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20 Best Fragrance Free Sunscreens In India

Best Fragrance Free Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin In India – Finding the right sunscreen that perfectly suits your skin is a hurdle that most of us struggle with. Here is a compilation of the best fragrance free sunscreens in the market as of 2022.

Everything you need to know about fragrance free sunscreen is here. Hope this is helpful for you guys.

I have included Oxybenzone/Benzophenone-3 based products below to CREATE AWARENESS because sadly, i have seen that these sunscreens are often recommended on forums, insta and other blogs. 🙁

IS OXYBENZONE SAFE?

Although these sunscreens may be holy grail products to many, some of them contain the ingredient OXYBENZONE.

The chemical UV filter Oxybenzone does,

  • Gets absorbed in to the blood stream
  • Disrupt the hormones(estrogen and progesterone)
  • May cause skin irritations
  • Hormonal skin darkening
  • Fertility related problems
  • Not to be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding !!!

IS BENZOPHENONE-3 SAFE?

Studies show that benzophenone-3

  • Cause mammary gland tumours
  • Disrupt the endocrine system
  • Affects the hormone estrogen

If possible, skip the ones with shady ingredients no matter how hyped the product is. Keep your health in mind.

Switch to other friendly products that can be used for a long time without any side effects.

Read the CONS section of each sunscreen carefully.

SUNCREEN FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin beauties may need to skip sunscreens with ingredients like,

  • Octyl methoxycinnamate or ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate or octinoxate
  • Essential oils
  • Fragrance(parfum)
  • Oxybenzone

If you are interested in safe physical sunscreens, Check out these 11 Mineral sunscreens instead as this post mainly focuses on hybrid sunscreens.

Zinc oxide and titanium based sunscreens are best suited for sensitive skin. I have already compiled the best mineral sunscreens in another post. (Link mentioned above)

Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing Watery Sun Cream

innisfree blueberry rebalancing watery sun cream spf45 pa+++

PRICE

45ml for 800rs

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF45 PA+++
Light weight
Lotion like consistency
Hydrating sunscreen
Easy to spread and blend
Dewy finish
No irritations or breakouts
Does not burn or sting

CONS

It has a white cast
Contains only Titanium dioxide as a UV filter. Unlike Zinc oxide, TO does not protect against long UVA rays of the sun. 🙁

QUREZ MATTIFYING SUNSCREEN

Qurez Mattifying Sunscreen

PRICE

Qurez Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50 Pa++++  50g – 499rs

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 50 PA++++
Tinted sunscreen
Light weight
BB cream like consistency
Blends easily
Non oily and non greasy
Semi matte finish
Does not sting eyes
No fragrance
No irritation or breakouts
Can be layered with makeup
Budget friendly

CONS

Fragrance is not mentioned in the ingredient list but, it does have a cheap scent to it.🤔
It does pill a little.

BUBBLE FARM ULTRA LIGHT DAILY SUNSHIELD

Bubble farm Ultra Light Daily Sunshield

PRICE

60gm – 430rs and 100gm – 710rs

PROS

SPF 40 PA+++
Light weight
Hydrating hybrid sunscreen
Easy to spread and blend
Dewy finish
No white cast
No irritation or breakouts
Waterproof sweat proof for 2 hours
Comes in a 60g and 100g bottle
Budget friendly

CONS

Contains Benzophenone-3😰
Stings eyes
Contains essential oils
Glass bottle with pump dispenser

COS-IQ SERUM SUNSCREEN SPF-50

COS-IQ Serum SUNSCREEN SPF-50

PRICE

COS-IQ SERUM SUNSCREEN SPF-50, 30ml- 599/-

Get it on sale for 499/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 50 PA++++
Light weight serum texture
Spreads and blends easily
Non oily and non sticky
No white cast
Matte to Dewy finish
Does not sting eyes
No irritation or breakouts
Non comedogenic ingredients
Sweatproof and waterproof
Does not pill
Safe UV filters

CONS

Quantity is very less for the price
I got tanned, my skin is 2 shades darker now😭

EARTH RHYTHM ULTRA DEFENCE MINERAL SUN FLUID

Earth Rhythm Ultra Defence Mineral Sun Fluid

PRICE

EARTH RHYTHM ULTRA DEFENCE MINERAL SUN FLUID 50g – 715rs

Get it on sale for 357rs 🙂

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

Available in Buy 1 Get 1 free offer or 50% off on sale
SPF 50 PA++++
Hybrid Sunscreen
Safe ingredients
Hydrating formula
Light weight
Spreads easily
Slightly thick consistency
Dewy finish
Gets absorbed easily
Non oily and non sticky
No white cast
No irritation or breakouts
New formula does not sting eyes
Water and sweat resistant

CONS

None

Each batch has a different texture.

