Hi all beautiful souls. The product under review today is from the L’oreal Dermo Expertise range which is the UV Perfect 12H Longlasting UV Protector. To be very frank, this range has not proved itself quite worthy (for me!) and here I am with another dubious product of theirs after my encounter with the not-so-good face wash – L’oreal Paris Pearl Perfect Re Lightening Whitening Facial Foam.
Price and Quantity:
Rs. 449 for 30ml
The cream is milky white in colour. It comes in a plastic bottle with a screw open cap with a nozzle to squeeze out the product. I really liked the packaging of the product as it reduces wastage and helps squeeze out only the desired quantity.
To be honest, I am a bit confused with the product. I am not able to decipher how to use it. SPF 50 screams to me for using it as a sunscreen but then the product description says you can use it as a makeup base.
I have a combination skin. When I applied this to my face, no doubt it absorbed quickly but left a shine (or glow??!) that I just abhor. I like my face matte and clear. Just hated the shine that this product gave. Again, maybe some of you may like it. Then again when I used this on my hands for the purpose of swatch (which have pretty skin), the cream absorbed quickly again and this time leaving little shine behind which is tolerable. So I guess, the problem lies in the selection. This is not meant for combination/oily skin at all.
So having learnt my lesson, in this season, I am just using this on my bare hands as a protection from the sun. But to warn you, give ample time for it get absorbed in your skin or else it will be washed away in the rains. I may again try it on the face during winters.
Why I like this?:
- Absorbs quickly
- Good protection (SPF 50 UVA PA++)
- Packaging reduces wastage of product
- Gives shine
Why I don’t like?:
- Gives shine (and I hate it)
Rating: 3.5/ 5
I am really regretting buying this product just for the sake of anxiety at such a high price. But to be honest, I am also glad that I found an alternate way to use it and would be wasting the product. But surely would not be buying it again. Oily/Combination skin people can clearly stay away from this.