Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+

A superior facial sunscreen for oily and acne prone skin with an 8h anti-shine effect.

Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology offers very high factor UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense. The sunscreen also supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism and includes sebum-regulating Oil Control technology.

 

Facial sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin

UV light is the main cause of sun-induced skin damage, but high-energy visible (HEVIS) light can also induce free radicals that cause further stress to skin.

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ is an everyday facial sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin. The Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA and UVB filters1 for very high UV protection with Licochalcone A to neutralize free radicals caused by UV and HEVIS light. The sunscreen for oily skin also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.

Sebum-regulating Oil Control technology with L-Carnitine and absorbing micro-particles gives skin an immediate dry touch finish and a long-lasting anti-shine effect of up to eight hours.

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ is unperfumed and has an ultra-light, non-greasy texture. Clinical and dermatological studies prove good skin tolerability on sensitive and acne-prone skin. 

 

(1) Meeting the high standards for UVA and UVB protection defined by Cosmetics Europe. The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU recommendation.

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove good skin tolerability on sensitive and acne-prone skin. The formula was also tested in, and proven to be suitable for, humid climates. 

 

MAIN FINDINGS

Two Product-in-use studies2 involving 325 women with combination, oily and acne-prone skin showed excellent results. They reported:

  • Immediate absorption (98%) 
  • Ultra-light texture (95%)
  • Long-lasting dry matt finish (94%)
  • No shine a few hours after application (93%)

In a separate clinical study the sample confirmed that3:

  • Their skin was less oily (90%)
  • The product did not clog their pores (86% )
  • The product has a sebum-regulating effect (81%)

 

2 Eucerin research. Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF50+ was applied approximately once a day for two weeks. The studies were performed in hot and humid climates (Thailand and Spain).

3 Eucerin research. Results of a clinical study involving 40 women with combination to oily skin. Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF50+ was applied twice a day for four weeks.

 

Eucerin facial sunscreen for oily, acne-prone skin: before and after test
Left side: Control sunscreen(4) | Right side: Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+4

4 Split-face application of Eucerin Sun-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ (right hand side) and an SPF 50+ control sunscreen (left hand side). Clinical photography was performed five minutes after product application. Example shown. Individual results may vary.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which SPF to use?

Sunscreens are available in four different levels of protection: low (factor 6 to 10), medium (15 to 25), high (30 to 50) and very high (50+). The higher the protection factor the better your skin is protected, but it’s important to apply the product thoroughly (be careful not to miss any bits) and to reapply it generously every two hours.

Can sunscreen clog my pores and lead to breakouts?

Some people with oily and acne-prone skin are concerned that sunscreen will worsen their symptoms and avoid sun protection altogether. Specially formulated products such as Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ are designed to manage oily and acne-prone skin conditions. The ultra-light formula has a sebum-regulating Oil Control technology withL-Carnitine and absorbing micro-particles. It leaves an immediate dry touch finish and a long-lasting anti-shine effect of up to eight hours.

My skin is acne-prone. Do I need special suncare?

Yes. Effective sun protection is essential for all skin types and it’s particularly important for acne-prone skin for a number of reasons:

  1. To protect against hyperpigmentation: When skin tissue is injured − as is the case with blemishes and acne − an excessive amount of melanin (skin pigment) can accumulate in one area. This surplus melanin remains after the spot has healed leaving a pigmentation mark. These pigmentation marks are particularly susceptible to the sun and the right sun protection will help to prevent them from darkening and becoming more noticeable.
  2. To prevent skin from drying out: Oily skin still needs moisture. Over exposure to the sun causes it to dry out and the sebaceous glands (which products the sebum that gives skin the oil it needs) go into overdrive. This excess sebum is one of the key stages in the development of blemishes. When skin dries out its external layers harden and this can get in the way of the natural skin-shedding process. Dead skin can build up, block pores and exacerbate acne.

It’s also important to be aware that some acne medication and skin peels can make skin more sensitive to the sun and more susceptible to sun-induced skin damage. Products specially formulated for acne-prone skin, such as Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+, will give it the protection it needs. Our product is also ‘non-comedogenic’, which means it doesn’t contain ingredients that might block pores and trigger blemishes. 

The ultra-light formula has a sebum-regulating Oil Control technology with L-Carnitine and absorbing micro-particles. It leaves an immediate dry touch finish and a long-lasting anti-shine effect of up to eight hours. 

Why do I need to integrate sun face care into my daily routine?

Facial skin is more sensitive to UVA/UVB radiation and HEVIS light than skin on the rest of the body as it is exposed to sun all year round. Sun protection can help you avoid the cellular DNA damage caused by UV, photoaging (premature aging caused by the sun) and hyperpigmentation. It is important to protect facial skin whenever it is exposed to the sun.

Can I use sunscreen and make-up?

Yes. Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ is suitable for use under make-up. Both liquid and powder-based make-up can be safely applied over the sunscreen without affecting its protection. 

What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

UVA rays penetrate the deeper layers of skin. They stimulate the production of free radicals that cause oxidative stress and can lead to indirect DNA damage. UVA rays are most commonly associated with photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They can also trigger sun allergies such as Polymorphous Light Eruption (PLE). UVB rays can also provoke allergies, but to a lesser degree.

