Aroma Magic Sunscreen with SPF 50
October 28, 2010
When my first bottle of Lotus sunblock spray was about to get over I wanted to try some new sunscreen just explore the market even though I was quite happy with the lotus one. So in that exploration mode I bought the Aroma Magic Sunscreen with SPF 50.
Whichever Aroma magic products I’ve tried until now, have worked pretty decently for me….nothing very fantastic but nothing bad either and hence I wasn’t skeptical about buying the sunscreen as well.
Aroma Magic was running some promotional offer when I bought this due to which I got strawberry lip balm and a small tube of grapefruit facewash free with this sunscreen.
What it claims :
A cream with a high content of natural snscreen agents that protects your skin by blocking out UVA & UVB rays. Suitable for sunbathing and during swimming. Safe for delicate skin of children. Suitlable for all skin types.
Active Ingredients :
Extracts of Chinese Tea, Bach, Horse Radish, Neems, Aloe Vera, Quince Seed, Calamine, Octyl, Methoxycinnamate, Benzaphenone-3, Titanium Dioxide and pure essential oils of Wintergreen, Lavender, Bergamot & Geranium.
Price : Rs. 235 for 120 gms
The sunscreen comes in thick fat tube.
It has a very very mild fragrance and a pearly kind of finish.
What I like about Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Sunscreen :
I think it does the job of sun protection as per the SPF claim well. I really don’t know of any way one could actually test whether the sunscreen is doing its job?? Unless you are using it at a place like maybe Goa or maybe if you have sensitive skin..otherwise I don’t think there is any full-proof way of ‘testing’it…but I didn’t have any sunburn issues as such while I used this.
It gets absorbed in the skin easily. Does not leave the skin greasy or sweaty at all…Infact I find it quite drying for my skin (I have normal-dry skin)
It does not leave a whitish case behind for me, but needs to be blended well into the skin since it has a thick consistency
It has a nice mild fragrance
It has SPF 50 and I like my sunscreens to have a SPF of atleast 30
What I dislike about Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Sunscreen :
I find it extremely drying for my skin. I never use moisturizers with sunscreens on my body as the sunscreen itself is moisturizing enough for me. Only use some base on my face, but with this sunscreen I HAVE to use some moisturizer as its very drying. But this may work very well for people with oily skin.
The packing is not very attractive…I find this problem with many aroma magic products..I find their packaging very boring not something which will pull you to their counters in stores. As a matter of fact I used to find their packaging quite ‘cheap’ earlier and until I discovered that they are quite a good brand of aromatherapy products they looked to me like some cheap local brand coz of the packaging.
Because of the thick consistency of the cream, you need to rub it in your skin else it might leave some traces behind…don’t like this extra effort I need to put in.
The complete ingredient list is not provided…it only mentions the active ingredients
Its very inconvenient to get the cream out when ur about to finish the tube..u have to really struggle to get it out..you have to keep on pressing the tube until you get some cream out and its a waste of time for me in the morning when in anycase I am in a hurry.
Would I recommend this to others and re-purchase for myself : I am definitely not buying this again as it is extremely drying for my skin. But I feel it would work well for people with oily skin as it may really control some oil factor.
Which sunscreen are you using?