Wednesday Skincare Special : Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing one of the most important products in my skin care regime – Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte sunscreen.

Price :  Rs 295

Quantity : 120 g

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

[smartads]

 

What Lotus Herbals says about the product :

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.

Directions for use :

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

Active Ingredients :

Herbal extracts of birch, mallow & hops.

 

My take on the product

 

The product comes in a bright orange plastic tube packaging which is quite convenient and hygienic to use. It comes with a flip cap which is sturdy and travel friendly. I always carry this with me and so far it has never opened or spilled in my bag. The only con of this packaging is that a lot of product tends to accumulate around the mouth making it really messy!

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

The texture of this product is absolutely nongreasy and light unlike other sunscreens. It is slightly tinted and has a sandalwood color. It is exactly as described by the company, spreads easily and absorbs fast to give a nongreasy matte look. Despite giving a matte finish it is not drying. I have recommended this product to almost every person who has asked me for sunscreen recommendation! I know women with dry skin who love this product too!

On days when my skin is feeling very oily , I skip moisturizer and directly apply this and it helps control oil for a while hydrating my skin. It has never broken me out or irritated existing breakouts. It has a decently high SPF as well as UVA protection (PA+++) which gives lasting protection and I generally do not need to reapply. I have not experienced any lightening effect but it definitely prevents my skin from tanning.

I do not use foundation everyday as this gives my skin a finished look. I just top it up with compact and I’m good to go. The product has  a light herbal fragrance which I personally find quite soothing.

I am currently on my third tube and one tube will last you roughly around 1.5-2 months (120 g pack)

Highly recommended to everyone!

 

Wednesday Skincare Special  Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

Wednesday Skincare Special Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 Review

 

The GOOD about Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 :

  1. Colorful, hygienic, easy to use tube packaging with flip cap
  2. Non greasy texture
  3. Spreads easily
  4. Absorbs fast giving a shine free matte look
  5. Despite the matte finish, it is not drying
  6. High SPF + UVA protection
  7. Suits all skin types
  8. Does not give a cakey look if excess product is used
  9. Small quantity required
  10. Mild pleasant herbal fragrance
  11. Well priced
  12. Protects skin from tanning
  13. Controls oil and keep skin looking fresh longer
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen SPF 40 :
  1. The only con is the product accumulation around the mouth of the tube

 

Overall Verdict

 

Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte sunscreen is definitely one of the stars of the skin care range and suits all skin types. It has light non greasy texture that absorbs quickly giving a clean matte finish that keeps the face looking fresh for a long time. It is one of my favorite skin care products and one I keep repurchasing! Highly recommended to everyone!

Rating : 4.75/5

Have you tried Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look daily sunscreen  ?

 

58 Comments

  1. November 2, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    Love this one Anki…It was my saviour last summer :-))

    Good review

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  2. November 2, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    I simply love this sunscreen 🙂 just when i dont want to do full foundi i use a dot of foundatn with this and it keeps that on for whole day 🙂 i just wish there could be more product for the price 😛 being greedy i know 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:20 pm

      🙂 🙂 It is the best sunscreen I’ve used so far and I can see so many others think so too!

      • ambika singh
        June 23, 2013 / 9:43 pm

        i love this too…not sure if it prevents tanning though coz i m still getting tanned

  3. November 2, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    i use this in summer………………….. nd its an awsome product to me… 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:21 pm

      I know, its great! 🙂

  4. November 2, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    I use this same sunscreen and i have same experience, its really nice, may times i skip my foundation when i use this

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:22 pm

      I also don’t use foundation in a hurry but this gives such a nice finished look to the face I don’t feel like applying anything else!

  5. Sophia
    November 2, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    hey this is my HG sunscreen…the only prob is my skin looks patchy if i wear it with matte foundations….so i simply skip this wen i feel like i need more coverage….

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:24 pm

      I know what you’re saying. It happens to me if my skin is going thorough a dry phase and I use a matte foundation +compact over it.

  6. November 2, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    i agree with every single point u said abt this. totally luv this 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Jyo 🙂

  7. shruthi
    November 2, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    I love this sun screen…. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:28 pm

      🙂 🙂 It’s awesome isnt it? I like it so much I don’t feel like trying anything else!

  8. November 3, 2011 / 2:17 am

    it is one of my favourites

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 5, 2011 / 10:24 pm

      🙂 🙂

  9. November 3, 2011 / 11:31 am

    I absolutely adore this… did not tan once last summer 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 5, 2011 / 10:25 pm

      Its awesome! I use it religiously! Do you use a different sunscreen for winters?

  10. Madhujyotsna
    November 3, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    Hi Ankita, I started using this product following your recommendation. It was fair for my face but some how dint stop tanning my body. I shared my concern with you and since then, following your recommendation I use this on my face and neck and follow up with compact. For body I use the Lotus sunscreen SPF 50 one. That way it works. Only issue with this product is this is not water proof. Hence, during summer I feel little concerned. As always Nice review.

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 5, 2011 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Madhujyotsna. I’m glad the products are working for you that way. Ya it is not waterproof, generally waterproof ones are greasier in texture and may not be suitable for use on the face for oily skinned women.

  11. chandana
    November 3, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    awesome review ankita. which moisturiser u use before using this sunscreen. want to know about the compact u use. also what do u use for a cleanser and toner. thanks in advance

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 5, 2011 / 10:28 pm

      Hi Chandana, currently I’m using Neutrogena Oil free acne wash, The Body Shop tea tree toner, Lotus Alphamoist moisturizer and Chambor silver shadow compact.

