I have a confession to make, I almost never use sunscreen. I know that’s supposed to be some kind of mortal sin in todays world (knowing what we know & all) but I’ve always been a bit lazy where skincare is concerned plus I hate the texture & the white cast that SPF gives (that’s why I always prefer multitasking products!)
Lacto Calamine has been around in India for generations. Though my mother or grandmother didn’t use it, I’m sure many girls will tell your that theirs did. The lacto calamine classic lotion is one of my favorite face lotions, it really works well when my skin is feeling oily so when this new sunscreen especially for oily skin was announced I was quite interested in trying it.

What they say: The goodness of SPF 30 PA++, Lemon Extract & Vitamin E
• Lemon Extract helps in oil control
• The goodness of Vitamin E helps reduce dark spots, pigmentation & is know to prevent premature ageing of skin due to harmful UV rays.
• The shield of SPF 30 PA++ helps to protect skin from broad spectrum UVA & UVB rays.

Let’s talk packaging- the sunscreen comes in a flattish tube with a flip top cover. It’s quite secure & you can easily carry it around without worrying that it will open.

The sunscreen is quite thick & you only need a small amount. It spreads well but it does give that dreaded white cast.
But by far the worst thing about it is the sweat. Mumbai is already very humid & every time I go out in the day I feel like my face is going to melt off. Well let me tell you this makes it so much worse. If I’m going to meet anyone is makes me feel very self conscious because OMG SO MUCH SWEAT. Of course you need to keep wiping your face but that means the sunscreen is getting wiped away too. And though it didn’t add too much greasiness to my face, it didn’t help in controlling oiliness either.

✔ Reasonably Priced
✔ Broad Spectrum UV Protection
✔ Adequate SPF protection (50)


✘ Leaves a visible white cast.
✘ Causes excessive sweating.
✘ Contains silicones.
✘ Doesn’t contain oiliness much.
Price: ₹199 for 50ml
Rating: 2.5/5
Lacto Calamine Sun Shield Daily Use Sunscreen for normal to oily skin is a well priced sunscreen that offers broad spectrum sun protection, even if it isn’t always the most comfortable to wear.

Will I Repurchase? No.


PR Sample, Honest Review.