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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body

What it is:A highly nourishing sunscreen lotion for the face and body. What it does:Prevent sunburn, cell damage, and premature signs of aging with this UVA/UVB-blocking skincare essential. Formulated with rose apple leaf extract, it delivers an excellent antioxidant effect and fortifies skin against UV-caused DNA damage. What else you need to know: The sand- and perspiration-proof, water-resistant blend is PABA free.
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body

Question
Does this prevent tanning?
I have hyperpigmentation my face from acne scars and need too keep my skin protected from the sun to keep my complexion even. Does this SPF prevent tanning?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Portland, OR)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
7 answers
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answer 1
No, I have type IV skin type and tan very, very easly. On a recent trip to Jamaica I only had a light tan which is impressive compared to other sunblocks I've tried.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
brown08
(Florida)
answer 2
I just used it vacationing in Mexico and it kept my brown spots at bay. I would recommend it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Pat3
(Staten Island, NY)
answer 3
actually, some of the answers are wrong.
this sunscreen prevents tanning,, the PA+++ is there to show you that. PA value is espcially used in East Asia because they consider tanned skintone not as pretty as paler skin
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pp9362
(MD)
answer 4
This is probably the closest you will get to a product that completely blocks sun rays. It stops sun tanning on my face. My father uses it as well - he has extremely fair (Irish) skin and is in danger of skin cancer, this works for him.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
KCLisa
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 5
Yes, but like all sunscreens, it must be reapplied after extended time in the sun, sweating, or exposure to water.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mudhoney
(Lowell, MA)
answer 6
Not at all! It protects your skin from harmful rays while you still get color.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
tompy
(Boynton Beach, FL)
answer 7
i do not tan while using this sunscreen.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
onlyonepetra
(newmarket, nh)
Question
Does this have an expiration date?
I have heard that sunscreens don't work if they are too old. Does this sunscreen have an expiration date on the bottle? If not, how do you tell if it is too old or if it is still effective?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Seattle WA)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
6 answers
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answer 1
Sunscreen should be thrown out after 3 years, and according to the Mayo Clinic: "A liberal application is 1 ounce (30 milliliters) — the amount in a shot glass — to cover all exposed parts of the body." So I would expect your sunscreen to run out before you've had it 3 years.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
euler
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Sunscreens do have expiration dates now to prevent people from using a product whose active ingredients have lost their potency. The majority of sunscreens are good for 1-2 years, depending on the active ingredients. Generally speaking, if you don't use up all your sunscreen in a given summer season, don't keep it beyond one full year from purchase. There's no way to tell if the sun-protecting ingredients are still active by looking at the product--it's not like bad milk, where there's a definite smell and change in consistency. To extend the life of all your cosmetic creams and gels, store them in the fridge.
answered 4 years ago
profgirl36
(New York)
answer 3
My bottle does not have an expiration date on the bottle. You're probably good if you use it within a year-ish.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
jereyna
(Wichita, KS)
answer 4
There is not an expiration date on the bottle.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Pat3
(Staten Island, NY)
answer 5
no it doesn't have an expiration date. I buy a new bottle every year before the summer begins.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ellenost
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I read that too, in a magazine. If sunscreens are old, they are less effective, so better to toss it an buy a new bottle. This one does NOT list any expiry date on the bottle; it's possible that such info is printed on the box (which I threw away already). In any case, I doubt these things are sitting on the shelf for years at Sephora for three years--about the life of a sunscreen. So, if you do pick one of these (or another top-seller) it should be safe for that duration.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
aolivez
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
Apply under serum/moisturizer or over?
With summer coming up, I'm very worried about getting proper sun protection. Will this product be more effective if I apply it right over my skin after washing, instead of after I've already applied serum and moisturizer?
Any help appreciated -- thanks!
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
hgjoliefille
(Boise, ID)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
6 answers
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answer 1
apply over serum and moisturizer (or only one or the other). You want sunscreen to be the last thing you apply before makeup. In the summer, I apply serum and then this lotion bc it gives enough moisture, for my combo to dry skin. In winter, I apply serum and moisturizer where needed, then this lotion. I don't use primer at all when I use this lotion bc it's finish is smoothing and oil-inhibiting enough, for my skin.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 2
YES! you do not need a mouisturizer or a serum underneath for this to work. Although I would suggest using a light moisturizer to keep your skin moisturized, but this wont dry your skin nor make it oily. Good Luck! =)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
magicstick
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 3
Sunblock should be the LAST product you put on your face. You can use your serum under it and a moisturizer, but you may not need the moisterizer with this product. Just use a good night cream before bed to get the desired anti-aging effects.

