My 3 Favorite Neutrogena Sunscreens from the 2013 Collection

We’re now deep into spring. And, for most of us (Not necessarily me. Darn you, Montana!), the sun is shining and the weather is warm. Time to start soaking yourself in sunscreen! Protection! So, I’ve got this year’s Neutrogena sunscreens to show you. Maybe they’ll prevent a future sunburn.

Neutrogena Sunscreens of 2013This year, Neutrogena has quite a few sunscreens to choose from:

  • Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen

Rather than give a description of each of the Neutrogena sunscreens from this list, I thought I’d tell you about my three favorites. These are the ones I totally wouldn’t mind using on a daily basis. Just as soon as it gets nice outside…

1. Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen

My skin is sensitive to two things: some fragrance and octisalate.

Octisalate is an active ingredient you find in a lot of sunscreens. I’m fine when I use it on my body, but not on my face. Irritation City. That’s why I love Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, which retails for $10.49 for SPF 60+.

Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SunscreenThe active ingredients for this one are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It didn’t irritate my skin in the slightest. Success!

The only downside to this one is the scent. It’s like rubber and plastic combined, but the scent is barely there and goes away pretty quickly.

Frankly, since this doesn’t hurt my face and it prevents sun damage, I’ll love it forever.

2. Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen

You know how most sunscreens have that weird chemical smell? Some brands cover it up with a coconut scent, but otherwise you’re awash in the smell of a chemical plant. Like a scientist spilled his creation on you in the lab.

Neutrogena Beach Defense, which retails for $10.49 for SPF 70, totally doesn’t have that problem.

Neutrogena Beach DefenseMy favorite thing about Beach Defense is the scent. It smells like fruit. Like yummy, delicious melon and apple. I absolutely love it. It’s refreshing to actually smell good while wearing sunscreen.

It uses avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene and oxybenzone for its active ingredients to get the lovely and effective SPF 70.

3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen

I don’t know about you, but I love the convenience of a sunscreen spray. I use sunscreen lotion on my face, arms, chest and shoulders and the spray everywhere else. It’s just easier, ya know?

That’s why I like the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen, retailing for $11.49 for SPF 100+.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body MistWhat I like best about the Ultra Sheer Body Mist is the even spray action. Some sunscreen sprays are, quite frankly, pitiful. But not this one. The spray is steady and thick, so you know you’re getting good coverage.

The scent is nothing to write home about, but the stuff works well. It uses avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene and oxybenzone.

Are you excited for summer?

I totally am. I love hot weather. I live for it! In fact, I’m even thinking of moving to one of those places that’s warm all year round.

Sorry to those of you in the southern hemisphere who’re going to be starting winter soon. Bummer. (I see you there, Australia. Hello!)

So, are you excited? Let’s chat about it in the comments.


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  1. Thanks for the reviews! Its hard to find sunscreen for my face that I like. The Neutrogena sounds good, I have sensitive skin too. Actually , all three of the ones you reviewed sound good . I love the idea of the fruity fragrance and the Spray sounds good too. Hope it warms up soon.

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