How to Find the Perfect Sunscreen?

17 May 2024
How to Find the Perfect Sunscreen?

Sunscreen & SPF are an important component of our daily skincare routine. Sunscreen is not just a skincare product, it is your skin’s shield against harmful UV rays that can cause sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. So wearing sunscreen EVERY DAY is a MUST! But the struggle comes in finding the right sunscreen that suits your skin type. With so many options available in the market, finding the ONE is a task which is why, in this blog, we’ll discuss how to choose the best sunscreen for your skin type, ingredients to look after, broad-spectrum sunscreen, and more. 

How to Choose The Correct Sunscreen: What to Look For?

Have you ever applied sunscreen and it gave your skin a white tint? OR it felt so heavy on your skin that you were sweating after application? Well, that’s because it wasn’t the correct one. Here are some things you should always look for when choosing a sunscreen:

SPF 50: One of the non-negotiable aspects of sunscreen is its Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating. SPF indicates a sunscreen's ability to protect your skin from UVB rays. SPF 50 provides the highest level of protection, blocking approximately 98% of UVB damage.

PA ++++:  PA stands for Protection Grade of UVA rays, and the plus signs next to it indicate the intensity at which it will protect you from UVA damage. The more plus signs, the greater the UVA protection for your skin. 

Blue Light Protection: In today's digital world, we are constantly exposed to blue light emitted from digital screens such as mobile phones and laptops. This blue light can cause skin damage and premature aging. Therefore, it is crucial to choose a sunscreen, such as mCaffeine's Sunscreen, that offers protection from blue light, whether you're indoors or outdoors.

Lightweight & non-sticky: Many sunscreens can feel heavy and greasy on the skin, leading to discomfort, clogged pores, and sweat after application. Opting for a lightweight and non-sticky sunscreen will give you a pleasant finish and ensure maximum comfort throughout the day

The must-have Actives & Ingredients

In addition to SPF, PA+++, and Blue Light protection, here are some other ingredients to look for in a sunscreen:

Antioxidants play a crucial role in sun protection by combating the harmful effects of free radicals generated by UV radiation. Look for sunscreen enriched with antioxidants such as

  • Coffee extract is also emerging as a popular antioxidant in sunscreens, due to its ability to reduce the risk of UV-induced skin damage and premature aging.
  • Vitamin C, which brightens and evens out skin tone while boosting collagen production for a youthful appearance. It also helps with hyperpigmentation. 
  • Green tea extract is another powerhouse ingredient known for its anti-inflammatory properties, reducing redness and irritation while shielding the skin from environmental aggressors.

Hydration is key for maintaining healthy skin barrier function, especially when exposed to the sun's harsh rays. Look out for Sunscreens that protect and keep your skin hydrated with actives like: 

  • Hyaluronic Acid which draws moisture from the environment into the skin, plumping, and hydrating it to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Kombucha Tea Extract is rich in probiotics and organic acids. It supports skin hydration and promotes a radiant complexion by replenishing essential nutrients and balancing pH levels. 
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)  promotes healthy skin barrier function and minimizes hyperpigmentation while improving skin texture.

Moisturizing & Anti-inflammatory sunscreen formulations give you an additional layer of nourishment and protection. It also soothes your skin from sun exposure. T is particularly beneficial for individuals with dry or sensitive skin. 

  • Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids in the skin. They reinforce the moisture barrier, preventing water loss and enhancing the skin's natural defense mechanisms against UV damage. 
  • Aloe vera provides a soothing relief to sun-exposed skin, calming inflammation and redness while promoting healing. 
  • Caffeine is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce puffiness and inflammation, giving the skin a refreshed appearance after sun exposure.

Recommendations Of Sunscreens:

For Tanned & Oily Skin: If you have tanned skin or are just tired of your sunscreens feeling greasy after application because of your oily skin, then you need a sunscreen that has Coffee and Caffeine in it. Antioxidant Rich Coffee helps to Detan the skin and control oil. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe the redness and inflammation caused due to sunburn or heat. mCaffeine’s Detan & Oil Control Coffee Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++  has Coffee, Caffeine,  Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin B3 to keep your skin healthy & non-sticky.

