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20 Best Sunscreens For Acne-Prone Skin

20 Best Sunscreens For Acne-Prone Skin

If you have acne-prone skin just like me, you’re probably cringing at the idea of wearing sunscreen. Admittedly, sunscreens of the past haven’t done my skin any favours as they would clog my pores and cause breakouts. But not these new-age sunscreens! 

With lightweight textures and skin-soothing ingredients, these new-age sunscreens are pulling all the stops when it comes to sun protection for acne-prone skin. The formulas are non-comedogenic which means pimples won’t be popping up unannounced. So, if you are looking for a sunscreen that is all of the above, check out this list of my favourites.

POPxo Glow Goals Illuminating Sunscreen 

I love this sunscreen because it literally makes my skin glow and doesn’t feel sticky at all. It also serves as an illuminating makeup base so I don’t need to apply primer in case I want to wear foundation or concealer. The POPxo Glow Goals Illuminating Sunscreen delivers broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection.

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Foxtale Matte Finish Sunscreen

Infused with niacinamide, the Foxtale Matte Finish Sunscreen gives me broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays without irritating my skin. It is even comfortable to apply over existing breakouts because it is super soothing. 

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen

This sunscreen has no white cast because it literally has a watery texture that my skin just drinks up. It is soothing and lightweight and gives me a hydrated glow. The Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen comes with broad spectrum SPF 50 which is perfect for sunny days.

82E Turmeric Shield

82E Turmeric Shield is a soothing sunscreen that keeps my skin barrier healthy and completely protected. Formulated with turmeric and ceramides, the cream melts into my skin and has a calming effect on my acne-prone skin.

POPxo H2O Booster Sunscreen Gel

This is a matte sunscreen that feels extremely soothing on my acne prone skin. It has a lightweight formula that is infused with hyaluronic acid and kakadu plum. The SPF 30 protection shields my skin from both UVA and UVB rays.


Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 Face Moisturiser 

This is a hybrid sun cream because it delivers the benefits of a lightweight moisturiser and the broad spectrum SPF 30 protection of a sunscreen. Infused with sage and green tea extract, the formula makes my skin feel refreshed and it also gives a glass-like sheen to my skin.

Sandiva SPF Top-up Loose Powder

If my skin is feeling too inflamed and I’m tempted to skip applying another layer of sunscreen cream, I reach for the Sandiva SPF Top-up Loose Powder. It has broad spectrum SPF 30 protection and it also makes my skin look even-toned and matte.

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The Pink Foundry Tinted Sunscreen

With SPF 30 and a tinted formula, this sunscreen makes my skin glow and leaves it feeling soft and moisturised. The cream blends in with my skin tone and helps blur out dark spots and dark circles.


POPxo Selfie-Ready Tinted Sunscreen

When I need a little bit of coverage but couldn’t bother wearing foundation, I reach for this stunning tinted sunscreen. It makes my skin look even-toned and glowing as it blurs out dark spots and conceals discoloration. The formula serves up a broad spectrum SPF 50.

Pilgrim White Lotus Sunscreen Serum 

The Pilgrim White Lotus Sunscreen Serum is a boon for acne-prone skin. It melts into my skin and feels weightless. Its SPF 30 protection is just enough to keep my skin safe from the sun both indoors and outdoors.

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte-Look Daily Sunscreen

It features SPF 40 and it literally makes my skin feel fresh while keeping my skin oil-free. The formula is easily absorbed by my skin and it keeps my skin matte even when it’s super humid.

St. Botanica Goji Berry Sunscreen Serum

Enriched with Goji berries, the St. Botanica Goji Berry Sunscreen Serum is a treat for acne-prone skin. It gives my skin a healthy dose of vitamin C and it also feels light and refreshing when applied.


Organic Harvest Sunscreen – Oily Skin SPF 60

Featuring SPF 60 and a non-greasy formula, this sunscreen is perfect for sweaty summers.  Enriched with kakadu plum, acai berry, and chia seeds, this sunscreen is extremely soothing, and hydrating, and it makes my skin feel plump.

Mantra Herbal Saffron And Calendula Sun Cream

I’ve never tried sunscreen that made my skin and senses feel so refreshed. It has a broad spectrum SPF 30 and it also has a natural floral scent that just invigorates me whenever I apply it. The formula is super soothing and hydrating too.

Organic Harvest Sunscreen Acne/Oily Skin – SPF 30

Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this sunscreen is all matte, and no-nonsense. It delivers nutrients to the skin while offering broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection. It is perfect for wearing outdoors as it is sweat and water-resistant. 

Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Sunscreen SPF 50

If you have a fresh breakout, this sunscreen will protect and soothe your skin at the same time. Infused with aloe vera and cucumber, it has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties that keep your skin clear and hydrated. The SPF 50 formula isn’t sticky and is easily absorbed into the skin.


Manish Malhotra Sandalwood SPF 25 Gel

A refreshing gel sunscreen with SPF 25, this product is a must-buy for acne-prone skin. It is super hydrating and lightweight and it instantly soothes existing acne. As it is infused with aloe vera, it also makes for a hydrating makeup primer when my skin is acting up. 

Laneige Watery Sun Cream

Like a splash of sun protection, this sunscreen is all about hydrating and protecting the skin without breaking it out. It contains birch sap extract for hydration and is also completely water-resistant. With broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection, it is ideal for a pool party or a day at the beach.

Lakme Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 

Want to cover up blemishes and acne scars? Try this tinted sunscreen formula that is matte and hydrating. It offers broad-spectrum protection from UV rays and also works as a light makeup base to hide uneven skin tone and spots. It’s perfect for days when I want to skip foundation.

Innisfree Tone Up No Sebum Sunscreen

A sunscreen that keeps sebum in check and tones up my skin, it has a cream-gel formula that evens out your skin tone and keeps skin oil-free throughout the day. The broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection also makes it ideal for outdoor wear.


Take your pick from this selection of sunscreens and be assured that you won’t encounter breakouts while protecting your skin from the sun. 

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13 Apr 2023

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