I just saw that what I first posted in response to this was the answer to a DIFFERENT question. Der.
I always use an oil-based cleanser to remove this, since it's waterproof. I've never found anything else that completely removes it. That sounds scary if you're acne-prone, but neither this sunscreen nor an oil cleanser will contribute to breakouts.When you use good cosmetic-grade oils on your face, they actually help break down your facial oils and clean out your pores. I'm a little acne-prone and have been using oil cleansers to remove makeup and waterproof sunscreen for YEARS without any breakouts from it. You can try to make your own oil cleanser (tips here: http://makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=115669/OCM-Oil-Cleansing-Method-with-Polysorbate/Unlisted-Brand/Cleansers); or try one of the nice ones that are made by DHC, Nude Beauty, or Boscia.
Hope that helps!!!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
(Los Angeles, Ca)
It's PABA free, but I don't think it's chemical-free. I still love it, though. For a chemical-free sunscreen, try something by Coola (unfortunately, Sephora doesn't yet carry it). Coola sunscreens are great, and they're organic. I've been reading up on finding a healthy and chemical-free sunscreen lately, too.
But, I do happen to be using the Shiseido SPF 38 right now and love it. SInce it's water-resistant, it needs to be removed with an oil-based cleanser (Shiseido makes one, so does NUDE...the Nude one is better). These oil cleansers sound weird, but will not cause breakouts . I've been using them for years for sunscreen/makeup removal prior to washing my face...I have really good skin, so I guess this system works.
For more info about healthier sunscreens, I'd check out this link:
Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
(Los Angeles, Ca)
The best way to wash off sunscreens, in my opinion, is with a cleansing oil! Boscia makes a great one!
I use one before using my regular cleanser, that way I can get all the sunscreen/makeup/etc off my face!
answered 4 years ago
(San Francisco, CA)
This products tends to wash off easily with a gentle facial wash. There is no residue left behind. I have extremely sensitive skin and my face will break out in a second from so many products and this works great!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
I have combination and after 3 times using this I notice whiteheads on nose, eventhough this goes on nicely, and not easy to wash off, very water resistant, but whiteheads, what to do ...
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
i have combination skin with mild acne. this sunscreen hasn't caused any more breakouts for me. since it is very water resistant, mild cleanser doesn't fully remove the suscreen. i use a pore refining cleanser (same line) and it seems to do the job.
answered 5 years ago