Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 18

Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 18

Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion

I was prescribed Melascreen sunscreen by my dermatologist whom I had consulted for acne. When he reinforced to me the importance of using a sunscreen on a daily basis, I told him that almost all sunscreens I had used made my acne condition worse and made my face terribly oily. It was then that he prescribed Melascreen with SPF 18 and advised me to re-apply after every few hours. Melascreen is one of the best “stand-alone” sunscreens that I have used and here’s the review.

Product Being Reviewed:
Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 18.

Rs. 75 for 50 ml.


My Take on Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 18:

Melascreen is a very plain-looking “small” bottle of sunscreen, which can easily be carried around in small purses and handbags. The sunscreen itself is off-white in colour and appears to be “tinted.” It is of very runny consistency because of which there is no trouble applying it on. Melascreen smells strongly of lacto calamine lotion and the scent stays on for a pretty long time. Usually, with most of the sunscreens, my face becomes oily the instant I put it on and remains greasy throughout. Melascreen is different in the regard that it does not make my face greasy or cause my face to melt. It goes on matte and with compact, it just stays without forming any sort of greasy layer. Most importantly, when compared to the other sunscreens that I have used, Melascreen has not caused me to have any breakouts. With Melascreen on, I feel much more brave to face the sun because I have had not any tanning or sunburning issues after using it. Though, it is not mentioned anywhere, I do think it is non-pore blocking. Overall, I am pretty satisfied using this sunscreen, but the only drawback with Melascreen is that the SPF is only of 18 whereas there are other sunscreens available in the market that have SPF up to 100.


Summing up Melascreen pros and cons:

Pros of Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion

• A sunscreen that goes matte on the face and does not form any sort of oily or greasy layer.
• Does not melt down the face.
• Does not clog pores.
• Does not cause any breakouts.
• Acts effectively as a sunscreen.


Cons of Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion

• This sunscreen smells very very strongly of “lacto calamine” and after wearing this sunscreen, I just feel like a lacto calamine bottle myself 😐
• Has SPF of only 18. There are sunscreens in the market that have SPF of more than 100 and 18 is a such a small number before them.

Will I Buy Again?
Yes, but I do hope they increase their SPF factor and if they have already increased, I would like to buy it.

IMBB Rating: 3/5: -1 for stinking like lacto calamine and another -1 for low SPF factor.

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84 thoughts on “Melascreen Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 18

  1. hIIIIIIII Jyotiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: nahin I haven’t tried suncote yet….but I want to….. :yahoo: :yahoo: company ka naam Mark Pharma hai O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

    1. jomo try ranbaxy ka suncros it was prscrbd to me by my derma fr same purpose i m a oil ka dabba :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: it has spf 26

  2. Hi Jomo….
    I liked the review, u explained it well 😉 .. I am happy with Neutrogena, but its just the half price of neutrogena and works too.. i thnk i have to check this out.. I am also unhappy with most of the sunscreens available in the market… 😮 😮

    1. Visakhi…….I have had issues with most sunscreens…..they break me out…..this one I am using because ek tho its matte and the other thing is I have had no zits and it has been prescribed by a doctor, so I am like happy using it O:) O:) O:) O:)

  3. Never heard of this brand before Jomol..It seems quite good!! 😀 Nice review!!! :waytogo:

    And Good morning everyone!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  4. Good morning,
    This question have been on my mind for long.. i apply the sunscreen after washing my face.. and after that follow with my usual compact powder/lotion and blush. now how can we reapply sunscreen above this periodically :waaa: . i mean is it okie to apply it over the makeup after 3-4 hours???

      1. nAHIN gurpreet….I don’t think so….you have to wash your face and then apply…if you keep applying over your other creams and foundation……it will definiately give you zits and acne O:) O:) O:) O:)

        1. Thanks Jomol. not sure how many of us do this. once we are ready.. guess it wil be too dificult to wash face and then apply sunscreen..

  5. mela boley toh fair jomoli :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
    kya tum yeh sunshcreen kumbh k mele se layi thi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. haan Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrri…main le ke ayi…ek saadhu baba se….kumb ke mele se :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    1. yeah, sacchi mucchi Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri……………mera acne sunscreen se hi worse hota hai….par phir bhi my doctor said you have to pucca use because I have a very sensitive skin which gets tanned supereasily 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

        1. yeah chattri…toh muje bhi bole….badi wali :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. no chandana….I don’t use any moisturizer when I am using a sunscreen because as it is my skin is oily, just using a sunscreen pretty much takes care of dry patches….so I don’t need any additional moisturization. I use clean and clear moisturizer compulsorily when I use any kind of foundation O:)

