I used this Banana Boat Ultra Defense sunblock on a mission trip overseas. We were doing a great deal of work outside in an incredibly warm climate. I have fair skin so I needed something to really protect my face. This sunscreen did the trick. It worked wonders for my skin. I applied it in the morning when we left and then reapplied a couple times throughout the day. I did not burn at all while I was on the trip. It really works well at protecting the skin on your face. It also does not leave your pores clogged. I had a great experience with this sunblock and would definitely use it again. I recommend it for people who need high amounts of protection from the sun. Scent The scent is not bad. It definitely has a strong sunscreen scent to it but it does not smell bad. Absorption It did a good job at not leaving my skin feeling greasy. It also did not clog my pores after using it on my face. Longevity I was impressed with how long this lasted, especially on a sensitive area like your face. Effectiveness I found it to be highly effective. I did not burn at all while using it. Ease of Application Just rub it on your face!