Is this greasy feeling?
I notice everyone is on the same page in terms of this sunscreen not leaving a white residue- but I want to know if this is oily/greasy feeling? I hae oily skin already, so you can imagine how hard it is to find a GOOD, ALL NATURAL sunscreen that doesn't feel greasy on my skin.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
(Saint Paul, MN)
on The Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 Face Cream
I wouldn't consider this greasy, but it does leave a dewy finish -- so if that isn't for you, I would recommend something more mattifying. However, this would work really well as a layer under a more matte-finish foundation/BB Cream.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
(East Lansing, MI)
If you leave it alone, it feels you have moisturizer on your face. But that's just how it works, it's not supposed to absorb into your skin. Just put some translucent powder over top and it will help and gently use blotting papers where you need it.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
I have oily skin, too, and find that this does not leave any added grease on my face...it's probably that your oily skin, like mine, will come out no matter what you put on it, so it may appear that the product is oily, but it's not really. And, even though physical blockers sit on top of the skin, this one is outstanding in that it leaves no noticeable film and you don't feel it on your face. Believe me I've tried many products and searched a long time to find this one. I highly recommend it.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
It is quite heavy but all of the ingredients are natural so it doesn't seem to cause breakouts, and I have oily skin. It will make your face shiny and white if you use too much. However, if you use the right amount (which is quite small) it's not unwearable. I really like it and I breakout with EVERYTHING!
It totally soaked in and I had no oily residue left even after applying after moisturizer.
I would say it's moisturizing, but not overly greasy, for me. It's definitely a very creamy product, and can feel a little bit oily when I'm rubbing it in. I do find that it absorbs well, rather than just sitting on my skin and feeling greasy. It's also has a pretty shiny finish on my skin, though more wet/moist shine than oily shine, if that makes sense. I use this on top of a very light moisturizer, let it soak in for about 5 minutes, and then set it with loose powder, which works out perfectly for my dry/combo skin (I apply it pretty heavily, too), but I could see some people finding it to be a little bit too moisturizing.
For me, the whitish cast was easily smoothed out with a couple extra seconds of attention. As one of the other users answered though, I found LaVanila unbelievably UNabsorable and heavy feeling; it sat on top of my skin for hours without ever sinking in. I am typically very dry skinned, and my guess is that the shea butter mixed into the zinc and titanium dioxides are the culprits; shea's a great moisturizer, but I suspect that it's too oily if you use the dermatologist recommended one full teaspoonful of sunscreen for your face; I mean, how often do you put an entire teaspoonful of moisturizer on your face? Also, as I said in my review, people with calendula sensitivities are best off without this one, no matter how pure and natural LaVanila is. My quest continues...
I have oily/combo skin too and I do not find this to be even the slightest big greasy. Perfect amount of moisture for me, and absorbs really quickly. Also dries down nice and matte so I can skip a primer! Love it.
answered 6 years ago
(San Francisco, CA)
I think I must be doing something wrong, but I find it HORRIBLY greasy. It does NOT absorb into my (very very dry) skin. Today was the first time I tried to use it, and I sat there with the hair dryer trying to "set" it. Once my primer, foundation and powder were on, my face was no longer shiny, but it felt heavy all day. Before I ran this afternoon, I put a bit more on and the entire run my face felt like it was dripping off. Hope this helps, but I seriously feel like I received a different product than those reviews. Every comment they have about it, I feel exactly opposite: white, greasy, doesn't absorb, etc
answered 6 years, 1 month ago