If you have oily skin, you must have tried something like three hundred thousand sunscreens by now, looking for the perfect sunscreen for daily wear. I mean, is it too much to ask for a sunscreen that has it all? All we want is for it to be lightweight and non-greasy, to resist water and sweat, to be gentle around the eyes, to offer broad-spectrum protection, to leave no white cast at all… but is that too much? In all seriousness, sometimes it feels nearly impossible to find good sunscreens for oily skin. That is precisely where we come in.
Our Top 7 Sunscreens for Oily Skin
It’s easy to talk about oily skin as if it’s all the same, but the truth is that oily skin has plenty of different needs. Accordingly, we’re bringing you plenty of sunscreens to choose from: from ultralight textures that feel virtually weightless, to mattifying formulas that keep your skin looking matte all day long.
Eucerin Sun Oil Control Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+
Best affordable sunscreen for oily skin
We all love a great sunscreen that fits everyone’s budget here. Nonetheless, even though this is affordable, you’re not missing out on any key features here. This sunscreen even comes with a pump that dispenses the light lotion–and we do love a plump applicator. Once again, it doesn’t have any white cast, so it’s also perfect for dark complexions. Moreover, the fragrance-free formula makes it perfect for people with sensitive skin. Lastly, the finish is natural, so even though it’s not radiant, it’s also not matte.
Bioderma Photoderm Nude Touch SPF50+ Very Light Tint
Best mineral sunscreen for oily skin
It’s not easy to find a mineral-only sunscreen that is really suitable for oily complexions. However, Bioderma has done it with a glorious product. This one has three different shades, all with light coverage, and the finish is really matte. Another key point of this product is the fact that it contains salicylic acid, so it actually improves the skin over time.
ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Gel Sport Wet Skin SPF50+
Best sweat-resistant sunscreen for sports
Whether you’re a true sports fan or you just like to constantly dab in water during summer, this one might be just perfect for you. The light gel texture immediately sinks into the skin and the formula is both water and sweat-resistant. In addition, it can be applied to wet skin without compromising its efficacy. Subsequently, it’s just the perfect product to apply before exercising or getting wet, or even to reapply after you have run your 10k or just splashed in the water for an hour. Coupled with these, you also get a refreshing cooling effect from the gel, which is just what you need when you’re exercising.
Frezyderm Sunscreen Velvet Face SPF50+
Best sunscreen to wear under make-up
Frezyderm is the brand to go to if you’re looking for a sunscreen with a primer effect. In case you’re going to apply a foundation after your sunscreen, then this sunscreen is definitely the answer for you. The velvety formula instantly sinks into the skin and provides an even palette for you to apply your best make-up skills. No pilling or make-up sliding throughout the day.
Heliocare 360 Water Gel SPF50+
Best sunscreen with an ultralight texture
If you’re looking for a sunscreen with a super, super, super fluid texture, try this one from Heliocare. With a light texture that is still hydrating, this sunscreen offers very high protection against UVA/UVB, visible light, and IR radiation. The high concentration of Fernblock+ offers an extra antioxidant action, which helps maintain the health and well-being of the skin.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Oil Correct Daily Gel-Cream SPF50+
Best sunscreen for oily acne-prone skin
A 2022 launch, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Oil Correct offers very high protection tailored to the needs of oily and acne-prone skin. With salicylic acid to help clear out pores, niacinamide to minimize skin imperfections, and zinc to provide an anti-inflammatory action, this sunscreen is the ideal daily companion for skin that struggles with blemishes, spots, and excess oil. The lightweight, non-oily texture is also a winner: not only does it let the skin breathe, it also provides a mattifying effect!
SVR Sun Secure Fluide Invisible Finish Dry Touch Lotion SPF50+
Best for the entire family
If you’re looking for that one sunscreen that fits all, this might just be the answer. Accordingly, the fluid texture spreads easily and is instantly absorbed by the skin. However, the biggest plus of this sunscreen is that it can be used by the entire family, including the little ones.
These are some of our best sunscreens for oily skin–but they’re not the only sunscreens we offer! If you’d like to explore more options, make sure to look through our full selection of sunscreens in the shop. Who knows if you won’t find your next favorite product!
Head of Content at Care to Beauty