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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Drytouch Sunscreen, SPF 45, 3 Ounce

If used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Neutrogena UltraSheer with Helioplex provides superior broadspectrum protection against skinaging UVA and burning UVB rays, and combines it with DryTouch technology for a lightweight, clean feel.

Key features

  • Twin Pack 25% Value
  • Helioplex(R) Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB
  • Lightweight Clean Feel, Fast Absorbing
  • Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • No.1 Dermatologist Recommended Suncare

Honest reviews


Used for long time – repeat buyer

This is simply the best sunscreen. You can just slather it on and within minutes, your skin doesn’t feel like you ever touched it with sunscreen. I keep trying other products but I always come back back to Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer sunscreen. You can’t go back after using it. You feel like you’re ready to be roasted with those other greasy sunscreens. Not with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer. This is like you have no sunscreen on. And, man, it works. I’ve got white freckled skin like the good Irish descendant I am. I NEVER get burned if I have this on. And I know you’re supposed to apply and reapply all day. I never reapply (OK, maybe my nose and chest), and I’ve NEVER gotten burned with it on. It’s so comfortable and ungreasy you forget about it, and good thing since it lasts on you so long.. Sand doesn’t stick to it. You can wear makeup with it. You don’t have a ghostly white about you as you do with so many zinc oxide-based sunscreens. I do tan some through it, but never burn. I’ve used it for years, but suddenly discovered the cheapest is on Amazon. So I’ll stick with Amazon for my Neotrogena Ultra Sheer.

Jeanette Garrison, NY

Too Expensive to Be Worth It

The GOOD:-Keeps you from getting sunburns-Tolerable smell-Easy to rub inThe BAD:-Expensive-Each “tube” only lasts one or two trips to the pool/beach-Sunscreen “pools” in wrinkles, creases, belly button, etcAs far as a sunscreen goes, you aren’t going to get burnt with this stuff on. Apply once and you’re good to go. If you sweat a lot or get in the water you will need to reapply. If you can’t tolerate that “sunscreen smell”, don’t get this. It’s not too bad or noticeable, but it is there. The lotion rubs in easily and seems to soak in… until you start sweating. I ended up with white puddles in all the creases (elbows, neck, belly buttons) and a white mustache where the lotion pooled above my upper lip. Yes it keeps you from getting burnt, but there is no reason to pay a premium for this stuff as it doesn’t offer any additional benefits. Go with something cheaper that will last longer, or something “natural” if that’s what you’re looking for.Recommended: Nah

Rosalia Bohannon, VA



Miriam Lisle, IL

not for sensitive skin

My skin is not even super sensitive but everytime I tried to use it, it broke me out. Greasy. Yuck

Elnora Blevins, AR

Dry and Light – but still works

I struggle to find a good sun screen that I can put on my face with out being totally greasy and runs into eyes. This one fits the bill, still protects, and doesn’t seem to clog the pores. So far so good.Also, many sun screens burn and itch on my skin – this one doesn’t.

Roxanne Elberta, AL

Not for sensitive or acne prone skin…

Thought this would be matt and not greasy well it isn’t. I am not impressed and plan to look for another protecion that is less greasy , more sheer and matte. Edit : now i stopped using it all together even when I need it cause it gave me pimples /acne .. you need to have a dry and not sensitive skin to use this and again this is not matte nor dry!! I am surprised Neutrogena would make such claims that are not at all true ! very disappointed .. the smell is divine though like sambac jasmine so my way out not to through it is use it as a hand and feet protection…also my daughter who doesn’t have an acne prone skin adores the semll and uses it on her whole body before going swimming..

Goldie Caneyville, KY

SPF 45 works just fine

Although my no. 1 sun block has SPF 110, i bought the 45 twin pack knowing the difference in number does not drastically reduce the effectiveness of the sun blocking.I have been using the Ultra Sheer for over a decade and have no breakout or complaint. I just have to remember to re-apply timely, which i don’t so as often as i should have….

Nell Gainestown, AL

great sunscreen

This product is what you would expect. I would recommend it to a friend and I will buy it again if needed. I’ve put it on before going into water and it still worked!

