9 Sunscreens available in India | Skincare Review

 

Hi everyone! Today’s post is all about sunscreens and the different options available in the Indian market. The suns rays can cause a lot of visible and invisible damage to the skin. The visible spectrum i.e UVB rays cause burning that shows itself in the form of tanning and sunburn. The invisible spectrum containing the UVA rays causes ageing by facilitating free radical chain reactions and breakdown of collagen. To protect our skin sufficiently from the sun’s harmful rays, we need a sunscreen that has broad spectrum protection i.e protection from UVA (mentioned as PA+++ on the packaging) and from UVB rays as well (mentioned as SPFxx, where xx is a number).

 

 

Top Sunscreens in India
Top Sunscreens in India

 

The number that follows the SPF basically helps you determine the duration for which the sunscreen protects your skin. For Indian skin, we can assume a factor of 8 and multiply it with the SPF number to get an estimate of the minutes of sun protection. So an SPF30 sunscreen gives about 8×30 = 240 minutes i.e. 4 hours of sun protection. If you’re going to be in the sun for a long time, make sure to go for a high SPF sunscreen that contains adequate PA protection as well.

 

Apart from the protection factor, we need to choose a sunscreen that has a consistency suited for one’s skin type. If you have dry skin, a hydrating cream or lotion would work well for you, while oilier skinned people need to go for lighter textures like gels or mattifying lotions. This is a really important factor because if the sunscreen doesn’t suit your skin type and doesn’t feel good to use, you would inevitably skip this very important step in your skincare routine! So do pay attention to the consistency and texture while choosing a sun protection product. Now lets talk about some of the sunscreens currently available in the Indian market. I’ve briefly reviewed 9 sunscreens below.

 

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector, Clinique Mineral Sunscreen for the Face
Shiseido Perfect UV Protector, Clinique Mineral Sunscreen for the Face

 

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Just Herbs NoSun Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel : Review (for Normal to Oily Skin)

 

Just Herbs NOSUN Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel (Product Claims) : A multitasking sun protection gel enriched with Jojoba, Wheatgerm and Grape-seed oil along with Green tea extract and Aloe Vera. With its built in UV protection and age control micro-nutrients, it effectively replenishes skin’s lost moisture and forms a protective barrier to UV rays to prevent sun spots, freckles and sun induced wrinkles. Specially formulated for oily skin, it effectively replenishes skin’s lost moisture and forms a protective barrier to UV rays to prevent sun spots, freckles and sun induced wrinkles.

Price : Rs 350 for 100 g

Buy online at Flipkart.com and JustHerbs.in.

 

 

Just Herbs NoSun Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel
Just Herbs NoSun Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel

 

 

Ingredients : Aloevera leaf juice, Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil, Grapeseed oil, Fumittory , Soy lecithin , Carrotseed oil, Green tea ext., Psoralea seed ext., Vetiver 0.1%, Zinc oxide, Aqua, Glyceryl stearate citrate/Cetearyl alcohol/Glyceryl caprylate***, Vegetable Glycerine*, Shea butter, Dicaprylyl Carbonate***, Octyl Dodecanol***, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, Natural preservative (Herbs-Essential oil Complex), Colour (Herbal), Fragrance.*Certified Organic ***ECOCERT approved (Natural ingredient from renewable resources).

 

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Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Emulsion, Spray : Review, Photos

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing 2 products from Avene that have served me really well this summer – the Very High Protection SPF 50 Emulsion and Spray. If you have sensitive skin and are looking for high sun protection, these products are for you!

Avene is available online at Amazon.in, Nykaa.com and MyEnvyBox.com.

 

 

Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Emulsion Review
Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Emulsion Review

 

Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Review
Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Review

 

Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Review
Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Review

 

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NEW! Lakme 9-to-5 Super Sunscreens

 

Hey everyone!

Lakme is introducing 2 new sunscreens this summer aimed to give high protection from UVA/UVB rays while also serving as a makeup base owing to the light weightless finish of the sunscreen. The broad spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ formula prevents tanning and sunburn and it is available in 2 variants – one for normal to dry skin and the other for oily skin.

The price (Rs 500 for 30 ml) seems to be on the higher side considering the 9-to-5 range from Lakme is generally on the affordable side of the price bracket. But if it actually works as well as it claims, it’ll be quite worth it!

 

Lakme 9-to-5 Super Sunscreens
Lakme 9-to-5 Super Sunscreens

 

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Skincare Wednesday : My Current Skincare Routine | Skincare for Oily-Acne prone Skin

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m talking about my Current skin care routine which I’ve following since the past 2 weeks or so. All through last month, I was having breakouts on my cheeks and jaw line and while tea tree oil helped a bit, they kept recurring. I recently discovered La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo which was lying in my stash unused since last winter and within a week of using it, my breakouts are gone and my skin looks wonderful! I will use it for some more time before I review but so far, its been a fabulous product!

 

My Current Skincare Routine  Skincare for Oily-Acne prone Skin
My Current Skincare Routine Skincare for Oily-Acne prone Skin

 

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