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Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream

What it is:A face cream that provides a high level of protection against both UVA and UVB radiation.What it is formulated to do:Clinique's innovative SolarSmart™ complex triggers an antiaging repair process while at once providing skin with a high level of defense from the aging and burning effects of UVA and UVB rays. The formulation also includes a boost of antioxidants to shield skin from environmental aggressors.What else you need to know: Gentle enough for sensitive skins, this product is water- and sweat-resistant, oil-free, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist tested.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream

Question
workout proof?
a lot of sunscreens sweat or rub off easily while working out outside, does anyone have any experience with this one?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
easilyaddicted
(Newton, MA)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
6 answers
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answer 1
I ski in it. It's great.
answered 2 years ago
mollymo
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
i love this one! i hike regularly and find that one application will last me the whole day. i use it daily, but it is supposed to be great for sports and activity as it is water-resistant.
answered 3 years ago
noelle7
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
When I used this product I noticed I had a few rain drops on my face and could see it coming off my face. Also, according to clinique it says you have to reapply after towel drying, swimming, and perspiring. I do not think this is waterproof/ resistant.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jackie456
(Royal Oak, Michigan)
answer 4
I wore this sunscreen to a cheer camp I went to, and it worked perfectly! We were outside from 9:00AM to 9:00PM, and it was over 90 degrees the entire day. I was working out in the hot sun, and got very sweaty, I also was rubbing my face with my shirt a lot. By that night I was the only one who did not get sunburn on my face!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lexie24
(New Hudson, MI)
answer 5
I work out while wearing this and haven't had a problem. I use a small amount though (about the size of a blueberry) and that covers my face and neck.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cookie4me
(Calgary, AB)
answer 6
It will melt into your eyes if you sweat excessively.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rebeckler
(Boston, MA)
Question
What is the consistency of the sunscreen? Is it really thick?
I need a new sunscreen and my skin breaks out with thicker versions. Is this one lightweight?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
superslickgloss
(San Francisco, CA)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
5 answers
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answer 1
This sunscreen is not greasy or heavy. Its more of a liquid than a cream.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kendi
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
I found that this spf isn't very lightweight, it's pretty thick. So if you need a lightweight one, this one probably isn't the best bet.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
brgttplff
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 3
This product is pretty thick. It is still spreadable though and it does absorb into your skin. If I had a problem with thich sunscreen breaking me out then I would be a little nervous to buy this one. Although, I had no problems with breaking out.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jackie456
(Royal Oak, Michigan)
answer 4
It is on the thicker side, but I haven't had any problems with breakouts
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cookie4me
(Calgary, AB)
answer 5
Hey, so this is deff not thick but I think you shouldnt get it since it contains a chemical called oxybenzone which is harmful so i suggest going to this site that contains basiclly every sunscreen and tell you which ones are good http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen/
sunscreen shouldnt contain vitamin a either
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mangafan
Question
What skin type is this best suitted for?
Is this good for combination to oily skin?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NYC)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
5 answers
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answer 1
It seems to be pretty versatile. I have dry, fair skin, and I love it. I was introduced to it by a Korean friend with oily to combination skin, and he loved it. Oh, and it's gender neutral because -- the best thing -- it has no fragrance.
answered 2 years ago
mollymo
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I have combination/oily skin, and it works great for me. No breakouts, and it's not oily at all.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
brgttplff
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 3
I have combination/oily skin (and sensitive skin that breaks out easily) and it works great. I skip the moisturizer in the morning and just use the sunscreen, which keeps my t-zone from getting too greasy, but still makes my cheeks soft and hydrated.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hadenhouse
(California)
answer 4
I have fairly oily skin and this did not irritate or cause breakouts to my skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
parisdetroit
(Detroit, MI)
answer 5
This item can be used by all skin types, including combination to oily skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can I use this sunscreen or any sunscreen in general around the eye area?
I have the shiseido eye cream with spf but, I don't want to dish out $32 every time. Is it really necessary to have a sunscreen for your eyes? Can using a sunscreen for you face still give you protection from UVB/UVA rays?
asked 4 years ago
Fude
(Brooklyn,NY)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
4 answers
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answer 1
I would use it sparingly around the eyes especially if you are going in the water. I used it on my son all over his face including eye area and he was fine. We did go in the water that day, so I don't know if it got in your eyes if it would burn?
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
parisdetroit
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
I dont know if I should be doing this or not, but I use this around my eyes and it hasn't caused any problems. Of course, you want to be careful not to get it IN your eyes, so make sure you use a very tiny amount to prevent it slipping into your eyes as the day goes on.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cookie4me
(Calgary, AB)
answer 3
I don't use it around the eye area. I only use a good eye cream for around the eyes.
answered 4 years ago
hillstreet
(Chicago)
answer 4
I do not reccomend this on the eye area. Within seconds of application this cream burned and stung any sensitive areas on my face, and turned my eyelids red and puffy. I was dissapointed. :(
answered 4 years ago
sylph1212
(Avon Lake, OH)
Question
What's in it?
I don't see a list of ingredients for this product--could you provide? Thanks.
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
GAequestrian
(Ball Ground)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
I wanted to know too so I emailed Clinique and they sent me the following ingredient list:

