(Last Updated On: February 9, 2018)

Sunscreens protect you from the harmful effects of sun-rays, like premature aging and skin cancer.

Of course, there’s no such thing as a free lunch . Sunscreens can make you sweat more, leave white marks on your skin and clothes and/or worsen acne and trigger rashes.

The choice of a sunscreen is difficult. You need to strike a balance between the kind of protection the sunscreen offers and its drawbacks.

And that’s where we at Unsullyd come in. Across a wide range of cases (like if you specifically want natural sunscreens or if you have dry skin) we have selected the best sunscreens based on objective reviews of popular products.

The Best Sunscreens

Sunscreens – Top 5 Favorites

The Best Sunscreen For Kids

It’s always recommended that children spend time in the sun but they need proper protection from the harmful effects of solar radiation.

A sunscreen can offer good protection. But it is difficult choosing one for your children.

If it leaves white marks they don’t like or if it leaks into their eyes for example they won’t want to wear it.

So we at Unsullyd listed the 10 best sunscreens for kids after going through 20 or so of the most popular products.

The Best Natural Sunscreen

Given a choice, most of us would go back to Mother Nature for most things, including sun protection.

But even given the natural outlook there are various things to consider. What kind of SPF would you get? Does it offer broad spectrum protection? And so on.

To ensure you can enjoy natural sun protection with minimal hassle, we at Unsullyd reviewed the dozen or so hottest products to list the 5 best natural sunscreens.

The Best Sunscreen For Face

You need sunscreen to protect yourself against the harmful effects of sunrays.

But what’s so special about a sunscreen for your face?

The face is exposed all day. Whether just meeting people or posing for a pic, your face sets the tempo. You can cover your hands but not your face.

So you’d want to avoid white marks, excessive sweating and so on.

Well, we at Unsullyd want you to avoid the tension of choosing a sunscreen for your face.

So we reviewed the 30-odd best sellers to select the 10 best sunscreens for your face.

The Best Sunscreen For Acne-Prone Skin

To beat off acne you need products to be non-comedogenic, exfoliating and quite a few more things.

It’s difficult to keep all that in mind while selecting a sunscreen.

And that is why we at Unsullyd did it for you.

After reviewing 20 or so popular products we selected the 5 best sunscreens for acne-prone skin. Our selections are based completely on objective criteria like the ones cited above.

The Best Spray Sunscreen

You can apply a spray sunscreen much more easily than a cream or lotion. This is important if you’re in a hurry or if you’re applying it to your children who are raring for the ritual to end so they can play outside.

That being said, you need to select a good sunscreen. Should you go for SPF 50+ or will SPF 30 do? Is there a chance it could make your eyes water?

All that and much more figured in our reviews when we selected the 5 best spray sunscreens.

The Best Korean Sunscreen

Korean notions of beauty aspire for smooth and dewy skin.

To accomodate that Korean sunscreens are made very light and smooth and including extra benefits like hydration and anti-oxidization.

To ensure the best Korean sunscreen experience for you we at Unsullyd went through the dozen or so very popular products to come up with the best Korean sunscreens.

The Best Non-Toxic Sunscreen

Whoa, non-toxic sunscreen? Why would someone sell poisonous, aka toxic, sunscreen in the first place?

As far as sunscreens are concerned, there are many controversial ones still doing the rounds in the markets.

And even among the ones with dangerous ingredients, the standard for efficacy is very low. This is according to research conducted by Dr Brian Diffey.

So we at Unsullyd thoroughly reviewed twenty-odd popular sunscreens in the market to ensure you get only the best non-toxic sunscreens.

The Best Drugstore Sunscreen

Protection from sunrays’s harmful effects – Good.

Protection from sunrays’ harmful effects without any other adverse effects – Better.

Protection from sunrays’ harmful effects without any other adverse effects and without breaking the bank – Best.

And here at Unsullyd you shall always have The Best.

And so we have objectively reviewed 30 of the most popular sunscreens to select the best drugstore sunscreens.

The Best Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin

It’s generally agreed that ‘sensitive skin’ means the skin will get itchy and/or break out in rashes easily.

It will add to the misery of getting sunburnt and wrinkled.

So, ‘sensitive skin types’ will need sunscreen that is mild on the skin and won’t worsen itchiness or trigger rashes. As a thumb rule this means such users should prefer more of mineral sunscreens and less of chemical.

But, fear not! We at Unsullyd have reviewed the popular products available in the markets to select our top 3 sunscreens for sensitive skin.

The Best Non-Greasy Sunscreen

Nice matte or dewy skin, no shining and no yucky stuff slathered all over your skin.

It is difficult to find a sunscreen that keeps your skin in that condition while protecting you from, you know, the harmful effects of sunrays.

So we at Unsullyd decided to review the dozen or so best selling sunscreens to choose for you the 3 best non-greasy sunscreens.

Remind me, what’s the deal with Broad Spectrum, SPF and PA?

These are various categories of the kind of protection a sunscreen offers.

In short, solar radiation is grouped into the categories UVA, UVB and UVC.

Wavelength range Kind of rays Protection
Shortest UVC Filtered out by the atmosphere
Intermediate UVB SPF Protection SPF 15 blocks/filters 93% of UVB rays
SPF 30 blocks/filters 97% of UVB rays
SPF 50 blocks/filters 98% of UVB rays
Longest UVA PA Protection (PA+, PA++, PA+++)

The PA ranking is based on the Persistent Pigment Darkening test.

However the PA ranking is not widely used; its use is restricted to a few mainly Asian countries like Japan and South Korea.

The term ‘Broad Spectrum’ is broadly used to refer to sunscreens that offer protection from UVA as well as UVB rays.

N.B. – Zinc Oxide offers protection from an extremely wide range of frequencies of radiation – UVA and UVB and perhaps even against UVC.

So, a sunscreen with active ingredient ‘Zinc Oxide’ may be assumed to offer ‘Broad Spectrum’ protection even if it’s not mentioned separately.

A quick summary of the differences between physical and chemical sunscreens.

Physical (also called Mineral) Sunscreens Chemical Sunscreens
Mainly Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide Many more in number such as Avobenzone, Octisalate, Oxybenzone etc
Remain on the skin surface and reflect back the harmful radiation Get absorbed into the dermis and there absorb the energy of the incident sunrays
May leave white marks on the skin and make you sweat more May cause irritation, trigger rashes etc

That’s about it! If you know a sunscreen that’s better than the ones I’ve selected, feel free to tell me. The good suggestions may get a shout-out on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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