Lakme Sun Expert Fairness Sunscreen SPF 24 PA++ Review
Hello IMBB Sweeties,
I am a real shopaholic; I have lots and lots of products from several brands in my possession. 😀 As far as review is concerned ,in this scorching hot weather, nothing except “sunscreen “ would be suitable. :haanji:
Price – Rs 225 for 100 ml Current Price – Rs 175, I got this for Rs 164 after discount.
Before reviewing the product, I would like to explain some basic concepts of sun protection, essential for all:
SUNBLOCK vs. SUNSCREEN
Sunblock is opaque and blocks almost all of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. It consists largely of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Sunblock does not have to be reapplied every few hours. Sunblock works like a mirrored shield. It contains minute particles of reflective material. They reflect the sun’s rays away from your skin blocking the damaging rays from ever reaching at all. The ingredients included in sunblocks include Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. (This includes Powder Sunscreen and Mineral Makeup.)
Sunscreens are less visible on the skin and are designed to protect against UVA, UVB, or both. They do allow some radiation through and need to be reapplied every few hours because their ingredients break down after exposure to sunlight. If you use sunscreen, it is better to use one that has a high SPF, put on a lot, and reapply every two to three hours. The ingredients that are most often found in sunscreens include PABA, Benzophenones, Cinnamates, Salicylates.
SPF (SUN PROTECTION FACTOR)
The initials SPF stand for Sun Protection Factor. The higher the SPF number on sunscreen, the more protection you have, or the longer you can stay in the sun without burning.
The SPF number tells you how long you can stay in the sun before getting burned. If you normally start to burn after 15 minutes of sun exposure, an SPF 15 product will let you stay in the sun for approximately 15 times longer (or 3 1/2 hours) without burning.
SPF sunscreen numbers indicate sunburn protection from UVB rays only. There is not a rating system for UVA.
Skin damage is caused by both UVA and UVB exposure. Sunlight exposes you to two kinds of ultraviolet light, called UVA and UVB. Both can cause skin damage, including wrinkling and skin cancer.
• Exposure to UVB rays has an immediate (within 60 seconds) and harmful effect to the skin
• You don’t feel or notice UVA exposure but it is the main cause of skin cancer and wrinkles, one of the main reasons why sunscreen is important.
To ensure protection from UVA rays your sunscreen should be labeled “Broad Spectrum” and contain at least one of these ingredients: Avobenzone (also known as Parsol 1789 or butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide ,Anthelios SX ,Helioplex (Is the Neutrogena blend of Avobenzone and Oxybenzone),Outside the United States, Mexoryl SX and Tinosorb are also used.
PA RATING SYSTEM
‘PA’ stands for protection grade of UVA system and is the Japanese measurement of sun protection, which is based on the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) reaction reading at 2-4 hours of sun exposure. According to info from the wiki, the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) method is a method of measuring UVA protection, similar to the SPF method of measuring UVB light protection.
These are the three levels of protection that are commonly seen:
PA+, PA++ and PA+++.
PA+ provides some UVA protection with a factor of PPD 2-4
PA++ provides moderate UVA protection with a factor of PPD 4-8
PA+++ provides good UVA protection with a factor of PPD > 8
Which means, you’re better off picking a sunscreen with PA+++ which will provide you with the greatest protection.
WHAT LAKME SAYS
Lakme Sun Expert Fairness Sunscreen with SPF 24 PA++ is designed to provide broad spectrum UV protection. While SPF 24 majorly blocks UVB rays that cause sun burns.PA++ provides effective protection from harmful UV A rays that cause dark spots, premature aging and skin darkening. This daily moisturizing sunscreen formulated with cucumber & lemon grass extracts and Vitamin B3 not only protects but also correct past sun damage, dark spots and pigmentation.
It is antibacterial, astringent and antiseptic properties prevent and cure skin infection, prevent acne breakouts and soothe broken or inflamed skin. It is used as an ingredient in many skin care products like soaps, lotions, perfumes and deodorants. It is also known to prevent excessive sweating and body odor. It also finds use as an important aromatherapy oil and helps eliminate cellulite.
As cucumber and the skin share the same level of hydrogen, it becomes easier for cucumber to mask all the problem areas. It helps in soothing and softening your skin which can get you relaxed in no time.
With so many useful ingredients in cucumber it can help you in treating so many skin problems. It has become part of daily beauty product into face packs, facials, juice and many other things which can affect your skin.
Due to its cooling effect it can be termed as a magic wand for all your skin problems. The cleaning and cleansing property helps your skin tremendously making it soft and supple.
