Don't let the rumor about sunscreen being sticky and greasy get to you. It's nothing but that—a rumor. Whatever your skin type, there's a way to keep your complexion protected from the sun, even if you live in a tropical country like ours.
Best Matte Sunblocks for Oily Skin in the Philippines
Keeping your oily skin protected from UV rays is easier than you think, because brands offering matte options that you can slather on daily actually exist. To shop our favorite non-greasy SPFs that you can use every day, keep scrolling!
1. Avène Eau Thermale Cleanance Solaire SPF 50+
Created for oily and acne-prone skin, this silicone-free formula has a runny, liquid texture that won't feel heavy on your face. After a few minutes, it sets completely and leaves your skin dry to the touch!
AVENE Eau Thermale Cleanance Solaire SPF 50+, P1915, Lazada
2. Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40
This sunscreen is slightly tinted, which means it won't leave you looking like a ghost after every application. Wear it alone as a sheer base or under makeup to shield your skin from environmental damage.
CLINIQUE Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40, P1950, Lazada
3. VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Face Cover 30
The Armada Face Cover claims to protect you from skin-harming light while charging your skin with antioxidants that help fade hyperpigmentation. On top of all that, of course, it's fast-absorbing and controls shine throughout the day.
VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Armada Face Cover 30, P1580, SM Makati
4. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
This Japanese sunscreen has a cult following for a reason—it's lightweight, cooling, absorbs quickly, and never leaves the face with unnecessary slick. The fact that it has broad spectrum SPF50 is simply a bonus.
BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence, P488, Beautymnl
5. Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50+/PA+++
Loaded with plant-based ingredients, this milky liquid will provide you with the UVA/UVB protection you need without irritating your sensitive skin.
ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Airy Finish SPF50+/PA+++, P548, SM Mall of Asia
6. Celeteque Dermoscience Sun Care Matte Moisturizer SPF 30
If you're too oily to wear both moisturizer and sunscreen, then this product is for you. It combines hydration and sun protection in one formula, so you can save time and control shine all at once.
CELETEQUE DERMOSCIENCE Sun Care Matte Moisturizer SPF 30, P250, Watsons
7. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++
The words "ultra sheer" and "dry touch" should be enough to catch a slick-skinned girl's attention, but that's not all this drugstore classic has to offer. It's also oil-free, fragrance-free, and mild enough for sensitive skin.
NEUTROGENA Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++, P552, Watsons
8. Dermalogica Oil-Free Matte SPF30
Aside from giving you SPF30, this goes the extra mile and boosts your skin with age-defying ingredients like niacinamide and yeast extract. The matte finish is by no means powdery either, so your makeup will still look flawless on top.
DERMALOGICA Oil-Free Matte SPF30, P2707.50, Rustan's
9. Missha All Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Milk SPF 50+/PA+++
Off to the beach? Tote this waterproof formula around in your beach bag for a non-sticky dose of sun protection.
MISSHA All Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Milk SPF 50+/PA+++, P1100, Calyxta
10. Supergoop! 100% Mineral Matte Screen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
You could easily mistake this sunscreen for a primer because it works exactly like one. That said, not all primers have broad spectrum SPF40 and a pore-smoothing matte finish.
SUPERGOOP! 100% Mineral Matte Screen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40, P2240, Sephora.ph