Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin

If you are hesitant to administer anything potentially sticky and pore-clogging to your skin, you will be relieved to learn that there are actually sunscreens out there that won't leave you feeling suffocated, shiny, or broken-out. Whether you are a fan of powder sunscreen or prefer a lotion that dries matte, we've got your covered, literally. We tapped dermatologists for their picks for people with oily skin, and discovered an arsenal of safe, non-greasy options to protect skin without irritating it, so that you'll never have an excuse not to lather up.

Best for Sensitive Skin

EltaMD untinted

EltaMD tinted

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

When you have sensitive skin, mineral sunscreen is always going to be your best bet. Minerals such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide sit on top of your skin to block out the sun, and are less likely to cause any kind of potential irritation than chemical blockers. This sunscreen lotion is non-greasy, -free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. Also, it has plenty of other good-for-your-skin ingredients, like vitamin E, gently exfoliating lactic acid, and antiinflammatory niacinamide to help calm redness.

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It is, also, available in tinted formula for every day UVA and UVB sun protection.

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La Roche Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk Body & Face Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 60

Non-greasy, fast-absorbing texture leaves skin hydrated and smooth with a velvety texture. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Paraben and Oxybenzone free.

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Best Lightweight


Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

This lightweight sunscreen, it's not only oil-free but also weightless, scentless, and clear. Although it's great for all skin types, we especially like it for oily skin types thanks to its completely invisible texture. Still, it packs a punch in terms of protection, guarding not only against UVA and UVB rays but also blue light, the type of light emitted from all of our electronic devices—which many of the latest studies show may be potentially damaging. As if all of that weren't enough, it has a matte finish and layers beautifully under makeup. Devoted fans love both how it looks and feels on their skin.

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Replenix Antioxidant Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 50

This moisturizing sunscreen with Zinc Oxide and powerful antioxidants (Green Tea Polyphenols, Caffeine USP, Silymarin, Bisabolol, Ectoin, Vitamin E), provides superior UVA/UVB protection. It is sheer, fast absorbing sunscreen, excellent as a makeup primer.

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Most Trusted Sunscreen


Coppertone Defend & Care Oil Free Sunscreen Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This sunscreen is hypoallergenic and delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without clogging your pores or causing breakouts. Leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth, it is fragrance-free and water resistant (80 minutes). Also, voted Most Trusted Sunscreen brand by American shoppers based on the 2020 BrandSpark American Trust Study. What's not to love?

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Best Lightweight


Menturm Verdio UV Moisture Milk

Do you love Japanese sunscreen? then, this is for you!This absorbs so easily, like a lightweight moisturizer!

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Best under Makeup


CANMAKE Mermaid Skin Gel

This gel is so lightweight and works beautifully under makeup, leaving a pleasant dewy effect, with no smell whatsoever! It doesn't look or feel greasy (important for oily skin), and it absorbs into the skin. Unfortunately, if you have dark skin you will notice a light white cast, but under makeup it will be fine!

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Best for Dark Skin

Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Formulated by women of color for people of color, this SPF 30 is filled with natural ingredients that are good for your skin like avocado, jojoba, cacao, and vitamin C rich carrot juice, which soothe and even out skin. There's also that prevents irritation from sunburns. Free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, toxins commonly found in sunscreen, this pick is great for everyday protection. Bonus points that it dries clear and without a greasy residue.

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