Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free SPF 40 (Review)

Belle Femme View:
Tinted nude/pale peach colored sunscreen
Takes 1-2 minutes to absorb
Thick texture however it did not lead to pimples/acne
Easy to apply and goes on smooth
Sheer coverage
Good SPF power
Decent scent
Tube packaging

Oil free
Paraben free
Great for all skin types
Works great as a primer too
Non irritating and gentle to the skin
Best for daily use (in summers too)
No harsh chemicals
Long lasting

Leaves a white cast as its a heavy duty sunblock
May feel greasy for extremely oily skin

Beauty Stars:

USD 22.00 (1.4 ounce tube)
One more variation comes in this with SPF 25

Do not use a lot. Less goes more for this one or it may look oily.
This has definitely become one of my best sunscreen which lasts whole day even on a 10 hour picnic or beach day .
Once a little bit of this fell into my eyes but amazingly it did not irritate my eyes at all. I washed it with water thereafter. Its a very gentle sunscreen with great SPF.

Product description from Clinique website: 

High-level daily sunscreen in a sheer, weightless formula. Protects against sun and environmental damage with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun block and antioxidants. For all skins, even the most sensitive. Wear alone or as an invisible makeup primer.
What it is:
A face cream that provides a high level of protection against both UVA and UVB radiation.

Ingredients : 
Zinc Oxide (9.6%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Titanium Dioxide (7.3%), Octisalate (2%), Other: Water Purified, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Steareth-2, Silica, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis (Algae) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Yeast Extract, Sodium RNA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantethine, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Hexylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Barium Sulfate, Polyethylene, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Lecithin, Ceteth-2, PEG-40 Stearate, Sodium Stearate, Steareth-20, Sorbitan Tristearate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

How to  use:
Apply to clean skin after using your 3-Step Skin Care System.
Using fingertips, apply to cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Blend.
Apply after all treatment products and before makeup.
Remove with your favourite Clinique makeup remover formula.

Where to buy:
Sephora, Macy's and other such high end beauty stores

Have you tried any of the Clinique sunscreens? Which ones do you like? I would love to know your thoughts.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you sweets. Wish you the same :-)

  2. Fantastic review. this sounds ideal for summer beach days.
    Have a fab weekend

    Keisha xo

  3. great post. im glad it doesnt cause breakouts on the face :)

  4. thanks for the review :) will look for this product next time i go to the mall ;)

  5. Honest great review do not like that is leaves your skin greasy.

  6. great review! I do not like when sunscreens leave your face with a white cast

    1. White casts goes off when you apply foundation/BB cream :-)

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  8. This product makes me so curious to try it! Having oily skin sunscreens make me rather nervous. Lovely review :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

  9. Nice review - very helpful!
    Many kisses! Have a great weekend!!!

  10. seems good. lovely review.

  11. i used to use this for years ... very nice product dear ! Awesome review :) xx

    1. Glad to know you like it too. Hugs :-)

  12. oh i dont think this would work well for me, I have a high protection sunblock also that's spf50 pa+++ but feels super light and not greasy for my skin esp during summers it is perfect <3

    1. Glad to know you have found your perfect sun block. Which one is it?

  13. I'm not sure a sunblock is best for my skin, great review though hun!
    Fab post :)
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

  14. Great review - the white cast many sunscreens leave is exactly what I'm trying to avoid!

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

  15. Sounds great!
    Julie |

  16. Sounds good...very well reviewed dear...:-)



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