The best sunscreen for people with acne-prone skin

MDacne oil-free sunscreen for acne-prone skin

Choosing the right sunscreen is crucial for people with acne-prone skin. Though it’s important to use sun protection year-round to prevent premature aging and skin cancer, using the wrong sunscreen can, unfortunately, clog pores and cause more acne breakouts. However, using the right sunscreen, will both protect from the sun and prevent breakouts with the added benefit of helping prevent and fade post-acne dark spots (I.e. the dreaded “hyper-pigmentation”), especially when combined with a medicated dark spot treatment.

The best sunscreens for acne-prone skin are:

  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection

  • SPF 30

  • Water-resistant

  • Oil-free

  • Non-greasy finish

  • Non-comedogenic

  • FDA-cleared, clinically tested

  • Dermatologist-tested & approved

  • Paraben-free, Phthalates-free, Lanolin-free

  • Helps reduce skin redness and fade post-acne dark spots

  • Cruelty-free and vegan

  • Eco-friendly (recyclable tube)

Sunscreen that’s actually good for your skin

The MDacne Oil-Free SPF 30 Sunscreen is the perfect 3 in 1 solution for people with acne prone skin. It is specially formulated to provide light hydration and broad-spectrum sun protection, without the skin greasy, shiny, sunscreen finish. In addition to its powerful sun screening qualities, each tube contains plant-based boosters to help reduce skin inflammation, moisturize the skin, and help prevent and fade dark spots.

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What does the magic?

  • Octinoxate, Octisalate, Avobenzone: Safe and effective, FDA cleared sunscreens. Broad spectrum. UVA/UVB, SPF 30, Water-resistant.

  • Aloe Vera Leaf Extract: soothes and hydrates your skin.

  • Green Tea Extract & Vitamin C: help lighten pigmentation, even skin tone, and boost the skin's natural healing capabilities

  • Licorice Root Extract: has antioxidant properties to prevent and fade dark spots.

  • Cucumber Extract: decreases the skin's water loss, enhances it’s the natural protective layer, and decreases excess sebum production. 

  • Vitamin E: has antioxidant properties to prevent free radical skin damage and protects the natural skin barrier.

MDacne oil-free sunscreen for acne-prone skin
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Perfect for every situation

  • SPF 30: The optimal SPF to for is 30. Sunscreen with SPF 30 will block 97% of the harmful UVB and UVA. Sunscreens with higher SPFs added will block 1% more but will significantly increase the risk for sunscreen induced irritation and allergies.

  • Water Resistant: Water resistance is a crucial feature of quality sunscreens. The MDacne oil-free sunscreen is FDA-tested to be water resistant, which means you can safely sweat and even jump in the pool without losing your sun protection.

  • Wear it 365 Days: Unlike most sunscreens or daily moisturizers and makeup that contain SPF, this sunscreen is good to use all year round. Put on before heading to school or work and/or apply before (and during) a day at the beach.

The sunscreen is currently available to MDacne subscribers. To subscribe, download the MDacne app today!

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