Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ Review

Skin Type:  Normal to Dry

I do not have anything against Lakme but this sunscreen turned out to be a big-time disaster. Want to know what went wrong? Read on!

Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 Review

INR 550
Product Description:
The all-new Lakmé Sun Expert Matte Gel formula is your go-to essential to beat the sun and make summers a non-greasy affair! Get 97% protection from harmful UV rays with Lakme’s all new gel format sunscreen. Non-sticky and lightweight by nature, the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF50 is ideal to use in Indian weather conditions and perfect for those with oily skin. It spreads effortlessly and gives your skin an ultra matte finish.

Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen tube

Step 1 – Take a coin-sized amount of the product on the palm.
Step 2 – Using fingers, dot the sunscreen on the forehead, cheeks, chin and neck.
Step 3 – Use fingertips to dot the gel evenly across the face.
Step 4 – Reapply after every 2-3 hours for effective results.

My Experience with Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++:

The packaging is probably the only good thing about this sunscreen. It comes in a yellow tube that’s travel-friendly and functional. Product-related information has been provided on the tube, which is a plus.

This sunscreen, as the name suggests, has a gel-like texture which spreads easily on the skin. It smells nice and fresh. Another Lakme product also smells like this, but I cannot recall which one. The fragrance lasts pretty long on the skin.

Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen cap

This is a very lightweight sunscreen and does not feel heavy on the skin. And, that’s it – these are the good things about this sunscreen. This sunscreen is supposed to be ideal for oily skin. I do not have oily skin and still this sunscreen is super sticky, super greasy and then super slimy on my skin.

Can you imagine using a sunscreen that refuses to get absorbed by the skin? I have given many chances to this sunscreen and it has always failed me. My skin becomes sticky as soon as I apply this sunscreen and it remains that way. If my skin comes in contact with water, the product becomes slimy and icky.

Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen swatch on hand

It does not fulfil the role of sunscreen either. It leaves an unpleasant film on the skin that looks matte, but is still unpleasant. It does not prevent skin tanning at all.

Overall, as you can tell, I am very unhappy with this sunscreen. It does not live up to any claim and would not really suit any skin type. It makes my dry skin greasy, I cannot imagine how it would work for oily skin. I would say, skip it. Lotus Herbals offers better sunscreens that do everything they claim.

Pros of Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++:

  • Good packaging.
  • Smells nice.
  • Lightweight.
  • Matte effect.

Cons of Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++:

  • Does not prevent tanning.
  • Does not get absorbed.
  • Super greasy.
  • Super sticky.
  • Becomes slimy when comes it comes in contact with water.
  • Not really suitable for any skin type.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++?
Not at all.

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One thought on “Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ Review

  1. Agree with you.. This is disaster product.
    After applying it,my face looked so dull
    I don’t know why lakme has changed their product to utltra matte finish.. Previous product was good.

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