Susie Altha, FL


Smells nice but not overpowering, has high SPF and Neutrogena is a good brand. I use it whenever I plan to spend some longer time outside. The scent is nice but still can use a perfume. It goes on slightly white but becomes clear. Will definitely purchase again.

Maryann South Thomaston, ME

Recommended by my dermatologist

I am hyper allergic to sun light ( medical term is polymorphic light eruption) and my dermatologist recommended this (spf 45 or up).What should I say more? 😉

Sara De Valls Bluff, AR

Too Flaky When Dried

Goes on easy, it’s light, and Neutrogena is one of my favorite brands of sunscreen, but it’s WAY too flaky once its dried.

Milagros Fredericksburg, PA

Best sunblock ever

This is only the best sunblock ever! Not oily at all! And the same product could sell for twice the price at my local store. So worth buying!

Jaclyn New Zion, SC

Great sunscreen

good coverage, minimal smell, no pasty-white skin after application. I put this on my acne-prone skin and don’t have any problems.

Deloris Ursa, IL


To fully understand what my endorsement means, you need to have a little backstory. My mom DOUSED herself, me and my sister in sunscreen throughout our childhoods, and she tried everything–Banana Boat, store brands, you name it, trying to protect our incredibly fair skin from the sun. When she got skin cancer when I was 18 I realized how important it was that I keep using sunscreen, but everything I tried was either ineffective or incredibly greasy and unpleasant. Believe me when I say I tried EVERYTHING–sprays, countless brands, sticks, creams, everything imaginable. I had finally settled on one I didn’t particularly like when I went back to visit my mom and found this in her medicine cabinet.This stuff is gold. Not only does it COMPLETELY protect my skin, but it is not at all greasy and soaks in right away. Before, even with sunscreen, I would burn even if I just took a quick walk outside. Now I can go to the beach in direct sunlight for two or three hours and my skin not only doesn’t burn but feels better and softer at the end of the day. Most sunscreens, after applying, I feel like I need to wash my hands right away–not with this! Usually with sunscreen I have to wait 10-20 minutes before putting clothes back on, and with this stuff I wait two minutes and I’m ready to go. Also, the “sunscreen smell” is not strong at all, and fades quickly.BUY THIS. Most people I know are skeptical about sunscreen simply because of the greasy feeling they have all day, and I always recommend they try this. I’m a devoted customer for life!(small side note–as with all sunscreen, be aware of the expiration date. people often forget about it and throw on some sunscreen they found in the back of their medicine cabinet from 1994, to disastrous results)

Amparo Kings Canyon National Pk, CA

Pricey but worth it if you usually despise sunscreen

It comes in 3 ounce bottles, which is only really a little bit of product, but it is well worth the money, because of the fact that it really isn’t remotely greasy and only has the slightest, virtually undetectable sunscreen smell, and it does what it is supposed to. This is exactly what I was looking for because I have very fair skin, and I typically despise wearing sunscreen because of the smell, and the shine and how heavy it feels, but this sunscreen is wonderful!

Janette Rossville, IL

mostly sheer

works well. mostly sheer…but still greasy and a little shiny looking. but the bottom line is that it works well and seems to be non-comedogenic. i would recommend.

Allyson Atlanta, ID

Always the best

A good buy because this is one of the best products around. Love my sunscreen from Trader Joes too. Can’t get through summer without them!

Jenifer Hardinsburg, KY

Huge Fan

I thought I would give this a shot and fell in love. It’s affordable and it goes on without grease. I feel protected and that’s what is important. I use it daily on my arms and hands.

Effie Lena, LA

Love the deal

I use sunscreen often and I love an offer like this. I can’t speak on the result of it actually protecting my skin, because i didnt notice anything noticeable (maybe yet) but it seems to work enough that I’m not burnt.

Jacklyn Minor Hill, TN

good product

My dermatologist recommended this product. It doesn’t clog pores and feels dry to the touch after application. No sticky sunblock feeling.

Geneva Mount Sterling, IL

Better than expected!

This is my favorite non-beauty sunscreen. It’s incredibly light and absorbs immediately; I find myself actually wanting/needing to use as much sunscreen as the doc recommends for your face. In your hand, it feels a lot like moisturizer – but a tad thicker. Once it’s on your face, you can’t tell the difference. There’s no scent that I can perceive, which I like. The product goes quickly if you use it regularly (2-3 months per bottle), so you can’t beat Amazon’s twin pack.

Kara Warba, MN

Read Ingredients…

Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Neutrogena and most sunscreens tested by Consumer Report are called **Chemical Sunscreens** not **Physical Sunscreens**. Consumer Report does their tests on Chemical formulas not Physical formulas since those are inexpensive products. I refer to Consumer Report when I am purchasing a table saw or a battery but never for anything related to my health since for that I refer to EWG. Zinc formula sunscreens will cost four times more, are not sold in big box stores but it is the same concept as consuming processed food with chemicals since those chemicals are absorbed by the skin where Physical Sunscreen formula stays outside the skin. Read Ingredients of anything that you apply to your skin just like you would be consuming inside the skin.Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical, blocks both UVA (320–400 nm) and UVB (280–320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Chemical sunscreens are less effective and carry unnecessary health risks. ZO is insoluble in water, used in many industries, in ointments, creams and lotions. Non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts. ZO must be NON NANO / UNCOATED UPS -2 ZO which has a mean particle size greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health.SPF is a measure of how much longer someone will be protected from UVB rays than someone wearing no cream. If the sun reddens unprotected skin in ten minutes, for example, a person wearing SPF15 can be exposed to the sun without reddening for 15 times longer – 150 minutes. While UVB rays are behind the redness of sunburn, UVA rays damage the skin’s DNA at a deeper layer. Both radiation types can cause skin cancer. The EU recommendation is for sunscreens to offer a UVA protection factor that is a third of their SPF.

Adriana San Ygnacio, TX

Neutrogena is excellent

Neutrogena is an excellent company. I used this sun lotion for my grandson who has very sensitive skin. We were in Myrtle Beach SC for a whole week and nobody got sunburn.

Nadine Charleston, AR

Love it!

I absolutely love this sunblock! I buy it from Amazon every year to take to the beach with me. It is very lightweight and has a pleasant smell. And most importantly, it works very well. I can even use it on my face. Most other sunblocks break my face out, but this one! I highly recommend it!

Elsie New Ringgold, PA

I love this!

I have been using this for years. And I have nothing bad to say. Doesn’t melt, isn’t greasy, protects your skin. What else could you possibly want?

Monique Mahopac Falls, NY

Non-greasy, non-steaking, perfect for sensitive skin!

Best sunscreen I have ever used, hand’s down. The tubes are perfectly sized (3.0 ounces) with a strong cap that will ensure clean, safe travels. The sunscreen is SPF 45, and provides excellent coverage. The lotion goes on creamy and dries matte– no greasy, oily residue.Fantastic deal, and it helps that Amazon offers this lotion as Subscribe & Save.

Nita Marion, OH

No stickiness

Dont need to apply much and after a minute, you wouldnt even know you have it on, and it was very protective. Love the small size as you can carry it with ease and reapply when ever you need to. And you don’t waste it as a tub is about the right size per person for a 6 days beach trip!

Bonnie Georgetown, TX

Bad smell, white stains

I was so happy with another Neutrogena product spf15, that I didn’t hesitate at all when decided to buy this one with higher spf. But after applying it I got really disappointed: it smells very unpleasant, like rubber or something. And if you don’t spread it evenly – you will soon notice white stains on your face. However hard I tried to rub this sunscreen into my skin – I couldn’t get rid of white stains..The only good thing about this product is that it isn’t greasy, though this makes it harder to rub in

Clara Pharr, TX

This stuff is great!

I wear this under makeup in California heat, it doesn’t ‘sweat’ or become oily. I use it sparingly, I don’t slap it on. It’s a really good product and tends to give a little glow to my regular makeup. Great price for a two pack, now I can finally keep one in my purse for touch-ups when driving in killer sun-glare.

Kelly Reseda, CA

Good Price, Good Delivery Time

The user of this sunscreen is very particular on the specific sunscreen she uses. This is the exact sunscreen she uses and the expiration code is 2014 which is also nice. It would behoove vendors to note the expiration date to alleviate fear of getting expired product. I would buy from this vendor again.

Staci Buchanan, GA