Sunscreens are indispensable part of skincare. I have tried many sunscreens so far and have found my HG sunscreen for face in Lâ€™Oreal Paris UV perfect even complexion SPF 50. I have been glued to that sunscreen for about two years now. So this time for a change I had picked up this aqua essence from Lâ€™Oreal along with the foundation I reviewed before.
About Lâ€™Oreal Paris Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30:
Introducing the all new L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence. Say no to daily skin darkening. Yes, to radiant, young looking skin! Tired of the sticky sunscreens that make your skin look like a pan? This watery essence is extremely light and gets easily absorbed by the skin. A miracle-product for the hot summer days. It contains SPF 30 UVB and UVA filters to give you long lasting sun protection for 12 hours. Now there’s no need of shying away from the sun.
Price: INR 475 for 30ml.
Packaging: The UV protector comes in sleek aqua blue tube with a white cap. The packaging is really good and great for throwing in your handbag. The tube has a nozzle which gives good control over the amount of product dispensed.
My take on Lâ€™Oreal Paris Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30:
As per the description it is an oil free water based sunscreen which has extremely lightweight thin consistency and feels quite soothing and cooling on application. The product inside looks white in colored but once blended it gets absorbed by my skin in a jiffy without leaving behind any white cast what so ever. My skin is more on the normal side these days and I do not need to layer a separate moisturizer along with this sunscreen, it moisturizes my skin well taking care of dry patches .It feel very hydrating on skin without any greasiness, and leaves behind a dewy glow which I love!
I have been using this sunscreen since a while now and it has efficiently prevented my skin from getting tanned tried and tested on hot sunny day outdoors! Since my skin is very prone to tanning and barely few minutes out in the sun gives me a bad suntan. Although I am not very sure about the anti-ageing benefits Lâ€™Oreal claims since I havenâ€™t experience any yet. Also I highly doubt its efficiency on lasting for 12 hours since I reapply my sunscreen within 3-4 hours and do not expect it to give me sun protection for 12 hours at a stretch! The dewy glow it leaves behind can be a bit too much for oily skin ladies, but they can definitely give it a try in winters. It has not caused any kind of irritation on my skin with regular use.
I do like this sunscreen quite a lot but wish it had more SPF since during hot summers SPF 30 may not be efficient enough. It is not mentioned on the packaging whether it is waterproof or water resistant, so I am guessing it isnâ€™t .
What I like about Lâ€™Oreal Paris Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30:
- Oil free water based formula
- Gets absorbed easily
- Lightweight hydrating texture
- Does not make my face greasy
- No white cast
- Prevents skin from tanning
- Convenient packaging
- Did not irritate my skin
What I donâ€™t like about Lâ€™Oreal Paris Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30:
- Leaves behind a sheen which some may not like
- Lasting power of 12hrs and anti-ageing claims are exaggerated
- SPF 30 may not be sufficient for summers
Overall verdict: It is a great sunscreen for dry to normal skin types due to the hydrating formula, oily skinned ladies can give it a try for coming winters but I personally prefer higher SPF and shall stick to even complexion variant by the same brand for now.
Have you tried Lâ€™Oreal Paris Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30?
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