Friday, 18 July 2014

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20 Review:

I have this weird thing in me that gives me allergy and rashes every time I use sunscreen and expose under direct sunlight. So, technically, I had only choice which is to get tanned. This was only a few months back when my sister persuaded me to try sunscreen gel. I thought, lets bear more 2 weeks of allergy but take some risk to protect skin. So, I bought Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20. Today I am going to review about it.

Product Description: A revolutionary gel, the only one in sun care range, containing Babchi seed extract, provides full spectrum sun protection. Also contains 'Phenyl Benzimidazole Sulfonic Acid', the only water soluble sunscreen agent to provide synergistic protection against full spectrum ultra violate rays, therefore lightens the complexion and retards aging process.

Usage Direction: Apply on cleansed face before going out door. Repeat application every time your skin in exposed to sun. For best results use the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunscreen Face Wash Gel.

Price & Quantity: Rs. 245 for 100g.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Acryates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acryate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Phenyl Benzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, 2- Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben Sodium, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Tris aminomethane, Amyl alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate (and) Buteth-3 (and) Tributyl Citrate, Psoralea Corylifolia (Babchi) Seeds Extract, Tartrazine CI 19140, Sunset Yellow FCF CI 15985, Fragrance.

Shelf Life: 3 years.

My Experience with Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF 20:

Packaging: This sunscreen lotion comes in a transparent bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle in no doubt sturdy and travel-friendly but in a little bit big size (Won't fit in a small purse). The pump works very nice to dispense a small drop every time and 2-3 drops are enough for one time application.

Texture & Smell: This is a gel, a very thick kind of gel. The gel is also quite sticky when applying. The trick is to apply a tad amount of it. It takes a bit time to get absorbed into the skin. I see a coating of this sunscreen on my skin which makes me feel quite safe while steeping out thinking, it is protecting me.
The smell is very beautiful, I mean, no medicinal, no weird but a lovely fragrance.

My Take: A sunscreen's job is to protect skin from harmful rays, and this one does. I have been using it for the last 3 weeks whenever I go out or sometimes inside house also (after all these years, I am being over-protective about skin now!!).
The only glitch I feel is the stickiness. Even after massaging it into my skin, and also after applying translucent powder or compact, my face feels oily around my nose. It does not control oil, actually after few hours, it makes my skin oily and then I need to reapply my translucent powder to get rid of that excess oil while out for long hours.
But, it protects my skin very nicely, no more tanning I see, which is a relief for me! Some may like to use SPF 40/ SPF 50 or even more, but the minimum and the basic does its job very nice;y I guess. And, as I have hyper sensitive skin, I am quite satisfied with SPF 20.
The reason for which I opted for this one is because it is gel and said to be "oil-free". But, in that area it really disappointed me. I was expecting totally oil-free application as well as keeping my skin oil-free for at least a few hours.

The Good Points:

  1. Protects skin from harmful rays.
  2. Easy to use.
  3. Useful packaging.
  4. Pump dispenser, no wastage of the product.
  5. Smells nice.
  6. Does not let the skin get tanned.

The Not-so-Good Points:

  1. Hard to absorb.
  2. Feels sticky.
  3. Does not control oil.

My Rating: 3.5/5. (Only for the job it does as sunscreen!)

My Recommendation: This sunscreen may get oily after a bit, but it protects skin very nicely. It does not make me look dull or anything. Also, I love its smell! For a basic sunscreen, this one is a stunner and coming from the well-known herbal brand, Lotus Herbals, I think, I am going to stick to this sunscreen for the long run. I recommend this sunscreen to the normal to oily skin ladies, as dry skin ladies might need more moisturizing.

1 comment:

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