Sunscreen is one step of my skincare routine that I never miss. It is the most important product that you should NEVER skip if your stepping out in the sun even for 10 minutes. Sunscreen should be added to the skincare routine at a very earlier stage so that it can prevent your skin from any damage caused by sun and help your skin look youthful for a very long time. Here are some of the reasons why should always use a sunscreen:
- Provides protection to the skin from harmful UV rays of the sun.
- Prevents penetration of the rays into the skin that can in turn cause various skin disorders.
- Reduces the risk of skin cancer which can be life-threatening and can be easily caused by sun rays.
- Prevents your face from getting tanned and provides even-toned skin complexion.
- Prevents premature aging as exposure to sunlight can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Today I will review the ‘Lotus Herbals Sun Safe UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50’. I have been using this product for 1-2 years and it has been a life savior for my oily skin. So lets start with my review of this sunscreen!
PRODUCT CLAIMS: An innovative sunblock which is totally non-oily and provides a fresh and clean finish to the face, neck and hands. It protects against all forms of sun induced damage: skin tan, sun burn, premature ageing & skin cancer.
PACKAGING: The sunscreen comes in a tube packaging. The tube is bright orange in color, opaque and comes with a sturdy leak-proof flip cap. The size of the tube is medium which makes it travel-friendly.
FRAGRANCE: The sunscreen gel has mild floral fragrance which is not at bothersome.
TEXTURE: The gel is white in color. The formula is extremely lightweight and non-sticky. It gets absorbed into the skin easily and does not require much blending.
HOW TO USE: Take a pea-sized amount of gel and apply it on your face and neck evenly. Tap till the skin absorbs the gel properly. Apply the gel on your face 15-20 minutes prior to going out in the sun. Re-apply every 4-5 hours or as needed.
I have been a strong advocate of sunscreen for a long time now and I am so glad to find the one that fits my skin type. Earlier I used another sunscreen from lotus which was not suitable for my skin as I have an oily skin type. That sunscreen had thick consistency and was quite heavy on my skin and made my skin greasy the minute I walked out in sun. This was mainly because that sunscreen was the same as this but is meant for people with normal to dry skin type.
Then I came across this one and I am so happy to say that its been a savior for my skin. This formula is the best for those who have oily skin. First of all this not cream based but gel based sunscreen that is super lightweight and non-sticky which is exactly what a person with oily skin would want. It gets absorbed quickly and does not make my face greasy. I also have super sensitive skin that breaks out immediately to harsh substances but this gel has never caused any breakouts for my skin and is very mild. It also mattifies my skin instantly after application and which is why it can also be used as a primer before applying makeup specially for those who want slight coverage and apply light to medium makeup on their skin. Another positive of this sunscreen is that it never leaves a white cast on my face which is one of the biggest problems of sunscreens. This sunscreen is ideal for harsh summers as it contains SPF 50 with PA +++ and provides complete protection against UVA and UVB.
The only problem that I face with this sunscreen is that it is not water resistant and will come off easily when in contact with water or a lot of sweating. Also if you are constantly in sun you might need to re-apply it after every 4-5 hours (which is frustrating if you have makeup on!).
- Extremely lightweight and non-sticky
- Gets absorbed easily
- Does not leave a white caste
- Can be used as a primer
- Contains high SPF
- Mattifies face
- Prevents tanning and uneven patches
- Does not cause breakout
- Hygienic tube packaging
- Not water-resistant
PRICE: Rs. 295 for 50g and Rs. 440 for 100g. (Buy Here) and get 25% off!!
WOULD I BUY IT AGAIN? YES, OFCOURSE!!. I would highly recommend this sunscreen to any one who has oily or combination skin type, this one is perfect for you.
That’s it for this review, if you liked it please share this with others as well and if you want me to do a review on any other product do leave a reply below!