I had actually gone to buy the lotus SPF 40 sunblock but that was not available and hence I ended up buying this.
Extreme Sun Block Cream, SPF 60, UVA-INDEX 20*
This extreme sun block cream contains high concentrations of intense sun screens and sun filters to reflect, scatter and absorb all the UVA & UVB rays.
Protects skin completely against skin ageing, tanning, skin cancer and all sorts of UVA rays associated damages.
*UVA Index 20: Most sun protective creams/ lotions offer protection against UVB only. Recent research shows that UVA rays are even more harmful. UVA Index 20 guarantees protection against UVA rays.
Price: Rs 375 for 60 gm
Direction for Use
Apply liberally and evenly on face and exposed parts of (body neck, arms, legs etc.) before exposure to sun.
Re-apply frequently. For sun-sensitive skin, apply every 2 hours.
Pure and researched herbal extracts of
- Oregano (anti-oxidant and anti-irritant)
- Chamomile (Soothing & Calming)
- Carrot (Anti-tanning)
For those interested in the full ingredients list, I have taken a close-up!
This is something that is mentioned inside the box. 'On application, the cream may leave a temporary whitening film which on further rubbing will disappear into the skin'.
It is indeed true that it disappears in the skin really quickly (rubbing after 5-10 seconds), but I don't like this initial white cast too much.
Left: Apply a little Right: Initial Rubbing
Absorbs completely within 5-10 seconds of more rubbing
Lotus SPF 60 Sunblock: My Likes and Dislikes and Comparison with Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock (SPF 50)
I don't currently own neutrogena ultra-sheer but have used it in the past. It is by far one of the best-selling sunblocks. Here's how I compare lotus vs neutrogena. I have attached a summary table too.
What I like about Lotus SPF 60
- The high SPF and protection against both UVA and UVB. Of course this is why I bought it in the first place.
- A tiny amount is required, so the tube will last for a really long time. This is true for neutrogena too.
- It is water-proof and sweat proof.
- It is not sticky and absorbs well in the skin within a few minutes of application. I won't say that I don't feel anything on the face at all, but it is light-weight.
- Does not make the face look shiny (I have normal skin). Neutrogena leaves the face a little shiny in the beginning but that goes away soon.
- It is water-proof and sweat-proof.
- I totally love the fact that this product has natural ingredients.
- Has a very mild fragrance, typical to lotus creams. It's very bearable.
What I don't quite like about Lotus SPF 60
- Despite having a high SPF, it needs to be re-applied every 2 hours. Neutrogena on the other hand has to be re-applied only after swimming, towel drying or excessive perspiration/ sun-exposure only.
- I don't like the white cast it forms initially, though it disappears within 5-10 more seconds of rubbing. This does not happen with Neutrogena.
- Texture is thick, which makes it a little difficult to spread. You end up wondering if the whole face has been covered or not. Neutrogena also has a thick texture.
- It is a bit expensive (Rs 375 for 60 gm vs Rs 150 for 30ml for Neutrogena). Also a trial size is not available.
Will I repurchase again?
I would actually buy a Neutrogena Ultra Sheer when I am over with this.
I like lotus products because they are natural. This is also a good product in isolation but I prefer Neutrogena because it is giving the same protection for a lower price and need not to be re-applied very frequently.