UVB rays provide the energy your skin needs to make Vitamin D and stimulate the production of melanin which is responsible for tanning. They don’t travel as deeply as UVA rays, penetrating only the outermost layers of skin, but they cause more immediate damage such as sunburn. UVB rays are directly absorbed by cellular DNA which can lead to skin diseases such as actinic keratosis and skin cancer.
Both types of UV rays can induce hyperpigmentation and may contribute to conditions such as sun spots (also known as age spots) and melasma.

What is high-energy visible light and why does my skin need to be protected from it?

The sunlight spectrum consists of UV, visible and infrared light. Visible sunlight can be detected by the human eye, while the others remain invisible. Part of this visible spectrum has a high energy level and is known as high-energy visible light. It is also referred to as HEVIS light, HEV Light, HEVL and sometimes ‘blue light’ or ‘blue violet light’

Like UVA rays, HEVIS light penetrates the deeper layers of skin (the dermis) and can generate free radicals. These free radicals are one of the main causes of photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They interfere with skin cells and break down the collagen and elastin that gives our skin its plump, youthful appearance. HEVIS light has also been linked to uneven skin pigmentation and melasma.

 

Many modern sunscreens offer effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, but we recommend that you look out for products that also defend against the negative effects of HEVIS light. These products will give your skin reliable protection from photoagingand, in the long run, can also help to combat visible signs of skin aging such as wrinkles.

Ingredients

Sunscreen as part of your daily routine

  • Apply in the morning after, or instead of, your regular day care product
  • High factor sun protection is particularly important if you are taking acne medication or have used a skin peeling product as both these treatments can make skin even more sensitive to the sun
  • Can be used in combination with other Eucerin Face Care products such as those in the Eucerin DERMOPURE range
  • Your skin is instantly protected from the sun – no waiting time required
  • Follow with make-up if appropriate

Apply sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin

Sun protection isn’t just for sun bathers. Light to moderate everyday exposure affects skin too, and blemish-prone skin is particularly susceptible to hyperpigmentation issues which are easily exacerbated by the sun. That’s why it’s important to include sun protection in your daily skincare routine. Find out more in The importance of sun protection in your daily routine.

Three steps to optimal sun protection

Choose sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin

Choose a product that offers the right level of protection for your skin. It should protect against UVA and UVB rays and offer HEVIS light defense. It should also be tailored to your skin type and condition. 

 

Use the right amount of sunscreen for oily skin

It’s important to use sufficient product and to reapply it at regular intervals.

You can use your palm to measure how much product to use. We recommend that, to cover your face and neck, you use a thick line of gel-cream the length of your middle finger.
Apply facial sunscreen for oily, acne-prone skin thoroughly

Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget the bridge of your nose and your neck. 

Important usage instructions

  • Apply generously before sun exposure and reapply frequently− especially after swimming, perspiring or toweling − to maintain the original protection
  • Reducing the quantity will significantly lower the level of protection
  • Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product
  • Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat
  • Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Allow product to absorb completely, and avoid direct contact with textiles and hard surfaces to prevent staining

Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

Try a different product if …

You have oily, acne-prone skin and are looking for a very high protection facial sunscreen:

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ offers very high protection and has been specially formulated for your skin type.

You’re looking for a sun protection product with an ultra-light texture:

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ is ultra-light, non-greasy and non-sticky and absorbs quickly and easily. It is also non-comedogenic.

You’re looking for a sunscreen that prevents your face from developing an oily shine:

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ has an eight hour anti-shine effect. The Oil Control Technology in the formula provides an immediate and long-lasting dry matt finish due to its dry touch texture and sebum-regulating formula

You want to help prevent sun-induced acne marks:

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ protects your skin from sun-induced pigmentation.

You have oily, acne-prone skin and are looking for a facial sunscreen with a lower SPF than 50+:
You have sensitive skin that’s oily but not particularly prone to blemishes and are looking for a very high protection product for your face:
You have sensitive skin that is dry and are looking for a very high protection product for your face:
You have oily skin and are looking for a high or very high sun protection product for your body:

Sun Protection Superior sun protection tailored to skin condition

Eucerin Sun products offer comprehensive protection against sun-induced skin damage.

The innovative Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA and UVB filters1 for reliable UV protection with antioxidant Licochalcone A for high-energy visible (HEVIS) light defense. Glycyrrhetinic Acid provides additional DNA protection.2

The superior sun protection range includes products that are tailored to individual skin needs and contain active ingredients for specific skin conditions:

  • If your skin is oily and/or acne-prone, the formula containing sebum-regulating Oil Control Technology with lipid-absorbing pigments leaves an immediate dry touch finish and has a long-lasting anti-shine effect.
  • If your primary skin concern is premature aging, the Photoaging products with short- and long-chain Hyaluronic Acid will visible reduce the signs of skin aging.
  • If your skin is prone to sun allergies, the Sun Protection and After Sun formulas with Alpha-Glucosylrutin will help to prevent sun-induced allergies such as PLE.
The range also includes Eucerin Kids Sun products (which have been specially formulated to soothe and protect your child’s sensitive and delicate skin) as well as both adult and children’s products that are suitable for atopic skin. 

Eucerin Sun products are available in a range of medium, high and very high SPFs. All are clinically and dermatologically proven to be both highly effective and well tolerated by sensitive skin.

1 - Meeting the highest standards for UVA and UVB protection as defined by Cosmetics Europe.  The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU requirement. 
2 -  Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion does not include Advanced Spectral Technology but uses clinically proven non-chemical filters. Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light Sensitive Protect, Eucerin Sun Spray Sensitive Protect, Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Sensitive Protect and Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Dry Touch do not contain Glycyrrhetinic Acid.