Five Sun Creams For Acne-Prone Skin

Sun safety should never be compromised for the sake of ‘good skin’, but, for those suffering with acne (or even monthly breakout patterns) you’ll know the struggle of sun cream making it that much worse.

The ingredients to try to avoid in sun creams if you’re going through a bout of spots this summer are benzophenones (such as oxybenzone), cinnamates, octocrylene, certain preservatives. To make the process of finding the fit for your unique skin, we have selected the top five sun creams that will be kind to your skin in more ways than protecting from UV rays available now.


Bioderma, Hy-drabio Eu de Soin Anti-UV Mist SPF 30, £9.50

This long-lasting option ticks the boxes of being fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and oil free which eliminates any potential pore clogging. It’s also an innovative formula – a micro-fine spritz – which makes it super easy to apply and limit the greasy appearance of sun cream.


Murray, Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30, £35

Entirely oil free yet moisturising to the skin, Murad’s broad spectrum sunscreen is perfect for anyone that doesn’t want the greasy look sun creams typically give. It lets your pores breathe and you won’t be able to see or feel it on the skin after application.


NUXE, Sun High Protection Fondant Cream For Face SPF 50, £17.50

This is one of the most protective sun creams on the market for the delicate skin on your face, and, it manages to care for the more sensitive skinned people out there too. Proven not to congest spot-prone skin it won’t cause you any acne meaning you can be protected in peace.


Jan Marini, Physical Protectant SPF 30, £43

Doubling as a tinted moisturiser and sun cream, this stuff will have you covered for a day at the beach. The cream is a concoction of tinted particles that adapt to all skin tones, a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, antioxidants to keep things like pollution from dulling your glow and molecules that absorb excess oil throughout the day.


Vichy Ideal Soleil Anti-Blemishes Mattifying Corrective Care SPF30, £11

A real mix of skincare and sun cream, Vichy’s first daily use facial sun protection with triple anti-blemish action works to also help treat any spots you may have as well as protect your skin from the sun. Enriched with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and salicylic acid, the sun cream helps to minimise the appearance of pores, blemishes and excess shine, whilst providing UVB and UVA protection.