The idea that you only need SPF during the summer has been proven wrong time and time again. Sun damage has been scientifically proven to speed up the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots, not to mention cause skin cancer! As they say, prevention is better than cure!
Staying indoors all day doesn’t exempt you either. Yes, you still need sunscreen even when you’re directly not under the sun because UV rays can still peek through windows. Plus, your gadgets and computers emit blue light as well! So, if you’re still skeptical about SPF protection, it’s practically impossible to find a valid excuse to skip this step during your morning routine.
But the most common problem we hear when shopping for sunscreen is the texture or “feel” it leaves on your skin. Most formulations can be quite greasy or sticky, while others can be too moisturizing. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you definitely wouldn’t want to dab a product that’ll leave your face looking even oilier. That said, we’ve rounded up a list of products you should definitely consider shopping that’ll give you proper SPF protection without the typical tacky texture. Did we mention that these won’t break the bank, too?
Best Affordable Sunscreens for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
1. Luxe Organix Ultimate Defense Tinted Sunscreen
If you’re dealing with live acne and pimple marks, it’s best to apply a sunscreen with a bit of coverage. The best thing about Luxe Organix’s take on the tinted sunscreen is that it hides your blemishes and spots pretty well much like a foundation. Made with SPF 50 PA +++, this product is tough to beat when it comes to full coverage sun protection!
LUXE ORGANIX ultimate Defense Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 PA ++++ in Natural, P349, Lazada
2. Face Republic Super Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+
Lightweight with a matte finish, Face Republic’s sunscreen is worth every squeeze. We recommend you try this if you don’t want to aggravate your acne with a heavy formulation. This also works well under makeup since it leaves your skin feeling like you have nothing on!
FACE REPUBLIC Super Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+, P499, Watsons
3. Celeteque Skin Defense Daily Protection Matte Moisturizer SPF 50
Want a matte finish above all else? Celeteque’s affordable matte moisturizer will definitely do the trick. Though only packed with SPF 30, this two-in-one product keeps excess oil and sebum at bay with or without a dab of powder.
CELETEQUE Skin Defense Daily Protection Matte Moisturizer SPF 50, P330, Lazada
4. Snailwhite CC Sunscreen SPF 50/PA++++
Snailwhite's sunscreen formula will definitely give you that “glass skin” glow without looking too greasy. The coverage also allows your real skin to peak through, but it’s definitely buildable with a touch of concealer or foundation if you want a more flawless finish.
SNAILWHITE CC Sunscreen SPF 50/PA++++ sachet, P109, Lazada
5. Biore UV Covering Base Oil Control SPF 50+ PA++++
Japanese sunscreens never fail to impress, and this tinted tube from Biore might be your new holy grail! The coverage is light but buildable and leaves a beautiful matte finish without the annoying white cast! It’s the perfect primer to your foundation packed with SPF 50!
BIORE UV Covering Base Oil Control, P435, Shopee
6. Habitude Go-Getter Moisture + Sun Stick
This might be the priciest on the list, but worth a try because of its unique formula and packaging. Made with 20% zinc oxide (a mineral sunscreen), aloe vera, tomato seed extract and more all-natural ingredients, this duo moisturizer and sunscreen is perfect for touch ups throughout the day! It leaves a demi-matte skin-like finish that makes it look and feel undetectable! Perfect if you’re not a fan of wearing makeup every day!
HABITUDE Go-Getter Moisture + Sun Stick, P550, habitude.ph
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