Who is it for? Ponds Sun Protect Non-oily Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ is a combination sunscreen that contains Zinc Oxide as the main ingredient and a mixture of some chemical sunscreens. This sunscreen is for all skin types but it might feel heavy on extremely oily skin.
Rs.169 for 35gm
Sensitive Skin Alert?
If your skin gets irritated by chemical sunscreens then a patch test would be the best.
My Experience with Ponds Sun Protect Non-oily Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++
This sunscreen comes in a sunny yellow matte plastic tube. This is available in two sizes; 35gm and 100gm. I got the smaller tube to test before investing in the bigger one. The packaging is sturdy and travel-friendly.
Colour & Texture
The sunscreen is a cream-based one as mentioned in the pack. It is a pure white colored thick cream. It contains Zinc Oxide; naturally, there is a subtle white residue. I don’t mind the white cast but if you do not like such sunscreens, better skip this one. The texture is smooth and the product spreads evenly. Though it claims to be a non-oily product, it feels heavy on the skin if applied in an adequate amount.
It has a light floral fragrance. The fragrance is very similar to Fair & Lovely cream’s smell. The fragrance is mild and won’t irritate the senses.
Ease of Application
This is a smooth and creamy product so it applies evenly on the skin with minimal effort. I apply it after cleansing and toning. I skip moisturizer to avoid heavy feel. It already has a moisturizing base. I wait for 15-20 minutes after application as the sun protection ingredients need that much time to activate.
My sun-sensitive skin needs high coverage sunscreens otherwise I get itching and burning sensations after 10-15 minutes of sun exposure. I have acne-prone oily-combination skin so most sunscreens feel heavy on my skin. Recently I am noticing skin irritations from chemical-based sunscreens so I had to say bye to my all-time favorite Lotus Herbals 3-in-1 matte look sunscreen. I got bored of using Neutrogena sunscreen and that’s why this time I bought this new launch sunscreen from Ponds. I don’t mind looking ashy with sunscreens all over the skin because this kind of heavy application prevents my skin from getting inflamed from sun exposure. This sunscreen has a feel of Fair & Lovely as it smells like it. The formula is more or less on the heavy side. The brand should not have named it as non-oily sunscreen. It does not get washed off from sweat but it definitely makes the skin sweaty on humid days. Overall its an average sunscreen still the quality is acceptable for the price.
- Combination sunscreen with high UVA and UVB protection
- Prevent sun sensitivity and tanning for a good amount of time
- Moisturizing formula
- Does not wash off from sweat
- Easily available
- Zinc oxide leaves a white cast on the skin
- The cream base feels heavy on skin; the non-oily claim is not true at all!
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?
This is a high SPF sunscreen with both physical and chemical sun protection ingredients. The texture is not at all non-oily but the formula was able to prevent my sun sensitivity for quite some time. This is certainly not a must-have in my opinion. If you like Neutrogena sunscreen then you may like this one as well.
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