L'Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence

A little sun here, a little sun there, summery fun all the way. It is sometimes nice to bask in the glory of our very own star – The Sun. It provides us with much-needed Vitamin D, wakes us up and overall brightens our day. But a little too much can be bad for us. Sunscreens ensure we stay in the sun without damaging our skin. Read more to find out how L’Oreal  UV Perfect Aqua Essence works on my oily skin.

The product claims to “Our Most Complete UV shield

Anti-UV: Formulated specifically for Asian skin, the advanced Mexoryl XL Filter provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection for 12H.

Anti-Oxidant: With Vitamin E, which reinforces the skin to fight against free radicals and slow down skin aging.

Anti-Aging: Enriched with Adenosin, a renowned anti-aging ingredient, which helps to strengthen premature skin aging.

Texture: Encapsulated in an ultra-light watery essence, which melts on skin and is quickly absorbed for a light refreshing effect. It lets the skin breathe and makes it supple and smooth. Non-sticky, non-greasy, it leaves a velvet and invisible finish.

Result: Skin is protected against signs of photo aging (brown spots, darkening, loss of elasticity, wrinkles) and external stress. Day after day, skin stays visibly fair and young.”

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I am not a big fan of sunscreens, mostly because I forget to use them. But, they are a must. We are constantly exposed to Sun’s harsh rays and we need to protect our skin from the damages of prolonged sun exposure. L’Oréal’s UV Perfect sunscreens got me excited because it was aqua based. Having oily skin, most sunscreens make my face very oily easily. I was hoping that the UV Perfect Aqua Essence would fit the bill perfectly.

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The sunscreen comes in sturdy plastic packing. The sunscreen itself is a pale white runny liquid. I found that it moisturizes the skin well along with providing protection against UVA & UVB. While the sunscreen gets absorbed easily into my skin, it did leave sheen on my face – but I was happy it was very less compared to my favourite Neutrogena sunblock. The sunscreen did not irritate my skin or break me out. It works well under makeup as well. Neither did it leave a white cast on my face.

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While I am overall happy with this sunscreen, it is quite expensive for the quantity you get. The brand also claims that the sunscreen provides 12H protection – this is a little too far-fetched. Sunscreens need to be reapplied every 3-4 hours and this further depends on this harshness of sunlight and duration of exposure. Apart from this I am quite happy with this. If you don’t mind shelling out a bit for a sunscreen do give L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence a try.


  • Sinks into the skin easily
  • Moisturizes skin & protects against UVA & UVB
  • Did not break me out or irritate my skin
  • Travel friendly easy to use packaging
  • Can be used under makeup
  • Does not leave a white cast
  • Paraben free


  • May not suit oily skin well
  • 12 hour claim is a little too far-fetched – this will depend on harshness of sunlight and duration of exposure
  • Expensive for the quantity
  • Opaque packaging makes it difficult to see how much of the product is remaining


PRICE: Rs. 475/- for 30 ml available on AMAZON

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  1. I totally agree to your points. I did try this. it was good but then I have combination skin so may be it was not the best because of that. But love how it doesn’t leave any white cast on the face. Love your review 🙂

  2. I’ve used a few Lotus sunscreens. Liked some. Haven’t tried Cetaphil though. Saw Cetaphil sunscreens at Health & Glow, they seemed a little expensive.