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Sunscreen for Acne-Prone Skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Sunscreen for Acne-Prone Skin.

If you have acne-prone skin, you may be looking for the best way to protect it from the sun's harmful rays. A good sunscreen is essential to keeping your skin clear and healthy. Here are some of the best options.


I have acne prone skin and it doesn’t causes any acne. With a very good primer (not matte) this product has a good effect...It doesn’t get better for acne prone skin, it’s light it’s oil free and has SPF and for my acne prone skin

What it is: An oil-free, color-correcting, full-coverage foundation with SPF 40 sunscreen for a youthful-looking glow and up to 12-hour matte finish. Coverage: Full Finish: Matte Formulation: Cream SPF: SPF over 30


If I re-apply it can get a bit thick but it's great for my redness and acne scars. I use tretinoin so this is one of the only sunscreens that doesn't further irritate me...Incredible Sunscreen...Never greasy and works wonders for acne prone skin!! Highly recommend!!!

What it is: A tinted, broad-spectrum SPF 45 cream that provides mineral-based, water-resistant (up to 40 minutes) UV protection suitable for sensitive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Broad Spectrum SPF 45: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide mineral-based UV protection.
- Safflower Extract and Vitamins C and E: Help nourish and hydrate the look of skin.
- Universal Vanishing Tint and Diamond Powder: Help neutralize the look of redness and give skin a radiant finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates

MAC CosmeticsStudio Fix Fluid SPF 15

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2093870

Color: NW45 - medium mahogany with rosy undertones for medium to dark skin

211 Reviews


It's a good foundation for oily skin, but can look heavy and cakey if your skin is not moisturized well....Only foundation what doesn't make my acne prone skim break out. Amazing long-wear full coverage application, best results when applied with sponge or stippled on

What it is: A modern, shine-controlling foundation that provides a natural-matte finish and medium-to-full, buildable coverage.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


What Else You Need to Know: M·A·C put Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 to the ultimate test of seeing how long it wears and, not surprisingly, the formula lasts for up to a full 24 hours.


My favourite tinted sunscreen...I love this tinted sunscreen, I have oily/acne prone skin and it doesn’t make it look oily like most sunscreens do! ...Would repurchase I wear medium blends nicely Skin type: dry/combo combo/oily acne prone(cystic)

What it is:
A daytime sunscreen that protects against UV rays, prevents the appearance of dark spots and premature signs of aging, and protects from discomfort and redness.

What it is formulated to do:
Perfect multiprotection for the city. Effective and invisible on the skin, this UV 50 sunscreen protects against the harmful effects of UV rays, free radicals, and pollution to preserve youth, luminosity, and even tone of the skin. The powerful formula helps prevent the formation of dark spots while maintaining healthy-looking skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

NUDESTIXNudescreen Daily Mineral Face Veil SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz / 50 mL·ITEM: 2554871

Color: Warm

392 Reviews


Best sunscreen...Amazing! If you have dry skin and you are also sensitive and acne prone, this is worth buying.

What it is: A light, hydrating, and oil-free SPF lotion, rich in vegan-powered extracts to help protect against free radicals as well as blue light.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Purple Tea Extract: Antioxidants defend against free radicals.
- Green Algae Extract: A natural source of niacinamide that provides moisturizing properties.
- Passionflower Extract: Protects the skin from the adverse effects of atmospheric pollutants.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.


But a bit heavy feeling and caused me to break out. I’m not generally acne prone but I do have sensitive skin....I LOVE this stuff. My skin is dry and acne prone, acne rosacea runs in my family, and I always have redness around my nose.

What it is: A bestselling green-to-beige SPF cream that rapidly neutralizes visible redness, evens the appearance of skin tone, and has a natural-looking finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mineral Sunscreen (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide): Forms a protective barrier that reflects UV rays, shielding skin from sun damage.

What Else You Need to Know: For centuries, tigers in the Asian wetlands have rolled around in Centella asiatica (AKA tiger grass or cica) to help heal their wounds. Taking inspiration from the tigers, this K-Beauty fave utilizes visibly reparative tiger grass to soothe, calm, and moisturize skin.


works, but too greasy for acne-prone skin...It does what it says and I desperately want to love it, but the formula is too greasy and clogs my pores if I use it too often. If you have acne-prone skin I wouldn’t recommend this product....Not for acne-prone skin...Covers up redness and leaves skin looking fresh and dewy - unfortunately, it made me breakout :(

What it is: A bestselling green-to-beige SPF cream that rapidly neutralizes visible redness, evens the appearance of skin tone, and has a natural-looking finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


best for acne prone skin...I was looking for a cruelty free sunscreen, that wouldn't break me out and so far, this one is doing a really good job keeping my pimples at bay, while giving me a nice soft finish on the skin. really good product....My favorite thing about this product was that it was light weight! I have oily and acne prone skin so heavy creams dont agree well with my skin but this ones not bad!

What it is: An oil-absorbing moisturizer with a matte finish that protects acne-prone skin from UV rays and environmental pollutants—without clogging pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Willow Bark and Green Tea Extract: Calm the irritating effects of pollution on breakout-prone skin.
- Tapioca: Absorbs shine.


This product not only perfects your skin and cancel redness, but it’s the best face sunscreen I’ve tried so far. ...Finally a sunscreen that doesn’t break me out!!!!!...Finally found a sunscreen that doesn’t break out out my acne prone skin.

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, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Zinc Oxide: Is a non-nano sunscreen that filters 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 fo


Best sunscreen...Not heavy, doesn’t give white cast and best for acne prone skin...This is the best sunscreen I've ever tried. I have acne prone skin, and I typically develop pigmented scars after a breakout, so it's important for me to protect my skin to aid in the healing process.

What it is: A high-protection, antioxidant-rich sunscreen suitable for all types of skin—even the most sensitive.

Skin Type: Normal

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Olive: Protects from free radicals and revitalizes skin‘s appearance.
- Senna: Protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
- Baobab: Enhances protection against UV rays.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product also comes in recyclable packaging and is reef safe.

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