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sunscreens for acne-prone skin

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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


I have super dry but also very breakout prone skin. This protects it with spf and vitamins plus keeps my skin looking healthy and dewy all day. ...I was looking for a medium coverage solution for my acne prone skin which has a tendency to break out easily. ...Medium coverage for acne prone skin

✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Oily

What it is:
An oil-free, multitasking tinted moisturizer that hydrates, brightens, treats, and protects skin.


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.


Not for acne-prone...I loved it but unfortunately it caused me break-out after 2 days of using it. I have acne-prone skin...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.

What it is: A fast-absorbing, non-greasy, water- and sweat-resistant, and broad-spectrum SPF 50 lotion for the face and body.

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.

Dr. Jart+BB Dis-A-Pore Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Size: 1.69 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2344539

Color: Medium-Deep

445 Reviews


Wow, I’ve used a lot of BB and CC creams because I have acne prone skin and foundation always clogs my pores, and i LOVE this one. ...I have combination acne prone very sensitive skin, light/medium. This Bb cream gives light buildable coverage.

What it is: A cream is that designed to blur the look of imperfections, minimize the appearance of pores, and leaves a beautiful soft-matte finish on the skin.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Oiliness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Okra Fruit Extract: Contains rich vitamins that address free radicals in the skin and maintain visible strength and firmness for a smooth, even-looking texture.
- Mastic Gum and Non-Nano Powder Particles: Target visible signs of aging and support natural sebum on the skin’s surface, keeping it looking soft.


Flawless Skin...First of all, I have combo/sensitive acne-prone skin, large pores, and redness. My skin is pretty dry (patches etc.) but gets slick like it's oily. ...Fantastic sunscreen! I work outside and have acne prone skin this does not irritate my skin or sweat off into my eyes.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Dry

What it is:
An illuminating, color-correcting and skin-blending tinted moisturizer that provides a flawless complexion while defending skin against harmful free radicals and UVA/UVB rays with broad-spectrum SPF 40 protection.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Redness

If you want to know more…
Color correct, hydrate, and cover up in one easy step. This color correcting, tinted hydrator contains all-physical broad-spectrum protection in SPF 40, available in two blendable shades for all skin types.

Rare Beauty by Selena GomezPositive Light Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2557213

Color: 34W - medium with warm undertone

1K Reviews


great for everyday use, this evens out complexion without it looking like too much. i have acne prone skin and I haven’t seen any problems with this...Not the best for sensitive acne prone skin!...It also felt a bit drying on my cheeks and I do not have dry skin, so not sure what that is about. If you have sensitive or acne prone skin, I would probably avoid this!

What it is: A flexible tinted moisturizer that immediately blurs skin with glowy, light to medium coverage, all while hydrating and protecting skin from the sun.

Coverage: Light



SPF: SPF 30 and under

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Think no-makeup makeup in a bottle. This weightless, breathable, tinted formula blends like moisturizer into a blurred, hydrated, naturally radiant, and non-sticky finish that lasts. With built-in sun protection plus vitamin E, it moves with your skin, wearing evenly in 24 flexible shades. This tinted moisturizer is noncomedogenic.


Dry, acne prone skin & makeup wearer...I use a lot active acids so using sunscreen is a must so finding one made for acne prone skin has been a life changer. ...I have combination and acne prone skin. I was looking for a moisturizer that had spf and good for acne prone skin.

What it is: A sheer, shine-free fluid sunscreen for acne-prone skin that minimizes the look of pores, absorbs excess oil, and visibly calms redness caused by breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+: Shields skin from the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays.
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol): A research-backed antioxidant that supports skin’s environmental defenses.
- Chamomile (Matricaria) Flower Extract: Visibly soothes acne-related redness.


I have been on the lookout for a high SPF mineral sunscreen that doesn't cause breakouts on my acne-prone skin and this is it! ...Honestly one of the best beauty product finds ever. I have acne prone skin and resort to wearing foundation daily.

What it is: An all-mineral water-resistant sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 45 for sensitive skin that nourishes, comforts, and addresses redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- All-Mineral Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide): Protects skin from age-causing UVA/UVB rays.
- Safflower Extract and Vitamins C and E: Nourish and comfort sensitive skin.
- Universal Vanishing Tint: Visibly neutralizes redness and blends into most skin tones.

tarteBB blur tinted moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Size: 1 fl oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413029

Color: Deep - deep skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

3.5K Reviews


I love the feel of it, and it doesn't make my acne-prone skin break out. I am normally between medium- and light, with olive golden undertones, and light made me look like a ghost. ...Love the way it feels, super light weight and feels so soft. Does not make me breakout either and I have acne prone skin. Love this product!!

What it is: A revolutionary matte, tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 for a no-makeup look.

Coverage: Medium



SPF: 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Delivers better, longer, truer wear.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrates.
- Vitamin E: Is a natural preservative with soothing, emollient, and antioxidant properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This skincare-infused multitasker with broad-spectrum SPF 30 delivers medium coverage with a blurred matte fi


It adds the perfect amount of glow and color to my skin. I do not have acne prone skin so I haven’t had issues with breakouts, but I’ve known some people to have that problem so be aware it you’re prone to acne....It adds a nice glow to my dull skin. I have acne prone skin and didn’t have a problem with this making my skin oily or break out.

What it is: A hydrating, makeup-gripping primer with SPF 40 and blue-light protection that has a pearlescent finish to leave skin luminous with a instant glow.

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Dryness, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5: Help boost moisture in the skin, leaving it feeling soft and nurtured.
- Sea Lavender: Provides powerful antioxidant protection while also supporting long-lasting hydration.
- Cocoa Peptides: Help protect the skin from blue-light damage.

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

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