But note that just because something has oil, that doesn’t mean it automatically isn’t non-comedogenic. For example, our Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 has essential oils but it non-comedogenic. So make sure you always read the labels and you may find that only some oils (usually the heavier ones, like jojoba and tamanu) can cause breakouts.
Even if you’re someone who has normal or dry skin, sometimes an oil-free moisturizer is the way to go depending on the season. Black says, “Summer can bring humidity and skin is often less dry than it is during winter, so many prefer to use lighter, oil-free moisturizers during summer months.”
This is also true if you live in a climate that’s hot and humid all year round. Those lighter, oil-free moisturizers that easily sink into your skin will probably feel much better compared to a heavier option when you’re dealing with muggy humidity.
If it sounds like your skin could benefit from an oil-free moisturizer, you’ll find a winner in our Superscreen Daily Moisturizer, which is a non-comedogenic formula that gives your skin both a daily dose of hydration and SPF 40 protection. The bouncy, lightweight formula protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Plus, the inclusion of blue green algae means you’ve got antioxidant power on your side to shield your skin from free radical damage. Basically, this everyday moisturizer does it all without the heaviness of a traditional, oil-based formulation.
Keep in mind, though, that if you have oily skin, Superscreen may be a bit heavy for you, especially during the summer. If this is the case, we suggest trying out Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. It’s another oil-free formula that goes on super lightweight and dries nicely with no oily finish. It also earns bonus points for doubling as an amazing primer.