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9 Of The Best Face Sun Creams For Acne-Prone Skin

Shield your skin, swerve the spots

Best SPF for acne prone skin, best sunscreen for acne prone skin, spots, oily skin

We all know that we should be layering on the SPF 50 every day, come rain or shine.

But for those with acne-prone skin, finding a sun cream that doesn't result in an eruption of breakouts is no mean feat.

Until now, that is.

The trick is to look out for formulas which are oil-free, packed with natural minerals or labelled non-comedogenic, which means they won't clog your pores.

Of course, they still offer up brilliant protection from both UVA and UVB, so you can go about your day safe in the knowledge that your skin will be shielded from the free radicals that result in pesky wrinkles and pigmentation.

Check out LouisvuittonShop's round up of the very best SPFs and sun creams for acne and spot-prone skin.

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Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-FreeSPF 50
Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-FreeSPF 50

- £28

Not a cream nor a lotion, but a lightweight gel. Approved by some of the best dermatologists in the business, Heliocare's oil-free formula is one of the smartest out there. It combines antioxidants ferulic acid and vitamins C and E to provide a barrier against UV, and has the ability to control sebum production, so you can wave goodbye to oil slicks. Prone to acne clusters? Stockpile it. 

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Face Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Face Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50

- £16.50

La Roche-Posay get top marks for their extensive range of products suitable for acne-prone skin. Non-greasy, non-comedogenic, and ultra-lightweight, this milky sunscreen serves up broad spectrum protection from the skin scavenging effects of UVA and UVB. It's also a must if you suffer with patches of pigmentation. 

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Bioderma Photoderm AKN MAT SPF 30
Bioderma Photoderm AKN MAT SPF 30

- £14.50

If you want something that mattifies the skin but hate how some sunscreens leave behind a heavy, chalky, ashy finish, pick this up. A single dollop is powerful enough to shield skin against free radicals like UV and it won't cause any make-up you apply on top to slip or slide around. 

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Jan Marini Physical Protectant SPF 30
Jan Marini Physical Protectant SPF 30

- £43

Ditch your BB cream for a slathering of this stuff. Approved by beauty editors and dermatologists alike, it boasts tinted particles that adapt to all skin tones, broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, a whole host of antioxidants to keep things like pollution from dulling your glow and molecules that absorb excess oil throughout the day. Genius.

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CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25

- £12

Developed with the very best skin experts, American brand CeraVe's pore-friendly lotion harnesses SPF 25 to block UV, essential ceramides to quench and repair dry patches and hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to leave skin hydrated, plump, smooth and matte for hours on end. We're just a little bit obsessed... 

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Murad Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30
Murad Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30

- £35

It may be completely oil-free (great news for your pores) but Murad's broad spectrum sunscreen glides onto skin and leaves it feeling comfortably moisturised all day. We applied it at 7am and didn't spot so much as a trace of shine until it was time to cleanse in the evening. 

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NUXE Sun High Protection Fondant Cream For Face SPF 50
NUXE Sun High Protection Fondant Cream For Face SPF 50

- £17.50

Don't let the word's 'melting cream' put you off. This is proven not to congest spot-prone skin and won't leave your face feeling tacky like some sunscreens. In our opinion, it's one of the most potent SPFs out there for preventing UV-induced pigmentation, too. 

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SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50
SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50

- £37

So, you invested in SkinCeuticals' powerful CE Ferulic (take that, pollution) but now it's time to add this to your kit. Feather-light, absorbs in a matter of seconds and is packed with some of the beauty industry's most advanced UV filters to protect the skin's collagen levels and radiance. We'll take two more tubes, please. 

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Zelens Daily Defence Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Zelens Daily Defence Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

- £55

Zelens' sell-out sunscreen won't cause blockages, sting your eyes or turn slick throughout the day. Instead, it dries to a comfortable, matte finish and serves up both UVA and UVB defence. The added vitamin C works to brighten skin over time, too. Win win. 

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