If your skin care regime is missing a good quality sunscreen, you might as well not be doing the rest of it. Sunscreen MUST be the most important part of skincare, we cannot stress this enough. If you’re lazy or short on time and only have the time to apply one product on a cleansed face, it should be SPF. Now that we have established just how essential sunscreen is, let’s move on to discussing the ideal sunscreen. Of course, by ideal here I mean the ingredients that are in your sunscreen. You should only be using paraben-free sunscreens to ensure it serves and protects your skin.
Why should you use a sunscreen without paraben, you ask?
Well, research over the years has found parabens to have detrimental effects on our skin and overall health. They have been linked to skin cancer and breast cancer. They easily penetrate our skin, which is also the largest organ of the human body, enter our bloodstream and mess with our hormones. The amount of chemicals in these products also cause long term cell damage to your skin. So, all in all it’s a lose-lose situation. Want to purchase a paraben free sunscreen but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we have a list of the best ones you would want to buy.
MyGlamm SUPERFOODS Kiwi and Coconut Sunscreen
Level up your SPF game with this broad-spectrum (SPF 30 PA+++), lightweight & non-greasy sunscreen lotion. Formulated with Vitamin C rich kiwi extracts, this sunscreen brightens, heals & protects the skin. The kiwi extracts also help boost collagen production. This sunscreen has powerful antioxidants, the paraben-free sunscreen also helps restore skin elasticity & prevent premature ageing. It is the ideal paraben free sunscreen for oily skin as it is non-greasy and leaves your skin feeling super hydrated and fresh.
Price: Rs 425
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MyGlamm SUPERFOODS Cacao and Berries Day Cream with SPF 25
The SPF 25 day cream is your bestie for intense protection and nourishment. It is enriched with the goodness of Cacao powder, Strawberry, Mulberry and Black Currant extracts. It boosts collagen production and fights free radical damage. This day cream also contains Sunflower Seed oil with Linoleic acid that helps prevent bacterial growth, Allantoin that repairs the skin and Hyaluronic acid to intensely hydrate the skin & improve its appearance. Did we mention that it smells absolutely divine making it the go-to paraben free sunscreen for dry skin?
Price: Rs 320
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Alt tag - St. Botanica Vitamin C Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion
The Queen of sunscreen lotions, this St. Botanica gem is multi-faceted. It provides the highest level of broad-spectrum sun protection and protects the skin from sunburn, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It keeps the skin hydrated and nourished with a dry matte-like finish. With SPF 75 & PA+++, it assures maximum protection from UV-ray induced sun damage. It is ideal if you live in cities, especially as it deactivates the free radicals produced by either pollution or by exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. This is the best paraben free sunscreen in the market for pretty much all skin types.
Price: Rs 639
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Organic Harvest Sunscreen - SPF 60
100% Organic , 100% Cruelty Free this paraben free sunscreen is a non-greasy and quick absorbing sunscreen and is made of certified organic ingredients. It helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV. It locks in moisture and is beneficial in keeping the skin hydrated and nourished.
Price: Rs 475
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Providing intense long lasting protection, this sunscreen mist is one of a kind. Spraying the sunscreen on the face, neck, arms, and other exposed areas of your body forms a protective barrier on your skin that lasts for a longer span than your old sunscreens. It prevents your skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation, which is responsible for causing sunburn, hyperpigmentation, dark spots. It contains amazing ingredients like Vitamin c (of course) which deactivates free radicals, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin E which reduces the occurrence of sunburn, Tomato Oil, Pomegranate Extract and Calendula which is anti-microbial and anti-ageing in nature. You cannot go wrong with this paraben free sunscreen for your body.
Price: Rs 599
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Before you head out your door, be it for a quick errand or to lunch or to go shop or to a beach vacay, please make sure to use a sunscreen without paraben and carry it with you if you’re going to be under the sun for more than two hours. Apart from benefiting your skin, it can protect your body against cancers. What more of a reason do you really need?
Benefits of Face Sunscreen: Sunscreen defends your body against the harmful UV rays of the sun. It can reduce chances of getting cancer, decrease hyperpigmentation and spots, slow down signs of ageing… do I need to go on?
SPF Suncreen 101: Always, always apply sunscreen to any part of your body that is going to be exposed to the sun, such as hands, neck, ears, legs, etc. For your face, use sunscreen after your morning CTM routine, put it on 20 minutes before you step out and reapply it every 2 hours to ensure you stay protected.
Sunscreens for oily skin: If you have an oily skin type, you probably try to avoid sunscreens because some of the formulas are just super greasy on the skin and make you look shiny. Finding the right sunscreen for oily skin is super important because sun damage is real! Not all sunscreens are greasy, in fact, the new age ones are super skin-friendly, lightweight, and non-comedogenic.
Different types of sunscreen: When it comes to picking sunscreens, you need to understand your needs and requirements before picking one that suits you. Depending on your skin type, concern, and expected outcome, here are the types of sunscreen for your face that you can pick. There are mineral or physical as well as chemical sunscreens.