L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector Review

L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector

Hello gorgeous IMBB’ians,

Though I had a backup of two of my all-time favorite sunscreens and I was all set and ready to pass the harsh summer with this stock of sunscreens in my kitty, the moment I saw the advertisement of the L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector on a huge hoarding with Aishwarya Rai’s glowing skin along with the those very words A-Q-U-A in it, I knew I had to get it. Needless to say, I almost ran to the nearby mall to grab it. Read on to find out, if this product was worth all the excitement.

L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UVProtector

What the company claims:

UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV protector SPF 30/PA+++
Actions: Our Most Complete UV shield
Anti-UV: formulated specifically for Asian skin, the advanced Mexoryl XL Filter provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection for 12H.

Anti-Oxidant: with Vitamin E, which reinforces skin to fight against free radicals and slow down skin aging.

Anti-Aging: enriched with Adenosin, a renowned anti-aging ingredient which helps to strengthen premature skin aging.

Texture: Encapsulated in an ultra-light watery essence which melts on skin and is quickly absorbed for a light refreshing effect. It lets the skin breathe and makes it suppler and smoother. Non-sticky, non-greasy, it leaves a velvet and invisible finish.

Price: 475 INR for 30ml


L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector

My take on L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector:

The packaging is just sleek and perfect for tossing it in a pouch. It is definitely travel friendly. The screw cap sits tight on top of the nozzle which dispenses the lotion. The only con I find with the packaging is that, the bottle is tube is opaque and once again it leaves me clueless about the amount of product remaining in the tube. The tube doesn’t carry information about the expiry date, thus I prefer keeping the outer carton box which contains what not details of the product. Overall the packaging is functional and convenient for carrying during travelling.

Next about the texture! This is where I fell in love with the product. Once squeezed out of the tube, the lotion looks white in color. But with just one stroke into blending this product, I could see the product breakdown into a watery texture and I was like Whoaaa! The rest is self-explanatory. It blends seamlessly into the skin and immediately imparts a slight glow onto my face. It has a faint smell which disappears almost immediately after application.

L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua EssenceUV Protector

My skin type is oily-extremely oily :P. Thus on my skin type, it does not settle into complete matte finish at all. It retains its sheen texture, but still I don’t see my face getting oily for about 2 to 2.5 hours of wearing this lotion, after which the oil factory on my face starts working in full swing and naturally my blotting sheets come to work. This is in a non- AC environment. Under AC this lotion stays put for about 3 to 4 hours, and with this the 12Hour claims is false.

I have been using this lotion for more than two weeks now, and I have not experienced any tanning what so ever. Also, it does not give any white cast on the skin on application.

My skin has accepted this lotion right from the first application and has not caused any eruptions or irritations. About the anti-aging claims, I don’t see any difference in my skin regarding that aspect at all. Thus I definitely feel, L’Oreal has claimed too tall about a rather average product.

Rounding it off, it is a decent sunscreen which has a very light texture to work with which provides minimal moisturization and best suited for beauties blessed with normal skin.

L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect AquaEssence UV Protector

Pros of L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector:

• The texture of the lotion is oil and grease-free, which is something to dye for in summers. 😛 
• Provides decent protection from the harmful UV rays.
• Does not irritate skin or cause any breakouts, thus making it a good product for sensitive skin.
• Packaging is travel friendly.
• Does not feel greasy or messy on application.
• Does not dry out the skin.
• Availability.
• Works well as a makeup base.

L’Oreal Paris UV PerfectAqua Essence UV Protector

Cons of L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector:

• 12 hour claim is false.
• Anti-ageing claim is false.
• Packaging is opaque and leaves me completely clueless about the amount of product remaining.
• Slightly over priced for what the product delivers.
• Not best suited for oily skin beauties.
• Certain times, the nozzle gets messy as you can see in the picture.

L’Oreal ParisUV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector

IMBB Rating: 3.5/5

Will I repurchase L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector Review?

Not at all. I would stick with Lotus sunscreens for the rest of my life 😛
Until next time, stay pink and beautiful!!

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10 thoughts on “L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector Review

  1. Nice review… Finally the cosmetic companies are coming to know our needs… We donot need the chip.. Chip kinds… And donot need the whitish casts…. This sounds perfect… Except i wish the spf would have been more

    1. Thank you Arpita *thankyou* this lotion defintely is no where near to getting greasy, and give a ghosty look in pictures. *preen* . But if you have majorly oily skin, I would suggest you to stay away from this atleast for summer *nababana*

  2. owww what a dud. I have combi to oily skin and I shall certainly stay away from this. Thank god I came across this review cuz I was planning on buying this!

    1. If your skin leans to become even a little oily, i definitely would not recommend this to you.. Thank you for your comment *thankyou*

    1. Thank you Kadambari *thankyou* Yes, anyday lotus sunscreens works best for my oily skin type for harsh summers.. oh i am yet to try out the aroma magic one.. VLCC made my skin quickie-oily *waaa*

  3. it looks good, I will give it a try during winters as these days my skin is super oily *scared* and matte gel based ones work best, nice review 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Dhara *thankyou* Yes it is a very promising product for winters, be it of any skin type.. i cant wait to use this is summers *happydance*

  4. I too have really oily skin! I shall definitely look for these during the winter! Good review, Vaishnavi!

    1. *thankyou* so much Padmashree *pompom* Definitely this would work amazing for winters on oily skin *happy dance*

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