I'm very, very pale. I'm basically translucent and don't have a color to my skin. I burn just by sitting by a window. I also burn under strong lights in a house or building. This sunscreen works though! I had a major milestone a few weeks ago when I went to the river and didn't burn! No burn at all, not even pink. I applied this sunscreen before leaving the house, once again in the truck (just to be sure), and once I got there. All together I had it on about an hour before being outside. I swam for about an hour and dried off and reapplied it. I then went back in the water for another hour. I reapplied when I got out and sat in the direct sun for 2 more hours. No burn!!!! I've spent time in the hospital for burns and spent weeks healing and peeling and of course crying in pain, so I sprayed myself very often with this sunscreen since id never used it before. It's great! Not sticky, not greasy, does have a scent, but it's very light and smells like after taking a shower. It's kind of expensive compared to other sunscreens (about $10), and I used quite a bit of it in one day, but it really is worth it. Oh! And it didn't break my face out. Most other sunscreens make my face break out in tiny, painful, red bumps that usually last up to 2 days, but my face was just fine after using it. It's good stuff. I'd recommend this sunscreen to everyone!