Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 Review: Oily Skin’s HG Sunscreen

I know you must have read lot’s of good reviews by now of this sunblock and mine would not do any justice to this amazing and HG sunblock of almost everyone with oily skin in India. But still I want to share my views and how this sunblock turned out for my dry skin, I know as girls with dry skin also wants to try out this sunblock at some point hearing such good things about it so that is the reason I thought of sharing my review on this sunblock. So here’s my review on Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunblock.

Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 Review

Price: 225 for 50 g

Product Claims:

3-in-1 daily sunblock is a revolutionary sun protection formulation which combines broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection with skin lightening ingredients to give a uniform matte finish to the skin. Its fast absorption and non-greasy formula ensures a shine-free, light & clean feel.

How To Use:

Apply liberally and evenly on face and exposed parts of the body (neck, arms, legs, etc.) before exposure to sun. Re-apply frequently.

Ingredients:

Water, talcum, kaolin light, glycerine, polyacrylamideC13-14 Isoparaffin laureth-7, oxybenzoene,octyl methoxy cinnamate, titanium dioxide, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, isopropyl myristare,cyclopentasiloxane, elcosene, copolymer, fumed silica, 2- phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, fragrance.

Active Ingredients: 

  • Birch Extract- Rejuvenating, reduces skin oiliness & refines skin pores.
  • Mallow Extract- Soothing & anti-inflammatory.
  • Hops Extract- Astringent properties.

Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 ReviewMy Experience with Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40:

This sunblock comes in a usual Lotus sunscreen packaging, orange tube with a flip top cap. The only drawback of the packaging is that the product gets accumulated at the mouth of the tube which makes it a bit messy. The fragrance of this sunblock is exactly the same like Ayur cold cream, the first time I started using it, I felt I had smelt this somewhere like it’s quite common and couldn’t make out the first day then the next day, I realized it smells the same like our common every household cold cream (Ayur).

Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 ReviewThe consistency is quite thin though it goes matte on blending. Don’t think that it would be thick and heavy hearing the name matte on the sunblock, it’s very thin very much like flowy and spreads and absorbs easily though you need few extra minutes to properly blend it if you have dry skin like me. It gives some coverage too as it’s like a tinted moisturizer, it gives pretty much sheer coverage which girls with non problematic skin will like and adore how it makes their skin. For my dry skin, though it does not dry out my skin but I feel that I need to moisturize my skin before applying it or that it should be a little moisturizing, for extra dry skin, this is just not for you!

It has got everything a good sunscreen should have! It is non greasy, mattifying (this is what we all want, right!), does not leave a white caste and has a very high amount of SPF and high protection against UVA rays as well (PA+++). This sunblock has never broken me out which rarely happens with me that I don’t get a breakout from a sunscreen coz I think Lotus SPF 70 sunscreen has also broken me out, not sure though :/ but will let you know once I use it properly, will do a review for you all on that as well. As far as the lightening claims are concerned, I think this is not true, lightening effect may be temporary and that too because it’s more like a tinted moisturizer which gives a sheer coverage and people who are not aware of all these things feel that it lightens their skin! Though it does not lighten but it definitely prevents against tanning because of its high SPF.

As you all know how conscious I am in applying and re-applying sunscreen and same goes with this as well no matter how high SPF a sunscreen has. And I re-apply it like after two hours and I can’t wash my face after every two hours firstly because of the cold weather and second, I’m too lazy to wash or clean my face everytime I re-apply a sunscreen and this is where this sunblock lacks! Re-application is quite messy with this, I feel it dehydrates my skin on re-application and makes it kind of dry though it would not be the same if you re-apply it after cleaning your skin. If you are not crazy like me, you can definitely pass on this small con and get hold of this sunblock no matter what skin type you have except for extremely dry skin. One more thing I want to mention, the price of this sunblock has been reduced from 295 to 225 (amazing na) maybe because of its high demand by oily skin in India or could be anything else, I don’t know but price deduction really makes us happy! Right girls?

Swatches:Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 Swatches

After Blending!
Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 Swatches




Pros of Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40:

  • Very affordable, price has been reduced from Rs. 295 to Rs. 225
  • Convenient travel friendly packaging.
  • Mattifying and non greasy.
  • Does not leave a white caste.
  • Light texture, spreads and blends easily.
  • SPF 40 is what makes it a perfect sunscreen besides all other features plus PA+++ which is again very high when it comes to protection against UVA rays that are the major cause of fine lines and wrinkles basically aging and hyper-pigmentation.
  • Will suit all skin types but is best for oily skin and for harsh summers.
  • Gives sheer coverage as it’s slightly tinted and girls with non problematic skin can wear this alone on casual days.
  • Did not break me out.
  • Prevent me from tanning.
  • Easily and widely available.

Cons of Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40:

  • Not for extra dry skin.
  • Re-application is a bit messy if you are someone like me who re-applies sunscreen without cleaning your face.