active ingredients: oxybenzone 5.00% [] octisalate 5.00% [] homosalate 5.00% [] avobenzone 3.00% [] octocrylene 2.70% ingredients: water\aqua\eau [] methyl trimethicone [] butylene glycol [] butyloctyl salicylate [] neopentyl glycol diheptanoate [] butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) [] peg-100 stearate [] silica [] dipentaerythrityl tri-polyhydroxystearate [] lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone [] dimethicone [] glyceryl stearate [] laurdimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed soy protein [] rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract [] perilla ocymoides leaf extract [] plankton extract [] caffeine [] potassium cetyl phosphate [] sucrose [] styrene/acrylates copolymer [] c30-38 olefin/isopropyl maleate/ma copolymer [] cetyl alcohol [] vp/eicosene copolymer [] ethylhexylglycerin [] ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer [] peg-8 laurate [] sodium rna [] phospholipids [] lecithin [] c1-8 alkyl tetrahydroxycyclohexanoate [] hydroxyethylcellulose [] tocopheryl acetate [] caprylyl glycol [] ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate [] stearic acid [] xanthan gum [] maltodextrin [] ferulic acid [] hexylene glycol [] nordihydroguaiaretic acid [] disodium edta [] phenoxyethanol [] mica [] sodium dehydroacetate
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
angelprincess
(Portland, OR)
answer 2
I can never find Clinique ingredient listings online - argh! I've emailed them about other products, though, and was able to obtain ingredent lists. It was quite a hassle, though, as it took almost three weeks and they seemed very against emailing me the ingredients!!

I'd stop by your Sephora and check out the box (or a Clinique counter - just ask to see the ingredients on the side of the box.) Hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
thenotice
answer 3
No mineral oil or petrolium.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
missmarynyc
(New York)
Question
Is it oil free?
Why doesn't clinique list any ingredients? What's the big secret?
asked 5 years ago
luckikitti
(Janesville , WI)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
It's creamy, not oily.
answered 4 years ago
hillstreet
(Chicago)
answer 2
Yes, it is oil-free; it says this on Clinique's website.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
award919
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 3
SPACE ON PACKAGING
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
robbi22
(NYC)
Question
What is the ingredients in this sunscreen?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
SillyLilySmiles
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
active ingredients: oxybenzone 5.00% [] octisalate 5.00% [] homosalate 5.00% [] avobenzone 3.00% [] octocrylene 2.70%

ingredients: water\aqua\eau [] methyl trimethicone [] butylene glycol [] butyloctyl salicylate [] neopentyl glycol diheptanoate [] butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) [] peg-100 stearate [] silica [] dipentaerythrityl tri-polyhydroxystearate [] lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone [] dimethicone [] glyceryl stearate [] laurdimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed soy protein [] rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract [] perilla ocymoides leaf extract [] plankton extract [] caffeine [] potassium cetyl phosphate [] sucrose [] styrene/acrylates copolymer [] c30-38 olefin/isopropyl maleate/ma copolymer [] cetyl alcohol [] vp/eicosene copolymer [] ethylhexylglycerin [] ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer [] peg-8 laurate [] sodium rna [] phospholipids [] lecithin [] c1-8 alkyl tetrahydroxycyclohexanoate [] hydroxyethylcellulose [] tocopheryl acetate [] caprylyl glycol [] ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate [] stearic acid [] xanthan gum [] maltodextrin [] ferulic acid [] hexylene glycol [] nordihydroguaiaretic acid [] disodium edta [] phenoxyethanol [] mica [] sodium dehydroacetate

Whew! Hope that helps.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
kellyrosey
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 2
well the active ingredients are OXYBENZONE( harmful) octisalate homosalate avobenzone and octovrylene
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mangafan
answer 3
Yes, it is a good sunscreen. I feel well protected when I put it on over my normal moisturizer without spf. The only complaint I have is that it sometimes comes out in clumps which I discard.
answered 4 years ago
hillstreet
(Chicago)
Question
Good for base before applying makeup?
Would this be a good base before applying makeup for ppl with oily skin?
asked 3 years ago
jcmlle
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
I wouldnt recommend this under makeup for oily complections. Use clinique city block instead.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kathienyc
(NY,NY)
answer 2
In my opinion, no. It turns my face into an oil slick. After foundation, I have to add a truckload of powder to counter the shine.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
katebb
(New York)
answer 3
This product might be a bit too hydrating for oily skin types. mabey try using the blot pads if you need some oil control and good sun protection
answered 3 years ago
tresalexia
(Canyon Country, CA)
Question
Is this product tinted?
Is this sunscreen tinted like the Clinque Super City Block SPF40?
asked 9 months ago
riasterling
(New York)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
not tinted…
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
elisaba
(FL)
answer 2
No, its not tinted. It looks like regular sunscreen.
answered 9 months ago
camilalove
(New York, NY)
answer 3
This product is not tinted.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Will this sunscreen prevent from tanning?
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Marylad)
on Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I'm a die hard tanner I live in so-cal so I get my dose of sun, it doesn't prevent from a tan no, but I would recommend this for face only if your tanning an then a lower SPF for body:)
answered 10 months ago
prettyluv
answer 2
Yes! It's a great SPF. Light weight, blend able, leaves a nice matte finnish to the face that doesn't mess with foundation application. Stings a bit if it gets in the eyes and does have a strong spf smell but it fades after a few minutes.
answered 11 months ago
fhet
(SLC, Utah)
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