For Sun Damage & Hyperpigmentation: Dark spots, blemishes, uneven skin, and pigmentation are some of the common sun damages. Sunscreen with Niacinamide like mCaffeine’s Daily Glow Green Tea Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++ helps fade the appearance of dark spots and blemishes while repairing the skin’s barrier. Niacinamide also treats hyperpigmentation, making your skin even toned. With Green Tea and Caffeine, this sunscreen controls UV damage while protecting the skin from free radicals. They also reduce the appearance of dark spots and make your skin smooth. Like Coffee Sunscreen, this also has Hyaluronic acid to keep your skin healthy. (A plus point, this sunscreen gives you glowing skin!)

For Dry & Damaged Skin: When dealing with dry skin, it is important to look out for actives that give your skin long-lasting hydration. Actives like Ceramides repair and strengthen the skin’s moisture barriers which helps the skin retain moisture for a longer time. Kombucha Sunscreens or Sunscreens with Kombucha Tea Extracts help enhance your skin’s hydration and improve skin’s barriers as it has antioxidants. mCaffeine’s Hydra Repair Kombucha Tea Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++ is a one-stop solution for all people with dry & damaged skin because it has Kombucha Tea, Ceramides, Caffeine, and Hyaluronic Acid to protect the skin from UVA rays,  keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. 


Facts About Your Caffeine Sunscreens:

All the mCaffeine’s Sunscreens have:

SPF 50 PA++++ for enhanced protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, they shield your skin from the harmful effects of blue light emitted by digital screens, ensuring comprehensive protection in today's tech-savvy world.

Leaves Zero White Cast to give you a flawless finish, enhancing your natural glow.

Lightweight Comfort because heavy, greasy sunscreens are not only uncomfortable but can also clog pores and exacerbate skin issues. mCaffeine's formulations are lightweight and non-sticky, ensuring a comfortable wear experience suitable for all skin types.

Suitable for All Skin Types. Whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin, mCaffeine Sunscreens are designed to cater to all skin types. This ensures that everyone can enjoy effective sun protection without compromising on comfort or performance.

Multipurpose Benefits: Beyond sun protection, mCaffeine Sunscreens are infused actives like Hyaluronic acid that ensure your skin is healthy & hydrated.

The Correct Way to Use mCaffeine’s Sunscreens

To reap the full benefits of mCaffeine's Sunscreens, it's essential to incorporate them into your skincare routine correctly.

  1. Preparing Your Skin: Start by cleansing your face to remove any impurities or excess oils. This ensures that your sunscreen can be applied to clean, receptive skin for optimal effectiveness.
  1. Generous Application: Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your face, neck, ears, and any other exposed areas of skin. Don't forget areas that are often overlooked, such as the tops of your ears and the back of your neck.
  1. Timing Is Key: Allow the sunscreen to fully absorb into your skin before proceeding with makeup or other skincare products. Ideally, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure to ensure proper protection.
  1. Reapplication: Sunscreen’s effectiveness fades with exposure to water or sweat. It’s recommended to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours.

Choose the sunscreens that match your skin concern to protect, treat, and heal your skin at the same time. Check out SunFix Range of Caffeine Sunscreens.


So, there you have it! Sunscreen isn't just a summer essential, it's your BFF for healthy skin year-round. It is like a superhero cape for your skin. Don’t forget to apply it every day, and reapply often. With the right sunscreen, you can keep your skin happy and protected for years to come.


  1. Is Coffee Good For Sunscreen?

YES! Coffee is rich in antioxidants and it has anti-inflammatory properties. So Coffee Sunscreen helps to fight the existing tanning while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Coffee also helps to control the skin’s oiliness.   

  1. Can I use SPF 50 every day?

SPF protection is Mandatory to protect your skin from sun damage. It is recommended to apply SPF 50 every day to protect your skin & avoid any UV Damage. 

  1. Can I use Kombucha Sunscreen under makeup?

Absolutely! The lightweight and non-greasy texture of our sunscreen makes it an excellent base for makeup application. Allow it to absorb fully before applying makeup for the best results.

  1. Can I use mCaffeine sunscreen on my body as well?

Absolutely! While our sunscreens are ideal for facial application, you can use mCaffeine Sunscreen safely on other exposed areas of the body for full-body protection.

  1. Can I apply sunscreen directly on the face?

Yes, in fact applying sunscreen directly on a cleansed face will offer maximum protection. Apply the Sunscreen as the last step of your morning skincare routine and reapply every 2-3 hours to stay protected.

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