sunscreens for acne-prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for sunscreens for acne-prone skin.

If you have acne-prone skin, you know that the right skincare can make all the difference. But finding the right products can be tricky. The key is to find products that are gentle enough for your skin and effective enough to keep your acne at bay. Here are some of our favorite sunscreens for acne-prone skin.

tarteAmazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Size: 1.7 oz·ITEM: 759811

Color: Tan - for medium complexions with yellow undertones

2.6K Reviews

$42.00

I was looking for a medium coverage solution for my acne prone skin which has a tendency to break out easily. ...Very good quality and it doesn't make my acne prone skin worse!...Medium coverage for acne prone skin


✔ Normal

✔ Combination

✔ Dry

✔ Oily


What it is:

A tinted moisturizer and “no-makeup” makeup must-have for healthy-looking skin.

$38.00

Great for acne prone skin...I have very sensitive acne prone skin, and Sunvisor didn’t clog my pores at all. ...Never loved a sunscreen more!! I have dry, cystic acne prone skin, and this sunscreen just does it all!

What it is: A mineral-based SPF that’s equal parts clean and silky, Sunvisor absorbs easily into skin and guards against UV rays for a dewy complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Licorice: Brightening extract helps protect from discoloration after sun exposure.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Plumps and moisturizes for lasting hydration.
- Aloe Vera: Soothes irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free, reef-safe, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Supergoop!PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50

ITEM: 2329191

Size: 5.5 oz/ 162 mL

1.2K Reviews

$36.00

Not for acne prone skin...Good for the body, but not for acne prone skin on the face. I had severe breakouts after using this product....I use it everyday and I have not seen any signs of break outs or irritation on my skin..and I have acne prone skin! It's very thin, absorbs quickly, and leaves my skin glowy but not greasy.

What it is: A fast-absorbing, non-greasy sunscreen face & body lotion that hydrates skin & is water- & sweat-resistant for 80 minutes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sunflower Extract: Rich in beta carotene and helps protect your skin from external environmental elements.
- Rosemary Leaf Extract: Has a calming effect on the skin and is rich in antioxidants.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$62.00

I have been trying to find a gentle, effective moisturizer for my dry, acne prone skin for so long. I like that it is non comedogenic and it doesn't break me out. ...So amazing. I have very dry skin, but acne prone. So obviously, it extremely hard for me to find GOOD products that moisturize as well as not cause me to break out.

What it is: A high-performance moisturizer that defends skin against signs of premature aging and diminishes the appearance of aging.


Skin Type: Dry


Skincare Concerns: Dryness


Formulation: Cream


What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating moisturizer formula with broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen infuses skin with an intense surge of moisture for 24 hours.

Supergoop!Play! 100% Mineral SPF Stick

ITEM: 2689149

Size: .67 oz / 18.9 g

13 Reviews

$24.00

I appreciate a 100% mineral sunscreen stick since chemical sunscreens burn my skin. ...After multiple applications throughout the day it didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or itchy. I am acne prone and this stuff doesn't break me out.

What it is: A 100 percent-mineral sunscreen stick, made with olive fruit extract, to protect your face, ears, and lips.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Nourishing Blend of Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba, Olive, and Chia Seed Oils: Forms a shield to protect skin against the elements.
- Olive Polyphenols: Provide antioxidant protection.
- Mineral SPF 50: Protects against UVA and UVB rays.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Hydrating and easy to blend, this 100 percent-mineral, water-resistant formula pr

$36.00

Absolutely fantastic product for your face skin and also best for sunscreen before going to sunny climates for anyone with very beautiful white skins....I have acne prone skin and I haven't broken out since I started using this product

What it is: A luxuriously lightweight mineral sunscreen with an ultra-sheer tint that blends seamlessly into skin for a satin finish.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Zinc Oxide: A non-nano sunscreen that helps filter harmful UV rays.
- Mineral Pigments: Create a sheer tint that blends seamlessly into all skin tones.
- Oil-Absorbing Microspheres: Absorb surface oils to help visibly reduce shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and reef safe.

What Else You Need to Know: This silky liquid formula provides weig

$48.00

Amazing!! If you have acne prone skin highly recommend....I an loving this sunscreen! It’s the best for oily acne prone skin

What it is: A non-nano 100 percent mineral lightweight moisturizer that delivers broad-spectrum protection and lightweight hydration—perfect for sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lotion

$30.00

I have sensitive eyes, so I can only use mineral SPF on my face, but those tend to leave white cast... and this one does not leave any white cast! Also, my skin is acne prone, so it is pretty exciting that it does not cause any break outs for me. ...Applies EXACTLY like a chemical sunscreen, melts into the skin and absolutely no white cast!

What it is: A hydrating mineral SPF 30 moisturizer with antioxidants that protects skin against premature aging, dark spots and fine lines leaving no white cast.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture


Formulation: Lightweight Cream

$38.00

I appreciate that it’s fragrance free as I have sensitive, acne prone skin....Acne prone skin beware!...I have acne prone skin and was recommended this sunscreen by a Sephora employee.

What it is: A lightweight, 100 percent-mineral sunscreen lotion for face and body that's blendable, quick to absorb, gentle on sensitive skin, and perfect for a day of play.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Redness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Algae Extract: Protects against IRA (infrared-A) and reduces visible effects of free radicals.
- Tucuma Butter: Nourishes and protects skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

$40.00

Great sunscreen!...Understood the hype after trying it. I prefer mineral sunscreens because I have oily acne prone skin and it works better on me. ...Obsessed with this sunscreen!! I have sensitive acne-prone skin, and have experienced no inflammation or breakouts.

What it is: A sheer, weightless, scentless mineral sunscreen with expert SPF protection and a cloud-like formula recommended for sensitive skin that seamlessly blends with a natural finish.


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Acne and Blemishes


Formulation: Liquid


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Broad Spectrum Mineral SPF 40: Protects against UVA and UVB rays, includes 17.68% zinc oxide.

- Bamboo Extract: Known for its excellent antioxidant properties.

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