Though I am completely in love with my Neutrogena Ultrasheer Dry touch SPF 50 sunblock, I use it only on face (its costly so cannot afford to use it regularly on neck and hands :tongue:), thus wanted a sunscreen lotion at cheaper rate. The SA at the store suggested me about the newly launched Lakme Sun expert Fairness Sunscreen with SPF 24 PA++ with cucumber and lemon grass extracts. I applied a bit from the tester, I really loved the fragrance, awesome for summer. :pompom: So I bought it for a happy summer experience 🙂 .I also got lakme strawberry fruit blast facewash free with this lotion, :yahoo: another reason for buying 😉 My skin completely absorbs the sunscreen and I don’t tan much using it! No breakout!
In the first picture, one can see the consistency of the body lotion and the second picture after applying the lotion. The lotion completely gets absorbed into the skin within few seconds!!
PROS of Lakme Sun Expert fairness Sunscreen Cucumber Lemongrass SPF 24 PA +++
>The price of the lotion has been reduced from Rs225 to Rs175 for promotion.
>Lakme Fruit Blast Strawberry face wash worth Rs.70 is absolutely free with this lotion.
>The sunscreen lotion gets absorbed into the skin within seconds.
> It does not leave any white cast on face.
>It’s not at all oily.
>Did not cause any breakout on face.
>My skin doesn’t tan much even after sustained sun exposure.
>The fragrance is citrusy kind, awesome one.
>I am fully refreshed after using this on my body.
>It contains PA ++
>It gives you a cooling effect when applied.
>Contains lemongrass and cucumber extracts.
CONS of Lakme Sun Expert fairness Sunscreen Cucumber Lemongrass SPF24
>It contains only SPF 24, I want a lotion with SPF 30 or more.
>It contains PA++, I had desired PA +++ which gives complete coverage to UV A rays.
>It needs to be reapplied after every 3 hours.
>I don’t like my sunscreen getting absorbed into my skin. May have adverse effects later.
>Contains Methylparaben and Propylparaben.
>The quantity is very less for Rs 175.
>There are some silver sparkles, which is distinctly visible in sunlight!
WILL I REPURCHASE?
No. This one is going to last me this summer as I won’t be going out much. Am eyeing the Neutregena sunblock lotion.
RATING: 3/5 Two off for containing parabens and only SPF 24.
Have you used Lakme Sun Expert Fairness Sunscreen Cucumber Lemongrass SPF 24? Please rate in the box below
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112 thoughts on “Lakme Sun Expert Sunscreen Cucumber Lemongrass SPF 24”
Tapaswini, I am also liking this sunscreen. Infact i am liking it more because it gets absorbed , does not make my skin oily and does not leave whitish cast. :thumbsup: i do agree that SPF 24 is less but you know my skin didn’t burn even when i stepped out with this much SPF. otherwise my skin burns with very less sun exposure also. i get those dirty red patches from sun and they take a full week get repaired. :spank:
you mentioned you dont like your sunscreen to get absorbed.. then how do you prefer your sunscreens to be… ??
agree with all your points :thumbsup:
I mean Rati, I dont like a sunscreen because it gets absorbed, I have liking towards sunblock as they act as barrier and doesnot get absorbed, I liked it Rati, but my liking to Neutregena overshadows all :tongue: but frankly saying for the first time a product from Lakme didnot cause any breakout !! Even I liked it very much, its fragrance is awesome !
oh that ways. 😀 😀 I thought if it doesnt get absorbed how would it work. ? 😛
:tongue: Thats true,I should have explained it properly!
i almost wrote a mini review. 😐 😐 😐
Seee…that is what happens you know when you don’t talk to ppl and just sit in office….you need to get on gtalk more often 😛 😛 😛 O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) talk to some normal hooomans O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)
hai na.. 😛 😛
I am going to office late today. 😀 😀 Very lazy… :yawn: :yawn:
Ohh you already wrote review kya?? I dint know that . 🙁
nahin nahin.. in the above comment only na.. i wrote longish comment.. it looks like a mini review. 😀
:haanji: :haanji: :hihi: :hihi:
me was also thinking about this one ……….even i have dry skin…and get sunburn easily ……..now i m in dilemma :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Why in dilemma??
as you mentioned here “There are some silver sparkles, which is distinctly visible in sunlight!” i cant bare this all…….. :waaa: :waaa: :nonono:
sin you wont look like edward cullen after applying this. sachhi. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Ya when applied on my arms, I couldnt see in normal light, but when I stepped out in sun, I saw some silver sparkles !
sparkles very fine, if you use more, there would be problem, you need only a bit so you wont have a problem I think
speaking of sparkles did u see the new trailer of breaking dawn!! :stars: :stars:
OMGG I loooovveeeeed!! :inlove:
mee toooo,uff when he breaks the bed!! seriously my eyeballs popped out!! :stars: :stars: :inlove: :inlove: .
:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: they are making it in two parts.. god! cant wait! :chewnails
edward cullen :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: wah kya example hai okay rati……….its better to try small one in first pick……..thanks rati and Tapaswini :puchhi:
haan that would be the best. 😀
new trailer of breaking dawn ?:) ?:) O:) kya hai ye :waiting:
you have not read the twilight series. apna edward cullen usi mein to hero hai. 😀 😀
oh got it got it………..yesssssssss hot hot trailer :stars: :stars:
O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)
Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii..I am hungreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…and good maarning 😀
Nice review Tapaswini.. 🙂 Me thinking of getting this one now!! 😀
Welcome Cali, am glad that you liked it,its a good one.
as you mentioned here “There are some silver sparkles, which is distinctly visible in sunlight!” i cant bare this all…….. :waaa: :waaa: :nonono:
Grrrrrrrrrrr…just delete it naaa Rati..i think I dragged something somewhere!! Me bherrrrrrrrrrrrrrry hungry 😐
you go eatt.. uhmmm ummmm :angel:
Hawwwww monkeeeeyyyy u posted that comment…grrrr…me ate…khaaaanaaa…and lindt truffffflesssssssssssssss… 😛 😛 😛
you toh specially had to tell this na.. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:
I was just telling ke what all I ate…otherwise you will think something something and all naaaaaaaaa 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛
U spanking me?????? Meanie…you have no louuuuuuuuuuuuu for a fraaaaaaaaaaaaand??? 😥
now u seee dats wht went wrong when i ws telling u all dat last night…
things stay copied in ur clipboard for sometime… 😐
n u put ilzaaaaam on me 😐 😐 😐 😐
YOU did that purposely! Donchooooooooooo lie to me….and you were distracted with eyetoeye 😛
i didnt i didnt i didnt ……
n pouhlleeezzzz……..i wasnt concentrating on eyetoeye……..
u knw we wer focusiing on thozzz browss…… 😀 😀 😀 😀
wait me go and eat lindt trufflessss tooo..i forget its lying in the fridge :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
Lazy bum…get up and go to office 😐
abhi jaaoongi aaraaam se :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
for the first time i did manicure yest….find it a total waste of money 😐
😐 seriously…you are worse than some unemployed ppl I know!
:pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
Hehehee…where did you do, Priya…I mean where did you get it done 😀
closeby home…enrich scissors 🙂
i like to get pedicure=s done bt manicures toh seriously you feel like you can pretty much do at home..
what went wrong vaise. 😛
Goood..me never go there now :yahoo:
waise i keep my hand nails in pretty decent condition…so there was abso nothing that the lady did and then when removing cuticle..i got a cut in my nail !!!! me never doing it again :yuck: :yuck: only pedicure !
SHE CUT YOUR NAIL?????????? I would have killed her and killed everyone else there….i almost fainted reading only…as it is I am paranoid about anyone going anywhere near my nail…me get all hyperworried…and now your story…me tho never go everrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Okay me go….is getting very late for me…I have some useful work to do now…till around 8 p.m. 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn: :yawn:
am hoping people generally dont get a cut when doing manicure…:| me too never going that way and manicure way…. :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:
yes yes we all know you are hungry and you ahve very important work to do radhiga,,, :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: nite nite.. or morning morning. :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:
datteeeeeeeeeeeee girl Rati….me send your photee to Nupur’s eyetoeye :spank:
:ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:
i like also lakme sun expert … :yahoo: using it almost from ten yrs :-*
10 years?????? :stars: It was there 10 years back kya lakme sunexpert?? Never saw earlier, waise bhi, shopping kerne ka chaska to ab lag he, pehle kahaan tha :toothygrin:
er…he he..Hi Rads!! 😀
Hi Cali 🙂 🙂
Tapaswini sunblock is so important na,specially in this kolkata heat,15 minutes in the sun and I look like an alien,my skin becomes tanned,my eyes retract in their socket(they seriously do :dazed: :X-P: ) and I sweat like hell.
currently I am using the lotus one,I’ll try this one next.By the way I did a lakme haul yesterday,bought a few glide ones ,botanica quad,shimmer liner ,lipstick shade 134 which looked so fab on rati :worship: :worship: and the ginger surprize blush :makeup: :makeup: ,I am super excited :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
enjoy your haul Manjira :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Yaa Manjira, yesterday when I stepped out around 12 pm, I was going to have a sunstroke :tongue: ,so much hot its outside and sunblock and sunscreen is inevitable ! Woww nice,you bought so many things I have bought lakme glide on color aqua green, make up remover which is not good, irritates my eyes like anything, but sheer satin lip gloss is awesome !
