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Make mineral sunscreens your summer best friend

Last Published on Apr 18, 2022 17:09 IST
dot By: Shreya Garg

Summary:

Mineral sunscreens shield your skin from harmful UV rays and are devoid of chemicals. Read on to see our top picks.


Have you heard about mineral sunscreen? Do you know how it is different from chemical sunscreen? Well, if not, then it's time to get acquainted with the subject right away, because who knows that is best suitable for your skin? So, basically mineral sunscreens form a physical barrier on skin against the nasty UV rays with the help of minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It gives broad spectrum protection to skin and is especially suited for those who have a sensitive skin. This type of sunscreen bounces back the harmful rays that make their way towards the skin and keeps it protected at all costs.

There are many options available online that are lightweight, non-greasy, easy to apply and super effective. Go for the ones that are non-comedogenic and leave no white cast. Since navigating through a sea of them could be a task, we shortlisted some for you that we believe will do you skin a world of good. Check out the options below.

La Shield Fisico SPF 50+ & PA+++ Mineral

This mineral-based sunscreen gel comes with the goodness of SPF 50 and PA+++ rating. It provides youthful radiance to skin and boosts skin hydration. A paraben-free and non-comedogenic formulation, this formulation is safe to use and skin-friendly. It will protect your skin from harmful UV rays and is recommended by dermatologists too. Besides, it is sweatproof and doesn’t leave a white cast.

RE' EQUIL Sheer Zinc Tinted Sunscreen

This tinted sunscreen is unscented. Its SPF content is 50 and it comes with PA+++ rating that ensures broad spectrum protection from harmful UV rays. 100% mineral based, this one is lightweight, non-sticky and fragrance free too. Clinically tested, this one helps prevent ageing signs, tanning and dullness. Another plus is that this formulation leaves no white cast. It is a must try.

The Pink Foundry Matte Moisturising Mineral Tinted Sunscreen

This mineral-based tinted sunscreen has hydrating and moisturisng properties. It is suitable for all skin types and contains the goodness of zinc oxide, Shea butter, Cucumber and titanium dioxide. It is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and is free from paraben, fragrance and cruelty. Shield your skin from the harmful rays of the sun with this sunscreen and you won't be disappointed.

CeraVe Sunscreen Stick

This sunscreen stick has the goodness of zinc oxide, hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Its SPF content is 50 and it is suitable for all skin types. The active ingredients present in it are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Easy to apply, this one offers broad spectrum protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. It restores and maintains skin’s natural protective barrier and is gentle on skin.

Sheer Zinc Derma Essentia Mineral Based Sunscreen

This mineral based sunscreen is what your skin needs to protect itself from the UV rays. The SPF content of this formulation is 50 and it is suitable for all skin types. It also offers triple antioxidant protection and promotes rejuvenation of skin’s microbiome that strengthens and protects the skin’s natural barrier. It is dermatologically tested and protects one’s skin from the nasty effects of pollution.

Z-Block 25% Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gel, SPF 58, 50 ml

This sunscreen comes in the form of gel and with the goodness of SPF 58. Formulated with the goodness of dimethicone, zinc oxide and vitamin E, it helps shield one’s skin from the harmful rays of the sun and keeps it supple. Dermatologically tested and preservative-free, this formulation is lightweight, non-opaque and has a velvety feel to it. It is also water-resistant for up to a good 80 minutes.

The Blessing Tree Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 PA+++ with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Water Resistant, No Parabens-100 ml

This sunscreen lotion has SPF 50 PA+++ and helps give a broad spectrum protection form the harmful rays of the sun. A mineral-based sunscreen, it comes loaded with the goodness of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which block the sun rays completely from penetrating the skin. It is suitable for all skin tones and is water-resistant. Free from mineral oil and paraben, it is also non-comedogenic, which implies it doesn’t trigger any skin reaction and is absolutely safe to use.

 

SunKage SPF 50, 100% Physical Sunscreen Natural Zinc Oxide Shield Sunscreen Lotion 50ML

This sunscreen lotion has SPF 50+. It is suitable for all skin types and is formulated with active ingredients like micronized zinc oxide. Dermatologically tested and free from paraben and fragrance, this water-resistant and non-greasy formulation gives a long-lasting broad spectrum protection from UVA, UVB and IRR rays. It is also hypoallergenic, which means you don’t have to worry about any skin reaction.
 

Rivela Dermascience by Cipla Ultralight Matte Dry Sunscreen Gel SPF 50, PA+++, 50 gm, With Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide For All Skin Types for a Matte, Non-sticky and Non-greasy Finish

This sunscreen gel has SPF 50 PA+++. It is formulated with the goodness of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that provide a broad spectrum defence from the harmful rays of the sun. Suitable for all skin types, it also prevents the formation of ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage. A non-greasy and matte formulation, it makes your skin look smooth and soft. A mineral based sunscreen, it is free from paraben, mineral oil and SLS. Besides, it has not been tested on animals.
 

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