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Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

What it is:An oil-free daily formulation that protects against three major causes of skin cell damage: UV rays, oxidation, and overproduction of sebum. What it is formulated to do: This ultra-light formulation contains mineral powders and herbal extracts to help it spread smoothly while creating a pore-free and shine-free finish. Formulated with Shiseido's highly effective multi-defense sun protection system and advanced skincare ingredients, it prevents skin damage and free radical production. What else you need to know: This product is suitable for oily skin types.
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

Question
Does it leave a white residue?
I can't find a sun screen that doesn't make me look like I'm dead....so I've been using tinted moisturizers but Im always and forever looking for a sun screen which is just a sun screen that doesn't look or smell like one...
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
toodoodles
(Ny, ny)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
5 answers
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answer 1
Sure it can, especially upon initial application, but then you pat it into your skin until it's fully absorbed and you look natural.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Dc213
(Arlington, VA)
answer 2
I'm a much darker skin tone and this is one of the few sunscreens that does not leave a white hue.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
bluefedora
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
This claims to absorbs oil and leaves the skin matte. I think it's more of a soft matte which i like, and helps control my t-zone.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
4sheer
(los angeles, CA)
answer 4
No white residue at all! But I'm pale. I had my girlfriend try it on her much darker skin and she didn't have any issues either though.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tessacardenas
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
I tried this in store and it did not. It is very thin and does not leave an oily feel. I really liked it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
koki1
(Honolulu, HI)
Question
watery texture
I recently ordered this product. I used it for the first time this morning. It was very watery and ran down my arm. I did shake it well. Is the product supposed to have this consistancy?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
esthetic
(pittsburgh,Pa)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
5 answers
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answer 1
This product is a liquid. I usually carefully pour a small amount on the back of my hand to apply.
answered 6 months ago
nheer
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
Yup! That's normal :)
answered 6 months ago
Krissy33
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Mine is watery, too. So I think it's supposed to be that way. While it's runny it's extremely light and fast-absorbing so it works very well in the end.
answered 10 months ago
Avior
answer 4
yes, it is very runny, and i shake it a whole lot before using it. it's supposed to be very lightweight and thin, so i find a little bit (i squeeze out a line of it along 2/3 of my middle finger) easily covers my entire face. the primer and makeup i'm currently using also have spf in them, so i figure if i miss a spot with the sunscreen, i'm still pretty well covered.

