Top 5 Sunscreens for the Summers

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The summers are here so this blog is all about sunscreen. Sunscreen should be the most important part of our skincare. Not only because sunscreen protects us from skin tanning and burning also because it prevents premature aging of the skin.

Since prevention is always better than cure it is important to use sunscreen with good SPF 😎.

Here are few things you should know while picking a suncreen 🧴.

  • SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, it measures the level of UVB protection contained in sunscreen.
  • In the summers it is always better to use SPF50 if you spend a lot of time in the sun.
  • Always wear a sunscreen of SPF30 or above, regardless of the season and even Indoor 🏡.
  • Choose a sunscreen that has a good SPF and also PA++ or PA+++. As the SPF indicates how long the sunscreen lasts and protects the skin from the - UVB rays, which causes the burning and tanning. The Pa++ helps to reflect the UVA component from the UV rays and it protects the skin from aging.
  • Avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, and octinoxate are some of the best ingredients to look for in a sunscreen.
  • Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are also two mineral ingredients considered safe by Dermatologists and FDA.
  • Sunscreen takes atleast 15 minutes to sink in to the skin and also needs to be re applied every 2-3 hours if you are outdoors.

So here we are with top 5 sunscreens available in the market. Since these products has zinc oxide, it can be used by all skin types. And these are broad-spectrum sunscreens so it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays 👍🏻.

Neutrogena SPF50

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion is one of the best drugstore sunscreens. It is purely a physical sunscreen. This has zinc oxide which gives you a photostable physical barrier against the sun’s rays.

Most of the sunscreens in the market are either chemical or a mix of chemical and physical. And chemical components like Benzophenone can cause breakouts to extremely sensitive skin types.

As for the packaging and pricing, the product comes in a white tube packaging with a flip open cap. And the product retails for 💲12.15 for 2 ounces of product.

The formula is a thick white cream and it leaves a bit of white cast which will be gone when blended well.

The product is dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and water-resistant, and also it is suitable for all skin types.

Also, it is paraben-free,sulfate-free alcohol-free, EU allergen-free, 🌊 reef safe, and also has a minimal amount of ingredients.

Sun Bum SPF 30

Sun Bum Mineral SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion is a tinted sunscreen that can help you to slightly cover the redness and dark spots along with protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.

This sunscreen is also a physical sunscreen so it is free from those chemical components that can cause irritations to sensitive skin types.

And for the packaging, the product comes in a tube packaging with a screw open cap. As for the price it retails for 💲17.48 for 1.7 ounces of product.

The formula is a lightweight tinted cream that leaves a slight white casting on darker skin tones. Even though it says fragrance-free it has coconut smell to it as it contains coconut oil.

It also contains shea butter, cucumber extracts, and glycerin. It is really moisturizing although it is lightweight and leaves a matte finish.

The product is paraben-free,sulfate-free alcohol-free, EU allergen-free,🌊 reef safe, and also has a minimal amount of ingredients. Also it is Hypoallergenic, Gluten, Cruelty-free, and is 100% safe based on EWG Health Ratings. It is a water-resistant formula.

There is another variant to this sunscreen which is not tinted and has the SPF 50 in it, if you prefer non-tinted sunscreens.

CeraVe Tinted SPF 30

CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen is also a tinted sunscreen that helps to slightly cover up the redness and dark spots. This sunscreen is also a physical sunscreen.

It has SPF 30 and a broad-spectrum. This also is a mineral-based sunscreen that consists of both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as active ingredients that gives you a photostable physical barrier against the sun’s rays.

As for the packaging it comes in a white tube packaging with a screw open cap.

The product retails for 💲15.99 for 1.7 ounces of product.

And for the formula, the sunscreen is a tinted lightweight cream formula that gives a slight glow after applying and is easily blended into the skin, but it might leave a white cast on dark skin types.

This product contains a lot of good ingredients like niacinamide, ceramide, salicylic acid, sodium hyaluronate, vitamin E, and citric acid which provides lots of benefits like brightening, anti-aging, skin repairing and acne-fighting properties.

But some of the ingredients like citric acid can irritate sensitive skin types ⚠.

Also, this sunscreen is paraben-free,sulfate-free alcohol-free, EU allergen-free,🌊 reef safe, and also has a minimal amount of ingredients.

Bare Republic SPF 30

Bare Republic Gel Lotion SPF 30 is a mineral-based sunscreen that has zinc oxide as the active ingredient.

As for the texture, it is a gel lotion kid of a texture that is easily absorbed into the skin. It doesn’t have that much white cast as compared to other sunscreens I have mentioned.

And as for the formula, it has a lot of natural ingredients like aloe vera extract, aloe vera juice, and shea butter but the citric acid and shea butter can irritate or be comedogenic to sensitive and oily/acne-prone skin types. It has a lot of Antioxidants like Raspberry, Grape and Carrot Seed Oils.

This sunscreen is also fragrance-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, silicon-free, EU allergen-free, 🌊 reef safe, and also has a minimal amount of ingredients. And for the packaging, it comes in a white tube packaging with a flip-open cap. Its not that bulky so it is easy to carry around as well.

The product retails for 💲16.99 for 4 ounces of product.

Dermalogica SPF 30

The Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense Sunscreen is another sunscreen that is of the mineral base with zinc oxide.

There are a lot of rumors that say zinc oxide sunscreens penetrate into the skin and it gets mixed with the bloodstream. But this one doesn’t have that problem as it contains non-nano zinc particles so they won’t penetrate into the skin.

As for the texture it has a lightweight creamy texture that leaves a satin finish.The best thing is that they don’t leave any white cast on any skin tones.

And for the packaging it comes in a white packaging with a flip open cap.

It retails for 💲54.00 for 1.7 fluid ounces of products.

And for the formula, it is paraben free,sulfate free,alcohol free and has minimal ingredients. It also contains Vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate which are really good for your skin but it also contains eucalyptus which can irritate sensitive skin types 😏.

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