Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunscreen for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

SPF Moisturizer for Oily and Acne Skin Types

Oily and Acne prone skin is already tough to find a moisturizer for.  So many ladies with this skin type will just skip moisturizer all together thinking the oilyness provides moisture and adding a bottle of the good stuff will only make it worse.  Not the case you just have to know your skin type and educate yourself on the products and ingredients best suited for your needs.

Being out in the summer sun is definitely not the time to skip the moisture, it is time to find one with SPF to protect your pretty faces from UV rays and premature aging.

I rounded up these moisturizers with SPF for Oily and Acne skin types.  I wish I was magic and could tell you exactly what will work for you but sadly trial and error until excellence is achieved is the only method.

Oil of Olay Complete SPF 15  
Oil free and nourishing.  Very basic but effective.  Olay works for many with sensitive skin issues.  This formula does include some vitamin C and E for smoothing and hydrating purposes.  $10 avg price

Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture with SPF 35
Light weight, non-greasy and easily absorbed.  It is oil free, fragrance free and contains no drying alcohol which is a concern for many people combating breakouts.  You get broad band sun protection and good oil free moisture.  $10 avg price

Murad Anti-Aging Acne Moisturizer SPF 20
Marketed as a 3 in 1 product and the ingredients back it up.  Willow bark to control oil and help with occasional adult breakouts, Kombucha Collagen Defense helps stimulate collagen production to help keep fine lines from forming and the UV blocking SPF protects from premature aging like fine lines and dark spots.  $46 avg price

Read the beginning of the Summer Series and come back for more, the series is just getting started. XO
Additional basic skin care reading.


  1. Great post! I love my Neutrogena Healthy Defence sunscreen for my combination skin!

    Sharleena xx

    1. That Healthy Defense is another great choice, thanks Sharleena.

  2. I forgot to tell you that after I read this post, I went and got the Neutrogena stuff you recommended! I also picked up some face wash and moisturizer from their Naturals line. I like the way it smells! :o)

    1. I love the Naturals line. Let me know how you like it and if it does the job right for you Sarah Kate. xo

  3. DEFS have to go check out the neutrogena baby :D NEW FOLLOWER!

    1. I am a fan of most neutrogena products.