same here tapaswini. i like those glosses. feel light on lips. 😀
Yess I have shade number 23, its awesome which all shades you have, am liking the multi mineral compact from Lakme perfect radiance, glides so well and no patches and whitish feel, its cheap also ! 😀
I have all these shades. :))
I was thinking of bying the remover,thank god I didn’t bye it. :pray:
Yeah dont buy the lakme 9 to 5 make up remover, it looks so cute ,pink spray bottle, but content is harsh,it irritates eyes so much that my eyes get sore :(( and it doesnt remove eyeliners properly,am not at all satisfied ! Was thinking for putting it on sale 😀
mela sunscreen :clap: :clap: :clap: mela sunscreen :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: me love it… first lakme sunscreen which doesn’t smell wired :jiggy2: bt mine doesn’t have any silver sparkles….me use on face :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :preen: :preen:
You wont find anything in normal light, only in sunlight its visible, apply on your arms a bit and step out in sun,you wuold see it but very fine, I have no probs, I mentioned it because I thought many people could have problems from it . :))
okis…..i will try :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :high5: :high5:
I too am loving the neutrogena ultra sheer…its awesome :waytogo: , this also looks promising..can be used on hands :))
Yessss thats what I do, I apply only on hands and neck !
am liking the lotus spary too much to change for now :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
spf 50 one???
yaaa……its so easy peassy…..i also have the neutrogena which i use when i go swimming ..like that tooo
I have dry skin, I love neutregena because it gives dewy look and my compact and whole make up stays long and i get a flawless look, which is not possible without this sunblock.
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: me dry skin toooooo
you swim ?? 😀 😀
when in moodddd…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: these days its raining here everyday so the water is collddddd…brrrrr…
oh am toh very scared of water..may coz I dont know how to swim. :((
I dont know swimming !! :(( My parents always thought I would face a head on collision and get a fracture 😀 if ever I jump,so debarred me from learning swimming !
hehehe…i learnt swimming 2 years back tapas…..its great fun and sure way of loosing wtg…and u dont hv to jump…just walk down… :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
accha i had mentioned this in the earlier post – I dont use sunscreen unfortunately..never used it so far But I would like to so please tell me which one is better – sunblock or sunscreen. I plan to stick with Lakme.
I am assuming its for the face and the body. Pls do pardon my ignorance but can the same be used for face and body or should I be buying seperate ones? what do you’ll recommend for Oily skin..
Thanks in advance.
aruna for oily skin you may try the lotus sunblock spf 40 3 in 1.. 🙂
I have asked FG to review the sunscreen for oily skin from the lakme range so let’s see. :))
Thanks Rati. shall await the review before I purchase.
Heyyy Aruna…sorry didnt comment earlier…but you looked awesome in the photos…love love love you in alll the outfits…the cocktail one was my fav..and the first one..coorgi kinds 🙂
Thank you thank you. you have all been so very generous in your compliments so thank you from the bottom from my heart. :heart: love you guys.. :-*
See sunblock does not penetrate into skin just acts as a barrier so even if it contains parabens or anything wont affect your skin,but sunscreen gets absorbed into skin and provides sun protection, sunblock is more effective in providing you prtection from both UVA and UVB rays effectively but sunscreen may provide full protection to UVA rays which is cancer causing.Yes sunscreen or sunblock can be used on face, arms and neck,no need to buy two separate ones, I bought two because of cost factor! For oily skin donot try Neutregena spf 50 at all, you may use lakme sunscreen spf 30 for oily skin, and lotus sunscreen also ! Hope this helps ! :))
that helps a lot..i shall wait for the review but I shall definitely be picking up the lakme sunscreen..thanks a ton for your inputs.
You are always welcome dear !
i’m getting it for sure :yahoo: :yahoo: .. cant keep using my lotus 1 for the body too.. it gets over sooo soonn.. 😐 😐 .. thanx for the post tapas.. :thanks: :pompom:
You are welcome Nids,you look awesome in your profile pic!
thankuu thankuu :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:
I got the middle sized one..for 95 I guess n I got dove soap free.. :p
me quite like it but..I like dat it gets absorbed..spf 50 one is a lil thick…:(
Woww Dove soap freee ,awesome offer !! I didnt like the lakme fruit blast facewash at all :yuck: ,was very drying,so using it as bodywash,lathers pretty good.
the Lakm suncreen is too oily and the face wash is also not too good feel after use.i too din like to buy these again. :sick:
Oily you said?????? I dont think so,anyways if your skin is oily you should use the one lakme sunexpert spf 30
i also didnt find it oily at all… may because i have dry skin
SPF is too low. 🙁
Yaaa thats true