Friday 17 June 2016

VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen With Pineapple Extract and SPF 30 Review

Something a lot of us usually are  looking for these days is an effective sunscreen. With summer in full swing, its the right time to try and shortlist the best ones that protect our skin from sun damage. I know how much we all hate those heavily greasy and chalky formulas that leave us sweating more. But in this generation, when the brands are listening to us, we may expect something prepared as per our requisites. 
I recently tested this VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen With Pineapple Extract and SPF 30 on myself which was a good change. Read on to know why..
Product Info:
Pineapples are full of important antioxidants that work to prevent cell damage by fighting against free radicals. This enzyme-rich fruit helps to keep the skin flexible and firm because it increases collagen synthesis. It contains vitamin C and amino acids and these are all skin-friendly nutrients. VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Cream with SPF 30 and PA+++ is made with a combination of Pineapple extract along with many other natural ingredients, which not only protects skin from harmful UVA & UVB sun rays, but also hydrates the skin leaving it soft and supple. In addition, its non-sticky formula gets absorbed quickly into the skin giving it an even finish.So go ahead, enjoy the Sun!
This Sun Screen is Paraben Free. Suitable for all skin types.
Aqua, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Glycerine, Isopropyl Myristate, Titanium Dioxide, Benzophenone-4, Glyceryl Monostearate, Ceto Stearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,Triethanolamine, Methylene Bis - benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Emulsifying Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer Allantoin, Trehalose, dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Triethylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethiconol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Trideceth-6, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Peg/ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Extract, Ananas sativus (Pineapple) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, cyclotetrasiloxane, Aloe barbedensis extract, Parfum,,
Apply liberally and evenly on the face and neck, 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply frequently for long duration sun exposure.

Price: Rs315 for 100 gms but I got a combo pack with Free facial kit worth Rs 250, so worth a deal. I'll review the facial kit separately as I test it in a few days. 

Shelf Life: 3 yrs 

VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen With Pineapple Extract comes in a squeeze tube of bright yellow n white color with orange flip cap. The tube cap is tight to shut and the pack is easy to carry around while traveling or to work etc.
The sunscreen is light brown in color and is firmly thick in consistency. Unlike any gel or soupy lotion, it broadly resembles to a cream. The fragrance, as I expected to be more leaned towards pineapple, is a soothing mix of other ingredients too. The faint scent continues to persist for some time without bugging your nose.
When applied, the sunscreen spreads on skin easily but doesn't get easily absorbed. A light massage is what that helps the creamy sunscreen to merge with your skin tone properly and sink into skin.. 

In my initial applications of the product, I found the ashy whitecast left behind and a drier appearance on my already dry skin. So to make the sunscreen recover from these issues, now I either apply VLCC Almond moisturizing lotion before putting it on or at time mix just a drop or two of lotion into this sunscreen before applying (if u also do this, ensure not to mix excess lotion to avoid the dilution of SPF efficacy). 
The sunscreen stands tall to its claims of being non-sticky formula having matte look. The product doesn't feel greasy or sticky and renders matte look without any oily shine. So that will be much liked by oily skin people too. The sunscreen caused me no sweaty aftereffects, so its a thumbs up from me and I can confidently continue using it.

Coming to the efficacy of the product, VLCC sunscreen with Pineapple Extract is Paraben free, loaded with SPF 30 and PA+++. which means the product can be relied upon since SPF indicates UVB protection and PA+++ indicates high UVA protection. So one can be sure of avoiding skin darkening due to natural sunlight which is a mix of UVA + UVB and damage skin in different ways. Also the vitamin C in pineapple extract is said to be effective for acne treatment (though I can't test it on myself).
In short, on a normal day which involve roaming in the sun unavoidably for many reasons, VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen With Pineapple Extract is the player for sun games. 

*PR Sample


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