Hello my beautiful friends,
The summer heat is again rising like it was never monsoon here!!! So I am again stuffing my kitty with summer essentials taking out all the monsoon necessities. Let me tell you today about the best sunscreen I’ve used so far. As my skin is very oily and it tends to reach its mischievous peek at the hot seasons I must incorporate mattifying products in every step of skin care and makeup. I have been using this Lotus Herbals 3 in 1 Matte Look Daily Sun Block since its launch and never became as much satisfied with any other sunscreen till date.
Price: Rs. 355/- for 100 gm (available on Amazon)
The sunscreen comes in a sunset orange colored tube with a flip top cap thus making it not too trustworthy as a travel companion. I would have preferred a screw-cap which would have nullified the chance of accidental spillage.
The consistency of the cream is a little bit runny which makes it easily blendable on un-moisturised skin. It looks like a tinted moisturiser but it does not have any coverage. Due to the tint it may give some glow or subtle hue depending upon the skin tone and complexion. The sunscreen totally gets absorbed into my skin without living any significant visible effect. It has a nice fragrance which is not overpowering and disappears within few minutes of application.
It has PA+++ and SPF 40 which means it gives protection against a broad range of UV-A and UV-B rays. Generally products with high SPF gives an ashy effect to the skin in photographs taken with flash but amazingly this sunscreen have no such problem and photograph like a second skin even under camera flashes. So it is absolutely safe to use this Lotus sunscreen under foundation or primer which can work as an extra mattifying base for further makeup application.
Now coming to the best part, it can actually control oil secretion for 3-4 hours if I am staying indoor. After 3 hours my T zone starts getting oily but a little re touch with compact or blotting with dry tissue or blotting paper sets my face matte for another 2-3 hours. Although it looks like a foundation and has high PA and SPF but the sunscreen never feels heavy on my skin and it never breaks me out. It is sweat proof and stays on the skin until and unless I rub it vigorously. I tend to skip foundation and just have this sunscreen on with concealer and compact on good skin days. Here I should mention that at the end of these days I have noticed that my skin look a little bit darker than the usual with foundation on. The sunscreen also claims to lighten up the complexion but I have not noticed any improvement over there.
Overall, this is the best sunscreen for oily skin I have used so far. One 100 gm tube lasts me almost 3 months in spite of daily usage. Here are the pros and cons in brief for recapitulation.
- Control oil for 3-4 hours if stayed indoor.
- Does not break out the skin and clog pores.
- Does not feel heavy on skin.
- Give protection against a broad range of UV-A and UV-B rays.
- Photograph really well in spite of the presence of high SPF.
- Sweat proof.
- The sunscreen can be doubled up as a mattifying base for further makeup application.
- Although it looks like a tinted moisturiser but does not give any coverage.
- The flip cap may lead to accidental spillage of the product during travelling.
- Dry skin ladies will need to use moisturiser beneath this sunscreen.
- Does not improve complexion as claimed.
- Contains paraben.
If your skin works like an oil factory during summer and humid weather you should absolutely try the Lotus Herbals 3-In-1 Matte-Look Daily Sunscreen for an extra layer of mattifying material which is great in the UV ray defence department too. It wont dent your pocket in spite of being totally worthy.
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