Top 9 Best Sunscreens For Acne Prone Skin In Malaysia 2023

Protect your skin from getting damaged by applying sunscreen every day. It works wonderfully in reducing UV exposure while decreasing your chance of skin cancer and sun damage. Being under the sun without putting SPF is dangerous as it can also lead to sunburn or damage your skin’s natural barrier. 

Do you know that sunscreen is available in many types? This allows people to have access to their preferences and needs. The following are Malaysia’s 9 best sunscreens for acne-prone skin that you can consider. 

When Do I Reapply Sunscreen?

Do you know that sunscreen should be reapplied throughout the day? Sunscreen is recommended to be reapplied every two hours to ensure incredible protection against the sun.

How To Find The Suitable Sunscreen For Acne Prone Skin?

There are some tips you can consider while choosing sunscreen if you have acne-prone skin. Picking a sunscreen with SPF30 or above, broad spectrum protection and lightweight texture are some tips for selecting a sunscreen.

9 Best Sunscreens For Acne Prone Skin In Malaysia 2023

1. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen

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Image Credit: Neutrogena® Malaysia

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen is made SPF50+ PA+++, and Helioplex™ helps to provide efficient balanced broad-spectrum protection, so rest assured your skin will be protected against harmful UV. Due to its Dry Touch technology, it will give you an ultra-light and non-shiny finish that is suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone skin. It also has a light, fresh scent that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Homosalate, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Ethylparaben, Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate
  • Volume: 88ml

Pros:

Gentle to the skin
Non-shiny finish
Effective broad-spectrum protection

Price: RM33.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. SOMEBYMI Truecica Mineral Calming Tone-Up Suncream

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Image Credit: Threebs Malaysia

SOMEBYMI Truecica Mineral Calming Tone-Up Suncream is an appropriate addition to your skincare routine as it works wonders as a simple makeup base. It will leave no white cast and smudges even after multiple applications. This sunscreen adheres to the skin and keeps you refreshed even with sweat and humidity. Get your skin protected with UV protection and instantly toned up for a more youthful and glowing look. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Tea Tree Leaf Water (378,000 Ppm), Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Propanediol, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/​Capric Glycerides, Dimethicone, VP/​Hexadecene Copolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lavender Oil, Adenosine, Purified Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Bottle Grass Leaf Extract (5,000 Ppb), Butylene Glycol, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract (9,800 Ppb), Glycolipids, Western Pear Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Resveratrol, Ethylhexyl-Glycerin, Asiaticoside (4 Ppb), Madecassic Acid (3 Ppb), Asiatic Acid (3 Ppb), Madecassoside (0.5 Ppb), Triethoxycaprylyl Silane, Linalool, Limonene
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Immediate tone-up
No smudges
Adheres onto the skin

Price: RM52.62

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. L’Oreal Paris UV Defender Matte and Fresh UV Serum Protector

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Image Credit: Multicare Pharmacy

L’Oreal Paris UV Defender Matte and Fresh UV Serum Protector have an oil control ingredient, Airlicium, that can absorb sebum to instantly reduce pore visibility and facial shine. It is recommended for those with oily skin and people who require a sebum control sunscreen. This is because it will leave a dry, matte finish on your skin even in hot and humid climates.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua/​Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Propylene Glycol, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Triethanolamine, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Tromethamine, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-100 Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Silica Silylate, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Menthoxypropanediol, Linalool, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract /​ Ginger Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Kaolin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Carbomer, Myristic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Seedcake Extract /​ Shea Seedcake Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum/​Fragrance
  • Volume: 15ml, 50ml

Pros:

Absorbs sebum
Reduce facial shine
Dry, matte finish

Price: RM26.55 – RM66.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. Y.O.U Triple UV Elixir Sunscreen

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Image Credit: Watsons

Y.O.U Triple UV Elixir Sunscreen has SPF over 50+ PA++++ that is able to give broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB and blue light. It is a lightweight water-based sunscreen that contains both chemical and mineral ingredients. Thanks to its lightweight feature, it absorbs quickly for a breathable and non-greasy look. It is also enriched with ingredients that assist in soothing and softening skin while promoting moisture retention. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glyserin, Propylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Octocrylene, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, C14-22 Alcohols, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, C20-22 Alcohols, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Triethanolamine, Isohexadecane, Allantoin, Menthol, Parfum, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Erythritol, Trehalose, Betaine, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Volume: 30ml

Pros:

