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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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 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 (30)
  • Effective (30)
  • Gentle (29)
  • Not messy (20)
  • Acts quickly (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (33)
    • To keep on hand (6)
    • Toddler (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (7), Grandparent (6), 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.

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    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.

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    5.0

    Best sunscreen!

    By Lone Wolf

    from Stockton, CA

    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:

      The generous amount of Zinc Oxide is the main reason I tied it, for full spectrum protection. And then the ease of use, acts as a moisturizer as well, but absorbs completely in just a few minutes. Also does not cause any breakout or burn my skin, it's perfect!

       
      5.0

      Good product for everyday use

      By badputter

      from Timonium, MD

      describe yourself Parent of Two or More Children

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Acts Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Physical Block

      Cons

      • It's A Little Messy

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      This is a zinc oxide product and is a physical block and not so many chemicals on your skin. My dermatologist was very happy to hear that I use it all year round as a block and a moisturizer.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Phoebe's Face

      from Santa Monica, CA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs A Classier Bottle

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      Use it daily. It's rich and creamy and doesn't feel greasy. I only wish it had a more attractive container to blend in with the nice-looking stuff on my bathroom shelf.

      But I'm completely happy with the product itself.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good for acne but very drying

      By Nanny Mom

      from CT

      describe yourself Parent of Two or More Children

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Controls Acne

      Cons

      • Drying

      Best Uses

      • Extremely Oily Skin

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

      I am 30 something, with oily, acne prone skin. This feels more like sunscreen, not a moisturizer. Even though my skin is super oily, it is very dry after using this. It has seemed to control my acne though! It makes my liquid foundation look awful since it is so drying. I was using it over the summer so I can only imagine it will be worse in the winter. So if you have extremely oily acne prone skin I would definitely give it a try! I think I will still be looking for something else though.

       
      5.0

      It's Good!

      By Peesacake

      from Sacramento

      describe yourself Grandparent

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Dermatologost Recommended
      • Effective

      Cons

      • Pours Fast Messy

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • To Keep On Hand
      • Use Whenever In The Sun

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

      It isn't tinted like Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41 or Skin Ceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 -- which I use instead of makeup; BUT it's not as expensive.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I literally trust my life to this

      By Mattman

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      describe yourself Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Long lasting
      • Not Messy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Infants
        • Newborns
        • Toddlers
        • To Keep On Hand

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

        I am a skin cancer survivor who travels a lot to Africa and parts of the US that get a ton of sun (NM and AZ). My dermatologist recommended Blue Lizard in 2009, and I've been using it religiously on myself and my family every day since. The Face product is light, non-greasy, and actually refreshing. It works incredibly well, it keeps forever because it's not a concoction of weird chemicals, and it's reasonably priced. And for the record, the SPF 30 rating is well-earned and more legitimate that the triple-digit claims other products make. I'd recommend this to anyone!

         
        5.0

        Best Sunblock EVER

        By Lone Wolf

        from Stockton, CA

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Acts Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • Not Messy
        • No White ~~"~glow~~"~ To Face

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

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

          I have oily, reactive skin and this sunblock is the only one that doesn't make me beakout, doesn't leave my face greasy or chalky white, and yet still works. This products absorbs quickly, moisturizes without any residue and protects my face from all sun induced effects including melasma.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Stings the eyes!

          By Kathy

          from Boston, MA

          describe yourself Medical Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This was recommended to me by a dermatologist. I love the sunblock, but if you are sweating, it stings the eyes pretty bad. It is not sweatproof and not waterproof.

                (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

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                  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.

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