It has been a while that I reviewed some skincare products on my blog (I don't why but I'm so addicted to lipsticks that I mostly end up talking about them!!)
Summer's are here and if there is one essential summer skincare product that none of us can do without(or should do without!!) are Sun protection Creams/lotions/gels.
Lotus Herbals has been the first brand I tried for Sun Protection and today I'm going to review a revolutionary Sun Block from the Brand, The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun SPF 100 PA +++ ANTI-AGEING,ANTI-TAN ULTRA SUNBLOCK.
How SunBlock Lotions work and which one should I use:
Sunblock protects your skin by absorbing and/or reflecting UVA and UVB radiation. All sunblocks have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating. The SPF rating indicates how long a sunscreen remains effective on the skin. You can determine how long your sunblock will be effective by multiplying the SPF factor by the length of time it takes for you to suffer a burn without sunscreen.
For instance, if you normally develop a sunburn in 10 minutes without wearing a sunscreen, a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 will protect you for 150 minutes (10 minutes multiplied by the SPF of 15). Although sunscreen use helps minimize sun damage, no sunscreen completely blocks all wavelengths of UV light. Therefore, it is extremely important that to maximize your protection, keep reapplying Sunblocks every 2-3 hrs for longer exposure periods.Wearing sun protective clothing and avoiding sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will also help protect your skin from overexposure and minimize sun damage.
WHAT DOES ANTI AGEING, ANTI TAN ULTRA SUN BLOCK DOES TO YOUR SKIN: A revolutionary formula provides ULTRA PROTECTION from UVA & UVB rays.
•PRE MATURE AGEING: Ultraviolet radiation (UV Rays of Sun) cause photo degradation of Collagen (A protein in Skin) which causes changes in molecular structure of skin leading to premature ageing of your skin.
•SKIN TANNING: Once ultraviolet rays penetrate the skin, these works directly on the cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are responsible for producing melanin, the substance in your body that gives the skin its coloring. The ultraviolet rays work as a catalyst for the increased production of melanin. The more time exposed to ultraviolet rays, the more melanin will be released. The greater amount of melanin released, the darker the tan will become.
How the LOTUS HERBALS SAFE SUN SPF 100 PA +++ Sunblock works:
It's a revolutionary, preservative free sun block that offers the highest protection against UVA and UVB rays. It blocks all damaging effects of UV rays to skin, SHIELDS COLLAGEN to reduce chances of premature ageing and delays skin tanning process.
- Soy Protein
Price : INR 745 /30ml
My Experience with Lotus Herbals Safe Sun SPF 100 PA+++ Sunblock
"To begin with, let me tell you, I have combination to oily skin in summers with open pores and occasional breakouts"
The Lotus Herbals SPF 100 Sunblock comes in an attractive Bright Orange colored container with a pump dispenser and a cap to cover it. I like the idea of covering the pump for hygiene reasons. It looks lovely and is travel friendly too. However , I would've actually preferred a screw top lids as an extra precaution while travelling.Also, since the bottle is opaque, one can't make out how much product remains in the bottle and hence buy backups accordingly.
The texture of the product is like a thick creamy lotion,and usually one pump is sufficient for the face and neck. On my Combination to Oily skin, I figured out after a couple of usages,that I don't need a moisturizer prior to using this. It spreads easily on the skin,and gets absorbed really fast. When I use it on my hands (which are usually dry), there is no greasiness left behind but on my face, this provides a little more than required moisturization to my face and it tends to look greasy, so I have to set it with powder and touch up every hour or so. For dry skinned beauties, this may actually be a plus point if they prefer products that impart a dewy finish.
The product is lightly tinted, but it sheers out enough to not make it look obvious while certainly making the skin look brighter. A great plus point is that , while many products with SPF tend to leave a whitish cast behind, this one doesn't and it photographs well too.
I happen to like the mild citrus-y fragrance that lingers on for quite a bit after application. Those who have an aversion to fragranced skin care products may find it irritating.
The product is very effective in protecting against tan and sunburns, and so far, I've not experienced any letdowns. I also made my husband use this because his one arm is always exposed to the sun while driving on his way to work and over a period of last few weeks, there's a major decrease in the amount of tan he used to get.
So does the product deliver what it claims to:
- Anti-Ageing: Not sure. If there was a parameter to measure that, I would have found out.
- ANTI-TAN: Most definitely, on days I've worn this, I've come back home without the slightest hint of tan .
- Gives healthier, brighter and glowing skin: For sure, my skin feels nourished and moisturised, it looks and feels brighter and more glow-y after a regular usage of about a month.
A few things that I wish were a little different:
- I wish it was little less creamy. On my bad skin days (you know when a girl has bad skin days,right?), I've seen a little more than regular number of breakouts if I continued using this sunblock, so for those particular days, I skipped this one.
- The price point: I think it's little too steep, but if I was travelling to some outdoor locations, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for the generous amount of sun protection that I may need. It's worth it!
- I wish the bottle was transparent and had a screw top!
Overall, it's not exactly a budget sunblock, but if you need that high level of protection (SPF 100) , it is wise to invest in products that assure you of great performance.
Product provided by Brand/PR . Honest review as always :)