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Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ 50ml

NART: 69767-09900-23
62 reviews
Very high sun protection for face
Advanced Spectral Technology: UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defence
For sensitive and acne-prone skin

Ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin

Eucerin Oil Control Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF50+ protects oily and acne prone skin from sun-induced skin damage. This non-greasy sunscreen uses Advanced Spectral Technology and HEVIS light defence for very high UV protection, offering all-day oil and shine control tailored to dry, sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin.

The cream is very light and absorbs completely without sticking and shining. Highly recommended, the cream is also very easy to wear under the make-up.

Jasmin, 2019

Product info

A non-greasy facial sunscreen for oily 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 filters(1) 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.

Main findings


Does not leave a sandy skin feel after application


Absorbs quickly


Has a non-sticky texture


Has an ultra light texture

(2) Eucerin research. Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ was applied approximately once a day for two weeks. The studies were performed in hot and humid climates (Germany and Spain).

How To Use

Sunscreen as part of your daily routine

woman using sunscreen in daily routine

  • Apply in the morning instead of, or underneath, your regular day care product. Reapply every 2 hours.
  • Sun protection with a high SPF 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 DermoPurifyer range.
  • Your skin is instantly protected from the sun – no waiting time required
  • Follow with make-up if appropriate

Advanced spectral technology explanation

1. Select the right product

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 defence. It should also be tailored to your skin type and condition. Learn more about what SPF means and how to choose a sunscreen.

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how much sunscreen to use

2. Use the right amount

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, neck and décolleté – you use a thick line of cream that stretches from the tip of your middle finger down to your wrist. Learn more in How much sunscreen to use.

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Areas to apply sunscreen thoroughly

3. Apply thoroughly

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

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Important usage instructions

  • Apply generously before sun exposure and reapply frequently− especially after swimming, perspiring or towelling − 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 …

You have oily, acne-prone skin and are looking for a very high protection facial cream with a non-oily finish:
Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ 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 Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ 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 Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ has an an all-day 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 Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ protects your skin from sun-induced pigmentation.

Try a different product if …

You have oily skin and are looking for a high SPF sun protection product for your body:
Try Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF50.


How it works

It’s not just UV rays that can damage skin. High-energy visible (HEVIS) light can also generate free radicals, cause photoageing (premature skin ageing caused by the sun) and exacerbate the hyperpigmentation issues that oily and acne-prone skin is particularly prone to.

Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ offers Advanced Spectral Technology that goes beyond UV to protect skin from the negative effects of HEVIS light too. The formula also supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism and includes Eucerin’s proven Oil Control Technology which helps to control skin’s sebum and improve the condition and appearance of oily, acne-prone skin.

Advanced Spectral Technology
Superior broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters1 are combined with Licochalcone A to neutralise free radicals caused by UVA and HEVIS light.

DNA protection
The sunscreen for oily skin also contains Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.

Oil Control Technology
The formula’s sebum-regulating Oil Control Technology combines lipid absorbing micropigments and L-Carnitine, reducing the skins own sebum production. The lipid-absorbing micropigments absorb any remaining excess oils, so skin appears dry and matt. 

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

How Eucerin Sun works

FAQ (7)

  • 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 Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF 50+ are designed to manage oily and acne-prone skin conditions.

  • 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 Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+, 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, photoageing (premature ageing 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 Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch SPF50+ 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 photoageing (premature skin ageing 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 photoageing (premature skin ageing 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 photoageing and, in the long run, can also help to combat visible signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles.

from 62 reviews*
  • Lauren 10/10/2023
    Holy grail
    Absolutely by far the best sunscreen for oily skin. Every other sunscreen lies when they state it has a matte finish but this truly does dry down matte! It’s fabulous I love it! Would be nice to see a tinted version too as I hate wearing foundation
  • Lucy 16/06/2023
    Holy grail sunscreen for oily & acne prone ...
    This is by far the best sunscreen I have found for my skin which is acne prone and oily. After applying two finger lengths of this sunscreen to get full protection, it quickly and fully absorbs, leaving a matte finish. It also wears well under make up without pilling. I would love for this sunscreen to be available in a larger bottle since I wear this every day and will be doing so for the foreseeable!
  • snes412 08/06/2023
    She's the One (Bring her to Canada Please)
    I heard about this sunscreen on the internet from a few influencers and had to try it. I ended up importing it from Escuentual and it is such an amazing formula. I wouldn't say it's matte, but it leaves you with a natural finish that isn't extra glowy. It's like a blank canvas for whatever your skin is like. I live in Canada and unfortunately I haven't seen this exact formulation (or any Eucerin SPF formulation) up for sale in our stores. Please please bring this exact formulation over here. It's amazing and is more elegant than the American version from what I've heard online.
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