5 tinted sunscreens you should pick if you fancy a no-make-up, dewy look

A one bottle wonder that deserves to be appreciated a lot more.

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Let’s put it this way; if we were to recall five of our blessings on the death bed, tinted sunscreen would be on top of the list. And this shouldn’t come as a surprise because it’s every ‘Make-up is not for me’ girl’s dream come true. After all, it brings you the best of both worlds—good sunblock and almost make-up-like coverage. In case you haven’t dived into the mystique of a tinted screen yet, you can expect to bid adieu to the white cast and discolouration, together.

But most importantly, on days you’re running late for a meeting, you can easily skip the BB cream; for a tinted sunscreen will have you covered (pun intended). Here are our favourite picks we think yoiu should add to your shelves.

Re’quil Sheer Zinc Tinted Sunscreen 100%  Mineral Sunscreen, ₹695

Experts suggest that a mineral sunscreen offers more protection as its thick layer creates a barrier against UV rays and protects the skin. While mineral sunscreen may leave behind a white cast, a tinted one will not give you reasons to worry about it. Re’quil Sheer Zinc Tinted Sunscreen is a smart pick, for it offers SPF 50 and PA+++ protection. 

Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50+ Teinte Claire High Protection, ₹1,849

Its lightweight texture seamlessly glides over your face, giving you a foundation-like coverage. Additionally, this sunscreen offers UVA/UVB anti-shine protection, which is ideal for Mumbai’s uninvited sunny days. If you are having a hard time finding a watery, non-greasy, tinted sunblock, look no more because this one by Bioderma is going to tick all the boxes. 

Derma & Co’s Hyaluronic-Tinted Sunscreen, ₹699

We don’t make the rules, but gel-based sunscreen is the best kind there is. They are lightweight, easy to reapply, and extremely hydrating. This, paired with a higher SPF, automatically makes it the star of the sunscreen universe. Derma & Co.’s tinted sunscreen gives you both, SPF 60 PA++++ protection and hydration.

Fixderma’s Tinted Sunscreen, ₹495

Skincare enthusiasts have always been split in two—those who swear by high-end products and then there are the drugstore loyalists. Fixderma’s tinted sunscreen is for you if you believe in hogging most pharmacy products when it comes to skincare. With its properties of Hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and iron oxide, this product easily blends into your skin, protecting you from UVA & UVB. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50, ₹2,380

If you have sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay tinted sunscreen should be your top pick. The innovative formula offers you a long-lasting defense against both UVA and UVB without compromising on texture or SPF.