5 sunscreens that won’t make you break out

There’s no excuse for not slathering it on.

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Sunscreen is an essential step in your daily (yes, daily) skin care regimen: it helps prevent premature aging, pigmentation, and UV damage. But along with these benefits comes a downside – pimples.

If, like me, sunscreen has a tendency to sit on top of your skin (hello white, chalky cast!), clog your pores and cause rash-like breakouts, then you’re in luck. We’ve compiled this guide to help you find your perfect sunscreen, so there’s no excuse for not slathering it on.

Keep scrolling to see which sunscreens made the cut.

Editor-approved sunscreens that won’t cause breakouts


Sunscreen mists are a clear choice for blemish-prone or sensitive complexions. This Supergoop! lightweight setting spray not only contains an SPF 50, but it also helps to control oil and shine.

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Click here to see a few other sunscreen mists that get our stamp of approval.

2Mecca Cosmetica

Mecca Cosmetica’s To Save Face SPF 30 Facial Sunscreen has been a staple in our beauty bags for months, thanks to its lightweight, non-greasy formula. It also blends pomegranate extract and vitamin E to calm and nourish the skin.

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3Invisible Zinc

For the days we just can’t be bothered with makeup, this lightweight, tinted daywear cream  is a great option. It will help even out your skin tone while providing sun protection. All this, coupled with the fact that it doesn’t break us out, makes it a clear winner in our book.

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4La Roche-Posay

You may not have heard of La Roche-Posay, but once you try their products, you won’t go back. In particular, their non-perfumed, ultra-light Anthelios fluid offers SPF 50+ but feels completely weightless on the skin – a big plus! We think it’s the perfect option for everyday wear, as your foundation is sure to blend seamlessly on top of it.

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Paraben-free, and synthetic fragrance-free, Ultraceuticals’ fast-absorbing Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser is designed to hydrate (and reduce the signs of aging!) without clogging pores or leaving an oily residue.

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Emily has a passion for writing, travel and all things beauty, adhering to the idea that what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our bodies. Living a holistic lifestyle is key for Emily and she loves mixing up her training sessions with boxing, free weights and Bikram yoga. Emily hopes her writing will educate readers on fresh ways to lead a healthier life as well as inspire them to experiment with trends and hone their own personal beauty style.