Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Review: GT Carrot Lotion 4 in 1 Anti-Aging Formula SPF60 (100ml)

Months ago, I was in dire need of a good sunblock. I figured that I needed at least an SPF30, because my job involves lots of outdoor tasks. I had a few tubes in my stash, but I admit I hated using them. It's either they're too sticky (and gross), or too smelly. There's one sunblock scent that I swear I could associate with poop! 

But despite all those complaints, I simply can't eliminate sunblock from my daily skincare routine. I have to find a good one that I could stick to. 

If you've been visiting Watson's in the past few months, you'd notice that there would be at least one salesperson who would sales talk you (in a good way, of course) into purchasing a sunblock you've never heard of. My mom bought one when she visited Watson's once; my dad got another, too; and, eventually, me, who was just casually browsing for a potential sunblock. 

Believe me, neither one of us knew that the other had the same sunblock. I must say, these salespeople are good! 

So, what did I buy? Read on...

I got the GT Carrot Lotion 4 in 1 Anti-Aging Formula SPF60 in 100ml. 


GT appears to be a new brand in the market, and it's a Filipino brand, too! So far, I've only noticed this product in Watson's shelves. I heard they are available in certain department stores as well.


Packaging

Obviously, GT utilized the tube-type packaging for this product. It's the norm among sunblocks/sunscreens, and probably the best choice to house such. So, I have no complaints on it. The expiration date is also embedded on the tube, so there are no worries over using products that are way past their expiration date.

Formulation

The lotion is somewhat runny, and it has an 'orangey' undertone to it. No worries, though, because the 'orange' tone transforms into a white cast once it blends into the skin. Hence, the so-called whitening effect comes into play. Think of it more as a concealer, and not a 'whitening and brightening' product.

However, I don't quite like the whitening effect of this lotion, because it looks too artificial for me. For one, it doesn't come close to my skin tone. Two, it looks 'cakey' once dried. Three, it leaves white residue on the skin.

Nevertheless, these 'cons' are inevitable for an SPF60 product. You see, the higher the SPF, the whiter the cast, the greasier the formulation, and the stinkier it becomes. I guess, we're about to see a good high-SPF sunblock that don't do any of those things.

Good thing, my problem with this sunblock comes only with the 'whitening' effect. I'm glad to say that it's not greasy on the skin. It doesn't even smell awful! It smells like carrots, and I for one, love carrots!

I must say that this is probably one of the best I've tried in the SPF60 range. Good job, GT!


Effectiveness

This lotion is definitely NOT a whitening product; it's just a concealer, which you know, conceals imperfections such as dark spots. I could tell, because it hasn't made any noticeable improvements on my skin from months of use.

I don't think it's designed to reduce wrinkles, too. Unless of course, you'd count sun protection as its anti-ageing property, which is by the way, what sunblocks are for. Sun exposure accelerates skin ageing; so, it's always better to use sun protection whenever possible.

Since I'm fair-skinned, I easily get sunburns, and I know a good sun protection product when I use one. And this product does an excellent job at that.


Rating:

Packaging: 5.00 out of 5.00
Formulation: 3.00 out of 5.00
Effectiveness: 4.00 out of 5.00

Overall: 4.00 out of 5.00

This cheap product sure promises a lot, but I'm glad it was able to deliver more than what I could pay for.

Pros:

  • Packaging contains information that consumers might want to look into (e.g. expiration date, ingredients, etc.)
  • Available in most stores (e.g Watsons, local department stores, drugstores)
  • Excellent sun protection
  • Conceals imperfections
  • Smells like carrots! 
  • Cheap at Php 215.00 (approximate) 
  • Non-greasy
Cons: 
  • Doesn't whiten the skin
  • Leaves a white cast on the skin
  • Flakey and cakey when dried
  • Available in only one shade 
Repurchase?

Yes, I will! 

That's all for today's review.

Do you have a favorite sunblock/sunscreen? 

Please do comment below!

Love,


Newbee Marie



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5 comments:

  1. For what ages can use this product, could a 12 or 13 year old probably use this?

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  2. This is the best I’ve ever tried until now I’m using it,it’s really effective for me..thanks gt

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  3. this is the best sunblock for me, cheapest for spf 60 in 100ml (imagine that)
    , not so sticky and the smell of the carrots is what i love most.........

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