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9 Best Physical Sunscreen In India | Chemical Free Mineral Sunscreen

10 Best Physical Sunscreen In India | Chemical Free, Non Toxic, Natural Sunscreen – Chemical sunscreen actives gets absorbed in to the blood stream and may disrupt hormones. The parabens, Octyl methoxycinnamate and fragrance present in chemical sunscreens may cause not only pimples but also, skin irritations.

We are moving towards clean beauty which is basically products that contain safe minimal ingredients that are gentle on our skin, body and also, the environment.

  • Most waterproof/sweat proof Physical sunscreen has to be removed with makeup remover/Oil cleanser else, it will not come off completely.

Is Mineral Sunscreen Safe?

Yes, The main ingredients of a mineral sun block are Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide.

Both of these sit on top of our skin and deflect the harmful UV rays of the sun. They do not enter the blood stream not do they cause hormone disruptions.

In short, they are safe.

Which Is Better Mineral Or Chemical Sunscreen?

Mineral sunscreen’s provide far more benefits in the long run.

They are much safer when compared to chemical sunscreens.

Does Mineral Sunscreen Suit Everybody?

Unfortunately that is not the case.

Rarely few people may have negative reactions from physical sunscreen. So do a patch test first.

The consistency is usually thicker than a chemical sunscreen with a few exceptions like i have mentioned below.

Most physical sunscreen have a white cast because of zinc oxide in it and hence, it may not work well for deeper skin tones.

Reapplying is a hassle because of the white cast and obviously, it’s consistency. And therefore, the cakey finish.


Here, i have provided a list of the best physical sunscreen that are currently available in India as of 2021.

The 10 best mineral sunscreens in India ranked from BEST to WORST are,

Some By Mi Truecica Mineral 100 Calming Sun Cream

Some By Mi Truecica Mineral 100 Calming Sun Cream

Price – 1250/- for 50ML (Loved it!!!!)

You can get this from BeautyBarn website. 🙂

A non nano 100% physical sunscreen that provides a broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Mineral sunscreen with soothing ingredients like Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid extracted from Centella Asiatica soothes and strengthens irritated, sensitive skin.

Recommended for Acne prone, oily skin types.

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Some By Mi Truecica Mineral 100 Calming Sun Cream ingredients


  • Lotion like consistency
  • Light weight
  • Fragrance free
  • Smells like tea tree oil
  • Non greasy
  • Mildest white cast
  • No stinging sensation or breakouts
  • Works well with makeup
  • Hydrating and Calming


  • Have a tendency to pill(ball up) so prep your skin properly.
  • It has a mild white cast
  • Expensive

This might be THE BEST among all the physical sunscreen currently available. If you can afford it, first watch all the reviews on youtube 🙂 and then, you can go ahead and buy it.

Innisfree Tone Up Sunscreen

Innisfree Tone Up Sunscreen

Price – 900/- for 50ML (Buy Now) 

This chemical free sunscreen reduces the appearance of wrinkles, brightens the skin, shields out sunlight and features a soft and mattifying finish with zero stickiness.

Anti-pollution formula to block out fine dust.

Innisfree Tone Up Sunscreen ingredients


  • Cream like consistency
  • Matte finish
  • Brightens the skin
  • Non oily and non greasy
  • Prevents sun tan
  • Does not leave your face oily even after hours of application
  • No breakouts or irritations


  • Have to blend quickly as it dries faster
  • Drying on dry skin so moisturise properly
  • Has a white cast
  • Not suitable for darker skin tones
  • Pricey

Suntique IM SAFE Sunscreen

Suntique IM SAFE Sunscreen SPF 35 PA+++ - For Sensitive Skin

PRICE 50ML – 1290/- (Loved it !!!)

Suntique IM SAFE Sunscreen SPF 35 PA+++ – For Sensitive Skin,

Suntique I’M PURE Perfect Cica SPF 50+ pa++++, 50ML

The formula gives skin a matte finish and leaves behind no scent.

