Today, I am going to review a product which I knew from a long time but never tried it. When this summer tried it, it totally lived up to my expectations. So, My review is about Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40. It is a tinted Mattifying Moisturiser, Sunscreen and Skin Lightener, all 3 in 1.
Price : Rs 385 For 100g Of Product. Buy Here.
Shelf Life : 3 Yrs. From The Mfg. Date.
Claims By Lotus Herbals :
Safe Sun 3-in-1 daily sun block is a revolutionary sun protection formulation which combines broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with skin lightening ingredients to give a uniform matte finish to the skin. Its fast absorption and non-greasy formula ensures a shine-free, light and clean feel.
How To Use :
Apply liberally and evenly on face and exposed parts of the body (neck, arms, legs, etc.) before exposure to sun. Re-apply frequently.
Water, talcum, kaolin light, glycerine, polyacrylamideC13-14 Isoparaffin laureth-7, oxybenzoene,octyl methoxy cinnamate, titanium dioxide, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, isopropyl myristare,cyclopentasiloxane, elcosene, copolymer, fumed silica, 2- phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, fragrance.
The sunscreen comes in a bright orange coloured tube packaging with a flip top cap. The tube packaging makes it handy for travelling so easy to carry around in a bag. It also comes in 50g pack too if one needs a smaller one to travel. It is hygienic, has mild fragrance and there is no spill over too. Though, the product tends to get accumulate around the mouth of the flip top cap which is a bit messy. It is neither too thick nor too runny. The texture is non-greasy and It settles into a non-oily, matte finish after 5-7 minutes of application. It is enriched with astringent properties and thus giving a soothing matte effect on the skin.
My Experience :
As, My skin super duper oily in summers whatever I apply just gets melt with the heat and sweat within 5 minutes or so. I was using some other sunscreen and that was making me more oily this time. So, once I saw this sunscreen in a store and thought it would work for me due to its mattifying property as I am more into mattes these days in almost everything. Actually, It is a tinted sunscreen. So what I do is, whenever I don`t want too much of makeup, then I apply this awesome sunscreen on the cleansed face and then dust off some compact that is also matte due to summer and I am all set for my everyday routine. Coz it is not only sunscreen, it is tinted means it has a hint of foundation in it and it gives a pretty decent coverage for minor imperfections and gives not so ashy look or white cast which most sunscreens give and after applying this sunscreen, a touch of compact is enough for an everyday simple look. And, for the days, when I want some more coverage, then I apply foundation after applying lotus matte 3 in 1 sunscreen and then a matte compact. The look it gives, first appears to be shiny but after 5 minutes or so, it turns into matte which is great for summers and the makeup longevity increases which is again a plus point of this sunscreen. This is my second tube and I am in love with this sunscreen. It never broke me out and evens out the complextion as well. It also has protection from PA+++ UVA, UVB rays and SPF 40 which is quite enough for sun protection in North India during summers.
Pros of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 :
- Travel Friendly Packaging.
- Contains the goodness of Birch, Mallow and Hops extracts.
- PA+++ UVA, UVB Protection where more + signs means a higher level of UVA protection.
- Contains SPF 40 which is moderate for summers.
- It is tinted sunscreen so no need of moisturiser separately.
- Lightweight and Non-Greasy Formula Which Turns Into Matte.
- Covers minor scars and minor blemishes.
- Does not break me out or cause any irritation.
- Gives a smooth and matte feel to the skin.
- Suitable ForAll Skin Types.
- Easily Available.
Cons of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 :
I did not find any con except the fact that the product accumulates on the mouth of the tube which is a bit messy.
Final Verdict :
I love this sunscreen to the core as it is a moisturiser, sunscreen and has tint of foundation too. It provides protection from PA+++ UVA, UVB rays, SPF40 which is good enough for Indian Summers. The texture is not thick and not too runny and settles into a non-oily matte finish which stays for a very long time. It never break me out and suits my oily combination skin in summers really well.