The earlier ones had gritty particles in it, they improved the formula later BUT, the Jan 2022 batch has glitter particles in it.😲

BE MINIMALIST MULTI-VITAMIN SUNSCREEN SPF 50

be minimalist spf50 sunscreen

PRICE

BE MINIMALIST MULTI-VITAMIN SUNSCREEN SPF 50, 50g – 399rs

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

Cream consistency
No fragrance
Spreads easily
SPF 50 PA++++
Hybrid sunscreen
Cream consistency
No irritation on sensitive skin
Dewy finish
Zero white cast
Has skin soothing ingredients
Test report for SPF50 available on website(Vitro testing)

CONS

Not water or sweatproof
Blending takes 1-2 minutes
Not for pregnant or breastfeeding women as it contains Vit A(Retinol) !!!🤔
Lab test report for claimed UVB rating not available(VIVO testing for PA++++)

FAI SUN SHEILD SPF 50+ PA+++

FAI Sun Shield SPF50

FAI SUN SHEILD SPF 50+, 50g – 780rs

You can grab it on sale for 690/-

PROS

SPF 50, PA+++
Light weight on the skin
Hybrid sunscreen
Moisturising formula
Creamy consistency
Dewy finish
Can be layered with makeup
No irritation or breakouts
Does not pill or rub off

CONS

Contains benzophenone-3
Does sting eyes

CIPLA RIVELA DRY TOUCH SUNSCREEN

Rivela Gel Spf30+ Dry Touch Sun Screen 60 Gm Water Resistant Argan Oil Essential

Rivela Gel Sunscreen SPF30+, 60gm – 950/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 30 PA+++
Dermatologist recommended
Light weight
Non tinted
Gets absorbed effortlessly
Non oily and non sticky
Non greasy
No irritation on sensitive skin
No white cast
Fragrance free
Suits all skin types
Protects against UV rays effectively
Does not accentuate dry patches
No profuse sweating
Water and sweat resistant

CONS

Price is high

CIPLA RIVELA LITE CREAM

CIPLA RIVELA LITE CREAM

Cipla rivela lite cream, 60g – 970/-

PROS

SPF 50 PA++++
Hybrid sunscreen with chemical and physical filters for complete protection
Dermatologist recommended
Light weight
Has a tint
Gets absorbed effortlessly
Non oily and non sticky
Matte finish
No white cast
Fragrance free
Suits all skin types
No profuse sweating
Water and sweat resistant

CONS

Price is high
Mild itching on sensitive skin
Contains oxybenzone

THE DERMA CO 1% HYALURONIC ACID SUNSCREEN AQUA GEL

THE DERMA CO 1% HYALURONIC ACID SUNSCREEN AQUA GEL

The derma CO 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Gel, 50gm – 499/-

PROS

SPF 50 PA++++
Hybrid sunscreen with adequate UV filters
Light weight texture
Gets absorbed quickly
Dewy finish
Non greasy and non sticky
No white cast
Fragrance free
Contains Hyaluronic acid, Aloe vera, Ascorbic acid and Vit E

CONS

Contains Benzophenone-3
Tendency to pill when applied over certain moisturisers
Does not work well under makeup
Contains sunflower seed oil which may cause fungal acne

PHOTON 360 HYDRA SUNSCREEN

PHOTON 360 HYDRA SUNSCREEN

Photon 360 hydra sunscreen, 60g – 990/-

PROS

SPF 50, PA+++
Dermatologist recommended
Light weight
Gets absorbed easily
No white cast
Non greasy and non sticky
water and sweat resistant
Works well with makeup
Does not cause irritation or breakouts

CONS

Stings eyes (sensitive skin)
Contains oxybenzone

EPISOFT Ac MOISTURISER SPF 30

EPISOFT Ac MOISTURISER SPF 30

Episoft Ac Moisturiser Spf 30, 50gm – 575/-

PROS

SPF 30, PA++++
Dermatologist recommended
Light weight on the skin
Gets absorbed quickly too
Runny consistency
Hydrating
Dewy finish
No white cast
Does not irritate sensitive skin or cause breakouts
2-In-1 moisturiser + sunscreen
Does not pill
Budget friendly
Suitable for winter season
Perfect for dry skin/Mature skin

CONS

Contains benzophenone-3
Not suitable for summers
May not suit acne prone skin
Comes in SPF30 only so you have to reapply more frequently or use it indoors only.

