As the summer heat beats down, protecting our skin from UV rays becomes more important than ever. With the Dot & Key Vitamin C+E Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ gaining popularity, I was curious to see if it lives up to the hype. According to the official website it is their best selling product. In this unbiased and non-sponsored analysis, we’ll look at the sunscreen’s formulation, packaging, and performance to help you make an informed selection. This multi-purpose sunscreen promises not only UV protection but also skincare benefits thanks to its unique blend of vitamin C and vitamin E. Let’s get into the detailed review of Dot & Key Vitamin C+E Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++.
About the product:
- 2-in-1 glow + protect SPF 50 sunscreen for even-toned, glowing & protected skin every day.
- Activates Vitamin D receptors, making it beneficial to be in the sun.
- Infused with Triple Vitamin C & Sicilian Blood Orange to fight dullness & pigmentation while boosting collagen.
- Powered by UV filters to protect skin against damaging UVA, UVB & blue light rays.
- Water-light texture that provides full absorbency for an invisible finish on all skin tones with zero white cast.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (and) Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (and) Benzophenone-3 (and) Phospholipids, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide (and) Silica, Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polyacrylate-13 (and) Polyisobutene (and) Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer 6 , Ascorbyl Glucoside , Fructooligosaccharides (and) Beta Vulgaris Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Citrus Cinennsis (Blood Orange) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.
Price: ₹ 445 (Discounted price ₹360)
Quantity: 50 gm
How to use it:
Apply daily, at least 15 minutes before stepping out.
Apply generously on the face, neck & other body parts.
Re-apply every 2-3 hours when exposed to sun for long hours.
Packaging: The sunscreen comes in a small, bright yellow bottle that is excellent for on-the-go use and travel. The screw-on cap with a pointed nozzle allows for controlled dispensing and reduces product waste. The bottle contains sufficient product information, whereas the exterior cardboard packaging contains additional information. Its sleek form and portability make it an easy addition to your skincare routine. I really like the packing! The outer packaging is similar to the Dot & Key 10% Vitamin C+E Super Bright Face Serum. Do read detailed review Here.
My opinion about the product:
Consistency and Absorption: The sunscreen is white in color has a watery consistency that easily slides onto the skin. While the watery texture may take a bit longer to dry, it mixes and dissolves swiftly into the facial skin. Applying a moisturizing serum prior can help with absorption for people with normal to dry skin. However, it absorbs almost rapidly on the hands and feet, making it suited for all skin types.
Performance and Finish: One of the standout features of this Sunscreen is its unique sunscreen serum-like quality. Unlike traditional sunscreens, this product offers zero white cast and does not leave a dewy finish, making it an excellent choice for individuals with oily-combination skin. Additionally, it provides a subtle level of hydration, which means you can skip moisturizer during hot and humid summer days. For those with dry skin, simply layering your regular moisturizer beneath the sunscreen ensures adequate hydration without causing dryness.
Pilling Issue and Application: While the sunscreen performs well in general, I have observed occasional pilling. However, this issue appears to be inconsistent and not present in every application. To avoid pilling, apply sunscreen liberally and avoid excessive touching of the face. Overall, this sunscreen is non-greasy and non-sticky, and it does not leave a patchy effect on the skin.
This Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ is best suited for short outdoor excursions, making it an ideal everyday sunscreen for errands or quick getaways. Its lightweight formulation and ease of reapplication offer a flawless touch-up without the appearance of patchiness. A thicker layer or regular reapplication may be required for extended beach vacations or outdoor activities.
ZZM Rating: ♥♥ 3/5 ♥♥
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