Today I will be reviewing the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Anti Tan Scrub. As we all know, scrubbing is an important part of regular skin care regime. Recently Rati posted a poll regarding scrub routines, which revealed that most IMBB ladies use scrubs at least once a week.
Be it any time of the year, I end up getting incredibly tanned in a place like Mumbai. Then I have no choice but to resort to face bleaches! So I got this scrub on a friend’s recommendation, and I thought — Wow! Now I can scrub away my tan! Though I am yet to see exceptional results, I can safely say that it works somewhat.
Price: Rs 195 for 100 gms
Packaging: Golden yellow tube with a convenient flip flop cap. Sleek-looking, easy to carry in a handbag and does not leak.
Here’s what Lotus has to say about the scrub:
Safe Sun Absolute is the single answer to all your sun care needs. This Anti Tan specialist range from Lotus Herbals provides broad spectrum protection against all of Sun’s harmful rays. It especially protects against the long wavelength UVA rays that are the primary cause of skin darkening and tanning and affect us throughout the year.
Safe sun Anti Tan Scrub not only gives you the wonderful exfoliating properties of strawberry seeds & Walnut shells but also has Turmeric that helps make the skin lighter.
My Experience With Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Absolute Anti-Tan Scrub
It’s a pale pink-white colour with tiny pink granules. The consistency looks quite thick at first glance, but it spreads easily over moist skin. I found the scrub effective and the granules not too coarse, but my sister thought they were rather rough. So that may be a personal thing. However, I have used even more harsh granule scrubs, especially the walnut ones. In this one, the pink granules (strawberry seeds?) are more in number than the walnut shell granules, and they are smaller. Provided you don’t use too much quantity, I don’t think the scrub hurts facial skin. So the exfoliation part is good.
Now let’s talk about the tan-removal properties. Frankly, I was expecting miracles, which it did not deliver. Perhaps I was not too heavily tanned at this time, so I couldn’t see dramatic lightening. Using the scrub for a month, three times a week, I did notice that my skin looks brighter and SLIGHTLY lighter. Perhaps better results can be obtained by using it daily, but I don’t like to scrub my face everyday. My sis, who goes to school, has more sun exposure, and she found her tan reduced reasonably well after using for a month.
Pros of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Absolute Anti-Tan Scrub
1. Skin is visibly cleaner, free of dirt, dead skin and blackheads. Face feels soft and fresh after use. Good exfoliant.
2. Removes tan to some extent with prolonged use.
3. Will probably suit all skin types.
4. Travel-friendly, leak-proof and hygienic packaging. Looks nice too.
5. Easily available at lotus counters in many local shops, supermarkets, malls, etc.
Cons of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Absolute Anti-Tan Scrub
1. I’m not a pro at deciphering ingredient lists, but there are a few suspicious names like propylene glycol, propyl paraben, methyl paraben, sodium methyl paraben, etc.
2. Some people may find the granules harsh, though I did not.
3. It does not completely remove all the tan or make skin dramatically lighter.
If you don’t mind the granules, you will be satisfied with the exfoliation. Significantly noticeable tan-removal will probably happen only if you are very tanned. You need to use the product regularly for quite some time to see results.
Will I Repurchase? Probably not, as I was not bowled over by it. I am eyeing the VLCC Anti Tan Skin Lightening Face Wash instead.
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