Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++ Review

by Arpita

Hi girls!

I am sure that even you want to try out this Lacto Calamine Sun Shield. But, I think after reading this review, you are going to change your mind :P

Read on to know more.


Rs. 199 for 50 ml



My Take:

Packaging: It comes in a cool looking white tube with all the information mentioned on it. The complete list of ingredients has been mentioned on the tube and on the outer carton too! The flip top cap is sturdy and the product is travel friendly, though I would recommend putting cello tape on its mouth whenever you carry it in your bag.

Fragrance: It smells like the normal Lacto Calamine moisturizers. The fragrance is a bit too strong and lingers on for quite some time, something that I completely hate.

Texture and color: It is slightly thick in texture and white in color, but it spreads easily onto the skin. However, it takes a lot of time to get absorbed completely. Actually, it never gets absorbed totally. I had just tried it once on my face and it made it all oily and sweaty.

Moisturizing ability: I think it is NOT for oily skin but only for slightly dry skinned beauties. This never broke me out but it does make my face all oily, sweaty, leaves a layer behind and the fragrance lingers on. Do you have oily skin? If yes, then stay away from this one.

PH and SPF content: This one contains SPF 30 PA++ and has a pH of 7.5, which is okay. It says that it provides protection from Broad Spectrum UVA+ UVB rays. But I am sure it won’t help much in the hot, scorching summers…

How it works on me?: I hate this sun shield. It makes my face even more oily, leaves a whitish cast which stays on for some time, takes a hell lot of time to get absorbed and does makes me sweat a lot. I have just used it on my face once and I completely dislike it. I wish, they make a mattifying sunscreen with a higher SPF soon!

In addition, its claims of reducing dark spots and all are false [I use it on my hands now]. I just want to warn you girls with oily skin. Do not waste Rs. 199 for this bad product. I am completely dissatisfied with this! I do not know but maybe girls with dry skin will like it. If this one, made for oily skin, makes my skin extremely oily, then I just wonder what the dry skin variant will do :P I don’t want to write any more about this flop product :P



  • SPF 30 PA++ and Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Packaging
  • Did not break me out
  • Whole lot of information and full ingredients list mentioned


  • Makes the skin extremely sweaty
  • Strong fragrance
  • False claims
  • Leaves a whitish cast which stays for sometime
  • Does not help much
  • Contains a LOT of chemicals and preservatives
  • Everything else that you can think of :P


Final Verdict:

Completely skip it if you have oily to super oily and even normal skin :P I am now using it on my hands and it makes them super oily too :/  :/ Please suggest me ways to empty this tube.

Rating: 1/5 [0.5 for the packaging and 0.5 for not breaking me out]


  1. Eleena Alphonso says

    Lotus Herbals Matte Sunscreen is the best..Gives a matte finish..perfect for those having oily skin. have u tried it Arpita?

    • Arpita Tiwary says

      I have heard that it is tinted :O I try to avoid tinted stuff (Sensitive skin)….. Hmmm!! I wish it was available in Non tinted forms :D

  2. Eleena Alphonso says

    If i’m not mistaken..Lotus Herbals Sunscreens are also available in gel form having SPF 50.

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