Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ (PA+++)

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I don’t remember how many sunscreen I have. From SPF 15 to SPF 90. You can read review of all sunscreens reviewed by me here, here, here, here, here. This one I purchased 2 months back as in Hyderabad summer come earlier so I wanted to be well prepare. So today my review is based on my experience of 2 months with this sunblock. One more thing don’t think that its just March so its not that sunny. But hey here its quite sunny and as my work involves lots of business related meetings so many times I have to travel in afternoons in hot sunny weather. Ok read on to know more.

PRODUCT NAME-

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ (PA+++)

PRODUCT PRICE & QUANTITY-

Rs 499/- for 88 ml

PRODUCT LIFE-

24 Months/2 years

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION-

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ (PA+++) is a breakthrough in sun protection. Stabilized with Helioplex, it provides superior balanced broad-spectrum protection against skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays, and combines it with Dry Touch technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. This lightweight sunblock has a light fresh scent and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

  • Waterproof, sweatproof, resists rub-off
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Oil free and PABA free

DIRECTIONS TO USE-

Apply liberally on body 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply frequently to maintain protection, especially after sweating, swimming, towel drying or extended sun exposure.

PRODUCT INGREDIENT LIST-

See the pic below:-

SWATCH & FRAGRANCE-

It’s white in color and creamy in texture. Fragrance is mild and pleasant.

MY VIEW-

  • The first thing which you will notice is its packaging. Its very travel friendly.
  • I have dry skin so I was always hesitant to get this sunblock. But also I would like to mention if I apply anything heavier my skin sweats a lot. So I always look out for light texture cream/lotion.
  • When I first applied it I thought I might need moisturization before but it was so perfect for my skin. Though I will say here for 7-8 or upto 9 hrs its okay but not more than that my skin start craving for moisturization. So after coming from office now I don’t get lazy I remove makeup and clean my face and apply moisturizer. The good thing is because of this my skin texture is improving J
  • This is ultra light on screen and it will be best for oily skin beauties.
  • As it claims it doesn’t sweat and also waterproof
  • I have problem of milia which happens if I apply heavy moisturizer. But it has not caused any milia (happy me) (you can google what is Milia I will try to cover this topic as soon as possible)
  • It’s quite effective as much sun protection is concerned. I can clearly and visibly see the result.
  • It get absorbs quickly
  • Though 88 ml sounds less but trust me it lasts quite longer. I am using from 2 month continuously but as of now little more than half has been finished.
  • And the best part it doesn’t make skin oily kind of it get quickly absorb in skin give a little matte kind of look.

FINAL RESULT-

S. No. PRODUCT CLAIMS RESULT
1 Waterproof, sweatproof, resist rub-off True
2 Non-Comedogenic True
3 Oil free and PABA free

 

True

 

RECOMMENDATION-

A must have for Oily skin and for dry skin it depends what kind of skin texture you are having for me it’s a big thumbs up.

OVERALL RATING-

9.5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’oreal Mexoryl Filters UV Perfect Even Complexion SPF 50+

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A good sunscreen is a must have for me. I like anything above SPF 30. I came across this Moisturiser cum sunscreen while doing online shopping last summer season. I have tried their other 2 variants also Loreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence reviewed here and Loreal UV Perfect Anti Dullness will review this one soon. Okay coming to this product while doing online shopping I came to this product and instantly booked it. I was so so excited to try it out as it as good SPF 50+ UVB and UVA PA +++. And the most important thing it was tinted. Read on to know more.

PRODUCT NAME-

L’oreal Mexoryl Filters UV Perfect Even Complexion SPF 50+

PRODUCT PRICE & QUANTITY-

Rs 475/- for 30 ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION-

Perfectly protects your skin against UVA/UVB, prevents skin darkening, brown spots and premature ageing.

DIRECTIONS TO USE-

Use UV Perfect at the end of your skincare routine as a daily UV protector or moisturizing make-up base. Avoid eye contact. In case of contact, rinse them immediately and thoroughly.

SWATCH & FRAGRANCE-

It’s a faint beige color with pleasant light fragrance. You can see the swatch below.

MY VIEW-

  • Its beige in color and only available shade
  • It’s a tinted moisturizer which does it job quite well of moisturizing.
  • It contains a goof SPF 50+ with PA+++
  • It is perfect for dry skin beauties
  • Oily skin beauties might feel it heavy and little sticky on their face.
  • As its tinted it give slight coverage too but not very much
  • It gives a kind of glow to face
  • Best thing is it’s enough as one product for moisturizer+ sunscreen
  • If you don’t have any skin brown spots etc this will be enough for coverage
  • It claims to remove brown spots I don’t have any so I cant comment.
  • Yes its really effective as sunscreen.
  • As it gives a good sun protection so kind of remove skin darkening.
  • Fragrance is mild pleasant kind of which doesn’t stay longer.
  • It gives a boost of hydration to skin.
  • It claims to give 12 hr sunscreen protection but I will still recommend yo reapply if you are out in sun for longer duration. (though I personally never reapply, now who is going to remove makeup and then apply sunscreen and then again put on makeup….uff)
  • Its light weight and non sticky (but I have super dry skin)

 

FINAL RESULT-

S. No. PRODUCT CLAIMS RESULT
1 Prevents skin darkening True
2 Prevents brown spots I don’t have problem of brown spots so cant comment but certainly you don’t get tanned atleast.
3 Prevents premature ageing

 

As much ageing signs are concerned my skin is becoming dry and dull and it catered both the needs so TRUE

 

RECOMMENDATION-

Must have for dry skin

Oily skin girls you can also try.

