The Sunscreen aisle is flooded with products and can be super-confusing, so we cut to the chase and consulted various dermatologists which are the SPF protectors they trust enough to use on themselves.
Best Basic Sunscreens
It’s not just UV rays but also infrared light and heat that cause cellular damage and pigmentation to our skin, weather its your face, neck or hands- what so area is exposed. And so the first thing any derma says is -Sunscreens are so very crucial all around the year for Indian weather. It’s a holy grain in my skin care regime, I make sure not to ever step out without SPF – says celebrity dermatologist- Dr Rashmi Shetty. Though SPF degree varies during the course of contrasting seasons, like higher SPF is required for scorching summers and a lighter one could be carried off well in cloudy weather or in winters.
Talking about me, I have tried a lot of sunscreens and was never satisfied with any so keep on experimenting until was content. While I was on hunt of right sunscreen my desire was to find a sunscreen that has non-greasy texture, be moisturizing and at the same time easily absorbable. Most importantly provides sun protection and saves me from tanning as well. Then I started researching and found that SPF value only shows level of protection from UVB rays (saves from sun burn & cancer) for UVA protection it’s important to see words like broad spectrum or PA value with PA+++ being highest.
And so here is our list of 5 best sunscreens based on the level of protection, texture and which suits all skin types:-
KIEHL’S Ultra-Light Daily UV Defense with SPF 50 PA+++ :-
absolutely in love with this product, feels like second skin, it’s hydrating easily absorbed and provide incredibly high protection. Brilliant for all round the year and for all skin types. I ordered it from Amazon it’s expensive but if you are ready to burn a hole in your pocket this champ is the best bet.
Price- INR 2500 for 30 ml.
Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra Light Sunscreen:-
As the name suggests it’s light, its hydration and gives ultimate protection against sun burn or tanning even to super sensitive skin beauties. Its really perfect when sun is strongest in your region. Good for all skin type.
Price:- INR- 1,160.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50 with helioplex+:-
this one is so close to my heart that it had become my second skin in summers, and the icing on the cake is its unbeatable protection and pocket friendly price. Providing high level of protection the sunscreen is light in texture and good for all skin types. It not only saves from UVA rays but even prevents from tanning. Price:- INR 199 for 30 ml. Easily available in market.
SebamedSunCare 50+ Very High multi Protect Sun Lotion:-
highly effective against UVA/ UVB and even maintains the ph level of the skin. It’s light but still can be greasy for oily skin beauties.
Price- INR 1500 for 150ml.
Lotus Herbal Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte Look Sunblock:-
though it has not worked wonders for me but have many friends who swear by it so thought of including it. It provides good protection against UVA/ UVB rays but my only dislike is, it feels like I have put a separate layer on my skin and somehow my skin feels suffocated and cant breath. However it combats issues of tanning and protection. So if it suits you viola clap clap… go for it. Good for normal to oily skin. It comes in varied ranges and varied SPF values along with according to skin types.Generally retails from INR 150- 400 (around).
So these are the top 5 sunscreens in India do comment your feedback and suggestions if you tried one.