Every season is sunscreen season, right? But let’s confess girls, we only get serious about applying sunscreen, when the weather begins to heat up! Isn’t it? And now when the spring sun has started to bite, we all have become obsessed with finding the best sunscreen.
As a beauty blogger, I get a lot of queries and concerns about sunscreens. “Which is the best sunscreen for Indian skin”? “What is the best sunscreen for oily skin”? “Which sunscreen should I use to prevent tanning?” “Do sunscreens really work in preventing skin darkening and aging?” “What are the best sunscreens this season and blah blah blah!”
There are so many questions about picking the right sunscreen because most sunscreens in the market either do not work or contain greasy formulas that cause breakouts and allergic reactions. In addition, physical sun blockers that contain chemicals like oxy benzone also harm the skin.
Luckily, the good news is there are now a new generation of sunscreens that do not cause breakouts, white-cast, overtly shiny face, or a downpour of harmful chemicals on your precious facial skin. You can seamlessly apply these sunscreens over, under or as your makeup! Best part, they are safe and effective.
Here is a list of ten best sunscreens for your skin for spring-summer 2015:
- Vichy Capital Soleil Protective Sun Cream Face SPF 50 – INR 1090
Enriched with hyaluronic acid this light weight sunscreen contains an exclusive combination of best cosmetic filters MEXORYL XL & SX and an active ingredient DHC that is capable of operating down to the basal layer of the epidermis, thus protecting and rejuvenating skin from all kinds of sun induced damage.
- Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50 – INR 1250
This sunscreen from Eau Thermale Avene is specially formulated for hypersensitive skin, light and very fair skin; skin prone to sunburn and skin exposed to intense sunlight. Its photo-protective complex offers the best protection against UVB and also short and long UVA rays.
- Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Daily Multi-Function Sunblock SPF 70 – INR 515
This potent herbal formula provides very high UVA and UVB protection for even the strongest sun rays. Enriched with antioxidants, the sunscreen is like a tinted moisturizer that softens, evens-out, and nourishes skin along with preventing skin darkening, age spots, sagging, and wrinkles. Read review to know more.
- Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50 – INR 175
Infused with Neutrogena’s exclusive Helioplex technology, this water proof and sweat proof sunscreen is suitable for all skin types. The non-sticky formula offers broadband protection against skin darkening, sun burns, wrinkles and age spots.
- LÓreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30 – INR 475
This water based sunscreen from LÓreal Paris is a miracle product for hot Indian summer. Extremely light-weight and non-sticky, the sunscreen provides 12 hour long protection from sun damage along with keeping skin hydrated and cool.
- Lakme Sun Expert Fairness + UV Lotion SPF 50 – INR 375
This high performance sunscreen from Lakme offers complete UV protection, no- matter how strong the sun rays. Infused with cucumber and lemon grass extracts, the product is best suited for normal to dry skin. Read full review to know more.
- Nivea Sun Moisturizing Sun Lotion SPF 50 – INR 310
Ideal for dry skinned beauties this moisturizing sunscreen from Nivea contains Nivea Sun’s advanced protection expertise for immediate protection from sun rays. The water resistant formula is easily applied and quickly absorbed for enhanced sun protection and long lasting hydration.
- Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals DermaShade Sunblock SPF 30 – INR 550
Cheryls Dermashade SPF 30 contains purest form of scientifically-proven herbal actives and bio-technological ingredients for advanced sun protection and anti- aging skincare. It is non-comedogenic, has minimum chemical filters and is paraben free.
- Ansolar Daily Use Gel Cream SPF 30 – INR 650
- VLCC Sweat Free Sun Defense SPF 40 – INR 325
Although an effective sweat free formula, this herbal sunscreen from VLCC is a bit greasy thus making it better suited for dry skinned girls or winter weather.
So girls take your pick from this list of ten best sunscreens for Indian skin and go about your sun-filled summer parade with top notch protection against UVA and UVB rays of the harmful sun.
If you haven’t tried any of the sunscreen from this list of ten best sunscreens in India, I am sure one of them is certainly going to be your HG sunscreen.