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The 8 Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin

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Sunscreen is a must, but anyone with oily or combination skin knows that finding a suitable SPF partner can be tough. Here, the best sunscreens that mattify, de-grease and keep skin looking fresh—all while providing serious protection.

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Peter Thomas Roth Max Matte Shine Control Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 ($34)

Formulated with hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin without clogging pores, this weightless, reef-safe sunscreen instantly mattifies shiny skin and works to absorb excess sebum throughout the day with its oil-absorbing technology.

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Ghost Democracy Invisible Lightweight Daily Face Sunscreen SPF 33 ($33)

This sinks-right-in mineral formula contains zero oil or pore-clogging silicones. Instead, top-shelf actives such as niacinamide and turmeric extract work to brighten skin and refine pores.

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M-61 Hydraboost Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 40 ($42)

Oil free and reef safe, this vitamin– and peptide-packed sunscreen not only protects skin, it nourishes it for firmer, younger-looking skin. Even better, the lightweight formula feels more like a lotion than an SPF for all-day wear and minimal shine.

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EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 ($35)

5 percent niacinamide (vitamin B3) helps curb blemishes and discoloration in this fragrance- and oil-free sunscreen—countless dermatologists count it as a favorite—that won’t exacerbate sensitive or reactionary skin types.


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Supergoop! 100% Mineral Smooth & Poreless Matte Sunscreen SPF 40 ($38)

This whipped, tinted, pore-blurring sunscreen is a Jane of all trades—whether used alone or under makeup, it spackles pores, evens tone, adds protection and keeps excess oil away.


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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen SPF 60 ($20)

Free of pore-clogging oil, this water-resistant SPF is ideal for days spent al fresco—it shields with SPF 60, is packed with free radical–quenching antioxidants and keeps skin matte, even on the sunniest days.


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Cetaphil PRO Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 ($19)

Perfect for combination skin, this light-as-air lotion delivers picky skin exactly what it needs: it mattifies the oily zones and hydrates any dry patches. Even better, the brand’s Micropearl technology absorbs surface oil to keep skin powder-fresh all day.


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Skinceuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 ($34)

Formulated with aerated silica to hold 15 times its weight in oil, this matte-finish sunscreen is also spiked with high-performing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, making it a beach-bag staple.


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