Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 Review
(Author ~ Sanchita)
I have been using the Lotus Safe Sun Matte Sunscreen Gel for years and I always have a few backups. This time I have ordered online because I saw the brand was having some discount. Well, to my utter surprise, I picked up a completely different version – a tinted formula. On that note, Lotus Herbals should really make some bold changes in their packaging because every sunscreen looks same to me! However, I really ended up liking this sunscreen and here’s my review on it.
PRICE – Rs. 245 for 50g
The Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 has the usual orange tube with flip open cap. The product has an uncanny similarity with that of the matte gel one, which I have been using for a long time. There is no such complaint regarding the packaging except the fact that the product has the tendency to accumulate around the mouth of the dispenser, giving a dirty look. Otherwise, the packaging is travel friendly, sturdy, spill proof and light weight.
The consistency of the product is light weight, semi-runny and that of a gel-crème. It has the tinted formula, almost like a sandalwood color, but will not look ashy or whitish on any skin tone. On blending, it goes on smoothly and merges with the skin. The texture of the product is extremely good and blends very easily without caking up at all. This particular sunscreen is best suited for oily, acne prone to very oily skin type. Otherwise, it may look slightly dry on any other skin type. There is a fresh artificial fragrance to the product but nothing nauseous at all. You need a light weight moisturizer before applying this and thus it glides on smoothly without patching up at all.
The sunscreen gives a matte finish. The skin feels soft, matte and oil free for a long time, which is great for Indian summers. It gets absorbed into the skin in no time at all and makes the skin feel fresh. The formula and finish are as good as my previous matte gel sunscreen from Lotus Herbals. Indian summers are harsh and it is literally a pain to apply sunscreen if it is not matte. The product has never clogged my pores or broken me out at all. The SPF 40 is more than enough for Indian summers. The broad spectrum protection (PA+++) gives lasting protection and prevents from tanning as well. I have noticed no tanning even when I am out in the sun for hours.
The product is long lasting and honestly, I don’t religiously apply every 3hrs I generally apply every 5hrs and even then it protects my skin pretty much. There are days when I simply walk out of the house applying this sunscreen and a powder on top. The pricing is budget friendly and the tube lasts me pretty long with regular usage as well.
OVERALL – The Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 is a light weight tinted sunscreen that readily gets absorbed into the skin and keep the skin refreshed for a long time and controls the oiliness. It is a great budget friendly sunscreen cum moisturizer.
WHAT I LIKED
- The packaging is travel friendly, sturdy, spill proof and light weight.
- Tinted sunscreen cum moisturizer.
- Pleasant smell.
- Non-greasy gel-crème texture.
- Blends well on the skin.
- Absorbs quickly and gives a refreshing matte finish.
- Proper SPF 40 with broad spectrum protection (PA+++).
- Best suitable for oily, acne prone to very oily skin type.
- Doesn’t clog pores.
- Reasonable pricing.
WHAT I DISLIKED
- Not for normal to dry skin.
RECOMMENDATION – For my oily skin, it is surely a blessing. I would highly recommend this product for oily, acne prone to very oily skin type. For the price, the quality is excellent.
MY RATING: 9/10