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Skincare for men is incomplete without a proper sunscreen pick, they are out in the sun often and they have a considerably hard skin due to which they do not usually realise the importance of sun protection. Tanning, dry patches and sun burns are worrisome and real concerns for men too and one good sunscreen can get them rid of all this misery.

So, boys, it’s time to invest in a working sunblock and girls, it’s time to buy your guy one too.

I have curated for you the 10 best sunscreens that work their ways beautifully into a man’s skin.

Top 10 Best Sunscreen For Men In India

1. Jack Black Oil Free Sun Guard Sunscreen

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 9.5/10
  • Longevity : 9.8/10
  • Consistency : 9.8/10
  • Brand Trust : 9.6/10
  • Value For Money : 9.6/10
  • User Rating : 9.8/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 9.6/10

Product Features:

  • The eye catchy blue tube comes with 114 ml of the product and has a silky soft creamy texture and has a broad spectrum SPF 45
  • Mineral based sunscreen formulated with zinc oxide, this product also contains the goodness of vitamin A and vitamin C
  • Helps combat free radical damage and protects the skin from sun damage even in extreme conditions
Pros
  • Lightweight and quick absorbing
  • Ultra water resistant formula
  • Fragrance free
  • Antioxidant rich
  • Works on all skin types
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Contains silicon

2. The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 9.4/10
  • Longevity : 9.4/10
  • Consistency : 9.4/10
  • Brand Trust : 9.6/10
  • Value For Money : 8.9/10
  • User Rating : 9.5/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 9.2/10

Product Features:

  • The small tube contains 40 ml of the product and the product is creamy and glides through the skin
  • The cream is formulated with potent ingredients like vitamin E, aloe, red algae extract and more which comes together to protect the skin
  • Prevents premature ageing and protects the skin from environmental pollutants and also helps in reducing pigmentation
Pros
  • Intense moisturisation
  • Anti ageing effects
  • Reduce free radical damage
  • Healthy glow to the skin
  • Curbs tanning and pigmentation
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not enough quantity

3. Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 9.1/10
  • Longevity : 8.8/10
  • Consistency : 8.9/10
  • Brand Trust : 9/10
  • Value For Money : 8.7/10
  • User Rating : 9.1/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 8.8/10

Product Features:

  • The smart bottle changes colour as it comes in contact with harmful UVA rays indicating that it is time to use the cream
  • Mineral based sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, it also contains castor oil and vitamin E that nourish the skin
  • Designed specifically for sensitive skin types, it helps provide a well rounded sun protection
Pros
  • Water resistant
  • Smart packaging
  • Protective of sunburn
  • Works on sensitive skin type
  • Fragrance and paraben free
Cons
  • High priced
  • Might stain fabrics

4. Banana Boat Sunscreen For Men

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 8/10
  • Longevity : 8.5/10
  • Consistency : 8.5/10
  • Brand Trust : 9/10
  • Value For Money : 8.3/10
  • User Rating : 8.8/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 8.4/10

Product Features:

  • The black bottle comes with 177 ml of the product and has a broad spectrum SPF of 50, the lotion is lightweight and easy to apply
  • It is formulated with the goodness of aloe vera and vitamin E which gives excellent hydrating properties
  • Claims to provide heavy duty protection from the sun and in reducing sweat
Pros
  • Excellent sun protection
  • Curbs body odour
  • Doesn’t leave behind residue
  • Hydrating to skin
  • Water resistant
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Contains benzene derivatives

5. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 7.5/10
  • Longevity : 7.9/10
  • Consistency : 7.8/10
  • Brand Trust : 8.5/10
  • Value For Money : 9/10
  • User Rating : 8.3/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 8.1/10

Product Features:

  • The tube comes with 88 ml o the product which is creamy and easy to apply with a broad spectrum SPF of 50+
  • The product is oil free and provides a matte finish and is designed keeping in mind all skin types of both men and women
  • The cream claims to leave the skin feeling smooth and soft
Pros
  • Waterproof, sweat proof
  • Non shiny, oil free formulation
  • Unisex product
  • Affordable and travel friendly
  • Good on all skin types
Cons
  • Contains paraben
  • Might dull the skin

6. The Man Company Water Resistant Sunscreen Lotion

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 7.9/10
  • Longevity : 7.5/10
  • Consistency : 7.6/10
  • Brand Trust : 7.5/10
  • Value For Money : 8.7/10
  • User Rating : 7.9/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 7.7/10

Product Features:

  • Created keeping outdoor enthusiasts in mind, this sunscreen comes in a sturdy bottle containing 147 ml of the product, it is thick and creamy in texture
  • Made exclusively with micromesh technology that helps the sweat to pass through and evaporate meanwhile holding the sunscreen in place
  • This oil free formulation gives a broad-spectrum sun protection while keeping your skin cool, comfortable and protected
Pros
  • Fight dryness of skin
  • High in antioxidants
  • Improves skin integrity
  • Natural glow to skin
  • Help heal sunburns
Cons
  • Fragrance might be overpowering
  • Leaves behind a slight residue

7. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock, SPF 40

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 8/10
  • Longevity : 7.6/10
  • Consistency : 7.3/10
  • Brand Trust : 7.2/10
  • Value For Money : 8.5/10
  • User Rating : 7.4/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 7.3/10

Product Features:

  • The trademark orange tube comes with 100 grams of the product, it brings to us an intense broad spectrum SPF 40 protection
  • The product is formulated with birch water, mallow and hops extract which reduce oiliness, soothes and firms the skin
  • The product claims to be of matt finish and to work again dark skin textures
Pros
  • Extreme sun protection
  • Sweat and waterproof
  • Admirable ingredient list
  • Affordable price and quantity
  • Anti inflammatory effects
Cons
  • Very oily consistency
  • Not suited for dry skin

8. Beardo Ultraglow Face Lotion For Men

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 7.3/10
  • Longevity : 7.1/10
  • Consistency : 7.2/10
  • Brand Trust : 7.2/10
  • Value For Money : 7.8/10
  • User Rating : 7.2/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 7/10

Product Features:

  • The black tube comes with 100 grams of the product and is an all in one cream containing the benefits of moisturiser, sunscreen and after shave
  • The ingredients are a fusion of contemporary as well as traditional ingredients containing mulberry extract, aloe, vitamin E, sunflower oil and more
  • They claim to hydrate, moisturise, lighten complexion and protect the skin
Pros
  • Hydrating and nourishing
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Healthy glowing skin
  • Excellent sun protection
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Sticky in nature
  • Leaves behind residue

9. Man Arden Sunblock Sport Sunscreen Spf 50

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 7.1/10
  • Longevity : 6.9/10
  • Consistency : 6.9/10
  • Brand Trust : 6.9/10
  • Value For Money : 7.5/10
  • User Rating : 7/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 6.9/10

Product Features:

  • The tube comes with 100 ml of the product, the cream is lightweight and non greasy and absorbs into the skin with ease
  • Formulated with rich botanical extracts, this sunscreen contains ingredients like grape seed oil, green tea extract, aloe extract, tomato oil, pomegranate extract and more
  • All the potent ingredients comes together and nourish your skin inside out
Pros
  • Healthy and nourishing to skin
  • Soft, smooth skin
  • Antioxidant rich
  • Prevents ageing, improves skin tone
  • Gives bright radiant skin
Cons
  • Doesn’t prevent tanning
  • Strong fragrance

10. Beardhood SPF 50 PA+++ OMC & Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen

  • Chemical-Free Quotient : 6.8/10
  • Longevity : 6.2/10
  • Consistency : 6.3/10
  • Brand Trust : 6.4/10
  • Value For Money : 6.5/10
  • User Rating : 6.5/10
  • Critik’s Rating : 6.2/10

Product Features:

  • Comes in a fancy tube with 50 grams of the product which is thick and creamy and claims to provide 98% blocking from UV rays penetration
  • The product is created carefully avoiding all the harmful sunscreen ingredients and is made to be moisture resistant too
  • Claims to reduce tanning, fight sunburn and protection from the scorching sun
Pros
  • Water resistant, sweat resistant
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • Affordable and travel friendly
  • Improve skin complexion
  • Prevents tanning
Cons
  • Might be greasy in texture
  • Leaves behind thick residue

Conclusion

With each passing day the grooming and skincare industry for men is expanding exponentially, there are new brands and new products that pop out everyday demanding our attention. Among the plethora of products, remember that the one inevitable product that has to make its way into your life should be a sunscreen. I hope this list of best sunscreen for men helps you a little further into your skincare journey and allows you to choose the best product that tailors your needs. Happy Shopping Boys!!!

FAQs: Common Concerns Regarding Sunscreens For Men

1. Should guys wear sunscreen?

Without a doubt, not just guys, people from any gender and age who are exposed to sun on a daily basis should religiously follow the ritual of wearing sunscreen without fail.

2. Why should men wear sunscreen?

As for anyone, sunscreen should be used by men mainly to reduce the risk of skin cancer, to reduce tanning and occurrences of dry patches also to reduce premature skin ageing.

3. What is the SPF that men should use?

An SPF of 15 and above is generally recommended, this can change depending on the person’s preference and the climate they have to deal with. Personally, I feel a minimum of SPF 30 is mandatory.

4. Why is men’s skin care different?

Men’s skin differs from a woman in many ways, though in the entirety it all looks alike, men’s skin is usually harder, more oilier and has heavier hair growth which means that the products they use should be tailored to address the same.

5. Should sunscreen be used everyday?

Sunscreen and moisturiser routinely used everyday helps improve the overall integrity and quality of a man’s skin.

About the Author

Prathiba Duggal

From hair-styling to home remedies for acne, Prathiba knows it all. Even though she’s just out of school, she has so many skincare and makeup tips and tricks that she just hands out so generously, whether we want them or not.

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