Looking for lightweight, cast-free sunscreens that provide maximum sun protection? Here are the five best sunscreens for face available in India.
Sunscreen application is non-negotiable, regardless of the weather or season. Harmful UVA rays are responsible for premature ageing of your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer. To prevent this, you need to apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin. But how should you choose the right sunscreen for your face? With so many options available in the market, finding the best sunscreens for face is not an easy feat. Here are some of the factors that you should keep in mind while buying a sunscreen.
- SPF level
While buying sunscreen, it is important to pay attention to the SPF level. The sun protection factor of a sunscreen is a measure of how well it protects you from getting a sunburn. For best sun protection, choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
- Chemical or physical
There are two types of sunscreens – chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing the sun’s rays, turning them into heat, and then releasing the heat through your skin. Physical sunscreens deflect and scatter damaging UV rays away from the skin. You can choose the one that works best for you based on your skin type and requirements.
You need to find the right consistency while looking for the best sunscreens for face. If you have oily skin, go for lighter, gel-based formulations. People with dry skin can opt for a thicker, more nourishing sunscreen.
Here are some of the best sunscreens for face in India:
La Shield Fisico Matte Sunscreen Gel is one of the best sunscreens for face in India. It is a 100% physical sunscreen with no chemical filters. This broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen with Boots Star **** and PA+++ rating provides long-lasting protection from UVA and UVB rays. It is water-resistant for up to eight hours. Since this gel-based sunscreen contains 25% micronized zinc oxide, It is completely transparent and does not leave a white cast on the skin when applied. This La shield sunblock is suitable for all skin types as it is gentle on the skin and free from skin irritants and preservatives.
Heliocare Advanced Gel promises powerful sun protection and skin hydration. It contains hydrating ingredients like Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, glycerin, Trehalose, and Serine. This gel-based SPF 50 sunscreen absorbs quickly and provides a natural, matte finish. This potent sunscreen is completely water-resistant. Since it is does not irritate the skin, it is suitable for all skin types.
- iS Clinical PerfecTint Powder SPF 40
The iS Clinical PerfecTint Powder is one of the best sunscreens for face available in the market. If you hate thick, greasy sunscreens, this tinted powder SPF will become your new favourite. PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 offers multilevel broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also protects your skin from pollution and environmental stress. Since it contains specially formulated antioxidants, this powder sunscreen strengthens your skin barrier and protects your skin from free radical damage, thus keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Another plus point? It evens out your complexion, minimises the appearance of pores, and absorbs surface oils for a flawless finish. It is available in five shades, from ivory to deep, to match your skin tone.
Avene Very High Protection Fluid has an SPF 50+ and PA++++ formulation. This photostable sunscreen provides high sun protection for normal to combination sensitive skin. The water-resistant formula and non-greasy, non-sticky finish make this sunscreen an ideal choice for summer. You may notice a slight white cast on application, but after 15-20 minutes, it disappears as the sunscreen gets absorbed into your skin.
It is, hands down, one of the best sunscreens for face. This SPF 50+ tinted sunscreen by Bioderma offers a very high UVA and UVB protection and evens out your complexion. It comes in three shades; you can choose the one best suited to your skin tone. Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide Teinte Claire has a water-like texture and glides smoothly on the skin. That’s not all! There’s a lot more to love about this Bioderma sunscreen. It is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and water-resistant. It is ideal for all skin types and absorbs quickly.
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