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What’s the Best Sunscreen for Combination Skin?

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Looking for the best sunscreen for combination skin? Check out your new SPF wardrobe below.

Having combination skin can be tricky business…parts of your skin are oily, while other parts of it are super dry. So, how does sunscreen fit into the mix? (Heck, you may have even assumed it wasn’t for you, at all!) Well, we’re here to tell you that you should be on the lookout for formulas that provide balanced benefits…and luckily, we’ve got a whole collection of just those…

For days when your skin is more dry than oily: Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

The beauty of our best-selling primer, Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, is that it works for all types of skin. But if you’re particularly trying to add some dewiness to your dry spots, Unseen will come to rescue. It won’t exacerbate any oily areas, and it will help smooth out any dryness.

Unseen is also a spectacular makeup primer, providing a beautiful natural finish for your foundation. It’s there to be a great base layer that will balance your skin, all while providing broad spectrum SPF 40 protection, as well as protection from blue light, thanks to red algae in the formula.

For the days when your skin is more oily than dry: 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40

As you know, every day can be a little different when you have combination skin. For the days when you wake up and your pores are looking a bit too large and you’re suddenly feeling super oily, 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40 is there for you. This is our counterpart to Unseen, a 100% mineral primer that leaves a smooth matte finish, while actually working to help reduce the appearance of pores.

Matte Screen uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to provide 100% mineral broad spectrum SPF 40 protection. (By nature, mineral actives are also a bit more drying and can work better with oily skin.) Oh, and you’ll also get blue light protection with Matte Screen, thanks to the butterfly bush extract in the formula.

For a super light-yet-hydrating option: Glow Stick SPF 50

If you’re looking for a sunscreen that’s hydrating but not too hydrating, Glow Stick will become your new best friend. This is our best-selling dry oil sunscreen stick that’s packed with oils — like buriti and tamanu oil — that were specifically chosen to provide serious glow without weighing skin down or clogging pores (it’s non-comedogenic). It’s totally glowing without being greasy.

We like to use Glow Stick as an overall broad spectrum sunscreen on days when we want our glow turned all the way up or as a great highlighter with SPF to accentuate our high points, like our cheekbones and our collarbone.

As a reapplication method: Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 or 100% Mineral Setting Powder SPF 45

You know you need to reapply your sunscreen around every two hours, right? Well, if not, then you do now! And we have two super easy options that allow you do so that work wonderfully with combination skin.

If your skin’s feeling dry, then chances are you may want to go the setting spray route…and ours, called Defense Refresh Setting Mist with SPF 50, is amazing. It helps lock in your makeup, all while topping you off with broad spectrum sun protection. And if you’re feeling oilier and need a dry powder to absorb shine, our 100% Mineral Setting Powder with SPF 45 is a cult-favorite to help reduce the appearance of excess oil, all while topping you off with sunscreen protection.

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