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ANSOLAR Gel cream by Stiefel SPF 30

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Hi AM, is there any particular reason this sunscreen has been listed under Comedogenic sunscreens? seems to be pretty good & dermatologists stock up on this. just wanted to know as I got a sample & would like to see if it is good to use? I used the skingredients app for this & says no acne causing ingredients? Is it in any way better than suncote? it gives a very nice matte finish unlike suncote so was tempted a wee bit 🙂

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These are the ingredients

 

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) dimethicone crosspolymer, Octocrylene, Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate, cyclopentasiloxane (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, propylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl triazone, biosaccharide gum-4, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, decarboxy carnosine HCl (and) butylene glycol, ectoin.

As I could find out from the net…this looks like a great sunscreen – it has worked for many AND its water resistant , and in a review someone mentioned that it even helped her skin after chemical peeling – from sun damage.  It`s priced at 650 bucks for 60 gms . Thanks for bringing this to our notice , this seems really great you know.

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Hi Lalitha, the comedogenic list is made from people’s experiences with such products apart from ingredient lists. Skingredients may not list certain ingredients as comedogenic because there is not enough data about them.

 

Ansolar does have a boat load of silicones. The first ingredient and the second and from what it looks like quite a few times in the rest of the ingredient list as well…

 

Check out these poor reviews of cycolpentasiloxane ingredient found in abundance in Ansolar:

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemId=144672

 

Ansolar has stellar sunscreen ingredients, but I’m not so sure about its suitability for acne prone skin.

The RJ person in the comments says they break out with it:

http://www.peachesandblush.com/2012/08/ansolar-daily-use-gel-cream-spf-30-sunscreen-review.html

This person says that Ansolar felt very greasy and heavy http://www.bbeautilicious.com/skincare-routine-for-dry-acne-prone-skin/

 

I’d love to hear an acne prone person’s experience with it (who is not on accutane or tretinoin)

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Oh…The silicones will explain the smooth texture and the lack of oiliness. Okay.

I`m sticking to suncote. then. I dont think silicones quite agree with me.

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It is unfortunate how many amazing products are denied to acne prone people. I feel like the Grinch sometimes, dissuading people from using awesome-looking products.

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I know right …(not that I`m agreeing to you being a Grinch 😛 ) Nah , you`re doing a great job here. Saving Fruitcake faces from graduating towards Pizza faces. That`s being The Dark Knight right there. (Excuse me , I prefer him to sissy Superman anyday 😛 ) .

Talking of disappointments – the galderma Cetaphil sunscreen priced at 975 bucks is a disappointment as well. I tested it and *looks downcast in a cinematic way , pauses deliberately *

It came up with some disastrous infections

Cetyl Alcohol is mildly comedogenic
Dimethicone is mildly comedogenic
Glyceryl Stearate is highly comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic
Tocopherol is highly comedogenic
Triethanolamine is mildly comedogenic

I think the companies should treat their ‘babies’ and make them healthy before they let them out in this world you know. Make the world a safer place? 😛 yeah.

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Oh Well, there goes another product down the drain. AM- shoot you 🙂

On a serious note, thanks for all the info. really helps to not get swayed away by products.

LD
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On my dermatologist’s recommendation I also bought Ansolar – the big tube 🙁 – She said this is one of the best sunscreens available for oily skin. And being an innocent fool (till I met AM), I bought it – just like many other products. BTW, I had a cleaning drive yesterday and threw away ALL the products that might cause acne – so that I don’t get tempted to use them. I filled a bag with Olay products, Vichy normaderm range, Neutrogena spf15, Cetaphil, Clinique anti blemish range, VLCC, Biotique, Lakme, and many more products. Anyways – I did not throw Ansolar because the tube was almost full. So I thought I will apply it on my arms by mixing with body lotion. About Ansolar now: It feels good to apply and becomes almost powdery while you are applying it, but AM is absolutely right, it did not do anything for my acne and even made my skin get oilier. After applying it for a week or so, I think it broke me out (something else might have been the culprit too). But I have tried this sunscreen many times, and always find it greasy after a while. It feels like I need to wash my face ASAP. And while you are applying it, it makes the skin feel warm – don’t know why. Although it’s easier to apply makeup over it – but if you are going to sweat, then you will have the worst experience – you will sweat even more and your makeup will melt away.

I haven’t tried Suncote, but Lotus 3-in-1 is the best sunscreen for me – it makes my skin matte and keeps it that way for a long time.

Or stay away and take your skin to become a lovely smooth peach faced beauty (instead of fruitcake/pizza) 🙂 – Keepcalm – loved your allegory!

If you are in Bangalore and still want a tube of Ansolar to try out then I can courier it to you 🙂

 

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Oh thanks Anuja, that is so nice of you, but no I think I am going to stick to Suncote presently. and yes I also did what you did almost 3 weeks back & gave away all my stuff I had accumulated – the Cliniques, Anti oxidant creams & vichy scrubs et all!! So now even I am left only with my Sebamed, AHA Glow , Triacneal & Suncote 🙂 Actually feels nice to have just a couple of products to handle!  and oh yes- I am from Bangalore too! AM – we should have a city wise get together I think- we’ll never be bored for talk!

LD
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hey guys / anuja ,

 

Did cetaphil break you . I am using it right now 🙁 The cetaphil moisturiser lotion . I do have a few pimples but i am not sure cetaphil is the culprit.

 

Thanks

 

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Hi @gswey059, could you post this Cetaphil q as a new question? If you’re seeking answers to something unrelated to this current thread, it’s best to post a new question. People seem to want to answer new questions always. 🙂

AM
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