Monday, 16 April 2012

My Tryst With Sunscreens!!

I am definitely not a sunscreen person but do own 4 sunscreens!

Shine O shine O sun!
I hate Jam on Bun!
Sun u ruin all the fun!
Before u tan my skin I run :P

Sorry about the crappy lines :D Couldn’t stop myself!
I am all for getting tanned but the numerous articles on Skin damage make me lil less lazy to use sunscreen..I am still lazy nevertheless ;)
I am going to give a once over about the sunscreens that spoil adore my skincare box :)
Sunscreens always make me think of sweat, white patches and heavy feeling on the skin :|
1 .Lotus sunscreen with SPF 20:

This is a thick sunscreen but not greasy as expected!U get a large quantity and it lasts looooong.I use it when I need to go out for short periods..It is white and has a mild lotus fragrance that lingers and is pleasant :) It prevents tanning even under direct sun exposure..Tried and tested ;) The cons are the low spf and the very oily face :(
Price and Quantity: 185 for 120 g

2. PhotoBan Sunscreen with SPF 30:

It is a medicated sunscreen prescribed to me by Skincare doc (I forgot wat we call them :| ) I suffered severe allergy to sun and got pimples and scars all over my face :O It is liquidy type and is pure white and spreads con that is common to most sunscreens.
It is oily :( When I use this I skip my moisturiser! It is totally odourless. And Suits sensitive skin the best :)
Price and Quantity: 200 for 60 ml

3. Attitude Sunscreen with SPF 15:

One thing that strikes me first abt this is that it makes my face the most oily :( And has the lowest spf compared to my other sunscreens. But it has Mango Seed butter, Coconut water and Rosemary :) Also it comes in a pump bottle so is strictly hygienic and is the Best Smelling sunscreen :D A dab of powder sets it and am good to go :) U need only very little of this.

Price and Quantity: 350 for 150 ml

4. Neutrogena Ultra dry Touch Sunblock with SPF 50+:

The show stealer ;) It is essentially a sunblock which is powerful than a sunscreen.
It has SPF 50 which is great for a full day out without reapplication.I wouldn’t call it ultra dry or even dry makes me skin oily but not as much as others. And it is sweat proof and water proof ;) It is a little difficult to blend..I need to apply Olay underneath for smooth application. It does not end up being patchy or powdery if u sweat a lot !It is non comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores ;) I think it is one of the best drugstore options available in India!

Price and Quantity: 150 for 30 ml

5. VLCC Sweat free sunblock lotion with SPF 40:

I just got this free with my copy of Femina :)
It is labelled as sweat free sun defense: No sweat,refreshinf formula.
The smell reminds me of ginger and some flower..Cant nail it. But it is damn good! The lotion is a creamy colour.
I really wanted to try it cuz of the “sweat free” claims. First thing I noticed as soon I applied is how shiny it makes my face :@ U can use it as a heavy cream highlighter ;) I dabbed sum powder and headed out. And contrary to the claim it did definitely make my face sweat :( I would have given a thumbs up to this sunscreen even it gave a matte finish :( But it does go smooth on my face.


  1. I love Neutrogena too. But these days I'm using lotus gel SPF50 & lotus matte SPF 40. As for the other sunscreens, if they made your dry skin oily, then wonder what they'll do to my oily skin!

  2. Or are they good??tell me they r..I am fed up that I dont use sunscreens :( hehehe :P

  3. I too love neutrogena one .. I hate using sunblock :(

  4. It is a gr8 product :) same pinch :D

  5. my experience is just the same as urs! lotus sunscreen(not only sunscreen, ALL lotus skincare products) make my face oily.. :( :-/ and neutrogena is my fav too!!

  6. Very informative post Raaga.. I am not getting an oil free sunscreen anywhr :(

  7. @Kuheli: oh! I like lotus products except for this sunscreen :| ANd yea Neutrogena rox :D

  8. Thanks Lancy :) Am gng to try wat Poohkie has suggested :)

  9. love Neutrogena!!! but, sunscreens and sunblocks are all same...its just a marketing term and nothing else.

  10. Neutrogena has hit jackpot with this 1 :P

  11. My earlier comment went missing :( Even I am loving Neutorgena :)

  12. :O Sry abt tat! Neutrogena do u hear this?? :D

  13. u r a life-saver...i m bookmarking this shweta...awesome post..



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