10 Sunscreens for Summer

Summer is approaching faster than expected. A good sunscreen is the most important weapon in your skincare routine. One thing my mother would make sure we always have on our face was sunscreen. A good sunscreen not only prevents your skim from getting tanned, it also protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, which lead to pre-mature ageing, pigmentation, wrinkles etc.

I feel my skin gets oily and sticky during summers. I always go for either mattifying sunscreens or light weight, gel based formulas. Here is a list of 10 sunscreens for combination to oily skin:

1. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 50

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I have been using this one since about 2 years now and I really like it. I mix it with my moisturizer and apply it. This watery essence is extremely light and gets easily absorbed by the skin. It also comes in a spray bottle.

Price: Tube – Rs. 500 Spray- Rs. 799

2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Drytouch Sunblock SPF 50+

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Its oil free and non sticky formula provides broad spectrum protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It comes in a spray bottle too. 

Price: Rs. 499

3. Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion

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This tinted sunscreen protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays and also evens out your face.

Price: Rs. 525

4.  Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40

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Its mattifying formula rejuvenates and reduces skin oiliness and refines skin pores.

Price: Rs.365

5. Organic Harvest Sunscreen SPF 30- 50 

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This sunscreen has a triple action formula and is formulated for oily skin.

Price: Rs. 372

6. Aroma Magic Aloe Vera Sun Screen Gel

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It is free from parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrance. It contains cucumber extracts that cool, soothe sunburn and provide smart sun protection.

Price: Rs. 285

7.  Kaya Sweat Proof Sunscreen SPF 30+

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This one is water and sweat resistant and delivers upto 8 hour broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. A light, white colored cream that leaves the skin with a smooth silky after-feel, and keeps it protected for long.

Price: Rs. 999

8.  Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+

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This one is effective against all sun radiation (short and long UVB-UVA). Its paraben-free, lightweight, invisible, non greasy texture is adapted to Indian skin and weather.

Price: Rs.1250

9.  Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++

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This sunscreen contains a blend of sunscreen filters including Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL that extends protection to defend against the effects of long UVA rays. Its oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, non-comedogenic formula soothes and clams the skin.

Price: Rs. 2400

10. Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch

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This lightly scented sunscreen has a blotting effect. Its water-resistant texture offers a soft, dry-touch finish with no shine.

Price: Rs.1200

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. lifewithherbals
    March 29, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I have tried many commercial sunscreens in my childhood Now I just go for may all natural handmade oil based sunscreen. 🙂

    • ishitaksodhi
      April 5, 2016 / 4:52 am

      Hi, somehow i am unable to see your comment on the March Favorites post so I thought I’ll reply here. I got those clear drawers from amazon.in 🙂

  2. March 30, 2016 / 12:08 am

    Great post. I definitely have been guilty of buying the cheap Banana Boat and Coppertone sunscreens in the past, but this summer I am really going to focus on proper dermatology endorsed sunscreens for better results! xo J

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