6 Face Sunscreens That Won't Leave You Feeling Greasy

Our Beauty Lab tested almost two dozen SPF lotions to find the best ones for every skin type.

6 Face Sunscreens That Won't Leave You Feeling Greasy
Algenist / Hawaiian Tropic / Coppertone

Not all sunscreens are created equal. Slather up your face with a lotion made for your body and you run the risk of feeling like a greasy mess. Luckily, the GolfHr Institute Beauty Lab is on it. They tested 22 broad-spectrum SPF 30+ lotions on 580 women to find the best ones for every complexion.

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1 Dry Skin (Budget): Coppertone ClearlySheer Faces
Coppertone ClearlySheer Faces

Our testers love that this fast-absorbing SPF 30 hydrated their parched skin without any greasiness.

2 Dry Skin (Splurge): Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution
Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This SPF formula from Clarin came out on top in the GolfHr Institute's test for dry skin. Reviewers said it felt more like a moisturizer than a sunscreen, especially because of how lightweight it is.

3 Combination Skin (Budget): Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face SPF 30
Hawaiian Tropic

Those with combination skin couldn't stop raving about this SPF 30's "velvety, matte" finish. It moisturized without living behind any whiteness, oil, film, or tackiness.

4 Combination Skin (Splurge): Algenist Sublime Defense
Algenist Sublime Defense SPF 50

This SPF 50 fluid is virtually undetectable after you put it on meaning it won't look shiny on top of oily spots.

5 Sensitive-Skin (Budget): Aveeno Protect + Hydrate for Face
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Sunscreen with Active Naturals Oat

Another top-pick for those with sensitive skin, this SPF 50 is infused with soothing oatmeal that won't irritate skin or leave any residue behind.

6 Sensitive Skin (Splurge): MDSolarSciences Mineral Créme
MDSolarSciences Mineral Créme SPF 50

This SPF 50 formula was the top pick among our most-sensitive testers. They had no reactions from the mineral sunscreen whatsoever.

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