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L'Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence is the most perfect sunscreen I have met so far.

I have a thing for sunscreens. No, it doesn't simply mean a crush. But that fascination has largely to do with my skin. My skin is very sensitive to strong light. In my school days, when sunscreens were an unknown phenomenon in India, I used to get horrible rashes on my forehead. Ever since I started using sunscreens, they have gone away never to come back.
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L'Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence

Being oily skinned, I am always looking for a good sunscreen. FYI: I have extremely dry skin in winter and extremely oily skin in summer. Being on the downside of 20s, I am afraid of melasma which runs
on my mother's side. So, I am eternally on the watch out of a good sunscreen.

Looks like L'Oreal has tailored a product exclusively for those with my skin type.

L'Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence promises to be light as water, give complete sun protection without greasiness, take care of brown spots and premature aging.
 review of L'Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence
L'Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence

My experience: I had used L'Oreal's UV protector Fluid in Beige before and was highly satisfied, ( reminds me, I should buy a tube again). This one is a similar product, but even less oily, less moisturizing and without pigments. It is not too moisturizing and I still use a moisturizer underneath. I have been out in this 40 degrees Celsius and my skin did not tan or darken. At least, nothing I could discern.


  1. Affordable. 475 INR for 30 ml and the excellent quality is what I would say cheap!
  2. Watery and easily blendable.
  3. Leaves no greasy feeling at all.
  4. No whitish cast.
  5. Can be used underneath makeup. I had no issues.
  6. The flat tube and the pointy nozzle is very ergonomic.
  7. Offers good protection complete with SPF30 UVB and UVA +++ ( what more could I ask for?)

I really find no con and I think it is always going to be a part of my skincare essentials henceforth.

I have worn this under my makeup for hours and did not experience oiliness. For other days, when I am not using much makeup, or if my skin feels a bit dry, I would wear some moisturizer.

Recommendation: If you are looking for a really good sunscreen which delivers each of it's claim and which is non sticky and non oily, look no beyond this.

I am extremely happy with this product!

PR sample. Honest review. If you don't believe, try it yourself.:P