Sunscreens must be a vital part of our day-to-day life. Sunscreen lotions are one of my favourites among all the skincare products. I like trying new sunscreens of various brands every 3-4 months.
Everyone knows the need of a sunscreen lotion in our skincare regime. This time, I am going to review a product of well-known brand “VLCC” . VLCC is famous for their skincare products all around the globe. The brand has a wide variety of products to choose from. Almost all the products of this brand prove to be effective according to their claims.
So, without wasting any minute let’s hop on to the review.
Price of the product: Rs. 315 for 100 gms.
What the product claims:
VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion is a broad-spectrum sunscreen, with SPF 30 and PA+++, which provides long duration sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Enriched with pineapple extract, it hydrates the skin leaving it soft and supple. Its non-sticky formula gets absorbed quickly and provides a matte finish.
Directions: Apply liberally and evenly on the face and neck, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently for long duration sun exposure.
Ingredients: Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, White Sandalwood Extract, Turmeric Extract, Germinated Wheat Oil, Pineapple Extract, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Vera Extract, Carrot Seed Oil, Cucumber Extract, Lotion Base Q.S.
My experience with this product:
I bought VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion 3 months back because of my oily skin type in summers. I bought it from an online shopping site because of a fair discount on the product :).
The sunscreen lotion is available in higher SPF too. But I don’t like buying a sunscreen lotion more than SPF 30. Because more the SPF protection a sunscreen lotion will have, more it will leave a white cast on your face and also you need to reapply your sunscreen after every 2-3 hours regardless of the higher SPF in your sunscreen lotion.
The product comes in a tube with a flip top and the packaging of the tube is very attractive. You will love the packaging of this product in the first go. The flip top is very tight which confirms it a travel-friendly product.
One thing that amazed me of this product is its ingredient list. Its has a lot of natural extracts which ensures more benefits to your skin.
The texture of the lotion is very creamy and smooth. It does give matte finish on your face according to its claim. Because of its mattifying nature, it leaves a little bit of white cast on your face which vanishes after some time.
The sunscreen lotion is a tinted one which also hides a little bit of imperfections of your face. What can you expect more of a sunscreen? (Yayyy!)
The product definitely claims to be for all skin types. But according to my recommendation, people with dry and normal skin types should not opt this product. Because it makes your face little bit of dry and non-oily after application which is great for oily skin.
I am using the product since this summer and currently it is monsoon right here in India. This sunscreen lotion did a great job in both these seasons. Only a pea-sized amount is what it takes for full face and neck.
I am continuously using this product 2 times a day from last 3 months and still a lot of sunscreen lotion is left in the tube. The product is totally affordable because it will definitely last 4-5 months even after continuous usage.
Another thing which I noticed about this product is that my pores don’t feel clogged after using this sunscreen lotion. My face did sweat when I am in outdoors with this sunscreen lotion on my face. But the sweating amount is very less as compared to any other sunscreen lotion.
- Gives a matte look.
- Herbal formulation
- A broad-spectrum sunscreen with both UVA & UVB protection.
- Pores don’t feel clogged after applying.
- Leaves soft and supple skin.
- Totally affordable.
- Easily available.
- Hides imperfections.
- Skin does not get tan after using this sunscreen lotion.
- Mild pineapple fragrance.
- Does not make your skin to breakout.
- Goes a long way.
- Very small quantity is required for single usage.
- Not appropriate for people with dry skin type.
- The sunscreen lotion does not blend easily into the skin if you use more than a required amount.
- Not suitable to use in winters.
Will I repurchase it?
Absolutely. Overall the product fulfilled all my expectations. I am definitely gonna give it another shot.