I have learnt the importance of moisturizing our face and body daily after I started following this blog. So although, I have very oily skin, I started looking for a lotion that would moisturize my skin well without making it too oily. My skin gets tanned very easily whenever it is exposed to sun. So during the long summer and also winters, as I go to college regularly, my arms get tanned badly and I get black patches here and there. When I came across a product that protects the skin from tanning and also prevents tanning, I wanted to give it a try. Read on to know if it has fulfilled its claims or not.
Rs. 225 for 250 ml. Expiry Date is 3 years from the date of manufacture.
Product Description and Ingredients:
My Experience with Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Anti-Tan Body Lotion:
Packaging: The product belongs to the “Safe Sun” range, which also has a number of sunscreen creams, gels, anti-tan scrubs, face packs, and a lot more. Like all the other products from this range, this lotion also comes in a bright orange plastic bottle. Although the bottle is not transparent, if held against light, you can easily guess the amount of product left. There is a pump dispenser attached to the bottle, which definitely reduces product usage. I had a little difficulty unlocking the pump initially. I don’t know if it was me being dumb and not understanding how to unlock or this particular bottle had some problem. The pump dispenser gets locked if turned in a certain direction (you have to try and find that out, because the ‘open’ and ‘close’ indications given on the top of the pump are not very helpful). Altogether, this is something that you can carry conveniently during your trips or just place on your dressing table to give a touch of colour.
The lotion is white in colour with a very faint tint of pink. The smell is a mixture of vanilla and mild floral essence. It does not linger on after you rub it against your skin. The product has a creamy consistency. It is neither too runny nor too thick. It takes a little time to blend completely and if not done in the right manner, this may leave a whitish cast on the skin.
First, let me talk about its role as a moisturizer. It keeps the skin soft and moisturized throughout the day without giving a heavy feel to the skin. Even if you have oily or sensitive skin, your skin can still breathe. The amount of product to be used depends on your skin type and environment (outdoor, indoor, air-conditioned room, etc). You will be able to figure that out easily after a few days.
It also does a good job as a sunscreen with its SPF 25. I am using this for the last 2-3weeks and the tanning of my arms has reduced remarkably. Also, it helps in getting an even skin tone. The black patches on my arms are fading away slowly. My elbows and knees are pretty dark and using this lotion has also lightened it significantly.
Summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Anti-Tan Body Lotion:
- Nice, convenient packaging.
- Smell is mild and nice.
- Affordable price.
- Moisturizes the skin really well.
- Prevents tanning of skin.
- Helps in fading away tan to an extent.
Cons of Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Anti-Tan Body Lotion:
- Pump is a little difficult to use for the first time.
- Contains paraben.
- Takes time to get absorbed.
- Does not remove tan completely.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Anti-Tan Body Lotion?
After finishing this up, maybe I will search for some other moisturizing lotion with SPF that will moisturize, even out skin-tone and prevent tanning more efficiently. But this one won’t be in the “rejected list” and I will try this again. If you spend a great deal of time outdoors, moisturizing lotion with SPF like this one is a must. Definitely give this one a try.
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