La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++ Review
Sunscreen should be used during winters as well as when you are indoors. I have been lucky enough to find yet another good sunscreen which works best for my oily, acne prone skin. This sunscreen was recommended to me by a fellow bloggers Shalini and Avni. Let’s check the La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++ Review.
Brand Claims of La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++
La Shield Sunscreen Gel has UVA & UVB filters to provide broad spectrum protection. It also helps to improve skin hydration.
- Water resistant
- Alcohol and dye free
- Without colour additive
- Preservative free
Ingredients La Shield Sunscreen Gel
Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Octinoxate, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bisethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Silica, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Caprylyl Methicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Fragrance
The sun protecting ingredients in this sunscreen are
- Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
- Bisethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
- Titanium Dioxide
- Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
Direction For Use
Apply liberally & evenly on the face, neck and exposed area of the skin 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply every 2 hours after continuous sun exposure, swimming or excessive perspiration.
Texture, Fragrance and Packaging
The texture of the sunscreen is cream with little oil feel and doesn’t gets applied like a gel. The product has a little clinical fragrance which isn’t irritating or lingering. The packaging of the product is simple tube as shown in pics. The product sometimes oozes out oil sort of thing from the tube
My experience with La Shield Sunscreen Gel Sunscreen
I have oily and acne prone skin so I usually avoid any product which is heavy in oil or emulsifiers. La Shield Sunscreen Gel is a moisturizing sort of sunscreen which on it’s own feels a little oily on the skin once you apply. The oil free claims of La Shield Sunscreen Gel might make you feel that you need a moisturizer beneath but that’s not the case if you have oily or combination skin type.
Although for review purpose, I have used the product with and without moisturizer. It works better without moisturizer than with moisturizer. I usually use Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel or Hyalugel Hyaluronic Acid Gel beneath any sunscreen, but for La Shield Sunscreen Gel I didn’t even feel to use gel based ones. With moisturizer this sunscreen will feel oily for people with oily, acne prone skin. If you apply it on body, you will notice a sheen after application.
I have used the sunscreen regularly for 4 weeks and am fully satisfied with the performance of the La Shield Sunscreen Gel. The sunscreen does not make my face sweaty or give me any acne. I have also been out in afternoons with a mask on my face, after applying this sunscreen and it absolutely didn’t make my nose sweat. The main thing is to remove the sunscreen before calling it a night else it can clog pores or give acne. The sunscreen is tough to remove with a normal face wash. I usually use SLS or SLES based face wash. If you are into double cleansing then it is highly recommended to follow double cleansing while using this sunscreen.
The sunscreen doesn’t crumble while you apply and is to be used just like you use your moisturizer. The point here being it’s oil free and yet it’s very moisturizing sort on it’s own. It’s better to avoid applying a moisturizer if you have oily skin. Keeping in mind the current winters I think it is working well for my oily skin, I don’t think I see myself using this in hot summers.
It also contains good photo stable sunscreen agents except Octinoxate which is stabilized by other sunscreen agents. The product does leave a little white cast when we apply the sunscreen with a three finger rule but settles down in a while. Surprisingly the product has a claim of being preservative free and after analyzing the ingredients, it’s indeed true.
Also this sunscreen will be suitable for people with dry, normal, combination to oily skin as it is a little moisturizing one and doesn’t crumble if you try to apply on a dry skin or rub it fast in two opposite directions on the skin. Currently am enjoying the sunscreen and I am going to repurchase it again.
The In or La Shield Sunscreen Gel benefits
- Good sunscreen for oily acne prone skin without a moisturizer beneath
- Oil free formulation
- Doesn’t make my face sweat even in hot afternoon
- Doesn’t clog pores or give me acne
- Water resistant and dermatologically tested
- Contains stable UVA and UVB filters to provide broad-spectrum protection (except Octinoxate)
- Suitable for dry, normal, combination to oily and acne prone skin
- Available offline at chemist as well as online
The Out or La Shield Sunscreen Gel side effects
- Won’t suit oily or very oily skin with a moisturizer beneath
- Gives a little white cast for a few minutes after applying and needs to be massaged well
- Removing the sunscreen will need double cleansing routine
Price, Shelf life and Availability – 790 INR for 60 gms with a shelf life of 2 years. Available offline at chemist as well as online. Buy on discount at Amazon.in
La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++ Review
La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++ is a sunscreen am enjoying right now in the winters for my oily and acne prone skin. The oil free and non comedogenic formula is good for oily, acne prone skin. Although using a moisturizer underneath would be little heavy for oily skinned beauties. The sunscreen doesn’t sweat at all in winters at least which is a huge plus for me. I don’t know how it will behave in summers but am sure to not use any moisturizer beneath while using it, irrespective of the season. I would recommend dry, normal, combination to oily skin type people to try La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++ once due to the photo stable sunscreen agents it has.