Someone managed to lose their Neutrogena Dry Touch SPF50 and had to scramble to find a replacement from the supermarket on a Sunday night. While my local Countdown does stock Neutrogena they didn't ahve the product I wanted in stock. This Cancer Society sunscreen was sitting right next to the gap with a price of $10 so i scooped it up so I had sunscreen and could leave the house on Monday morning (I am trialing an AHA product at the moment and my skin is even more sun sensitive than usual.) The packaging in nothing to write home about, practical utilitarian white tube with the Cancer Society branding. The sunscreen has a slightly chemical smell but is pretty neutral for sunscreen. It is a beautiful consistency, not too thick but doesn't drip everywhere. It goes on smoothly and feels dry almost straight away. My makeup sits beautifully over it once I add my moisturizer. Best of all it doesn't sting when I apply it unlike the Neutrogena. This beauty is only $10 compared to over $20 for the Neutrogena. I think I may have found the holy grail of facial sunscreens, not greasy or chalky, high SPF and make up sits well over it!
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Cancer Society SPF 50+ Moisturising Face Sun Lotion Review
· Light feel sun lotion with vitamin E - Light-weight, easy to spread formula, cream based sunscreen
· Matte finish
· Dry touch - No Shine, Oiliness or stickiness, leaves no white marks
· Paraben Free
· UVA/UVB broad spectrum
Availability The Warehouse, Supermarkets, Selected pharmacies, online.
I have extremely sensitive skin and this is the only facial sunscreen that would work for my finicky skin.
You on need a small amount as it spreads a long way easily. I do have very oily skin at times so I didn’t find this to be very matte as it’s claimed however with a matte primer on top it’s fine.
I’ve been using this for over a year and will continue.
Tips: Wait a little before applying makeup so that it doesn’t budge.
I am not a fan of sunscreen on my face normally as i have oily skin and i hate the greasy feel but this was something different! It is not runny like most sunscreens so it is easy to control and squeeze out only a little product. I absolutely love the fact it is a matte product not once did my skin have that sunscreen glow or look greasy! the size is great easy to chuck in your handbag and travel with
Tips: I had heard this can be greasy if you use a moisturizer first so i would moisturize then wait 10 mins then use that but i also found you don't need a moisturizer it is perfectly fine on its own
There's lots to like about this sunscreen. It's easily available in supermarkets for around $15. The Cancer Society is a trustworthy brand and you know you're getting solid protection from both UVA and UVB. One of the best things about this sunscreen is that it absorbs really quickly with no white cast. It's great because you can start putting on makeup almost straight away. My makeup also lasts well all day over the top of this sunscreen. It applies easily, it has a typical sunscreen smell that's not too strong, the 75ml tube will last a long time. It was also very moisturising which I loved. The biggest problem is that it's not a matte finish even on my super dry skin. It's not greasy or oily but it does leave you shiny. The shine absorbs a bit over the course of the day but I was still shiny at the end of the day. The sunscreen also comes out of the tube quite quickly because the hole is quite big. This is a face sunblock so I wouldn't expect so much to come out at once. You have to be quite careful squirting it out or you'll get way too much. Overall I do like this sunscreen because I quite like a dewy look but it's far from the matte finish they advertise. It looks best under makeup because it tones down the shine. It's still better than other sunscreens that leave you greasy and white, but I'm still looking for the perfect matter sunscreen.
Tips: Great for if you need moisturising, not so great if you hate shine
I usually don't like to wear sunscreen on my face as it's too oily. I was very intrigued about this product when I saw that it is made for NZ sun and offers a matte finish.
- First of all, the packaging is great. It is easy to control the amount of product you squeeze out as usually sun protection products are very runny. - The product does not have a strong smell, which is a plus. - It definitely provides a non-greasy look when applied on bare skin. However, I would not agree that it is 100% matte finish. Also, if you apply this on top of your moisturiser, it creates a very oily look like you would with a normal sunscreen. - Perfect for on the go and travelling due to product size.
Overall, I would recommend this product to everyone. Definitely performs as it claims to be.
Tips: - If you are really after the matte finished look, I recommend applying it on bare skin. This is because applying on top of moisturiser creates a greasy look.
Having suffered from a very early facial skin cancer and being advised by my dermatologist to wear a UVA/UVB broad spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF 30+, I’m always on the look out for new facial sunscreens to try out. The Cancer Society SPF 50+ Moisturising Face Sun Lotion comes in a handy sized 75mL tube which will fit into the smallest of handbags. I applied this sunscreen first thing in the morning, every day for several days and found that it provided excellent protection. The lotion also proved to be light-weight and easy to spread as claimed. However, in my experience, it did leave a slight shine and there was some oiliness. No white marks though. I was able to apply makeup after I applied the sun lotion without any problems. Overall, an excellent product which I will continue to use.
