There is no such thing as too much sunscreen in my dictionary! If you want your skin to look even and supple for decades to come then you too should start using a sunscreen religiously. One side effect of using sunscreen daily is that you will go through multiple tubes in a year, which is why I am always on the lookout for affordable sunscreens that are readily available in India. I had heard good things about the Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel and felt that if the claims were true, it could be the perfect affordable sunscreen for me. Read on to find out how this sunscreen fared for me.
The Lakme Sun Expert Ultramatte Gel is a chemical sunscreen that contains SPF 50 and PA+++ to offer protection against UVB and UVA rays. The formula contains Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid to protect the skin against UVB rays and Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate to protect the skin against UVA rays. Both these ingredients are water-soluble and are therefore a popular choice for lightweight sunscreens.
The formula is in the form of a white gel that blends to become transparent on the skin without any white cast. You can see how the sunscreen provides a matte finish with no white cast in the before and after pictures given below. The product has a refreshing cucumber scent which I don’t mind and the fragrance doesn’t linger for too long on the skin.
My Experience With The Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel
My main requirements from a sunscreen are that it should not be greasy and it should not give me a white cast. Also, I prefer sunscreens that do not exaggerate the texture on my skin and sit beautifully under makeup. The Lakme Sun Expert Ultramatte Gel lives up to all these expectations. The formula is supremely lightweight and feels slightly sticky for the first half an hour on the skin. I personally don’t mind the stickiness because it makes a good base for makeup. The product does pill a little if you rub your skin but the pilling is not significant at all. Also, I like it that the formula feels cooling and hydrating, which makes it perfect for summers. The sunscreen does not clog my pores and its fragrance did not break me out either.
Is The Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel Meant For You?
If you do not mind a bit of fragrance in your skincare then the Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel will be a good option for you. It is suitable for all skin types and will work particularly well for those with oily skin. This sunscreen is also easy to reapply thanks to its lightweight and transparent formula. It is priced at INR 285 for a 50gm tube, which makes it quite affordable. Also, you can easily find it in drugstores, as well as on all e-retail platforms. This is why the Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte Gel is a perfect choice for an everyday sunscreen.