The 5 Best Pocket-friendly Sunscreens For Every Budget

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Let’s get right to the point: sunscreen is a must-have component of any skincare regimen. Yes, even when you have nowhere to go slap it on as soon as you wake up, regardless of what you have planned for the day.

However, because you need more than a dime size of sunscreen to cover your entire body, it is possible to finish a tube very fast. That’s where we come in.

We looked everywhere, spoke with specialists, and rummaged through social media skincare product outlets to bring you affordable solutions for diverse skin types.

Continue reading to find out about the top low-cost sunscreens on the market right now.

Cien Sun

Cien Sun offers protection for sun-sensitive skin as well as reliable protection against sunburn and premature light-induced skin aging. It also contains vitamin E for moisturizing your skin. Getting Cien Sun sunscreen might set you back anywhere from GHS 45-100.


Aloha SPF 30 sun lotion provides up to 30 times your skin’s natural protection against harmful UVB rays which are responsible for burning skin, plus UVA filters which help protect against premature skin aging caused by the sun. Containing Vitamin E and Aloe Vera this is a light and non-greasy lotion that is easily absorbed and will moisturize and nourish the skin. Aloha sunscreen normally costs GHS 45-60.

Malibu SPF

Malibu SPF30 high protection lotion helps protect against sunburn and long-term UV-induced skin damage. The caring formula with Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 restores the natural moisture levels of the skin and makes you look glowing and healthy. Its non-greasy and water-resistant formula is easy to apply and quickly absorbed by the skin. It is dermatologically tested and the UVA & UVB filter acts as an anti-aging factor for the skin. Malibu high protection lotions are ideal for sun-sensitive skin and suitable for children over 6 months. Prepare to pay about 55 – 90 Ghana cedis for a Malibu sunscreen.

Nivea Sun

All NIVEA SUN products have photostable, i.e. light-resistant protection. As creams can rub off when they come into contact with sand, water, towels, or sweat, you should reapply them every two hours. A Nivea sunscreen will cost you from 90-100 Ghana cedis.


Sunscreen lotion formula contains no-oxybenzone and uses Avobenzone for optimal broad-spectrum protection from skin-aging UVA rays and skin burning UVB rays for both your body and face. PABA-free, non-comedogenic, and fast-absorbing, this lightweight sunscreen provides powerful face and body sun protection without the heavy finish. It’s formulated with Dry-Touch technology for a non-greasy, matte finish and Helioplex for superior sun protection for your skin. It normally costs from 80-110 Ghana cedis.

Skin Doctor

Skin Doctor Sun Cream SPF 60 is a UV protection lotion with effective UV shield agents to protect skin from damages caused by harmful sun rays. It also contains natural fruit extracts, enriched Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera to make your outdoor life more safe and enjoyable while moisturizing your skin to be soft and beautiful.
This is a moisturizing orange sun protective cream with Vitamin E that protects against harmful sun rays as it moisturizes for brighter, softer, and more glowing skin.

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Still not sure why you need sunscreen in this hot weather? Find out why here.



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