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10 Best Sunscreens for Oily skin in India

10 Best Sunscreens for Oily skin in India

Sunscreens for oily skin, acne prone skin available in India

Sunscreens for Oily skin: Sunscreens are very important. It doesn’t matter if the skin is oily or dry. Sunscreens give sun protection and essential shielding against the sun rays which can have adverse effects on the skin in the form of skin darkness, tanned skin, pigmentation, premature aging and rashes. But the thing is finding or choosing the right sunscreen for oily to combination skin is bit tricky as most of the sunscreen are quite greasy. Therefore, we have compiled a list of best sunscreens for oily skin available in India. It would be better if you apply a sunscreen at least 20 minutes before stepping out of your home. doing so, will ensure that you get the maximum protection. Moreover, once the sunscreen gets absorbed fully then this gives the enough shielding to protect your skin from aging and photo damage due to UV rays. 

Best Sunscreens for oily skin, sensitive skin acne prone skin

let’s check out girls which are the best suitable sunscreen for oily and acne prone skin in India that is available at decent prices. A lot of them can be affordable but some can be quite expensive, like those from the high end brands.

1. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+

Neutrogena suncreen for oily skin

This Dry touch sunscreen provides broad spectrum UV protection. It is waterproof and sweat proof for long lasting results and has SPF 50 +. The sunscreen has an oil free formula that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Neutrogena sunscreen for oily skin is priced at 175 Rupees and should be used 15-20 minutes before going out in sun.

2. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50

lotus herbals matte gel suncreen for oily skin

It is a matte gel based sunscreen with the SPF 50 that means high protection. This sunscreen is an innovative formula that is totally oil free hence great sunscreen for oily skin in India by Lotus herbals. It protects the skin from the sun burn, Skin damage, UV rays and skin cancer. This is priced at 295 Rupees for 50 grams.

Also See: Must have Products for Oily Acne prone skin

3. Lakme 9 To 5 Mattifying Super Sunscreen SPF 50

Lakme 9 to 5 suncreen for oily skin

Lakme mattifying sunscreen comes in two variants one for dry skin which is the hydrating one and this variant of sunscreen is for oily skin which has the mattyfying qualities. This has vitamins and SPF 50 to protect from UV rays and also to lighten the skin complexion. Lakme sunscreen is priced at 500 NR in India.

4. VLCC Matte Look Sun Screen Lotion SPF 30

Vlcc matte look suncreen for oily skin

This is a matte sunscreen for oily skin which has the essential Ayurvedic extracts which are completely safe for the skin. It gives broad UV protection and comes with SPF 30 and has a matte finish on the skin. This is for 95 Rupees.

Also See: Foundations for oily skin in India

5. Vichy Capital Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch

vichy mattifying suncreen for oily skin

Vichy mattifying sunscreen has the SPF 50+ and has a light, no greasy and non streaky texture which get absorbed into the skin and feels light. This sunscreen has Silica micro beads which disperses the sebum off the face and also has a light scattering effect for a shine free skin. This sunscreen for oily skin costs rupees 1200 in India.

6. Avene Very High Protection Cream SPF 50+ for oily skin

avene suncreen for oily skin

This Avene sunscreen has the other variant too and this is for normal to combination skin or even the acne prone skin. This is a high protectant sunscreen which has SPF 50. It is priced at 1250 INR in India. getting an acne prone suitable sunscreen is difficult since who wants that their skin get clogged and filled with acne after using sun protection creams on face.

7. VLCC Oil free Sunscreen gel with SPF 15

vlcc oil free suncreen for oily skin

VLCC sun defense is gel based sunscreen with the natural ingredients like watermelon extras, aloe vera gel, cucumber extracts, and camphor etc which gives a cooling sensation and this makes it ideal everyday gel sunscreen for oily skin. This is for 235 Rupees.

8. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Sunscreen Gel SPF-20

lotus herbals suncreen for oily skin

Lotus safe sun is a gel based sunscreen that comes with SPF 20. It gets absorbed into the skin by gentle massaging and its gel base doesn’t make the skin feel greasy at all. It also has oil controlling feature to certain extent this is a decent sunscreen for oily combination skin in India. This gel sun protection gel is priced at 245 rupees.

Also see: Fairness creams for oily skin

9. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 30

L'Oreal Paris suncreen for oily skin

L’Oreal paris UV perfect sunscreen has the light water based texture which doesn’t make the skin look like a greasy pan. It gets into the skin easily and feels light. It contains SPF 30 with the UVA and UVA filters to give the skin a protection against broad spectrum. This daily use sunscreen for oily skin is for 475 Rupees in India.

10. Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion

Aroma Magic Cucumber Sunscreen Lotion oily skin

This sunscreen lotion is enriched with the goodness of cucumber extracts with SPF 30 that gives adequate sun protection. It is no greasy and feels light on the skin. This sunscreen for oily skin is for 285 Rupees.

