New Lakme Sun Expert After Sun Skin Lightening Face Wash specially formulated with UV filters and anti-tan soothing ingredients, cleanses and calms sun exposed skin helping it recover. Gentle yet effective, it cleanses skin from the innermost pores. With cucumber and lemon grass extracts, it soothes and protects skin from common forms of skin irritation post sun exposure and leaves a tingling fresh and clean feel.
I knew when I saw the bright yellow packaging in the promo pictures, I had to get at least one thing from this range. I found only the face wash and one of the lotions (not sure whether body or face) at Spar, so bought the face wash. I did want to try the face mask too, but I didn't find it anywhere. Some other time, perhaps :)
The flip open cap is a tad too tight for my liking but is definitely not going to cause any accidents in the bag. The face wash is a pale yellow gel with a few, really few, granules scattered in it. I don't think they provide any scrub value at all and most times I don't even realize they are there. It has a strong citrusy smell - might remind some people of fabric softener :) I find it quite okay.
The product gives a soft lather that washes off easily. The granules, as I said, are too less to provide any kind of scrubbing effect. True to its claims, this leaves a cooling sensation on my face after washing off, and I just love that for the summers. It didn't dry my skin out too much but cleaned quite well. I tend to stay away from gel-based cleansers because I have this theory they are very helpful in starting an acne attack, but this one hasn't done anything like that. No dry skin, no oily skin - it leaves my skin quite normal. I get this feeling, though, that normal-to-dry skin types might need a little extra of the moisturizer after this. As for the skin-lightening claims, to me it seems more of a skin soothing effect so that any redness associated with being out in the sun gets calmed down. I didn't actually try that out, but as I said, I love the cooling feeling it leaves behind. Will let you know, though, if I get fair fair fair in about a month or two :P
Ingredient List/Usage: (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate and ethylhexyl salicylate are the two UV protection agents that I could find in the ingredient list.)
Cost: 50 g/Rs. 74
Rating: A nice face wash, especially for use in the summers, when the cooling sensation and the anti-tan skin soothing effect would be something most of us would be quite thankful for. It does have a really long name though :D