Best Sunscreen for Fair and Normal-Dry Skin: Ask IMBB

by Rati on February 22, 2011 · 43 comments

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Swati Asks:

I have a Fair & normal to Dry skin. I am 24 years of age and my skin gets burnt vey easily while I am out in the sun. I travel by my own conveyence so I directly get in contact with sun. My hands and face get tanned very soon whenever I am in the sun for an hour. I haven’t applied sunscreen so far and I am confused to choose one. Some one suggested me to go for Avon’s SPF 40 whereas someone else suggested for Oriflame’s containing SPF 50. Avon is costing me INR 250/- whereas oriflame is costing me INR 790/-, as there’s a huge difference in money so I am highly confused. Garnier, Lotus, TBS or any other will help or not. I am really Looking for a great suggestion.

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Bee February 22, 2011 at 1:54 am

Swati- I would swear by the LOTUS range. very economical and very effective. Used it for 2 years and it never failed me.


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

Thank u sOoo :thanks: very mUch bEe O:) …,, bUt i havE used Lotus wala nd i finD it tOo grEasy :weep: .. kya Karu..,, :weep: :weep:


va February 22, 2011 at 1:56 am

Biotique also has sunscreens and they are partially natural . You might like to try them .


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

Thanks Va :thanks: ,,, ?:) Are you talking abOut “ALOEVERA-Protective Body Lotion SPF-75” Range.. ?:) fRom where i can get that(i live in Delhi) & what will be the Cost because i tOo have read the reviews & it cLaims that it protects skin form environmental pollution and the harmful ultraviolet rays of the :sun: & It prevents tan tOo.. ๐Ÿ™‚ this is what i am looking fOr.. 8) :thanks: :thanks:


Tarry February 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Hi Swati,
The biotique sunscreen is available at all cosmetic stores and they have an exclusive one in CP… U can check that out :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:


Swati February 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

OooOoo so sweet..,, :rose: :rose: i will sUreLy check it Out.. :thanks: :thanks:


Priyanka February 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

The biotique sunscreen with spf 50 is good too…..and it costs 200 bucks for 120 ml! u can try it out too!


Swati February 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm



Sumathi Reddy February 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

I would suggest sungrace spf40+… neutrogena is also good…. but whatever you buy, be sure to check for pa+++ and whether it is non comedogenic…


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

?:) ?:) ?:) hAve neVer hEard abOut this “Sungrace/Comedogenic”… i nEEd to dO sOme RnD on this :idk: :meeting: ..

But :thanks: a tOn SumAthi..i viL lOok fOrward fOr pa+++ :waytogo:


Mitra20 February 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

Hi Swati,

My dermatologist recommended me this Sunscreen its called Melagard-SPF 50+ from Piramal Healthcare. Its non-comedogenic and water resistant too. And its not half as expensive as Avon or Oriflame. Best part is it spreads very easily and you need a very little quantity. Also gives you a dewy look. Be cautious not to use plenty of it else it might look greasy.


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

Hi Mitra…

:thanks: sooOoo muCh but i’ve neVer hEard abOut Melagard ?:) .. nd ya.. you are right :haanji: ,.,, we need tO use so less quantity of Sunscreens coz it beComes little greesY..


Nids February 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

LOTUS Intensive Sun Block Spray SPF 50.. heard a lot about this product..i am also buying it next(me too dry skin type). rght now using Ayur but I dont go out a lot in the sun so tht suits me. but for u, use this .. heard all gud reviews till now about it. :)) :))


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

i seems Like i am using the Wrong Lotus ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™ … it is nOt a sPray :(( .. its like a Cream based. ๐Ÿ™ .,, :thanks: Nids,, i will try tO dO some RnD in Market with Lotus :smug: ?:) .. :yes:


Nids February 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

ohh i was replying to u.. swati… my younger sis.. u called me “didi” na yesterday.. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:


Swati February 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

yOOooo :jiggy2: :jiggy2: ….Di…cOz i uSe to Say “Di” to whOm i gIve impOrtance… :umbrella: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: nd u always use to gimme ek dum Correct infO so… :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:


bhumika February 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm

agree wit nids..I use d SPF 50 spray n its super nice..coz most of the sunscreens sweat me out..but this dint..u can also try neutrogena sun block..dats gud too.. :waytogo:


