Since summer is upon us, a good sunscreen can make or break your skincare routine. Even though sunscreen should be a part of daily skincare in every season, we people use sunscreen more in the summer season. An ideal sunscreen should protect from both UVA and UVB rays which are harmful sunrays. Harmful rays lead to early skin ageing, skin pigmentation, sun spots, wrinkles, etc.
To choose a sunscreen is as good as finding a good moisturizer. Choose depending on your skin type-oily, matte or sensitive. Always look for non-comedogenic one which will ensure that your pores don’t get clogged and lastly an SPF higher than 30+ will help ensure a good protection from sun rays.
Following are top 10 best picks for sunscreen creams and lotions (high to low price)
1.La Roche-PosayAnthelios XL Fluid SPF 50PA+
First on the list is an expensive French brand, with dermatological skin care. With qualities such as fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-comedogenic are some of the important features in this sunscreen. A one of a kind UV filtering system Mexoplex which is soothing on the skin and is an antioxidant.
Sun tolerance, sun tan, sun pigmentation, it also protects from premature ageing from harmful UV sun rays, what more you can ask from a sunscreen. It is dermatologically tested. It is surely an expensive buy but definitely a good addition to your skincare regime. These are some reviews given by the consumers.
2.Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+
Great skin product comes with a heavy price tag! But a sunscreen in spray format is just what you need in sticky and humid weather like in India. This product is light, non-greasy, and no white cast.Reviews such as- no hypersensitivity to sensitive skin which is prone to skin burn, sun spots, etc. The product is tamper-proof which is very great.
Vichy Ideal Soliel 50 invisible hydrating mist is another one among spray format of sunscreen. This sunscreen has a patented technology of Meroxyl XL to fight against harmful UV sun rays.
Reviews say- easy application is the best part about this sunscreen. Apart from the easy application, an SPF 50 is great to fight against harmful UVA and UVB sun rays. It is ideal for all skin types.
4.Banana Boat Sport SPF 50 PA+++
The most popular all over the world. It is most trusted sunscreen brand among all hikers, mountaineers, and travellers. With AvoTriplex technology, it provides protection from UVA and UVB rays. It is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It is enriched with vitamin C and E. It is also recommended by Skin Cancer Foundation.
People who are frequent travellers, swimmers and or indulge in water sport love this product. With 80 minutes wear time, it is ideal for long run time.
5.Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3 In 1 Matte-Look Daily Sunblock PA+++ SPF-50
Lotus herbals as the name goes, it is rich in natural ingredients such as horse chestnut, comfrey and UV protector. It is an innovative sunblock with non-greasy and freshness to the skin. It protects skin from skin damage, premature skin ageing and skin cancer.
With ultra-lightweight and matte formula, it is favourite among all the consumers. People with all different skin types can enjoy this and love this product.
6.L’oreal Paris UV Perfect Advanced 12H UV Protector, SPF 50 PA+++
A saviour for dry skin people. Definitely on the pricey side for a drugstore brand sunscreen. The patented technology associated with Meroxyl SX and XL provides UVA and UVB sun protection. With Detoxyl in the formula, it prevents dullness and protects from pollutants in the air.
Consumers like this product for changing their skin care regime drastically. While dry skin people swear by this product, oily skin isn’t a fan of this product.
7.Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch Sunblock SPF 50+
The most reviewed loved and used sunscreen. Neutrogena is a dermatologically tested brand. This cream formula is infused with Helioplex technology. It is perfect for all skin types. The oil-free formula helps to merge with all skin types and won’t leave the skin heavy and oily.
Consumers have rated this product 5 stars for its non-comedogenic, oil-free formula. It does work with Indian summer.
8. Lakme Sun Expert UV Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Curated for Indian skin, Lakme makes some exceptional products in skincare and makeup. Lakme sun expert comes in a bright yellow-orange tube. With SPF 50, it is lightweight, non-greasy and has a fresh citrusy smell to it.
The consumer reviews says-it is ultra-matte, helps with suntan, non-greasy, great for sensitive skin.
9. VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 PA+++
As the name suggests, the matte look gets more attention from the consumers. It is best suited for oily skin, given that it is non-greasy, it leaves skin soft and supple. With 30 SPF, it is great for Indian summers. It has a slight hint of smell. It protects from both UVA and UVB sun rays.
The consumers who have used it have great things to say about this sunscreen lotion. The sunscreen is natural, leaving a nice glow to the skin. It is a good base for moisturizer and your makeup.
10.Biotiquebio Carrot Ultra-soothing Face Lotion SPF 40+ UVA/UVB Sunscreen For All
The most affordable among all the sunscreen mentioned above. Even though it is cheaper than all its contender, Biotique Ultra-soothing face lotion is available in 2 variant- carrot and Aloe Vera. Biotique is an all-natural brand and this sunscreen is a rich sunflower and safflower oils help in keeping skin soft, bright and moisturized. It is broad spectrum SPF 40 protecting from both UVA and UVB sun rays.
Reviews show that most consumers love this product due to its quality, quality and value for money. With its all natural range of products, people with sensitive skin can enjoy the products tension-free.