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Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+ 5 fl oz (141.7 ml)

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Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Effective (31)
  • Gentle (30)
  • Not messy (21)
  • Acts quickly (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (33)
    • To keep on hand (6)
    • Toddler (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Grandparent (7), Parent of two or more children (7), Medical professional (4), First time parent (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best in class for sun protection

    I bought the brand Blue Lizard on the recommendation of a friend and based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on drugstore.com and other sites. The regular sunscreens are more expensive than what I would...Read complete review

    I bought the brand Blue Lizard on the recommendation of a friend and based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on drugstore.com and other sites. The regular sunscreens are more expensive than what I would usually buy, but the face formula is actually even a little cheaper than the facial sunscreens I would buy, so it seemed like a no brainer to give it a try.

    I was happy with the performance of the Blue Lizard face formula. I wore it daily and applied more when I went to the pool or would be outside for a long time. No problem! I liked that it is oil free, because my face has a tendency to break out. Don't want to add more oil to it if I can help it.

    When planning for a trip to the Caribbean, I was most concerned about sun protection. I found another brand's facial formula had 15% zinc oxide, and so grabbed that for our trip, thinking it would provide more protection. My skin is very sun sensitive, and I'm also taking an allergy medicine that seems to exacerbate that.
    After being in the intense sun of the Caribbean for less than an hour, my face was pink and freckled up terribly. I was terribly disappointed and afraid of what I would do for the rest of the trip! I had brought along the Blue Lizard formula and so i figured I would try that and see if it was any better, even though the sunscreen % claimed to be lower.

    What a miracle! The Blue LIzard gave me NO SUN, NO FRECKLES, and NO BURN for the rest of the week. I reapplied several times a day due to swimming and sweating. I am totally hooked on this product. I cannot believe how much better my results were with it than the other national brand. I would have never thought. When I go to purchase sunscreen next summer, I have nearly convinced myself to splurge on the gallon size and not look back. I think it's worth it to pay a little more for the peace of mind of a product that will actually work and protect my sensitive skin from the sun and skin cancer.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for days without makeup

    They say most of the aging comes from unprotected exposure to the UV rays. Living in sunny California, sun protection became more of a priority, so I was willing to somewhat sacrifice my...Read complete review

    They say most of the aging comes from unprotected exposure to the UV rays. Living in sunny California, sun protection became more of a priority, so I was willing to somewhat sacrifice my look. Even if my face turns white, I figured that maybe some face powder will help out with the color correction. But that turned out to be just half success.
    To mention a couple of cons, the cream is greasy and for the reasonable amount of thickness that you should apply to get the adequate protection, your whole face turns white indeed. There is no way you can get away with this with the active ingredient being zinc oxide, but, still. After some rubbing in, this does get better but you still create that face/neck line as in using a foundation lighter than your skin tone. After using some face powder, I could manage to get a more natural skin tone (still lighter than my own but not as awkward) and the powder controlled the oiliness. So in the beginning of the day, everything was fine. But after a long day, I noticed some uneven white spots around my cheeks and discovered that the face powder wasn't able to hold so long. So in the end, the sunscreen didn't allow my makeup to stay put as much as I wished.

    On the pro side, this did not make my skin break out. The product is unscented and vegetable oil-based and I think these were the main reasons why it was so kind on my combo/prone-to-product-allergies-and-break-outs skin.

    Overall, not the best sunscreen, definitely not make-up friendly but there is a way of getting around this..maybe use more primer or foundation. I am just satisfied by the fact that this does block the other UV ray that is often missed in the major brand names. One could call this a good balance between the white extremes and just-claiming-and-not-really-protecting sunscreens.

    Reviewed by 64 customers

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Recommended on a dermatology website

    By Joghog

    from Little Rock, AR

    describe yourself Medical Professional

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Non-comedogenic
    • No odor
    • No white residue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

      My understanding is that sunscreens with zinc can give "white-face" effect unless it's micronized zinc which some worry can penetrate the skin easier to cause free-radical damage to cells (especially when exposed to UV light) unless it's dimethicone-coated microfine zinc of at least 8%. I also didn't want oxybenzone or PABA due to worries about it causing cancer also. I found a Australia dermatology website that recommended this product with these criteria. I love that it doesn't cause acne on my oily T-zone.I couldn't find this locally.

       
      5.0

      The only sunscreen needed

      By Margot

      from Chesterfield, VA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Acts Quickly
      • Does not rub or wash off
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

          Don't be fooled by the #30. This product is the best sunscreen around. Good for everything, but especially good for tops of feet where the sand can easily remove other sunscreen products.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new go-to sunscreen

          By arq

          from Marquette, MI

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Gentle
          • Not Messy

          Cons

          • Difficult To Administer

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Under makeup

          Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

          I use this everyday under my makeup. I only wear a light mineral powder for foundation so it's nice to find a more substantial sunscreen that doesn't make my face oily. My face feels soft and matte after the sunscreen sinks in. I also like that the bottle turns blue when exposed to uv rays. It helped me realize times when rays were present that I normally wouldnt think about. (like the back seat of the car)

          It is a little difficult to get it completely rubbed in and if you don't then your skin looks pale/white. I usually only have issues with this when using it on my arms or legs.

           
          5.0

          It's the best !

          By Jeff

          from OC NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

          I use Blue Lizard when I surf, It has always given me great sun protection it goes on easy, stays on in the water all day, and never gets rubbed into my eye's. If you love being in the water, you will love Blue Lizard Sun Screen.
          I have found it to be the best...period.

           
          5.0

          I like it very much.

          By Patty May

          from Chattanooga, TN.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Gentle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

            I wish it was not so hard to find, especially in the state where it is made.

             
            5.0

            Sun without the burn

            By Mom of 3

            from Pennsylvania

            describe yourself Parent of Two or More Children

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Acts Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle
            • Not Messy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

              We live in Pennsylvania and recently vacationed in Florida. Used Blue Lizard sunscreen and everyone got a gradual base tan without the burn. Love it.

               
              5.0

              top notch!

              By durangogirl

              from Durango, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Gentle
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All day sun protection

                Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

                Goes on smoothly, not greasy, no shine and not white! Zinc oxide is best sun protection, lasts all day.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By Jersey Girl

                from New Jersey, USA

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

                This was recommended by my dermatologist after she removed squamous cell carcinoma from my chest. I like that it is a barrier sunscreen, not chemical, and is effective immediately upon application.

                 
                5.0

                Good

                By Durant the Thunders

                from Palos Verdes, CA

                describe yourself First Time Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

                      The bottle looks ugly, but the inside was good.
                      It is a natural product, good for kids too.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Recommended by my dermatologist!

                      By Jenny

                      from San Diego, CA

                      describe yourself Medical Professional

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Gentle
                      • Not Messy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Daily Moisturizer Face, SPF 30+, 5 fl oz:

                        This sunscreen was recommended by my dermatologist for maximum protection after laser treatment to remove sun spots from my neck (a result of many years of sun worshiping when younger). It is gentle on sensitive skin and provides maximum protection. Does not go on as "white" as regular sunscreens (including regular Blue Lizard), so great for faces. Highly recommend!

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