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Suntique I'M PURE sensitive skin ingredients


  • Physical sunscreen   (Naturally derived mineral filter creates a protective layer for the ultimate UV protection
  • Easily washable   (Easy cleansing with a soap or mild cleanser)
  • Zero chemicals   (Being a no-chemical/hypoallergenic sunscreen, it ia a good choice for children and anyone with sensitive skin)
  • No synthetic fragrances   (Safe for sensitive skin, this sunscreen does not have any artificial/synthetic fragrance)
  • Hydrates and cools skin   (The creamy formula instantly moisturises and cools down irritated skin)
  • Lightweight   (The lightweight texture does not dry out the skin or feel heavy)
  • Free From   (Free from silicones, PABA, avobenzone, oxybenzone, fragrance, phthalate, paraben, and chemical UV filters)


Price is on the higher side

Dr. Sheth’s Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen

Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen

Price – 950/- for 50ML (Buy Now) (Good :))

Specially formulated for Indian skin, this chemical free sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays. It works to hydrate and de-pigment and has an extreme matte finish which absorbs instantly with minimal white cast.

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Dr. Sheth's Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen ingredients


  • Broad spectrum Vegan sunscreen
  • Does not clog pores
  • Gets absorbed easily
  • Comparatively mild white cast
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Can be layered with makeup
  • Brightens the skin
  • Non sticky and Non greasy
  • Matte finish but not drying
  • No breakouts or skin irritations caused
  • Does not cause profuse sweating
  • Paraben Free
  • Non Toxic
  • Pregnancy Safe
  • Sulphate Free


  • Not waterproof or sweat proof
  • Not suitable for summer season
  • It has a mild white cast

Z-Block 25% Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gel, SPF 58

Z-Block 25% Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gel, SPF 58 review

Price – 699/- for 50ML (Buy Now)

Z-Block contains Zinclear IM- The most transparent and effective zinc oxide in the world and also approved as organic cosmetic ingredient by Ecocert.

It provides silky-smooth, non oily, matt finish and velvety feel sunscreen experience.(Review)

Ingredient list not disclosed.


  • No white cast
  • Free from chemical actives and artificial fragrance
  • Broad spectrum sunscreen protection against both UVB and UVA rays
  • No white cast and excessive sweating
  • Provides brightness and glow on my skin due to its velvety finish
  • Prevents tanning
  • Suits normal, combination and sensitive skin
  • No skin irritation or dullness
  • Water and sweat resistant for 80 minutes
  • No animal testing
  • Paraben free
  • Suits normal-dry skin


  • Refrigerate as it tends to melt (Unstable formula :()
  • Leaves a waxy layer on your skin
  • Full ingredients not disclosed
  • The company does not recommend this sunscreen for oily, acne prone skin.

Re’equil Sheer Zinc Tinted Sunscreen Spf 50 Pa+++

Re'equil Sheer Zinc Tinted Sunscreen Spf 50 Pa+++

Price – 795/- for 50 gm (Buy Now) (Good !!!)

Re’equil Sheer Zinc Tinted Sunscreen with SPF 50 PA+++ is a 100% mineral sunscreen with 25% zinc as the only sunscreen filter.

It comes with a universal tint that blends with every skin tone with absolutely zero white cast.

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Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen ingredients


  • 100% mineral sunscreen
  • Sets nicely under makeup
  • Protects against sun tan
  • Hides mild skin textures
  • No white cast
  • Acts as a primer
  • No artificial fragrance


  • May dry out your skin so moisturise properly before applying this sunscreen.
  • Cakey finish especially, when reapplying. So, take your time and blend it well.
  • May leave an orange tint on fair skin tones.

