Ansolar Daily Use Gel Cream SPF 30 (Sunscreen) Review

by mehak on August 6, 2012

in A+, Reviews, Skincare

Ansolar Daily Use Gel Cream Spf 30 (Sunscreen) Review

Guest Post by Sktribal (Sensitive Skin)

A few weeks back, I’d visited my dermatologist to get treated for some really bad facial pigmentation I’d suddenly developed. I was a little baffled by what she said. Apparently, I’d been wiping off the sweat too roughly with a handkerchief and since I had very sensitive skin, this led to pigmentation.…wt..? She showed me how the skin had darkened most in the parts that I’d wipe most often with a kerchief (like side of the forehead, sides of the mouth..). She was right and it seemed pretty clear when she explained it to me.

She prescribed some topical medications for me to use and told me to make a habit of dabbing my face instead of wiping or rubbing it. I also got my first chemical peel done which helped a lot with my acne and pigmentation and at the time, she prescribed Ansolar sunscreen and told me to use it regularly because peels can make skin very photosensitive. I’ve been using it religiously since then and it really is effective.

Now, normally it isn’t easy to say if a sunscreen is effective or not especially if you’re skin is already very pigmented/tanned. But since I’ve been getting peels done every two or three weeks and each peel makes skin more and more sensitive to the sun, I can say with certainty that this sunscreen really did help prevent the reversal of the effects of the peels. I also did not get burned or pigmented and it didn’t aggravate my acne even when my skin was at its most sensitive. It’s also waterproof so it doesn’t flow right off my face when I sweat and believe me I sweat a LOT. You can even swim with this on. I always apply a generous amount of this sunscreen to make sure it is effective and while it is a little heavy as compared to the lotus gel-based sunscreens, it doesn’t leave a white film the way some sunscreens do. It leaves a bit of an oily finish but I just use some translucent powder on top and I’m good to go. The only thing I don’t like about this is the price. It’s a whopping Rs650 for 60g! But for me, sunscreen, especially a waterproof one is a really, really important step in my skin care regime. Heck! I don’t even use a moisturizer or anything..just sunscreen. So, for me it’s a useful investment.

What Ansolar Sunscreen Claims
High UVB (SPF 30) and High UVA protection (PA+++)
Helps to prevent signs of sun damage such as sun spots, lines and wrinkles.
Antioxidant Action
Complex S3
Very water resistant

Directions for use: Apply Ansolar Daily Use generously, at least 30 minutes before sun exposure. It is recommended to repeat application every 2hrs after continuous sun exposure and every 80 minutes after swimming and excessive perspiration.

Rating: A+

Price: Rs 650

Final Recommendation: All I have to say is that this  Ansolar  Daily Use Gel sunscreen works really well for my sensitive skin and if you’re looking for a good,  dermatologist –recommended water proof and effective sunscreen, then do give this a try.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Ishita Ray August 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

Hey even I have very sensitive skin and cant tolerate chemical sunscreen ingredients. Can I have the ingredient list of this product?


Manu August 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Cyclopentasiloxane (and) dimethicone crosspolymer, Octocrylene, Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate, cyclopentasiloxane (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, propylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl triazone, biosaccharide gum-4, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, decarboxy carnosine HCl (and) butylene glycol, ectoin.


Ishita Ray August 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

hey thnks a lot.. :) it seems like its also a chemical sunscreen . Cant use it on my sensitive skin :(


Manu August 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Most sunscreens are chemical cos the spf and pa/pb factor comes from the chemical composition. Natural sunscreens don’t have an spf :)


Ishita Ray August 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

am not talking abt natural sunscreens , I prefer physical sunscreens with the sunscreen ingredients zinc oxide, and titanium di- oxide :) they provide both the UVA and UVB protection :) some egs are Clinique city block sheer spf25 , and Dermalogica Super sensitive sunblock


RJ August 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Hey great post! Ansolar offers great protection but is sadly not meant for an oily/sensitive skin type. I break out with this one.. but the ingredient list is so enticing that I end up applying it anyway on those heavy sun days..


Manu August 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Oh, that’s bad. I don’t break out with this, though.


RJ August 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

On a similar note, does anyone know of a really good derm practicing in delhi/ggn? The last two ended up giving me acne :p


Shivani August 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My dermat suggested me to use Photoban, it is nice too!


tina August 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I have been using this for almost 2 months now….I have oily an sensitive skin…its treated me well…its better than neutrogena for the face coz neutrogena is really oily and leaves a white film….ansolar jus gets absorbed into the skin like moisturizer. like it …but yes…the price is high


Manu August 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Yes, I really like this and even otherwise I stick to what my derm suggests because it works for me :)


Akanksha August 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I have been using this for the past few months..i have a sensitive and oily skin..and i don’t break out with this one it!! there is a cream version as well besides this gel mom uses that..she has normal skin..


Dolon August 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Thanks for the review…my face sweats a lot too specially after applying sunscreen..glad tht this stays put


philamazan August 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

i m using missha bb cream… this sounds nice though


Deepa August 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

I have used this when I was on outdoors duty.. it worked really well then… The price is a little bit high.. So thts the only issue.. So u cant rely on trial and error method..


BeautyIndia September 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

this looks great…its spf is very good..i like it…


radi July 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm

ansolar or lotus is better to prevent tanning?


surendra August 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Ishita ray……this sunscreen is chemical as well as physical…having a tinosorb m advantage….this sunscreen is recoomended for procedure has s3 complex which give multilable protection to your skin which is essentially require after peeling,laser,microdrama abberession.this is best optn for senstive skin and acne skin peoples,even its also enhance the brightness of albatin…which is responsible for skin brightness.


surendra August 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Ya its little bit costly….company providing international quality same in India…there is always big difference in Indian quality and international quality,so who people really consious abt there skin…use it.if u have any query abt this product contact me on my id……..because I am handling this product.


ratul singha April 11, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Is photoban™- 30 effective sunscream ???


Priya October 1, 2014 at 10:45 am

Do anyone know the ingredients of S3 COMPLEX…??


prerana sharma February 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

Hi, I was googling around for the reviews of this Ansolar sunscreen….as you said it is water proof, how do you used to remove / wash it at the end of the day… I have acne prone skin, iam always worried about the pore blocking ingredients in a product.


Bhaskar November 5, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Is ANSOLAR is useful to clear black circles around the eye?
Do I need to continue using the ANSOLAR daily cream continuously even after black circles cleared?

Expecting your answer.

Thank you.


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