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What’s the Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin?

best sunscreen for oily skin

Oily skin and sunscreen used to be mortal enemies. But that was before Supergoop! came into the game and created products that work so well with skin that tends to produce extra oil. Behold, the best sunscreen for oily skin.

If you have oily skin, you may have avoided sunscreen at all costs. You probably even have had a negative experience with a sunscreen in the past that made you break out or made your skin even oilier than it was before. But, it’s time to change all of that. Because all skin types — from super dry to super oily — need to wear sunscreen every day to protect from skin cancer and help prevent the signs of aging.

Here are the best sunscreens for oily skin (and we can almost guarantee these won’t break you out!).

sunscreen for oily skin

Your light lotion base layer: Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40

As a general rule, if you have oily (and/or acne-prone skin), you should probably seek out 100% mineral or mineral-based sunscreens. That’s because mineral sunscreen actives work better with oil and can act as a drying agent. And zinc oxide, in particular, is known to work amazingly with acne-prone skin.

Our 100% mineral daily lotion, Zincscreen, only uses zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum SPF 40 protection. It was made specifically for the above skin types and won’t make oily skin any oiler. In fact, it may help contain excess oil. The pretty pint-hued formula blends easily into most skin tones.

Your makeup primer: Smooth & Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40

If you’re the makeup-wearing type, you won’t find a better does-it-all primer than Matte Screen. This primer uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (both mineral) as its sunscreen actives and the result is a super smooth texture that helps reduce any oily sheen. It has a translucent tint that looks great on a multitude of skin tones and also works to blur the appearance of pores, redness and blemishes.

Your reapplication tool: 100% Mineral Setting Powder SPF 45

It’s super important that you reapply your sunscreen throughout the day (around every two hours) because sunscreen naturally fades over time and you need to add back that protective layer.

We’ve created a 100% Mineral Setting Powder to add SPF 45 protection. It works wonderfully with oily skin to reduce shine and absorb excess oils… Sunscreen that actually helps get rid of oil? Yes, please!

+Still nervous to wear sunscreen on your oily skin? Ask us any lingering questions below!