10 Best Sunscreens for Different Skin Types in India, Prices, Buy Online
Sunscreen and summer go hand in hand. Applying any base makeup is really tedious but you just can’t step outside the house without applying a generous amount of sunscreen. Also, make sure you apply 15-20 mins before stepping into the sun. Summer is already here and the heat is becoming unbearable day by day. Therefore, no matter what is your skin type or complexion, apply the sunscreen before stepping out and reapply whenever required. Here’s the list of the best sunscreens in India for all skin types.
FOR OILY SKIN
1. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50 – Price Rs. 499 (BUY HERE)
The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock comes in a white and blue tube with a decent price tag. It is stabilized with Helioplexâ which provides superior balanced broad spectrum protection against skin aging UVA and burning UVB rays. The SPF 50 (PA +++) is the perfect thing for Indian summers and the product imparts a fresh smell too. It blends into the skin really good without any white cast and gives a true matte finish.
2. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50 – Price Rs. 395 (BUY HERE for 308)
This is one sunscreen I have been using for years and I have no intention to shift to any other product. It comes in a bright orange tube with a flip open cap. It has a thick vicious gel texture and blends into the skin so quickly, leaving a fresh trail of bloom and matte touch. It is a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 and works like a charming for skin protection and tanning. It is priced at a budget friendly tag. This is one of the best selling sunscreen for oily skin in India.
The Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen has a broad spectrum protection from UV rays with SPF 50. The sunscreen comes in a beautiful rose gold packaging with a convenient pump. It’s a non tinted light weight sunscreen which glides easily on the skin due to the presence of silicones. It doesn’t leave any whitish cast and gives a decent matte finish. The sunscreen is non-comedogenic and hypo-allergic and will not break you out. It also prevents tanning, sunburn and helps to even out the skin.
The Suncros Soft Matte Finish Sunscreen has a broad spectrum UV protection with SPF50. It has a convenient tube packaging and the texture of the product is thick and creamy. It is completely waterproof and sweat-proof and hence perfect pick for sultry summers. It has silicones and act as a decent primer as well. It gives a soft matte finish and is completely free from chemical sunscreen agents. The micronized zinc oxide is Suncros’ USP which penetrates through the skin and protects the skin from UV rays. Overall, all this is another great pick for oily and acne prone skin.
FOR DRY SKIN
5. Kaya Skin Clinic Daily Moisturising Sunscreen SPF 30 – Price Rs. 890 (BUY HERE)
The Kaya Skin Clinic Daily Moisturising Sunscreen SPF 30 is a two-in one sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays which also hydrates the skin and thus a perfect pick for dry and sensitive skin. It prevents from tanning and skin ageing due to sun exposure. The formula is approved by dermatologists and safe for skin. It is creamy, light weight and white in color but doenst leave any whitish cast. The skin remains hydrated and radiant with looking unnecessarily oily.
6. Lakme Sun Expert Fairness UV Lotion (SPF 30) – Price Rs.400 (BUY HERE for 287)
The Lakme Sun Expert Fairness UV Lotion has broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB and has SPF30. The product comes in a bright yellow tube with a thick white creamy texture. It does leave a white cast but after 5-10mins it vanishes. It is best suitable for dry skin and gives a light hydrated look. It protects he skin from harmful sunrays and prevents tanning. It also evens out the skin tone and is enriched with the goodness of lemongrass, cucumber and lactic acid.
7. Lakmé 9 to 5 Hydrating Super Sunscreen + SPF 50 – Price Rs. 525 (BUY HERE for 368)
The Lakmé 9 to 5 Hydrating Super Sunscreen is the right pick normal to dry skin. It has SPF 50 and helps to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. The product has a light lotion like texture and very creamy. It blends well and since it has silicones, it acts as a primer for skin as well. The sunscreen is hydrating and feels very light on the skin with a mild cooling sensation. It is enriched with the goodness of Vitamin B3 and Pro vitamin C and helps the skin to protect against tan and sunburns. Thus, it nourishes and maintains an even tone.
FOR COMBINATION AND NORMAL SKIN
It is slightly expensive but works like a charm for hyper sensitive skin. The product comes in a sturdy, hygienic, and travel friendly manner and the product is absolutely free from oil, parabens, alcohol, and silicones. It is has a mild fragrance and gets absorbed into skin easily enough. It will make the skin neither greasy nor dry and there is no whitish cast as well. It doesn’t clog pores, break you out and gives a broad spectrum sun protection. The ingredients list is impressive.
9. L’Oreal UV Perfect 12H Longlasting UV Protector – Price Rs. 550 (BUY HERE for 368)
The L’Oreal UV Perfect 12H Longlasting UV Protector comes in a slim pearly white tube with a twist-y cap. The texture is medium and blends into the skin very well. The high SPF50 with optimal UVB and UVA protection is worth mentioning. It has Detoxyl that protects skin against free radicals and pollutants and mexoryl SX and XL. The product gives ultra fine and non greasy and non sticky texture and doubles up as a daily moisturizing make up base as well. This is a good pick for combination skin.
10. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl SPF50 Dry Touch Gel-Cream – Price Rs. (BUY HERE)
The La Roche-Posay Anthelios Xl Dry Touch Gel-Cream has SPF 50 with optimal protection reinforced against UVA rays. It is further enriched with Mexoplex combined with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, which is antioxidant and refreshing on the skin. The formula is gel-cream, blends well and great for sensitive, combination to oily skin. It is water resistant and formula is free from parabens, fragrance and non-comedogenic. It gives no white cast or greasiness and prevents tanning and hyper pigmentation.
Editor’s Note: That’s a nice list Sanchita. I love the Lotus, Neutrogena and Avene sunscreens. Suncros is also quite good.
Which sunscreen do you use?