Super City Block SPF 25 was launched by the design house of Clinique
Super City Block SPF 25 was launched by the design house of Clinique.
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I have used the clinique city block 25 SPF for a few years now and it is odorless. It is the only sunscreen that I have found that I can tolerate on my face. It does not make my eyes water. I am very sensitive to odors and chemical components of most sunscreens. As far as protection goes, this 25 SPF is just OK. I got sunburned this weekend from being in the sun for approximately 3 hours after applying 2 coats before going out. So you must reapply very often to get good sun protection. The city block is great under foundation or alone. I use the city block and then cover with pressed powder. Great for limited sun exposure. Be careful because the next step up with clinique is city block 40 SPF which DOES have a sunscreen odor and causes eye irritation, for me at least.
This does double-duty for me year-round as a light foundation and sunscreen. I use Clinique's City Block SPF 25 because it does not have chemical sunscreen. The sunscreens in 25 are titanium oxide and zinc oxide. Their Super City Block SPF 40 contains chemical sunscreens, which irritated my face. I have very fair oily/sensitive skin, and it has never been irritated or broken out from City Block 25. I especially like that it's appropriate for the eye area because I've found it very hard to find a sunscreen approved for the eye area except an Avon product, which I believe they discontinued. I've never gotten a sunburn while wearing City Block 25, but under a searing summer sun I mix a higher SPF sunscreen with it like Blue Lizard Australian Suncreen, Face SPF 30+, 5-Ounce, which comes in an oil-free sensitive-skin formula specifically...
Not great or amazing! I've used it both in winter and in summer, have to say it is more a winter sunblock, because in summer it melts and makes you look super shiny! In winter it kind of hangs in there a little better, it is heavier than I would like, though it says sheer, lotion has a little tint about it, which I indeed liked because, it subtly conceals any slight imperfections you might have, would work better for drier skins I think.
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