I used and loved the Lotus Herbals matte gel sunscreen for years till I realised it was full of parabens. Since then I've been on the lookout for a paraben-free sunscreen gel. I bought this after reading recommendations by dermatologists on various sites. It works well, but it's not a gel. It's a cream. I used it on vacation recently where I was out in the sun all day and there was no tanning - I tan easily. The drawback is that my face sweats after I put it on.