Sunscreen is an essential step in your daily (yes, daily) skin care regimen: it helps prevent premature aging, pigmentation, and UV damage. But along with these benefits comes a downside – pimples.
If, like me, sunscreen has a tendency to sit on top of your skin (hello white, chalky cast!), clog your pores and cause rash-like breakouts, then you’re in luck. We’ve compiled this guide to help you find your perfect sunscreen, so there’s no excuse for not slathering it on.
Keep scrolling to see which sunscreens made the cut.
Editor-approved sunscreens that won’t cause breakouts
Sunscreen mists are a clear choice for blemish-prone or sensitive complexions. This Supergoop! lightweight setting spray not only contains an SPF 50, but it also helps to control oil and shine.
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Mecca Cosmetica’s To Save Face SPF 30 Facial Sunscreen has been a staple in our beauty bags for months, thanks to its lightweight, non-greasy formula. It also blends pomegranate extract and vitamin E to calm and nourish the skin.
For the days we just can’t be bothered with makeup, this lightweight, tinted daywear cream is a great option. It will help even out your skin tone while providing sun protection. All this, coupled with the fact that it doesn’t break us out, makes it a clear winner in our book.
You may not have heard of La Roche-Posay, but once you try their products, you won’t go back. In particular, their non-perfumed, ultra-light Anthelios fluid offers SPF 50+ but feels completely weightless on the skin – a big plus! We think it’s the perfect option for everyday wear, as your foundation is sure to blend seamlessly on top of it.
Paraben-free, and synthetic fragrance-free, Ultraceuticals’ fast-absorbing Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser is designed to hydrate (and reduce the signs of aging!) without clogging pores or leaving an oily residue.