Monday, 17 July 2017

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review || Is It Worth The HYPE?

Hello everyone,
Hope, you lovelies are doing all good. It’s been raining here for the last few days so the weather is super cool 😍 Bliss! Anyway, today I have come up with a review on one of the quintessential skincare products i.e. SUNSCREEN. Yep, I am going to talk about the highly  raved UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock from the brand Lotus Herbals. But is it worth the hype, to know keep reading!

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog



Product Description:

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 and skin cancer.

Contains extracts of: Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla.

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50

 

Features:                                                                               

Category: Sunscreen with SPF 50
Skin Types:  Normal to oily skin
Price & Quantity: INR 295.00  for 50g
Claims: Ultra-soothing, Matte-look, Oil-control, PA+++ UVA, SPF 50 UVB
Availability: Online and offline
Shelf Life: 3 years


Directions: Apply liberally and evenly on face and exposed part of body. Reapply frequently, every 2 hours for best results.

 

Ingredients:

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50  

 

Packaging:

Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock comes in a perfect orange coloured tube with a flip cap. The packaging is spill-proof hence travel-friendly. Product related details are mentioned at the back of the packaging.

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50


Texture:     

The formula of this sunscreen is pure gel-like with a semi thick consistency. I find the smell of this gel very soothing and pleasant 😊

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50

My Experience with Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel:

Ever since I have started using sunscreens, I had tried only one brand i.e Lotus Herbals until I came across other brands, like Neutrogena, VLCC etc. Prior to this one, I have used the creamier version of it which was Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunblock Cream, SPF 30. Now, I have both the sunscreens πŸ˜ƒ I used the cream formula during winters when my combination skin gets considerably dry and this matte gel sunscreen in summers to combat the oiliness.

Anyway, this gel is highly effective for oily skin😍. I take an ample amount of this product and slather all over my face, neck and body. When applied on the face it spreads evenly without fuss and gives a perfect matte finish to the skin. It doesn’t leave any white cast on the face, unlike other sunscreens, a plus! It is advisable to reapply frequently, every 2 hours if feasible. In that way, it helps prevent all Sun-induced skin damages.

BUT, if not reapplied, then forget about all its claims!!

I always commit this mistake and never reapply sunscreen when I am doing outdoor activities. Be it travelling or just roaming around the city on a day time, every time it failed to protect my skin causing me sun tan, sun burn and what not. My fault here, I agree! But I expected at least 2 hours of protection having an SPF of 50!

If you have a combination skin like me then ensure your skin is moisturised or at least toned properly else it never works well on the dry parts πŸ˜₯ I have also noticed that in the summer time when I tend to sweat profusely, this sunblock gel controls the sweat to a great extent leaving my skin feeling non-greasy and shine-free 😊.

Now, coming to my headline point, is it worth the hype? To be honest, considering its efficacy I would say, this is an excellent sunblock which mattifies the skin instantly by keeping the oiliness at bay! On the other hand, its ingredient list is awful 😑 It contains hazardous chemicals which in the long run will damage our skin and health. The presence of Phenoxyethanol, Paraben, TEA, Dimethicone & -Syloxane compounds amongst others are enough to decide whether we should include this product in our daily skincare regimen or not! Period.

Plus points:

  • Great for oily skin
  • Imparts matte-look and banish oiliness
  • Doesn’t leave white cast
  • No breakouts
  • Controls sweat
  • Provides cooling effect upon application
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Smooth application
  • Lightweight gel formula
  • Affordable
  • Travel-friendly
  • Good for summers

Minus Points:

  • Not ideal for dry skin
  • Contains chemicals (Parabens, Dimethicone etc.)
  • It couldn’t protect my skin from sun damages, SPF 50 is flop here
  • Not suitable for winter season

Rating: 4/5


Conclusion:

Although this sunblock gel is apt for summers, it failed to protect my skin from tanning having an SPF of 50 πŸ˜’ But it works great in controlling the shine and sweat off the face! 

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50 Review on Natural Beauty And Makeup Blog
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunblock, SPF 50

Suffice to say, this matte gel formula is the best bet during summers for oily skin beauties but dry skin people stay steer clear of this product. My both LH sunblock creams are going to get emptied soon but I am not going to repurchase them ever. My hunt for chemical-free good natural or organic sunscreen is on, hope I'd get suitable one soon 😊

Hope you find this review helpful.

Have You Tried Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunscreen Yet? If Yes, Please Share Your Experience With Me In The Comment Section Below.


            















15 comments:

  1. I often forget to use a sunscreen... Nice detailed review.

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    1. Oh no! I hope you don't have sensitive skin like me which gets tanned easily :( Sunscreen is a must-have for me! Thanks sweetie <3

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  2. 😯...oh god!...waste of money...I have also heard of it a lot...mostly negative..πŸ˜•...thank you for the detailed honest review dead ..love you...😊😊

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    1. Glad, you liked this review Soma <3 My advice, don't go for it!

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  3. I use the neutrogena one, haven't tried this one yet :) Great review
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  5. This is my go-to sunscreen for the hot summer months. Great review! :)

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    1. Yeah, it's excellent for summer months! Thanks for stopping by Stuti :)

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  6. This sunscreen looks good for my oily skin but ingredient list is so bad :(

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    1. Exactly Mariyam! It contains so many harmful chemicals :(

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