So, friends, these were the best sunscreens for oily, acne prone skin. You can use them as per the preference and price. Affordability and availability is a factor in choosing a good sunscreen, so, now that we have given the choices, you can try them everyday!

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  1. I tried both the Vichy and Avene one and both turned me into oil slicks…

  2. my skin is oily i heard about Rahul Phate sunscreen lotion would u help meabt this product

  3. I am not aware about this brand yet!

  4. hi mam
    my skin is oily. and i would like to know among the above mentioned sunscream which one has least amount of chemical and most of the natural cream to increase my tone. kindly help me mam

  5. Hi Nidhi,

    You can try Lotus gel sunscreen as That is my personal favorite moreover, that is easily available and inexpensive.


  7. dear ma’m,im a guy with oily skin..im from sikkim, the sun out here is very strong but the wind quite chilly,and weathet very unpredictable as it might be sunny again it just might get cloudy..rainy et al..i will like your help as to which cream will best suit for such climate..thank you

  8. Hi Vikey,

    I think you can try Nivea for men moisturiser. Hope it suits you well as per the weather conditions out there in Sikkim.

  9. My skin is oily and I’m using neutrogena sunscreen but once i apply sunscreen my face looks oily and dull. suggest me what to do

  10. i have a combination skin type and after the application of sunscreen, my face is all sweaty and it looks oily and dull. i have tried lotus matte, lotus matte gel and vlcc matte. amongst the above mention sunscreen 3,5,6 and 9 are not available here in my country. so please suggest me sunscreen which does not leave my skin sweaty.

  11. Hi shreya,
    For oily skin, gel sunscreens are the best. You can use Lotus gel sunscreen that won’t leave the skin oily or shiny.

  12. Hi Neha,

    I think in that case you can try Neutrogena dry touch sunblock.
    Hope that works for you!

  13. hlo mam
    my skin is excessivly oily i used lotus sunscreen gel spf 20 is it ok for my skin?????

  14. Hi Neenu,

    Yes, it will be good. even I have oily skin and that sunscreen fares well.

  15. Hi, please suggest a suncreen with spf 50 and above for neck and hands as I have to travel often in the sun. I sweat a lot and most suncreens give a whitish cash which looks ghastly once I sweat.

  16. Hi mam, my skin is oily . now i want to use suncream for face only.. which product will give better result plzz suggest me.

  17. Hi Yana,

    You can try Lakme 9 to 5 sunscreen. You can try the mattyfying one for oily skin.

  18. Hi Saroop,
    You can try Lotus gel sunscreen, that is good for oily skin.

  19. Can i use Dr raddys shadows SPF30 sunscreen for oily skin

  20. I have not used that sunscreen so can’t say much.

  21. mam I have very sensitive skin and little oily too..I get tanned very easily..I used lakme spf 24 and was satisfied but later I stopped it due to paraben..it made my skin little oily but I have to say that I never tanned..recently I started using vlcc matter look spf 30 pa+++ but it made my skin greasy..I felt disappointed.. I uses Rahul phate’s Gaurangi sunscreen lotion but there is no spf so I doubt it and it too has paraben.
    please suggest me a sunscreen lotion till spf 30 which would be easily available in market

  22. Hi mam, i have oily skin wit open pores. Pliz suggest wat kind of sunscreens and winter cream shoud i use as winter season is approaching .. pliz advice me. Iam mecha

  23. Hi Mecha,

    You can try a mattyfying or gel based sunscreen and use winter cream which is light weight more like moisturizers for eg: Lakme peach milk moisturiser

  24. Hello mam,
    I am a guy who is using lactocalamine oil control face lotion presently but the effect wont last too much.Also here its too sunny and i’m having a average oily skin.can u plz suggest one best sunscreen lotion for me.And can i use it together.If yes,how to use both,which one should i apply first??

  25. Hello mam,
    I have an average oily skin and i’m using lactocalamine oil control presently but the effect wont last for long time.Here its too sunny.can u please suggest one best sunscreen lotion for me.can i use both face lotion and sunscreen lotion together.if yes how to use it ,which one should apply first????

  26. Manashi Biswas

    My my skin type is oily. Which sunscreen should I prefer? As I have to go outside regularly and spend more times in open with sun, so suggest a strong and suitable sunscreen which also has fairness capacity.

  27. Hi,
    I have oily + acne prone skin….
    Plz suggest me one sunscreen lotion according to type of my skin.

  28. Hlo mam……my skin is oily bt in winters it turns out as combination…..it i really prone to sun tan….bt at same time my skin is to sweaty so plz suggest smthing that can stay on my face nd protect m6 skin from tan plZzzz

  29. hi mam my skin is oily and during pregnency pigmentaion also started plz sugest me which sunscreen to best for me

  30. Hiiii ma’am
    I have oily skin and sensitive also. Which sunscreen should i prefer. My skin is fair.