The bad news is that Spring has taken a vacation and Summer has arrived directly after Winter in Pune. The good news is that I have an abundance of Re’equil Sunscreens to combat the sunlight! Re’equil has brought out some of the best sunscreen formulations in India that are easily blendable and invisible on the skin. There are very few sunscreens that actually work well in the hot and humid climate of India, and to find one that also does not leave a white cast on the skin is close to a miracle. Luckily, Re’equil has come up with not 1 but 3 sunscreens that tick the right boxes. Here is an in-depth review and comparison of all three to help you make the right choice.
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Re’equil Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen – SPF 50 PA+++ | Review
The Re’equil Oxybenzone Free Sunscreen that comes in an orange packaging is marketed for those with oily, acne-prone skin. However, I feel that its lotion consistency and slightly dewy finish will work across skin types and may be more suitable for dry skin than the other Reequil Sunscreens. This is an organic/chemical sunscreen with a lotion to cream consistency that feels hydrating and cooling on the skin. While initially spreading it on the skin, you may feel like it will leave a white cast, but blend it for a minute and it will settle to an invisible finish. The formula does contain fragrance as its last ingredient but the smell is quite mild and should not bother most people.
This sunscreen is a good winter sunscreen for me when my skin leans towards combination skin type. It is hydrating without being heavy and doesn’t pill either. In summers, I prefer the other Reequil Sunscreens because they help with sweat control too and are more matte. If you prefer a slightly creamy and dewy finish to your sunscreen, go for this one.
Re’equil Ultra Matte Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel – SPF 50 PA++++ | Review
The Re’equil Ultra Matte Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel that comes in a blue packaging is my personal favourite from all the Reequil sunscreens. This one has a moussey or whipped consistency with a siliconey finish. It settles to an invisible, ultra matte finish on the skin without any white cast. This hybrid sunscreen formula has a combination of physical filters and organic/chemical filters. It is also high on silicones, which I personally do not mind because it fills my pores and acts as a primer too. Moreover, this sunscreen contains fragrance as the last ingredient, but I do not find the scent harsh or irritating.
I have been using this sunscreen for over a month now and am honestly head over heels in love with it. My oily, acne-prone skin loves this sunscreen because it mattifies my skin and controls oil and sweat throughout the day. It does not pill or feel heavy upon reapplication either. If you have oily skin or most sunscreens make you sweat, try this one for sure. Also, dry skinned people can also use it but with a moisturizer underneath.
Re’equil Sheer Zinc Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ | Review
The Re’equil Sheer Zinc Tinted Mineral Sunscreen is the latest addition to the brand’s sunscreen range. This is a 100% mineral/physical sunscreen with 25% Zinc Oxide and is also fragrance-free. It contains a pinkish-beige tint that does not really show up on my skin post blending. In terms of consistency and finish, it is quite similar to the Re’equil Ultra Matte Sunscreen, although this one feels slightly less siliconey on the skin. It also settles to an invisible matte finish on my skin, minimizes my pores a bit without feeling heavy, and prevents oil and sweat.
I do love this sunscreen quite a bit and can use this one and the ultra matte one interchangeably in summers. However, it is slightly more expensive than the ultra matte sunscreen, so I may lean towards the latter for now. But if you prefer purely physical sunscreens but haven’t found one that doesn’t leave a white cast, this one will tick all the right boxes for you. Also, it is fragrance-free, which makes it suitable for sensitive skin (dry skin will need a moisturizer underneath and oily skin can wear it on its own). The only concern I have is that it may look a little pink on those with fair skin, but if you are around my skin tone (NC35) or deeper, you should be fine.
Update – Another con of this sunscreen I noticed recently is that the tint transfers on face masks and clothing. I missed it earlier as I had only used it indoors. But please be wary of this if you are planning to but.
Reequil Sunscreens Application Demo
That brings me to the end of this post on all the Reequil Sunscreens available in the market at the moment. I hope that this post helps you pick out the right sunscreen for your skin type. Trust me, these sunscreens are some of the best that I have tried and have totally levelled up my skincare game! Do give them a try and use my coupon code MRI10 for a whopping 10% off. Click here to buy!
P.S. – Do drop any further queries that you have regarding these sunscreens in the comments below!