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In the recent years, there has been much hype in the Internet about using Sunscreen indoors; while cooking, while picking up clothes that you left outside for drying and while doing random chores around the house! Even dermatologists recommend wearing Sunscreen through out the day!
But WHY so?
Because, “Whenever we can see the sun, he can see us too!”!!!
Yes! Even a little exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can cause lasting damage to our skin.. 🙁
And it’s not just the sun, even the cooking flame emits low amount of UV rays that we need to protect ourselves from!
Having said that, I know how irritating it is to apply Sunscreen topped with a Moisturizer during Summers! 🙁
So, when I came across this product from Garnier a few months back, which claims to be a Sunscreen plus Moisturizer, I instantly bought it… Let’s see it worked well, or I regretted buying it, later! 😀
GARNIER SKIN NATURALS, SUN CONTROL DAILY MOISTURIZER
WHAT THE PACK CLAIMS: Sun Control Daily Moisturizer helps prevent skin darkening and premature ageing. SPF 15 UVA +, UVA+UVB PROTECTION, Dermatologically tested.
Its special formula blends a Moisturizer with selected ingredients:
Formula with MEXORYL® SX, a revolutionary patented molecule, to give protection from the sun’s UV rays.
VITAMIN E to help protect against free radicals and help delay the signs of ageing.
GLYCEROL & EXTRACT OF CORIANDER to retain the skin’s moisture and prevent it from drying while nourishing.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST ABSENT.
COST: INR 185 for 50ml.
SHELF LIFE: 36 months.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Although Garnier had always disappointed me in the past, from their Sunscreens to shampoos, I still took the risk and purchased this product from Amazon after reading so many good reviews about it there..
I actually bought it only for indoor use as SPF 15 is too low to be used outdoors, and I prefer using a product meant only for sun protection, while I am in direct sunlight! 😛
This Sun Block Lotion comes in a cute, sleek tube packaging with an orange screw on lid… The lotion is slightly peachy in colour and has a non greasy texture.. It also has a mild floral smell to it, that fades away after application, so it won’t be a problem for sensitive noses.. ❤
The lotion has a medium consistency which is easy to spread on the skin but it doesn’t get absorbed in the skin quickly and forms a slight greasy white cast on the face which takes quite some time to get absorbed.. 🙁
I have a combination to oily skin during Summers and it makes my face quite greasy and sweaty even when I use it indoors.. 🙁
I have also tried using it during Winters, when my skin gets a bit dry, but it still made my skin a little greasy and dark, without providing much of hydration… 🙁
So, although it makes the face greasy, it fails to provide much hydration to normal or dry skin..
Now, I can not comment about it’s claims of preventing “Premature ageing”, but It certainly doesn’t help “Prevent skin darkening”, as I had applied it liberally on my face before going out in sun for just about 15 minutes and returned back with a red and tanned face! 🙁 Even after applying my regular tan removal scrub, the redness remained for quite some time..
This sun block lotion really failed miserably for me!
(Also read my review over Aroma Magic Sun Block Lotion here..)
SUMMING DOWN PROS AND CONS:
1. Travel friendly and cute packaging..
2. Easily available both online and offline.. You can buy it from here!
3. It is an okayish product for dry skinned beauties, especially if you are planning to stay indoors for the whole day.
1. Any skin type except dry ones, should not opt for this product or it would make them sweat like anything.
2. Doesn’t help prevent skin darkening.
3. Makes even normal skin quite greasy.
4. Low SPF and not worth the money!
5. Will make you tan badly if used outdoors.
FINAL TAKE: I am never going to buy this again! It might suit extreme dry to dry skinned beauties, but wouldn’t suit normal to oily skinned girls at all ! 🙁
Hope It Helps ❤