SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition UV Lotion SPF 50 Review

Hi everyone,

Hope you all are doing good! The summer heat is killing me and I am currently on glucose and ORS fluids.  I am telling you, keep yourself adequately hydrated to keep summer woes away, but if there’s something that’s as important as keeping yourself hydrated in this hot weather, it’s protecting your skin by applying a sunscreen with a good SPF.  I had earlier mentioned about picking up two sunscreens in my SK-II haul, here’s the one with SPF 50.

SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition UV Lotion SPF 50

Product Description:

This brightening UV protector is powered with SPF 50 / PA+++ to shelter your skin against UVA and UVB rays. Enriched with skin whitening and moisturizing agents, SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition also prevents spots caused by UV rays. Your skin is intensely moisturized and protected from free radicals and other environmental stresses.


SK II whitening lotion ingredients

Rs. 4902 for 30 gm.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

My Take on SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition UV Lotion SPF 50:

This white, medium thick consistency sun lotion comes in a 30 gm tube.  The lotion is not of runny consistency, it spreads well on the skin without much effort. There is no discernible fragrance. I would say that the quantity does not justify the price at all.  It would just last me for 1-1-/2 months. The sunscreen is of a creamy texture that goes on smoothly on the skin. It does not sit on top of the skin and gets absorbed without much effort.  It’s a non-greasy lotion that does not feel heavy on the skin.  Particularly in summers, sunscreens tend to feel heavy on the skin, but this one does not.  In fact, it provides a smooth base so that makeup glides smoothly on top.  I do not feel the need to additionally moisturize my skin when I am wearing this. So, there you go, you can skip your moisturizer.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

A lot of times we tend to skip sunscreens because of two reasons – the fact that it might look ghastly white on the skin and feel heavy at the same time.  But not this one by SK II.  The best thing about this sun lotion is that it protects your skin from harsh sun rays effectively and you wouldn’t get tanned easily. Wear time is also pretty long, I can be out in the sun for say 3+ hours without fearing the effect of harsh sun rays.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

Obviously, I would also tell you whether it breaks out oily/acne-prone skin or not, so hear it out, no it doesn’t! and I am so glad! I have a major gripe with sunscreens that they cause acne breakouts, but this one by SK II doesn’t.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

Don’t get drawn into the “whitening” claim because it doesn’t alter or change complexion in any way.  This sun lotion protects from age spots and prevents tanning, and that’s pretty much sums up the whitening and brightening claim.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

For Indian summers, I would say it’s a very good sunscreen with moisturizing properties, but then it’s hard to ignore the price tag.  For a whopping Rs. 4902, you just get 30 gm of the product that would last you just through the summer months and not more.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

Overall, a good sunscreen which fulfills some claims but falls short on certain others.

SK-II Whitening source lotion

Let’s sum up the pros and cons:

Pros of SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition UV Lotion SPF 50:

  • An effective sun lotion that provides good protection against harsh sun rays.
  • Good for Indian summers.
  • Does not feel greasy on the skin.
  • Feels lightweight on the skin.
  • Moisturizing properties.
  • Does not break out acne-prone skin.
  • Does not leave a whitish cast behind.

Cons of SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition UV Lotion SPF 50:

  • The price, duh!
  • The quantity is too less.
  • See the parabens in the ingredients list!

IMBB Rating:


Would I Repurchase SK-II Whitening Source Derm Definition UV Lotion SPF 50?

Hmm, it’s a pretty good sunscreen, but….

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