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Top 8 Natural Sunscreens In India

Top 8 Natural Sunscreens In India

  • Summer’s the time for the brightest sunshine and your SPF game needs to be strong to combat it.
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When it comes to sunscreen, there is a multitude of offerings in the market but the constantly growing & powerfully aware consumer knows one thing for sure: regularly applying SPF is key if you want your skin to be kind to you in the long term. Now, finding the perfect sunscreen comes with its troubles; Is it non-sticky? Non-oily? Does it leave a white streak after application? The questions are galore. And to help you answer these for yourself, we’ve listed down 8 sunscreens suitable for all skin types and tones.

1. Sun Fluid Tender Coconut Water with Turmeric & Basic Leaf SPF 50

Founded in 2000 by Mira Kulkarni, someone who loves the ‘exotic’ way of life, Forest Essentials specialises in Ayurvedic cosmetics, skincare and perfumes that appeal to the naturally-inclined consumer. Made with tender coconut water, fresh basil leaves and our favourite skin ingredient aloe vera, this particular sunscreen boasts an SPF of 50 along with PA++ that promises sun protection for up to 4-6 hours.

Best for: All Skin Types What we love the most: An ayurvedic sunscreen that minimises the effect of UVA/UVB rays? Yes, please! Full of nourishing ingredients, free of chemicals, parabens and petrochemicals, this sunscreen feels so hydrating on application and the consistency is a dream to apply, leaving no white cast in its wake.

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Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on ForestEssentialsIndia.com for Rs.1,175.

You can also buy it on Amazon, Flipkart or Nykaa.

2. Kama Ayurveda Natural Sun Protection

Bringing the beauty of Ayurveda to the world, Vivek Sahni, along with Rajshree Pathy, Vikram Goyal & Dave Chang founded Kama Ayurveda. A gentle, light-textured formula comes forth in this 99.3% natural sun protection by the brand, making application a breeze.

Best for: Sensitive & Oily Skin What we love the most:

Nourishing and healing ingredients that are gentle for most skin types shine bright in this sunscreen. Nourishing shea butter and essential oils of nutmeg, ginger and lime leave the skin hydrated and plump, apart from being protected from the sun at all times. Oh, and it’s safe to use for children above 3 years of age.

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Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on KamaAyurveda.com for Rs.1,350.

You can also buy it on Amazon, Flipkart or Nykaa.

3. Lotus Organics+ Ultra Matte Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 PA++

Providing the purest and most wonderful wellness and beauty solutions, founder Kamal Passi brought to consumers an organic way of perceiving beauty products. This sunscreen is particularly suited for oily skin types as it reduces the appearance of large pores and oily sheen.

Best for: All Skin Types What we love the most: Lightweight and easy to absorb, this sunscreen provides a flattering matte finish for all-day-long comfort. Made with organic cranberries to combat sun damage, the mineral-based formula acts as a shield from harmful UV rays and promises to stay sweat and waterproof for up to 80 minutes.

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Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on Lotus-Organics.com for Rs.595.

You can also buy it on Amazon, Flipkart or Nykaa.

4. Just Herbs Jojoba-Wheatgerm Moisturising Sun Protection Gel

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A Chandigarh-based venture that focuses on innovative and customer-focused products, Just Herbs founder Arush Chopra knew what he was looking for when creating an organic skincare and wellness brand. An extension of his mother’s expertise, their products communicate a natural approach towards wellbeing.

Best for: Oily & Combination Skin

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What we love the most:

Earning perfect scores for not drying or irritating the skin, the Just Herbs Jojoba-Wheatgerm Moisturising Sun Protection Gel is made with aloe vera, jojoba oil, wheat germ, grapeseed oil and more natural ingredients that moisturise the skin and promise no white cast. But if you’re looking for a waterproof sunscreen, then going herbal isn’t your cup of tea.

Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on JustHerbs.in for Rs.795.

You can also buy it on Amazon or Nykaa.

5. Neemli Naturals SPF 30+ Mattifying Sunscreen

A company, founded by Rameshwari & Bhaskara Seth, that started at flea markets of Mumbai in 2015 is today a popular internet-successful business that’s thriving for its natural and unique products. Rich with aloe vera extract, hyaluronic acid, fenugreek seed extract, liquorice extract and more, this mattifying sunscreen doesn’t clog pores and defends the skin against the harmful effects of the sun.

Best for: Oily & Sensitive Skin Types

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What we love the most:

This pick impressed us in terms of supreme hydration and not leaving the skin irritation or better yet, not causing any breakouts. Easy to use, and wonderful under makeup, this one was a winner for not leaving a white cast as well.

Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on NeemliNaturals.com for Rs.675.

You can also buy it on Amazon or Nykaa.

6. Earth Rhythm Ultra Defence Mineral Sun Fluid – SPF 50

Founded in 2018 by Harini Sivakumar with the guidance of her father, Earth Rhythm follows the ethos of safe and eco-friendly skincare with handpicked ingredients that enhance the natural glow of the skin.

Best for: All Skin Types

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What we love the most:

For a lightweight and affordable option, this sunscreen is super gentle on the skin and leaves the skin feeling hydrated, though you might want to apply an additional layer of moisturiser on top if you have dry skin.

Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on EarthRhythm.com for Rs.715.

You can also buy it on Amazon or Nykaa.

7. Dr. Sheth’s Oat & Zinc Mineral Sunscreen

Made by three generations of skin doctors and banking on their expertise, Dr. Sheth’s creates inspired beauty and wellness products that respect the environment we live in and have a sustainable & toxins-free ideology, wherever possible. This sunscreen in particular is free of parabens, sulphates, and other toxic chemicals while also being vegan and pregnancy safe.

Best for: Dull & Damaged Skin

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What we love the most:

The silky texture of this sunscreen leaves a velvet feel and doesn’t add any shine or oil to the skin. It further protects the skin from pollution, from blue light, repairs damage and rejuvenates the skin’s microbiome. If a sunscreen is packed with so much more than sun protection, it’s always a win in our books.

Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on DrSheths.com for Rs.750.

You can also buy it on Amazon, Flipkart or Nykaa.

8. St Botanica Vitamin C SPF 30 Sunscreen Mineral-based & Water Resistant

Founded in Panchkula, Haryana by Sahil Mehta, St Botanica is a quality-driven brand that focuses on innovative beauty and healthcare products made with natural formulations. This sunscreen is completely free of phthalates, parabens, sulphates and other toxic chemicals.

Best for: All Skin Types

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What we love the most:

You don’t need to break the bank to purchase mineral sunscreens and this particular one applies smoothly and doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky. A downside though is the white residue that subsides are a few good rubs but the glow from sweat or water will be visible due to this.

Where to buy:

You can purchase the product on StBotanica.in for Rs.559.

You can also buy it on Amazon or Nykaa.

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