The Best Face Sunscreens to Avoid Acne

The Best Face Sunscreens to Avoid Acne

Do you struggle to find a sunscreen that suits your face? Does it feel like your face is trapped under a heavy veil when you use regular body sunscreen? There is nothing worse than feeling like your skin cannot breathe. If you are looking for Best Face Sunscreens then read on as we talk you through the in’s and outs of killer skincare for your face.

Fight acne from sunscreen

And then there are the pimples that start to pop up because of the ingredients in body sunscreens that are not designed to go on our face.  You need to make sure you select a sunscreen for your skin type and for your face, so your skin can breathe.

Consolidate on products

Doubling up on products like moisturiser, primer, BB cream, foundation, and sunscreen can wreak havoc on your skin so it’s important to reach for products that tick all the boxes so you can enjoy a zit free summer. Confused about what sunscreen to use on your face?  

Here are some tips to consider:

    1. Choose a facial sunscreen that is specially formulated for the face, and designed to let your face breathe


    1. Get one that offers broad spectrum sunscreen protection


    1. Choose a facial sunscreen that is tinted, so you can replace your foundation or tinted moisturiser, and give your face a break


    1. Get a sunscreen that offers high SPF – like 30 or more.


  1. Choose the form that best suits your skin type. (e.g. cream, lotion, spray)

Choosing the right facial sunscreen for your skin type

For sensitive skin it is best to use an all natural face sunscreen. This should have the following characteristics: PABA free, hypoallergenic, fragrance free, chemical free, mineral based sunscreen that contains either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide

For acne prone skin choose light, oil free lotions that won’t clog the pores. It is also best to use a face sunscreen that is non-comedogenic and fragrance free.

For oily skin, it is best to choose a mineral oil-free sunscreen that is non-comedogenic. Opt for water or gel-based facial sunscreen for oily skin.

Invisible Zinc for the face

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Additional tips

Make sure to use a different sunscreen for the face and body.  If you are using topical acne treatment in conjunction with a face sunscreen for sensitive skin, remember to apply the topical acne treatment first.  Then wait for 20 minutes or so before applying the face sunscreen on top of it.  And remember to wash your face before you go to sleep to prevent clogging the pores.

For swimmers and outdoor sports enthusiasts, choose a water-resistant or waterproof face sunscreen with the highest SPF you can find. And make sure you keep it away from your eyes to prevent irritation.  

For dry skin, it is best to choose a cream or lotion face sunscreen with extra hydrating ingredients like glycerin or aloe. And make sure to stay away from sprays and gel face sunscreens that contain alcohol.

For those who prefer all organic products, choose a face sunscreen that contains herbs, minerals and plants only. Make sure it indicates that its chemical free.

Here are our picks for the Best Face Sunscreens

Avoid summer pimples by getting a sunscreen formulated for the unique conditions of your face. Check out our webstore for a range of options to choose from.

Invisible Zinc Face and Body 150g

Get sunscreen protection while allowing your skin to breathe. Made with all natural zinc oxide, which feels great on the skin, it dries clear and creates a physical and reflective veil on the surface of your skin that does not breakdown in the sun.  It’s designed for use on both the face and the body.  

Invisible Zinc Face and Body
Invisible Zinc Face and Body 150g


It also comes in a tinted variant if you want to replace your BB cream, tinted moisturiser or foundation, and reduce the amount of products you are putting on your skin:

Invisible Zinc Tint Medium SPF30 50g

Natural and mineral based with SPF 30. It is a low irritant 3-in-1 moisturiser, sunscreen and sheer foundation. Offers very high broad spectrum sunscreen protection and is ideal for sensitive skin.

Invisible Zinc Tint Medium SPF30
Invisible Zinc Tint Medium SPF30 50g

Sunsense Daily Face Invisible Tint SPF50 75g

This daily face moisturising sun cream is ideal for everyday use. A great way to get sheer tint while getting SPF 50 sun protection.

Sunsense Daily Face Invisible Tint SPF50
Sunsense Daily Face Invisible Tint SPF50 75g


Check out our webstore for these and other great face sunscreens.


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