La Shield Fisico SPF 50+ & Pa+++ Transparent Sunscreen Gel

La Shield Fisico SPF 50+ & Pa+++ Transparent Sunscreen Gel

Price – 630/- for 50ML (Buy Now)

It is dermatologically tested and safe for use in individuals with sensitive skin and those allergic to chemical sunscreens.
This physical sunscreen offers long-lasting protection from UV induced skin damage such as sunburn, redness, tanning, pigmentation, ageing, inflammation.

Ingredient analysis credit

La Shield Fisico SPF 50+ & Pa+++ Transparent Sunscreen Gel ingredients


  • Does not clog pores
  • Sweat and water proof
  • Easily available online
  • Fragrance free
  • Mild white cast which goes away once massaged
  • Water resistant up to 8 hours


  • Weird smell 🙁
  • Sticky texture and greasy finish.
  • Bit drying for dry/mature skin, accentuates dry patches.
  • Not suitable for summer season.
  • Causes irritation and stinging sensation on sensitive skin

Suncros Matte Soft Gel

Suncros Matte Soft Gel

Price – 720/- for 50ML (Buy Now)

Suncros Matte Finish Gel is suitable for all ages above 6 months. It acts in skin protection from sunrays, protecting from UV A, UV B. It is good with SPF 50+, PA+++.

Full ingredient list not disclosed.

Ingredient analysis credit

Suncros Matte Soft Gel

Isostearic acid (Fungal acne trigger)


  • Smooth texture
  • SPF 50+++ prevents tanning
  • Does not breakout the skin or cause irritation
  • Suits all skin types
  • Fragrance free
  • Does not dry out the skin
  • Best for winter season
  • Sweat proof and Water proof


  • Not in gel form and finish is not at all matte.
  • It could make you sweat.
  • Slightly heavy on the skin.
  • Leaves a white cast on darker skin tones.
  • Smells weird.

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen

Price – 850 for 80ML (Buy Now) (Worst :()

Formulated with a pure screen technology that uses zinc oxide only to provide a superior photos table physical screen barrier on skin

Ingredient analysis credit

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Oxide Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen ingredients

  • Glyceryl Behenate (Fungal acne trigger)
  • Phenoxyethanol (Fragrance, preservative)


  • Prevents sun tan
  • Does not aggravate acne
  • Not greasy but has a shiny finish
  • Suits fair skin well
  • Does not melt off in hot summers
  • It does not sting or cause skin bumps on sensitive skin
  • Sweat and water resistant (80 minutes)
  • Fragrance free, oil-free, Paba free
  • Hypoallergenic and non comedogenic


  • Gritty texture
  • Thick and heavy on the skin
  • Terrible white cast
  • Difficult to blend without pulling the skin
  • Does not sit well with makeup
  • Smells weirdly chemical
  • Cannot reapply without washing your face
  • Burns my eyes
  • Not suitable for sensitive skin
  • Not for brown skin beauties

Sunban Soft Nano Zinc Dry Touch Sunscreen Spf 50

Sunban Soft Nano Zinc Dry Touch Sunscreen Spf 50

Price – 849/- for 50ML (Buy Now) (Worst :()

Sunban soft cream is a unique anhydrous matte finish moisturising physical sunscreen gel, which is non-greasy and non-comedogenic.

It is hypoallergenic, water/sweat resistant and protects from tanning, pre-mature ageing and helps to maintain original skin colour and texture.

Full ingredient list not disclosed.


  • Protects from sun tan
  • Waterproof and sweat proof


  • Contains fragrance
  • Crystalline particles and a gritty texture 🙁
  • Transfers easily

Skip this one, Not worth the money


These are some of the Best Physical Sunscreen In India | Chemical Free Sunscreen available for your choice.

Few other you can consider are,

SunKage SPF 50, 100% Physical Sunscreen Natural Zinc Oxide Shield Sunscreen Lotion(full ingredients not disclosed)

The Derma Co Pure Zinc Matte Sunscreen Gel with SPF 30 (Contains fragrance)

I could not find more details or an ingredient list for these two products.



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