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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.


Breakout for oily skin...I liked the way it evened out my skin tone. But I have oily skin and it made me break out. ...Covers redness and hyperpigmentation, no breakouts...My skin is super sensitive and this never makes me break out.

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


I love how silky it feels and it hasn't caused any breakouts for my acne prone, sensitive skin!...Won't cause breakouts!...I found this sunscreen really light! It doesn't feel greasy or sticky and hasn't made me break out.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 30 mineral sunscreen with antioxidant benefits and a matte finish that is ideal for normal to oily skin.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Sun protection

If you want to know more…
Free of skin-irritating chemicals, this non-greasy sunscreen simultaneously provides physical UV protection while giving skin a matte appearance.


I have acne prone skin. I have been on accutane to clear my skin and over the past year have been suffering from breakouts again (not as bad as before but still annoying). ...Although this product looks good on my skin, it is much thicker than what I'm used to and it caused me to break out.

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

MAC CosmeticsStudio Fix Fluid SPF 15

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2146496

Color: N4.5 - fair beige with neutral undertones for light skin

184 Reviews


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.


Fantastic sunscreen...So far, I haven't had any issues. I have very dry, acne prone skin and have not broken out from this product. 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.

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.


amazing sunscreen! no breakouts!...One of the rare sunscreens that I don’t breakout with....It’s ok. Makes me break out and makes my skin look super shiny. I guess it’s not the best for sensitive, oily, acne prone skin.

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

NUDESTIXNudescreen Daily Mineral Veil SPF 30

Size: 50mL·ITEM: 2554863

Color: Cool Dewy - tint Free

140 Reviews


I really enjoyed this spf product, it blends in nicely, doesn’t feel greasy/oily and it didn’t cause any break outs There was no white cast left behind, and sits great under makeup Definitely want to grab the warm , natural tint...Ok sunscreen...Pros: - Pump is easy to use and convenient - Moisturizing but not greasy - No white cast on my (light) skin Cons: - Pillled slightly when applied over my skincare products - Caused some small pimples I would only recommend this sunscreen if you dont plan on using many skincare products underneath it, and do not have acne prone skin.

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.


If you apply too much ( even the tiniest amount) your akin will get tacky and be prone to breakage...Definitely aborbs well, minimal white cast. So far no break outs. But the smell is kind of strange. I also think that 26 dollars for 0.7 oz is a bit steep so I am not sure how often I’d repurchase this.

What it is: A sheer skin protector that acts as a primer and provides SPF 30 protection while helping to shield skin from blue light.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Bush Clover Extract: Helps protect skin from free radicals and oxidative stress from blue light.
- Aloe Leaf Juice: Provides a moisturizing benefit that smooths skin.
- Squalane: Leaves skin soft without a greasy residue.

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


I'm fair skinned so I can see where this might not work for deeper skin tones. I'm not acne prone and it feels a little thick but I get no problems from it....I have also seen fewer blemishes, zits and blackheads. The only part I don't like, is the heavy lavender smell.

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


Caused break outs...The color correction worked great for my redness, but made me break out, have had clear skin for months until this product, returned asap....The color matches me at first but by the end of 3 hours, it had gone white in spots and made my pore very visible, which is a feat as I have very small pores. I got two very deep zits on my chin, too. That is not common for me.

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.

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