I am back with a review of the Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion. Lakme sun expert sunscreen has been around for some time and i have been using this religiously for 3-4 months.
So, does it work on sensitive skin?
How far does it protect against sun tan?
Is it worth the hype?
Read on to know.
Why Use Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion?
Long wear – 12 hour protection
Suitable for all skin types
Blocks upto 97% harmful sunrays
Blends easily onto skin
Prevents tanning due to sun
Did you only 7 minutes of sun exposure can cause skin damage?
Just minutes under the sun can cause skin tanning. Increased time under the sun can cause sunburn, pigmentation and even photo-ageing! Our straight up advice you ask? Wear sunscreen every day before you step out even if it’s just for a grocery errand or a day at the beach.
The Lakmé Sun Expert range provides guaranteed protection from upto 97% harmful sun rays .Lakmé Sun Expert UV + Fairness Lotion is the all-round care and protection that your skin needs this summer.
With the new non-sticky and light formulation created specially for the hot and humid Indian whether, you don’t have any excuses to skip it! Also, this range comes with a 12-hour protection tag which means you can be rest assured all day long after application.
This lotion is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and is perfect for all types of skin. You can apply this after cleansing and hydrating and before putting on makeup. When going out to meet your friends, just apply this and you’ll be ready with a glow that is also protecting you.
For those who love to step out and have some fun in the sun, you don’t have to think twice about tan-lines. This travel pack is specially designed to be carried everywhere you go.
Aqua, Zinc Oxide, PEG-10Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Potassium chloride, Caprylyl Methicone, Glycerine, Magnesium Sulfate, Heptahydrate, Disteardimonium Hectirite, Perfume, Sucrose distearate, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (lemongrass) extract, cucumis sativis (cucumber) fruit juice, Lactic Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate.
Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion is not a lotion at all. It comes as a thick cream which id difficult to blend especially if you have sensitive skin like me. This sunscreen needs time to be fully absorbed and it leaves a white cast behind.
The white cast however may be the main issue for darker skin tones. When i sponge blend the sunscreen, i feel that there is less white cast and it is easier than tugging and pulling my sensitive skin. This sunscreen is slightly heavy on my skin but it did not melt or make me sweat profusely. There was a brightening effect too which i liked.
Below is the blended pic. I have not applied this sunscreen on my fingers and hence you can see the difference clearly.
This lakme matte sunscreen may suit only those of medium skin tone to fair skin tones. Although it contains lactic acid, this product did not irritate my skin nor did it cause any breakouts. Lactic acid does help exfoliate the skin gently while locking moisture in.
In addtion to cucumber juice, it also contains glycerin and propyl glycol all of which helps hydrate the skin. But i did not feel any moisturising effect from this sunscreen.
Coming to the spf factor, Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion does protect the skin for 4 hours after which you need to reapply. This broad spectrum sunscreen does protect against both UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It does prevent sun tan and premature signs of ageing.
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I do not have any complaints apart from the consistency being so thick which makes it difficult to blend. There is no greasy or oiliness on my skin after using this. It does not make your skin dull and dark unlike many other counterparts.
- Broad spectrum sunscreen
- Brightened my skin over time
- Good spf protection
- Does not melt
- Prevents tanning
- Does not cause dull skin
- Budget friendly
- No greasy look
- Travel friendly
- No stickiness
- Does not cause irritation or breakouts
- Best suited for oily skin
- Can be layered with makeup
- No melting
- Water resistant
- Lactic acid may cause irritation in sensitive skin
- Leaves a white cast
- May not suit deeper skin tones
- Difficult to reapply
- Accentuates dry patches
- Difficult to blend
Will I Recommend This?
Yes. I liked it despite the difficulty to blend as it did protect my skin and made it brighter.