  6. Hey Jomol, nice review 🙂 :thanks:
    Thanks for the recommendation..will try it sometime 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I wish someone had told me to use a sunscreen when I was younger…I wouldn’t have had such badly pigmented skin 🙁 ..but now I use sunscreen everyday 🙂

  7. Oh, btw, you have such a fun name 😉
    When I read your name, I imagine a young village girl happily skipping and dancing around 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    1. :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:
      :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:

      1. Manuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…you do know where I live na…… 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 waise thankoooooooooooooooooooo jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

      1. Now, everyone knows where I live……..far away from malls and civilization :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii….Times Now ki Navika Kumar….tumhi ne bataya hoga sabko :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :snicker: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

          1. Kimiiiiiiiiiii……….. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: hum dono ki ek hi dukhbari kahaani hai 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

              1. Yeyyyyyyyyyyyyyy……congosssssss Kimi……… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: hey, I saw your blooming flower yesterday on FB….it was so awesome…from where did you get it……..????

                1. he he,….actually na we went to Sapna book store to get a nice cute chota sa study lamp for our study table..saw those flowers at a display there and immediately got it.. 😛

                  There was one more in red..but that didn’t look that amazing..this one was really good!! 🙂 🙂 :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. No rentu…it does not help in reducing blemishes…..only sunscreen part it does good :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

    1. Bhawana….at chemist shops, you can get it O:) O:) O:) O:) lekin it smells terribly of lacto calamine…..its like an overdose of lactocalamine :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

  8. i have tried so many sunscreens..medicated/ non medicated 😐
    and i have skin issues much like you Jomol :shying:
    kabi time nikaal k if i go to a derma,i will definitely ask for this 🙂 :teddy:

    1. Yes, Shaili…do visit a derma….because for skin types like ours na……medicated ones with special formulas work better…the general sunscreens available in the market make my condition worse….

      and there is this biotique’s red sandalwood sunscreen that was so perfect for me, I think you should try that also :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

  9. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……… :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: mere pass aise products ka khajana hai…agle baar nahin bataongi koi aur product :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

    1. I think Jomol makes these products at home. Bazaar se paint, primer and ek plastic bottle khareedi, photoshop par ek design bana kar colored printout liya, aur bottle par chipka diya..

      And then you keep watching ladies struggling to find that product O:)

        1. I hate colgate….main pepsodent use karti hoon….. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

      1. Sanjeebjiiiiiiiiii….muje aur ek technique maloom hai without using photoshop…..”chamdi nikaal ke chappal banana”…..chemistry class mein whenever we used to get our equations wrong….our chemistry maam used to say this and taught us……maine theory padli…abhi kissi ke upar practical kar ke dekhna hai :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :lashes: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :daayan: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

          1. main aapke chamdi ki baat kar rahi thi :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

      2. jomol :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:
        now i know mujhe wo acne waala gel kyun nhi mila kisi bhi chemist k pas ….

        1. Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrri…maine bola tha na…mere great grandfather vaidji the….unhone muje yeh sab concotions banana sikaya….waise main tumhe kaala hone ka concotion de sakti hoon….mere upar correct work kar gaya 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 you want to try 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

                1. bahut eazy…..Ginseng cream….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ab batao :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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                    2. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  10. Sanjeebji…waise I was thinking that I would make you Nupurrrrrrrrrri”’s easy peasy cake recipe by mixing the ingredients she mentioned….abhi muje ingredients mein thoda alternations karna hai…. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: can smoeone tell me where I could get rhinocerous ke ovaries :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    1. Jomol ji, aapka food ban nahin kar diya tha courier companies ne last year? Woh jab aapne hamein biscuits bana kar bheje the aur plane mein saare choohe mar gaye the… and airlines started impounding your food to solve their rat problems? :secret2:

        1. Sanjeebji…..aaj kal mera khaana hi planes mein serve hota hai…..isliye celebrity touch ko dhyaan mein rakte hue, unhone more food quality ke liye hi, air fare ke daam bada diye hai kal……. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: waise, Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrri……tumhare :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: ke liye….I am making something from lizard poop for you :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

          1. meiko ni chiye…. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
            bhejne kaa hai toh pearls bhejo hyderabad k mashhhhoooorrrrrrrrr :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Nehaaaaaaaaaaaaa…. :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: ..waise yeh compliment hi hai na :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono:

  11. arree wahh..!! suncreen dat doesnt make skin oily or causes breakouts..!! thankyou jomolll :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  12. dnt knw y i m too lazy to use sunscrean…… thats y my hands and face looks like punjab and kerala 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 black and white…. any anti tan formulas plz……….. O:)

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