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Lakmé Sun Expert Cucumber & Lemongrass Fairness Sunscreen 50 PA+++ Review

A high performance sunscreen that gives complete UV protection, no matter how strong the rays are. Cucumber and lemon grass extracts moisturize the skin and make it glow even more. 
SPF 50 gives 97% skin protection from UVB rays 
PA +++ keeps skin completely safe from harmful UVA rays 
For Normal To Dry Skin.

30 ml: Rs. 350/- (This one)
50 ml: Rs.250/-

Okay, I'll start with the fairness part (btw, I really think 'whitening' is less offensive than 'fairness'):

Does it make my skin lighter? Yes, a tad. I mean temporarily. However, it could look too white on darker skin tones, especially if you apply too much and don't blend it well. But yes, it does make my skin look more radiant & awake, especially in the morning.

♥  Although this is meant for normal to dry skin, I find that it suits my oily skin- it is non-greasy, but it's also moisturizing.
♥  It has a smooth, satin feel, which is what I like most about it.
♥  It minimizes my pores
♥  Doesn't break me out.
♥  Pump bottle is nice and light....and hygienic.
♥  It smells tooo good! I want a body wash & a room freshner in this scent too.
♥  SPF 50 PA+++ has got to be good, right? I have to use SPF 30 & above because of my skin's tendency to get pigmented, so I guess it's very well protected with SPF 50.
♥  Reasonably priced.

-  It leaves a white cast behind, if not blended well. To avoid this, don't use more than 1 pump at once.
-  I find this difficult to blend on dry skin. I applied it on my hubby- who has dry skin & a darker skin tone- and it was so hard to make the whiteness disappear! On top of that, some of it got stuck in his stubble...oh no! =D


After application

This is somewhat like the Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunblock (I'm guessing it was inspired by it too), but this is more white & thicker (and cheaper!)

I am really liking this sunscreen. I have been using it everyday for the past 3-4 weeks. Even the women in my family unanimously think it's "so smooth & smells so good!" :)

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4.5/5

*Whole range of Lakme Sun Expert here

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

[Disclosure: Product sent by PR for consideration. Honest review, as always.]


  1. Looks great!! Would love to give it a try but right now I'm loving the Lotus & makari sunscreens :D
    Thanks for the review CZ!!

  2. wow i love everything which contains lemon ... does it make your skin oily after application ??

  3. I liked SPF30 for oily skin more..ya I did not like the blending part n whitish cast..n its too thick for my liking too :/

  4. My hubby has the same problem with sunscreens I use, he is darker than me & most sunscreens leave him looking grey :P

  5. Hey...

    30 ml: Rs. 350/- (This one)
    50 ml: Rs.250/-" ...??

    Strange... is that a typo??

    oh, and btw, LOVE this blog :P can't wait to see the new look you're working on :)

    Oweeee, look at that cutie bow, its SO you! ♥

    and **ahem ahem** - you with hubby pic, sometime? :)

  6. Me too have oily skin and always have issues regarding sunblocks... thanx for review i think this one worth's try

  7. this seems like an awesome product! :)

  8. Cynthia, does this lotion sting your eyes when you sweat?
    I use the Neutrogena one, and when i sweat it drips from my forehead into my eyes and stings ALOT! X-(

  9. Anon- I haven't experienced that, but sweat alone also stings my eyes usually.


  10. jeeya- No it's doesn't make my skin oily, but it is not matte either


  11. Anonymous ~ Oh ya, I got that info from the Lakme website! It must be a mistake. Maybe 10 or 20 ml is Rs.250.

    Thanks, glad u liked it. I'm still working on the look atm. Hubby is not up for it right now :)


  12. Cynthia you need to convince the Lakme people to sell in the US too!!! Or convince my hubby I need an annual India trip so I can shop till I drop!!! =)

  13. It aint a typo thats how d product is priced...strange na!
    Even I was zapped.
    Bought this for my sister she is super prone to tanning.

  14. No no Cynthia, its not a mistake. I asked the PR. They say that the pump bottle is more expensive. The difference of price is due to packadging. But, ultimately, I calculated, for the tuve you pay hardly two or three bucks per ml while for the pump bottle more than 12 bucks. :P
    I calcualted by the price and quantity of the product. :D

  15. Nivedita- Oh, thanks for the info! Wow you're good! :D

    Adaa- Yes, very strange


  16. 30ml is 350 and 50ml is 250????? Is that an typo????

  17. I gotta say, I really like the packaging for this one. Looks so sleek and appropriately sunscreen-y, if you know what I mean. :)


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