How is everybody doing? I hope all of you are prepping up to protect your skin from the searing heat of summer this time. I am going to review a sunscreen called Suncros Soft Gel by Sun pharma. I had earlier reviewed a sunscreen from the same pharmaceutical company called suncros aqua gel.
What does the product offer:
Suncros Soft Gel comes with SPF 50+, is non irritant, water resistant and preservative free.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide (micronized), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Isostearic acid, Polyhydroxystearic acid, PEG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate.
Apply liberally on the face, neck and exposed area of the skin atleast 15 minutes before sun exposure. Apply everyday for maximum protection. Suncros Soft sunscreen gel has UVA & UVB filters to provide broad spectrum protection.
My Take On Suncros Soft Gel:
The texture of the gel is very soft and is like whipped cream. I applied a very little amount of the gel for my complete face. I knew my face would feel heavy if I applied too much gel. The gel glided just like butter on my face. Luckily my face did not sting after applying the cream which I experienced with their other product. May be that’s because this is a physical sunscreen. My dry skin felt soft, smooth and moisturized because the gel contains vitamin E. It gave a nice matte finish. I did break out initially due to loads of silicones in it. But got used to it after few days.
It has a high SPF of 50+ which is very good for the Indian climate. It gave me very good protection from the sun.
It is a physical sunscreen. (Yay!! good for me )
Little goes a long way (if used properly)
Doesn’t leave any white cast
It is non irritant and preservative free which is a bonus to oily and sensitive skinned people.
It is water resistant. You have to scrub your face to get off the gel 😀
Paraben free (Woot woot)
Gives a nice healthy glow to the face.
Works great as a primer, masks the pores really well (thanks to the silicones)
It is definitely not non-comedogenic. With so much silicones in the sunscreen I would say it is a no no for oily skin. I feel it clogs the pores if not washed properly. One needs to thoroughly cleanse the face to remove the sunscreen off the face.
My Final Verdict:
It will ace as a physical sunscreen sans the silicones given the high sun protection factor but definitely fails as a cream on the whole as it cannot be used by all skin types. But on the other hand it is too good a sunscreen to let go off as it is a zinc based sunscreen which my skin loves. That is why I am trying to work things out between us 😉 It is priced at Rs. 545/- for 50gms and is available at medical stores in almost all major cities. So go ahead and be sun safe this summer