What VLCC says?
- Water resistant formula with SPF 50 and PA+++, provides “Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB Protection.”
- ‘Four Boot Star’ accredited SPF 50, makes it ideal for long duration sun exposure, water sports and outdoor activities.
- Raspberry Seed Oil, protects skin against tanning, irritation and redness, leaving it glowing.
- All skin types.
- Use after every 3-4 hours of exposure.
Rs 350/- for 100 gm.
My Take on VLCC Hydrophobic Sun Block Lotion SPF 50:
I go swimming in the months from March-May every year and I get tanned badly because of the sun and the chlorine in the pool. Earlier I never used sunscreen/sunblock before swimming, but this year, I decided to try it out. When I went to buy one, the market was flooded with so many brands and each brand again had so many varieties, especially, Lotus brand which offered SPF up to 90. I was tempted to buy that, but since I was buying for a specific purpose, I skipped it and instead bought VLCC Hydrophobic SPF 50 meant especially to be worn while swimming/water sports.
I just love the new packaging of VLCC, it looks good. The first thing I noticed was its smell, it has a fresh raspberry smell. The texture of the lotion is creamy, not too thick nor thin. It does take a bit of effort in blending the cream on your face and hands. Also, it doesn’t get completely absorbed easily. You have to rub-a-dub-dub. My husband, me and my daughter would go swimming in the morning at 7:30 and every day me and my husband used to fight about who is going to apply this thing to my daughter?
It makes the face super oily. As it is, I have oily skin and the first time I applied it, I was worried about break outs. But it did not break me out at all for the entire duration that I used this cream. It was okay for me to look oily since I was going swimming, but I would never wear this and go shopping. It makes your face look super oily, shiny. My husband also started applying this sun block on his face and hands 10-12 days after us after his face and hands got tanned heavily and ours didn’t. I hated it though! He is fairer than me and I so wish for him to tan, but duh! instead he started using sun screen lotion!
Did this sun block lotion completely protect me against tanning? No dear, I did get tanned, but every year, I become at least 3-4 shades darker, and this year, it’s probably just 2 shades. Also, we are in the pool for like 1-½ to 2 hours. Perhaps if you swim for just an hour or so, it might really prevent you from becoming completely tanned.
This year onwards, sunscreen/sun block is a must for us when we go swimming. If you also, go swimming or even to a beach or a resort for water-activities in summer, do take along VLCC Hydrophobic with you.
Pros of VLCC Hydrophobic Sun Block Lotion SPF 50:
- For swimmers, this is a MUST buy.
- Does protect you from tanning.
- Protects from UVA and UVB sun rays.
- No breakouts.
Cons of VLCC Hydrophobic Sun Block Lotion SPF 50:
- Scary looking ingredient list.
- Makes face oily.
- Doesn’t blend easily
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