Stained everyone’s light coloured clothing
On holiday with five other people who all used the sunscreen. It badly stained everyone’s light coloured clothing. I contacted the cancer council, as we were very disappointed with our clothing being ruined, and they responded with an excuse that the water must have contained excessive minerals which reacted with the sunscreen. It was a very standard response, which suggests this happens frequently. There is no warning on the directions to suggest this may occur.
We purchased two other sunscreens which worked really well without staining clothing.
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My Holy Grail
I have used this sunscreen for over three years now, after discovering it by accident. It is a truly dry touch, natural finish sunscreen that is not shiny or greasy, and doesn't clog pores. It is just hydrating enough so it can be used in winter too. It does not sting or burn, even when applied around the eyes and eyelids.
Even after applying the full 2mg/2cm2, it remains with a natural-matte finish. This product applied correctly has protected me from burning and even getting a tan, even on UV12+ days.
This has Bemotrizinol, a photo stable ...filter so I have confidence that it provides good protection. This pairs well with any acne treatments you may use in the morning, such as azelaic acid, and it works fine under makeup. Overall, this has been my favourite sunscreen for a long time, and even after trying many others, this still comes out on top.
Fantastic. Perfect for sport.
I have been wearing it throughout my summer softball last season and this season. It's 2 1/2 hrs from the time I put it on to when our game finishes. I have not been burnt all season even when it hit 40 degrees the other week. The non greasy finish eliminates that sweat you get from wearing other sunscreens.
Not a great sunscreen
Bought this because I thought Cancer Council, so it must be good... unfortunately not the case for me.
Although it absorbed well and was non greasy, It left a stinging/burning sensation on the underside of my arms and my face. I also got a minor sunburn despite a liberal "coat" of this prior to sun exposure. I have fair skin and have had 2 cancers removed so am conscious of sun safety.
I have used a supermarket brand that was a quarter of the price, prior to buying this tube and it offered much better protection so I think I will go back to that.
useless. so disappointed
Yesterday I spent a few hours at the beach with my sons. I applied it before I left and everytime I got out the water. I am red raw all over. My eldest also got burnt and I applied it at the same time as I did myself. I am so upset as I have Chloasma and tired to do the right thing. I had a shade tent that I used when I got out the water and wore a bucket hat the whole time.
I didnt burn, but it badly stained a white top.
I have olive skin so I dont burn too easily, but I am still very careful with my chest & arms in summer. (I use a special face sunblock) This went on nicely and felt light and not too greasy. Over the day I was in & out & spent about 40 minutes in the sun around 1pm. The good, I didnt burn, not even a tinge of pink. The bad, I was wearing an expensive white top which stained yellow from the sunblock. Verdict = ok for me with olive skin if wearing darker clothes but keep it well away from anything pale or delicate fabrics.
Doesn't neet any of the claims on the label
On Saturday 28th January I went to the beach and I was in the sun for 40 minutes and I have burns everywhere. My legs are patchy with bright red and white. It's not even at all. My arms and back are very red and can not be touched at all. My face for some reason didn't burn but my hairline and ears did. When I left the beach I was shaking and this lasted a day and a half.
I have seen a doctor and he said I have first degree burns and I will be seeing another doctor today. My body feels like I have razor blades everywhere cutting into my skin.
Also, it does feel greasy and the pump fills with the product so it's very hard to spray after the first use. It definitely doesn't meet any of the claims on the bottle at all.
Doesn't meet product discription
Label on the front of spray bottle claims:
"Very high protection
Oil-free, light feel and non-greasy."
Sorry, but it is oily, and greasy, like every other suncreen I've tried. "Dry touch" is a meaningless term. Spray pump works OK the first time, but gets worse and worse as time goes on. Even if you clean the sprayer religiously. Will not go for any sunscreen brand's pump-spray product in the future. Going to try some other brands given the poor ratings of Cancer Council products here, my experience is no better than anyone else...
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