The 6 Best Sunscreens For Oily Skin Types

The 6 Best Sunscreens For Oily Skin Types

It goes without saying that if a skin care product is triggering breakouts, we immediately forgo it from our routine. No questions asked. And for oily skin types, this is all too real when it comes to wearing SPF. 

Lucky for us, we no longer have to sacrifice sun damage for unclogged pores and oily skin can co-exist in perfect harmony with a daily application of sunscreen – you just need to pick the right one. 

So to discover which SPFs have been specifically formulated to control excess sebum and leave you with a non-greasy, matte-finish, we’ve created a roundup of the best sunscreens for oily skin…

Cetaphil Sun Ultra-light Lotion SPF50+

Cetaphil’s Sun Ultra-light Lotion SPF50+ offers an ultra-lightweight, oil-free and non-greasy formula that is water-resistant for up to four hours. Plus, the inclusion of vitamin E helps to hydrate and nourish problematic skin. 

“I have usually acne prone, sensitive skin and it doesn’t cause breakouts or redness.” – Geezlouise

$15.99 at Chemist Warehouse


La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch SPF 50+

This pick is ideal for those with acne-prone, sensitive or sun-intolerant skin. La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch SPF 50+ has been formulated with an anti-sweat molecule to absorb up to 150x its volume in sebum and leave a matte, non-sticky finish. 

“The sunscreen never gives me an oily finish even after a long day. i’ve been using this product for 10 months and still have nothing bad to say about it!” – sarahnicol1

$27.47 at Adore Beauty


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF50+ offers a unique dry-to-the-touch consistency that guarantees protection from both the sun and potential breakouts. 

“This is by far my favourite facial sunscreen I’ve ever used. I’ve used it for about 4 years now and never had an issue.” -Demstro 

$11.69 at Chemist Warehouse

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+

The SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+ contains an oil-absorbing base that soaks up excess pore-clogging sebum. It’s an ideal match for acne-sufferers looking for a daily SPF that won’t trigger a reaction. 

“I loved that this product did not make my skin oily. I also love to use this as a base for my makeup and sometime use it instead of my primer.” – Chan Mac 

$55 at Adore Beauty

Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+

Fight the signs of ageing and leave oily skin with a veil of UV protection that won’t trigger extra shine. Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense is non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested and suitable for all skin types.

$64.50 at Strawberry Net


CLINIQUE Super City Block SPF 30+

To be worn alone or as a primer under makeup, Clinique’s Super City Block balances out uneven skin tones and offers weightless protection against UVA and UVB rays. 

“It does not leave a greasy feel on your face and provides excellent sun protection with a very natural, light coverage.” – Sisalo

$42 at Myer


Have you tried any of these sunscreens? What are your favourite sunscreens for oily skin?

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