Review: Eucerin – Sensitive Protect – Sun Fluid Mattifying SPF50+

Where to purchase: Boots: LINK / Sephora UK LINK / Face the Future: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK

Price: ~£16 / $19.71

Volume: 50ml

Made in: Poland

What is it + What does it do?: An SPF50+ (Highest rating in the UK) ”Non-greasy”, ”ultra-light” facial SPF that mattifies the skin.

Supposedly Good for: Normal + Combination Skin + Blemish-Prone Skin + those in Humid climates (as this is water-resistant).

What I think: I agree with the above in particular with Combination skins. This also would suit Oily and very oily skins and those in hot and humid weather.


Vegan?: No.

Cruelty Free?: Still sells in China.

How long does it last after opening?: 12 Months.

Packaging: Plastic bottle with a screw top-lid that securely screws into place. You squeeze the tube to get product out. I think it was a mistake to make this tip flat as this is so liquid-y, it can become messy when dispensing. I think a pointed tip would have been easier to dispense (like other Fluid SPFs).


Directions: Apply liberally before sun exposure and reapply frequently and in particular; after swimming, sweating and using a towel (to keep up its protection). Avoid contact with the eyes. (Please check the Eucerin website for further details).

Note: As it says on the sticker; you must shake before use.

How I use it: I applied this in the AM prior to my workout. I did try to use the 2-finger method but because this is so liquid-y/fluid; it’s difficult to do so, so I apply with a measuring spoon.

Key Ingredients: This contains Hyaluronic Acid (Hydrating). Other notable ingredients are Tapioca starch which helps give this product its powdery finish, and Denatured Alcohol which is why this helps mattify the formula and make the product feel very lightweight and fluid. This also contains Liquorice Extract + Glycyrrhetinic acid to soothe the skin.

Sunscreen Filters: Octocrylene (UVB + UVA), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone (UVA)), Titanium Dioxide (Nano): UVA + UVB – this is is a ”Physical” Filter so it provdes a slight white cast on the skin even though it is nano (i.e. small particles to reduce that chalky white cast), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Tinosorb S – UVA + UVB), Homosalate (UVB), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (UVB), Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid (UVB).

Full Ingredients: Aqua, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octocrylene, Alcohol Denat, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Homosalate, Dibutyl Adipate, Glycine, Polyamide-5, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Arginine HCL, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate Polyhydroxystearate Sebacate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Trisodium EDTA, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin.

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient breakdown HERE

Texture: This is a liquid SPF, so it does run over the fingers/hand when dispensing. Initially, this feels really greasy when applying and it takes some time for this to fully mattify where eventually it does get a powdery finish. This does feel lightweight and the skin can breathe. It doesn’t seem to ball up either.

Note: This does take a while to become mattified (doesn’t immediately stop being greasy and turn powdery).

Sticky?: No.

Greasy?: Initially, yes. Then it mattifies into a powder.

Balls up?: No.

Hydrating / Moisturising?: Not really. Due to the inclusion of alcohol and this mattifying, powdery finish- this isn’t hydrating. Hence why it’s great for oilier skins. However you can always apply a hydrating serum or toner or cream underneath to counteract this effect.

  • As you can see this is a fluid/liquid that almost runs down my hand. It initially is a liquid, greasy cream that will ultimately become powdery and matte on the skin.
  • You can see first this is greasy and creamy looking. It definitely looks lightweight and liquid-y.

No Product VS Product Swatch Comparison:

  • Of course the shininess and white cast is very evident before this product is fully rubbed in. But I wanted to show you what it initially looks like.

Comparison: No Product VS Product (Once dried down):

  • Hopefully you can see the slight white cast this gives me once this has dried down (see below).

Does this Sting if the Skin has been Irritated / Sensitised by Shaving/Heavy Retinol Use?: Slightly.

Summer or Winter?: Can work both seasons for Oily + Combo Skins each season.

Layerable?: Yes.

White cast?: As you can see from the above pictures: yes (due to the Titanium Dioxide, even if it’s Nano). This does give me a grey look. It was my sister who told me every time I applied this product, that I looked like a ghost. I would not recommend this to those with a similar or darker skin tone.


Video Swatch:

  • As you can see, this is a fluid SPF! Initially it looks very shiny and feels greasy, but it does ultimately become powdery matte.

Fragrance?: Fragrance + EO Free. I can smell the alcohol when applying. But once this has absorbed, it doesn’t really smell of anything.

Good Under Makeup?: Yes (as this doesn’t really ball up).

How long have I been using this?: 1 Month.

Will I use until Completion?: No (due to the white cast my sister keeps pointing out I have when I wear this).

The Effect?: Not moisturised or hydrated, but sun-protected skin that is mattified, with a powdery finish. YEs this leaves me with a slight white cast effect.

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What I like:

  • Lightweight (The skin can breathe)
  • Does have a matte finish
  • Didn’t irritate my skin
  • Doesn’t ball up

What I don’t like:

  • White Cast on my Golden Warm Skin Tone
  • Starts off greasy which isn’t pleasant (does eventually mattify)
  • Of course due to the mattifying finish and inclusion of Alcohol, this isn’t moisturising

Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3.9/5 – It’s such a shame as I really liked this SPF’s texture; I like how lightweight it is and how it’s mattifying, but the inclusion of Titanium Dioxide especially (even if it’s Nano) means this gives me a sallow/grey look and a bit of a white cast. I would not recommend this to darker skin tones. This is a really good SPF for those with oily and very oily skin and those who live in hot and humid weathers and would like a mattifying, lightweight SPF.

Would I repurchase?: No (due to the slight white cast).

Dupe?: This really reminds me of the Anessa Perfect UV Skincare Milk in terms of that powdery finish (LINK).

Also: The Garnier Ambre Solaire – SPF50+ Sun Fluid is another great alternative: Review HERE

  • You can check out the Garnier Sun Fluid on the Youtube video above!

Recently I have been trialling The L’Oreal Sun Fluid and would recommend it to my fellow Oily-skin friends (Review Coming Soon!) Available at Superdrug: LINK / Look Fantastic: LINK / Boots: Link.

And the Vichy Sun Fluid: Review HERE / Available on Sephora: LINK.

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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