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Seven Natural Sunscreens That Actually Make Your Skin Better

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Of all the skin-care products that we use, sunscreen is non-negotiable—and perhaps the most important. After all, it’s the only shield we have against the blazing sun, not to mention associated skin damage, aka, premature aging, sun damage, sunburns and skin cancer. However, the one thing that can do more harm than good are sunscreens spiked with chemicals (Re: Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene and Parabens among others) that can get absorbed in the skin, causing a lot of health issues.
Well, the good news is that au natural sunscreens aren’t obscure like they used to be. Formulated with the goodness of skin-loving organic and herbal ingredients, these get the job done without—sans any side effects. We have rounded up all the natural sunscreens that everyone is loving right now!

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Uv Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ SPF - 50

This gel sunscreen (perfect for normal to oily skin) has a cult following for a good reason. Enriched with the goodness of Horse Chestnut, Comfrey and Vanilla extracts, it’s fast-absorbing, sits on skin like a matte dream and feels essentially non-existent as soon as it sinks in. Result? Genius protection from skin tan, sun burn, premature ageing and skin cancer. No umbrellas necessary!
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Tvakh Super-AM Sunscreen Spray

Tvakh’s Water-resistant, oil-free formula offer’s UV-A (Anti-aging) and UV-B (sunburn) protection in the gentlest way possible. Plus, it forms an invisible uniform layer that provides protection enhancement with anti-aging, antioxidant and day long cell hydration. What we really love about this is the spray delivery system that distributes the sunscreen as a fine mist, which makes application feel more like a refreshing treat than a chore. Oh, and you can even apply this on your hair as well!

Himalaya Herbals Protective Sunscreen Lotion

Residue-free and like a soft whisper on your skin, this light-weight fluid lotion from Himalaya Herbals is infused with Cinnabloc—a natural herb extract found in Spiked Ginger Lily which naturally shields against the UV rays. Bonus: it’s free from the coarser non-nano particles that block sun rays by forming a shield without being absorbed into the bloodstream.
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VLCC De Tan SPF 50 Sun Screen Gel Crème

Dry, combination, oily, acne-prone—this gel sunscreen is a heavy hitter for every skin type, tone and texture. A unique formulation, enriched with Carrot and Cucumber extracts, which delivers a powerful de-tanning action while protecting your skin from sun's harmful UVA and UVB Rays. Perhaps most importantly, this stuff boasts a whopping SPF 50.

Kama Ayurveda Natural Sun Protection SPF - 21

This handy sunscreen with SPF 21 is perfect for when it’s moderately sunny. An au natural and gentle sun protection formula, it sinks into the skin within 3-5 minutes and blocks UVA and UVB sun rays effectively. In fact, it’s also spiked with essential oils of Nutmeg, Ginger and Lime to keep skin supple and hydrated throughout the day. Not to forget, the light refreshing fragrance that is to die for.
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Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion

This aptly-named SPF is made from natural ingredients (think fresh Cucumbers) to simultaneously moisturize your skin and protect against UVA/UVB rays. The light-weight formula feels immediately hydrating, spreads like a dream and leaves a matte finish without the hint of the chemical-like sunscreen smell. PS: It also prevents tanning and helps brighten your skin tone.
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