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#HautePicks: Sunproof Yourself Like A Pro

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As we’ve mentioned before, the #HauteSquad is a bunch of stylish girls who love all that’s fashion, beauty, and sassy. We’re constantly sharing our latest buys and obsessions with each other, and now, we’re letting you into our HQ too! Every week, Team Hauterfly will share its current obsession — and tell you where you can buy it too! #BFFGoals. 

If there’s one skincare essential that you CANNOT miss, it’s the sunscreen. Whether you’re prancing in the sun all day, or cushioned in your fancy cubicle, sunscreens are the only protection to those ugly UVs that are totally capable of damaging your skin, and hold your horses, make you age faster than you know. Now, would you ever take that chance? We think not. So the #HauteSquad has put together a list of our hottest picks of sunscreens to get you protected pretty!



It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+

“My current favourite sunscreen is the Your Skin But Better CC Cream from It Cosmetics. The genius of this product lies in the fact that it’s a fantastic multi-tasking miracle that not only covers blemishes, but also makes your skin super healthy. First, there’s the fact that it’s a hydrating CC Cream infused with anti-ageing benefits like Peptides, Niacin, algae, Vitamins A, C, B and E, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, and antioxidants. Then there’s the fact that it has a highly-pigmented tint — hich means you can literally wear it on its own without adding on foundation. Then comes the best part — SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum physical sunscreen. This basically means it is your day moisturiser, anti-ageing serum, makeup, and sunscreen all rolled into ONE. SINGLE. PRODUCT. Like I said–genius!”

— Zahra Khan, CEO & Editor-In-Chief
SHOP NOW: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC Cream with SPF 50+ (Rs. 2,500 approx.)


Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Uv Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ SPF-50

“I’ve tried a bunch of sunscreens over the years — it’s the one product I religiously use before stepping out because my skins burns easily (and not in the sexy suntan way). Unfortunately, most of the ones I’ve used in the past have either left my skin oilier, or left a strange whitish residue on my skin — not happening! A few years ago I discovered the goodness of Lotus sunscreens, and ever since, I’ve been an addict. I’ve tried various sunscreens from the Lotus range and finally settled on the UV Screen Matte Gel with SPF 50 PA+++ UVA. Not only does it do a great job of protecting against the sun, a little bit of this product goes a long way — in fact, use too much, and you’ll have to remove some of it to avoid feeling too heavy. It’s not sticky and doesn’t leave an oily sheen on your face (extremely important!). Oh, and my mother taught me a trick to using sunscreens, especially if you have oily skin — add a few drops of water to the cream, mix it up, and then apply it on your face and neck; it absorbs that much quicker. Total #WIN.”

 — Baishali Chatterjee, Managing Editor
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Uv Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ Spf – 50  (Rs. 236)


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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

“I’m a stickler when it comes to my skincare routine. And that includes religiously applying sunscreen whenever I’m stepping out in the day. After many failed attempts of trying various brands (including some of the most expensive ones *rolls eyes*) for my combination skin, the one that I’ve held on to for the last 2 years is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock with SPF 50+. It’s oil-free and works wonders on my skin. All I do is mix a little of it with my La Roche Posay Protective Cream and generously apply it on my face and neck. Voila! I’m ready for a sun-dance!”

–Aindrila Mitra, Managing Editor
SHOP NOW: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+  (Rs. 439)




Avene Very High Protection Spray SPF 50+

“I was never a big fan of sunscreens — basically, any kind of creams that make my skin all sticky and oily! But as I grew older and wiser (#LOL), I realised how essential it is to use a sun block for various reasons and I’ve finally found my perfect match. It doesn’t feel too heavy and and keeps my skin looking matte and fly at all times. The Avene Very High Protection Spray with SPF 50+ is a blessing for lazy girls, like me. Just spritz a generous amount on your body and you’re good to go, sunshine!

— Snehal Fernandes, Head of Video Content
SHOP NOW: Avene Very High Protection Spray with SPF 50+ (Rs. 1,870)



Neutrogena UltraSheer Body Mist SPF 30

“The Neutrogena UltraSheer Body Mist in SPF 30 is my go-to sunscreen. Its super-light, non-greasy formula applies like a dream. This product is foolproof to use, effective, and takes less than a minute to douse my arms and feet in a cloud of protective sunscreen, which is perfect for a lazy girl like me!”

–Farozan Dossani, Social Media Editor
Neutrogena UltraSheer Body Mist SPF30 (Rs. 615)


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Fab India Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30

“My mother is constantly on my case to apply some sunscreen before I venture out. Do I listen? Not really. That is, until she took it upon herself to buy me one from Fab India, a store that I’m totally in love with. From that day on, this product hasn’t left my side! Apart from giving my skin a smooth texture and leaving a fresh glow, it has a sweet fragrance that’s a total #win.”

–Japleen Kaur, Lifestyle Writer
SHOP NOW: Fab India Vitamin E Sunscreen SPF 30 (Rs. 350)



Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch

“When I was younger, sunscreen was a MUST for my skin since I was super-sensitive to UV rays. Worse still, I used to swim in school and the chlorine, paired with the strong rays of the sun, didn’t make it better. So, not protecting myself was not an option! But the one thing I remember about sunscreens (the yucky kinds) was that it leaves you ashy and grey. However, I found solace in Vichy’s Ideal Soleil SPF 50, which doesn’t leave an awful tint and also mattifies my skin–another problem I’ve always faced with sunscreens in the past.”

— Tatiana Dias, Fashion & Beauty Writer
SHOP NOW: Vichy Ideal Soleil SPF 50 Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch (Rs. 1,105)



Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen – SPF 50 PA+++

“I have really oily skin and thanks to my mom, I am prone to freckles. And I swear by Lakme’s 9 to 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen with SPF 50. Considering that I stay in Mumbai, I have to fight a constant battle with the harsh sun and that’s when this miracle product comes to my rescue! What I absolutely love about this sunscreen is its mattifying effect. Now, that’s a total win-win situation for me.”

— Meghana Choraria, Social Media Executive
SHOP NOW: Lakme 9 to 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen – SPF 50 PA+++ (Rs. 450)


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Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50

“Since I have oily skin, I’m picky when it comes to skincare products. Especially in the sun, I tend to sweat a lot. So the only thing I use on my face when I’m stepping out is a sunscreen that’s light and matte. The Plum Chamomile and White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50 is perfect for my skin. It evens out my face and makes it smooth, without making it look too white! While the SPF protects the skin from the outside, the antioxidant-rich white tea and olive leaf extracts help my skin fight the harmful effects of UV from within.”

— Mansi Chouksey, Graphic Designer
SHOP NOW: Plum Chamomile & White Tea Sheer Matte Day Cream SPF50 (Rs. 520)


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