Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+

Hi everyone,

Today, I am going to talk about my latest love. It was a gift from a friend in the US, all my friends know that I have oily skin, so they are extra careful about gifting cosmetic preparations to me. I have been using this product for about 3 months and have loved it every bit. I am always on a lookout for a sunscreen which would suit my skin type. I am very fair skinned and if I go out in the sun without the application of a sunscreen, I come back with the most horrible sun tan . Let’s take a detailed review of the wonder product, which I have found.

Product Being Reviewed:

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+.

Neutrogena Ultra Sherr Block


I really don’t know the price as it was a gift, but the search on the net revealed that the price is close to INR 450 (approximately). The quantity is 88 ml. It comes in a white and light blue tube with a lilac coloured twist cap. The quality used in packaging appears to be very good.

What’s Written on the Tube?

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer with Heliopex provides superior broad spectrum protection against skin ageing UVA and burning UVB rays, and combines it with Dry Touch technology for an ultra light, non shiny finish.
• Water Proof.
• Non-comedogenic.
• Oil Free.
• PABA free.

I did not know what PABA was until I searched on the net and found out that it was Para Amino Benzoic Acid, which was introduced into sunscreen formulations in the 1970s, but because of the high number of allergic reactions to it, it was removed as a common sunscreen ingredient.

According to the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, “Research indicates PABA has carcinogenic potential. PABA derivatives are now more commonly used, but these too may have health concerns.” They are listed as a high hazard by the Environmental Working Group.



Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%, Oxybenzene 6%.
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Bees wax, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Acrylates/ C 10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Dipotassium Glycerrhizate, BHT, Methylisothiazolinone, Diethylexyl2, 6-Napthalate, Fragrance.



My Take on Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+:

The first reaction after seeing this sunblock was “ecstasy.” A few days back, I had read on IMBB about the ingredients which get into making the so-called herbal cosmetics, the Indian government does not have any strict measures against the use of prohibited drugs in the make-up manufacturing industry. I was happy that time that at least my sun block is not from one of these Indian herbal companies.

Coming back to the sunblock, I just love every bit of it. It comes in a tube packaging with a small nozzle at top, which makes sure that the right amount is squeezed out of the tube. It is a white-coloured cream like sun block, which gets absorbed to the skin within seconds. It does not leave any whitish cast and keeps the skin oil free for a good 2-3 hours. I can actually see the mattifying effect. It also provides a non-greasy shine to my face. I have not noticed any sunburns or sun tan since the time I started using it though I should mention here that I don’t stay out in the sun for longer hours. It also has a nice mesmerizing fragrance which reminds me of fresh jasmines and tulips though the fragrance does not linger for a long time.


Pros of Neutrogena ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+:

1. Very small amount is needed for face and neck.
2. No whitish caste on my face.
3. Gives a nice non-greasy shine to my face.
4. It is water proof and sweat proof.
5. It has never broken me out, considering my skin is very sensitive.
6. It is PABA free.
7. Does not feel heavy on the skin.
8. High SPF content.
9. Travel-friendly packaging.

Cons of Neutrogena ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF100+:

1. Don’t know whether this is available in India yet.

No other con, I am very happy with the product :yahoo:

Will I Repurchase?

Yes, definitely, in fact, I have already asked my friend to get 2-3 tubes when she returns in December.

IMBB Rating:

4.5 out of 5.

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58 thoughts on “Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+

    1. arae Pari u toh ask ur Mr special to get it for u. maine bhi wo apki europe ki haul waali post apne Mr Special ko fwd kar di hai :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  1. i recently picke dup the spf 50 version… the chotu tube. i am loving it. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    parita i have seen spf 75 here bt not spf 100 or may be i didnt notice :methinks:

  2. I want this. Period. :woot: :woot: :woot:
    It is tooo tempting…I need to start nagging someone for it. 😐 Idk who…but yeah. :tongue:
    :thanks: for the great review!

  3. Wow.. gr8 product shivani… :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: me currently using Lotus Sunscreen… but im alwys in doubt .. :methinks: :methinks: if it is really herbal or just fake.. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: we just cant trust indian brands.. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  4. my derma suggested me tis bcoz of acne prone skin :scream: :headbang: :headbang: n an alergy wich wz sucking my skin lyk white ant :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: and it wrkd lyk wndr with Retinol A and Melanorm cream…. :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:

    1. to add on tht i wud lyk to say it wz SPF 50+ wala 30ml tube bt wrkd :yes: :yes: :yes: :worship: :worship: :victory2: :victory2:

    1. Thanks dear, i think it suits all skin types, arti has normal skin type i guess n see the comment above, even she is liking its effect so i guess u cud try this.

  5. Nice review, I am using it since its release in India, bt spf 50 only :yahoo: :yahoo: , i have seen its spf 75, and spf 85 also.. never came across spf 100 😉 😉

      1. But do we really need spf 100? using spf 50 is more than enough for me? i dont het any sunburn or tan aftr using spf 50 :specs: .. Even if available i dont thnk i will go for more than spf 50, i just go out in the sun for a few minutes in the morning.. :tongue:

  6. sun block with 100 sPF….must have…..good review Shivani :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  7. OMG…. 😯 SPF 100…this is too good…really nice review Shivani :waytogo: i have used the SPF 50 one and i thought it was great for my oily and sensitive skin…as it was non-comedogenic…which is really good good if your skin is acne prone….really hope they launch the SPF 100 one in India as well….

  8. SPF 100 :woot: :woot: :woot: its oh so amazing… i’ve SPF 50 of the same… awesome is the word i must say… N most of the beauties here r satisfied with it…. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

  9. nice review shivani….but i don’t think it is available in India…and going through the ingredients list again..i noticed it has oxybenzene…which is also very harmful to the skin….you can google it….there are numerous sites which have written about the harmful effects of oxybenzene….my search for the perfect sunscreen is still on…. :((

    1. yaar jo likha hai, we can only blv that. as long as it works on my oily skin, i dont hav a pproblem ki SPF 100 mei spf 80 hai ya 70 hai sachi

  10. The finish and feel of this sound great Shivani, and like it’s especially nice for hot climates. :)) Also, I didn’t know that about PABA, thanks for the info. 🙂

  11. awesme…mujhe b m normal comby skin…will it wrk fr me. ?:) .bt if rati ko suit kr rha ..dat means its gud fr dry skin as well :)) ..nd thnx fr d review shivani… :thanks:

  12. I too hv used its SPF 50 sunscreen & I loved it. It was d best. It not only brings a glow to the face but prevents tanning and brightens up my face after application.
    Even after being in full afternoon sun, I come back home looking d same as I had left!
    We went river rafting in Rishikesh & I applied this all over my exposed parts. We fell in water & even after 4-5 hrs of full sun exposure with wet skin, thr was no sun burn or sun tan!! That is how gud it is 🙂

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