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Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Today marks the first day of SPRING,  Let's all celebrate! :)

I am so excited to embrace the new season of Spring! This is a time where the weather starts to heat up really nicely. And most importantly, my birthday occurs during Spring, so what better excuse to party it up in our elegant frocks, stunning make-up and of course a good type of sunscreen for your skin. 

In this post I look to discuss TWO types of sunscreen of which I consider to be ranked top for me in the facial sunscreen range. 

The lucky brands that have made my top list include: 
  • Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer, Dry Touch Sunscreen Lotion in SPF30+. 
  • Cetaphil Suntivity, Ultra Light Lotion in SPF 50+

So please check out my thoughts below with regard to what I thought of these beauties and whether it has looked to protect my skin the way it should. 


What is it? 
The sunscreen lotion is a breakthrough in sun protection where it's stabilised "Helioplex" technology that features a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB. 

The sunscreen lotion looks to provide a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection against the skin ageing UVA and burning UVB rays. What I love about this sunscreen lotion is that it's named "Dry-Touch" for a reason. It really has a dry finish to it and doesn't feel oily at all when lathered onto the skin. The sunscreen's texture is quite creamy but the good aspect about it is that it quickly dries to a weightless matte finish and feel to the skin. It seriously leaves a light-weight and non-shiny finish to your face for which you don't have to worry about the oiliness of it. 

The high levels of the active ingredients present in the formula really does leave a slight sheen on the skin. If you happen to have oily or very oily skin, then you don't have to worry about the sunscreen making your face feel oily as this will instead make it more matte like. I really find the sunscreen super easy and convenient to use because it's not too heavy or greasy which is perfect for what I look for in a type of face sunscreen. I would definitely have to say that this is a winner product for those who have oily or breakout prone skin as you'll be able to achieve the matte-like finish but also get that ultimate sunscreen protection against harmful UV rays. I wore this under my make-up and it went so well underneath it. I felt no oiliness at all which was another positive aspect of using this sunscreen. 

It really felt like I wasn't even wearing sunscreen whilst benefiting from the broad-spectrum protection which us essential in helping to protect sun damage. The formula being used is dermatologist tested which uses Avobenzone which looks to provide advanced protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays. Not only that, this sunscreen is four hours water resistant so you'll get the fullest protection within four hours if you're in the water swimming. It's also non-comedogenic so this means that this product will not look to clog your pores. It's really fast absorbing to use and I love how it's a non-oily formula which means I don't have to worry about my face looking greasy.

Since using this product on my face, I have experienced no issues of redness or irritations with it. Instead, I am really enjoying the fact that it gives me an overall matte look to my complexion. There's also no harsh fragrance to the sunscreen but instead it has a hint of lemon scent to it. I definitely won't go a day without using this sunscreen because it's the ultimate face sunscreen which will look to protect my skin from any particular sun damage and also from environmental factors. It's definitely one of the top non-greasy types of face sunscreen out in the market and I definitely recommend those with oily skin to really try this product out because it works! 

  • Ideal for those with oily skin.
  • Looks to give that matte finish to skin.
  • Skin is protected from sun damage for up to four hours water resistant. 
  • Non-greasy formula. 
  • Light weight.
  • Absorbs really quick. 
  • Doesn't feel heavy on skin. 

  • Zero found.

  • Apply to ALL exposed areas 15-20 minutes before sun exposure, and then again after swimming. 
  • Limit your sun exposure. 
  • Use protective hats, clothing and eye wear. 

  • RRP $17.99
  • Size in 85ml flip top bottle. 
  • Available at leading supermarkets and pharmacies nationally.
  • For more information, check out Neutrogena's official website: http://www.neutrogena.com.au/



What is it?
It's the ultimate sun protection for very sensitive or oily skin. Featuring an ultra-light lotion for the body and face that offers the ultimate high SPF 50+ high protection for skin. The Suntivity range provides high quality products to help protect skin against sun damage, maintain healthy looking skin and most importantly help fight the signs of skin ageing. 

The Suntivity SPF 50+ Ultra-light lotion is oil free and also emulsifier free which means it has been formulated for those with sensitive and oily based type of skin. It's a really fast absorbing type of sunscreen where it looks to protect the skin from sun damage while maintain healthy looking skin. The formula is super light, fragrance free, hypoallergenic and also water resistant. It also contains advanced sun filters that provide the essential day to day protection from the sun exposure. With the fact that it has SPF 50+ UVA and UVB high protection, it's definitely catered for those with extremely sun sensitive type of skin.

The lotion itself is oil-free so this makes it perfect for those who have oily skin. It spreads easily all throughout the skin and certainly doesn't leave a sticky feeling to it. Similar as mentioned above, this lotion looks to give a matte-finish to your skin after applying. The difference is that it also looks to nourish the skin with Vitamin E. 

It's essential to select the right sunscreen for our type of skin because sun protection is so important to consider. The best quality of the Suntivity by Cetaphil is that it's also non-comedogenic which means that your pores will stay clear and your pores won't be blocked. I have to stress how ideal this sunscreen is for those with skin sensitivities because this product comes fragrance free, is hypoallergenic and most importantly paraben free. 

I love how easily this sunscreen looks to spread throughout my skin when applied and also of how quickly it absorbs. Hence it results in a sheer, matte finish. (There are no sticky or greasy feeling which is amazing). It's important to help prevent the effects of premature ageing especially with the high UV rays lurking outdoors. That's why when it comes to types of sunscreens, I make sure that they're ultra light to wear so I can feel comfortable all day; and also gives a matte-finish to my overall look because not everyone likes that greasy look.

Thank goodness there's Suntivity to the rescue because I've incorporated it into my everyday beauty regime. Overall I am impressed that you get a high SPF 50+ sun protection and you don't have to deal with stickiness or greasiness. A handy tip to always remember when wearing sunscreen is to reapply every two hours. I definitely recommend this to those who are looking for a lightweight sunscreen with really high sun protection - and is most suited to those with sensitive or oily skin.  

  • Fragrance free.
  • Hypoallergenic. 
  • Great for those with sensitive or oily skin. 
  • Paraben free.
  • Emulsifier free. 
  • Oil free.
  • Broad spectrum against UV rays. 
  • 4 hours water resistant. 
  • Can be used for the face and body.
  • Suitable for use under make-up. 
  • Gives a matte-finish.
  • Doesn't clog pores.
  • Fast absorption. 
  • Dematologically tested. 

  • Zero found. 

  • Apply to ALL exposed areas 15-20 minutes before sun exposure, and then again after swimming. 
  • Limit your sun exposure. 
  • Use protective hats, clothing and eye wear. 

  • RRP $20.95
  • Size in 100ml flip top bottle. 
  • Available at leading pharmacies nationally.
  • For more information, check out Suntivity's official website: http://www.suntivity.com.au/productdetails/suntivity/suntivity-spf-50-ultra-light-lotion.html

Which face sunscreen are you using for the ultimate sun protection? 

Have your tried these as mentioned? 

Let me know! 

Happy reading,

Livia xo

Thank you NEUTROGENA + SUNTIVITY or supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support


  1. I'll definitely need to check these out as I'm a bit of an oily faced gal haha so these will definitely come in handy come summer! xx


    1. Hi Jasmine, Thanks for dropping by! These products are definitely made for those with oily faces and especially with Spring and Summer coming, it will prove to be useful! ;) xxx

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