19 Best Sunscreens for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin


So no more excuses for not wearing it, okay?

There are several milestones you must pass to be a functioning adult in today’s society: 1. paying bills on time, 2. feeding yourself something other than dry cereal, and 3. applying sunscreen to your face every single day. Sure, this list may be totally biased, but, hey, I’m a beauty editor, and skin cancer (and premature wrinkles) is a real thing. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, though, you’re probably on the anti-SPF bus, thanks to a lifetime of dealing with greasy, heavy, and pore-clogging formulas. But I’m here today to tell you that lightweight, non-shiny, and mattifying sunscreens really do exist for your oily, acne-prone skin, and I’ve found the best of them. Check out these 19 best sunscreens for oily skin and acne-prone, below, that won’t leave your face looking like a slick mess.

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

This barely there sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin applies clear and dries down to a velvety finish, looking (and feeling) like absolutely nothing on your face. Plus, it’s fast-absorbing, so no need to worry about oil slicks by noon.

First Aid Beauty Weightless Liquid Mineral SPF 30

If you’re in the market for a new mineral sunscreen for your oily skin, give this zinc-based option from First Aid Beauty a try. True to its name, the formula is totally weightless, soaks in fast, and helps protect skin from harmful UVA and UVA rays with SPF 30.

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