Pigmentation, sunburn, rapid ageing, and uneven skin tone are some of the worst fears that could easily come true if you don't care for your skin, especially during summer. So, to proactively rescue your skin, and keep it glowing we have compiled a list of some of the best sunscreens that you could purchase online and have healthy-looking skin all through the year. (Yes, sunscreens are not just for summers, because UV rays are just as damaging in other seasons).
Safe Skin Is In: 13 Best Sunscreen To Use For All Skin Types
Organic Harvest Sunscreen - SPF 50
All about sustainable, cruelty-free products that are just right for your skin and hair, Organic Harvest has a wonderful curation of sunscreens too. We recommend their sunscreen with SPF 50 protection as it's not only water-resistant but also suitable for indoor and outdoor use (for all skin types). With aloe vera extract and glycerine, it is absorbed super quickly, leaves no white casting, and we love how light this feels on the skin.
Price: INR 372 for 100 grams
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ SPF - 50
Quite an affordable brand, the sunscreens by Lotus Herbals are certainly one of the best ones you could purchase. Their sunscreens are mostly suited for all skin types and the best part is that they are non-greasy (yayy!) We recommend using the brand's Sun Screen Matte Gel (SPF 50), because as the name suggests, it's a gel-based sunscreen, leaves no cast and smells pleasantly floral. That being said, we recommend following up with a moisturiser for this one as it can be drying.
Price: INR 335 for 50 gms
VLCC Matte Depigmentation Look SPF 30 Sun Screen Gel Creme (Tinted)
Suited for all skin types (we recommend using it for dry skin), VLCC's SPF 30 Matte Depigmentation Sunscreen is pretty affordable. The formula is light, matte, leaves no cast, but doesn't leave your skin feeling dry either. What we really like about this sunscreen is that it blends easily with the skin tone and also reduces skin pigmentation, and is slightly tinted, so best to use it for your face. It smells pleasant, and a little goes a long way.
Price: INR 210 for 50gms
Plum Green Tea Day-Light Sunscreen SPF 35 PA+++
100 percent vegan and enriched with argan oil, aloe vera, and green tea, this sunscreen by Plum is literally skin food. Better suited for normal skin, it offers moderate sun protection and the gel-like texture gets absorbed into the skin very easily. If you're someone who uses makeup and need a light sunscreen underneath, then this 35 SPF sunscreen will work for you, especially for daily use.
Price: INR 518 for 50 ml
L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect Super Aqua Essence SPF 50+
This refreshing (a word used by many reviewers online) tinted sunscreen is made with a super-light formula that will feel really smooth on your skin. It's not greasy and leaves no caste, shine or stickiness. The sunscreen is available in 4 shades, so you can enjoy the benefits of SPF 50 while also having clear looking skin.
Price: INR 699 for 50ml
Tvakh - Silky Matte Tint Sun Guard Gel
Know more about Tvakh here.
Price: INR 415 for 60 ml
Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50
This moisturising sunscreen by Khadi Natural is all things good for your skin. Aloe Vera, SPF 50, paraben-free, and with the benefits of many natural ingredients like rose water, turmeric, and kokum butter to name a few, this Khadi Naturals sunscreen is perfect for daily use. Suitable for all skin types, apply this 15-20 minutes before stepping out.
Price: INR 315 for 100 ml
Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+
Known to protect your skin from darkening, ageing, and sunburns - this sunscreen is super-light and the texture is smooth (almost gell ike), so much so that you won't be able to have enough of it. You can also use this SPF 50 sunscreen as a primer, and it's water proof, so for all your swims and beach days, this is great. If you have combination skin, or live in a humid area, this Neutragena sunscreen is a godsend.
Price: INR 238 for 50 ml
Amayra Naturals - Ban the Tan Sunscreen
Not only is this paraben-free and vegan but also super gentle on the skin. Loaded with the goodness of aloe vera, feel free to carry this mini container when you're on the go. While this is super light and effective with SPF 50, it does need to be reapplied every couple of hours, so best to use this accordingly. Know more about Amayra here.
Price: INR 235 for 7g
Oriental Botanics - Nature's Vitamin C Brightening Sunscreen SPF 50
All-natural and paraben-free, this SPF 50 sunscreen by Oriental Botanics has a smooth finish and offers optimum sun protection. The non-greasy texture works best for people with oily skin, although it’s suitable for all skin types. It's also got the goodness of vitamin C, which helps with maintaining an even skin tone - overall a great purchase.
Price: INR 749 for 100 ml
Dr Sheth's - Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen
Vegan and cruelty-free, this SPF 30 sunscreen from Dr Sheth’s has a lovely creamy formula that will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised. Made specifically for the Indian skin, the hero ingredient here is liquorice which is known to be rich in antioxidants and will make you look all radiant and fresh.
Price: INR 808
Kaya Youth Protect Sunscreen SPF 50, PA++++
This SPF 50 sunscreen by Kaya Skin Clinic has been tried-and-tested and trust us, it's one of the most lightweight sunscreens that we've applied. It's non-greasy as well and leaves your skin moisturised. That being said, do note that there is a slight cast when applied, and it's not waterproof. We recommend using this on your body rather than your face.
Price: INR 580 for 50ml
Sadhev Ayurvedic Suncreen SPF 30
The goodness of Ayurveda with a touch of luxury - that's how we like to describe Sadhev, a Chennai-based whose soaps and aloe vera gel are quite popular. Their SPF 30 sunscreen (natural, free of parabens, sulfates, cruelty, and vegan) exclusively available on LBB is worth a try. Cream-based and made with carrot and liquorice, this will keep your skin protected from sunburns and pigmentation. It is a bit on the expensive side, but if you don't mind splurging, this will be a worthy investment.
Price: INR 1990 for 200 ml.