10 Oil Free Sunscreens for Oily Skin in India

Sunscreen is the most important yet immensely underrated skincare product. Using a sunscreen protects the skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays, minimizing the risk of pigmentation, uneven skin tone, premature signs of aging, such as dark spots and wrinkles.

As with any skin care product, the process of finding a good sunscreen that suits your oily skin involves a bit of trial and error. By good sunscreen, we are referring to the fact that it offers good UVA and UVB protection, is affordable, doesn’t require too much efforts in blending on your skin and is easily available. Is it too much to ask for a sunscreen? Definitely not as we have already compiled a list of Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India.

Best Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India

  1. IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++
  2. LA Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++
  3. BeBodywise Sunscreen
  4. Brinton UV doux Sunscreen SPF30 PA+++ Lotion
  5. Z-Block 25% Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gel
  6. Qurez Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50
  7. Re’equil Ultra Matte Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel Spf 50 PA++++
  8. La Shield FISICO Sunscreen Gel Spf 50+ Pa+++
  9. Derma Essentia Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA+++
  10. Suncros Soft Gel Spf 50+

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IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++

IPCA Acne UV Gel SPF 30 PA+++ is my holy grail sunscreen. The oil free and non comedogenic formula is amazing for my oily, acne prone skin. The sunscreen doesn’t sweat at all even in hot afternoons. This is huge advantage for people like me who sweat a lot in summers. IPCA Acne UV gel is a hybrid sunscreen which contains both chemical as well as physical sunscreen agents. They also have another variant SPF 50 PA+++. IPCA Acne UV gel is one of the best oil free sunscreen for oily skin in India.

Pros

  • Oil free and Paraben Free formulation
  • Hybrid sunscreen with chemical and physical sunscreen agents
  • Doesn’t give any white cast, oily or greasy feeling
  • Works well with or without moisturizer
  • Doesn’t make the face sweat even in hot afternoon
  • Doesn’t clog pores or give any acne
  • Water resistant and dermatologically tested
  • Contains UVA and UVB filters to provide broad-spectrum protection
  • Suitable for combination, oily and acne prone skin
  • Suitable for oily skin without a moisturizer
  • Available offline at chemist as well as online

Cons

  • Won’t suit dry skin
  • Crumbles a lot while applying

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La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++

La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 PA+++ is a sunscreen suitable for oily and acne prone skin in winters. The oil free and non comedogenic formula is good for oily, acne prone skin. Although using a moisturizer underneath would be little heavy for oily skinned beauties. The sunscreen doesn’t sweat at all in winters but sweats a bit in summers. The sunscreen is recommended for dry, normal, combination skin type. Although we have included this sunscreen in the list of Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India, if you have oily use this sunscreen alone without a moisturizer.

Pros

  • Good sunscreen for oily acne prone skin without a moisturizer beneath
  • Oil free formulation
  • Doesn’t crumble on the skin at all
  • Doesn’t make my face sweat even in hot afternoon
  • Doesn’t clog pores or give acneWater resistant and dermatologically tested
  • Contains stable UVA and UVB filters to provide broad-spectrum protection (except Octinoxate)
  • Suitable for dry, normal, combination skin
  • Available offline at chemist as well as online

Cons

  • Won’t suit oily or very oily skin with a moisturizer beneath
  • Sweats a bit in summers
  • Gives a little white cast for a few minutes after applying and needs to be massaged well
  • Removing the sunscreen will need double cleansing routine

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BeBodywise Sunscreen

BeBodywise sunscreen is a good sunscreen to be used by oily and acne prone skin. Due to the lotion consistency of the sunscreen it will be suitable for even dry, normal skin types. The sunscreen doesn’t sweat and make my skin oily and that’s why we added it to this list of Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India. It is a hybrid sunscreen with a broad spectrum protection of SPF 30.

