A good sunscreen is really hard to find. Sometimes its too heavy on skin and at other times its not so effective. Amongst so trials of sunscreens from various brands, today I am here with a herbal sunscreen (from the brand biotique) which is not probably the best but neither do I regret purchasing this one. Why? Well, I will be reviewing the same just now…keep reading😆
About the product:
The sunscreen comes in the regular biotique packaging, which is a plastic, translucent white bottle with a yellow cap. The sunscreen is a runny milky white thin liquid which is very light on skin (that absolutely feels like water). It has a strong herbal fragrance and the packaging mentions that its SPF is 30 (though the herbal ones don’t have a definite spf, it is just an approximation)
This nutrient-rich lotion is blended with Pure Aloe Vera, Sunflower and Safflower oils to keep skin soft, fair and moisturized in the sun. Protects skin with broad spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB sunscreen.
Protects skin from UVA/UVB rays
Enriched with goodness of Aloe Vera, Sunflower and Safflower
Suitable for Normal to Oily skin
Organically Pure & preservative free
Dermatologist tested for safety, no animal testing
Ghritkumari (Aloevera barbadensis), Chandan (Santalum album), Surajmukhi (Helianthus annuus), Kusumbhi (Cartamus tinctorius), Yasad (Zincum), Cream base Q.S.
Price: 290 INR
My take on this product:
Because of the fact that the herbal sunscreens have super light formulations unlike the physical sunscreens, I decided to pick this one (which also mentions an approximate spf of 30 ; I found these same properties in the fizzy fern sunscreen as well, but as its consistency is thicker than that of this biotique, I used to use it only during winter). I was initially very happy with this light formulation which feels like I haven’t applied anything on my skin until I discovered that it gets tacky in 10-15 minutes post application. But it can be dealt with if I wash or wipe my skin once I get indoors.
(P.S. this is not going to be a problem if you don’t have super oily
Skin) Coming to the SPF its just fine for my duration of sun exposure but its favourability will vary person to person. I like the fragrance of this sunscreen as well and also liked the fact that its travel friendly. Also I sometimes apply it on my hands and feet ,but post application of body butter because its formulation is way too light for body skin.
- I don’t feel any need to apply any moisturiser beneath the sunscreen on my face and so I directly apply this sunscreen post toner.
- This sunscreen can be applied under makeup as well, provided you set it well with compact, loose translucent powder or anything you prefer.
- Also, I noticed that this sunscreen, though not expensive, is a bit pricier than other biotique products ( Now its upto you to decide whether it is a pro or a con 😂😂😂)
I would give it a thumbs up 👍 for :
- Nice packaging
- Travel friendly
- Nice fragrance
- Very light on skin
- Mentions SPF
- SPF is apt
- No harmful chemicals
- Doesn’t need a moisturiser base
I would give it a thumbs down 👎 for :
- Gets tacky post application
How much would I rate it out 5:
4.5 out of 5