We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen on our faces on a daily basis – yes, even if it is the cloudiest day of the year. However, as a black woman buying sunscreen is not as easy as picking any brand of type off the shelf and putting it in our basket, even more difficult if you have oily skin. Some sunscreens are notorious for leaving skin oily and also leaving an ashy or blueish cast on melanated skin. Fear not, I have done some research and testing and will give you the tea of my favourite sunscreens for melanated women with oily skin.
Drops of light skin defence multi protection essence I have been using this sunscreen for a while now, it even featured in my springtime favourites, I have since repurchased it. It is a light-weight formula that sinks so well into the skin, it does not leave a cast at all. I can’t say that it is mattifying, but it doesn’t leave your face oily even when worn by itself without makeup. You can buy it for R285 for 6oml at The Body Shop, the nice thing about The Body Shop is that they always have awesome specials where you can save on your favourite products.
Sun gel-creme oil control dry touch This one is a newbie that I have been trying out for the last 2 weeks – I was sent 10 sample sizes of these sunscreens by Eucerin (I was the most popular person at the office that day :)). It is a thicker consistency than the first sunscreen, but I believe that it works as well. It also sinks into the skin, is mattifying and does not leave a white cast. I am very impressed with sunscreens from Eucerin in general (I have used another variant before), I will be adding this one permanently to my sunscreen rotation. You can but this particular one for R210 for 5oml.
I love both products equally; they both have a SPF of 50 and thus are equal on that front, the Eucerin one wins it on the price battle.