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.

February Favorites

february favorites

cosmetics

zuii sheerlips begonia

february favorites

pandhys loose mineral foundation

Here are my favorite products of this month and a quick recap of the month.

This month has been all about blogging. I spent half of the month on a holiday so it was nice to get back to work.  I’ve been setting some goals for my blog and tried my best to follow those goals. I’ve been busy planning posts and my future. I’ve also been stressing way too much about everything – that’s something I could skip next month. It’s just not always easy to stay in the moment and chill out. Still worth it though, so I’m gonna keep practising.

This month’s posts
I wrote about our amazing trip to Holbox, Mexico. I also wrote about regrets and my acne journey (I’ve been really open and honest this month!). Then I wrote about using snails in skincare and I did a black smokey eye tutorial. Which post was your favorite?

The *pr-sample tells that I’ve received the product as a pr-sample. It doesn’t mean that I have to blog about it – I only choose products that I actually like, so all the opinions are 100 % honest and mine.

essence get big lashes volume boost

essence get BIG volume boost mascara
You can’t miss the hype about essence cosmetics – not in the beauty world at least! Essence products have a great price-quality ratio. I mean, they’re super cheap, in english. The products I’ve tried are mascaras and a brow gel. I’ve tried a bunch of different mascaras from them but this is definitely my favorite! It gives my lashes a nice boost without looking clumpy. This is perfect in all the other ways except that it’s not very long lasting. It doesn’t last the rain or sweating. At the end of the day I can see it’s a bit smudged and it’s on my lower lash line. It’s not that bad though, but still, a little. Nevertheless, it’s a good mascara for daily use and for the price – it’s pretty great.

zuii sheerlips begonia

Zuii Organic Sheerlips Lipstick in Begonia *pr-sample
Spring calls for bright lipsticks. This is one of my favorite pink lipsticks – Begonia shade is cool-toned and it’s almost matte which makes it really intense. This lipstick lasts very long without making my lips dry: it’s 100% organic with moisturizing aloe vera, shea butter and jojoba oil. Love the packaging as well!

pandhys loose mineral foundation
Pandhy’s Loose Mineral Foundation *pr-sample
I collaborated with Pandhy’s a while ago and tried their mineral makeup – I’ve been a fan ever since. This foundation is still my favorite, especially now since I’m struggling with my skin again. I’m trying my best to treat my skin so that it boosts the recovery and using organic makeup products is one of the things I do. This doesn’t hide every imperfection I have (I have to hide the spots with another layer or a concealer), but it evens out the color of my skin and makes my skin look altogether smoother and prettier. This also works as a sunscreen – I used this a few times in Mexico and didn’t burn at all – whilst looking fabulous of course.

isadora face sculptor

Isadora Face Sculptor in Cool Pink *pr-sample &  Z-palette
This palette is oldie, but goldie. I’ve even hit the pan with the bronzer, which doesn’t happen often being a beauty blogger and all! I love this palette – it has great three versatile colors that work as a bronzer, blush, highlighter and eyeshadow. I often take this with me when I’m travelling because I can do the whole face with it. My favorite color from this palette is the pink blush – it’s the perfect everyday shade which I use even when I’m not using the rest of the colors.
I’ve depotted the palette in this pink Z-palette, because the original packaging got broken in my -full makeup drawer (totally my fault). I actually love this palette even more in it’s new place – the Z-palette is sturdy yet handy and it looks super cute. Depotting is by the way really addicting and satisfying.

pink z-palette

Do we have some same favorites? What are your top picks for this month?