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6 Celeb-Approved Sunscreens & Their Affordable Dupes

6 Celeb-Approved Sunscreens & Their Affordable Dupes

Celebs always emphasise the importance of sunscreen and I completely agree with them. So when they revealed the exact sunscreen products they use, I had to check them out. 

Wearing sunscreen is absolutely necessary yet not everyone follows this step. I for one used to skip sunscreens too because I’d break out from using them. But that changed. All thanks to the sunscreens that celebrities swear by, my skin is happy and healthy with its daily dose of SPF.

And I don’t gatekeep, so here are the exact sunscreens Bollywood celebs use and their budget-friendly dupes for you to pick from. 

Shanaya Kapoor’s Waterproof Sunscreen 

This gorgeous celeb is known for her beautiful skin and she swears by applying sunscreen in the AM. I got a glimpse of Shanaya’s skincare products on her Instagram feed and I spotted the exact sunscreen she uses.


Shanaya wears the Avene Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50+ which is a great water-proof SPF product for combination and sensitive skin types.

In case the above sunscreen is a little too expensive for you, try the Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ High Protection Gel for half the price. 

Athiya Shetty’s Luxe Sunscreen

The newlywed bride shared the exact sunscreen she uses along with hacks to apply it as well in her skincare/makeup vlog. Athiya confessed that she hates sunscreens that leave a white cast and she additionally also applies sunscreen to her lips.

Athiya uses the Caudalie Very High Protection Lightweight Cream SPF 50+ Vinosun Protect which is rich in antioxidants and great for sensitive skin.


During the lockdown, Athiya revealed that she fell in love with Lotus Herbals sunscreens too. I personally love the homegrown brand as well and the Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte-Look Daily Sunscreen Pa+++ SPF- 40 is my all-time favourite.

Disha Patani’s BB Sun Block

The Bollywood bombshell has said that she never steps out of the house without water and SPF. But the cool part is that she uses a BB cream instead of a basic sunscreen as it has the ability of evening out the skin tone and provide broad-spectrum protection.

Disha revealed she always carries along the Pond’s BB Cream as it has SPF 30.

My current favourite BB is the MyGlamm Super Serum BB Cream and it offers SPF 50 protection as well.


Alia Bhatt’s Water-Infused SPF

The stunning celeb posted a vlog in which she discussed her entire skincare routine and also spilt the tea on her favourite sunscreen.

Alia uses the  ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water Sunscreen SPF 50 which is a lightweight sunscreen that is great for dry combination skin.

My go-to budget-friendly sunscreen that is also super refreshing is the Aqualogica Hydrate+ Dewy Sunscreen.

Deepika Padukone’s Sunscreen Drops

The OG queen of Bollywood has always worn sunscreen from a young age and she believes it is absolutely essential for maintaining glowing skin.


Her recent favourite sunscreen is the 82°E Patchouli Glow Sunscreen Drops, after all, she’s the one who helped formulate it.

I love the texture of Deepika’s sunscreen and I find the Goji Berry Sunscreen Serum SPF50 PA+++ very similar to it and is pocket-friendly AF.

Kriti Sanon’s Tinted Sunscreen

Kriti also posted a skincare vlog and while she didn’t reveal the exact names of the products she used, I found the tinted sunscreen she used in the video and it’s everything my skin needs for the summer.

She uses the Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Matte SPF 50 which blurs out the pores and keeps skin mattified.


The POPxo Selfie-Ready Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ is a budget-friendly tinted sunscreen that I love and adore.

Go on and get yourself these celeb-approved sunscreens because I know I will. 

Featured Image: Instagram

08 Mar 2023

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