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I hope you all are doing great! 🙂
Well, you know, we all have a few ‘Holy Grail‘ products in our cupboard and no matter how many new and exciting products we buy, those few remain our favourites, without any fear of competition! 😀
In my cupboard, I have quite a few products that I buy repeatedly and out of them, the one I just cannot live without is Lotus Herbals matte gel sunscreen… I have been using this sunscreen for more than 4 years now!
Today, I am going to review the same for you all! Read on… 🙂
P.S.: I should have ideally reviewed it during the initial days of my blog… I have no idea why I didn’t! 😛
LOTUS HERBALS SAFE SUN UV SCREEN MATTE GEL
DESCRIPTION: Ultra soothing. Matte-look. Oil-control. PA+++ (UVA). SPF 50 (UVB).
Normal to oily skin.
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 and pre-mature ageing.
Contains extracts of: Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla.
DIRECTIONS: Apply liberally and evenly on face and exposed parts of body. Reapply frequently, every 2 hrs for best results.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate (and) Ethylhexyl Stearate (and) Trideceth-6, Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicone crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethanolamine, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Extract, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Fragrance.
CAUTION: For external use only. In a rare case, if rash & irritation occurs, discontinue use.
COST: Rs. 315 for 50g, Rs. 440 for 100g
SHELF LIFE: 36 months
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
Lotus Herbals safe sun matte gel sunscreen comes in an orange coloured plastic tube packaging with a sturdy flip-cap on the top! The body of the tube contains all the details about the product, including the complete list of ingredients, usage directions, shelf life and price mentioned over it…
The overall packaging of the sunscreen is really durable and it can bear a lot of pressure without leaking or rupturing. This makes it totally travel-friendly! ❤
This matte gel sunscreen is translucent white in colour and has a lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy gel texture… It has a fresh, soothing fragrance which is actually quite mild and I don’t think that it is going to bother the sensitive noses at all!
The sunscreen spreads on the skin with ease and just a little more than a pea-sized amount of the gel is enough to properly cover the entire face and neck! It gets absorbed into the skin within a few seconds and leaves the surface of the skin smooth and matte… It also provides a soothing and calming sensation to the skin after application, which lasts for quite a few minutes…
One thing I love about this sunscreen is that unlike other gel sunscreens, it doesn’t come off the skin easily, when rubbed… Well, it does start to crumble down when I rub my face vigorously, but that isn’t something a sane person would do on a daily basis! 😛
I have a combination skin type which becomes really oily during the summers and gets quite dry and stretchy during the winters… I have been using this sunscreen regularly for years now, irrespective of the season and it has never failed me, till date! It keeps my skin well hydrated during the summers while it doesn’t dry out my skin during the winters!
Also, this sunscreen doesn’t make my face sweat, which is an issue that I faced with many other sunscreens… It keeps my face matte and oil-free for quite some time! ❤
Now, coming to the main point, i.e., protection from the harmful rays of the sun…
I am a college-goer and facing the Sun is inevitable for me! This sunscreen has been working as a saviour for me for 4 years now! It provides my skin with optimal sun protection and I have never got sunburns after using this sunscreen!
What’s more, I tan pretty easily and pretty badly and this sunscreen prevents the tanning to a GREAT extent! ❤
(Also read my review of Lotus Herbals Alphamoist here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
- Quite affordable and easily available both online (Amazon, Flipkart, Nykaa, Purplle) as well as offline (local stores/supermarkets)!
- Leak-proof, durable and travel-friendly packaging.
- Has a mild and pleasant fragrance.
- Has a lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy gel texture.
- Gets absorbed into the skin with ease and leaves the surface of the skin smooth!
- Has a soothing effect on the skin.
- Doesn’t crumble down easily when rubbed, unlike most of the other gel sunscreens!
- Provides a good amount of hydration and doesn’t make the skin feel dry or stretchy.
- Broad-spectrum sunscreen; provides optimal protection from the sun and prevents sunburn and suntan to a GREAT extent!
- Suitable for all skin types; people with oily to normal-dry skin types can use it throughout the year while people with dry to extremely dry skin types can use it during the warmer months!
- Contains a good amount of chemicals, including parabens.
FINAL TAKE: Lotus Herbals matte gel sunscreen is one of the (or probably, ‘the’) best budget sunscreen(s) available in the Indian market for normal to oily skin types! The gel gets absorbed into the skin in no time, doesn’t make the skin go oily or sticky, gives optimal protection from the sun and also prevents tan! ❤
In my opinion, this sunscreen is a must-have for every combination/oily skinned person out there! 😀
Hope it helps! ❤