L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30 Review

L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence UV Protector SPF 30 Review

By Nids

Product Benefits: Ideal for everyday use, UV Perfect Aqua Essence not only provides expert sun protection but also keeps the skin hydrated and feeling fresh, supple and smoother.

Application: Aqua Essence is the first product from the L’Oréal Paris UV perfect range that is a lightweight composition making it feel like water when applied on the skin. It is fresh, non-greasy, and non-sticky and quickly gets absorbed in the skin.

L'Oreal Paris Aqua Essence
L’Oreal Paris Aqua Essence

Innovation: L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence with SPF 30 PA+++ and a PPD of 15.5, thus ensuring a high level of protection against both UVA and UVB. It is also enriched with Advanced Mexoryl XL Filters that protect against broad spectrum UVA/UVB rays, Adenosine that repairs deep skin damage and fights wrinkles, and Vitamin E that helps fight against free radicles and external stress.

Price: 475 INR for 30 ml

L'Oreal Paris Aqua Essence
L’Oreal Paris Aqua Essence

Shelf Life: 36 months

My take on the L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence:

Looking out for a light weight, easy to blend-in, non-greasy and totally non drying sunscreen then your search ends with the new L’Oreal UV perfect Aqua essence.

Being an ardent fan of mattifying sunscreens, this is my first sunscreen from Loreal that leaves a nice sheen on my dry skin and takes proper care of the dry patches on my face. The gel like texture of this UV protector gets absorbed just so easily and quickly leaving the skin soft and supple.

L'Oreal Paris Aqua Essence
L’Oreal Paris Aqua Essence

The Loreal UV perfect aqua essence comes in a light blue colored plastic pack with an easy to operate white cap. The pack ha a small nozzle like dispenser which dispenses the perfect amount without creating any mess. I like the cute and sleek packaging.

The product is white colored liquid in an ultra-light texture that melts and gets easily absorbed into the skin. The skin quickly feels hydrated. Though a slight shine can be seen still it’s completely non sticky in feel. I like the fact that my drying BB/CC creams go on smoothly over it so it acts as a perfect base for mattifying products. If you prefer matte finish, a touch of compact later would do the trick.

L'Oreal Paris Aqua Essence
L’Oreal Paris Aqua Essence

It blends in completely so there is no white cast left later. Even being in the sun with it on, I haven’t seen any excessive sweating so it lets your skin breathe nicely. Though I mostly stay indoors still this have kept my skin safe from the harmful sun rays, whenever I chance to step out in the harsh sun for a couple of hours. I regard this just perfect for everyday use as it provides hydration coupled with UV protection.

L'Oreal Paris Aqua Essence
L’Oreal Paris Aqua Essence


  • Ultra light texture.
  • Gives no white cast
  • Photographs well.
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Leaves a nice sheen on the skin still feels non-greasy.
  • A little amount needed for a 1-time application.
  • Provides sun protection nicely for a couple of hours
  • No extra sweating so lets the skin breathe.
  • Has a faint smell that vanishes quickly.


  • A bit pricey if compared with other competitive products.
  • Not a good option if you prefer completely matte finished creams
  • Has SPF-30 only so re-application is necessary if you have to stay in the sun for long.
L'Oreal Paris Aqua Essence
L’Oreal Paris Aqua Essence



Ratings: 4.4/5

Final Verdict:Definitely a great everyday cream with added benefit of sun protection. Normal to dry skinned gals would love this.  A repurchase stuff for me for sure.


Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.


  1. Shivi@COSMOCHICS Reply

    Nicely reviewed! Its already on my list …will get it for sure once my current sunblock is over!

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