Whether it is the chills of December or the steam of July, you are well aware that you should slap on some sunscreen like a ritual every……single……day without a miss. Many people assume that you don’t need sunscreen in winter or you only need it on sunny summer days. That’s just not true. The sun’s UV radiation can cause hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles regardless of whether it is a summer or winter sun. Even though darker skin has higher levels of melanin and might not have to worry as much about turning pink or facing a serious sunburn but these UV rays can still penetrate your skin and cause skin problems. It is imperative to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 for all skin types and tones because what you may not know is that the drying effect of today is the wrinkles of tomorrow. And yes, the number of sunscreens available in the market is a little overwhelming and we are here to help you out with that. When shopping for sunscreen it is important to look for certain things, it should be gentle, less fragrant, and very importantly clean, because if it’s good for you why should it be bad for the environment right? Here are a few things you should look for in an SPF while buying one.
Active Ingredients – Mineral sunscreens will list zinc oxide/titanium oxide only but when it is a chemical sunscreen, it often comes with a “mineral-based sunscreens” tag on it. This simply means that zinc/titanium oxide has been mixed with the chemical substances. Even if the active ingredients are minerals, make sure that the formula is not otherwise loaded with toxic ingredients.
Water Resistance – If the term water resistant or waterproof is not mentioned clearly on the label, it is likely to wash off or sweat.
Broad-Spectrum – It means that the SPF block both UVA and UVB rays, thus giving your skin the utmost protection and care.
Now that we know all the things you should look for in a clean and safe sunscreen, let's see some options.
This sunscreen is a gel-based sunscreen with SPF 55+ and PA+++, lightweight formula that absorbs quickly into the skin leaving no white cast. Apart from the chemical filters, it is filled with hydrating agents to provide the necessary hydration to the skin. It protects against photoaging and tanning. Enhances the penetration of actives and also help maintain hydration levels and elasticity of the skin. Just apply it on the face and neck for at least 15 minutes before stepping out in the sun and you’re good to go.
Minimalist Multi-Vitamin SPF50 PA++++ Sunscreen is just the balance of hydration and sun protection. It is a lightweight formula that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, and gives skin a natural glow but doesn’t make your face shiny. Loaded with vitamins A, B3, B5, E, and F they not only repair skin after sun exposure but also soothes, nourishes, and hydrates the skin. It is a photostable and acne-safe sunscreen that does not leave any white cast while applying. Just like any other sunscreen apply it on the face and neck at least 15 minutes before stepping out in the sun.
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Talking about sunscreen without a Korean beauty brand? We’re not doing that. Sun Project Silky Calming Sun Stick is a long-lasting powerful sunscreen with a soft finish that protects from strong UV rays while soothing ingredients calm irritations. Since it comes in stick packaging, makes it easy to carry and apply anywhere. This is a water-resistant SPF + and PA++++ sunscreen that gives you a silky yet non-sticky finish. It keeps the skin fresh and hydrated without leaving a white cast even if you reapply it multiple times. Just turn the dial at the bottom, raise the sunscreen to a suitable amount and apply evenly to the face and other parts of the body that require sun protection at least 15 minutes before stepping out in the sun.
The Cover Up SPF + PA++++ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen comes in two finishes, a matte finish and a dewy finish sunscreen. For people with different skin types and changing climates, one can use both as per the requirement. Specially designed for consumers who prefer a lightweight yet effective sunscreen. With Niacinamide and other powerful vitamins, it protects your skin from UVA+ and UVB rays. Not only this, but it also prevents and reverses free radical damage. Daily use reveals even skin tone, fewer fine lines, and healthier skin. Niacinamide helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and regulates oil production.
While we cover the face it is also important to protect other parts of the body that are exposed to the sun when you head out. The Sun Scoop Fluid Body Sunscreen is just it. With SPF 60 PA+++ and a soft and creamy texture, it glides on the skin effortlessly. This quick-absorbing formula leaves a cooling sensation. Infused with chamomile extract that reduces signs of aging, the aloe vera, and oat milk soothe the skin and protect it from external damage. Having a mineral base with Zinc Oxide, it provides photoprotection from UVA and UVB rays. This sunscreen minimizes skin damage from prolonged sun exposure.
After years of research in the beauty industry, it has been established that sunscreen is a non-negotiable, year-round thing. It helps with everything from hyperpigmentation to fine lines to acne and protects skin from sun damage, which can lead to a host of other problems. The UV rays we are exposed to produce free radicals in our skin. These free radicals inhibit collagen production and decrease our elastin which leads to premature aging, wrinkling, brown spots, and sagging. To make it easy for you we have linked some of our favs for you to check them out.