Shoppers with Acne-Prone Skin Say This Probiotic Sunscreen Actually Prevents Breakouts

The non-greasy, lightweight gel formula leaves skin clear and “glowing.”

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Close up of a young woman with clear glowing skin with tula probiotic sunscreen in the background
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You've heard it a million times: wearing sunscreen is the most effective way to prevent UV damage (which, in turn, can keep your skin looking youthful). While it should be a year-round step in your skin-care routine, SPF protection is especially important as the weather warms up and you spend more time outside. Unfortunately, anyone with oily skin knows there's one major struggle that comes with layering on sunscreen: acne. But what if there was an SPF cream that could shield your skin from harmful rays and actively clear breakouts?

The Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel SPF 30 is a non-comedogenic sunscreen packed with blemish-fighting probiotics, an ingredient that has risen to skin-care stardom for its ability to strengthen the skin barrier. New York-based plastic surgeon Melissa Doft, MD, previously told Shape that "probiotics have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects on the skin…they can help soothe sensitive skin and kill bacteria that leads to acne flares." In other words, while the Tula sunscreen sits on your face, it simultaneously protects your skin from sun damage, treats breakouts, and stops new pimples from popping up. And right now, you can get it for 15 percent off with the code CHECKYOURGLOW15at checkout. (Psst: Here are three TikTok approved ways to put sunscreen over makeup.)

Tula Probiotic Sunscreen

Buy It: Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel SPF 30, $31 with code CHECKYOURGLOW15, was $36,

The lightweight gel is white cast-free (so it's easy to layer underneath makeup) and has a subtle shimmer that leaves a natural-looking glow. The best part? Acne-prone shoppers say they've noticed virtually "no breakouts" since they began using the Tula sunscreen.

"This is the holy grail of all holy grails," wrote one reviewer with acne concerns. They continued to say that it provides "wonderful protection" and a "dewy finish," all without causing a breakout. Another user with hormonal acne said that after applying the sunscreen, they were told that their skin was "glowing." A final shopper noted that after struggling to find a sunscreen for their combination skin, they're now looking forward to summer knowing that they'll have "a non-greasy product to put on [their] face." (BTW: This editor-approved acne treatment calms blemishes overnight.)

Summer should be all about enjoying the sun without fretting about a new zit, and Tula's Protect + Glow sunscreen gel makes that possible.

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