OVERALL RATING-

9.5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence

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I love Loreal UV Perfect range. I have already tried their two other variants Anti Dulness-Purple Tint and Even Complexion with Beige Tint (reviewed here). I will review them soon. The other two comes in SPF 50. This one comes in SPF 30. When this was launched a little way back I could not resist myself to get one and also many people said its ideal for dry skin.

PRODUCT NAME-

Loreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30/PA+++

PRODUCT PRICE & QUANTITY-

Rs 475/- for 30 ml

SWATCH & FRAGRANCE-

It’s white in color once out from tube but when you blend, it gets mix well with your skin in watery way leaving a good nice glow. Fragrance is light and faint.

MY VIEW-

  • I am using this from past few months and I don’t feel much tanning.
  • Its excellent for my dry skin…a true Aqua Essence
  • Not suitable for oily skin though not very greasy
  • It gives a little dewy look for sometime after that a neutral effect though I personally like matte skin.
  • it doesn’t irritate the skin I never felt any problem because of this
  • packaging is good from travel point of view
  • little costly for what it claims

RECOMMENDATION-

I liked this product but I still love the other variant which comes in higher SPF

OVERALL RATING-

9/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun DeTan After Sun Face Pack

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There is a story behind this purchase. When I came to Hyderabad in 2012 I started noticing lot of tan on my face. And in addition to that my work profile includes lots of travelling so more and more tanning. I was extremely worried. So when I visited salon some one and half year before the salon lady asked me to undergo “AntiTan Facial Cleanup”. I agreed instantly though the cost was almost double of normal cleanup. I really felt the difference so I asked her what she did she said they have especially formulated “Anti Tan” range and she didn’t disclosed the name. I continued with this clean up for almost 6 months. One day I noticed she was using “Lotus DeTan Pack” I didn’t said anything to her but I searched online and I was right it was Lotus DeTan pack only. Without second thought I purchased it. Read on to know whether I liked it or not.

PRODUCT NAME-

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun DeTan After Sun Face Pack

PRODUCT PRICE & QUANTITY-

Rs 265/- for 100 gm

PRODUCT LIFE-

36 Months/3 years

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION-

Check the snap below

INGREDIENTS-

Check the snap below

SWATCH & FRAGRANCE-

It’s like onion kind of color clay based creamy face pack with sweet fragrance of rose and sandal mainly. Its really refreshing and soothing.

MY VIEW-

I was super excited to try this and when I applied I felt little sensation on my skin something itching type. I use to feel the same sensation in salon too so I knew it’s the same thing. But I still think salon people had mixed few more things in it. Anways I have dry skin so I was little scared about this clay mask but it didn’t gave dry feel to my skin. And result was sooo good clear glowy skin. Though you have to use it regularly twice or alternate days to get rid of stubborn tan. I use this with their anti tan scrub which I already reviewed here.

So summing up the ‘+’ and ‘-‘point

Below are the + points-

  1. Does remove the tan
  2. Make skin clean and bring glow (though glow stays for one day only)
  3. Don’t dry the skin
  4. Fragrance is very refreshing and soothing
  5. With regular use you can even get rid of stubborn tan

Below are – points-

  1. Itching sensation
  2. Lots of chemicals

FINAL RESULT-

S. No. PRODUCT CLAIMS RESULT
1 Removes Pigmentation Upto some extent I don’t have problem of pigmentation but I think it will be able to remove pigmentation caused by sun damage
2 Lightens overall complexion True (if tan goes obviously complexion will get lighten)
3 Improves skin tone, clarity and translucency True

 

RECOMMENDATION-

Go for it girl if you suffer from tanning problem

OVERALL RATING-

9/10

1 point deducted for presence of lots of chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lotus Nutraglow Daily Tinted Moisturiser SPF 25

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Nights are getting colder these days in Hyderabad and early morning I feel so lazy to get ready and run for office. When will a single beauty product will be launched which we can use as a face wash, moisturizer, sunscreen etc etc. Anyways there are some product which is a savior in the morning run. Here comes review of Lotus Nutraglow Daily Tinted Moisturiser.

PRODUCT NAME-

Lotus Nutraglow Daily Tinted Moisturiser SPF 25

PRODUCT PRICE & QUANTITY-

Rs 475/- for 50 ml

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION-

A light weight tinted moisturizer which provides a hint of skin-perfecting colour with just enough coverage to hide the appearance of imperfections.

SWATCH & FRAGRANCE-

It’s thick liquid creamy kind of. It blends well leaving a dewy finish. Fragrance is pleasant.

MY VIEW-

I like tinted moisturizer/BB/CC cream a lot. They are quite handy. Though the con with BB/CC cream is that I need a layer of moisturizer before apply BB/CC cream. In this regard tinted moisturizer are more comfortable. They moisturize plus they give coverage. Now coming to this product, it is good in both but you totally can’t be dependent on it for moisturization and coverage. Yes one more thing it comes with SPF 25. So it’s a go to product if you don’t have that much time and you want a moisturizer plus tinted cream plus sunscreen with a dewy finish.

RECOMMENDATION-

With the price tag it’s not a great product, but yes if you want something like handy you can go ahead with this.

OVERALL RATING-

7/10