Sunscreen Sins are dangerous. If you like to soak up some sun during winter without layering some serious sunscreen, you are a big sinner, girl. Be it any day of the year, wear your umbrella, I mean your sunscreen. And not just wear it once, re apply it whenever required.
I have been there, not wearing sunscreen because I felt it would break me out, would make me feel oily or sticky. I would skip it when I was sure not to go under the sun. I skipped it REGULARLY. Such a naive. I mostly relied on BB & CC cream for the least sun protection they offered.
I am saying it now. I have entered into my 30s. By this time I have realized the mistakes I have committed through out my life. Not Wearing Sunscreen is among the top ones. I recently came to know everything about sunscreen and that’s how I got motivated to wear one.
Today I am going to speak about La Shield FISICO Sunscreen Gel, which is physical sunscreen. This sunscreen contains 25% Zinc Oxide providing broad spectrum sun protection i.e. SPF 50+ & PA+++ A physical sunscreen is always my preference because I have problematic skin. Physical sunscreens mostly use natural formulation to provide sun protection such as Zinc Oxide, which is also beneficial for skin.
La Shield FISICO Sunscreen Gel SPF50+ with PA+++
The sunscreen is 100%natural origin containing 25% Zinc Oxide to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Eco certified active Zinc Oxide provides protection against the sun. The sunscreen does not have any chemical fillers which might irritate skin. The sunscreen is also water resistant and dermatologically tested.
Price & Availability
The sunscreen is available at online shopping websites as well as pharmacy & chemist shops. The price of the sunscreen for 50g varies in between 450 to 700 depending upon the discount a store offers. I get it via Amazon at great discount.
The sunscreen is available in SPF 40 & SPF 50 versions. Both have almost same packaging. The sunscreen tube is packed in a white and orange themed cardbox which give out all the details about the product including the features, directions to use, ingredients along with manufacturing details and price. The tube itself is very sturdy. It is also white & orange themed with white screw-in cap. Almost every information is also provided on the tube. So even if you loose the carton, you can refer to the tube for details.
The tube is very convenient to carry around. It is leak proof & easy to use.
How To Use
The tube should be stored in a cool place to maintain it’s efficacy. Taking a dollop of sunscreen is advised by dermatologists for maximum protection. Apply a dollop on face and neck. Also apply the sunscreen on the exposed areas of your body such as hands & feet. Since this sunscreen contains 50 SPF it will give you protection for 50 X 5 minutes = 250 minutes which comes out to be approx 4 hours, after which you should re apply the sunscreen.
Fragrance & Texture
The fragrance of La Shield Sunscreen SPF 50 is faintly sweet cum herbal. I do not smell anything chemical out of it. The sunscreen has a silicon-y feel may be because it’s a physical sunscreen and it is supposed to coat skin to protect it from the sun. The texture is otherwise very smooth to work with. It spreads easily. Initially there is some white cast, but it vanishes away if I massage is nicely. It leaves skin totally matte that I can put on makeup over it.
I have had my fair share of bad experience with sunscreens. Some made me oily. Some broke me out. Some left me looking like a white ghost. It’s really tricky when it comes to choosing a sunscreen for an oily and acne prone skin. That’s the reason I used to shy away from using one. But in long run it only gave me bad skin texture with dark spots. The Sun is really bad for skin. It hurts you silently & secretly while you do not realize. It hurts you when you expect it the least.
La Shield Sunscreen Gel, is the one sunscreen that I regret not trying out earlier. I am on the second tube of this sunscreen. I knew about this from a long time, but never really took it seriously. I kept on trying out others while the perfect one kept on waiting for me. Okay, maybe it’s too filmy, but that’s how I feel.
I like the lightweight texture of the sunscreen. It goes very smoothly on my skin. It does not make me feel heavy or make me sweat as some other sunscreens have done in the past. It also does not have over powering smell. It does not make me feel uncomfortable with it’s finish.
The sunscreen provides broad spectrum up to 4 hours (my calculation), so the sunscreen kind of save you from re application headache after 2 hours. Re applying it twice a day works good given that I do not go out in the sun. If you have field engagement, you must reapply it after every 4 hours or if the sunscreen gets rubbed or wiped off due to sweat.
Zinc Oxide is good for acne prone skin. Zinc helps skin heal fast. It also takes away redness/inflammation. So the sunscreen kind of works in two way for me. It works on my skin issues while giving me sun protection. My skin looks & feels good after using this sunscreen. That’s what a sunscreen is supposed to do. Right?
La Shield FISICO Gel Sunscreen is apt for all type of skin but is specially formulated for oily & acne prone. The sunscreen offers SPF 50 & PA+++ i.e. broad spectrum protection. It feels lightweight, sweat free & oil free. It is also water resistant. It does not break out skin. It is affordable as compared to other broad spectrum sunscreens.
If you are a girl in distress, a girl with oily skin /acne, this is your answer to sun protection worries. If you have not tried this sunscreen, do it ASAP, and you will be sorted. Trust me on this one.