Suncote Gel SPF 30 is a water based sunscreen made by Curatio, a pharmaceutical company in India. Suncote sunscreen lotion is actually a translucent gel. In this review, you will find answers to common questions about Suncote Gel.
Water, Octylmethoxycinnamate (7.5%), Triethanolamine, Avobenzone (2%), Phenylbenzimidazole Sulphonic Acid (2%), Isononyl Isononanoate, Acrylates /C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Diazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, Perfume, BHT, CI 16255
Suncote Gel benefits
Suncote Gel provides UVA and UVB protection against sun’s rays preventing skin darkening / tanning, skin cancer and photo-aging.
Where to buy Suncote Gel?
You can buy Suncote at Indian medical stores. The price of Suncote gel is Rs. 249 for a 100 gm tube.
Does Suncote protect against both UVA and UVB rays?
Suncote is a broad spectrum chemical sunscreen. Avobenzone provides UVA protection. Octylmethoxycinnamate and Phenylbenzimidazole Sulphonic Acid provide UVB protection.
How to apply Suncote Gel
Take a big pea size amount and apply liberally to cover the face and neck. If the face looks white immediately after, wait for the sunscreen to sink into the skin instead of rubbing it in vigorously. Apply sunscreen about 15 minutes before sun exposure so that all of it can absorb into the skin. Reapply every 2-3 hours if you are outdoors or sweating.
Does Suncote Gel leave a white cast?
Suncote gel works fine for dark complexions. If this sunscreen gel does not absorb right after applying, wait a few minutes and it will sink into the skin without leaving a white cast.
Does Suncote Gel reduce dark marks? Does Suncote Gel prevent skin tanning / darkening?
It prevents further darkening of the skin due to sun’s rays. There are no skin lightening ingredients in it as such.
Can Suncote Gel be used by men?
Yes Suncote Gel can be used by men. The SPF amount is good enough for Indian weather and outdoor use.
Is Suncote sunscreen suitable for oily skin?
Suncote is an oil-free sunscreen. It is does not cause sweating but can sometimes make the face look shiny. It does not have any special ingredients to keep the face matte though. If the shine bothers you, Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Look Gel is an alternative.
Does Suncote Gel cause pimples? Is it good for acne prone skin?
With no significantly comedogenic ingredients, Suncote is safe for acne prone skin and will most likely not cause breakouts. It is routinely prescribed by dermatologists for acne prone skin.
Can Suncote sunscreen be used daily?
Yes, and it should be used daily. Apply it every day, 15 minutes before you step out of the house.
Is Suncote sunscreen SPF sufficient for Indian summers?
Although there are higher SPF sunscreens available in the market, beyond a point say SPF 30, any increase in SPF factor makes minimal difference. So yes, Suncote is good enough for Indian summers.
See this list of Indian sunscreens for oily skin for more sunscreen options.