Best Sunscreens For Oily and Acne Prone Skin

Are You Afraid Sunscreen Will Break You Out?

sunscreenIf your main reason for skimping on sunscreen is your fear that it will cause blemishes and make you look greasy – you are not alone.  According to dermatologists, these are the top two reasons why women skip out on sunscreen. But by eliminating the most potent anti aging product we have at our disposal you open yourself up to the risk of melanoma, premature aging, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation and the like. Fear no more as I have complied a list of the 10 Best Sunscreens for Oily and Acne Prone skin based on my own personal quest to find my holy grail sunscreen.

Jack Black Performance Remedy Oil-Free Sun Guard SPF 45


Steal your boyfriend’s sunscreen! Jack Black is the quintessential men’s grooming line who have come up with one of the best chemical/physical sunscreens ever!! This oil free broad spectrum sunscreen performs in extreme conditions and absorbs quickly, with no greasy residue.  It is infused with vitamins, natural botanicals, resists perspiration and does NOT drip into eyes. Performance Remedy is a vegan formula, dermatologists tested and contains certified organic ingredients. No parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes or fragrances are included. This is a steal!! $21.00


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Clarins UV Plus HP Day Screen High Protection Tint SPF 40



This sunscreen protects against harsh rays while it diminishes imperfections with multitasking day screen for gorgeous, healthy skin.  The lightweight form blocks with 100% mineral filters while melon extracts neutralize free radicals and protects against damage.  It absorbs easily and does not produce a shine or whitish cast making it great for women of color and for use as a primer under foundation. This is a favorite of those with oily and acne prone skin. $38.52 @


Shiseido Urban Environment Oil Free UV Protector SPF 42

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil Free UV Protector SPF 42


This ultra light formula spreads easily and contains mineral powders and herbal extracts to minimize the appearance of pores and maintain a shine free finish.  It provides anti aging UVA+UVB protection and safeguards against over production of sebum. Those with oily skin claim that this sunscreen does not break them out and works great under makeup. $24.45 @


Obagi Nuderm Healthy Skin Protection

obagi nuderm healthy skin protection


This daily sunscreen with micronized zinc oxide shields skin from UVA+UVB damage, lessens acne flares, signs of premature aging and future photo damage.  It is oil free, fragrance free, and fast absorbing. It leaves a matte finish making it perfect for use under makeup. $36.00 @



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Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50


This oil free sunscreen for the acne prone provides broad spectrum protection.  It is recommended by dermatologists for people on systemic and topical acne medication.  It is very light and sheer with an added tint that helps reduce the white cast. Reviews all over the internet praise this formula. $24.50 @



Elta MD Skincare UV Clear SPF 46

elta MD UV clear spf 46


Elta MD Skincare is a lightweight oil free formulation that provides broad spectrum UVA+UVB protection and can be worn alone or under makeup.  It calms and soothes skin and is ideal for sensitive or acne prone complexions. Recommended by dermatologists for adult acne, this paraben free lotion also has niacinamide which calms skin and provides anti aging benefits. $26.00 @  

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Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF 30

Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF 30


The Kimberly Sayer of London collection is a true fusion of organic beauty and science.  Great for use under makeup or alone, this formulation minimizes oily surface shine while giving a smooth and even appearance.  It is easily absorbed, light weight and won’t clog pores.  Lemon oil is key ingredient used to detoxify skin, minimize oil production and dry up acne. This non toxic sunblock is derived from titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to offer complete protection from the sun without irritating even the most sensitive skin.

$32.00 @



New Loreal Sublime Sun SPF 50

New Loreal Sublime Sun SPF 50


This virtually weightless lotion is flying off shelves,receiving rave reviews from users.  It is instantly absorbed, is invisible under makeup and leaves skin silky soft.  It is water resistant,sweat resistant, oil free and non pore clogging. The broad spectrum sun protection is infused with skin improving  Vit E and white grape seed. 1.7oz $9.89 @




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Blue Lizard  SPF 30+ 

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen


Thunder from Down Under! This oil free moisturizer is enhanced with hyaluronic acid, caffeine, green tea, Vit E and micronized zinc oxide. Those with sensitive and or acne prone skin love it as it doesn’t irritate or cause breakouts.  However it can leave a slight whitish cast on the face which mostly disappers after being rubbed in.  A total bargain for 5 oz $19.39 @




Bull Frog Water Armor Quik Gel SPF 50

Bull Frog Water Armor Quik Gel SPF 50


Quik Gel provides broad spectrum UVA+UVB protection.  It is water resistant up to 80 min, goes on clear, dries quickly and being oil free suitable for acne prone skin. It is non greasy and users say it is great under makeup due to its slightly mattifying effect. This is a great choice for those who are very active. 5 oz $14.94 @




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