BML Rating: 4.7/5









33 Comments on Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF 40 Review: Oily Skin’s HG Sunscreen

  1. Tanmayee
    February 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it and have used it many times 5 – 6 years back :) nice review…

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  2. Natasha (Nats)
    February 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

    vowww thats a nice product Arzoo.. thanks fr sharing ..

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  3. Swati Chinky
    February 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it and cant live without it ♥♥♥

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  4. Arshita
    February 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks nice! Tinted + sunscreen, awesome! <3 :) :yes: :-*

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  5. Shreoshe
    February 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice review, this is my HG sunscreen

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  6. Simera
    February 28, 2014 at 9:49 am (3 years ago)

    I have read great reviews on this product lately too bad it’s not available in Canada.
    Have a wonderful Friday.
    Beautetude

    Reply
  7. pragya
    February 28, 2014 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    that is my HG sunscreen in summers even though i am not oily skin much!! I can not tell u how much i love it.. and U have tuely justified it with ur review!! Arzoo U know U are too good with Reviews!! :yes: :yes: :yes:

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    • Arzoo
      March 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Aww thanks so much babes, that means a lot to me :-*

      Reply
  8. Aditi
    February 28, 2014 at 10:11 am (3 years ago)

    My staple+HG+fav…5/5 from me!
    Very detailed review .. Loved it :D

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  9. Radha
    February 28, 2014 at 11:10 am (3 years ago)

    I have this one and used thrice and left in in the stash for a year :p and now using the another sunscreen from this brand… :)

    Reply
  10. Manasi
    February 28, 2014 at 11:17 am (3 years ago)

    Nice review dear :) I have tried this it is a nice product :)

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  11. Rashmi
    February 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm (3 years ago)

    This is by far my favorite sunblock for the harsh summers in Delhi. Works well for my oily skin. Must hv for oily skin beauties too (I remember arzoo u hav dry skin hehe)

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    • Arzoo
      March 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Ha re I have dry skin :P

      Reply
  12. Niesha
    February 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I have used this long ago when in college.. it is really good! :)) Nice review dear.

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  13. sahana
    February 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I somehow love all the Lotus sunscreens. This is such a detailed review Arzoo. Loved reading it.

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  14. Rashmi
    February 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I have used this and its my favourite….:-)…I always like your in-depth and detailed reviews Arzoo and this one is no exception honey…. :-)

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    • Arzoo
      March 1, 2014 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks a ton dear, such compliments really encourage me a lot :-) :-))

      Reply
  15. Mayuri
    February 28, 2014 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I have this and I love it :) nice review and awesome clicks sweetheart :)

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  16. rose
    March 1, 2014 at 12:27 am (3 years ago)

    :yes: thinking of giving it a try

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  17. Parinaaz
    March 1, 2014 at 12:34 am (3 years ago)

    I am currently using this one and i am totally in love with it

    Reply
  18. charu sharma
    March 1, 2014 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

    I used have it and loved it during my college days!! Perfect review doll!
    Happy weekend <3

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  19. Shreya
    March 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Well reviewed sweetheart ! Would love to try this product …. looks great for summer <3 <3
    Kisses :* :-*

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  20. Megha
    March 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow loved the detailed review. I too love this sunscreen a lot! Must have in summers!

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  21. Vaishu
    April 5, 2014 at 7:00 am (3 years ago)

    Awesone review and perfect too.. yes this needs a prior moisturization even for my oily skin or it is always itching my nose :P (that happens wen my face feels dry or if am exposed to too much pollution) perfectly 3 in 1.. all the pros n cons r correct… it also feels soft.. :-)) i wipe my face with wet tissue wen am in clg or wash it wen am at home before i reapply so i escape the mess :D atlast found the HG sunscreen and i owe u all the credits :-* my first lotus product and am kinda attractedtowardslotus now ;-) and i saw banjaras product in d same name too but i dont know how it works as i am happy with this, i ll stick to this one :D

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    • Arzoo
      April 5, 2014 at 10:11 am (3 years ago)

      You just do a mini review for me :P will hire you as my assistant some day :P

      Reply
  22. Vaishu
    April 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Hahaha… i d be glad then ;)

    Reply
  23. nausheen
    June 15, 2014 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    I would loe to try this, it sounds nice :)

    Reply
  24. Tanmayee
    June 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    This was my Hg sunscreen for quite sometime :)

    Reply
  25. Ashraf.E
    August 27, 2014 at 12:02 am (3 years ago)

    From where i can purchase this product.

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    • Arzoo
      August 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm (3 years ago)

      You can get it in any cosmetic store.

      Reply
  26. Ashmee bhujel
    March 8, 2015 at 9:19 am (2 years ago)

    But the drawback is that it needs to be reapplied soon and it looks like i have applied powder all over my body

    Reply
  27. Susan
    May 20, 2016 at 1:54 am (11 months ago)

    Hi, I have very pale white skin and was wondering if the tint would be too dark for me?
    Also, I wondered if you knew whether this product, or its ingredients were tested on animals?
    Thanks

    Reply

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