20 Waterproof Sunscreens For Our Water Babies

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IMBB is full of sunscreen reviews and I am sure all our readers are well aware of the need for a good sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must all around the year, even in the monsoon and winter. However, most of them are for regular use and may not have water resistant properties. You must use a waterproof sunscreen if you are planning to visit a beach or join a swimming lesson. Also for women, who sweat a lot, waterproof sunscreens are the best options. In this article, I have jotted down the names of some amazing waterproof sunscreens. As all of them are effective, I could not drop any one of these from the list. But that is an advantage as you have so many options to choose from. They are of various price ranges and most of them are available in India or even internationally. In a few cases I have found multiple products from a single brand and in such cases, I have mentioned the name of one mainly and then mentioned the names of others along with it, so that you can check. Also, there are multiple sunscreens apart from these which are great. But this article focuses mainly on water-resistant formula and thus many good sunscreens are not mentioned in the list. Again there were waterproof sunscreens that were not good in terms of finish, staying power, effectivity and were also not considered here. Anyway, without further delay, let’s begin the show of water-proof sunscreens.

20 Waterproof Sunscreens For Our Water Babies

1. Lotus Sweat and Waterproof Sun Block Cream with SPF 30:


Lotus is the most trusted brand in India when it comes to sunscreens and has something for everyone. This particular product is water-proof and does its job very well. This sunblock has SPF and PA++ and is absolutely non-greasy. However, this is great for sweaty beauties, but not for those taking to take a splash in the pool. It is water-proof but not to a great extent. So, it is ideal for summer or monsoon, but not for the beach vacations.

2. Biotique Bio Sandalwood Face & Body Sun Lotion SPF75 UVA/UVB Sunscreen:


This is a 100% Natural sunscreen with all natural ingredients. It has very light texture and is easily absorbed into the skin. It is absolutely non-greasy and is also moisturizing for dry skin. SPF 75 is a very high protection sunscreen and its water resistance makes it ideal for those who are planning to go for a winter vacation to the beach.

3. Jovees Water-Resistant Sunscreen and Fairness Lotion:


The unbeatable combination of sunscreen (with SPF 25 and UV protection) and fairness lotion work in not just protecting your skin from the sun but also remove the tan. It is non-sticky and does not leave any layers or whiteness. It is water resistant so stays even in the rains! I am sure at the affordable price, this is one of the best options available.

4. Aroma Magic Sunlite Spray SPF 30 ++:


This baby is not only going protect your skin from harmful sun rays that are responsible for sunburn and other skin ailments but will also make sure that you don’t get tanned after being under the sun. The packaging is perfect to be a part of your beach vacation kit. It is completely sweat resistant and water resistant.

5. Shahnaz Husain Nano Sunscreen Gel:


This gel-based product moisturizes the face without making it greasy and oily. This protects from harsh sun rays and it keeps skin hydrated. It is ideal for face and neck. Since little goes long way, it lasts for good amount of time. Our reviewer used it during her trip to Goa and the waterproof claim worked amazingly for her.

6. Neutrogena Age Shield Face Lotion SPF 70:


This sunscreen has a light-weight creamy formula that keeps the face moisturized throughout the day. It is super effective and you can wear it under makeup too without the fear of white cast. The product is completely sweat and water-proof. The other water-proof formulas from this brand are Neutrogena Sport Face Sunblock SPF 70+ and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 100+. They are equally effective too.

7. Nivea Protect and Moisture Caring Sunscreen Spray SPF 30:


Even though it has a thick consistency, this sunscreen does not make the skin oily. It does its job well without making the face look white. It gets absorbed easily and is completely waterproof. The product is also great for sensitive skin. If you are looking for a delicate, effective, waterproof sunscreen for your swimmer kid, you can try the Nivea Sun Kids Sunscreen with SPF 50 PA ++ too.

8. Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen SPF 50:


The banana boat makes super effective skin care products and most of the products are sweat and waterproof as they are for sports people. It gets easily absorbed and protects skin from excessive tanning and sunburn. This is recommended by doctors and skin cancer foundations across the world. Other sunscreen products from this brand like Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 50.

