I’m not going to elaborate long on how important a sunscreen is (I let the dermatologists do that to us) and instead, I’m focusing on sunscreen that is suitable for anyone that has issues with the oil produced by their skin. Namely, the oily, combination, and/or acne-prone skin type.
Simply because finding the right sunscreen to do the job is not easy – most formulas are made to be super thick lotion in a tub that’s oily and likely to block the pores which in turn put your skin at risk to develop acne.
You don’t want the product to be just non-comedogenic; it needs to be as lightweight as possible to ensure you won’t add more oils and emollients to the oil-laden skin.
Without further ado, here is the compiled list of top sunscreens that are wonderful for our skin types.
1. La Roche-posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Extreme, Spf 60-1.7 Oz, 1.75 Oz
If you’re looking for a high-quality sunscreen, La Roche-posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen is the answer. One of the top sunscreens that are formulated not only to provide ample protection for your skin (thanks to its Cell-Ox shield technology) but also to restore your skin, rejuvenating it from within.
The formula is lightweight that’s suitable for combination, oily or acne-prone skin (of course, with such light texture it’s also suitable for sensitive and mature skin types as well) with several nourishing, antioxidant ingredients to keep your skin supple.
Even with non-comedogenic light formula, a little of the product goes a long way, powered by SPF60 that is perfect for daily use and paired with makeup. And surprisingly, the price is not that expensive. Expect your skin to not only fully protected, but also improved after regular use.
2. Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel Facial Sunscreen with S.Pellegrino Sparkling Water Rich Watery Essence Broad Spectrum
This chic-looking sunscreen from Earth’s Recipe Waterful Sun Gel might be the best sunscreen your skin could ever have, especially for acne-prone skin.
We love that this sunscreen comes in gel texture, a refreshing feel like you’re applying a hydrating moisturizer, compared to thick lotion associated with sunscreens (that can potentially block the pores). A gel texture also means it’s a water-based formula, so you can be sure it won’t add more oiliness to your already acne skin while providing ample protection from both UVA and UVB rays to your skin with its SPF50. Not to mention the compact packaging is convenient for you to bring it anywhere, for some impromptu application.
Formulated with Britain’s Harrogate Sparkling Water that is high with minerals and providing intense hydration for the skin, as well as free from PABA, parabens, fragrances, and dyes.
3. Heliocare® 360° Oil-Free Gel SPF 50 50ml
Another gel-based sunscreen that you might want to consider, Heliocare® 360° Oil-Free Gel is a must-have for anyone that have severe acne issues and looking for a good sunscreen that won’t aggravate the problem.
This sunscreen is also lightweight in thickness and texture, and it absorbs quickly upon application with no greasy feel left behind, as well as adding some skincare quality with Fernblock FC tested to protect your skin from damages caused by UV rays. Plus, it’s also made to be mattifying so it won’t add any greasy shine to your skin as often associated with oily, combination and acne-prone skin.
As an extra, we love that Heliocare® 360° Oil-Free Gel is formulated with a light tint that you can pair it with makeup (use it as the last step), or perhaps going bare face without leaving any sun-protection for your skin with its SPF50.
It’s formulated to be non-comedogenic, paraben-free, as well as vegan.
4. Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, 3 oz
A brand that’s no stranger with sunscreen, Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum provides ample protection with its high SPF50 value and what we love the most is the product is suitable for all skin types including the sensitive ones!
Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum is formulated to be both physical and chemical sunscreen; formulated with zinc oxide and octinoxate to not only shield the skin from harmful UV rays but also premature aging, not to mention the formula is made to mattify your skin that’s handy for anyone having oily-prone areas.
One thing is a bit bummer with Obagi is the sunscreen can give off a slight white cast to your skin, especially if you have your photo taken with a flash that can be so unappealing with your face looking so whitish. While the formula is excellent, keep in mind to use a blurring or you can mix the sunscreen with a bit of olive oil to draw down zinc oxide from creating the white cast.
5. GloxiniaLife by Dr. Calle Clear Defense SPF 45- Oil-Free Facial Sunscreen
Do you want a sunscreen that’s more exclusive to your taste? GloxiniaLife by Dr. Calle is what you (and your skin) need. Made by professional Dr. Phanor Calle with medical-grade formula, GloxiniaLife by Dr. Calle is one innovative sunscreen containing active botanical ingredients to protect the skin from premature aging, while providing ample protection from sunrays (both UVA and UVB as well as infrared radiation.
Despite such high price, we love the exclusivity coming from this formula, and it feels luxurious as the lotion is absorbed well into the skin. Thanks to the niacinamide formulated in the bottle, your skin will be visibly smoother after regular use.
6. SkinCeuticals PHYSICAL FUSION UV DEFENSE SPF 50 (Universal Tint )(50ml / 1.7oz)
SkinCeuticals PHYSICAL FUSION is another cosmeceutical product like Gloxinia that offers plenty of skin-benefits while work as it should that is sun protection for the skin. The product is a physical sunscreen type, with formula, is made to be water-resistant and provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB (including heat-induced stress – we’re assuming it’s just another word for sunburn).
Applying the product is dreamy; its lightweight formula makes it suitable for all skin types (especially for oily and/or acne-prone skin). The key with this sunscreen is you need to pat gently the product until its fully absorbed to bring out the skin goodness formulated in this sunscreen.
And we love that despite being a sunscreen, the formula won’t give off a white cast to the skin, instead, this tinted-moisturizer-sunscreen combo adapts well to every skin tone like a BB cream, giving your skin a sun-kissed glow perfect for summer.