you mentioned the product was running down your arm - are you using on your body? this particular formula is intended for use on your face, so the runny texture is great for layering under makeup. there is this version: http://www.sephora.com/urban-enviroment-uv-protection-cream-broad-spectrum-spf-40-for-face-body-P282022, which can be used on the body and is a bit thicker in consistency.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
tbm226
(san francisco, ca)
answer 5
This product is light but not as the way you described, I think you didn't shake it enough.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Q8DunDush
(San Gabriel, CA)
Question
Under make-up?
I have delayed buying a face sunscreen for the longest time, because I was worried about adding yet another layer of product to my face! I use moisturizer, eye cream, primer, concealer, foundation, setting spray, pressed powder, blush, bronzer, and mattifying powder. If I buy this sunscreen, I would apply it right before the concealer and foundation. Has anyone else had good experiences layering this under a ton of make-up? I already have oily skin and don't want it to look worse.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
AuAuLynn
(Angwin, CA)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
5 answers
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answer 1
I know this isn't technically a moisturizer, but since you said you have oily skin you may want to try using it as a replacement for your moisturizer, rather than using it on top of it. It does moisturize a little, and I liked using it that way because it is lightweight and since I also have oily skin, most regular moisturizers feel too heavy in the summer.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
shubajung
answer 2
Hey, I have no problem with this under my make up, its a really light formula and it blends quickly, and no movement of my make ups, hope that helps.
answered 6 months ago
flywitstyle
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I had similar reservations, but this has been great (in my experience) for wearing under makeup. It's a little watery when you first put it on (make sure you shake the bottle first), but when you rub it in it spreads very thin and absorbs fast so it feels like nothing at all. I put it on after my moisturizer.
answered 10 months ago
Avior
answer 4
It's totally fine. Using a separate sunscreen everyday -makeup or no makeup- is a must. I am generous when I apply this sunscreen. I recommend doing the following: cleanse--tone--moisturize--sunscreen--makeup.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Dc213
answer 5
Hello, I use this under my makeup and it gives a lovely finish and doesn't make my skin look like an oil slick at all. I have used bothe the original urban SPF and this oil free version. To me this is the better one for wearing under makeup for my skin. I do not use another moisturizer on the days I wear this under my makeup.
I love that it doesn't look ghostly either if you have pictures taken such as when you are on vacation.
I hope this helps :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lovemakeupca
(CA)
Question
Do I need to use a moisturizer too?
I have oily skin and this sounds like a perfect sunscreen for me. But, will I need to use a moisturizer before putting on the sunscreen?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
seraphou
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
4 answers
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answer 1
Since this is product is primarily a sunscreen, you do need to use a moisturizer. I use Kate Somerville oil free moisturizer or ReVive sensitive oil free lotion.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lolaz007
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
I'm super oily and use Caudalie's S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum underneath this for hydration. It feels like nothing on my skin and then this sunscreen on top and I still feel like I have 'naked' skin. Highly recommend the combination.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
bluefedora
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I have combination skin and I use my regular moisturizer before I put this on. It feels more like a primer.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tessacardenas
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
Yes. I recommend applying a moisturizer as well since this isn't as hydrating even for an oily skin type. I suggest a lightweight moisturizer after cleansing then follow with this UV Protector. I hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tiffanybt
Question
a little ball inside?
When I shake the product, it feels like there's something tiny (may be a li'l ball but hard) ball inside it. Anyone else experiencing the same?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
lolita23
(New York)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, there's a mixing bead inside the bottle to help mix the lotion up when you shake it.
answered 10 months ago
Avior
answer 2
Yes, that's meant to be there.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
TheGreatRaeRae
(Dover, DE)
answer 3
Yes, mine is the same. I assume it is similar to how spray paints cans make noise when you shake them and that it is to help mix the contents when you shake the bottle.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
shubajung
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 4
It's to help mix the product when you shake it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
bluefedora
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Urban Environment better than Sun Protection product?
How does this compare to Shiseido's other SPF product, Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60 PA+++? I'm quite pleased with the Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion already, and wonder if it's worth switching for a higher per oz cost/lower SPF. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Columbus, OH)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
3 answers
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answer 1
Just as someone else said, this one is for everyday use-- for your face on a work day, weekend errands, lay around day, etc. I recommend using the thicker one in the blue packaging for outdoor activities and sports. The SPF 55 is excellent and has shielded me from sun damage as I reapply a few times -- even after hours of surfing under harsh sun.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Dc213
(Arlington, VA)
answer 2
This is much lighter feeling and more of an everyday moisturizer+sunscreen whereas the other is more of an outdoor in the sun being active, sunscreen.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
bluefedora
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
i like this one better because it absorbs oil leaving a soft matte finish. it has lots of dimethicone, so my skin feels soft. the shiseido blue bottles have a very "sunscreen lotion" feel and they leave a shine on my face. The shisedio SA told me this contains ingredients to fend of environmental smoke and pollution. well, as long as it gives me a matte, sweatproof finsh, plus this stuff does not leave a white residue or white mask.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
4sheer
(los angeles, CA)
Question
Water-resistant?
I'm considering to purchase this product, but I don't know if this is water-resistant / sweat-resistant like their other sunscreens. Help? :)
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
3 answers
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answer 1
The packaging states that it is water resistant for about 40 mins. While swimming it has turned my face white, but does not appear to come off. It dries back to a normal clear color.
answered 6 months ago
nheer
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
Hi there! Yes, this is water resistant up to 40 minutes! If you plan to wear it swimming or sweating a lot, you will need to reapply after a while, but it will still last a lot longer than most!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
doritaz
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
No, it is not water resistant.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
anyaczarina
(new york, ny)
Question
will it be enough for a 2 wks vacation?
hi, i'm very sensilble to the sun and i was wondering if is good enough for a beach vacation in the South as a main sunscreen or do i need something heavier, and also if the 1 oz bottle is enough for 2 weeks if i apply 2 to 3 times a day. thank you
asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
michele1984
(montreal,qc)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
3 answers
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answer 1
this is fine for the face but if you want something for your arms/chest/neck I would buy the SP 50 product they make. It is heavier. This should last you for two weeks.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
hollyliz
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
I use this as an everyday sunscreen underneath my makeup. I'm not sure if I would rely on this as my only sunscreen for a beach/swimming day, because other sunscreens are meant to be more durable in that context. But I have very sensitive skin, so that kind of makes a difference as well.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
megan1211
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 3
I'm not sure if it's enough for your vacation as far as strength. But I've had my bottle for a while; a little goes a long way. It'll definitely last.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
JennaFoo
Question
Is this the right consistency?
I got a small deluxe sample of this in the 2013 Sun Safety kit. I'm just now getting around to using it, and I notice it's very liquidy, almost like water. Is this how it's supposed to be?
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
frickxgirl
(Saint Marys, GA)
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this is very light, very liquid.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
hollyliz
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
Yes, this product comes as a very thin, white liquid, which is probably part of the reason why it feels so light-weight.
I have oily skin, so in the summer I sometimes use it instead of a regular moisturizer since it doesn't feel as heavy.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
shubajung
answer 3
This product is supposed to have a creamy consistency.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
kevinbt
Question
How is it different from sunscreen lotion?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
tgko
on Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
2 answers
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answer 1
It's good for your skin, smells nice, is made for your face, and isn't thick or greasy.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
TheGreatRaeRae
(Dover, DE)
answer 2
It feels a lot thinner than regular sunscreen. I use it after my moisturizer and don't have a problem. With regular sunscreen, I feel like I'm putting way too much on my face and it never feels like it soaks in.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
tessacardenas
(Washington, DC)
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