2 + 1 best sunscreens for oily skin

best sunscreens for oily face

aco sunscreen review

Sunscreen and oily skin. Not a good combo. If your skin has even a slight tendency to oiliness – you know just what I’m talking about. I’m not sure what it is exactly that causes my skin to break out and to shine even brighter like a diamond (Rihanna gets it) with sunscreens, but I’ve learned that once you find a product that works for you, you hold on to that product and never let go.

And you tell everyone all about it – since most of us don’t enjoy that sticky feeling anyway. And it would be nice to wear makeup on top of that sunscreen. So – here are three best sunscreens that work for oily and combination skin and that work really well under makeup as well. I would think that all skintypes would benefit from these (if your skin is dry, just apply your regular moisturizers under them).

eucerin mattifying sun fluid

Eucerin sun fluid mattifying (SPF 30 & SPF 50)

Eucerin’s thin fluid sunscreen is the winner for me as the best sunscreen for oily face. When I first found it, I couldn’t believe it’s true. It’s really a super lightweight fluid, almost watery. It absorbs into the skin quickly and it leaves a matte finish. It also stays quite matte, it doesn’t move anywhere. It doesn’t have a heavy scent to it – except that it smells like summer, since it’s always my memory from this product.

This is also Risto’s favorite – as he’s bald he needs to cover his head as well and this is one of his favorite sunscreens, as it’s so light and matte.

The only downside to this is that as it’s so runny (is that a word?), the packaging can get a bit messy. Also – it’s not easily available in Finland (=justfinnishproblems). The packaging could be bigger too, but then again it’s so easy to travel with since it’s quite small. Other than that, per-fect.

Ecerin mattifying fluid SPF 50* on sale right now on feelunique!

aco sun fluid mattifying

ACO Sun Face Fluid Mattifying SPF 50

I got ACO’s mattifying sunscreen as a pr-sample and I was eager to test it, as it’s quite affordable, the packaging is perfect and it’s easily available in my country.  And I am positively surprised.

This fluid is not as thin and watery as the one mentioned before, but it’s still quite lightweight. It feels a bit sticky, when you first apply it, but once it absorbs, it feels nice and lightweight. And yes – it leaves your skin quite matte. Not as matte as possible, but matte enough. This smells pleasant as well, like summer.

For my skin, this works as my moisturizer – if I apply a moisturizer under this, it doesn’t work. It starts to shine. But when I apply this to my cleansed face (possibly just a serum or a moisturizing mist under), it works wonders.

I definitely recommend this product as well – and I would think that if your skin is not quite that oily, you would prefer this than the Eucerin one.
The only thing here is, that this product and brand is only sold in Nordic countries.

I also got to try ACO’s new transparent sun spray (SPF 30), which is amazing for your body, if you want your sunscreen to be non-sticky and lightweight for your body as well. And obviously ACO has a whole range with different products for different skintypes.

www.aco.fi

great sunscreen for oily face

mineral makeup sunscreen

+ Mineral makeup

I know mineral makeup is not technically a sunscreen, but it does act like one. And it does a great job. Also – if you choose your mineral makeup right, it is the right choice for the environment. Minerals work as a physical sunscreen, meaning that they reflect the light away from your skin. I hate to admit it, but physical sunscreens are the ones, that are better for the environment.

If I lost you on ‘physical sunscreen’ – make sure to check out this post: Physical vs. chemical sun lotion.

And in my experience, physical sunscreens don’t let you down. I don’t think I’ve ever burned, wearing mineral makeup on my face (or wearing a physical sunscreen). It’s a safe choice. Needless to say, it also acts as your makeup, so your skin looks beautiful and even.

The only downside to it is that it doesn’t stay matte – unless you powder it and fix it during the day, as you would your makeup.

My favorite mineral makeup is still Pandhy’s loose mineral makeup, but the second would be Everyday Minerals. If you don’t mind silicones, I also like Jane Iredale’s mineral foundations. I also use Zuii Organic‘s foundation bases and they work really well as well (even though it’s not a mineral makeup line per se).

Pandhy’s mineral makeup

Everyday MineralsYou can order free samples from their site, if you want to try first!

