Shahnaz Forever Sun Protective Cream-SPF40
Since summer is here I wanted to do a review on any sunscreen that I bough . I wanted to buy a sunscreen which would be really sweat and water resistance since I am went on a college trip to Rishikesh and there will was rafting ( I will do an article on that too) . I bought the Shahnaz Forever Sun Protective Cream-SPF40 which is very thick so it would be nice for that place. The thing is that I bought the same sunscreen 2 years ago for a Goa trip and I did not tan one bit , everyone asked me what was I using , I actually looked more fair (I don’t like being fair 🙁 ) .
What it claims – This water resistant/ sweat resistant sun block cream is specially designed to provide broad specturm protection against UVA & UVB radiation. It contains sunflower oil and extracts of indian madder, cucumber seed, Himalayan Wild Cherry, which are multi anti oxidants and natural rehydrants, providing intensive moisturisation and nourishment to the skin. Keeps the skin soft, youthful and radiant, with an even colour tone. Easily absorbed, it leaves no visible residue on the skin surface. Can be used by all skin types, but more suitable to normal to dry skin.
Method of Use
Apply evenly on face and exposed areas 20 minutes before sun-exposure.
Purified Water, Ricinus communis Oil, Kaolin, Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Zinc Oxide, Emulsifying Wax, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Rubia cordifolia Extract, Cucumis sativus Seed Extract, Parfum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. .
It has the usual boring cap thing which actually doesn’t function very well considering the face that all the sunscreen comes out if you open the cap quickly . 🙁
I took a little of it on my hand (I took more then sufficient )
As you can see it does not blend nicely , you can see that my fingers are a different color , it is very difficult to blend also , you have to use very hard strokes and with your palm and not the fingers .
But after some 10 minutes it sets and gets absorbed in the skin , but it still leaves a little white presence on the skin , I guess it is because I didn’t massage my fingers with the sunscreen but it does look ghostly sometimes :/ .
As I said I bought the same sunscreen 2 years ago and looking at the packaging , the company has definitely sniffed the competition, it has gone from a boring to a sleek look with a bigger picture of the queen :p
The sunscreen 2 years ago was even more thick and was more pinkish then what it is now. Although the color is different they are as difficult to work with ☹
Cons – it does not blend easy
-It leaves a ghostly white layer which does disappear after 10 minutes but not completely.
– I HATE the cap , I battle with it every time I use it
– it is so difficult to blend that sometimes when I apply it on my face , my baby hair come off :/
-It really is waterproof, I was in the Ganga water with this on my body and it actually stayed on my skin, although it became a weird layer but it still stayed
– it is in reality sweat proof
– it does the job of making sure you don’t get tanned
– there is a very slight smell of cucumbers.
– for Rs 170 of 120 ml I think its reasonable
Will I buy it again – yes but just for the body, for face I use my Neutrogena .