Let’s be real here: When your skin feels oily, it’s tempting to skip sunscreen — even though you know the importance of wearing SPF protection under makeup every day. But finding the right sunscreen for your shine-prone skin can be a real struggle. That’s why we rounded up these six sunscreens for oily skin — they will keep your face grease-free, residue-free and most importantly, protected!  

Oil-Free

Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50

Not only does this sheer sunscreen contain anti-aging properties, but it’s also ultra light, oil-free, water resistant and leaves no white residue. It immediately absorbs into skin for a non-sticky, matte application and it’s perfect for daily use under makeup.

 

Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+

A sunscreen recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, this light but powerful oil-free option immediately absorbs into the skin for a weightless and shine-free feel. Also great for combo or breakout-prone skin types.

Matte Finish

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF50

A mattifying sunscreen is (more or less) a lifesaver to those with oily skin. This broad spectrum, 100 percent physical SPF is formulated with an oil-absorbing protective base to deliver a matte finish, even in hot and humid conditions. And it gets better … the weightless mousse texture dries to a powder finish for an even smoother makeup application.

 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral

The same way a powdered foundation absorbs oil, a mineral-based sunscreen works by leaving skin with a protective, matte veil. And to top it off, the virtually weightless formula is also paraben- and fragrance-free, so it’s even suitable for oily skin that’s ultra sensitive.

 

Antioxidant Rich

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

With the combined benefits of an oil-free and mattifying formula, the silky and non-greasy fluid also contains vitamin E to help prevent free-radical damage and skin aging.

 

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