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20 Affordable Sunscreens With No White Cast & Where to Buy Them

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It’s 2021 and more people understand the importance of sunscreens in a skincare routine for ANY skin type. As a POC, sunscreens with no white cast are definitely more favored and I’m always on the lookout for them. In this post, I’ll be sharing different sunscreens you can add to your routine that leave ZERO white cast. This includes the price points, where you can shop them in Nigeria and abroad, and also links to detailed reviews on some of them.

Sunscreens Update:

I wrote a NEW list of sunscreens (and sunsticks) for 2023!


Disclaimer: I’ve only tried (or will try) some of them and so, some of these are based on the experiences of skincare content creators I follow for their honest reviews.


You can use my rewards code KHAIRAH21 to get some $$ off all orders on Yesstyle 💰, no minimum spending required!

Please use the links below for each product if you’d like to shop any of them. Some of them are affiliates so I get a tiny commission for completed purchases at no cost to you!

This contributes to the maintenance of the blog, so I absolutely would appreciate you using the links!🖤

The Sunscreens I’ve Used/Will Use

These include the sunscreens I’ve used before, currently using and ones that I already have, but still unopened.

1. COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++


It’s a mixed sunscreen with chemical UV filters and physical filters like Titanium Dioxide. Read full review.

Size: 50ml

Prices:  $12 – $16

Shop on:

 YesStyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

Style Korean

– BuyBetter (Nigeria)

– COSRX website

2. Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 50


A chemical sunscreen from an affordable dermatologist-owned brand, with other variations. Read full review.

Size: 100ml, 200ml

Prices: £4 and a range of 3,000 – 8,000 Naira in Nigerian skincare stores.

Other options: Altruist Invisible Sunspray SPF50, Altruist Sunscreen Fluid SPF50 and Altruist Sunscreen SPF30.

Shop on:

Altruist website

BuyBetter NG

3. Skin Science Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

skinscience africa sunscreen lotion spf50 review khairahscorner

This is a chemical sunscreen, the first approved SPF50 sunscreen in Nigeria. Read full review.

Size: 40ml, 100ml

Prices: 2,950NGN – 5,450NGN and respective currencies for about 10 African countries.

Shop on:

Skinscience website

4. Etude House Sunprise Mild Watery Light SPF50+ PA+++


The ingredients list was not readily available but it’s a chemical sunscreen with 5 UV filters. Not opened yet.

Size: 50ml

Prices: $7 – $14

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)


Other options: Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50 PA+++ 55ml


5. MISSHA All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45 PA+++


A chemical sunscreen and a cult favorite, also in Nigeria. There are different variations available (one is mixed) and reviews show that they’re also white-cast free [newly opened, will review soon].

Size: 50ml

Prices: $6 – $13

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off; links to other versions below)



Other options:

Aqua Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++

Buy on – Yesstyle, Stylekorean

Waterproof Daily Sun SPF50+ PA++++

Buy on – Yesstyle, Stylekorean

6. Frudia Ultra UV Shield Sun Essence SPF 50+ PA++++


It’s a moisturising chemical sunscreen and prides itself on being fully vegan.

Size: 50g

Prices: $7 – $8

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)


7. Kose – Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Water Proof SPF 50+ PA++++


This is my first Japanese sunscreen, it’s a chemical sunscreen and I read a lot of great reviews about it.

One thing I’ve noticed about Japanese sunscreens is that they always have several variations to suit different preferences and I love it! They mostly vary in terms of texture, white cast, waterproof quality, etc. This one has a gel version, the brand features many other variations and you can just check them out.

Don’t forget to use my discount code KHAIRAH21 if you order any of the other variations!

Size: 60g, 110g

Prices: $13 – ??

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)


Other Sunscreens from Reviews

These include sunscreens with generally good reviews and sunscreens I’d like to try (also based on reviews).

8. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++


This sunscreen is a Japanese chemical sunscreen and it’s quite popular in Nigeria. It comes in different variations and you can find some of them in Nigerian retail stores.

Size: 50g

Prices: $13 – $16

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

BuyBetter NG

Other option: Aqua Rich Watery Essence [Cool Version]


9. Isntree – Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++ 50ml


This one is a bit pricey but I’ve heard so many good reviews about this sunscreen and it’s definitely on my list to try. It’s a chemical sunscreen and it has a stick version that seems perfect for reapplication.

Size: 50ml

Prices: $18 – $25

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off; link to other version already above )

Stylekorean: gel version, stick version

Other options: Hyaluronic Acid Airy Sun Stick


10. A’PIEU – Pure Block Natural Daily Sun Cream SPF45 PA+++


I noticed this sunscreen on skincare Instagram and it had good reviews; it’s also a chemical sunscreen.

Size: 50ml, 100ml

Prices: $9 – $15

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

11. Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++


This one is a Japanese sunscreen with both physical and chemical UV filters. It comes in two versions, the gel version is the one without a white cast so make sure to check well!

Size: 40g

Prices: $14

Shop on:

Yesstyle (Use code KHAIRAH21 for extra 2-5% off)

There are so many more sunscreens and I’ll probably share them in a sequel! One thing to notice with these sunscreens is that they mostly come in small sizes so it’s a great idea to purchase as often as you can.

Thank you for reading and I hope the list was quite helpful! You can use the links above to purchase the products and my Yesstyle discount code as well.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried this sun cream before and what you think of it🖤

Till Next Time,

With Love,



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