  12. November 3, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    this is on my list from such a long time but avoiding sunscreen as my derma asked me to 🙁

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 5, 2011 / 10:29 pm

      Is that so? You use Lacto Calamine right? That is also a sunblock I’ve heard though I’m sure how effective it is.

  13. November 6, 2011 / 11:45 am

    I can not begin to tell you the awesomeness of this product !!! , i used this in school and then forgot about it and only had the orange color in mind 😛 so i bought other sunscreens with orange packaging 🙁 then one day i realized that it was this !! and i have started to use it again .I absolutely LOVE it and recommend it to every other person too :P. Lovely review 🙂

    • corallista
      May 31, 2012 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks Komal, this product is really HG material!

  14. Abc
    March 10, 2012 / 11:53 pm

    I bought this today. Does one need need to use a moisturizer/cream before using this Sunblock or can it be used right after Toning? Plz reply.

    • corallista
      May 31, 2012 / 11:09 pm

      You need to use a moisturizer before applying this. But if you have very oily skin you can apply this right after toning but only once the face is dry. Do not apply the sunscreen on a moist face, it lowers its efficacy.

  15. April 26, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    does it helps in skin lightening …
    plz.. tell me
    i will be waiting for ur reply

    • corallista
      May 31, 2012 / 11:09 pm

      It prevents tanning Shivika but does not help in lightening.

  16. Bleiahm
    May 15, 2012 / 1:25 am

    Hi Corallista, I live in America and would like to know what is the best way to get a hold of this product. Also, what is the price in American $?

    • corallista
      May 31, 2012 / 11:10 pm

      Hey! I’m sorry this product is only available in India. If I find some Indian website that ships to the US, I will let you know.

  17. Nisha Khan
    May 28, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    i am going to buy this now……..

    • corallista
      May 31, 2012 / 11:10 pm

      You will love it, it is awesome!

  18. Shru
    May 31, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    Hello,
    I know this is an old post…but!!! I love this stuff..this has become my HG sunscreen…thanks for the rec 🙂

  19. Heena khan
    June 7, 2012 / 1:19 am

    Hi..awesome review as usual..i am eyeing this since so long but have only one concern.can u pls tell me whether it will look patchy on fair skin??..as this has some orange tint..as i dnt want to look dark…

  20. September 8, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    I never used a suncreen coz nothing worked on my oily skin! Buying this today!

    • Fari
      September 23, 2012 / 5:55 pm

      how does it work for you now?

  21. Fari
    September 23, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    loved this review, i have a very oi/ly skin and never use anything on my face… this is inspiring… going to purchase asap.
    btw please suggest me a few exfoliators, toners and a smudge free kajal. also i have a combination/dry skin all over my body, except for my face which i mentioned earlier has an extremely oily skin. please suggest a body scrub and lotion.

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 24, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      Hey Fari, I’m not the best person to give advice for body product as I hardly use anything apart from a light lotion, I don’t have much dryness and the humid Mumbai weather keeps my skin hydrated. You could try Parachute body lotion, I’ve tried it and its really good! I think it comes in variants, one for summer and one for the year round and 1 for the dry season. I think the dry season one should suit you. As for body scrubs, you can The Body Shop body polishes, they are not harsh on the skin and smell delicious!

      For the face, you can try Neutrogena deep clean blackhead eliminating toner or Lotus Herbals Basiltone. For face exfoliators, clean and clear daily scrub is good and so is Neutrogena deep clean scrub. If you want a smudge free kajal, Lakme Absolute ultimate kohl.

      • Fari Ghosh
        September 24, 2012 / 4:29 pm

        I recently read a review of yours on Faces Kohl, you say it is dark as ever and almost smudge free too… I was so convinced I was going to purchase it today. Which do you recommend more between the two?

  22. shraddha
    January 23, 2013 / 3:38 am

    hey , thnx gurl for d really helpful review. u know m with combination skin and i was wasting my money to trying diff. sunscreens and all gone to dustbin but this one really works with my skin. than Q so much.. 🙂

  23. Chitra
    April 14, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    Helloo..

    I use this sunscreen religiously and its juss awesome. Can you suggest a moisturizer frm the same brand for my oily skin?

    • Corallista
      April 15, 2014 / 5:01 pm

      Hi Chitra, I think the Lotus Alphamoist moisturizer would work for you. Its good for oily skin.

  24. priyanka chakraborty
    May 22, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    hi , I loved what u wrote about this product its absolutely correct but one thing I have in mind, if I have to chose between Neutrogena sunblock with spf 30 and this lotus 1 which one do you think will be a better choice….plizzzz reply ma’m

    • May 25, 2014 / 2:50 pm

      Hi Priyanka, Neutrogena is good too but if you have really oily skin, go with this Lotus Herbals one.

  25. keyah
    April 9, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Hi…loved the review.Can i use Neutrogena fine fairness spf 20 as moisturizer before applying Lotus herbal sunblock spf 40.

  26. keyah
    April 9, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I am using VLCC snighda whitening night cream.It’s really effective.

  27. Rukhsana
    June 15, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    What kind of coverage does it offers to a medium toned skin? I mean is it a high,low or medium coverage moisturiser? Or should I do buy ponds bb cream?😃

    • Ankita Srivastava
      Author
      June 15, 2016 / 10:29 pm

      Hi, this is very sheer and doesn’t offer coverage like a BB or CC Cream.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *