Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Itsmeoverhere Allergic reaction painful skin rash for Mom and I
My Mom and I both have gotten painful slightly itchy rashes from this sunscreen. We have never had an allergic reaction to sunscreen, but this causes painful rash on us both. I tried it 4 months later with the same results, because I thought something else had caused the rash. I'm not sure if it's an allergic reaction or photo allergic reaction. I usually LOVE Neutrogena products. I don't appreciate Neutrogena's response to the other allergic reaction reports, with a that is not a typical response to our products. Looks like it is a common response.
Oct 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by brnidgrl0912 DO NOT PURCHASE!
If I could give this product zero stars, I would. My husband used the product on our first day in Hawaii. He is very fair and applies sunscreen liberally and reapplies. We were outside for over 3 hours, and he reapplied once each hour. That night, his entire chest and arms were splotchy sunburned. We assumed it was something in the way he applied, although being 51 and fair-skinned, he's not new to sunscreen.
The next day, both my husband and daughter used the 70 SPF. My daughter is fair also, and knowing we would be on the beach instead of the pool, we chose the 70 for both. Again, we applied liberally as directed and reapplied. She is burned splotchy, and is very uncomfortable ruining her night, and next few days. I have photos of both, along with the lot #. My husband, from day 2, is as red as I've ever seen him in over 20 years, and has blisters. This after reapplying once per hour??
I purchased this product based on review from consumer reports. Epic fail. It is clear that the product offered NO protection. We have lost at least two days of enjoying Hawaii and a refund doesn't really seem like sufficient compensation. We will never purchase again.
The comments on this page have been similar, and yet Neutrogena replied that this is not typical. I beg to differ. We will supply photos of the burns. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend this product.
Jun 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Renoair races I like it, but..
Neutrogena needs to offer this product in a 3oz container for carry on. I don't need to check bags for a 4 day sun vacation, but I do need sunscreen. Guess I'll keep buying Banana Boat.
Jun 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Beachlove28 Disappointed
I love neutrogena products but was very disappointed with this sunscreen. I used it this weekend at the beach. I sprayed it and rubbed it in. I stayed for four hours at the beach. When I returned home, I realized I was burned all over but in splotches. My chest, arms, shoulders and legs are burned unevenly. The best word is that I look have splotches of bright red all over me. I thought this sunscreen at SPF 70 would have prevented this.
Jun 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by SarahOnLI Easy, reliable, but feels hot?
I wonder why so many reviewers got sunburned. Perhaps they just sprayed it on and didn't rub it in evenly? My family of 4 has had no issues and find it easy to apply and feels good to wear. No greasy feel, no dripping when you sweat. We've only used the 30 for a few hours at a time at soccer games, but I will use 50 when at the beach all day. However, I have noticed that most sunblocks make the surface of my skin feel cooler even in direct sun, and this one does not. I definitely feel like I might be burning, but I never do.
Jun 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Nydiad72 Family caught a horrible reactions to this spray.
My family used this spray thinking it was going to help us at the beaches on our trip to Bahamas but we all came back with a bad sun burn and a skin reaction to the spray. We spray before going into the water and after the coming out off the water. Sorry no good.
Apr 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Jewelleeanna Lobsters & Candy Canes
I was so excited to use the new Beach Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 70. The scent was fresh and made putting on sunscreen quite pleasant. I applied evenly and before I went to the beach. I reapplied after 80 minutes as recommended. Later that night it was clear that I had the worst sunburn I can remember. Not only was my skin the color of a lobster the coverage was that of a candy cane. I had splotches and was in quite a bit of pain from the burn. Though the smell is great I do not recommend this product. I left the beach looking like I hadn't even put on any sunscreen.
Aug 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Homare Plaisir Burned in mild weather
I do not recommend this product for use at the beach. Applied it as recommended several times throughout the day. Despite the mild weather, I burned worse than I ever have in 25+ years of frequent visits to the beach. Very uneven coverage. I now look like a spotted lobster!
If left with no alternative, I recommend very heavy (dripping) application more frequently than the every 80 minutes recommended.
Jul 5, 2013