Friday, January 4, 2013

Ayur Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15 - Product Review

In Indian weather, be it summer or winter, a sunscreen is a must. I have tried several brands of sunscreen and gathered many experiences. Today I will review a very popular and budget friendly sunscreen from the brand Ayur.


What the product claims:
  • Ayur Sunscreen Lotion, enriched with wheatgerm oil and Vitamin E, protects your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays of sun.
  • Wheatgerm oil provides active skin cell protection, prevents darkening, sunburn and makes complexion fair.
  • Vitamin E moisturises your skin and provides smoothness and suppleness. 
  • Suitable for all skin types even the most sensitive.



Ingredients:
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Emlsefying Wax, Titanium Dioxide, Steric Acid, Borex, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Benzophenone 3, Isoprpyl Myristate, Octylmethoxy Cinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance.

Quantity: 200 ml
Price: 145 INR 
Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture


How to use:
Massage gently on to your face, neck and exposed parts of your body. Use daily for a baby soft skin.

Product designing/ Packaging:
It comes in a white translucent bottle with a orange flip top cap. The packaging is very boring and the bottle is not that travel friendly.

Color, Consistency and Fragrance of the product:
The cream is light white in color and the texture of the cream is not too runny or thick. It takes a few seconds to blend in. It has very light vanilla fragrance in it.

My experience with Ayur Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15:
I have been using Ayur Sunscreen Lotion for a while now. I have a very sensitive skin and my skin gets extremely dry in summers. I also have problems like sunburn and skin tanning. So a sunscreen is a must for me but I am not comfortable with higher amount of SPF like spf 30 or 40, nor tinted sunscreens because it gives me cakey, greasy feeling and I sweat a lot for that (don't know why). I have tried many sunscreen lotions but I was not satisfied with them that much, so I tried Ayur Sunblock/ Sunscreen and this was for the first time that a sunscreen did not make me look like a cake nor gave me any breakouts. It really got into my skin without feeling greasy. As per preventing tan, it worked but not that great, but I am happy that it helped my highly sensitive skin from having sunburns. It also works as a good makeup base and keeps my skin hydrated for 4 to 5 hrs.

What I liked about the Ayur Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15:
  • Blends well
  • Hydrates skin 
  • Good for dry and sensitive skin
  • Did not give me breakouts
  • Prevents sunburn
  • Does not make feel oily or greasy
  • Pleasant yet mild fragrance
  • Does not make you look like a CAKE
  • Can be used as a makeup base
  • Ayurvedic product
  • Very cheap
  • Easily available
  What I don’t like about Ayur Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15:
  • Boring packaging
  • Does not give fairness
  • Not sure about "prevents darkening"
  • Contains paraben
Will I repurchase: 
I think I will, until I find a better one.

Indianblush rating:
  • Quality: 3/5
  • Fragrance: 2.5/5
  • Packaging: 1.8/5
  • Pricing: 4/5
  • Performance: 3.5/5



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