Summers are approaching and the list of things to beat the heat will be definitely topped by sunscreens for most of us.
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.
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.
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.
175 INR for 100 ml.
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.
Almost 3 years.
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.
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.
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.
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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