I know that most people love this product but it wasn't for me - I liked that it was a tinted sunscreen, but it felt like it was sitting on top of my skin (not being absorbed) and if I used a tissue, it looked like I had just wiped off the product (along with the sunscreen), so I was unsure if it was fully protecting my face. It also seemed like it was clogging my pores. I was bummed because it seemed like everyone else loved it. I returned the product and explained my concerns to the Clinique associate and she recommended Superdefense SPF 25 - I have loved this product from day one and would recommend to anyone who didn't like City Block.
Pros: tinted sunscreen
Cons: felt like it wasn't being absorbed by skin, seemed like it was clogging my pores
This is my favorite Clinique product! My skin burns very easily. Even when I am in the sun for long amounts of time, I never get burned with this product. It is just the right consistency, and it doesn't make my sensitive skin break out. The best part is that I can even use it as a tinted moisturizer!
I love it when the sunblock I use does not sting my eyes. This one never runs and causes my eyes to horrible tearing. Also, this works great as a makeup primer. It contains a sheer color which is great to help slightly even out the skin tone.
I love this sunscreen because it protects my skin but isn't heavy or oilly. I use it every day under my foundation & on those days when I'm not wearing make-up. Regardless, it always does a fantastic job protecting my face.
I received a sample of this lotion and used it for about a week and honestly, wasn't too impressed. I wanted to try it for the SPF properties, but those properties in a lotion tend to make it thicker and more sticky than regular lotions. It did make my skin feel nice and soft, but overall I didn't like the feeling of it, especially with makeup. I just use a foundation with SPF instead.
I really love this product. I can use it instead of a base. I just put it on with a little powder on top and off I go. It is not greasy or oily feeling. I have used it for a long time and truly believe that it has saved my skin from sun damage. I can hope that Clinique does not stop making it. I will just die if they do!!!!
First I bought it as sunscreen, but now I just enjoy it more after 2 tubes. I do not wear foundation, but this sheer can do something similar to me--make my skin look even and better. Also the oil-free formula is really comfortable. Love it!
I wear the daily face protector any time I'll be out in the sun, especially in summer. Just apply it like lotion all over your face as a makeup primer or alone. It's oil-free, so it isn't greasy like sunscreen, but it protects your skin from the sun invisibly. A must-have!
Since the first City Block came out, I have never gone out of my house without wearing it. Sometimes it's the only "makeup" I wear. I especially like the Sheer Oil-free SPF 25 version because it gives me the protection I need without feeling heavy. If I want to put makeup over it I can, or not, and it still looks good.
I like light makeup and need to wear sunscreen every day (I live at 8,ooo ft above sea level). This is easy to put on, goes on evenly and looks very natural. Plus, I know that my skin is protected from the sun.
Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Location: Crestone, CO
skin concern: Age Prevention
skin type: 1 - Very Dry
using Clinique for: I'm a lifetime Clinique fan (25+ years)
I mix this with Stay Fit foundation to make a perfect combo of coverage and SPF. Goes on well alone too for quick coverage for your weekend face. Love that it is SPF 25 instead of 15, like most liquid foundations.