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Hi all beautiful ladies out there!! How are you doing in this scorching summer? Right now we Calcuttans are experiencing the hottest summer in the last decade. But still work has to go on. So we students and working ladies have to step out of home during day time. To protect our skin from harmful sunrays, the first thing which comes into our mind is a good sunscreen. So today I am all set to review a sunscreen gel from VLCC Sun Defence Range.
Over exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun is responsible for skin darkening and ageing.Refresh and cool off your skin in the sun with this unique sunscreen gel. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Watermelon and cucumber extracts, it heals and moisturizes the skin while SPF 15 and PA+ protects it from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Best suitable for Normal to Oily skin.
Aloe Vera, Watermelon, Cucumber Extracts, Camphor, Allantoin, Benzophenon-4.
Apply liberally and evenly on the face and neck, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently for long duration sun exposure.
INR 235 for 100 gm.
My Experience with this VLCC Oil Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 15 PA+
I have tried tons of sunscreens available in the market. But sadly I found most of them to be too heavy for my oily combination skin. Some made my face terribly oily, some other broke me out. So I am always in search of a good sunscreen. Last summer my skin was behaving crazily with severe acne and break out. At that time this sunscreen gel was recommended by VLCC skin expert during my visit to the salon. I have been using this product regularly since then and I am very satisfied with the results it provides.
The product comes in colorful yellow-orange tube packaging with flip open cap which shuts tightly, very easy to use and hygienic. The first thing that I liked about this product is its smell. Not at all overpowering, very pleasant and refreshing, gives perfect summery feel and lingers for 2-3 hours after application.The product itself is a transparent gel, not too thick, just perfect consistency. It spreads effortlessly and takes 1-2 minute time to get absorbed completely. It feels very light weight and does not make skin look or feel sticky, greasy or oily even if more than the required amount is applied, which is a great plus point in these hot summer days. Once it is absorbed, it leaves face supple and oil free and prevents excess sweating too. It doesn’t make my regular bb or cc cream application difficult.
But since it is a mattifying product, I always make sure to moisturize my skin before applying this product. I don’t have to spend much time in the sun normally. So SPF 15 PA+ just get the job done for me. But ladies who stay out for a longer period of time, may find this SPF rating too low to stay protected. Though frequent reapplication is recommended for longer sun protection, I still could not figure out how to do that without messing up my base makeup and kohl-ed eyes. Any suggestion ladies?
Summing up pros and cons:
Pros of VLCC Oil Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 15 PA+
1. Oil free, gel like formula, ideal for summers.
2. Does not feel heavy or greasy even if overdone.
3. Provides effective sun protection.
4. Awesome refreshing smell. My previous Lakme sunscreen used to give me headache because of its overpowering smell.
5. Enriched with herbal ingredients like aloe vera, watermelon, cucumber, etc.
6. Sturdy travel-friendly packaging.
7. Easy on pocket. One tube will last nearly 1-1.5 months.
8. Did not break my sensitive skin out.
Cons of VLCC Oil Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 15 PA+
1. Oil free mattifying gel. Dry skinned ladies got to stay away from this.
2. Only SPF 15 PA+. Can’t provide long lasting protection against sun.
3. Product gets accumulated and hardened near the opening of the tube.
Will I repurchase VLCC Oil Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 15 PA+?
I already did 3-4 times. If I don’t find anything better or anything similar with higher SPF, I will keep repurchasing this.
Will I recommend VLCC Oil Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 15 PA+?
I will recommend this to oily combination sensitive skinned beauties. This is one of the best oil free sunscreens available in Indian market.