Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15

by Pallavi T on April 9, 2012 · 25 comments

Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15

Hello All!!

Summers are approaching and the list of things to beat the heat will be definitely topped by sunscreens for most of us.

Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15

Here are some helpful tips to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays:

  • Limit exposure to the sun from 11 am to 4 pm, this is when the sun’s rays are strongest.
  • Shield yourself with an umbrella, hat, sunglasses and long-sleeved clothing when you go out. These physically block out the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Use broad-spectrum sunscreens with active ingredients that block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Sunscreens should be used every day, including cloudy days.
  • Sunscreens should be applied liberally and evenly before going outdoors during the day.
  • Use sunscreens with SPF 15 at least. This offers adequate protection for everyday use.

The product being reviewed here is Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15.

Product Description:

Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays seriously threatens human health. Besides sunburn, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can cause premature ageing, suppression of the immune system and even skin cancer.  Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion is a double-action formulation that protects you from harmful UV rays and nourishes your skin.  Protection-Breakthrough herbal extract Cinnabloc (U.S. Patented) gives long-lasting protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays and prevents skin darkening.  Nourishment-Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin, while Apple extract prevents skin cell degeneration and premature skin ageing.  Suitable for all skin types.  Dermatologically tested.  No harmful chemicals.  CINNABLOC POWERED SUN PROTECTION!  Himalaya has been granted a US Patent for discovering a natural sunscreen composition and using this in a cosmeceutical product.  The active sunscreen agent CINNABLOC is extracted from the herbs Hedychium spicatum and Alpinia galangal that have natural UV rays protecting properties.  The patented sunscreen composition gives your skin protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Directions For Use:

Apply liberally on exposed skin like face, neck and arms before going outdoors during the day.  Avoid the area around eyes.

Ingredients:

Each ml contains extracts of Mahabharivacha (Alpinia galanga) 70mg, Kumari (Aloe Vera) 30mg, Gandhapalashi (Hedychium spicatum) 20mg, and Seva (Pyrus malus) 20 mg.  Inactives: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben IP, Propylparaben IP, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Disclaimer: Natural herbal formulations tend to change color over time. However, the product efficacy remains unchanged.

Ingredients

Price:

175 INR for 100 ml.

Packaging:

The lotion comes in a sleek opaque white bottle with a green flip cap as shown. It is hard to judge the exact amount of the product left inside.

Shelf Life:

Almost 3 years.

Sunscreen

My Experience with Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15:

I somewhere down the line do not understand the concept of applying too many complex chemicals on my skin so as to prevent something, but since everybody says that it is a must to use a good sunscreen all the year round, I thought that I should pick one with more herbal ingredients. So, I opted for Himalaya.

Protective Sunscreen Lotion

It smells like some medicinal lotion with some floral scent to it. The lotion is of medium consistency having a white color. The drop as shown in the picture will be enough for the entire face, overdose may lead to a greasy face. Though it is claimed by the company that it can be used by every skin type, I totally disagree as I have combination skin (oily T-zone) and it makes my forehead and nose look like an oil well within an hour of application. It does not cause any breakouts even though it makes my skin oily.  I think it can work well for normal to dry skin types.

Swatch

Pros of Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15:

  • Decent quantity at a decent price.
  • Only a small amount is enough to cover the whole face.
  • Contains US patented “cinnabloc.”
  • Many herbs that are good for skin are present.

Cons of Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 15:

  • Heavy smell.
  • Overdose of the product makes skin greasy.
  • A big disaster for people with oily or combination skin.

Final Verdict:

I would definitely never go with this sunscreen at all. This may be good for normal to dry skin people, but for me, this is a big no-no.  I would happily go and try sunscreens from Lotus or Jovees.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Raji April 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm

great review :pompom: but just 15SPF?? and makes face oily.. :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Pallavi April 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Thanks Raji… :toothygrin: Yeah just SPF 15… :methinks:

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jomol April 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I am picking up Lotus sunscreen as well Pallavi…..you also try that….I will stay away from this :)

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Pallavi April 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I tried Lotus Sunscreen gel sometime back… was ok ok types… not that good… :struggle: Which one you are using… please tell me… O:)

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supriya April 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

me too have combination skin type. i am a regular user of lotus sunscreen with spf 40. it gives a matte effect and doesnt leave your skin oily and gives good protection. you can try the small pack first to c if it suits you.

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keirti April 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

hi pallavi… i suggest u to try nature’s essence’s sunscreen it’s available in SPF 20,30,40 n it’s safe to use on face…i’ve oily skin…m quite comfortable using tht on face…it’s good… i bought it for using on my arms n legs basically not for face.. face pr i use neutrogena SPF 50+… u read my review here at IMBB.. :) :) :) :) :)

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Pallavi April 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Give me the link please… Hope that works fine for me too… :worship:

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Pallavi April 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks Arpita… :snicker:

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Laxmi April 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Nice review Pallavi.. I used Lotus sunscreen.. It was damn good.. I heard Neutrogena is good too.. Try some after-sun creams or lotions too.. It works well when used together.. :))

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Pallavi April 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

Thanks Laxmi… :yahoo: Will pick up Lotus now… Everybody is praising that… :teddy:

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Leez April 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Hi Pallavi u mite wanna check out neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock spf 50. I have oily skin too and it has never made my face oilier not did it break me out. Plus its waterproof, sweatproof and broad spectrum. Works great for me.. O:) O:)

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Pallavi April 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

I never had a good relation with neutrogena products… :headbang: But I can try this as per your recommendation… :shy:

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Jabberwocky April 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Makes skin greasy? :spank: :spank: :spank: No go for me, then. I don’t understand why sunscreen makers don’t understand that we hate greasy products. :headbang: Thanks for the review, Pallavi! :yes:

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Aru April 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

i am currently using La Roche Posay for the face (SPF 60) and Neutrogena for the body and this combination is amazing..no breakouts so far (using it for over 3 weeks I think). I am a normal to oily and like i said pretty successful so far. i do set it wit powder so i defy dont feel the grease. I use foundation very rarely:)

big thanks to IMBB ofcourse for recommending La roche posay..muuaahhh..

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Gauri April 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I like the review!

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Sukanya April 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm

oh thnx for reviewing..i will stay away from this.. I was really wondering if it would suit my combination skin ..nicely written :yes:

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Ekta Malik April 10, 2012 at 5:17 am

I remember my horrible experience with this sunscreen. This is the product that caused my skin to breakout initially and it is still suffering since then.

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Shami April 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

i have this, used only once on my face, after that i didnt turn back.. i hate this sunscreen, and the smell :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

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jomol April 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

Good morning Shami :woot: :woot:

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Pallavi April 10, 2012 at 9:07 am

It’s like applying some medicine… :doctor:

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Shami April 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

Good morning Jomol :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati April 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

SPF 15 i feel is too less for indian summers. It just sounds like a regular lotion for normal to dry skin. :struggle:

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mishtu April 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

it makes u sweat a lot & also it is not sweat proof.the end result wud be a greasy & tanned face.overall a bad product. :spank: :spank: :spank:

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SHivani April 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

:haanji: exactly dwn here in eastrn part of India evn SPF 35+ dsn’t stand a chance :nababana:

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