Sunscreens are among the most important products in your skincare bag. And with the rise of several successful homegrown independent brands in the makeup and skincare space, we’re here to recommend some of our favourites.
With the unrelenting heat and ever-growing pollution we’re all combating on a daily basis, sunscreens have become essential. And so, it comes as no surprise that their importance is emphasised by everybody from experts to celebrities and influencers. However, finding the right sunscreen requires a bit of knowledge of your skin and a thorough research.
As per the American Academy of Dermatology, you should look for broad spectrum sunscreens that have the ability to protect your skin from cancer causing UVA and UVB rays. It also is important to look for a formula that is water and sweat resistant and offers SPF 30 or higher. The rest of the determining factors should depend on your skin and it’s needs.
If you’re somebody with oily or combination skin, you need to opt for matte or gel formulas. Dry skin concerns can be addressed with moisturising or hydrating sunscreens, whereas acne-prone or sensitive skin needs sunscreens that are gentle but effective. Moreover, a common problem Indians have with many sunscreens is that awful white cast they leave behind.
Fret not, Indian skincare brands have come to the rescue. Some of these brands have been making significant strides in the beauty industry by providing a diverse range for various skin tones. They also formulate specific products suitable for different climate conditions and moreover, they incorporate Ayurvedic ingredients like neem, tulsi and turmeric, to name a few.
Ahead, we’ve listed a few cult-favourite sunscreens that are made for Indians, by Indians.