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Help! I can't use SPF because it always clogs my skin and breaks me out horribly. Every time that I use it, my skin breaks out in a rash. I want to try a mineral sunscreen that will get the job done without breaking me out. Any suggestions? The Paula's choice and Elta Md sunscreen break me out. I don't know what to use anymore. I have sensitive and acne-prone / combination skin. Can't use coconut oil or niacinamide, either. 

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Purito unscented sunscreen and black girl sunscreen. Both very very gentle. 

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I have this same issues! The only sunscreen I have used that causes the least amount of irritation and breakouts for me is the Shiseido Urban Environment oil-free UV Protector SPF 42. it is thin and serum-like in consistency. Highly recommended. I only break out with it when I wear it for a super extended amount of time aka not doing my skincare routine after 9-10 hours of wear. It is really great and not heavy at all. It is almost watery. But even then, the breakouts I get heal fast and are not bad at all, just tiny whiteheads. You just have to be diligent with washing your face at the end of the day. Good luck!

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The glossier invisible shield daily sunscreen is lightweight and doesn’t clog my pores, you could also try a serum before SPF to give your pores a little more protection 🥰

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I don't know why, but coola made me break out like CRAZY. I switched to Dr. Jart+ Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30  and i love it. plus i never wear make up with this on

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thanks! I'm going to give this one a try as well!!

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@abbybethh have you tried kbeauty sunscreens? They tend to be a bit more elegant in their formulations. Neogen has a mineral sunscreen that has no niacinamide that's really well received (Day-Light Protection Sun Screen Spf 50 Pa+++)


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I found a Kbeauty one that should do the trick! Thanks for the recommendation:) it's in my price range, too!

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I have not yet! I'm going to give that one a try:)

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