Finding the right sunscreen has always been a challenge for me with my combination skin. For the most part of my lifeâ€¦ I refused to even use sunscreen at all (horribleâ€¦ horrible thing to do!!! :X) simply because everything I tried, made me feel sticky and oilyâ€¦ and once out in the openâ€¦ it would attract dust and grime making life all the more miserable!
Iâ€™ve tried hundreds of sunscreens from all possible brands after which I finally settled down on Neutrogena’s ultra sheer. And even though that was the the best Iâ€™d found till thenâ€¦ even that made me feel horribly sticky on the nose and forehead on humid days (which is practically everyday in Mumbai)! And so againâ€¦ I wouldnâ€™t use it regularlyâ€¦ (And especially not on the very hot days, where technically you need it the most)
It was just by some stroke of sheer luck that I happened to come upon the lotus herbals 3-in-1 matte look sunblock! Now I have tried several lotus safe sun sunscreens and quite frankly, nothing’s ever really clicked before…
But this one fine day, I went to a beauty store to buy a Nivea sunblock to use on the body for my Goa trip (Since Nivea spreads easily compared to Neutrogena ultra sheer, I usually buy that for the body, especially for my Goa, Thailand kinda beachy trips). But they didnâ€™t have Nivea in a higher SPF, so they shoved the Lotus 3-in-1 Matte look SPF 40 upon me. Was running out of time and so I reluctantly bought itâ€¦ but when I opened the tube after I reached home I realized looking at the colour that it had a bit of a foundation mixed in the sunscreenâ€¦
â€˜Interestingâ€™ I thought n tried it on my face. And trust me, since that dayâ€¦ Iâ€™ve never ever stepped out of the house without sunscreen! Never actually felt the need to skip it!
Itâ€™s a water based product, with kaolin (not foundation), has natural ingredients (as natural as cosmetics can be :P) and is super-light and non greasy. The kaolin gives the skin a smoother tone and eliminates any need for a BB or CC cream. Itâ€™s a wonderful product that changed the way I looked at sunscreens and I totally love it! Oh and itâ€™s very very affordable too ;)!
So, like me, if any of you guys also have trouble finding the right sunscreen for yourselves, your search might just finally end here!