Saturday, May 04, 2019

Sunscreen is a must use in everybody’s life. Be it you are out in the sun, or you are inside your comfortable home, be it time is for a scorching summer, or it’s a chilly wintry morning, you mustn’t skip using sunscreen ever, no matter what your gender is. It not only protects your skin from the harmful UV rays, but also puts a barrier on the top layer of the skin, and helps to prevent various minor to major skin complications.
The funny part is that no matter how much we are aware of it, every once in a while, we like to cheat and skip our sunscreen. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ That is not good by the way but what the hey! Anyways, today I am not gonna dig deep on your cheating days. Today, I am gonna talk about two amazing sunscreens from the house of Neutrogena.
One of them is a Chemical Sunscreen, and another one is a Mineral or Physical Sunscreen. Confused? Once, I was also ignorant about all these facts. But worry not, this post will clear out all your confusions if any. Let's hear it out, shall we?

Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

This one has been in many of our vanities for a while. And simply put, it is fantastic. Now, coming to a significant fact is, this one is a Chemical sunscreen. What is that?
By the name of it, I think you’ve derived the fact that this kind contains chemicals such as Octylcrylen, Avobenzone, and Octinoxate, etc. It is not absolutely unsafe for skin, but yes, some could be highly allergic and sensitive to these chemicals. Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays first, before letting it out as infrared rays. In this process, some traces of chemicals enter into the top layers of the skin surface, and even some traces could enter into the deeper layer.
I have been using this particular sunscreen for years after using some miserable greasy uncomfortable ones. And I’ve loved it immensely. Why? Let’s look at the pros and cons.

  •        Oil-free, non-greasy, sweat proof, and lightweight which are blessings in the summer season
  •        Gives a Matt finish look and also a glowing effect on the skin
  •        Perfect to use under makeup
  •        Easily blendable and it doesn’t leave a white cast
  •        Water resistant, because of that perfect for swimming, and water sports related activity
  •        Has SPF 50 in it which is minimally required for tropical summer
  •        Non- comedogenic that means it won’t clog your pores
  •        Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) free (though this chemical is FDA approved and can block UV radiation, it has several side effects including skin irritation)
  •        Has broad-spectrum UVA, UVB PA+++

  •        Contains Chemicals including parabens

Price: INR 199 for 30 ml. And INR 549 for 88 ml.

Availability: It is available almost everywhere online, even in online grocery stores. I tend to buy it from whoever is giving a discount. For your ease, I am sharing a link both from and

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF50+ (For Sensitive Skin)


This new beauty has been launched pretty recently in the Indian market. And everybody has high expectations for it. First of all, this one is a Mineral aka Physical Sunscreen. What is that?
As the name says it all, Mineral sunscreen uses minerals as their active ingredients, specifically zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Unlike Chemical sunscreens, it just sits on the top layer of the skin and reflects the harmful UV rays. Doesn’t it sound wonderful already?  In fact, research says, sunscreens that contain only mineral-based active ingredients are safe to use on babies. How lovely is that?
But, as baby-skin is really sensitive, no adult sunscreen is recommended to use on their skin. For them, special sunscreens are available.
Coming up to this one, I am yet to try a full tube of it as of now. But, I had used it a couple of times from a sample I received a few years back (before it was launched here). I have fallen in love with it after I discovered its benefits through my extensive research. Thank God, it's here finally, and I can't wait to order it after I finish my regular Neutrogena sunscreen.


  •        Made with 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients
  •        Sheer Zinc provides superior sun protection that is hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin
  •        Oil-free, non-greasy, sweat proof and ultra-lightweight which are blessings in the summer season (same like the previous one)
  •        Non-comedogenic and water resistant
  •        Has SPF 50 in it which is minimally required for tropical summer
  •        PURESCREEN technology (physical sunscreen) is ideal for sensitive and allergy prone skin
  •        Fragrance-free and PABA free
  •        Has broad-spectrum UVA, UVB PA+++
  •        No parabens and other harmful chemicals

  •        It does leave a white cast which is pretty natural for a physical sunscreen
  •        Not easily blendable and that's why it can get little uncomfortable to use under makeup
  •        This particular sunscreen still contains a little dose of chemicals in it

Price: INR 825 for 80 ml. (you can find it in on,

So, there you have it. When you choose your sunscreen always get one which contains at least SPF 30 in it and has broad-spectrum protection. Unless you are possessive about using everything natural (like me), both of these sunscreens are pretty good and have their own perks. But, if you ask me, I don’t mind looking like a ghost if that’s beneficial for my skin. I can tell you from my previous experience that it’s not impossible to blend if that worries you the most. It just needs a little bit of extra effort. So, I am gonna switch to the sensitive version on most days. 😊😊

Happy living…

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