Today will be reviewing another gel based sunscreen from Stiefel known as known as Ansolar Daily Use Gel-Cream SPF 30.There is another lotion version(SPF 60) available as well which is more suitable for normal-dry skin.I am not big fan of lotion base because they break out my oily-acne prone skin so I prefer gel bases.Anyway lets go ahead with the review.
My Skin Type:
Oily and acne prone skin.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Octocrylene, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane ,PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl ,Butylene Glycol, Ectoin
Rs.650 for 60 grams.
Stiefel/GlaxoSmithKline products are easily available in all medical stores.
1)It is oil-free,non-comedogenic gel based sunscreen.
2)It is a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 which is perfect for outdoors and provides UVA and UVB sun protection.
3)It does not make face greasy or oily upon application.
4)It does not leave white cast.
5)It glides on smoothly giving matte finish instantly.
6)Water-proof and sweat-proof.
7)It acts a primer or make up base because of the presence of silicones.
8)It does not break me out.
9)It is suitable for normal skin and especially oily-acne prone skin.
10)Alcohol-free,Preservative-free,Dye-free,No Artifical colours added.
12)Easily available in all medical stores.
1)It is expensive.
2)I normally don’t prefer Dimethicone/Silicones in sunscreen.There is a possibility that it might not suit sensitive skin.If you have sensitive skin,a patch test is advisable.
Directions for use:
Apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to stepping outside.Re-apply after 2-3 hours.
This sunscreen was prescribed by my doctor when I was undergoing chemical peeling.I used it for a couple for months many years ago and totally forgot about it.Then I suddenly realised it is the same formula as Sunmate Gel Sunscreen,like ditto formula!I actually there is no difference between these two sunscreens except for the price.So in case one of them is not available,you can always go another one.Nonetheless it is stills suitable for all skin types especially oily-acne prone skin.