Neutogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF50+ Review


Hi all,

     Today’s review will be on one of the most raved product from Neutrogena which is the Ultra Sheer Dry-touch sunblock with SPF 50.


     ₹ 199 for 30 mL; ₹ 499 for 88 mL

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eutro2     I was using my all time favorite Lotus herbals 3 in 1 matte sunscreen for a long time and it was perfect for my oily combination skin type for the summers in India, though I use it most of the year round except during the colder months when my skin become more combination dry.  But, in Turku, the sun is strong starting from the spring but the weather is slightly cold and hence my skin is still on the combination dry side and the 3 in 1 matte sunscreen did not go well with the dry patches.  So, I started looking for new options and  I liked the one from Fabindia which is the Vitamin E sunscreen – spf45 that I have reviewed here.  But, then I needed a change and tried 3 different sunscreens and the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF50+ is one of them.  The product comes in a plastic tube packaging which is sturdy and travel-friendly.  The sunscreen has a chemical type of smell which I am not sure how to exactly describe, but it does not bother me and fades away in few seconds post application.  The cream is thick but spreads well and gets absorbed within few seconds of massaging it well into the skin.  If you apply more than required, it will take some time to get absorbed but once absorbed, it does not leave any white cast on the skin.  The sunscreen does not exaggerate dry patches instead soothes them up, but if you have severe dry patch then it might show after application.  This does not give a matte finish, but at the same time does not look greasy, I think this will suit all skin types, though for dry skin you might need a moisturizer as this does not hydrate the skin.  But, one thing I have noticed is that if you apply it on tops of a heavy moisturizer or moisturizer that leave some stickiness on the face, then this does not go well on it as it cannot be absorbed completely by the skin and leaves a white cast.  So, if you are using a moisturizer make sure you use a nongreasy one and apply sunscreen only after your moisturizer is completely absorbed by the skin.  I tried using this on top of the L’Oreal Paris Hydra Fresh Mask-In Lotion and the combination was really disastrous.  The sunscreen has SPF50+ with broad protection, is water resistant and is a very good sunscreen in hot humid weathers as it does not slide off the skin.  I use this during swimming and it helps me in preventing the tan.




Has a chemical scent that does not bother me which fades in few seconds post application

Sunscreen that spread and absorbs well when massaged properly into the skin

Does not feel greasy

Has SPF50+ and broad spectrum protection

Does not produce any white cast like some sunscreens depending on how you use it

Will suit most skin types

Water and sweat resistant, so good to use during swimming too

Widly available online


Should be careful when applying on top of heavy or sticky moisturizers as this does not get absorbed completely and produces a white cast

Might be a bit costly for the quantity

Prettykooll rating: 4.5/5


  • Anamika Debnath 9 months ago

    nice review dear 🙂

    • Preethy 8 months ago

      Thanks Anamika

  • Khushi@NotOnlyMakeup 9 months ago

    Hey i use this and totally love it. So lightweight and effective 🙂
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Good to know that 🙂

  • vanshika 9 months ago

    This sunscreen has been my ride or die for many years now. Super effective and great value for money.

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Seems you are a huge fan and a long time user

  • Pooja Mittal 9 months ago

    I am a huge fan of neuterogina products. Their moisturizer is amazing tol

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      I am yet to try their moisturizer

  • Anubhuti 9 months ago

    I have used this one but it stings near my eye area so I had to finish it up using on my arms and neck 🙁
    nice review..

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Not sure why it stings near your eye area because I never faced that problem

  • Disha 9 months ago

    Absolutely amazing sunscreen it is! I have been using it since a few months and I did not found any flaws with it except just it takes a while to get absorbed and that is okey since every product takes that much. Nice review 🙂
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      It gets absorbed easily without moisturizer than on top of moisturizer

  • Ragini Dhiman 9 months ago

    I use this regularly and totally love it 🙂

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Oh good

  • Sonali 9 months ago

    Nice detailed review. My husband has tried it 🙂
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Welcome Sonali 🙂

  • Pankhuri 9 months ago

    No matter which other brand I try I keep coming back to this guy 😀 have been using this since past 10years.
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Yes, I know there are many dedicated users to this

  • Taneesha 9 months ago

    I cant think my life without the Lotus 3 in 1 matte sunscreen but I really feel bore sometimes using the same thing throughout the year. But all other sunscreen turn my skin into a oil slick. I’ll give this one a try during winter. I love Neutogena products 🙂 Thanks for sharing your views dear.
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Welcome Taneesha, hope you like it

  • Swathi 9 months ago

    Yet to try this, I like that it has spf 50. Nice review.
    I read about this before, even they mentioned that it doesn’t go well on the top of moisturizer 🙂
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Yes, Swati have to careful what type of moisturizer you use beneath it

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Yes, Swathi have to careful what type of moisturizer you use beneath it

  • safi 9 months ago

    Sounds decent. Very detailed review.
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    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Thanks Safi

  • vidya 9 months ago

    Nice post. thanks for sharing.

    • Preethy 9 months ago

      Welcome 🙂

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