10 Matte Sunscreens Perfect for Oily Skin
Because sun protection (matte)rs, even if you have oily skin!
Don't believe the rumors about sunscreen—it isn't always sticky and greasy. Keeping your skin protected from UV rays is an essential part of any skincare routine and yes, it is possible even for those with oily skin. We round up 10 matte sunscreen options you can slather on daily that won't clog your pores or leave you looking shiny.
Cleanance Solaire Sunscreen (P1,915) from Avène
Created for oily and acne-prone skin, this silicone-free formula from Avène has a light, watery texture that won't feel heavy on your face. After a few minutes, it sets down completely and leaves your skin dry to the touch!
Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector (P1,950) from Clinique
This sunscreen from Clinique 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.
Armada Face Cover (P1,580) from VMV Hypoallergenics
The Armada Face Cover from VMV Hypoallergenics claims to protect your skin from harmful light while nourishing it with antioxidants that help fade hyperpigmentation. On top of all that, it's also fast-absorbing and controls shine throughout the day.
UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence (P488) from Bioré
This sunscreen from Japanese brand Bioré has a cult following for a reason—it's lightweight, cooling, absorbs quickly, and never leaves the face with unnecessary slick. Not to mention, it's got SPF50 for sun protection.
Sunprise Mild Airy Finish (P548) from Etude House
Loaded with plant-based ingredients, this milky sunscreen from Etude House will provide you with the UV protection you need without irritating even the most sensitive of skin.
Sun Care Matte Moisturizer (P250) from Celeteque
If your skin's too oily to wear both moisturizer and sunscreen, then this matte moisturizer from Celeteque is for you. It combines hydration and sun protection in one formula, so you can save time and control shine all at once.
Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock (P552) from Neutrogena
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 from Neutrogena has to offer. It's also oil-free, fragrance-free, and mild enough for sensitive skin. Plus, it's got SP50 to make sure you're safe from harmful UV rays.
Oil-Free Matte SPF30 (P2,707.50) from Dermalogica
Aside from giving you SPF30, this oil-free sunscreen from Dermalogica goes the extra mile and boosts your skin with age-defying ingredients like niacinamide and yeast extract. The matte finish is by no means drying or powdery, so your makeup will still look flawless on top.
All Around Safe Block Waterproof Sun Milk (P1,100) from Missha
Off to the beach? Tote this waterproof formula from Missha around in your beach bag for a non-sticky dose of sun protection that'll last even while you're splashing around in the sea.
100% Mineral Matte Screen (P2,240) from Supergoop!
You could easily mistake this sunscreen from Supergoop! for a primer because it works exactly like one. That said, not all primers have SPF40 and a pore-smoothing matte finish so this is perfect to use under your makeup when you know you're going to be out in the sun.