Raise your hands if you are lazy when it comes to applying sunscreen! I am sure that at least half my readers have their hands raised high. Personally, I have been extremely religious at applying sunscreen on my face over the past few years, but am super lazy when it comes to slathering sunscreen on my body. On most days, this is OK, because I spend most of my day indoors, but when I am on vacation, I need my body to be protected, and crave for an easy way to apply sunscreen. When I received the Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Spray in a PR package recently, I was excited to test for myself whether this could be that easy to apply sunscreen that everybody craves. Here are my thoughts on this product after using it on numerous occasion.
One product that is always a skin care essential but becomes even more important during a vacation is sunscreen. While everybody knows the benefits of a good sun block, many are put off by their typical chemically scent, their thick texture, and the white cast they impart to the skin. The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Intensive Sun Block Spray addresses a majority of these concerns and is a light weight sunscreen that still offers great protection against the sun.
With SPF 50, this product is ideal for the days when you are out and about for long hours. Also, the spray packaging makes it handbag friendly, without any fears of leakage. However, the spray itself is not very effective because the product comes out in a squirt instead of a fine mist. Therefore, you have to rub the product into the skin anyway, so the spray does not reduce much effort on that front.
Despite the disappointing nozzle, what I like about the product is its thin, milky texture that gets absorbed into the skin within seconds without making it sticky or greasy. The product also does not provide a visible white cast to the skin although if you look very closely then you will notice some whiteness. It is not very great in terms of longevity, perhaps due to its light weight formula, and I feel that you need to reapply it throughout the day. It also claims to be water proof but in reality, some of the product does get washed off by water.
Priced at INR 345 for an 80 ml bottle, this sunscreen is one of the more affordable sun block sprays available in India. Although this is not a mist and does need to be massaged into the skin, I enjoy its non-greasy texture and mild floral scent. If only it was more water resistant and long lasting, it would become my favorite, but for now, it does make it to my list of top 5 sunscreens simply because it is not heavy at all. Do try it out if you have oily skin and are in the market for a non-greasy sun block.
I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Intensive Sun Block Spray here.