best sunscreens

If you don’t care about wearing sunscreen just because you don’t burn easily, you need to put it on because sunburn is only an immediate reaction, but sun damage will affect you for a lifetime. Also, skin cancer does not discriminate when it comes to the color of your skin, it can affect those with darker skin tone just as much as people with lighter skin tone. Here, we have a list of the best sunscreens in India for every skin type. Find one that suits you, wear it on a regular basis and thank yourself.

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel, SPF 50, 100g

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel, SPF 50, 100g

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ Spf – 50 is an innovative sunblock which is totally non-oily and provides a freshness to your skin. Enriched with the goodness of Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla extracts, it protects your skin against varied forms of sun-induced damage like skin tan, sun burn, premature ageing and skin cancer leaving your skin with a smooth and matte feel.

PROS

  • Contains the goodness of Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla extracts.
  • Absorbs into the skin easily and fights against skin darkening.
  • Gives a smooth and matte feel to the skin.
  • Light gel-based formula gives a soothing effect to the skin.
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin types.

CONS

  • Contains parabens.
  • Not for very dry skin type.
  • Not water proof.

 

Avene Very High Protection SPF 50+ Spray, 200 ml
Avene Very High Protection SPF 50+ Spray, 200 ml

Sunscreen, very high protection for sensitive skin.Effective against all sun radiation (short and long UVB-UVA).Paraben-free Certified UVA-compliant VERY water-resistant. 100% photostable. No 1 sunscreen in the world in dermocosmetic market.

PROS

  • Fulfills all demands: Efficacy, quality, pleasure in use and reliability.
  • Benefits from an exclusive combination of actives, “SunSitive Protection”, a product of Pierre Fabre Group Research:
  • A complementary and synergistic photoprotective active complex, guaranteeing minimum chemical filters in our formulas.
  • Pre-tocopheryl, a photostable Vitamin E precursor, gives additional cell protection.
  • Avène Thermal Spring Water with natural soothing and anti-irritating properties.
  • Light and no greasy texture : invisible, non-oily texture for particularly pleasant application.
  • No white effect.
  • Tamper-proof packaging.
  • Suitable for  very skin with sun hypersensitivity, skin which burns very easily, any skin subjected to intense sun exposure.

CONS

  • Very expensive

 

StBotanica Vitamin C SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen Mineral Based & Water Resistant,120ml – UVA & UVB Protection

StBotanica Vitamin C SPF 30 PA+++ Sunscreen Mineral Based & Water Resistant,120ml - UVA & UVB Protection

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St botanica St.Botanica Vitamin C Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++ offers superior broad-spectrum protection from skin-aging UVA rays and skin-burning UVB rays, so you can have clean, shine-free protection on hand, while on-the-go. Formulated with a blend of antioxidant-rich vitamin C, lemon peel oil & natural extracts of licorice, amla fruit, orange peel, tamarind seed, saffron, turmeric, rose flower, sandalwood and vitamins C, E and B3. It combats free-radical damage to promote healthy, youthful-looking skin. Lightweight, non-greasy formula, ideal for daily use on all skin types and wears well under makeup.

PROS

  • Mineral based SPF 30 PA+++ sunscreen
  • Moisturizes, nourishes, and hydrates your skin
  • Lightweight, non-greasy formula
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • No silicones, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and harmful chemicals

CONS

  • Expensive for some.

Biotique SPF 40 Bio Carrot Face and Body Sun Lotion, 120ml

Biotique SPF 40 Bio Carrot Face and Body Sun Lotion, 120ml

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This nutrient-rich lotion is blended with Pure Carrot oil, extracts of Carrot seed and Lodhra Bark, Quince seed and Aloe Vera to keep skin soft, fair and moisturized in the sun. Protects skin with broad spectrum SPF 40 UVA/UVB sunscreen.

PROS

  • Moisturizes and brightens skin
  • Protects skin from UVA/UVB rays
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Organically Pure & preservative free
  • Dermatologist tested for safety, no animal testing

CONS

  • Does feel a little heavy on the skin.
  • It takes time to get into the skin completely.

Jovees Premium Sun Shield Lotion, 50ml

Jovees Premium Sun Shield Lotion, 50ml

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This Premium light weight oil-free Sun Shield Protective Lotion safe guards skin from Sun exposure, gives an immediate line-smoothing matte finish that shall protect your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays. This Premium Lotion shall help to improve elasticity , even tones the skin , protects it from premature ageing and helps to retain requisite moisture. Formulated for all skin types and tones , including those that are especially sensitive or oily. This can also be used as base for makeup.

PROS

  • This sunblock works like a BB cream and moisturizer
  • Gives a good coverage
  • Protects and prevents the skin from tanning
  • Good for dry skin

CONS

  • Not recommended for oily and combination skin

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+, 30ml

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+, 30ml

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One of the best-selling sunscreen, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ provides powerful sun protection that you will love to wear. It goes on easily and absorbs quickly for an invisible, lightweight feel on your skin. Formulated with Helioplex Technology, it offers superior broad spectrum protection from aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays.

PROS

  • The Dry Touch technology used gives an ultra light and non-shiny finish.
  • The product has a mild fragrance, making it gentle enough for sensitive skin.
  • Is waterproof and sweat proof, and resists rub-offs.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Oil-free and PABA-free.
  • Lotion is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving behind a layer of grease. It is super light.
  • Does not whiten the skin.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • The product is affordable and easily available in beauty supply stores and on e-commerce websites like Amazon.

CONS

  • If you have super oily skin, then it can make your face slightly greasy after some time.

WOW Anti Pollution SPF 40 Water Resistant No Parabens & Mineral Oil Sunscreen, 100mL

WOW Anti Pollution SPF 40 Water Resistant No Parabens & Mineral Oil Sunscreen, 100mL

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  •  Protect your skin from ravages of pollutants, smog, smoke, fuel exhaust and sun’s rays with WOW Skin Science Anti Pollution Sunscreen SPF 40. It spreads smoothly and evenly to form a shield on your skin that stops pollution particles and sun rays from irritating, aging, pigmentation and darkening it. The highly effective formulation of WOW Skin Science Anti Pollution Sunscreen has been powered with Alter monas Ferment Extract from French Polynesian Sea Waters that contains natural polysaccharides clinically proven to dispel pollutant particles coming in contact with your skin. It also boosts skin’s inner healing power to nullify free radicals and rejuvenate skin. The high SPF 40 count adds broad spectrum protection from UVA & UVB sun rays.Protects skin from pollution, smog & sun damage.

PROS

  • Non-greasy & quick absorb formulation
  • Dispels pollution particles, even those as tiny as up to 2.5 micrometer size
  • Suits all skin types
  • Contains no harmful sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol (PG) or polyethylene glycol (PEG)

CONS

  • Expensive for some.

 

Nivea Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 50

Nivea Sun and Shower Combo (Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 50, Waterlily and Oil Shower Gel)

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Enjoy summers without the worry of skin damage:Start your day with refreshing bath- use Nivea Care Shower gel with care oil pearls and waterlilly scent and protect your skin from sun damage while keeping it moisturised by using the Nivea Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 50 that gives instant protection from sun.Buy this combo pack for yourself or for gifting it to your loved ones.

CONS

  •  Instant protection from sun and collagen protection
  •  Water resistant
  • Well absorbs in skin and is very light.
  • Has good fragrance and works well for normal to dry skin types.

CONS

  • Might not suit super oily and super sensitive skin.


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