SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion - Cucumber, Manjistha & Mulethi
Our Sunscreen Lotion is a non-greasy formula with the freshness and goodness of Cucumber, Manjistha and Mulethi. This broad spectrum lotion protects your delicate skin from both UVA and UVB rays, giving you better and long lasting care. It suits all skin types and works well even in humid and excessive sweating conditions. The Ayurveda formulation lotion has a mild fragrance arising from the combination of ingredients – no added fragrance. Get ready to put on your best face!
Super Sun Protection from Key Ingredients
Cucumber has hydrating qualities given its high water content. It also contains Vitamin C and Caffeic Acid that reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin. The peel of cucumber contains silica that works wonders in firming sagging skin.
Smoothening and Lightening Manjistha
The effect of this ingredient is the reduction of uneven pigmentation, and an even-toned and smooth complexion. This herb contains Alizarin that has superior antibacterial properties, which helps to combat dryness, inflammation, rashes, and itchy skin.
Natural Sunscreen and Blemish Reducing Mulethi
Mulethi or Licorice acts as a natural sunscreen and works to reduce blemishes, heal acne, and dermatitis. It protects the skin from the damaging sun rays and leaves the skin looking bright and refreshed.
Other Key Ingredients
Turmeric – this natural spice contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that fight skin problems, revive the skin, and bring out its natural health and glow.
Aloe Vera – The high amount of antioxidants, enzymes, and anti-inflammatory properties, combined with Vitamins A and C and natural moisturizing effect keep the skin hydrated and supple, while fighting signs of ageing.
Methi or Fenugreek – This natural ingredient helps to reduce blemishes and dark circles, leaving the skin bright, supple, and smooth.
- Shake the bottle well before use
- Take a generous amount and massage gently in a circular motion on the face and neck
- For best results wait 15 minutes to allow skin to absorb before setting out into the sun, even in winter
- All Skin Types – men and women
- Perfect solution to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays
- Use 15 minutes before stepping out into the sun
Why It's Good
- Protects from UVA/UVB - Full/Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
- Long lasting protection
- All Natural Ingredients
- Paraben and Sulphate Free
- Suitable for All Skin Types
- No Testing on Animals
What is Full/Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Why Do You Need Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Protection for Your Skin?
There are two types of UV rays – UVB and UVA. Both types of rays play a significant role in causing skin cancers including the malignant melanoma (deadly black mole form of skin cancer). Additionally, UVA rays are a lot more harmful because of their ability to penetrate deep into the skin causing premature aging and wrinkle formation. What is even more alarming is that the sun’s rays have 500 times more UVA rays as compared to UVB rays.
Most sunscreens are only able to block UVB rays, while being completely ineffective against UVA rays. Given the highly damaging and carcinogenic effects of UVA rays you need a broad/full spectrum sunscreen that would provide protection against both UVA/UVB rays. Sunscreen products that do not offer UVA protection (are not broad spectrum) are required to have a warning that tells potential users that the product would only protect from sunburn but no protection against premature aging and skin cancer.
What SPF Does Your Skin Need?
Darker skin contains higher levels of melanin, which offers some protection from the harmful rays of the sun, and such skin types can use a lower level sunscreen such as SPF15. However, skin experts recommend that one should start with SPF30, since while darker skin might not be prone to sunburn, they would still be at risk of the deeper levels of damage to the skin.
Those with fairer skin are at higher risk of skin damage, and should use a higher level of protection such as broad/full spectrum sunscreen products. Choose broad/full spectrum sunscreen products that are natural (ingredients such as Cucumber, Manjistha and Mulethi) and non-comedogenic. This means products that are created in a way that they do not clog the pores of the skin. Clogged pores add to skin problems causing pimples, irritation, rash, and other blemishes on the skin. Sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin type persons should definitely choose non-comedogenic sunscreen products.
Does higher SPF give better protection?
Misconception that Higher SPF offers Better Protection
As mentioned, a broad/full spectrum sunscreen SPF30 product would offer better protection than one with higher SPF but not full spectrum. In addition, it is important to remember that SPF remains effective and active for about 2 hours and hence reapplying is absolutely essential – particularly for those out in the direct sun. Several products today combine ingredients to provide broad-spectrum protection – read the labels carefully before buying the products.
It is important to remember that the efficacy of the SPF product depends on how well it is applied and reapplied. Experts recommend a quarter-size dollop for the face and for the other exposed parts of the skin on the body, the amount of the size of a shot glass. Most people forget to apply on the eyelids and hairline, which could be a costly mistake. The fact is that the amount of UV rays that penetrate the skin is considerably higher than mentioned on the label, if not applied right and as often as required.