Sunscreens that Need to be in your Vanity all Year Long

Sunscreen should be a non-negotiable part of everyone’s skincare routine. The Indian weather is such that no matter what the season is, you do need to wear sunscreen essentially. Explore these sunscreens in India for ultimate skin protection with this list.

Srushti Pathak
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Do you wear sunscreen every day? Even when indoors? Well, if the answer is no, then you should start. While the monsoon is on its way, we can't seem to steer away from the scorching heat. Accordingly, finding your go-to sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s intense rays should be high on the priority list. Even when at home, UV rays can penetrate through glass windows and even during cloudy days. Applying sunscreen is a crucial part of the basic skincare routine. Experts say it helps prevent skin cancer, slows down ageing, evens complexion, and provides overall healthy skin. 

Juicy Chemistry Moisturising Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 and PA++++

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Juicy Chemistry is known for its organic, chemical-free skincare products. Their moisturising mineral sunscreen is made of natural ingredients and is free from harsh chemicals. The Moisturising Mineral Sunscreen consists of UV mineral filters and promises to be non-greasy. Juicy Chemistry says their sunscreen has antioxidants that help soothe your skin and has no synthetic chemicals. The best part is that all their products are handmade, freshly produced and cruelty-free and vegan as claimed by the brand. It is suitable for all skin types.

Price: Rs. 749 for 40 gms

Lotus Safesun UltraRx Sunscreen Serum SPF 60 PA++++

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The Safesun UltraRx Sunscreen Serum is a rich water-based serum. It is crafted with Cica and Hyaluronic Acid known for their skin barrier-strengthening properties. Lotus promises that the SPF 60+ provides protection from UVB rays that cause sunburns while the PA++++ provides the highest protection against UVA rays that cause premature ageing. This serum sunscreen is lightweight, non-sticky, and does not clog pores. As mentioned by the brand, it is dermatologically tested and proven to not cause any irritation or breakouts. It is suitable for all skin types.

Price: Rs. 555 for 50ml

Nourish Mantra Ray Rescue Invisible Sunscreen SPF 50

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With it has powerful SPF 50 and a luxurious blend of Hyaluronic acid and Aquaxyl, the Ray Rescue Invisible Sunscreen promises superior sun protection and nourishing skincare. Nourish Manta says that the combination of Hyaluronic acid and Aquaxyl works wonders to deeply hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple, and incredibly nourished. This sunscreen also has the goodness of Ashwagandha and Aloe Vera Extracts, known for strengthening your skin's barrier. It comes in a lightweight, non-greasy formula and is suitable for all skin types.

Price: Rs. 425 for 30ml

Moha Sunscreen Spray SPF50 UVA+ UVB PA+++

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Moha brings us India's first sunscreen spray with rice bran oil, which is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin E. It promises to be 80 minutes water resistant. This Sunscreen Spray is silicone and paraben-free, has non-comedogenic ingredients, is CFC-free, ozone-friendly, cruelty-free and also reef friendly. Moha says it leaves no white cast, and the spray makes it an easy as well as convenient application. The formulation is non-greasy with a light feel.

Price: Rs. 699 for 170 gms

Just Herbs Tinted Serum Sunscreen with SPF 50+ PA+++

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This Tinted Serum Sunscreen promises to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It is formulated with a nourishing blend of Aloe Vera and Pomegranate, that effectively hydrate, soothe and protect your skin from free radical damage. It is a new and advanced formula that does not leave any white cast and keeps your skin oil-free and matte, all day long. Along with powerful, long-lasting protection, Just Herbs says that its smooth tinted formula evens out your complexion making your skin look fresh and healthy.

Price: Rs. 425 for 30ml

Bayla Avocado & Niacinamide Ultra-Smooth Sunscreen

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This hybrid broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 35 PA+++ contains chemical and physical UV filters like Titanium dioxide, protecting your skin from UV rays all day long. Packed with aloe juice, this sunscreen helps to soothe and nourish the skin. It also comes with niacinamide, which helps to reduce & prevent dark spots & hyperpigmentation caused by UV rays. The brand claims it is dermatologically tested, FDA-approved, PETA-certified, vegan and cruelty-free.

Price: Rs. 450 for 50 ml

The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Gel

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This 1% Hyaluronic Acid Sunscreen Aqua Gel comes with broad spectrum protection against UVA rays and blue light. The Derma Co claims that it is curated with an effective combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E that fights sun damage while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin softer. Also, this sunscreen promises to not leave any white cast. Plus it is non-greasy and fragrance-free, hence works for all our skin types.

Price: Rs. 499 for 50 gms

Dot & Key Strawberry Dew Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

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A personal favourite, this Strawberry Dew Sunscreen Stick makes my skincare routine easy. It is travel-friendly and easy to re-apply anytime, anywhere without any mess. It has strawberry, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and 5 UV filters. This sunscreen promises to deliver 120 minutes of water plus sweat resistance. Also, this product is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, making it ideal for all skin types.

Price: Rs. 595 for 20 gms

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 50+

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This Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen offers 6 layers of deep skin protection from skin-ageing UVA rays. It promises to fight 5 signs of sun damage, tone darkening, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, wrinkles and pigmentation. Neutrogena says this sunscreen protects against harmful blue light for up to 8 hours, leaves no white cast and is water and sweat-resistant.

Price: Rs. 780 for 80 gms

D’you Unkissed Sunscreen

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Made with a patented capsule technology, the Unkissed Sunscreen has capsules containing new-age sunscreen filters with SPF 50+ and PA++++ protection. It claims to be a never-seen-before serum-based, blue sunscreen that blends into the skin within seconds and leaves zero white cast. The texture of this sunscreen is hydrating and cooling. Since it is made with 14 nourishing plant extracts that are soothing, nourishing and anti-inflammatory, the product claims to be suitable for all skin types.

Price: Rs. 2,200 for 50ml

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