Sunscreen is the only one product I never skip everyday. Sun or rain, indoor or outdoor, I use it all the time. I used to use chemical sunscreens a lot during my college days. As some chemical sunscreens started to irritate my sensitive skin, I switched to chemical free sunscreen or physical sunscreen. Physical sunscreens are known to be the safest options. They usually contain physical blockers zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as their active ingredient. On the other hand there are also sunscreens containing naturally occurring SPF ingredients such as carrot seed oil, wheatgerm oil, raspberry seed oil, jojoba oil etc. So here is my version of the 8 best chemical free sunscreen in India.
1.Aroma Magic Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 PA++
Coming from the house of Blossom Kachhar, this sunblock lotion is an all mineral physical sunscreen with non-nano zinc oxide, green tea extracts and roman chamomile essential oils. It has whipped creamy texture that is not heavy and surprisingly gets absorbed quite easily. It gives a matte finish which is suitable for oily combination skin types. They have two other variants Aloe Vera Sunscreen and Cucumber sunscreen which are equally good catering to different skin types. Buy HERE.
2.Just Herbs Nosun Sun Protection Gel
Just Herbs Nosun gel is a chemical free sunscreen enriched with Jojoba, Wheatgerm and Grape seed oil. It contains zinc oxide along with moisturizing Shea Butter and Organic Aloe Vera. This lightweight water based sunscreen is a great 2 in 1 product as it is moisturizing as well as gives sun protection. Specially formulated for oily to normal skin types, this is also suitable for sensitive skin types. The new formulation has a sun protection index of 21. Read full review HERE.
3.Aroma Essentials Carrot Sun Block Lotion SPF 30
The thick yellow colored sunblock lotion has physical blocker zinc oxide as well as carrot seed oil and carrot juice both of which are considered to have an SPF of 38 in comparison with its chemical counterparts. This lotion gets absorbed without leaving any ghostly appearance and has a minty fragrance due to the presence of mint. This is great for sensitive, normal and dry skin types. Oily skin beauties can check out their calamine sunblock lotion which gives a matte finish. You can read full review HERE.
4.VLCC Matte Look Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 PA++ with Pineapple Extracts
This creamy, non-greasy, lightweight matte look sunscreen from VLCC contains 4% zinc oxide. It has the goodness of Carrot seed oil, Jojoba oil and Almond oil that keeps the skin well hydrated. The cucumber & aloe vera extracts soothes and prevents sun burns . This sunscreen looks like a foundation cream which gives a radiant glow to the face and provides sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Buy HERE.
5.Jovees Sun Cover Sandalwood Sunscreen SPF 30
Composed of Sandalwood, Jojoba extract, Witch Hazel and Liquorice, Jovees sunscreen is a chemical free sunscreen with a non-greasy herbal formulation. It gets absorbed with ease, does not get wiped off with perspiration and gives a cooling sensation. It gives protection from the harmful sun rays and prevents tanning effectively. Buy HERE.
6.The Nature’s Co Red and Green Tea Sunscreen
This chemical free sunscreen from The Nature’s Co contains red and green tea that shields against harsh UV rays. It is quite runny, absorbs easily, leaves no residue and feels very light on the skin. Even though it does not mention any SPF, the herbal ingredients does protect the skin from tanning. This is a great sunscreen option if you do not spend much time under the sun. Buy HERE.
7.Forest Essentials Sunscreen Lotion with Aloe Vera and Sandalwood
Containing the goodness of cold pressed organic almond oil, distilled rose water, organic aloe vera, glycerin and sandalwood extract, Forest Essentials Sunscreen Lotion is best if you want something natural. This milky white lotion has luxurious aroma and is light weight on the skin. It is best suited for normal to combination skin types as its quite hydrating on its own. Since this is an all-natural sunscreen, no SPF is mentioned.
8.Lass Naturals Sunscreen Skin Whitening Lotion SPF 30
Having titanium dioxide and carrot seed oil as its main sunscreen ingredients, this sunscreen is free from parabens and phthalates. The major con with Lass Naturals Sunscreen is its strong artificial fragrance. If you can bear the smell then this is a great sunscreen which is non greasy and fast absorbing. It leaves no white cast and provides broad spectrum sun protection. As for the whitening claim, it does impart a temporary glow and brightness. This one sets into a matte finish making it suitable for oily skin beauties.
Juicy Chemistry Day Cream combines the benefits of red raspberry seed and carrot seed oil, both of which are miracle ingredients that contain natural SPF and they are harnessed in this cream to protect you against UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. Less than a pea-size amount required as the cream is not laden with synthetic additives or water. Since it is made with a blend of pure Nut Butters and Rich Oils, the cream may feel oily on the skin if excess product is applied. This cream also doubles up as a moisturizer and is best suited for Dry Skin types. Buy HERE. Oily skin types may try their Argan and Rose Day Moisturizer Serum which is available HERE.
10.Greenviv Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 25
Enriched with a blend of natural oils, essential oils and herbal extracts, Greenviv Sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide which does not penetrate deep into the skin and harm your skin. Also containing Carrot and Aloe, this sunscreen is 100% vegetarian and completely handmade. It does not contain parabens, toxic, harmful chemicals or preservatives.Buy HERE at a very discounted price.
So these are the best chemical free sunscreen in India according to me. Have you tried any of these? Which is your favourite one? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Also check out my other posts on
- Natural/Organic Makeup Products in India
- Best Chemical free Shampoos in India (SLS/Paraben Free)
- Best Chemical-free Natural Lipsticks in India
- Indian Brands that offer cruelty-free makeup.
- Certified Organic Skincare Brands in India
Until Next Time,