If you use any products AFTER your sunscreen, it dilutes the active ingredients and you don't get full coverage. After applying sunscreen to face, wait several minutes until it's dry before applying a light mineral powder and bronzer.
answered 4 years ago
profgirl36
(New York)
answer 4
I use it after my serums -- as my daily moisturizer. It's the last thing I apply before putting on my makeup. I love it because I can use it as my moisturizer, and not have to hassle with both. Works perfectly.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
outtacontrol
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
Put it on after all other skin treatments and before foundation, powder, and/ or blush. When using sun protection, I do not use a liquid foundation, I finish off with a light cover of mineral foundation.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
GGcatmom
(Woodbridge, CA)
answer 6
Product ingrediants can interact. You should always apply sunblock as the last item just before your makeup. To apply prior to serums and moisturizers can diminish the effects as it is being watered down or if the serum has harsh chemicals for acne or skin lightening, it will completly remove the sunblock. This is what I have been told by beauty consultants, dermatologists, and from personal experience. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
BassLakeLove
(Brownstown, MI)
Question
Is this product for daily use
I'm concerned about clogging my pores
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Mclean, VA)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I use it daily on face and body; I always recommend thoroughly cleansing your skin at night to remove invisible dirt and grime that hasten the aging process. If you don't wash your face tafter you wake and before you sleep, any products you use, whether sunscreen during the day or your favorite night cream, will build in your pores and cause sebum to create acne.
answered 4 years ago
profgirl36
(New York)
answer 2
I use it every day - it's my perfect moisturizer. This formula imparts a dewy finish, the cream formula more of a matter finish. They're both great, but with both you want to make sure you remove them every night. Shiseido recommends their cleansing oil, but I use a facial cleansing brush with my usual cleanser and that seems to do the trick. So for me, no clogged pores and I use it every single day. I hope it works for you.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
outtacontrol
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
this product is really good and will not clog your pores i will assure you. it is not creamy and thick like other sunscreens its kinda watery. I have acne prone skin myself and I have tried it with no ending results of clogging. I was even daring enough to try it on my face. I usually use it for my body but still was curious and it was fine when I used it on my face. I would recommend to a friend. I gave it 5 stars in my review.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
msjwill
(petersburg, Va)
answer 4
I use this sunblock everyday and it doesn't clog my pores. I do cleanse my face both in the morning and at night with Shiseido the Skincare line Purifying Cleansing Foam. Maybe that's why this product doesn't clog my pores.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
swtannie143
(Davis, CA)
answer 5
I use this sun block all day every day and I have found that it never clogs my pores. I was having that problem with the name brand sunblocks and switched to this brand, which is very light and non-greasy in comparison.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
pearlygirl
(Texas)
answer 6
it does not clog your pores..it is very light and it is a liquid not a cream or lotion
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
toyyy
(South Bay, CA)
Question
Is this suppose to be runny ? I mean like a liquid ?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
bengaycak
(hawthorne, CA)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes! A little goes a long way, and doesn't make it look like you've got a white mask on! It's the best!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
katiejruss
(Hawaii Kai, Hi)
answer 2
Yes, it's pretty thin. There is a little ball inside the bottle to mix it up well when you shake it. The face sunscreen is more of a cream consistency.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
LindsayH
(Iowa)
answer 3
It's pretty runny but its helpful in being able to blend into your skin for sun protection.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sheam
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
Yes. They make it that way so even people with oily skin will feel comfortable with it. You're still getting good protection as long as you cover everything; just make sure to shake the bottle before each use.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
happy0522
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
Yes, it's a little like liquid but easy to blend
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
cherie88
(Washington DC)
answer 6
Yes, this is actually nice as it makes it easier to apply and blend into skin. It absorbs quickly. Be sure to shake bottle before applying and not squeeze too hard to keep from losing too much product.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
wordchic
(Cincinnati, OH)
Question
Cleansers that remove this SPF
Is Shiseido's cleansing oil the only cleanser that will completely remove this SPF, or is there a better cleanser that will do the job?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
productsjunky
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
6 answers
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answer 1
I have also found that using a makeup remover can really help get some of the sunscreen off!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
natefan87
(Modesto, CA)
answer 2
Wow, really? I just use ponds cleaning cloths and there it goes.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
dinebright
(anchorage alaska)
answer 3
I usually use the Boscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil at night to be sure I completely remove this sunscreen bc the waterproof properties do make it more enduring. However...I have also just used my Pond's Cleansing wipes, when I'm traveling and/or I am too lazy to take 5 minutes to clean my face in the sink. I have not seen a huge difference between the two methods, such as increased break outs, but I also use the Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle pads every morning, which includes glycolic acid, so even if some sunscreen was left from the night before, then it would be exfoliated off the next morning.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 4
I use my Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk with my Clarisonic brush- does the trick no problem.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fairskingal
(NY,NY)
answer 5
any face cleanser can clean this product. i have been using Olay cleanser and Target brand cleansers and they all cleaned up this sunblock :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
nancytran
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
answer 6
Any makeup remover can remove this sunblock. Any creamy, milky cleanser will do.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
makeup4everfun
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
application
I know suncreen is applied after moisturizer, but how is the outcome after primer? I've noticed after too many products- eye cream, serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, foundation- i tend to look cakey. Would it be ok to mix the sunscreen with primer?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
southerngurl
(Atlanta, GA)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
5 answers
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answer 1
I think mixing the two products would bring down the SPF. Generally, I do serum, moisturizer, sunscreen - then on to makeups and primers. Giving time for the products to really soak in there is key.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
dinebright
(anchorage alaska)
answer 2
This product is so thin that I don't see it having a problem going on over your primer. Or you might try Bobbi Brown's 50 SPF primer, that I use.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ldufresne
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
I've used it along with primer and moisturizer and it's never even been a slight problem. I would say absolutely this sunscreen is okay to use with a primer, it is fabulous.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
missodette
(Oregon)
answer 4
I would not mix this with primer bc it'll dilute the protection, but also I am guessing that they would not mix very well.

