The best oil-free sunscreens to help avoid breakouts this summer

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We don’t want to jinx it (or scare it away) but it looks like summer has finally arrived. Now, we’re sure your hot weather wardrobe is coming along nicely, but are you still on the hunt for an SPF that won’t make your face feel sticky, greasy or clog your pores? Go oil free! Here are some of our fave sunscreens that’ll let you soak up the rays without breaking out.

Ultrasun Extreme 50+, £15.99

This cream provides really high protection and is perfect for summer (although you really should be wearing sunscreen all year round). It has no oil, perfume, emulsifiers or preservatives, which makes it great for sensitive skin. You can also get a tinted version, which you can wear as a light-coverage foundation!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield, £8.66

This SPF 25 lotion protects against pollution and sun damage while also hydrating the skin. It’s super light (and therefore a perfect base for makeup), non-sticky, and it contains hyaluronic acid. What more could you want?

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Airsoft Face SPF 30, £7

A moisturising sunscreen that literally smells like summer for only £7? We’re sold. This is an overall amazing product especially if you’re on holiday.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Cream Gel SPF 50+, £12.37

Specifically made for those with sensitive and oily skin, this water resistant cream is perfect for water babies. It’s also formulated to prevent breaking out and it mattifies as soon as you put it on, so you can carry on with your skin and make-up routine straight away.

Dermalogica mediBac clearing Oil Free Matte SPF 30, £44.50

Okay, this one’s definitely a bit pricier, but isn’t £44.50 a small price to pay for beautiful skin? The product is so lightweight you won’t even know it’s there, and it actually contains oil-absorbers to prevent your skin from looking and feeling greasy throughout the day. Worth. It.

Clinique Super City Block SPF 40, £20

Clinique’s Super City Block is made for all skin types and can be used on its own or as a primer. It’s oil and fragrance free, and contains antioxidants to protect your face. The formula is perfect for all skin types and the tube lasts for ages, so you won’t need to keep running to Boots to get more.

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