Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagenshield Sunblock PA+++ Review

by Althea on December 7, 2012 · 18 comments

Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagenshield Sunblock PA+++ Review

Hi IMBB gang!

My second review today is about my HG face Sunblock which is the Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagenshield Sunblock with PA+++.I’m always on the lookout of a Sunblock which can give me complete and total protection against both UVA & UVB rays.
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Let’s first have a look at the product details to understand it better.

Price & Quantity -

Rs. 595 for 50 grams (I got it for Rs. 565 online)

Ingredients: -

Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Mthoxydibenzoylmethane, Benzophenone-3, Phospholipids, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Light Liquid Paraffin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutylene, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, PEG-30, Dipolyhydroxystearate, Octyl Hydroxy Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrolysed Soy Protein, Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Extract, Aloe Barbedensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Magnesium Sulphate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Glycerin, Essential Oil Blend

What the product claims -

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UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and damage collagen resulting in wrinkles.Once collagen is damaged it cannot re-build itself. In fact up to 80% of skin ageing is caused by the sun.
Lotus Herbals SPF 90 is a revolutionary, preservative free and light formulation containing potent herbal extracts which protects collagen in the skin.This easy to blend texture gives non sticky & clean feel. For all skin types, preservative-free.

What Hydrolyzed Soy Protein does – Holds collagen together in a firm and smooth way & helps combat sun-induced free-radical damaged that can accelerate the signs of skin aging.

What Aloe Vera does –

Hydrates and replenishes skin and also protects from other sun induced damages.

Directions: -

Apply evenly on face & exposed parts before exposure to sun.
Reapply frequently for Sun-Sensitive skin, & after every 4 hours.

Packaging

Small Flat plastic tube with a flip top which is typical Lotus. Travel friendly.

Consistency – Creamy & medium, not too thick or runny, just the right consistency, tinted like foundation.
It needs to be rubbed properly as it’s tinted and needs to look even.

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Fragrance

Mild & floral, does not linger.

My facial Skin Type -

Combination skin (oily nose and Normal otherwise).

So I got Lotus Herbals SPF 90 Collagenshield Sunblock two months back.

I read some reviews before buying it, but none of them seem to describe it properly.And I was more than confused.
I was actually thinking whether to buy the Neutrogena SPF 50 or this one. After trying the Neutrogena once, I decided to buy this.And boy I was so happy with my decision.This Sunblock spreads easily & gets absorbed quickly.It does not give a matte look but more of a dewy look.Infact I feel this is the only foundation shade that blends perfectly with my skin tone.(I’m kind of between light wheatish to fair).I use pressed powder after applying this just on my nose.But let me tell you I do some times like the dewy look it gives me, my skin looks so flawless.So coming to the sun protection factor, this product scores a complete 10 on 10 for its function. I’ve used this in Goa, reapplied after every 5 hours and no tan, no sun spots, absolutely nothing.

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The best part about Sunblock Collagenshield Sunblock is that it’s tinted and can be used as a foundation as well.Also it shields the collagen on your face from damage caused by sun with PA+++.I can say this because from my experience I did not notice any dryness, roughness or spots on my face even after being in sun the whole day.So this sunblock effectively wards off ageing. Kudos to that, happy dance.
So I’m going to keep on using it as of now.

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Pros:

Does what it claims, long lasting sun protection.
Broad Spectrum.
More suitable for Combination Skin.
Does not cause breakouts or irritation.
Highest SPF 90 PA+++ protection compared to other sunscreens.
Sunblock plus Foundation 2 in 1 saves lot of time.
Does not leave a whitish cast.

Cons:

Expensive.
Not for very dry skin.
Does not give complete matte look.
Dark skinned girls may not be able to use due to lighter tint.

IMBB Rating –

4.5 out of 5 (minus 5 for the non-matte look from all the oily skin beauties)

Will I but this again?

Definitely until I find something better.

Do let me know your experience in the comments section, if you have used this one.
Also I would like to know from all the oily and combination skinned beauties about your HG Sunblock.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Arja December 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm

it`s not oily is it ? I have always used the spf 40 one – now that I`m out of that , I was debating between this and the spf 70 one. :P

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Arja its non oily, its like the SPF 70 wala, btw wt skin type u have

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sonali December 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Thanks for the review. I’m going to Goa for new years and was wondering about sunscreen. You helpede out.
Btw is it waterproof?

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Sonali its non Waterproof. Sigh. thats the only thing thats missing. BTW in goa i used to only go swimming after 5pm. lol

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Rashmita December 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I got a sample of this and liked it a lot, just waiting for my current tube to get over :-)

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neha December 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

sounds real good :)

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Thanks Neha

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jyoti December 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

sounds good..titanium dioxide is a better coz its not chemical but physical sunblock. but very expensive for 50 grms. haina?

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Jyoti i totally agree with you

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Supriya December 8, 2012 at 7:58 am

Lotus is one of the best brands for sunscreen,…I always try to get it from India .Specially good for summer as it also acts like a tinted moisturiser

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

agree with you

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neela December 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm

gr8 review….i use spf 70 of lotus and its awesome……should try this tooo…..thanks …….

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coralcrue December 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I am definitely getting this once my tube is over with :)

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Arja its not oily, its like the SPF 70 wala

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Sonali its not Waterproof. Sigh. thats the only thing thats missing. BTW in goa i used to only go swimming after 5pm. lol

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Thanks Neha. Rashmita which one are you using Currently

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Althea December 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Jyoti & Supriya, i totally agree with you gals

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madhavi May 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Hi gals, I have used this sunscreen but I am disappointed as it is not sweat proof.I live in Mumbai and Mumbai is always humid . This sunscreen gets washed off with sweat .I am using this sunscreen for last one week and I am tanned badly :-( In Mumbai the sunscreen with SPF 30 (Indian Summer) really works . I wish that was paraben free.

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