|N.B. – The front of the EU version says ’40 SPF Ultra Protection’|
Broad Spectrum? UVA symbol (in EU)?
Physical or chemical?
SPF active ingredients (in order of %)?
Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 2.00%, Titanium
Dioxide 5.20%, Zinc Oxide 6.00%.
Other Ingredients: WaterAquaEau, Butylene
Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Laureth-4, PEG-100 Stearate, Rosa
Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis
(Algae) Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower
Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract,
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley)
ExtractExtrait D’orge, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract,
Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Plankton Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Yeast
ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium
Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantethine , PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer,
Acetyl Glucosamine, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene,
Caffeine, Isohexadecane, Methicone, Nylon-12, Zeolite, Lecithin, Polysorbate
80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isostearic Acid,
Calcium Chloride, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene
Glycol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI
Lotion to cream consistency.
White/ash residue on darker skins?
It has colour on application but that rubs away.
Absorbs well even at high SPF?
Potential to block pores based on the above?:
It shouldn’t do, it’s quite a powdery finish.
Works under makeup?
Does it leave you shiny?
No, it’s powdery.
Is it sticky?
Suitable for all skin types?
Yes, including very sensitive,but very dry may prefer the sun product as it feels a little more emollient on the skin.
Water resistant/waterproof/sweat resistant?
Sweat resistant, but i’d still reapply on the top of the forehead if you’re out in the heat.
Suitable for beach and city use?
Yes, but I would be tempted to stick to the designated areas as it were, as the beach products have added benefits for sun damage.
Antioxidants/any further skin benefits?
I love Clinique suncare. The beach and city products are both great and I personally have never had any adverse reactions to them.
The Super City Block 40SPF is one of my most requested product reviews so I thought I would lead off with that.
£18.00 for 40ml available from Clinique.co.uk