Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion

BY Lakme
3.6/5
    4 Reviews

Product Description

Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion is a non-sticky light sunscreen that is specially formulated for the hot and humid Indian weather. It blocks the harmful UV rays and protects the skin from sun damage, such as sun spots and skin darkening. The effect lasts for 12 hours. It comes in a bright yellow upside down tube with an open flip lid. This sunscreen is specially designed to be carried everywhere you go.

Product Reviews

3.6

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Suitable for all skin types

Matte finish

Blends easily

Hypoallergenic

Dermatologically tested

Moisturizes skin

Prevents tanning

12-hour protection

Blocks up to 97% harmful sun rays

CONS

Can get thick for very oily skin

Not waterproof

Not for face, but for arms and legs
2.8/5

PROS

Mild fragrance

Does not leave a white cast

Functional packaging

Works decently as a body lotion

CONS

Not ideal for oily skin

Leaves a film layer

Makes the skin sticky


When it comes to my skin, I am very particular about what goes on it, especially with sunscreens. I have oily skin that gets super oily after I head out. I have pimples here and there, and my makeup does not stay on for long, my eyeliner is easy to smudge.

I always opt for gel moisturizers because that’s the best option for oily skin. When I saw an ad of Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion, I was very impressed for its non-sticky and light consistency and was all in for it.

I will say that the packaging is the highlight of this sunscreen because it is functional and travel-friendly. The fragrance is not overpowering and lingers on the skin for a while after application.

I apply Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion in the morning, 15 minutes before heading out. This sunscreen has been lying on my dressing table for quite some time now, and I have been using it on and off.

I used to apply it on my face, but after two to three uses I have stopped — the reason being my oily skin. Though this Lakme sunscreen is gel-based, it makes my skin heavy and sticky. And that is a huge minus point for me. I also don’t like the film it leaves behind. Though Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion does not leave a white cast like most of the sunscreens I know, it adds some kind of layer, which is a minus point for oily skin.

I didn’t want to waste it, so I started using it on my hands and legs and that way, I have no complaints about it.

I do wish it worked on my face. Will I repurchase? No.

A must-have sunscreen
4.7/5

PROS

Effective

Matte finish

Lightweight

Prevents sunburns

Does not promote sweating

Mild on sensitive skin

CONS

Does not blend easily


On my way to Baga beach, Goa, I quickly grabbed this Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion and applied it all over my body and face. I came back to my hotel very satisfied with it. I didn’t want a strong sunscreen because I have sensitive skin, nor did I want to go back looking like a tomato. So this Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte with SPF 30 was just the right amount, and it worked perfectly well. It prevented sunburns at the same time keeping my skin hydrated. Definitely a must-have!

Needs reapplication after 2 hours
3.8/5

PROS

Easily available

Gel consistency

Provides sun protection

Mild smell

Suits combination skin

CONS

Reapplication is required

Holding strength is low


I have been using Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion for over a month now, so I can confidently say that it works really well on my combination skin. It keeps my skin balanced for a while. I wish it has stronger and longer holding strength because, after two hours or so, the effect goes off, and reapplication is required. And that’s a bummer!

Decent sunscreen
3/5

PROS

Does not cause breakouts

Provides decent sun protection

CONS

Does not blend easily


I will say that Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion is a decent sunscreen. Not something I will go gaga for. But it pretty much does an average job of keeping my dry skin moisturized and protected from harmful sun rays.

Top Questions And Answers

February 1, 2019

What is the list of ingredients of Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion?

Praveena PrasadFebruary 2, 2019

Praveena PrasadFebruary 2, 2019

Some of the main ingredients are:

  • Aqua
  • Octocrylene
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Stearic Acid
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Triethanolamine
  • Menthyl Lactate
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Cetearyl Olivate
  • Sorbitan Olivate
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Aluminium Hydroxide
  • Cetostearyl Alcohol
  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate
  • Dimethicone Crosspolymer
  • Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
  • PPG-17/IPDI/DMPA Copolymer
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate etc.

January 31, 2019

How to use this sunscreen?

Sahaja KrishnanFebruary 1, 2019

Sahaja KrishnanFebruary 1, 2019

Apply Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion in the following steps:

  1. Take a coin-sized amount of the product on your palm.
  2. Using fingers, dab the sunscreen on the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck in dots.
  3. Blend it with a gentle massage.
  4. Reapply after every 3-4 hours for effective results.

January 30, 2019

Does Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion have any side effects?

Pia MukherjeeJanuary 31, 2019

Pia MukherjeeJanuary 31, 2019

There are no side effects recorded. Even then, it is wise to do a patch test first to avoid any casualties. Seek medical attention if you feel an odd sensation. Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion is for external use only.

January 29, 2019

Is Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion safe for acne prone skin?

Harika HarikumarJanuary 30, 2019

Harika HarikumarJanuary 30, 2019

It depends on the skin type. If you have very sensitive skin that is very prone to acne, skip this sunscreen. This sunscreen is cream based, so there are possibilities for the skin to get oily and greasy, which does not work in favor of acne prone skin.

January 28, 2019

Does it remove marks?

Deepika BharathJanuary 29, 2019

Deepika BharathJanuary 29, 2019

No, Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion does not remove marks. But it prevents the skin from tanning and further pigmentation.

January 27, 2019

Can I use it on the face?

Akriti RathiJanuary 28, 2019

Akriti RathiJanuary 28, 2019

Yes, Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 30 PA++ Lotion can be used both as a body lotion and a face cream. It is most suitable for dry skin for its high moisturization factor.