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Protect Your Lovely Skin From The Stroke of Summer With These Best Sunscreens in India

By Architi Batra

Updated - May 9, 20247 min read

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The topmost summer essential is a sunscreen for a hydrated and healthy skin that keeps you glowing even in the scorching and burning heat. Live, Laugh and wear a sunscreen wherever you go, re-apply every few hours no matter if the sun is yet out or not. Choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type is a tedious job that needs to be done right for all the required benefits that you want. You don't want your face to look like a horror film a few hours after you have stepped out of your house. Swear by these 11 best sunscreens this summer and glow healthy instead of sweating away your beauty!


1. Lakme Sun Expert

Perfectly designed to meet your needs Lakme Sun Expert ranges from the type-to-type skin. The SPF ranges from 24,30,40,50 to 50pa++ and comes in a different state based on their PF level. While some are like lotion, others chose to be in the gel. The products guarantees to shield up to 97% of UVB rays that cause sunburns, dark spots, premature aging and skin darkening. This is one skin expert you need in your bag all the time for a day-long protection!
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Cost: Rs. 360
Buy Here: Nykaa
Rating: 4.8/5


2. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun

The Lotus Herbal's Sun Safe is a light and non-greasy sunscreen product that will protect you from sweating all of it out. Instead of feeling heavy on your face, it's super light and does not irritate your skin. This daily sunblock offers you with both UVA and UVB protection. They also have a herbal based sunscreen with ingredients like sandalwood, sweet basil and cuscus grass that promises a healthy and matte finished look.

lotus herbal sunscreen

Cost: Rs. 275
Buy Here: Amazon India
Rating: 4.5/5


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3. Biotique Bio Sandalwood UVA/UVB Sunscreen

A most recommended sunscreen which is loaded with the goodness of natural ingredients. This 100% Ayurvedic Biotique sunscreen is made just for you. It's water-resistant and that too so well that it retains SPF even after 80 minutes in the water! And what's more interesting is the fact that it is well moisturized so you don't need to carry too many bottles of different creams wherever you go. This broad-spectrum sun protection is well enough to do all the work in a woo.biotique sunscreen_image

Cost: Rs. 440
Buy Here: Amazon India
Rating: 5/5


4. Kaya Daily Moisturising Sunscreen

The Kaya skin clinic's sunscreen is the perfect 2 in 1, moisturizer + sunscreen. This youth formula is filled with the goodness of botanical extracts like Geranium and potent antioxidants which is perfectly light and non-greasy on the skin. One of the biggest pros of the Kaya Daily Moisturising Sunscreen is that it is PABA-free. It also works wonders in boosting oxygenation of skin cells and regenerating them. It leaves your skin with a beautiful, radiant finish and is also great for winters.kaya sunscreens_image

Cost: Rs. 653
Buy Here: NYKAA
Rating: 4.9/5


5. Lacto Calamine Sun Shield

This Gentle sunscreen is the beauty house of Lacto Calamine and does wonder with any skin type especially those with dry skin. The sunscreen contains beneficial ingredients like lemon extract that controls excess oil and vitamin E to help reduce pigmentation, dark spots, and premature aging. One of the wonderful things is that it also keeps your skin protected from infections. It has a strong fragrance and comes in the perfect travel-friendly packaging.

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Cost: Rs. 189
Rating: 4.7/5


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6. Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion

The Himalaya Herbals beauty lotion is perfect for anyone with either normal or dry skin. It has some of the amazing ingredients such as, Aloe Vera, spiked ginger lily, crab apple and greater galangal which not only keeps the skin hydrated and protected from harmful sun rays but also prevents skin from aging and skin cell degeneration. It's the perfect solution for all your summer skin problems in a bottle!

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Cost: Rs. 105
Rating: 4.5/5


7. VLCC Moisturizing Sun Block Cream

This nourishing and easy to use sunscreen enriched with lemon and other natural ingredients is pretty affordable with so many good qualities in a tiny package of goodness! It includes ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Sandalwood extracts, aloe vera extracts, evening primrose oil and wheat germ oil which provide superior nourishment to your skin making it more beautiful and flawless.vlcc sunscreens_image

Cost: Rs. 241
Rating: 4.9/5


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8. Garnier Sun Control Daily Moisturiser

The Granier Sun Control is filled with all the goodness you are expecting in a sunscreen from Mexoryl, SX to Vitamin E. This wonderful beauty product also has extracts of coriander and glycerol which protects skin against free radicals and helps to retain skin’s moisture. This is one of the most highly recommended sunscreens by dermatologists in India. This is one of the sunscreens you can for sure swear by!

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Cost: Rs. 149
Buy Here: NYKAA
Rating: 4.7/5


9. Patanjali Sunscreen SPF 30 With Natural Moisturizers

Paraben-free, Travel-friendly, and Pocket-friendly this Patanjali Sunscreen has gained immense popularity in India, and this sunscreen is a pretty big hit owing to its Ayurvedic composition. It is similar to that of a lotion than a sticky gel solution which is so much better. This ayurvedic product is perfect for you if you crave natural ingredients and like to leave out the artificial ones. 

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Cost: Rs. 80
Rating: 4.4/5


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10. Avene Very High Protection Cream SPF 50

If this high SPF is not enough to attract you, then nothing can work on you!  The Avene sunscreen works best for anyone with dry skin. Though a bit on the higher price side but it is worth it. For anyone prone to sunburns, this sunscreen from Avene will be your best friend. The sunscreen is non-greasy and perfectly lightweight and it covers every spectrum of UV protection, using a combination of exclusive active ingredients. If I was a certified to give it a rating, this would dedicate this full marks!

Avene Sunscreen

Cost: Rs. 1,374
Buy Here: Amazon
Rating: 5/5


11. La Roche-Posay Ultra Light Sunscreen SPF 50

For an acne-prone and sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Ultra Light Sunscreen is the perfect solution and you'll believe them same once you try it. This lightweight, Non-comedogenic sunscreen is free of parabens and fragrance and what else could you want? Though expensive, for the amazing quality you get, it is best one out their by far margins. It does everything that it claims very efficiently!

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Cost: Rs. 1,472
Buy Here: Carethy
Rating: 5/5



1. What are the benefits of wearing sunscreen?
Sunscreens act as a shield against the harmful UV rays which penetrates every time your skin is exposed to the sun. It is therefore advisable to use sunscreen every day.


2. Are there any side-effects of applying sunscreen?
A. Some sunscreens could have some side effects depending on the nature of your skin and medical conditions. It could range from-
    1. Allergic Reactions such as redness, swelling, irritation, and itching.
    2. Sunscreens Can Make Acne Worse
    3. Eye Irritation
    4. Increases The Risk Of Breast Cancer
    5. Pain in Hairy Areas
    6. Pus in the Hair Follicles