Coppertone ClearlySheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion Review | SPF without the grease!

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion review

I love trying sunscreens and they're one of my skincare essentials, but they're just so hard to review, y'kno? Yet still I want to write about them because the more I can encourage sun protection the better!

I'm super guilty of neglecting sunscreen well into my 20's. It wasn't actually until after I went to Asia for the first time and got brainwashed with the Asian aversion to sunlight that it finally clicked for me. You see, for us Asians, sun damage is a greater worry than wrinkles when it comes to aging and after my trip to the "motherland" I became slightly obsessed with brightening products and keeping my face out of the sun. Do not take this reaction lightly people as I am a die-hard beach girl and while I can't give up the beach and tanning entirely, at least now I'm much better at being cautious about it.

So, back to the review! I love trying out new sunscreens as it's pretty tricky to find a HG sunscreen. So many sunscreens out there aren't formulated well for facial skin and feel greasy, heavy, and cause breakouts. Plus in order to get the actual protection rating stated on the bottle, you have to really pile the sunscreen on, and if it feels gross or causes breakouts, the odds of anyone applying enough to be protected is very unlikely.

That's why Coppertone's new ClearlySheer Faces sunscreen is so neat. This lightweight, non-greasy formula is specially designed for your face. It won't clog pores, is okay for even sensitive skin and is water-resistant! Available in SPF 30 and 50 the ClearlySheer Faces sunscreen also moisturizes while protecting with vitamin E.

The Guts
The primary non-sunscreen related ingredients are:
  • Water
  • Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate - a thickener with mattifying properties
  • Ethylhexyl isononaoate - emollient
  • Dimethicone - a silicone with a lightweight feel that provides a smooth surface
  • Glycerin - a moisturizer
Sunscreen actives: Avobenzone 3%;  Homosalate 10%;  Octisalate 4.55%;  Octocrylene 8%

Price & Packaging
A 59 ml bottle sells for around $10 from drugstores like London Drugs and Walmart. Nothing too exciting about the packaging with its sporty branding. I do like the hourglass shape which makes it easier to hold, but I hate the pump. I don't know if it's just my bottle, but the pump is just crazy! It's very stiff so it either dispenses very very little if I just carefully press the pump a little, or it squirts literally across my counter or all over my sink if I do a full pump. Basically I have to hold my hand perpendicular to this bottle, close my eyes and hope it lands somewhere useful.

Texture & Wear
Packaging issues aside, the ClearlySheer Faces sunscreen is pretty great. Just as it claims, this sunscreen really does feel light and dries down to a slightly matte finish. It also doesn't feel greasy at all, yet spreads easily like a moisturizer. I've been reaching for this daily over my usual sunscreen, even though my other sunscreen is SPF 50. As far as I can tell, it also doesn't give my skin a white cast.


Final Verdict
Buy - cheap, non-greasy and doesn't leave me super shiny!




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