Tips: Apply a little face powder to take away any shine/oiliness. (I've yet to find a facial sunscreen that doesn't leave a little shine/oiliness).
I really like this sunscreen! Being a very fair person I hate when you wear a sunscreen that makes you look even fairer, this sunscreen does not leave a white cast and is definitely matte on my skin (I have normal skin). It is a thinner consistency so absorbs quickly it also has a very light but pleasant scent. I found once applying this it lasted me a good 6 hours before needing to reapply my partner has also been using it as he burns badly and has oily skin so the matte finish is a bonus. I have tried it under makeup and it seemed to work ok for me with a liquid foundation set with powder. The packaging is just your typical squeeze tube bottle which I feel is the easiest way to distribute the product. Overall I would buy again as it absolutely protected my skin, it's convenient to take on the go. A decent high SPF sunscreen isn't always easy to find but this will now be my go to! Thumbs up!
I enjoyed testing out this product as I very easily get sunburnt and hate greasiness of sunscreen so this seemed like the best solution! When applying it, I loved the matte finish it left and how non-greasy it ended up being on my face as I have oily skin. Although I felt as though SPF 50 is a bit too much for what I would need daily. It felt really nice to use under makeup and it kept my face oil-free for a good part of the day! I couldn't really feel the vitamin E in the sunscreen but could definatley feel that my skin was more hydrated than before I used the Sun Lotion. I also liked that it didn't have the usual sunscreen smell that most have, which came in handy when I wanted to use it on its own. The product goes a long way as you only need to use a very small amount but be careful as this could result in the lotion not being applied correctly. All in all, I really enjoyed the product and it definelty did what it says it would!!
Tips: Dont use too much as it could leave an icky feeling after.
I often find standard sunscreen quite greasy and heavy on my face and it takes ages to rub it all in. I often break out afterwards so was looking forward to trying NZ Cancer Society's Moisturising Face Sun Lotion. I liked the fact that the lotion is developed and tested using the NZ sun so you know you're getting the good stuff and with a SPF of 50+, you know you're going to get sufficient protection. The tube is a convenient size and is easy to put in your handbag and take with you so you can reapply when needed.
The Lotion claims to have a Matte Finish and a Dry Touch. I found that I didn't need to use too much to cover my face and neck and that it was quickly absorbed without any shine. It felt good and knowing it was Paraben free and contains Mositurising Vitamin E was a bonus!
I can't recommend Cancer Society SPF 50+ Moisturising Face Sun Lotion enough. It was reassuring knowing I had a high protection SPF and it really does do what it says it does! I will be buying this again and I suggest you do to!
Tips: Proceeds from the sale of this product help support the valuable work of the NZ Cancer Society so when you buy this you know you are helping a good cause!
As a natural red head a high SPF sun cream for my face is an every day essential. I usually use an expensive one from a Beauty Spa that I go to as it's light, moisturising and doesn't seem to cause breakouts but I was keen to see what the Cancer Society could offer. The packaging is very simple, the 75ml size is perfect for my hand bag or car and there was enough information on the front to tell me that it was SPF 50+, moisturising, matte finish, dermatologically approved, dry touch, paraben free and with a UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum (which, I'll be honest, I don't fully know what that part means, but it has to be all good stuff right?). Anyway, I received this just before a weekend and have used it in a few different ways and it's been great! One day I used it as a complete sunscreen, being topped up throughout the day whilst I was in the garden, then just before an outside Bootcamp HIIT session and then a few days as part of my morning routine. It was perfect for the garden, I felt really protected, half of this is probably down to the Cancer Society branding and the high SPF on the packaging, but the cream was also light enough for me to not feel it. I applied twice during the days and at the end of a full day of collecting firewood I had a few extra freckles but absolutely no red bits. Bonus! Another notable application was during a particularly hot Bootcamp session outside. I have to admit, because I use a day cream with SPF I don't usually have a spare bottle of sun cream in my car, but I made a conscious effort during this trial so I could try it with a workout. It definitely protected my face from the sun, I do sweat when I work out (sorry, grosse) but I found that it didn't clog my skin, I didn't feel it 'dripping' off my face and I also didn't have the usual 'sun cream in eye' issue, which was greatly appreciated! A few mornings I used it as a day cream and although it took a little while longer to sink in I did really like the moisturising effect it gave me. It wasn't as 'matte' as my usual face cream but for the price and the higher SPF count, I didn't mind it. I will definitely continue to use this product, and re purchase to keep it in my car, I would maybe not continue to use it as a day cream, but definitely as a face sun cream option especially before Bootcamp, I love the price and the high SPF...I do kind of wish it had a nice fragrance, like coconut or something that reminds you of 'holidays'.
Tips: Keep it in your car for those extra sunny days :-)