Pros

  • Light weight & non comedogenic formula
  • Consistency is lotion like and gets absorbed into the skin with a few strokes
  • It does leave a white cast which settles with a little effort
  • Hybrid sunscreen that contains Avobenzone, Titanium Dioxide & Tinosorb S which protects the skin against UVA & UVB rays
  • Suitable for dry, normal, combination, oily skin
  • Sunscreen doesn’t sweat or feel oily post application
  • Doesn’t need double cleansing and gets washed off with a foaming cleanser
  • Price is fairly affordableMoisturizing enough for oily skin

Cons

  • I wonder why PA rating hasn’t been mentioned
  • Only available online
  • Not water proof

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Brinton UV doux Sunscreen SPF30 PA+++ Lotion

Brinton UV Doux Sunscreen Lotion is quite similar to the BeBodywise Sunscreen Lotion mentioned above. I could find many similarities right from the ingredients to consistency, from fragrance to performance. This is another sunscreen lotion which will be perfect pick for all skin types, especially oily and acne prone skin. Uvdoux Sunscreen is another best option available in the section of Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India

Pros

  • Dermatologically tested, clinically proven ingredients
  • A broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA & UVB radiation
  • It is non-comedogenic, oil and paraben free
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Fortified with Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide
  • Sunscreen doesn’t sweat or feel oily post application
  • Gets washed off with a Foaming cleanser easily
  • Price is affordable
  • Moisturizing enough for oily skin
  • Sleek and travel friendly pump packaging

Cons

  • Not waterproof

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Z-Block 25% Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Gel

I have used Zblock Sunscreen some three years back. It has to be the most comfortable sunscreen I have ever used. It does leave a little white caste, however nothing which doesn’t settle in sometime for my skin. Some may find the white cast a little bit extra. Z-Block sunscreen contains Zinc oxide- The only ingredient classified by USFDA that provides broad spectrum coverage across the entire UVB & UVA range. ZBlock is one of the best mineral, Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India.
Pros

  • Contains Zinclear IM- The most transparent and effective zinc oxide in the world and also approved as organic cosmetic ingredient by Ecocert
  • Contains 25% zinc oxide and is a mineral sunscreen
  • Provides silky-smooth, non oily, matt finish
  • Chemical filters free and artificial fragrance free
  • No white cast and excess sweating
  • Provides little brightness and glow to the skin due to its velvety finish
  • Suits normal, combination and oily skin
  • Water and sweat resistant

Cons

  • A little costly for the job it does
  • Might give a white cast on deeper skin tones
  • Might not be suitable for dry skin
  • Needs double cleansing

Qurez Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 50

Qurez Mattifying SPF 50 Sunscreen is a hybrid sunscreen without oxybenzone and OMC. It has both chemical as well as physical UV filters along with skin nourishing ingredients which will shield your skin from skin damaging UVA and UVB rays. Qurez is a very popular brand on Instagram currently. This sunscreen has been reformulated in terms of consistency and spreads easily. This sunscreen is very popular among oily skinned beauties, so we have it in this list of Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India.

Pros

  • Broad spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ Hybrid Sunscreen
  • No Oxybenzone, No OMC, No nano-particles
  • Lotion like consistency that spreads easily
  • Mattifying and non-greasy feel
  • Blends and gets absorbed quickly
  • Leaves minimal white cast residue
  • Gives a moisturizing effect due to the presence of Aloe Vera
  • Oily skin types can skip a moisturizer beneath this sunscreen
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Artificial fragrance free, Paraben free, Phthalate free
  • 100% Vegan. Cruelty free. Made in India

Cons

  • Sweats a bit in summers
  • Gives a white cast for deep skin tones
  • Available only online

Along with the above mentioned ones we are listing a few Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India which we found best by ingredients and performance. Although we haven’t tried them personally, once we try we will update this list

Re’equil Ultra Matte Dry Touch Sunscreen Gel Spf 50 PA++++

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La Shield FISICO Sunscreen Gel Spf 50+ Pa+++

Derma Essentia Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA+++

Suncros Soft Gel Spf 50+

Speaking of sunscreen, I find using an oil free sunscreen of immense benefit for my oily and acne prone skin. I have used the first 5 sunscreens mentioned in the above list and the remaining am yet to use. You might find I haven’t provided any description or pros and cons for remaining ones. I just couldn’t write as I haven’t used them personally. I will update this list of Oil Free Sunscreen for Oily Skin in India once I try a few other sunscreens.

About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.