About Neutrogena sunscreen

In 2015, Neutrogena rated very well for sunscreen customer satisfaction sunscreen, with a five-star rating for overall satisfaction, texture and consistency, effectiveness, ease of dispensing, and ease of absorption.

The story behind the brand

Neutrogena was founded in 1930 as Natone, a small, specialty cosmetics company that was a member of the renowned Johnson & Johnson family. These days, its advertised as the #1 skincare brand recommended by American dermatologists. Neutrogena’s #ChooseSkinHealth campaign has completed more than 13,000 free skin cancer screenings and helped diagnose 1,300 cases of skin cancer in the USA.

Neutrogena Australia was later founded in 1954. Neutrogena Australia says it combines beauty with sun safety. And the brand won the 2011 ACP Beauty Awards Judges Choice for Facial Sunscreen for their Ultimate Sport Sunscreen Lotion.

The Behind the Lens series on YouTube includes sun safety tips to keep you looking and feeling beautiful. For example, the “keep it casual” look reminds people to use a moisturiser with SPF protection every day under our make-up.

What’s on offer from Neutrogena?

Neutrogena’s sun care range at the time of writing encompasses the following products:

  • Beach Defence Lotion SPF50
  • Beach Defence Mist Spray SPF50
  • Ultra Sheer Clear Face Lotion Tube SPF30
  • Ultra Sheer Face Lotion Tube SPF50+
  • Ultra Sheer Body Lotion Tube SPF30
  • Ultra Sheer Body Lotion Tube SPF50+
  • Ultra Sheer Body Mist Spray SPF30
  • Ultra Sheer Body Mist Spray SPF50+
  • Wet Skin Sun Spray SPF30
  • Wet Skin Sun Spray Kids SPF30

What our survey respondents said about Neutrogena sunscreen

Canstar Blue’s most recent survey of consumers who have purchased and used sunscreen in the last six months garnered the following comments, among many others, from those who bought Neutrogena sunscreen.

I’ve never been burnt while wearing it. (Wet Skin Spray On). It’s quite expensive for the amount of product. (Wet Skin Spray On).
Smells nice. Absorbs perfectly. Does not leave any greasy feel and has a smooth dry finish. (Ultra Sheer Body Lotion). The SPF50 is rather thick to apply. (Ultra Sheer Body Lotion).
It feels very light on my skin.  Does not clog. (Ultra Sheer). Quite dear. (Ultra Sheer).
It is easy to apply and does not run. It does not sting the eyes. (Ultra Sheer Face Lotion). Nothing. (Ultra Sheer Face Lotion).
Easy to use, smells okay, spray is super convenient. (Beach Defence Mist Spray). Sun protection of the spray is not quite as good as its cream counterpart. (Beach Defence Mist Spray).

Sunscreen brands we rated

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used sunscreen in the last six months – in this case, 1,749 Australians.

The other sunscreen brands in this year’s ratings were:

  • SunSense
  • ALDI Brands
  • SunSense
  • Banana Boat
  • Cancer Council
  • Hamilton
  • Le Tan
  • Nivea
  • Coles
  • Invisible Zinc
  • Woolworths Homebrand
  • Woolworths Select

You can view the full results of our sunscreens survey here.

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