one ounce of what he sells.
Laroche-Posay makes the best textured sun block for the face.
The nice thing about NeoCutis Journee is no whiteface.
I have tried facial fuel and while it's ok, the high price just insn't worth it to me. I like either Aveeno Facial Sunscreen or Lubriderm with SPF 15 moisturizer. Neither leaves a greasy texture and both do very well at preventing sunburn.
I'm with R16, Shisheido is the best.
It really is all about positioning. You sit on one cock, lean forward and the other guy comes up behind you and slips it in also. Some people like to do it where the two cocks are lined up and the bottom sits down on both cocks, but I prefer the sit on one while the other guy slips his in method best.
R29, what SPF is that?
Someone mention Anthelios from La Roche-Posay and I agree. It's the best one for my face anyway.
Are there any zinc oxide sunscreens that don't leave a white cast on your face?
LOL for [R29] and the double penetration thread
Block Up! sport sunscreen SPF 50 is $3.50/8 oz. at Walmart. Excellent product for the price. If you're reapplying every 2 hours as recommended greasiness is unavoidable with any sunscreen but blotting after the 15 mins it takes to be absorbed into the skin will eliminate any excess greasy residue without diminishing protection.
Stay out of the sun. It ages you.
R32, meet R25.
Nia24, a skin care line that is sold by physicians and some spas, has two highly recommended sunblocks. One is a chemical block, and the other
uses zinc oxide, etc. What sets these products apart is that, like the entire line, they contain a form of niacin which acts to reverse sun damage.