It is extremely important to wear SPF sunscreen every day as it will help protect your skin and create a barrier against unprotected exposure to UVA/UVB rays which can cause skin damage and premature ageing. By choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF30 or more, you can help shield your delicate skin from harmful environmental aggressors. Here, we have rounded up the very best SPF sunscreens for your face which are formulated to work best for those with oily skin.
What to look for with SPF for oily skin
SPF sunscreens are available in a range of formulations from gels to powders and do not need to be heavy, greasy formulas that block your pores and cause breakouts. If you have oily skin, your sebaceous glands are overactive and produce more sebum, therefore, your skin becomes shiny and oily more easily.
With this in mind, you may be looking for an SPF sunscreen that helps keep your skin looking matte. There are many oil-free SPF sunscreens that are labelled non-comedogenic which means they contain ingredients that won't clog or block the pores on your skin.
The Best SPF Sunscreen For Oily Skin
- Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect
- Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Sensitive Skin Face Cream Strong Sun
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturiser For Face Spf 15
- Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel Cream SPF 50+
- Olay Luminous Whip Niacinamide Light as Air SPF30 Moisturiser Face Cream for Glowing Skin
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist
- REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral
1.Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF30 50mlShield and protect your skin from blue light, infrared and UV rays with the Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect. Our customers love that the lightweight texture and ultra-hydrating formula isn’t thick or greasy when applied. The formulation is powered by Moringa Extract to shield your skin from environmental pollutants, and Theobroma Cocoa Seed Extract to protect your skin from harmful blue light that comes from our phones and computer screens. For intense anti-ageing benefits, Carnosine is a powerful peptide that repairs collagen in the skin, plumping the surface to prevent the formation of wrinkles.
2.Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Sensitive Skin Face Sun Protection 50mlProtect and prepare your skin from sun exposure with the Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Sensitive Skin Face Cream Strong Sun. This innovative formulation protects your skin against UVA/UVB rays and photo-ageing. This gentle formulation is ideal for sensitive skin types including very fair skin and easily sunburned skin.
3.Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturiser For Face Spf 15 (50ml)For those who love the classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, we recommend trying the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturiser For Face Spf 15. Packed with all the benefits of the original, the SPF15 formulation protects your skin from the effects of extreme weather and climate changes while SPF15 shields all skin types from the harmful effects of the sun.
4.Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel Cream SPF 50+ 50mlLooking to control the excess oil excreted by your oily skin type? Choose the Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel Cream SPF 50+. Keep shine at bay with the lightweight SPF featuring a non-greasy texture. Absorbent micro-particles and L-Carnitine in its innovative Oil Control technology, the cream promises a dry-touch feel with a matte effect. With an incredibly high SPF 50+, your skin will be shielded from both UVA and UVB rays as well as HEVIS (high-energy visible) light. Our customers love that this SPF is also ideal for those with combination skin.
5.Olay Luminous Whip Niacinamide Light as Air SPF30 Moisturiser Face Cream for Glowing Skin 50mlTreat your skin to intense hydration and UVA protection with the Olay Luminous Whip Niacinamide Light as Air SPF30 Moisturiser Face Cream for Glowing Skin. By transforming from a cream to a liquid as soon as it touches your skin, the consistency ensures deep hydration. This SPF is infused with Niacinamide to restore and replenish the skin, supporting its natural regeneration processes. What’s more, SolaSheer Technology helps to repair and protect your visage, offering the protection of sunscreen without leaving a white or oily residue.
6.La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist 75mlCreated specifically for blemish-prone skin, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist offers exceptionally high, broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Fortified with Airlicium (a breakthrough ingredient used by NASA), the non-greasy spray forms an invisible, breathable veil over skin to ensure a long-lasting matte finish with no white marks visible. Our customers love this because it doesn’t leave your face looking in any way shiny.
7.REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 50mlThe REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral is a silicone-free formula, created with naturally-derived ingredients, that offer broad-spectrum UVA/UVB and blue light defence. Formulated especially for daily use, this SPF is gentle on even the most sensitive skin types. This SPF is powered by 22% non-nano, naturally sourced Zinc Oxide and forms a protective shield that sits on the skin’s surface. This helps form a non-comedogenic barrier that intercepts the sun’s harmful rays and environmental pollutants without causing any uncomfortable irritation.