VLCC Surya Sandal Sun Block Lotion (SPF 30) Review

by Uzma on October 5, 2010 · 18 comments

VLCC Surya Sandal Sun Block Lotion (SPF 30)

I wasn’t somebody who used to apply sunscreens or sunblock when going out, but after sometime I noticed, my legs were getting tanned & ugly, so that’s when I realised I should protect my face & hands as well .I decided to invest in a nice herbal sunblock & went to the nearest H&G store to check out various brands, the SA at the store insisted I buy the VLCC Surya Sandal Sun Block Lotion (SPF 30) because it has natural ingredients like Sandalwood & Honey. I decided to buy this because I knew Sandalwood soothes the skin & is considered to be a natural antiseptic.

What does VLCC claim about this sunblock: This high strength sunblock lotion protects the skin from the harmful effects of the UV rays of the sun. The goodness of Sandalwood & Honey heals the skin & keeps it cool, helping it retain its natural moisture and protect the skin from getting tanned for a longer period of time.

VLCC Sunscreen

VLCC Sunscreen

Ingredients: Extracts of Aloe indica (Gritkumari) 5%, Triticum Vulgare (Gehun) 4%, Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) 3%, Mesua Ferrea (Nagkesar) 2%, and Pterocarpus Santalinus (Rakt Chandan) 2%, Symplocos Racemosa (Lodh) 1%, Santalum Album (Chandan) 0.35%, Apis Mellifica (Madhu) 2% & Lotion Base Q.S.

Directions to Use: After cleansing, apply appropriate quantity of this to the exposed parts of the body 10 minutes before going out in the sun.

VLCC sunscreen swatch

VLCC sunscreen swatch

Price: Rs 195(INR) for 100 M.L

What I like about VLCC Surya Sandal Sun Block Lotion(SPF 30):

The ingredients are herbal/Ayurvedic

Gritkumari (Aloe Vera) is multi functional herb in Ayurveda, most of us are aware of its benefits.

Gehun (Wheat Germ Oil) is the richest source of Vitamin E, A and D.

Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry) leaves are beneficial in treating several skin disorders.

Nagkesar (Ironwood tree) has astringent, , antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory activity.

Rakt Chandan (Red Sandal Wood) has the ability to protect against the harmful rays of the sun.

Lodh (Lodh Bark) is astringent and cold in action & heals wounds.

Chandan (Sandal Wood) has antiseptic qualities which help in treating rashes & spots.

Madhu (Honey)’s natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties help to protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun’s rays.

  • It seems oily as soon as you apply but after sometime easily gets absorbed in.
  • A little amount is needed so will last for at least 2 months.
  • It moisturizes the skin well so you don’t feel the need to apply a moisturizer after using this.
  • It’s hygienically packed in the form of a tube.
VLCC Sunscreen

VLCC Sunscreen

What I dislike about VLCC Surya Sandal Sun Block Lotion (SPF 30):

  • It’s very watery, so in case you hold the tube upside down & then open it , a large amount of the lotions comes out & gets wasted.
  • It is heavily scented( Sandalwood fragrance)

Overall feedback: This sunblock really works for my combination/Sometimes sensitive skin so well that once I come back home I don’t see the ugly dark tan on my skin. Though this is SPF 30 & works well for me , I would like to try a product which is SPF 50. Once this gets finished I will purchase a different one.

Have you tried VLCC Sunscreen? Please rate in the box below.

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