9 Sunscreens That Promise You More Than Just Sun Protection


The importance of the application and reapplication of sunscreen  simply cannot be overstated. So we will be there, going on about it, ad nauseam. Especially now that we’re right in the middle of summer, sunscreen needs to be the most crucial weapon in your beauty arsenal. Apart from helping you with protection against UVA and UVB rays, consistent usage of sunscreen also prevents sun spots and reduce acne scars at the same time.

From only having the option of greasy sunscreens that leave a white cast to now having multiple options that range from sunscreen sticks to sunscreen serums, the awareness around sunscreen in India has only increased. While National Sunscreen Day is celebrated in the West for now, that doesn’t stop us from putting down our favourite picks because wearing sunscreen is essential for everyone!

In honour of  this day, we’ve rounded up some of our all-time favourite picks

Laneige Radian-C Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++


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On the lookout for a sunscreen that protects and brightens your skin at the same time, Laneige’s Radian-C Sun Cream has you covered. Its formula is gel-like and easily absorbable into your skin, yes even if you have oily skin! A mixture of chemical and physical UV filters ensures that your skin is well protected against harsh rays. What I love about this sunscreen is the radiant glow it imparts right after application, without making your skin greasy.

Clarins UV Plus SPF50/PA ++++ Sunscreen


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The Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 offers extreme protection from the sun and external pollutants making it essential if you live in the city and step out often. It shields you from 5 pollutants that you will encounter in your day-to-day life such as atmospheric and indoor pollutants, pollen, blue light and photo pollution.

Paula’s Choice RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturiser SPF50

Specially created for dry skin, Paula’s Choice RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturiser SPF50 comes packed with emollients and antioxidants to nourish as well as protect your skin. The presence of niacinamide and liquorice assures you an even complexion with every use. This sunscreen also locks in moisture all thanks to emollient.

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense Sunscreen SPF50

I have a soft spot for gel-based sunscreens and Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense Sunscreen fits right in. Upon application, this one immediately sinks into your skin and creates an invisible veil. With broad spectrum protection that doesn’t let UVA and UVB rays along with pollution bother your skin, this sunscreen suits all skin types.

La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF40 PA+++


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A beauty community favourite ever since its launch, the La Shield Sunscreen Gel is a mineral sunscreen which deflects UV rays. The matte finish keeps the greasiness away all day without stripping the moisture off your skin. This sunscreen gel works exceptionally well if you have sensitive skin.

Bioderma Photoderm MAX Creme SPF50+

An invisible texture along with UVA and UVB protection is what makes Bioderma’s Photoderm MAX Creme a must-have. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin, this sunscreen also offers a sheer tint that provides a certain level of coverage (warning- it’s only one shade!). It activates the skin’s natural defences and keeps it hydrated for a good amount of time.

Clinique SPF 50 Face Cream


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Formulated with Clinique’s SolarSmart complex which accelerates the repair process of the skin whilst providing intense UV protection against the sun. Working well for all skin types, this sunscreen also provides a good base for your makeup, something I’ve tried and tested over time.

FAE Beauty SPF Juice SPF50 PA++++

Literal juice for your skin, FAE Beauty’s SPF Juice is an extremely lightweight sunscreen with a lotion-like texture that leaves no white cast at all. It makes reapplication after a few hours easy since it doesn’t pill up at all! A win in our books.

Thank You Farmer Sun Project Silky Calming Sun Stick

Sunscreen sticks are a boon since they promise you the reapplication of the product with ease over makeup(provided you clean your sticks!). Thank You Farmer’s Sun Project Silky Calming Sun Stick is a soothing stick with centella asiatica and calamine, it calms down inflamed skin along with offering broad spectrum protection.

- Beauty Writer


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