Jaish February 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

Even I love Lotus sunscreen. I use the matte effect one. It gets absorbed so quicky. 8)


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

OMG… :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: sO maNy suggestIons with LotUs :woot: :woot: …. tHanks IMBB pataka gUrLs :rainbow: … but i find Lotus Greasy :sidefrown: ,,,Kya kAru.. ?:) ?:) :(( ๐Ÿ™


Jaish February 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

Lotus has many varieties, try the spray one which is very watery, it disappears in 10 seconds or the matte effect one.. I have used both and does not make my skin greasy.. I have a combination skin ๐Ÿ™‚ There is a product called Sunban which is spf 100 you get it in chemist stores. That is the one that cricketers use.. Its great in water during swimming.. But somehow I would not suggest it for daily use..


Swati February 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

:thanks: so much jaish,,, this is miGht where i get ConfuSed,,, ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

bUt “Lotus has many varieties” k baad i can nOw reLax… tHanks fOr :violinbash: reaLising Me.. :stars: i will sUre keep in my mind too use Matte effect wala… :thanks: :thanks: thank u soOo very much..

na na baby.. i have a little baby wali skin.., so many products nd high chemical products is a big no-no for mE… cricketers range.. :toothygrin: ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† :lol2: :lol2:


Tarry February 22, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Yeah Swati

Lotus has my vote too…. I use the SPF 40 matte one in summers as my skin tends to get oily, while the spray one in winters….. they r really gud and both r below Rs 250…. so u can check them out for sure :inlove: :inlove: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:


Swati February 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

:thanks: Tarry.. :bravo: i will keep the fact in mind of Lotion nd Spray.. :bully:


anupam February 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Try Neutrogena!!


Swati February 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

yaaa ๐Ÿ™‚ ,, hv heard abOut it..,, i will Surely Try… :thanks: Anupam


Manali M February 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Im using Photoban prescribed by my skin dr. my sunburn on hands is severe… ๐Ÿ™ :reallyangry:

can anybody recommend any peels, which can remove pigmentation??? m sory i dont know, how to post a new post. so rplying here.


Swati February 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Manali: You can send a Mail to Rati :waytogo: , detaling all the Age,Skin type and ur problem .. keeping a heading of “Ask IMBB”..she will Post for you by your name & then you will get to know so many suggestion through all IMBBians… hope it helps ๐Ÿ˜‰


rozeen February 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

hi manali
for peeling u can use gycolic acid in cream base. u can get it in any medical shop. ๐Ÿ˜


sonal February 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

ya,i wud also suggest neutrogena..currently m using its sunblock wid 50 spf (though i ve oily skin) n it has my :yes: :yes:


Swati February 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

:thanks: sOnaL…. i wanna tOo give a try to Neutrogena :waytogo: …


Swati February 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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sonal February 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

do try n lemme knw how it wrks out 4 u!!


aber February 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

pls chck the ingredients list befiore buying a sunscreen…a paraben containing product is a total no no…Lotus products contain parabens…n i think i gt freckles coz of it…BEWARE


Vinitha February 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I use Neutrogena, I think its the best. I live in a coastal region n at times it gets really humid but this one doesnt make ur skin oily or greasy.


vandana September 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

i have normal dry and thin skin. so which sun block product is suitable for me.please suggest me. ?:)


pradnya November 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

try lotus one ..its good


sidra April 25, 2014 at 1:11 am

hi l am sidra i have a fair n normal skin tone n it affect by sun very easily whenever i go in sun it affect my skin l dont know which sunblock to use l have tried many creams but it doesnt work pllz plzz guide me right sunblock which not affect my skin


reshma March 12, 2015 at 4:03 am

manali for pigmentation use alovera and neem. u can make paste of these in mixie and can preserve it for a week in freeze. it is definitely going to work. 100% surity. and ya apply the mixture for two to three hours. u can apply it nt and remove it after few hours. use it for 2-3 months. u will definitely get clear skin. no pigmentation.


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