ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review, Price & Buy Online in India

Hello Everyone,

ZA is an affordable brand launched by Shiseido in India a few months back and I have been using their products for quite awhile. Today, I’m going to review the ZA Day Protector that I have been loving alot these days and is one of those rare sunscreens that wear well under foundation.
I have already reviewed most of the ZA True White Products and you can check them below!
ZA True White Cleansing Foam Review
ZA True White Toner Review
ZA True White Night Cream

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review, Price & Buy Online India

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review, Price & Buy Online India

Product Description
Provides comfortable, light-weight yet strong protection against UV rays at daily base. Helps diminish spots and acne marks at the same time.
Minimizes the appearance of visible melanin accumulation.
Veils skin with a bright, pearly radiance that enhances skin tone for a healthy look.

ZA True White Day Protector Review & Price India

ZA True White Day Protector Review & Price India

Price: Rs 799
Quantity: 35gms

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26

Packaging
The ZA Day Protector comes in a tiny white tube which is packaged in a plastic casing. It has a small nozzle that helps in controlling the amount of product to be dispensed. The packaging mentions all the necessary details like the list of ingredients, date of expiry, claims etc and is quite travel friendly.

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 Ingredients & Review

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 Ingredients & Review

Texture
It has a lotion like consistency which applies easily onto the skin. Like any other sunscreen, it requires a wee bit of effort to blend but once absorbed the ZA Day Protector feels quite lightweight and gives a semi-matte finish. I wouldn’t say its completely matte but it does not make my face oily.

ZA Day Protector SPF 26 Review India

ZA Day Protector SPF 26 Review India

I find that the ZA True White Day Protector adequately moisturizes my skin but dry skinned beauties might require more hydration. It is perfect for normal to combi skin and those with oily skin type might need a dab of compact for a completely matte finish. I like the fact that it wears well under foundation and does not ball up like the other sunscreens. It gives a slight whitish cast which settles down after a few minutes but I’m not sure if it will work well for dusky women.

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review

Efficacy
As a sunscreen I feel it lacks in sun protection as SPF 26 is definitely not adequate for the Indian summers. I find it a hassle to use a separate sunscreen on top of this for decent sun protection and would’ve preferred a higher SPF.

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 Swatch & Review

ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 Swatch & Review

It claims to lighten dark spots as well as acne marks and though I do not suffer from much pigmentation on the face but I haven’t noticed any difference in the discoloration around the chin.

Pros
1) Lightweight texture which absorbs well
2) Did not make my face oily
3) Adequately moisturizes normal to oily skin
4) Wears well under foundation
5) Perfect for normal to combi skintype
6) Travel friendly packaging

Cons
1) Might be a wee bit heavy for oily skin(though nothing that a compact can’t take care of)
2) SPF 26 is too low for adequate sun protection
3) I did not notice any lightening of dark spots as claimed

HBM Rating:
3.5 / 5(Reviewed by Lisha B.)ZA True White Day Protector SPF 26 PA++ Review

HBM Recommendation: ZA True White Day Protector is a lightweight sunscreen with a lotion like consistency and is perfect for normal to combination skin type. It will work well for those with oily skin as well but they might need a dab of loose powder. It is perfect for use under foundation but I would have liked it much more had it provided higher sun protection.

 
*PR Sample. However, my opinion is honest and unbiased.