Best SPF For Combination Skin: Keeping Your Skin Sun-Safe And Free From Flare-ups

Lady applying sunscreen to her face

Choosing the right SPF for combination skin can sometimes be a real challenge. Too heavy and it can clog your pores and lead to breakouts and congestion, too oily, and it can exacerbate shine, making your skin feel oily and look shiny, it’s a delicate balancing act.

With this in mind, we’ve collated a list of combination skin SPF, rounding up the best sunscreen for combination skin, the best tinted sunscreen for combination skin, and the best Korean sunscreen for combination skin, ensuring that your skin stays safe, shielded, and balanced year-round.  

What To Look For in A Combination Skin Sunscreen

The first thing people with combination skin need to remember when choosing a new sunscreen is to look for non-comedogenic ingredients. Some sunscreens can clog pores, trapping dirt and oil in your skin to leave your skin congested and oily. Choosing something lightweight is a much better option for combination skin, minimising breakouts across your t-zone. Oil-free formulas are also great for combination skin, reducing shine and excess oil to leave your skin matte, calm, and protected.

Sunscreen with harsher chemicals can also be triggering for combination skin, drying and dehydrating your complexion and causing irritation, redness, and sensitivity.  Keep dryness at bay by choosing gentler mineral formulas enriched with hyaluronic acid or ceramides to nourish your skin in the sun, minimising skin flare-ups and reactions.

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Our Favourite Combination Skin-Friendly Sunscreens

Q+A Niacinamide SPF50 Balancing Facial Sunscreen

Specifically formulated for combination skin, this calming Q+A Niacinamide SPF50 Balancing Facial Sunscreen is lightweight and non-greasy, the gentle, skin-friendly, mineral formula keeping combination skin calm, hydrated, and protected.

Enriched with niacinamide, arginine, and betaine this balancing sunscreen keeps your face safe and soothed in the sun, leaving no white cast as it nourishes your complexion, boosting radiance.

Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF0+

Absorbing quickly to soothe and protect combination and oily skin, this lightweight, high-factor Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF0+ balances your skin, the essence-like formula making it perfect for wearing under makeup.

Enriched with aloe vera extract, sachi inchi oil, and lotus flower water, this soothing SPF nurtures irritated skin, nourishing and softening your complexion while boosting elasticity and suppleness to leave your skin calm, dewy, and glowing, with no white cast. Plus, some of the team at FTF HQ have hailed this as a winning choice if you're looking for the best SPF for combination skin types.

Beauty Of Joseon Matte Sun Stick Mugwort & Camelia SPF50

Perfect for shielding combination skin on the go, this pocket-sized Beauty Of Joeson Matte Sun Stick Mugwort & Camelia SPF50 regulates oil production and optimises hydration, smoothing your complexion to leave your skin balanced, nourished, and soothed.

Enriched with green tea extract, silica powder, and cooling artemisia capillaris, as well as vitamins C and A, this skin-friendly sun stick moisturises, smooths, and cools your complexion, balancing your skin with its non-greasy, non-clumpy formula.

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Bondi Sands SPF50+ Matte Tinted Face Lotion

Hydrating your skin with its non-comedogenic formula, this Bondi Sands SPF50+ Matte Tinted Face Lotion mattifies combination skin with its sheer tinted finish, making it perfect for wearing on its own to balance uneven skin, or as a base under makeup.

Featuring very high protection, this ultra-lightweight, dermatologically-tested sunscreen absorbs quickly, the non-comedogenic formula keeping your pores clear to reduce skin flareups and reactions.

COOLA Daily Refreshing Mist SPF15

Perfect for invigorating your skin while you’re out and about in the sun, this COOLA Daily Refreshing Mist SPF15 hydrates your skin, the aloe and coconut water-enriched formula reducing the impact of infrared light, blue light, UVA, and UVB rays on your skin.

Keeping combination skin cool, safe, and shielded, this lightweight face mist is dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic, making it gentle enough to use every day to nourish and protect your skin.  

Heliocare 360 Colour Gel Oil-Free SPF50

Oil-free and dry-touch, this tinted high-protecting Heliocare 360 Colour Gel Oil-Free SPF50 provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, visible light and IR-A. With its antibacterial, anti-microbial, and sebum-controlling technology, it keeps combination skin balanced and protected. 

Evening skin tone while minimising shine,¬†this colour-enriched fluid is gentle on your skin, the paraben-free, alcohol-free, and Fernblock¬ģ technology infused¬†sunscreen¬†repairs sun-damaged skin, reducing the visible signs of ageing to leave your skin radiant and youthful.¬†

La Roche-Posay Anthelious UVMune 400 Oil Control Fluid SPPF50+ For Oily And Blemish-Prone Skin

Invisible, mattifying, and lightweight, this La Roche-Posay Anthelious UVMune 400 Oil Control Fluid SPPF50+ is specifically formulated to protect combination skin from the sun. 

Enriched with airlicum, this very high-protecting sunscreen absorbs sebum, leaving your skin matte and balanced for up to twelve hours, the non-greasy, non-sticky formula defending against UVA and UVB rays.

Shop SPFs For Combination Skin

Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF50+ PA+++ 40mlThank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF50+ PA+++ 40ml
Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF50+ PA+++ 40ml

¬£19.20 ¬£24.00 20% offsaving
Bondi Sands SPF50+ Matte Tinted Face Lotion 75mlBondi Sands SPF50+  Matte Tinted Face Lotion 75ml
Bondi Sands SPF50+ Matte Tinted Face Lotion 75ml

¬£7.19 ¬£8.99 20% offsaving
COOLA Daily Refreshing Mist SPF15 50ml and packagingCOOLA Daily Refreshing Mist SPF15 50ml
COOLA Daily Refreshing Mist SPF15 50ml

¬£33.60 ¬£42.00 20% offsaving
Heliocare 360 Colour Gel Oil Free SPF 50 and packagingHeliocare 360 Colour Gel Oil Free SPF 50
Heliocare 360 Colour Gel Oil Free SPF 50

This oil-free formulation is suitable for normal, combination and oily skins whilst also covering imperfections and providing SPF 50+ protection.

From ¬£26.40 ¬£33.00 20% offsaving
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La Roche-Posay's Anthelios UVmune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ is a very high UVB/UVA sun protection for the face, specifically developed for sensitive skin. It contains their new exclusive UV filter MEXORYL40 to help protect...

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