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Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Review
Reviews, Skin Care, Sun Care - June 1st, 2012

Neutrogena makes some pretty good sunscreen products, so I decided to pick up this new face sunscreen when I saw it in the store recently. It’s the Clear Face Sunscreen SPF 30. I do have break-out prone skin, and this new formula claims to “keep skin clear of sunscreen-caused breakouts.” Sounds good, right? I’ve used it several times on my face now, and I think it’s a good formula!

Neutrogena says the Clear Face Sunscreen is “clinically tested on acne prone skin” and it’s supposed to have a weightless, matte finish. It contains a blend of botanicals (although they’re at the very bottom of the ingredient label, so who knows if there is enough in there for anything except label appeal) that are supposed to soothe and calm the skin. (Sidenote: one of them is cinnamon. I know some people are allergic to cinnamon, so I’m a little surprised to see it in a facial care product.) The formula comes in SPF 30 and SPF 55, and is mostly targeted to the face but you could use it on the body as well.

The formula is a light liquid. It does have a nice texture for a sunscreen. Since it’s sunscreen, you’re supposed to use a lot, which often causes an oil slick situation on my face. This product does seem to help with the oil slicks. It’s got some mattifying action going on, for sure. Often times I don’t put moisturizer under sunscreen, since most sunscreen lotions are moisturizing enough. I find that due to the high silicone content of this formula, a little moisturizer underneath keeps my skin feeling more comfortable.

I didn’t experience any breakouts with this formula, and I do think people with acne-prone skin would probably like it. Overall, I’m quite pleased with this higher SPF sunscreen for the face! Two thumbs up.

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3 Responses to “Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Review”

  1. Mindy says:

    I’ll have to see if my stores have this! My face breaks out like crazy and it’s hard to find lotions with SPF in it.

  2. Integgy says:

    Curses! I went looking for this stuff at CVS last night, but bought the wrong one (the regular sheer touch SPF 55, instead of the break-out free one), because I couldn’t remember which one you liked, so I bought the cheaper one. Ah, well. I’m more prone to blackheads than cystic acne, and they’re both non-comedogenic, so I’m sure this one will be fine.

  3. claire says:

    Integgy – I liked the sheer touch formulas too, so I’m sure it’ll be fine!

    Mindy – Give it a try!