Patch test recommended for sensitive skin

Oxybenzone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate and Diazolidinyl Urea could all cause skin irritations and allergies.

BELLO PHOTOSTABLE EMULGEL SPF 40

BELLO PHOTOSTABLE EMULGEL SPF 40

Bello Photostable Emulgel SPF 40 PA+++, 75gm – 675/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 40, PA+++
Dermatologist recommended
Broad spectrum sunscreen with spf50+++
Creamy texture
Blends in 2 minutes
Dewy to oily finish (depending on your skin type and climate)
Does not pill
No white cast
Affordable
Moisturises as well as protects the skin from UV rays
Fragrance free

CONS

Stings eyes
Too oily for outdoor use

BELLO PHOTOSTABLE GOLD SPF 55

BELLO PHOTOSTABLE GOLD SPF 55

Bello photostable gold, 50gm – 719/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 55 PA+++
Hybrid sunscreen
Light weight
Super easy to blend
Non oily and non greasy
Does not irritate the skin or cause breakouts
Non comedogenic
Does not pill
Non streaky
Matte finish
Sweat and water resistant

CONS

Has a mild chemical like smell that may not suit everybody but, there isn’t any artificial fragrance added in this.

Contains formaldehyde releaser, Diazolidinyl Urea which in some cases may irritate sensitive skin so a patch test is recommended.

PHOTOBLOC CREAM SPF 50 PA++++

PHOTOBLOC CREAM SPF 50 PA++++

Photobloc Cream SPF 50 PA++++, 50g – 490/-

PROS

SPF 50, PA++++
Dermatologist recommended
Light weight
Tinted sunscreen
Broad spectrum sunscreen
Easy to blend
Non sticky
Dewy finish
Does not pill
Can be layered with makeup
No irritation or breakouts
water and sweat resistant
Fragrance free

CONS

Mild white cast which fades away
Contains Oxybenzone

UV Smart

UV Smart SPF 40 PA++++

UV Smart, 50g – 560/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 40, PA++++
Dermatologist recommended
Hybrid sunscreen
2-in-1 moisturiser plus sunscreen
Creamy texture
Oily finish
Contains Niacinamide, Citric acid and Vit E
Suitable for winter season

CONS

Contains Isopropyl Myristate (Comedogenic rating is 5)
Not for summer season
May not suit oily, acne prone skin

KAYA ULTRALIGHT AQUA GEL SPF 25++++

KAYA ULTRALIGHT AQUA GEL SPF 25++++

Kaya Ultralight Aquagel SPF 25 PA++++, 50ml – 650/- (On sale – 488/-)

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

Gel based sunscreen
Light weight
Matte finish
Slightly Creamy consistency
Non oily and Non greasy
Does not clog pores
Does not cause irritation or breakouts

CONS

Not water or sweat resistant
SPF 25 is less than the recommended sun protection.

L’oreal PARIS UV PERFECT MATTE AND FRESH SUNSCREEN

L'oreal PARIS UV PERFECT MATTE AND FRESH SUNSCREEN

L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Matte and Fresh sunscreen, 30ml – 515/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

SPF 50, PA++++
Contains Vit E, glycerine and ginger root extract
Creamy texture
Light weight
Non oily and non greasy
dewy to oily finish
Provides oil control
No white cast
Does not pill
Can be layered with makeup
Provides oil control
Keeps face fresh for 6 hours
water and sweat resistant
Blurs pore size

CONS

Contains high % of alcohol as its the 3rd ingredient on the list.

BIODERMA PHOTODERM MAX AQUAFLUID SPF50

BIODERMA PHOTODERM MAX AQUAFLUID SPF50

Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluid SPF50+, 50ml – 1550/-

PROS

Safe Ingredient List

Light weight texture
Very high protection against UVA/UVB rays
runny consistency
Does not irritate the skin or cause breakouts
Dewy finish
Can be layered with makeup
Best suited for dry skin

CONS

Expensive
Mild white cast which fades away
Need to blend longer
Eyes sting

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate which may cause fungal acne

CONCLUSION

These are the 20 best fragrance free sunscreen for sensitive skin available in India as of 2022.

I will keep updating this list every few months.

Feel free to recommend some in the comments section below, It will be super helpful to others too.

Thanks for reading.

I will be back next week with another post.

UPDATES

Suncros sunscreen and Eclipse Solaire Mattifying sunscreen spf 50 also seems to be fragrance free.

 

 

 

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