The 11 Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin

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Using sunscreen is a lot like eating vegetables: You know it’s good for you, you know you need it, you know your mom’s obsessed with it, and yet, ugh. Just ugh. Because sunscreen can be a weirdly intimidating product to slather on your skin, especially if you’ve ever dealt with sensitivity, oiliness, clogged pores, or, most frustrating of all, breakouts. We get it—if you have acne-prone skin, you absolutely do not need some thick, heavy, pore-clogging sunscreen destroying your already angry skin.

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Why is why we’ve dug through the trillions of sunscreens currently on the market to find the formulas that are truly worthy enough to hang with your acne-prone complexion—without making breaking you out—like sunscreens with anti-aging ingredients, mattifying finishes, and tinted formulas. Basically, you have no reason not to use sunscreen on your face this summer, which is a good thing, considering one person dies of melanoma every hour.

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Click through to see our favorite formulas—and get slathering!

A version of this article was originally published in May 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

$32 at tarte

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen
Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen

$40 at Sephora

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42

$34 at Shiseido

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55

$12.49 at Neutrogena

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen

$33.50 at La Roche-Posay

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Suntegrity "5 in 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen
Suntegrity "5 in 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen

$45 at Suntegrity

 

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45
EltaMD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45

$25; at EltaMD

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Avène Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face & Body)
Avène Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face & Body)

$30 at Avène

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Cōtz Sensitive SPF 40
Cōtz Sensitive SPF 40

$22.99 at Cōtz

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STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer

$48 at Murad

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  • STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen
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  • STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
  • STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • STYLECASTER | Best Sunscreens for Acne-Prone Skin | MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
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