Beauty Editor’s Pick: 10 Sunscreens That Don’t Leave A White Cast


Regardless of the time of year, sunscreens are a must. And with the wrath of summer fully upon us, the need for it is of utmost importance to fight the good fight against harmful UV rays. If concerns about the white cast and a chalky residue are keeping you from using sunscreen, these heroes won’t let you down.

1. Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Anti-Pollution SPF 50

Mineral sunscreens usually take a minute to rub in. But this one blends in seamlessly without leaving any residue. It has the right filters to not only protect skin from UVA and UVB rays but also pollution.

2. Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30


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If you prefer chemical sunscreen, this is a good option. It leaves no white cast and easily blends into the skin. You can opt to wear just this after cleansing and toning, thanks to the hydrating benefits from matcha and sage extracts.

3. Innisfree Intensive Triple-Shield Sunscreen SPF 50

The water-resistant formula of this sunscreen makes it ideal for outdoor activities and sweaty workouts. The mineral filters shield skin from harmful rays. 

4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen


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This award-winning sunscreen is a cult favourite for a reason. Despite offering value for money, it absorbs immediately, leaving no trace on the skin. It contains active chemicals that offer broad-spectrum protection.

5. Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid For Face SPF 50


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The cheery yellow tube will brighten up your dresser, and the formula inside will brighten up your skin. It’s 100 per cent mineral which makes it great for even sensitive skin.

6. Avène Fluid SPF 50

Packed with four filters, this sunscreen is ideal for those who spend a lot of time in the sun and are prone to sunburns. The lightweight formula offers a matte finish and zero white cast.

7. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50


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This Japanese brand recently launched its sunscreen in India, and it’s already gaining popularity. The lightweight texture doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on the skin, and it provides protection from UVA and UVB rays.

8. Re’equil Oxybenzone & OMC Free Sunscreen SPF 50


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This is a great sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin as the formula doesn’t penetrate into the skin. It acts like a shield to protect from harmful sun rays. Blend it well, and it won’t leave a white cast.

9. La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40


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Oil-free and non-greasy, this gel-based sunscreen is perfect for hot summer days. It offers broad-spectrum protection and leaves no cakey residue. 

10. Kaya Sun Defense Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30


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Apart from being lightweight and non-greasy, it also contains the active ingredient niacinamide, which helps in improving texture and brightens skin.

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