Right off the bat, I noticed how nicely the Cleary Sheer Face Lotion sunk into the skin, leaving my face feeling smooth and not sticky at all. The Mr also noticed this, which is a huge plus since he usually just sprays a cloud of sunscreen around his face and is out the door. In order for him to use a lotion, it can’t have any sort of greasy feel to it, nor can it be mattifying (or in his words, “tight”) feeling. The latter is a problem I struggle with when finding a nice sunscreen to wear under makeup. Since my skin is dry, I don’t want a dry touch or oil absorbing sunscreen for my face, but do need something that doesn’t change the texture of my makeup. So after getting the Mr’s approval on the face lotion (he wore it for over 6 hours out on the golf course in the heat with no reapplying because he’s stubborn like that) I went out and bought the spray.
The Clearly Sheer Spray has a super fine mist that we both noticed instantly; He liked how quick it made applying on the go and found it perfect for use on his head where the sun usually burns a bit of his scalp. I loved that the fine mist meant there was much less of a chance of me getting strange tan (or worse, burn) lines where I may have missed applying a bit of product. Instead of a direct spray, it just dispersed really evenly.
Both the Coppertone Clearly Sheer Face and Spray boast being lightweight and breathable, as well as won’t cause breakouts and we found that to be true. The Mr. is always quite concerned about products “giving him zits” and I struggle with sunscreens causing me to have nasty under the skin pimples, so this is a huge bonus for both of us. There is a very subtle clean scent to this which was almost undetectable to both of us, but the Mr wished it smelled like tropical fruits or coconuts like some other well know sunscreens (I like a yummy smell, but it’s not a deal breaker for me haha)
Classified as a Chemical Sunscreen, the base for these is 3% Avobenzone, 10% Homosalate, 4.55% Octisalate and 8% Octocrylene in the face lotion, and in the spray: 1.36% Avobenzone, 6.12% Octocrylene, and 2.04% Oxybenzone. Chemical sunscreens have a tendency offer a higher coverage against UVA/UVB rays, and work by absorbing the sun’s rays as opposed to deflecting. One downside to chemical formulations is that they tend to sting the eyes, and the Mr noticed this with the spray when he washed it off in the shower one day (though he did not have the same problem with the face lotion)