Monday, 5 May 2014

Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Review

Hi Everyone!Today I will be reviewing a new launch from Loreal paris known as Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen.The Beautiful Aishwaraya Rai is the brand ambassador.So what do you think,is it worth it?Read along to find out more about it!

Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Review

Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Review

About Mexoryl UV Filters:

Before I proceed with the review, this particular sunscreen is known as Mexoryl sunscreen.This is a patented technology of Loreal.There are only 2 Mexoryl sunscreen are available in the world:
  • Loreal Paris Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen.
  • La Roche Posay Anthelios Sunscreen.
Mexoryl Sunscreen is known to be one of the most stable sunscreen  and provides sun protection for longer duration when compared to Avobenzene,Zinc oxide.It does not degrade easily upon sun exposure but nonetheless all sunscreen break down so re-application is required.Mexoryl is also known as Ecamsule.You can read more about it here.

*La Roche Posay is also a Loreal Company.

My Skin Type:
Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Review

Oily and acne prone skin.


Aqua/Water, Alcohol De.nat, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Propylene Glycol, Bis-Ethyhexyloxyphenol, Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, GlycerinmDrometrizole, Trisiloxane,Ethhexyl Triazine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic acid, Adesonine, PEG-8 Laurate, Palmitic acid, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Geraniol, Disodium EDTA, Ceteth-10,Potassium Hydroxide, Butylphenyl Methyl propional, Citronellol,Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum/Fragrance(F.I.L C1619557/2).


Rs 475 for 30ml.

Product Claim:

Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Review


Loreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Review


1)It is a oil-free and gel based sunscreen.

2)It contains Meroxyl UV filters which is one of the most stable sunscreens.

3)It is light weight sunscreen  and gets absorbed instantly.

4)It does not leave white cast.

5)It does not make face greasy/oily.


7)It is SPF 30 and provides protection against UVA and UVB sun rays.

8)It contains Vitamin E and Adenosine which are anti-ageing ingredients.

9)It is suitable for normal skin.

10)Convenient packaging.

11)Pleasant fragrance.


1)It is expensive.

2)It is contains Palmitic acid and Stearic acid which are moderately comedogenic.So not suitable for oily and acne prone skin.

3)No sunscreen lasts 12 hours but this one provides longer protection.One must still re-apply sunscreen after 3-4 hours.

4)One tube does not last more than 2-3 weeks.

Directions for use:

Take a required quantity of sunscreen and apply on face/body 20 minutes before you step outside.Re-apply if necessary.


Loreal paris are easily available in all supermarkets,cosmetic & beauty stores.

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Final Verdict:

Normal skin folks are really going to like this sunscreen.It is SPF 30 and light weight sunscreen.Since my skin is not highly acne prone skin,this sunscreen does not break me out.I quite like the texture of the product.But it would have really awesome if it was non-comedogenic!I would recommend this sunscreen for normal skin but not for oily skin.

My Rating:3/5

You can also check out more sunscreen options and reviews here.

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