Summer is right around the corner and the first thing you need to do before going outdoors is applying a sunscreen. But most sunscreens available in the market are full of chemicals that irritate your skin further and also block the absorption of vitamin D into your skin. Even the ones that claim themselves to be natural or herbal are filled with harmful chemicals. Here’s a list of 5 sunscreens that are very safe and effective for you:
1. Aroma Magic Aloe vera Sunscreen gel | SPF 20
Blossom Kochhar’s Aroma Magic Aloe vera sunscreen gel is 100% free of parabens, artificial colours and other harsh chemicals. Apart from aloe vera, It also contains calendula, peppermint, chamomile, avocado, wheatgerms and grapeseed oils that help hydrate your skin without making it too oily. It helps reduce acne and soothes your skin under the sunrays. It is perfect for everyday use and is not only light on the skin, but also on the pocket. You can buy it here.
2. Greenberry Organics Bio-Active Bright Day Cream | SPF 25+
Made of completely natural ingredients like Aloe vera, sunflower oil, raspberry, saffron extract and vitamin E, this ayurvedic formula does 3 things for your skin - Protects the skin from harsh sunlight, repairs and restores damaged skin cells and fights pigmentation. This cream is lightly on the thicker side so it’s perfect for dry to normal skin. Click here to buy it.
3. Lass Naturals Sunscreen hydrogel | SPF 50+
Lass naturals has been a household name for a long time. Their sunscreen hydrogel is perfect to be used on super sunny days when you can’t re-apply the cream over and over again because of it’s high SPF. It contains rose water, aloe vera, olivatis, liquorice extract, mulberry extract and SunCat DETM which is a specialized capsule to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Since this cream is not easily available everywhere, you can buy it online here.
4. Kama Ayurveda natural sun protection | SPF 21
Kama Ayurveda is one of those brands that never go wrong with their products. All of their products are amazing and their sunscreen is no less. Nutmeg, ginger and Lime that is present is it helps prevent tanning, hyperpigmentation and premature ageing. This is a little on the expensive but it is worth investing in it. Click here to try it for yourself.
5. Organic Harvest Sunscreen | SPF 30
This organic sunscreen is suitable for all skin types. It is sweat resistant so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off your face under the hot sun. It is free of any sort of parabens, mineral oil and animal ingredients. The ingredients in it are extremely skin friendly so they won’t irritate your skin. Click here if you wish to buy it.
If you wish to buy any other sunscreen in the market just make sure it's free of the toxic chemicals mentioned below: