I’ve been on a long search for a facial sunscreen that I can tolerate. While I am acne-prone, my biggest issue with facial sunscreen is not breakouts, but rather that they tend to make my skin even greasier than it naturally is. My skin is extremely oily, even at 33. It has not slowed down yet. It’s the greasiest and oiliest skin that I’ve ever seen and I work very hard to tame it and control it. The majority of facial sunscreens that I’ve tried, from drugstore to department store, just make it worse. Most recently, I tried using a moisturizer that contains sunscreen from Neutrogena and it was so awful. It made my skin even more oily. I’ve found that is often the case when I try moisturizers with sunscreen added. The bottom line is that I just don’t need additional moisture. I need a sunscreen that goes on smooth, doesn’t get too cakey, and doesn’t make my skin even greasier. While I’m not certain that I would consider it a holy grail product, Aveeno sunblock lotion SPF 30 comes close to meeting all of those needs.
Aveeno continuous protection sunblock for faces, SPF 30, is touted being specially formulated for facial skin. It also states that it’s oil free and water resistant. Aveeno sunblock for faces also contains vitamins A, E and C, along with soy, which are said to protect your skin from environmental elements while also protecting it from the harmful rays of the sun.
A bit about me and my skin. As mentioned, I’m 33 years old with oily, acne-prone skin. I have very pale, cool-toned skin that is prone to freckling. I spent my childhood in the sun and now I try to be cautious with my skin and wear sunscreen on my face daily, even here in cloudy Seattle. I also wear makeup just about every day. I wear sunscreen under foundation, with no other moisturizer added.
This Aveeno sunblock comes in an easy-to-use tube that is about three ounces. I like the packaging and the sunblock comes out easily. It’s also perfect to store in a bag or purse.
The price is comparable with similar products. I paid approximately $9.00 for this tube at Fred Meyer in Seattle, Washington. It was actually one of the cheaper facial sunblocks on the shelf. While I wouldn’t consider it inexpensive, it doesn’t break the bank either.
It smells like sunscreen. Nothing more and nothing less than that. It has a faint chemical smell but nothing overwhelming. I actually prefer that as I don’t want to be smelling my face products all day.
I like the consistency. As you first squeeze it out, it’s a bit scary and very white. But, it melts into your skin quickly and does not leave a cast on the skin, at least it didn’t on my skin. I smoothed it on and it wasn’t greasy at all.
I wore this sunblock under my Revlon Colorstay Active foundation. This foundation controls oil as much as anything can for me. I still always have to blot and use pressed powder throughout the day. The Aveeno sunblock wore very well for me. By the very end of the day, I did notice that my face was feeling a bit more greasy than usual, but then it always feels very oily after I have worn makeup all day. It was only just a bit more oily, nothing drastic. I didn’t notice any difference in feeling or wear throughout the entire day.
In summary, I like Aveeno continuous protection sunblock lotion, SPF 30, and I will continue to purchase and wear it.