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sunscreens for acne

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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

$36.00

Breakout...I actually loved the color, it was a perfect match for my yellow undertone fair skin, BUT I hardly ever break out anymore, and since using this for 2 weeks have had consistent chin break outs every single day. ...Made me breakout...I do have sensitive and acne prone skin so there must be something in it that my skin didn't like.


✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Oily

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

$42.00

I have Normal skin. I get hormonal breakouts, however. But that’s all, I am not sensitive or anything like that, Ive only ever suffered with dark spots due to the hormonal breakouts so I started a new skincare routine and it was great until I started to use this, once i started using this sunscreen my entire face started getting filled with comedones which is now something I have to worry about treating. ...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.

DiorDreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Refill

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 g·ITEM: 2154649

Color: 000 Non-Tinted

40 Reviews

$42.00

I was looking for something that made me look and feel more put together without looking like I’m wearing makeup or feeling like I’m wearing makeup. I have very fair skin, which is prone to break outs and red spots. ...Just ok. It causes breakouts. I never break out with Dior products but this one was just major havoc on the skin.

What it is: A skincare compact that blurs the look of imperfections and helps minimize visible signs of aging, leaving skin looking flawless.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Pores, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Longoza Flower: Renowned for its exceptional, visibly age-defying effectiveness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban.

What Else You Need to Know: The formula visibly corrects an uneven complexion, dark spots, pores, redn

Supergoop!Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ with Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide

Size: 1.7 oz / 50 mL·ITEM: 2315158

Color: Sunrise - champagne

1.7K Reviews

$36.00

Love how it makes my face shine. Haven’t broken out yet and I’ve used for a few months. Wearing a mask does end up producing a pimple sometimes but a mask would do that regardless of wearing this sun screen...The glow stays glowy for hours, and I've been using it for a few weeks now and I've barely made a dent in the package! I have very acne prone skin and this is one of the only sunscreens I've tried that didn't make me 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.

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

Size: 1.69 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2344521

Color: Light-Medium

437 Reviews

$39.00

The balm also caused me to break out at first, but as I continued using the product the breakouts diminished. ...Not only did it blend like a dream, bit when applied I had a acne breakout and it covered them flawlessly. Skin looks luke skin and not matte or oily.

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.

$39.00

Caused break outs, greasy and creasy!...Whoa, breakouts! I’m 43 and rarely, if ever, break out but this caused major issues for my skin. ...My face already feels softer. I break out really easy and it has not caused any new break outs for me.

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is: A five-in-one long wear, vegan primer that can be used under (or instead of) foundation for smoother, brighter skin.

What it does:
This product hydrates, helps smooth fine lines, and works to correct dullness and enlarged pores. It provides lightweight, sheer coverage, while protecting your complexion with SPF 30. This formula also contains a triple-B complex to help brighten, smooth, and soften your skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:

$37.00

Best. Sunscreen. EVER....I have tried countless face SPF and every single one irritated or caused my very sensitive rosacea prone skin to break out. Not only does this not irritate my skin, it actually makes it look better instantly. ...Great for acne prone skin...I have very sensitive acne prone skin, and Sunvisor didn’t clog my pores at 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.

$35.00

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.

$20.00

Best sunscreen I've ever tried....I have super dry skin and I hate when sunscreens are greasy or dry my skin out. ...causes breakouts...It gives you a wonderful natural glow and your skin looks beautiful with it! However, it made me break out within a day of using it.

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.

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

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2557031

Color: 14W - light with warm golden undertone

817 Reviews

$29.00

It’s protectant and it looks so flawless in my skin! I have worn it everyday and no break outs...makes acne worse...looks great but always makes me break out after I use it which is very frustrating

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

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

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.

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