Skin Type: Combination
Last January we celebrated our 6th anniversary in Goa and needless to say I had come back with a stubborn tan, dry skin and rashes. Anything I applied, my skin used to burn like hell. It’s then that I stopped using everything and switched to only two products 1. Aloe vera gel from Red soil (which I got from a local medical shop in Goa and 2. Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30.
Packaging: It’s a no fuss no fancy just simple and neat packaging with soothing light mint and white combination. The tube is travel safe and flip cover closes to my satisfaction of carrying it in my purse.
Price: INR 350/- available in nykaa.com
Quantity: 120 ml (115g)
Shelf Life: 36 months
Product Claims: Made with effective ingredients that prevent damage from the harmful UV rays, it avoids sunburn and also suppresses tanning.
Ingredients: Ingredients: Purified Water, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate, Glycerine, Benzophenone 3, Octyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbopol 940, Xanthan Gum, Methyl Paraben, Vitamin E Acetate, Fragrance, Allantoin, Propyl Paraben.My Experience based on the product: I make sure I always apply sunscreen at least 20-30 mins before I step out. Fabindia Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30 is a lint mint colored cream based product with a mild fragrance which is really soothing to my nose. It at once relaxes me. The color of the cream is similar to the color of the tube. While application it seems to be a little greasy but after 5-10 mins get absorbed in the skin so I make sure that apply it at least 20-30 mins before stepping out in the sun.
For oily and combination skin you can skip using moisturizer cause this product includes glycerine and vitamin E which provide enough moisturization. For dry skin you may consider using a moisturizer prior to application. This product leaves no white cast.My experience based on the Performance: As I already mentioned that after coming back from Goa my skin was dehydrated, tanned and parched like barren land and this sunscreen along with Red Soil Aloe vera gel (separate post for that coming soon) came for my rescue. This very first time when I applied my skin felt relaxed, the smell, the texture everything was so soothing to the rashes. After a week I found my tan fading and my rashes also subsided. It prevents tanning and adds glow to your face. However, it’s not water proof so for people who sweat heavily or are involved with lot of outdoor sports or swimming then it’s not for you.
- Prevent tanning
- Effecting on skin rashes which resulted from tanning
- Mild soothing fragrance and color.
- Does not leave any white cast.
- For oily and combination skin this serves as a moisturizer even.
- Can be used under makeup.
- Not tested on animals
- Not water-resistant.
Overall rating: 4.0
To conclude it’s a good sunscreen which serves the claims it makes. I highly recommend and right now I am on the verge of finishing my second consecutive tube.