Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick Sunscreen SPF 70 vs. Well at Walgreens

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick Sunscreen SPF 70 vs. Well at Walgreens Sunscreen Stick SPF 70 SIMILARITY RESULTS: 47% (POOR MATCH)    

Brandefy rates store brands (i.e. Well at Walgreens) against their name brand counterparts (i.e. Neutrogena) to tell you whether or not the generic is as good as the name brand, and to warn you when it is not. We compare the product by doing an ingredient analysis and consumer sensory testing, the results of which we plug into our similarity algorithm. 

These products have similar ingredient panels. While active ingredients match exactly, inactives do not.  Consumers stated that the Well at Walgreens version smelled significantly different and "had an oily residue."

Our sensory panel and ingredient analysis analyzed the sunscreens relative to each other, which resulted in the following similarity scores:

  • Active Ingredients:          10/10    GOOD MATCH
  • Inactive Ingredients:        7/10     MEDIUM MATCH
  • Smell:                               6/10     POOR MATCH
  • Consistency:                    5/10     POOR MATCH
  • Packaging:                       7/10     MEDIUM MATCH
  • Color:                               7/10     MEDIUM MATCH  
  • After-feel                         5/10     POOR MATCH
  • OVERALL:                        47% MATCH - POOR MATCH
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