9. Banana Boat Ultra protect SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion and Banana Boat Ultra Defense Sheer Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50:


These are also water resistant and can be used for swimming seasons.


10. Ranbaxy Suncrose Aqua Gel:


This is a medicated sunscreen and is especially suited for oily skin, humid conditions and excessive sweating. It contains imported nano-sized zinc oxide for complete UV-A & UV-B protection. The formula is water-proof which is definitely an advantage. However, the SPF is a little low and you should choose it keeping your need in mind.

11. Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream:


This moisturizes the face without making it oily or greasy. It never leaves any white cast and is perfect as a makeup base. The high SPF content protects the skin against harmful Sundays and the waterproof formula makes it even more amazing. If you don’t want a separate day cream and a sunscreen in your travel kit, go for this one.

12. Sun Bum Broad Spectrum SPF 70 Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion:


Sun Bum Broad Spectrum SPF 70 premium moisturizing sunscreen lotion smells amazingly delicious of coconuts. It is a must-have for your tropical, beach holidays. It moisturizes the skin without making it greasy and patchy. It is waterproof and post-application you can spend 2 hours in water without the fear of tan and burn. The added advantage is that it is paraben free and is super mild on women with sensitive skin.

13. Etude House Sun Prise All Proof Moisturiser SPF 50:


Korean skincare products are taking over the beauty world and they definitely are into creating effective sunscreens. This one is enriched with the goodness of natural products as well as effective chemicals. It prevents suntan and also makes the face brighter. It is not at all sticky, very light and surprisingly matte finish for SPF 50. It is also waterproof and does not melt away with sweat.

14. Reebok Reeshield Sweat and Waterproof Active Sun Screen with SPF 40:


This sunscreen contains the goodness of aloe vera, carrot, sandal and liquorice. It protects the skin from the harsh sun and also moisturizes it well. It gets absorbed easily leaving a dewy finish on the skin. It has a sweat-proof and water-proof formula and this is a favourite among the sports personalities.

15. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen SPF 30:


This paraben-free and vegetarian product is enriched with antioxidants, green tea, aloe vera, vitamin E and chamomile. It keeps the face hydrated and matte at the same time. It protects against tan and never irritates sensitive skin. The water-resistant formula is the added advantage. Overall this product is amazing in every possible way.

16. Mentholatum Sunplay SPF 80 PA+++ UV Body Mist Sunblock:


This sunscreen is pretty unique as it contains vitamin C & E which helps to enhance skin health & prevent premature ageing. It’s very non-greasy and non-sticky on application and absorbs into the skin beautifully giving a moisturized and plump feel to the skin. You need a very little amount of product and it gives a cooling sensation. It is waterproof and definitely is great for your times in the pool.

17. Biodermal Anti Age Face Sunscreen SPF 50+:


This sunscreen moisturizes the skin effectively. It does eliminate dryness and the nourishment goes on for around 6 hours. It doesn’t leave any white cast on the face, no matter how much you use. The product contains both UVA and UVB filters and thus you can sure to be prevented from tan and also premature ageing. The product acts as a good makeup base too. The product is water-resistant and is also safe to be used during pregnancy. It is the best option for summers.

18. Institut Esthederm Photo Reverse Hyperpigmented Skin Sunscreen:


The approach of Institut Esthederm towards sun protection is very different. It helps to reverse the sun damage and also helps to prevent further burn. It gives a moisturizing, glowy finish. It makes your dark spots, tan and burns fade and your skin looks brighter. It is waterproof and it lasts really long on the skin.

19. La Shield Oil-Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++:


If you have a blemish-free and sensitive skin, this sunscreen can replace all those makeup products and will give a natural yet subtle glow to your skin. It feels light on the skin and gives a glowing effect to the skin, once it gets absorbed. You can use it as your makeup base since it provides a non-shiny and sweat proof look.

20. Avene Eau Thermale Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+:


This sunscreen gives a very dewy finish and never clogs pores. It is an emulsion that gets absorbed easily to provide good protection. It is specially formulated for hypersensitive skin and prevents tanning easily. It is also water resistant and will last sweat, rain and pool activities. The product is great for all skin types and also you can use it on your kid.

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