I actually do not use primer with this shiseido sun protection lotion because I find that I don't need it. (I wear primer when I am wearing "regular" moisturizer) This lotion leaves a matte but not dull or pasty finish. This lotion dries to a smooth finish that seems to inhibit oil breakthrough during the day. I do not use foundation, but apply concealer, cream blush and mineral veil over this lotion. I only use oil blot strips once a day, whereas with regualr moisturizer + primer, I usually need to blot my t-zone 2-3 times during the day.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
book14me
(Nashville TN)
answer 5
I use this as a moisturizer and spf. I do use a night cream (by REN) so my skin is hydrated in the am and this gives it the perfect amount of additional moisture. So you may not need to apply a second moisturizer. Makeup and primer go on after the spf (asked a Sephora rep too).
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
fairskingal
(NY,NY)
Question
Can I share this with my 10-year old?
Looking for a safe for kids sunscreen I can use so that I can carry only one container.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
hani1
(Berkeley, CA)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
5 answers
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answer 1
Usually any child over 2 can use "adult" sunscreens.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
happy0522
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I've been using this on my six year old for two years now because I feel it is the best quality and safest for her skin. No side effects either, extremely mild.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
thamid
answer 3
I don't see why not.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
lovemyface
(Oxford, MS)
answer 4
I dont see why not, ive used it on my 6 year old, works great.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lied2
(Michigan)
answer 5
I put this on my 9 yr old daughter and she loved that it felt so lightweight. The price per ounce is higher than the Neutrogena with Helioplex that she normally uses - so I don't often share my Shiseido. Even though it is light weight she did not burn in the pool or in the ocean.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
poggie
(Avon, OH)
Question
is this product waterproof?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
susan12321
(west palm beach, fl)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
4 answers
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answer 1
It is very water resistant. "Waterproof" is an unregulated description that will disappear from sunscreen labels if it has not already due to changes is guidelines for what companies may claim.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
moreskinnydays
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 2
Yes it is very water-resistant.. I used it for swimming and it protected my face and body very well..
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Boeing
(Short Hills, NJ)
answer 3
Water-resistant
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
amry
(Stockton, CA)
answer 4
No. It reads, "Very water resistant" though, and basically that means it's waterproof. Starting this year in '09, manufacturers of SPF products are prevented by law from claiming their products are waterproof because no lotion/oil/stick/spray/etc. is completely waterproof. People were given the impression that they never had to reapply, ever, regardless of time spent in water. But saltwater, chlorine, and even lake water will remove SOME product. Anyway, you'll find that most products will now say "water resistant" but they're the same as what used to be called "waterproof." I hope this helps. Have a great summer!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
petalstoo
(The Valley, CA)
Question
My eyes are very sensitive to sunscreen. I would like to purchase this but has anyone had sensitivity problems with it?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
VanPatten
(Ouray, Colorado)
on Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ For Face/Body
4 answers
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answer 1
Thanks to all for your comments. I'll be ordering soon!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
VanPatten
(Ouray, Colorado)
answer 2
I wear this to work where I am in and out of salt water and sweating it up all day. I have never had this stuff irritate my eyes, and I slather it on all day long. I have very sensitive skin and this is the only sunscreen I haven't been allergic too, it's very gentle while maintaining the zinc content that gets the job DONE!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
katiejruss
(Hawaii Kai, Hi)
answer 3
I don't have sensitive eyes but I never have problems with it. I apply this around eye area quite often. :-)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
cherylcherrie
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
I also have sensitive eyes when it comes to sunscreens, and this is the only facial sunscreen I wlll use because of that. It is a mineral sunscreen, and I actually apply it to my eyelids and under my eyes with no problems.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
BeautyGeek3368
(Detroit, MI)
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