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Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+ 4 oz (113 g)

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New SPF 50+.  This is the new Vanicream replacement for the discontinued Vanicream Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 60

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Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz
 
3.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (12)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (9), Budget shopper (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Great on Dark skin tone

I have been using Vanicream SPF 50+ for two months now and been very happy with it. My kids and I are outdoors a lot espcecially this summer. We have dark complexion to...Read complete review

I have been using Vanicream SPF 50+ for two months now and been very happy with it. My kids and I are outdoors a lot espcecially this summer. We have dark complexion to begin with and do not want to be any darker. This sunscreen does what it supposed to do. It absorbs into the skin and lasts longer than other sunscreens we've used before. It also applies evenly on our skin. Definitely water proof and that's important in my buying decision. I would definitely recommend this product!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not even close to Vanicream 60

We have used Vanicream 60 for nearly 9 years. We live in CO and are a family of 3 fair-complexion red-heads who spend a lot of time outside. We purchase 25+ tubes of...Read complete review

We have used Vanicream 60 for nearly 9 years. We live in CO and are a family of 3 fair-complexion red-heads who spend a lot of time outside. We purchase 25+ tubes of Vanicream 60 every year. People have always said to me "It takes skill to keep a kid that white". I always respond "No, just ample amounts of Vanicream 60 applied regularly". My son who is almost 9 spends lots of time outside and is on a swim team every summer. He has NEVER had a sunburn (or even a line from his swim suit) until we began using the 50+. This new product is inferior compared to the old 60. It leaves a white film and never rubs completely in no matter how long, or how well you rub it in. It also is not water resistant and sweats off. We have not used anything but the Vanicream 60, but are now on the hunt for a new go-to sunscreen as I will not be buying anymore of the 50+.

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4.0

Great skin protector

By rxski2

from NY

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        Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

        I found this product after research when my son, who has very fair sensitive skin, was bothered by other sunscreens. He never complains about this one. We are very fair people and with this product we can be outside in the sun and do not burn. Down side you really have to rub in or leaves a white film. I have no issues sacrificing the film look. Have been using it for five years now.

         
        3.0

        Works great, but leaves skin white

        By Trish

        from Irvine, CA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • Leaves Skin White

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

        My dermatologist suggested I use this for daily use as I work outside. It protects my skin fine, but I cannot seem to get it completely rubbed in because it leaves my skin so white that people were staring at me and commenting all day. Probably not so good for the face, but the arms, legs and chest never get burned. I am going to try Neutrogena SPF 100 now and see if I can get a sunscreen for my face that doesn't turn it white.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not greassy ,

        By Eileen

        from Bloomingburg, NY

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • WORKS

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Older Users
          • Women

          Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

          Works great, no sunburn on my face or arms.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Works, but is visible & feels awful

          By Sharon

          from N. Cal

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          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Chalky Looking On Skin
          • Greasy Feeling

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

            I'll only be using this in extreme conditions only, as it feels greasy, heavy & sticky when applied. Also looks chalky on the skin. It does work provide excellent sun protection. Was surprised that as terrible as it felt on my skin, I did not suffer any irritation after use.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            sunblock for Rosacea

            By old broad

            from MD

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            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Facial Care
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

              I am fairskinned and have Rosacea. I wear a hat when outside for several hours. The Vanicream 50+ or 60 Keeps my face from breaking out in papules and pustules which are very painful.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Effective

              By rxski2

              from NY

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              Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

              I had to switch to 50 SPF because they don't make 60 anymore. Turned out just fine. I have two young children who are light skin( very pale). One has very sensitive skin that other sunscreens irratate him. This brand allows both my kids to be at camp all day or the beach with coming home with a burn, of course being reapplyed. I like it being mostly chemical free. Only down side if not rubbed in well leaves a white shade but I don't care as long as my kids are protected.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

              By Allergy Mama

              from Illinois

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              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • No Fragrance
              • Thick And Good Coverage

              Cons

              • Leaves White Hue

              Best Uses

              • Kids

              Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

              Great Product for our child who has severely sensitive skin and multiple allergies to various oils and creams. Has an spf of 50 and protects against UVA and UVB, this leaves us confident that he will be protected and that he is getting the benefits of a paraben-free, zinc based product. Would highly recommend.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not Good!

              By Two Naughty Cats

              from Bangor, Maine

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

              • Causes Side Effects

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

                Didn't get a burn, but got a rash instead. I use the Vanicream Sport SPF 35 with no problems other than I need to reapply more often than the directions recommend.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Vanicream, what have you done!?

                By Drifting_Leaf

                from SLC, UT

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                      Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

                      Sadly, I have to agree with the other long-time users of Vanicream that this new formulation stinks. Very hard to rub in and once it is rubbed in it is impossible to wash off. It separates and becomes watery in the tube and even has a funky smell. Can we get the old Vanicream back? Pretty Please?

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      New formula not so great...

                      By Mountain biker

                      from Columbia MD

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                      Pros

                      • Effective

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 4 oz:

                          I have used the vanicream all strengths for a few years now and have been very happy. I am 43 and I have sensitive skin and vanicream was the first sunscreen that I found that didn't break out my skin. However, now they have changed for the formula...the sunscreen goes on smoother and is not as thick or greasy feeling, but it leaves a dry and white film on your skin. Skin now looks dry rather than moist and supple. Unfortunately I will have to be on the hunt for a new sunscreen :(

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                          Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+

                           – A good broad spectrum sunscreen is one of the most important items you can pack for a day outdoors. Some people with sensitive skin, however, find that certain sunscreens can cause irritation and redness. Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+ is specially formulated to protect your skin without potentially irritating additives, so it is the perfect choice for individuals with sensitive skin.

                          Long-Lasting Protection



                          In addition to the immediate discomfort of a sunburn, unprotected UV exposure greatly increases your risk of developing skin cancer in the future. To minimize this risk, it's important to use a quality sunscreen whenever you will be spending time outside. Vanicream Sunscreen is effective at protecting against both UVA and UVB rays. Its rating of SPF 50+ means that it filters out more than 98 percent of this harmful radiation, and it is among the most protective sunscreens you can find. Vanicream meets the maximum water resistance level currently allowed by the FDA, and it will keep you protected in the water for up to 80 minutes. As with all sunscreens, you should make sure to reapply whenever you get out of the water--especially after towel drying. Even without water exposure, you should still reapply sunscreen at least once every two hours to ensure maximum protection.

                          Increased Comfort



                          No one wants to use a sunscreen that is difficult to apply and makes you feel miserable while you wear it. Vanicream Sunscreen is formulated to be comfortable and easy to use. The non-greasy lotion is easy to spread all over your face and body. Free of dyes, fragrances, parabens, lanolin, and other additives, it is intended for people with sensitive skin to help minimize irritation. The product's non-comedogenic formula won't clog your pores or cause blackheads, so you can feel free to use it throughout your vacation without worrying about breakouts.
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