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7 Oil-Free Sunscreens You Won’t Hate Putting On

There’s a fine line between skincare that makes you look dewy and skincare that makes you look (and feel) greasy. Sunscreen often straddles that fine line. Some formulas leave a powdery white cast on deeper complexions; others make your pores look like they’ve been dunked in a deep frier. Neither of those side effects are cute, but what’s really not cute is skipping out on protecting your skin from the sun — so finding the right sunscreen is crucial.

If you can’t commit to a formula in fear that your makeup will melt off midday, try opting for something oil-free. Fortunately, some of our favourite brands have mastered effective sun protection without the slick, greasy feeling. From dermatologist-approved pumps to hydrating moisturisers, we rounded up some of our favourites, ahead.


Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Dermatologists (and Zac Efron) swear by Elta MD because of its no-frills approach to protection. This formula in particular has SPF 46 to shield your face from UVA and UVB rays, with a sheer finish and nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid to ensure your skin never turns pasty.

Elta MD UV Clear Tinted Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF, $, available at Amazon


Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF 50

If dewy isn’t your thing, try a formula that sets to a matte finish. This dermatologist-loved product boasts broad spectrum protection to defend your skin against UV rays and infrared radiation. It acts like Velcro under makeup and doesn’t pill.

Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF 50, $, available at Face The Future


La Roche Posay Clear Skin Oil Free Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel

Sunscreen-induced breakouts are a non-issue with this oil-free, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free favourite. The inclusion of La Roche-Posay’s proprietary thermal spring water is especially good for irritation-prone skin.

la roche posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Cream Gel SPF50+, $, available at Boots


CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF25

Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides make this sunscreen the ideal daily moisturiser, in addition to providing strong SPF 50 defence.

CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF25, $, available at FeelUnique


Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF30 30ml

Don’t let the word ‘mineral’ put you off. The silky formula glides over dry skin and doesn’t leave behind a greasy or white cast. It also moisturises skin without making it feeling clogged.

Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF50, $, available at LookFantastic


Neutrogena Hydroboost Non-Greasy Sunscreen Lotion

Thanks to the transparent formula, a nickel-sized drop of this formula absorbs right into the skin without rubbing it in for five minutes. It’ll never make skin look chalky, and the cooling gel texture is especially satisfying if you’ve been out in the sun.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield SPF Moisturiser, $, available at LookFantastic


Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30

If you prefer to keep your base matte, try this shine-free formula, which contains caffeine and niacinamide to soothe inflammation without leaving behind a heavy, greasy feel.

Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30, $, available at FeelUnique


Credit: Original article published here.

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