Hello Everyone, Summer is finally here.!! Sun is shining brighter day after day, air is getting hotter, the hemlines are getting shorter, sleeves are disappearing and well, the heat waves are killing it, literally. To survive, I drink a tender coconut a day, eat lots of fruits & never skip the sunscreen. For me, sunscreen is the most important part of my morning routine because it is the first step towards tan prevention & anti-aging. So, when I was on my last tube of sunscreen, I decided to try another one from VLCC. VLCC offers Sun defense range which protects skin against sun damage with Broad spectrum against UVA & UVB rays. I got the VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ . I have been using this sunscreen for the past few days. Read on to know if this was a hit or a miss.
What the product says
Comfrey extract along with Trehalose helps to nourish, heal & soothe skin. Along with glycerin, which acts as humactant, these ingredients have the ability to retain moisture in your skin. VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion SPF 40 PA+++ is a blend of this comfrey plant extract and other natural ingredients that protects the skin from harmful UVA & UVB sun rays, thus helps in preventing tanning & ageing. On top of this, its Sweat Free, Nourishing formula further lends a satin-smooth feel to the skin. So go ahead, enjoy the sun !
Apply liberally on the face & neck, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently for long duration sun exposure.
Price & Packaging
It comes in a yellow tube with a flap open cap which is travel friendly. Retails at INR 350/- for 100gm.
About my skin
Normal-dry in winters and oily-combination in Summers.
My Experience with VLCC Skin Nourishing Sun Screen Lotion SPF 40 PA+++
I have been using this sunscreen for a few days in the morning before going to office. A few minutes after cleansing & moisturizing, I take a pea size of sunscreen and apply all over my face, neck & arms. The texture of the sunscreen is creamy. The white colored cream is thick in consistency and takes a few strokes to blend in. Once applied, I was happy that there was no white cast and the cream just gets absorbed. But, it did feel a little heavy for my face because of my combination skin but did not make my skin oily. On the other hand, it worked beautifully on my arms & legs because my body skin type is dry. So, I feel it’s going to work best for dry-normal skinned beauties. The next day I used it without a moisturizer and it worked perfectly! Not only it did nourish my skin but it did not feel heavy at all.
Ever since I have been using this sunscreen, I have not faced any tanning nor it has broken me out. I cannot vouch for the sweat free formula as I generally do not sweat much. But yes, I do feel the formula is much better than many other sunscreens you get in the market and I am very pleased with the results..!! How I wish I had taken this with me to the Philippines, I would have tanned much lesser..!!
- Good ingredient list
- Travel friendly packaging
- Applies easily
- Does not give a white cast
- Protects and prevents skin from tanning & aging
- SPF 40 PA+++ means it protects from UVA & UVB sun rays
- Suitable for normal-dry skin
- Did not break me out
- Feels slightly heavy
- Not suitable for combination-oily skin
A good sunscreen cream which works perfectly for normal-dry skin. It protects, nourishes and prevents skin from tanning & aging which is what a sunscreen is supposed to do.