Many readers know that I am a traveller too and obviously that calls for non stop usage of sunscreen. A sunscreen I've been loyal to ever since my college days is Lotus Herbals 3 in 1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock. It has SPF 40 and PA+++. Its always been a staple in my bag. Main reason are a few - It actually works really good and it doesn't let my skin tan; With my combination skin that gets super oily with the humidity here, it helps to mattify it; It's tinted and almost like a foundation and in college days I skipped makeup base and used only this!
Recently Lotus Herbals came up with Daily Multi Function Sunblock SPF 70 PA+++ and Innovative Collagen Shield Sunblock SPF 90 PA+++. Its a brand that I'm almost loyal to when it comes to sunscreens and when they introduced such 2 super products, obviously I was more than excited. So here's my take on Innovative Collagen Shield Sunblock.
Its SPF 90 and PA+++, isn't that kind of self explanatory??!!! My staple has been SPF 40 and this is more than twice the protection. With the super heat in the mid-of-may Summer in my part of the world, this is all that I need esp, when I am out on a travel! I wore it and was out on sun for more than an hour at pre-noon time, and my skin was un-affected!!!
The major ingredients include hydrolysed soy protein & aloe vera. Its preservative free and the herbals in it shields the collagen in the skin. The product claims that the Hydrolysed Soya Protein holds Collagen together in a firm and smooth way & helps combat sun-induced free-radical damage that can accelerate the sign of skin ageing. The Aloevera extract hydrates & replenishes skin and also protects from other sun induced damages.
Personally apart from the super protection factor, the product gives an awesome feel to the skin. Its kinda like a BB Creme. Lotus has made this product similar in feel and appearance to that of my dear old SPF 40 Matte Look Sunblock. Its tinted, so again I could skip makeup base. But if you're of darker complexion it might whiten up the skin! The consistency of the creme is slightly heavier. It has be blended a bit more than a normal lotion. Its gives the good ol' mattifying effect, and doesn't go away in sweat. Only care to be taken is that if you're wearing in a light colored outfit, take care of the neckline & hemline - you don't want to see a skin colored liquid makeup spilled effect on your outfit, right? So pull away the outfit before applying or layer with a towel like a professional make-up artist!
The product was gifted by by the company, however the opinions are of my own experience and are this post does not to advertise the product.