Skin nourishing formula
Lightweight
Softens the skin

Price: RM17.61

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen

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Image Credit: AB HOLIC

ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Sunscreen is definitely the ideal choice for people with acne and clogged pores. It protects your skin’s natural barrier from damaging UV rays while keeping your skin hydrated with its Birch Juice and Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid ingredients. This sunscreen also reduces melanin from producing and, at the same time, decreases the appearance of wrinkles. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Propanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexy Benzoate, Polymenthylsisesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Niacinamide, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl Methicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Carbomer, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Artemisia Annua Extract, Polyacylate Crosspolymer-6, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, T-Butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid 
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Decreases melanin reproduction
Reduces wrinkles’ appearance
Protects skin’s barrier

Price: RM72.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. NARUKO Tea Tree Anti-Acne Sunscreen 

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Image Credit: Watsons

NARUKO Tea Tree Anti-Acne Sunscreen has the 10 best peptides with multiple patented ingredients for thorough skin care, leaving you with a refreshing look. Looking for a sunscreen that reduces acne and pimples? This sunscreen ticks all the right boxes and is formulated especially for oily and acne-prone skin. It also controls oil secretion and prevents blemishes while safeguarding your skin from UV rays.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients:
    • Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (5.0%), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (9.0%), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (2.0%), Salicylic Acid (.02%)
    • Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl PEG/​PPG-10/​1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Iron Oxide, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Oil, Tea-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Menthol, Methylisothiazolinone, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Alpine Skullcap (Scutellaria Alpina) Flower/​Leaf/​Stem Extract, Masterword (Peucedanum Ostruthium) Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Alps Wormwood (Artemisia Umbelliformis) Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium Fleischeri) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  • Volume: 30ml

Pros:

Controls oil secretion
Prevents blemishes
Specially formulated for acne-prone skin

Price: RM44.10

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. SKINTIFIC Ultra Light Serum Sunscreen

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Image Credit: BeautyHaul

SKINTIFIC Ultra Light Serum Sunscreen has fast absorption and comfortable formula for oily skin. The SPF 50+ PA++++ and complete UVA/UVB protection help to shield your skin throughout the day without feeling greasy or sticky. It is formulated free from alcohol, fragrance and paraben, thus making it also suitable to use on sensitive skin or damaged skin barrier. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Homosalate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dibutyl Adipate, Disiloxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ferulic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide As, Ceramide Ns/ceramide Ng, Ceramide Eop, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, 1,2-hexanediol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Lauryl Peg-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitan Caprylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin,  Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide Np, Tocopherol, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Cholesterol
  • Volume: 25ml

Pros:

Safe for oily and acne-prone skin
Makes skin feel smooth after application
No sticky feeling

Price: RM45.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

8. COSRX Vitamin E Vitalizing Sunscreen 

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Image Credit: COSRX

COSRX Vitamin E Vitalizing Sunscreen with SPF 50 is formulated with Polyphenols to aid in reducing free radicals from UV rays while improving the skin’s immunity. This non-greasy sunscreen controls sebum and promotes pore reduction to enhance skin texture correction. It is dermatologist tested, resulting in suitability for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients:
    • Active Ingredients: Avobenzone(2.5%), Homosalate(9%), Octocrylene (9%), Octisalate(4.5%)
    • Inactive Ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, Propanediol, Butyloctyl salicylate, Diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, Dimethicone, VP/Eicosene copolymer, Silica, Trisiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Behenyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, C14-22 alcohols, Cetyl alcohol, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Fragrance / Parfum, C12-20 Alkyl glucoside, Butylene glycol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan isostearate, Dextrin, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, Gossypium herbaceum (cotton) extract, Glucose, Tocopherol
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Promotes pore reduction
Reduces free radicals
Enhances skin texture correction

Price: RM56.65

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. beplain Clean Ocean Nonnano Mild Sunscreen 

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Image Credit: Liwela

beplain Clean Ocean Nonnano Mild Sunscreen is a non-nano sunscreen suitable to wear on a daily basis as it gives gentle skin protection for all skin types. The unique thing about this sunscreen is it protects you and the reef and oceans by removing potential reef-harming formulas. Its nano-free physical shielding will filter harmful UV rays wIthout its users getting irritated, making it a safe choice for acne and combination skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Pelvetia Canaliculata Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Tribehenin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ceresin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates/​Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Glucose, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fructooligosaccharides, Fructose, Glyceryl Caprylate, Adenosine
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Nano-free sunscreen
Protects the skin, reef and ocean
Filters harmful UV rays

Price: RM59.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected]. For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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