By Hansa Dagor
This is my first review, so I am bit excited. Hope u guys will enjoy it. I am reviewing a Dr. Reddy’s product Shadowz Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30. Everyone must be experiencing hot summer now a days. Whenever I have to go out in the summer, the first thing which comes in my mind is tanning, as i get tanned very easily. So, I got a sunscreen which works for me and I am going to review it today.
Shadowz is an advanced sunscreen formula for complete and broad spectrum protection. The combination of unique UVA and UVB filters in Shadowz work synergistically to protect from harmful effects of UV rays. Shadowz is a non-oily, water resistant and fragrance free formulation suitable for all types of skin.
Direction for Use:
Squeeze desired amount & apply evenly on face, neck, and exposed areas of the skin 20-30 min prior to sun exposure. Reapply after swimming, sweating, physical activity or as advised.
INR 315 for 75 gm
My Experience with Dr. Reddy’s Shadowz Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30:
Well, few months ago, a dermatologist suggested this sunscreen to my mother as she gets tanned very frequently. It really suited her, so I also gave it a try. Fortunately, it suited me well also. It actually makes a layer which resists the sun rays from the skin. I also get tanned very easily, but I really liked the way this lotion worked on my tanned skin. What i don’t like about this product is the greasy and sticky appearance I get if I use it even a little more than sufficient.
It comes in a simple tube form in which most of the sunscreen come in India. It has products description and other details printed over it. Overall, a pretty sturdy and basic packaging, nothing extraordinary or attractive about it. The ingredients include purified water, shea butter, glycerine, octocrylene and a lot of chemical names are also written over there!
I start sweating too much when I use this lotion and sometimes, get my nose shiny and sweaty. According to the claim, it is a non-oily product. Once I stopped using this lotion and it was kept unused for 1-2 months and when I squeezed the tube, oil started coming out of the tube and after a lot of oil, I got the cream from the tube. It works quite well as a moisturiser cum sunscreen for dry skin and also, it does not leave a white cast. But, I think it is going to be a recipe for disaster if used on oily skin. So, its claim that it is suitable for all skin types is also not true.
The tube was kept on stand for few months more. But, still it works good on my skin and I get tanned very less while I use it. It lasts for long too, so seems well priced. Also, the product description says that it’s fragrance free, but it has got a light smell of medicines which I, obviously, do not like.
Overall, I feel it’s a decent sunscreen lotion that prevents sun damage and tanning, but one needs to take a patch test first to see how it works on their skin.
Pros of Dr. Reddy’s Shadowz Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30:
• Provides effective sun protection.
• SPF 30, UVA/UVB and PA+++.
• Packaging is quite nice and neat.
• It is a good moisturizer.
• Makes skin glow.
• Does not leave a white cast.
• It lasts for around 1.5-2 months.
• The shelf life of the product is 2 years.
Cons of Dr. Reddy’s Shadowz Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30:
• Feels sticky and greasy if overdone even a little bit.
• If kept for few months and then reused, the oil and cream get separated.
• I do not like the smell.
Would I Repurchase Dr. Reddy’s Shadowz Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30?
Despite all the cons, this lotion has worked great for me in preventing tanning, so yes.
Would I Recommend Dr. Reddy’s Shadowz Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30?
Yes, but only to dry and normal skinned ladies. ladies with oily skin, kindly stay miles away from it.
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