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Best Affordable Egyptian Sunscreens

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Best Affordable Egyptian Sunscreens
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There are no two ways about it: Whatever the weather, applying sunscreen is a salient, indispensable step in anyone’s skincare routine. If you’re going to choose just one skin care product, it better be sunscreen. However, from groggy, grumpy, overstimulating mornings to the not-so-easy-on-the-wallet sunscreens, it can be a bit of a challenging quest to include it in your beauty arsenal—at least consistently. We understand the struggle, so here are our favourite local and budget-friendly sunscreens that also understand your struggles.


Telofill’s Sunscreen Gel Cream SPF 50+ (185 EGP/60 gm)

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With a light cream texture, Telofill’s sunscreen instantly absorbs into the skin, gracing you with a dewy, smooth finish with absolutely no white cast. With this in mind, it is suitable for all skin types—even oily and sensitive skin! Besides providing you with SPF 50+, it’s a broad-spectrum sunscreen, protecting you from both the UVA and UVB rays of the sun.


Alejon’s Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ (300 EGP/75 ml)

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More suitable for combination skin, Alejon’s sunscreen gel is another lightweight product with a light cream texture, leaving you with a healthy, glowy finish yet no white cast. With allantoin, panthenol, and glycerin, applying this sunscreen is akin to applying a light moisturiser. Also, its formula sneaks in some tocopherol, which means that Alejon’s (broad-spectrum) sunscreen does not just protect from the sun, but it also could be of some help in reversing some of your past skincare mistakes—we all have made our share of mistakes, don’t worry.


Vacation’s Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (275 EGP/120 ml)

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Easily absorbed into the skin, Vacation’s broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion boasts a light cream-gel-like texture. The concept of white cast or greasy residue is foreign with this sunscreen, all thanks to its silky-feel formula. With green tea leaf extract and vitamin E as key ingredients, Vacation’s sunscreen lotion gives the skin an obvious hit of hydration. 


Cosmo Appe’s Gel Sunscreen SPF 50+ (450 EGP/60 ml)

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As one of the best bargain beauty brands, Cosmo Appe’s gel sunscreen certainly does not disappoint. A failsafe find, Cosmo Appe’s broad-spectrum gel sunscreen is effortlessly absorbed by the skin, providing you with ample sun protection.


Sesh’s Simply One Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50+ (440 EGP/50 ml)

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With a lightweight, cooling formula, Sesh’s sunscreen is your best friend on the scorching hot days of our intense Egyptian summers. If you’re on the hunt for a product that does it all, this is the one for you. More than just a broad-spectrum sunscreen, this sunscreen includes vitamin E and vitamin C, meaning that it hydrates, brightens, and evens out your skin tone. It does have a little bit of fragrance, way at the end of the ingredients list, but if your skin is extra sensitive and acts up with scented products, we would not recommend it.


Kolagra’s Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (310 EGP/120 ml)

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Providing an invisible shield from the sun, Kolagra’s sunscreen lotion is sure to get you actually enjoying applying—and reapplying—sunscreen. One of the most affordable options out there (especially when you take into account the packaging’s volume) we have found so far, this sunscreen is unlike any other.


Alejon’s Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ (475 EGP/250 ml)

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Sometimes—if not most of the time—reapplying sunscreen becomes an arduous task that we willingly discard from our routine, especially when we have makeup on! Stepping in as our saviour, Alejon’s sunscreen spray is your go-to for sunscreen reapplication throughout the day. It’s easy to apply, feels refreshing, smells AMAZING, does not screw up any makeup, and is pretty affordable! What more could we ask for?


Vacation’s Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+ (295 EGP/200 ml)

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Another incredible sunscreen spray and budget-friendly option, facilitating the hassle of reapplication, is Vacation’s sunscreen lotion spray. Sinking into the skin invisibly, this product is packed full of goodness.