Sunlight despite of source of life and energy creating major health challenges like sunburn, pigmentation, wrinkles, dermatitis, urticaria, ageing, immune-suppression and number of skin cancers too. Sun protective clothes and or sunglasses provide insufficient and less convenient approach to get rid of all these health hazards. So sunscreen protection is popular mean among various regions of world. Present article have summarize types and classification, regulations, terminologies, evaluation methods, labeling, dosage and controversies of sunscreens. Natural chemical classes like phenolics (tannins, flavonoids), carotenoids, vitamins, oils are also discussed.