Why do we all prefer winters over summers? It is only children who like summers because they get to eat buckets of ice cream and splash time in swimming pools. Otherwise, men dislike summers due to increased electricity bills due to more use of Air conditioners, housewives dislike summers for they have to cook food in boiling kitchens, but the reason of such dislike among young girls is the most serious of course, i.e. their precious skin gets tanned when they step out in the sun in pretty skirts and shorts. That is the reason why we see ladies covering themselves from head to toe by draping dupattas over their faces while riding their scooters on the boiling streets of India. This is a very common sight in Northern India.
None of us can always stay indoors from the fear of tanning, we can only take a few precautions, the most common and effective of which is the application of sunscreen lotion. Choosing the right sunscreen according to your skin type is also a task.
What is sunscreen?
Lakme Sun Expert SPF 24 PA Fairness UV Sunscreen Lotion, 60ml
- This slim yellow bottle contains four features in one lotion. The moisturizer is totally non-sticky and non greasy so you can apply in abundance without any fear of having excessive oily skin.
- The ultra-matte texture of the lotion does not even make you feel that you are wearing anything.
- This real skin expert seeps into the pores of your skin effortlessly to provide us complete protection by blocking 97% of the harmful UV rays of the sun.
- It is completely safe to apply it every day when you step out to flaunt your beauty.
- The sunscreen, when applied liberally, emits a very pleasant and refreshing fragrance.
Describing the brand details, Lakme is known to be India’s number one cosmetic brand, based in India itself. It was launched 67 years ago by J R D Tata on encouragement by Jawaharlal Nehru to prevent Indian Women from spending Foreign Exchange on expensive cosmetic products.
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock, SPF 40, 100g
- Safe sunblock in this bright packing by Lotus Herbals is the choice of both men and women wishing to protect their skin from UVA and UVB rays.
- The sunscreen also gives an added advantage of skin lightening ingredients to make your skin appear uniformly matte finished.
- The moisturizer is easily absorbed by the skin within no time once it is evenly applied. The non-greasy texture keeps your skin totally oil-free.
- The major constituents being birch, mallow and hops extract, the regular application will wipe out your worries of skin darkening or tanning.
- The product is suitable for all types of skin and refines our skin pores.
About the brand, Lotus was founded in 1993 and it is famed of manufacturing every product with the qualities and richness of natural ingredients after due research to meet the international quality benchmarks. Being able to expand its consumer base and target market, Lotus is big enough to currently export its products to sixteen different countries of the world.
VLCC 3D Youth Boost SPF40 Sunscreen Gel Creme, 50g
- This gel-cream by VLCC has a unique formula for the protection of our skin with a broad spectrum against both UVA and UVB rays of the sun.
- Major ingredients being the richness of saxifrage extract and Morus bombycis extract in compliment to the benefits of Vitamin B3 together act as effective skin-protecting agents.
- Some sunscreens make your skin oily while others soak the natural moisture and make it extra dry. But VLCC knows how to maintain the balance of the skin texture and keep it hydrated.
- The gel also works towards lightening the dark spots and reducing skin pigmentation to grant you an evenly fine skin tone.
Talking about the brand in detail, VLCC is a beauty and wellness brand that was founded by an Indian lady who was a beauty expert of her era. The brand is now enjoying consumer trust for facial kits and other skincare products in fourteen countries worldwide.
Jovees Premium Sun Shield Lotion, 50 ml
- This skincare product guards our skin against the harms of sun rays and prevents it from premature or photo aging simultaneously.
- The protective lotion also improves the elasticity of our skin by maintaining the required moisture in the pores naturally.
- The product is manufactured to serve the intended purpose for all types and tones of skin, including extreme oily or sensitive.
- This safeguarding cream can also be used as a safe base for makeup to provide an overall matte finish to your look.
About Jovees in detail, it has been manufacturing beauty and skincare products based on Ayurvedic knowledge, which is India’s pride. With that straight life as their logo, Jovees has been satisfying beautiful ladies with their wide range of products including shampoos, conditioners, hair packs, sunscreens, facial kits and much more.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock, SPF 50+, 30 ml
- This lotion is tested by expert dermatologists for the safe application and makes the UVA and UVB rays of the sun harmless for you.
- After application, when you will gently rub your hands over your skin, you will soft and smooth. Also, the light fragrance will make you feel fresh and soothing.
- The moisturizer feels lightweight when applied even in abundance and it has an oil-free formula that prevents it from shining and gives a uniform matte finish evenly.
- The product also prevents early aging or photo-aging and keeps damage away by keeping the skin pores open to let the skin breathe freely, making it healthy.
- The lotion is ideal for application in all seasons on all types of skin due to its sweat-proof and water-proof properties.
This is a brand that is widely recommended by dermatologists due to the usage of naturally grown ingredients in its products. Founded long back in 1930, Neutrogena is now selling its famed skincare and beauty products in the markets of seventy countries across the globe.
Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion, 100 ml
- This SPF 15 protects your skin through a blend of natural ingredients like Spikes Ginger, Lily, Aloe Vera, Greater Galangal and Crab Apple.
- The lotion also hydrates and nourishes your skin apart from preventing it from tanning and skin darkening.
- The sunscreen reduces the risk of aging of your skin before age due to the harmful effects of UVA and UVB sun rays.
- The CINNABLOCK formula is a sure saver due to its extraction from naturally grown ingredients which are high in medicinal value.
Full name being The Himalaya Drug Company is a renowned Indian name that is popular for manufacturing baby care, skin care, and other medicinal products after utilizing the best of the qualities of ayurvedic herbs which is duly researched by about 300 experts of the company. Founded 89 years ago with its headquarters in Bangalore, Himalaya Herbals is also known for producing Hepatic drugs and nutrition products that are equally loved by the consumers.
Nivea Sunscreen Lotion, Sun Protect and Moisture (SPF 50), 125 ml
- Capable of providing protection from both UVA and UVB rays of the sun, this product by Nivea is totally water-resistant.
- Nivea follows nonsticky formula so your skin does not feel oily or shiny after application of this lotion. All the moisture is quickly soaked by the skin pores.
- Sun exposure may also lead to aging or wrinkling of the skin before the actual age but the advanced formula of this Sunscreen lotion, called Collagen Protect Formula safeguards the skin’s collagen to prevent photo-aging.
- The product feels so light after wearing so regular application is safe and convenient.
- The lotion needs no time to settle down and start its work, you are ready to enjoy the sun instantly once you have applied it over your skin uniformly.
Describing the brand in detail, Nivea is a German based brand founded 108 long years ago, known for its wide range of personal care products and cosmetics like shaving creams, toners, cold creams, talcum powders and much more. Despite a few controversies a few years back, Nivea has not lost its loyal customers and maintained an even higher position in the respective field by selling quality products in nice packing at affordable prices. The brand is popular in India so much so that it is available on almost all the tiny stores of female goodies in Indian streets.
Biotique Bio Carrot Face & Body Sun Lotion Spf 40 Uva/Uvb Sunscreen For All Skin Types In The Sun, 120Ml
- The carrots are one of the biggest sources of Vitamin A which is the key ingredient of this product. So we have all the skin benefits of carrots blended in this lotion.
- The product is suitable for all skin types from dry to normal to oily because Biotique just knows how to maintain the required amount of moisture in our skin pores.
- Besides extracts of carrot seeds and carrot oil, we also get benefits of lodhra bark, Quince seed and aloe vera to keep skin healthy and smooth.
- The carotene chemical has an array of antiseptic properties which heal all the damage done to our skin by UVA and UVB rays of the sun and provide further protection
As the name suggests, Biotique comes from the amalgamation of five thousand years old herbal science with 21st century’s contemporary biotechnology. This innovation came from the head of Vinita Jain in 1992 in the fancy of establishing a renowned business in the field of health, beauty and wellness.
Oshea UVShield Sunscreen Fairness Lotion SPF 25, White, 120 g
- The lotion is duly tested and experimented by expert dermatologists so the ingredients are totally safe for all types of skin, especially dry skin.
- Besides its basic function of protecting the skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays, the lotion also works as a complexion lightening agent.
- The key ingredients include Aloe Vera, Manjistha extract, licorice extract, crab apple extract, chamomile extract and extracts of spiked ginger lily and carrot oil.
- As a cure for dry skin, this sunscreen lotion by Oshea restores the natural moisture of the skin, hence making it neither too oily, nor leaving it too dry.
POND’s Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30, 80 g
- The sunscreen has been dermatologically tested and created by breakthrough technology by the pond’s institute.
- The product has been hypoallergenic tested against all kinds of allergies so it is safe for all types of skin, even if you have sensitive skin.
- According to the experts at POND’S, excessive sun exposure not only causes skin tanning on the surface, but it also harms our skin from deep within and can lead to dark circles and uneven patches all over the skin. So this sunscreen lotion is a weapon to fight against all of these problems.
- With a mild and fresh aroma, the product feels so nice and light after wearing so it can be effectively used as a makeup base too.
Explaining about the brand in detail, this is probably the oldest brand on our list. Being founded long, long ago 173 years ago, it is currently owned by Unilever and still managing to deepen its roots in beauty and personal care markets all over the world. With that cute little tulip as their logo, this brand is choice for the customers of all ages.
Unless you are a foreigner, or you have done it voluntarily, tanning of your skin, especially on the face is something we all want to run away from. But sometimes, we cannot really prevent ourselves from going out in the sun. We all are too busy in our work and life to stay indoors all the time. And as long as we step out in the boiling streets of India, we end up tanning our precious skin.
So why not prevent such a disaster instead of searching for ways to cure it. And we all know that sunscreen is the best precaution we can take in that case. So let’s gear up to choose the one for our skin type.