Jane IredaleLink to amazon, which is an authorized reseller according to Jane Iredale’s official site

mattifying sunscreen

Photos of me: Kauneusgurusi

What is your favorite sunscreen for face?
And do you know of a natural sunscreen for face, that works and is very lightweight? I’d love to find more options.

My summer favorites

great primer for oily skin

great primer for oily skin

nyx perfect filter golden hour makeup

Oops, I kinda forgot to post monthly favorites on June and July. But that can happen at Summer, right? To make up for it, I collected my summer favorites on this post, including the best sunscreen for oily skin and a perfect neutral eye shadow palette (and more!).

Summer has gone by so quickly and I think it’s partly, because I’ve just waited for it, day after day. It never really began, you see? But even though the weather hasn’t been the best, there’s been lots of light and it’s green outside and I’ve got to wear my summer outfits. Living in Finland, you kinda learn to appreciate the “ok” weather. Kinda.

Anyway – it’s still Summer as long as it’s August and my birthday coming up – so here are my top picks.

my summer favorite products

Eucerin Sun Fluid mattifying SPF30
All of you combination or oily skinned beauties out there – you can stop looking for the perfect sunscreen for your faces. This is it! Super lightweight, actually mattifying sunscreen, that doesn’t clog your pores or make your skin explode. My man also likes to use this on his head (his bald).

NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Palette, Golden Hour
This palette has been my go-to palette throughout the summer. I travelled with it and I even used it on one of the brides I did this summer! I love the colors, that are easily blendable, but still very pigmented. One of the best palettes I own. If you’re in need of a neutral everyday palette, that is pretty – yet affordable – you may want to try this!nyx perfect filter golden hour

nyx golden hour palette makeupUsing NYX Golden Hour Palette & Clarins Primer

Victoria’s Secret Body Mist, Coconut Passion
This probably doesn’t need any introductions, VS Body Sprays are classics. I love wearing lighter perfumes in summer, so I’ve been using a lot of body mists. This sweet coconut-vanilla scent is not only my favorite, but a lot of my friends use it too.

manna kadar lip stain review

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lip Locked Primer & Lip Stain (Lucky)
The brand itself is pretty unknown to me, but I love this particular lip product, that I got from a surprise beauty box (Finnish Bette beauty box). The color reminds me of MAC Faux, which is one of my favorite nude colors. This one is more glossy and maybe a tiny bit darker than Faux. I love the beautiful packaging and the applicator makes it easy to apply.
(MAC Faux post & review)

manna kadar liplocked Lucky

Nurme Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
I got this too from the surprise box. I have one other product from this brand – a mango body lotion and needless to say I love it. I love products, that smell like fruits and berries. Yummy.

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer
I got these cute small sized Clarins samples from one of the PR-events I attended last Spring. I have used the primer before – maybe two years ago, but had forgotten just how good it is. I mean, my makeup is on point the whole day with this! With oily skin a good primer just really makes a difference and this is one of those primers – it really smooths your pores and wrinkles and just makes a great base for foundation. I don’t know what I’m gonna do, when I run out of this cute little jar.

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
I’ve also loved this lip oil for those days, when I’m too lazy to wear lipstick, but want a little something on my lips. This one is a clear(ish) gloss, which isn’t sticky and makes your lips look plump (like glosses tend to do, duh).

(In this post I’m wearing nothing on my face except this gloss.)

clarins lip oil swatch

Herbina Lip Candy & Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

Herbina Lip Candy lip balm
Herbina is one of the most popular affordable cosmetic brands in Finland. If you ever visit Finland, you may want to check out their products, that are sold in department stores, but also in grocery stores. The packaging is a bit childish, but I like this clear gloss, which has a sweet lemony scent. I have surprised myself lately with the addiction of lipglosses!

+ Glamour & Bench sunglasses
I rarely buy or read magazines, but when I do, I’m most likely to take off. I have a tradition of buying Glamour from the airport, whenever I’m heading out to a holiday. Or sometimes I buy it, when I want to pamper myself. That said Glamour is definitely my favorite magazine – it’s actually full of interesting articles and funny things such as “Hey, it’s okay..” -section.  Note to self: I should buy Glamour more often.

The sunglasses were actually free, when we shopped at Bench and spent enough money. I like their pink reflection and the funny round shape!

summer favorite cosmetics

How has your summer been? I’d love to hear about it!