Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for Oily skin with SPF 20 Review - Indian Beauty Forever
Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for Oily skin with SPF 20 Review

Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for oily skin Review

Hello all,
Today, I will review a sunscreen from Lotus herbals which has a gel formula, specially formulated for normal to oily skin. Sunscreens are very important when it comes to skin care but when you do have oily skin then choosing a sunscreen which does not make you sweat in hot and humid weather or make your already oily skin greasier gets tougher.
Lotus Herbals has variety of sunscreens and I have not seen so many sunscreen variations in any of the brands so far. I have used 2-3 of them already and when I came across this gel formula, I had to give it a try. 
Price: 245 INR for 100 gm of product.
About the Product and claims: Sunscreens have become an integral part of our life due to the climatic changes like global warming and ozone layer depletion and increasing environmental pollution. It is almost a rarity to find a sunscreen lotion that is not non-oily and effective.  
lotus herbals safe sun sunscreen gel
Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel

Lotus herbals introduce a revolutionary sunscreen that is oil free yet powerful sunscreen gel. The beauty of this sunscreen gel is its contents like extracts of babchi seed that are known to provide protection against a wide range of UV rays and also helps in improving skin pigmentation, while sea weed nourishes the skin protects it from toxic substances and improves blood circulation making it vital to maintaining a healthy skin. The babchi seed extract is also used to cure skin pigmentation related diseases like vitiligo, leprosy, etc. It enables skin to create new pigmentation when out in the open sunlight.
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Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel

This Sunscreen gel is ideal for oily skin especially for the hot and humid climates. It non greasy formulation aids in fast absorption into the dermal layers giving it a lasting protection from sun’s rays thereby avoiding tanning and sun burns. So this wonderful cream is a gift to the oily skinned people helping them maintain a healthy youthful skin.
lotus sun sunscreen gel
Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel
How to use: Apply this Lotus herbals sunscreen gel all over the exposed area of your body before facing the scorching sunlight.
Ingredients: Contains Chamomile Flower Extracts and Zinc Coated Micro-Fine Titanium Dioxide. Rest shown in the pictures.
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Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel

My experience: This Lotus herbals safe sun sunscreen gel comes in a pump dispenser which kind of made me give it full points in packaging. It does not have any outer packaging; the bottle comes covered in a plastic sheet. This bottle with orange pump and orangey gel filled in looks very nice with a transparent cap. The bottle is very sturdy and travel friendly. Pump dispenser makes it using convenient and hygienic and you can see how much of the product is left in the bottle. It’s pump works fine and dispenses adequate product.. I mean to say it’s not loose or too tight when you press it.
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Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel
The sunscreen is translucent orange colored gel. It is thick enough in consistency, as the gels are supposed to be. 
I was checking its ingredients and saw that it has methyl paraben and also Dimethicone. So, if you are allergic to dimethicone , which is also a part of a lot of foundations and other lotions, then do skip this.
When you apply, it feels, sticky and as if, it’s not going to absorb ever, However, after you have left it for few seconds, the stickiness is all gone and you are left with matte finish as if you have not used anything at all. 
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Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel
I think this is the best feature of this gel sunscreen which I like, as I have used other sunscreens as well and when I used to apply them, my skin used to feel greasy which worsen when I was outdoors especially on humid days.
Even after a couple of hours, there was no trace of oiliness, just the regular oil that I usually get. (urghh my oily skin)
It has SPF 20, I was thinking of variant with more SPF but this will do as of now. It also says that it has extracts of babchi seed that are known to provide protection against a wide range of UV rays.
I like this product so far which is mostly due to its gel formula and it has not break me out yet. I will update at the bottom of the post, if I face any such issues later with this product.
So, this makes me conclude that it is really good for the oily skinned people or normal as well.For me It is the best sunscreens that I have used so far.
Pros of Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for Oily skin:
  • It is easily available at drugstores and online shopping sites.
  • Travel friendly sturdy packaging
  • Pump dispenser makes the usage easy and hygienic.
  • It has SPF 20 with broad spectrum and babchi seeds extracts
  • Gel formulation makes it suitable for oily skin
  • It does not make skin greasy unlike the other regular sunscreens.
  • It can be used on the body and the face.
  • Feels very sticky while applying which soon turns into a matte finish after few second.
Cons of Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for Oily skin:
  • Has parabens. (methyl paraben)
  • Not for dry skin types.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Available at Flipkart Here

My take: It is the best sunscreen that I have used for my combination/oily skin that does not cause any greasiness even after a couple of hours like the usual sunscreens so, if you have oily skin which does not make your skin sweat or feel greasy.

Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for Oily skin with SPF 20 Review Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 1:43 pm Rating: 5 Lotus Herbals Sunscreen Gel for oily skin Review Hello all, Today, I will review a sunscreen...

46 comments:

  1. sounds really good product :)... piccys were too gud.. nicee revu :)

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    1. Thank you Gowmi. I love this sunscreen.:)

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  2. I have tried such a gel before. I love lotus sunscreens. Its a great indian brand. I wish this had more SPF in it.

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    1. Even i love this Gogs and me too wish the SPF could have been more.:)

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  3. nice post niesha..:) used many creams from this brand.. will try this one nw..

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    1. Thank you Vipra.:) I love lotus as a brand.

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  4. Nice review, good to see its pros. Gonna try now, thanks for sharing Niesha!

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    1. Thank you Nirmala. I am sure you will like it .:)

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  5. Good review Niesha... but I have to stay away from it coz of the ingredients used...

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    1. Thank you Aditi.. Paraben free products are hard to find na.

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  6. I have tried this long long back, when it was just launched...in 2001... :) and its really great !

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    1. ohh is it.. I like it so much !!
      :)

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  7. I have tried this, in 2001...you know :) and its good!

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  8. Sounds like a good one. I will buy this next time

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    1. I am sure your oily skin will love it Nisha.:)

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  9. Love the packaging...Its so refreshing....I'll buy it for sure :)

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    1. The bottle looks beautiful and its suitable for oily skin too .:)

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  10. I really love using this one on my hands and legs. I can never imagine to apply anything with white cast ( neutrogena) or skin colored( lotus spf 40)on my hands and legs. This come pretty handy for these requirements and as foe packaging i give 11 on 10. Its sturdy and i can carry it in my bag without without worrying about spillage.

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    1. Absolutely shweta .. i totally agree with you.. I am in love this product ever since i bought it and it doesnot leave any white cast as well.
      I have also used the other two that u mentioned.

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  11. Looks like a great product! Nice review Niesha :)

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    1. Thank you Neha.. It is a good one.:)

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  12. I find it very hard to find parabens free products. I like the packaging :0)

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    1. Thats true.. its really hard to get paraben free products. :(

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  13. i like this sunscreen and totally agree its a boon for oily skin beauties. thanks for the detailed review

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    1. Thank you dear. it is indeed a great product for oily skinned people as other sunscreens may give whitecast and also make us sweat after a couple of hours.

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  14. m gonna get it niesha..i hv the matte gel which comes in a tube

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    1. I have seen that matte gel one but never tried.. This one is good may be after this. Hope you like this one .:)

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  15. For me spf 50 doesn't work, spf 20 would never work :( But great review! Is there any other gel sunscreen having a higher spf?

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    1. Even i was checking for a gel based sunscreen with higher SPF but could not find. Wish it had more SPF.

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  16. Looks like a good one! Will give it a try in the future!

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    1. If you have oily skin then I ma sure you are going tio like it .:)

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  17. I am yet to try this out
    Lotus Sunscreen has always worked out for me and I have oily skin so I guess this is going to work for me.
    I am going for it
    :)
    Nice review Neisha

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    1. Thank you Harshi.:)
      Your oily skin will love it and it is better than the cream formulations for oily skin types.:)

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  18. Another good sunscreen from Lotus great review dear :)

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    1. Lotus has got so many sunscreens that i was like lost with all the names .:)

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  19. i am going to buy it after my neutrogena one gets finished

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    1. Sure prayati.. if you have oily skin then it is for you . :)

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  20. Nice review.. I love lotus herbals' sunscreen..they are great

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    1. Thank you!
      Lotus has a lot of variety when it comes to sunscreens.. thats great!!

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  21. I have been using this for quite some time and it is definitely a really good sunscreen. I tan very easily despite wearing sunscreen and this was the only one that actually prevented tanning.

    Awesome review Niesha. :) I am following you now. :)

    Best,
    Priyanka (The Purplenista)
    www.amazonianbeauty.blogspot.in

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    1. Thank you so much Priyanka!! I will follow you too!:)
      Sorry for late reply!

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  22. Thank you for the review!
    I missed you!

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    1. Thank you Demi!! I missed you too that time.:)

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    2. Did you notice any change in your skin tone,after using this gel?:)

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    3. No!! It's a sunscreen. :) but it can help prevent tanning though!

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