What is sunscreen?
Sunscreen is a combination of several ingredients to protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiations which can cause premature aging, and increase risk of cancer.
What is SPF?
SPF means Sun Protection Factor which is ability of a sunscreen to protect the skin from UVB radiations which causes sun burns, damaged skin & contribute to skin cancer.
Who should use sunscreen?
Anyone over the age of six months should use sunscreen.
Why you should wear sunscreen?
- Slows down the process of premature aging.
- Prevents skin discoloration.
- Shield your skin from harmful rays.
- Prevents facial brown spots & skin discolourations.
- Sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
Most people i know never use sunscreen and don’t know the benefits of sunscreens. There are lots of sunscreens available from different brands in the market choose the sunscreen, But which one is right for you and best fits for your lifestyle.
Most of the dermatologists recommend using a SPF 15 or SPF 30 sunscreens. Sunscreen with higher SPF like 75% or 90% do not offer any great protection. Most of the brand mislead people by offering false sense of full protection.
I am reviewing two of my favorite sunscreens in todays post 🙂
INVEDA SUN SCREEN CREAM GEL SPF 30
Enriched with Gotukola & Cucumber, this Cream Gel protects skin from harmful UVA/ UVB rays of the Sun. The blend of natural ingredients acts as a barrier & prevents from tanning, pigmentation, as well as from premature ageing of skin. It suits all skin types.
Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Benzophenone 3, Cetyl Alcohol, Iso Propyl Myristate, Emulisifying Wax, Titanium Dioxide/Alumina/Simethicone, Polysorbate 20, Aloe Berbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Tocopherol Acetate, Allantion, Sodium PCA, Bacopa Moneri (Gotukola) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Tatrabutyl Ethylidinebisphenol.
HOW TO USE:
Apply it liberally on face, neck, feet & hands a few minutes before stepping out in the Sun or heat.
My Experience With INVEDA SUN SCREEN CREAM GEL SPF 30:
This worked great for my skin as its very light and didn’t make my skin oily 🙂 It has natural ingredients and is totally safe for all skin types.
PRICE: INR 250 for 75ml
BIO ACTIVE SUNSCREEN SPF 30
This true broad-spectrum bio-activ sunscreen, uses an elegant formula of uncoated, non-nano Zinc Oxide for the safest sun protection from UVA and UVB exposure. Additionally, Ascorbyl Glucoside combines with antioxidant-rich botanicals and UVA/UVB protecting actives to delay signs of aging caused by sun and environmental agents. Light and soothing, it gets easily absorbs leaving no visible residue on the skin. Free from chemically active sunscreen agents, this safe physical bio-activ sunscreen is also better tolerated by most skin types.
Purified Water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Zinc Oxide, Octyl Methoxy Cinnamate,Propanediol, Benzophenone 3, Heptyl Undecylenate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Caprylate & Glyceryl Undecylenate, Titanium Dioxide, Octocrylene, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Gluconate, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Vitamin E.
HOW TO USE:
Pump out a small amount onto your finger tips. Apply liberally and evenly on face and exposed parts of the body before exposure to sun. Avoid contact with eyes. Use as often as required.
My Experience with BIO ACTIVE SUNSCREEN SPF 30:
Natural Bath and Body Bio active sunscreen provides a protective layer of moisture for hydrated skin that lasts all day, this formula uses pure & organic ingredients. Suitable for every skin types. Is paraben and petrolatum free.