Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++ Review

by Pallavi T on September 13, 2012 · 13 comments

Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++

I am and ardent fan of Lacto Calamine Classic Moisturizer since ages as that is a boon for oily skinned people like me. I feel a bit of discomfort while wearing sunscreen on top of Lacto Calamine. I sort of feel that my skin has become heavy. This being the reason most of the times I commit the crime of moving out without applying sunscreen at all. If I feel the need to apply I just apply sunscreen and skin the moisturizing part. I know its bad both ways but really can’t help it. On my recent visit to parlor I found some new Lacto calamine products lying on the shelf. On enquiring I came to know that they have come up with new products. The sunscreen was quite appealing. It was meant for dry to normal skin but on testing it was non-greasy so I bought it. Please read on further to know more about “Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++”.

Lacto Calamine  Sun Shield

What the company claims about the product?

  • The sun’s Ultraviolet rays are capable of causing great damage to skin. UVA rays cause darkening and are responsible for premature aging of skin. UVB rays cause burns and are capable of causing cancer in the long run.
  • Daily use sunscreen or complete protection against broad spectrum of UVA & UVB rays with the goodness of SPF 30 PA++, Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
  • Aloe Vera helps retain moisture in the skin and restores water levels
  • The goodness of Vitamin E helps reduce dark spots, pigmentation and is known to prevent premature aging of skin due to harmful UV rays
  • The shield of SPF 30 PA++ helps protect skin from broad spectrum of UVA & UVB rays
  • Maintenance of skin pH is essential for glowing healthy skin
  • Daily use gives a healthy and radiant skin

Usage: Apply evenly on face and areas of skin likely to be exposed to sun 20 minutes before stepping out.
Ingredients: Aqua, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Chemsol HS, Stearic Acid, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Sorbitol, Potassium Hydroxide, Ronaflair Soft, Titanium Dioxide, Benzophenone, Avobenzone, Triethanolamine 85%, Cyclomethicone DC 245, Ronaflair Extender, Ceteareth-20, Lanolin (anhydrous), Allantoin, Di-sodium EDTA, Lanolin Alcohol, Ultrez-21, Aloe-Vera Extract, Tocopherol Acetate (Vit. E), Kaolin, Preservatives and Perfume

Price: 199 INR for 100gms
Shelf Life: 2 years

Packaging: The sunscreen comes in a white tube with yellow flip cap which makes it easier to control the quantity of the lotion and shuts tightly leaving no space for leakage. The tube comes packed in a rectangular cardboard box.

Lacto Calamine Sun Shield

My experience with the product:
If I was allowed to describe the feeling which I have for this sunscreen it would be ‘love-hate’. I love the way it glides on to my skin and makes it super soft and silky to touch. It does leave a whitish cast but that disappears within few minutes. But this is not the end of the story. The main things will show its colors after some time. Once the time passes by I start sweating profusely. I have to literally keep on wiping the tiny sweat beads with tissue if I am not in an air-conditioned environment. Once I wipe the whole thing from my face it behaves ok. I seriously could not understand this behavior. It has a typical lotion kind of smell which I neither like nor dislike completely. The lotion is of medium consistency and you need to give a bit of massage to get it absorbed in to the skin.
Pros of the sunscreen:

  • Contains the goodness of SPF 30 PA++
  • Infused with Aloe Vera extract
  • Did not break me out
  • Made my skin smooth and soft
  • A little is required per application
Lacto Calamine Sun Shield

Cons of the sunscreen:

  • Ok now I am used to reading all the complex names of the ingredients. Hope the same is the case with you too.
  • I was sweating like hell. The lotion is meant for dry-normal skin while I have oily skin so it did not suit me though the tester was good enough.
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Finally, I would say that I leant a lesson of not going by merely the testers and buying products solely meant for my skin type.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Harman September 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I dont know, I guess I am the only person who is not a fan of lactocalamine moisturizer. I m oily skinned so this wont suit me either :-/ But you know if you use lactocalamine and then the sunscreen, the sunscreen has no effect. So your sunscreen is only effective if you dont use anything underneath it, so its not a bad thing skipping the moisturizer before applying suncreen :)

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krishti September 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

weird but lacto calamine breaks me out…i’ve combi skin and it feels so heavy on my skin.I guess it clogs my pores and leads to break-outs :/

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Shami September 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I got tiny zits when i use Lacto Calamine :(
also after two hours of wearing it, my skin becomes slightly dark as well :( It didnt work for me as i expected

But many ppl like Lacto Calamine a lot..

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sugisoni September 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

me too me too

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sakhi September 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

There is any more variant for oily skin with a purle cap..similar to their original pakaging…i was waiting for this review

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Rajani September 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

the normal lacto calamine is d best for me… but the new aloe-Vera one gave me lots of pimples :( have never tried this product……

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Pia September 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Wow lacto calamine sunscreen!! Sad this one dint work for u.. I m a fan of the classic moisturiser too.. Guess i shud skip this then..

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mamta September 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

u can use photoban30 lotion. its very good non oily

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Bhumika September 14, 2012 at 1:48 am

I love Lacto Calamine ..was my staple..dint know of this sunscreen..but sweats out..I better stay away..I like Lotus in sunscreens..

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Vinita September 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

I use Lacto calamine daily…..quite religiously in fact…my skin is oily…so this one is not for me…
Nice review!!

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Ila September 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Lotus works best for me!

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AL October 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Plz do a review for Lacto Calamine oily skin Sun Shield.
Its a different sunblock version for oily skin.
Since i have extremely oily skin.
thinking of buying this.
just need sum insight

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Althea December 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Pallavi they have a different variant, Oily to normal skin, try that

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