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Lightweight sun cream for oily skin?

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CaveMum Mon 09-May-16 16:47:56

I have very oily skin on my face and regular suncreams make me look like I've basted myself in oil and bring me out in spots.

Can anyone recommend a lightweight suncreams I can try? Regular suncreams are fine on the rest of my body and when I'm at work and wearing make up that has SPF in it, but I don't want to have to apply foundation every single day if I don't have to!

Plexie Mon 09-May-16 17:51:25

Vichy's Mattifying Face Dry Touch works well for me:

I don't know if it's available in shops in the UK as I bought mine in France, but it can be bought online. Actually Boots have it on offer on their website:

La Roche-Posay do something similar:

It's currently on Boots' website on offer for £12 instead of £16:

Products from both brands can be found in larger branches of Boots so they might stock those particular sunscreens in-store too.

CaveMum Mon 09-May-16 18:05:53

Ooh, thanks. I use La Roche Possay face wash so do like their products. I'll have a look in my local branch to see if they stock the suncream.

hollieberrie Mon 09-May-16 18:08:48

I like Anthelios:

Paddypaws3 Mon 09-May-16 19:42:32

I've literally just come on to ask the same!

Indecisivejo Mon 09-May-16 19:55:17

Lrp also do an anti shine dry touch gel/cream

CaveMum Tue 10-May-16 07:56:04

Those that have used the LRP products do you find the fluid or the gel more effective at keeping shine at bay?

AuntieMaggie Tue 10-May-16 08:40:37

Watching with interest as I was looking at buying the Anthelios but wasn't sure whether to go for the matte or ultra light? And what about tinted vs non tinted?

Pooseyfrumpture Tue 10-May-16 09:07:46

Sali Hughes had an article out at the weekend ( and recommended the Anthelios tinted gel.

herethereandeverywhere Tue 10-May-16 10:10:02

I bought the Anthelios one but found it left a white powdery finish on my face. Anyone else have this issue?

I usually use this one which I buy in Spain but it's available here online:

There's another Gel one by Isdin (they recommend it for hairy people(!) but it doesn't have an oil base so isn't greasy) I like that one too.

HeyMacWey Tue 10-May-16 10:14:06

Biore watery essence spf is brilliant. Beats any Western spf hands down.
Dries down v Matt. I use it instead of moisturiser in the summer.
Is also broad spectrum spf.
You'll need to buy online.

CaveMum Tue 10-May-16 11:29:17

Thanks for all the advice everyone! Nice to know I'm not the only one in this boat!

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