Sunscreens are the new necessity in everyone’s morning skincare routine. So I often have readers asking suggestions for the best mineral sunscreen in India.
Until a few months ago, I didn’t have many options in India to suggest especially for people who oily/acne-prone skin like mine. But thankfully, a few interesting sunscreens have been launched in India.
So now I can offer you guys a broader selection of sunscreens and help you find the right fit for your skin.
Physical Vs Chemical: Which Sunscreen is Best?
Lately, there have been concerns over the ingredients used in chemical sunscreens. Hence, more and more women want to use physical sunscreens and stay on the side of caution.
But finding a good physical sunscreen is often harder than finding a perfect foundation match. If you have wheatish or dark skin tone, most physical sunscreens leave a white cast on your face making you look ashy or even ghostlike.
And if you have oily/acne-prone skin, physical sunscreens often tend to be either too greasy or break you out.
So if you have a darker skin tone or oily skin, there are limited physical sunscreens options in India in the clean beauty category. You will have to settle with hybrid or chemical sunscreens if you have a smaller budget.
Best Affordable Sunscreen in India For Your Skin Types
Here are the best broad-spectrum sunscreens available in India that will protect your skin from sun damage. As always, I have only picked products that are cruelty-free and have a complete ingredient list mentioned on the label or website.
1. Soultree Sun Protection Cream SPF 30
Made with soothing ingredients like aloe, green tea and vitamin e oil, this physical sunscreen from Soultree is best suited for dry skinned people in India. It has SPF 30 which is decent for everyday use. It is quite affordable and certified by BDIH Germany too.
2. The Moms Co. Mineral Based Sunscreen
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, the Moms. Co Sunscreen will be a better choice as it has SPF 50. This does leave a white cast on the skin so it will suit only fair-skinned people.
This too is best suited for dry skin types.
P.s. The Moms Co. Mineral Sunscreen is designed for babies but can be used by adults as well.
3. Earth Rhythm Sun Fluids
Want a non-greasy physical sunscreen without the terrible white cast? The Earth Rhythm sun fluids are the one you should pick.
Available in 3 variants- SPF 15, SPF 30 and SPF 50, this sunscreens have a light consistency and hence can be used by oily skin types too.
If cream-based sunscreens feel heavy on your skin, these might just be the best physical sunscreen you are looking for.
4. Forest Essentials Sun Fluid SPF 50 PA++
If you don’t mind using chemical sunscreens, the Forest Essentials Tender Coconut Water sun fluid will be a good pick. It is made with skin-loving ingredients like coconut water, turmeric, aloe vera, neem, basil, glycerin and green tea.
And due to its fluid texture, this sunscreen will suit almost every skin type.
5. Mamaearth Ultra-Light Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++
This is a hybrid sunscreen with a mix of physical and chemical filters. Despite its creamy consistency, it suits my oily skin well and doesn’t break me out. Read my detailed review here.
And if you have oily skin, you can skip moisturizer too as it has a moisturizing effect. I will recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable broad-spectrum sunscreen in India.
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6. Mamaearth Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20
This is a physical sunscreen designed for kids. But did that ever stop us from using it? The ingredients list has a lot of natural emollients and occlusives.
While this may not be the best sunscreen for your face, you can definitely use it to protect the rest of your body.
7. Vilvah Day Cream SPF 20
I have been waiting for an Indian brand to launch tinted physical sunscreen. And Vilvah partially fulfilled this wish by launching this tinted moisturizer with broad-spectrum sun protection.
The Vilvah Day cream has antioxidants like green tea and acai berry oil to help prevent sun damage. If you are lazy with applying sunscreens, add this day cream to your morning skincare routine.
So, which sunscreen in India do you think is best for your skin type?
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