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Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+

Facial sun protection for oily and acne-prone skin

Protects from sun-induced skin damage. Long-lasting dry matt finish and anti-shine effect.


Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ is a daily sunscreen with a very high sun protection factor specifically formulated for oily and acne-prone facial skin. It combines superior photo protection against sun-induced skin damage and an active solution to improve skin condition. 

A combination of Licochalcone A and Glycyrrhentinic Acid provides biological cell protection. Licochalcone A is a powerful, natural, anti-oxidant that protects the skin cells against damage caused by free radicals while Glycyrrhentinic Acid protects DNA by supporting the skin’s own DNA protection and repair mechanisms.

Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ specially developed Oil Control Technology addresses the specific needs of oily and acne-prone skin. The formula, with sebum-regulating L-Carnitine and a combination of three mattifying lipid-absorbing pigments, leaves an immediate and long lasting dry matt finish on the skin even in hot and humid climates.

Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ is non-comedogenic, free of perfume and parabens and an ideal make-up base.

Clinical studies

Clinical studies have proven a very good skin tolerability of Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+, even in patients with sensitive and oily, acne-prone skin.

The efficacy of the mattifying formula with sebum-regulating L-Carnitine and lipid-absorbing pigments was further tested and assessed in product in use (PIU) studies.


 Studies involving 325 subjects with oily, acne-prone skin show excellent results (2). They reported:

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

Women with oily to combination skin confirm after four weeks of product application (3):

  • Less oily skin (90%)
  • Sebum-regulating effect (81%)
  • No pore-clogging (86% )


Left side: Control sunscreen(3) | Right side: Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch(3)

(1) In two combined in-use studies, 325 women with combination, oily and acne-prone skin applied Eucerin Oil Control 50+ approx. once per day for two weeks. The studies were performed in humid and hot climates (Thailand and Spain). (2) Results of a clinical study enrolling 40 women with combination to oily skin. Eucerin Oil Control 50+ was applied twice per day for four weeks. (3) Split-face application of Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ (right-hand side) and a control sunscreen SPF 50+ (left-hand side). Clinical photography was performed 5 min after product application. Example shown, individual results may vary



  • Apply daily in the morning before sun exposure and reapply frequently to maintain the original 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.

Your daily skin care routine

Apply Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleanser onto your face and rinse off.

Use Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Toner to prepare skin for the following steps.

Apply medication for acne-prone skin if relevant. Alternatively treat your skin with Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Skin Renewal Treatment.

If using medication for acne-prone skin, apply Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Adjunctive Soothing Cream. Massage gently into your skin.

Apply Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ taking care to avoid contact with your eyes. Allow to absorb completely and avoid direct contact with textiles and hard surfaces to prevent staining.

Use this product if...

Try a different product if...

You have oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin and are looking for a very high protection sunscreen specifically for your face.


You prefer a sunscreen with an ultra-light texture.


You want a facial sunscreen with a dry matt finish:

The Oil Control Technology in Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ provides an immediate and long-lasting dry matt finish due to its dry touch texture and sebum regulating action.

You would like to prevent Sun-induced ance marks:

Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ protects your skin from sun induced pigmentation disorders.

You have dry skin on your face.
You have normal to combination skin on your face, you go swimming or are at the beach and you prefer a sun product that is water resistant.

 If this is the case try → Eucerin Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+.

You want a sunscreen specifically formulated for children.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Eucerin Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ and Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+

While both are effective sunscreens, Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ is an active solution that has been tailor-made for the specific needs of oily and acne-prone skin. The formula with sebum-regulating L-Carnitine and a combination of three lipid-absorbing pigments provides a long lasting dry-matt finish with an ultra-light texture.

What SPF factor should I be using?

Sun sensitivity varies from person to person. For example, if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin you should always use a high or very high SPF. The SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, indicates the additional amount of time it will take for skin to burn, compared to not using sun protection. So, a person who would get burnt after 30 minutes without sunscreen can be protected for 300 minutes if using a sunscreen. However, this SPF is dependent on the product being used in high enough amounts. It is recommended to only stay in the sun for 60% of the SPF allowance and to remember that skin damage can occur even before sunburn is visible. If in any doubt about your individual skin tolerance, ask a dermatologist for advice.

Why do I need special sun care if I have acne-prone skin?

Acne-prone skin has its own special needs. For example, acne treatments make skin photosensitive and, therefore, more susceptible to sun-induced skin damage. Acne-prone skin typically has increased sebum production, which can be regulated by using specific sun care formulas. Finally hyperpigmented macules are a major concern as acne marks are at increased risk of sun-induced pigmentation. Special sun creams take each of these issues into account.

Why should I integrate sun face care into my daily routine?

Facial skin is more exposed to sun, all year round, than the skin on the rest of the body, making it more vulnerable to harmful UVA/UVB radiation. To avoid cellular DNA damage, photoageing and hyperpigmentation it is important to protect facial skin whenever it is exposed to the sun.

Do I need to apply additional sunscreen if I am already using Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Adjunctive Soothing Cream

If you are outdoors for a prolonged time and are spending time in water or sweating it is recommended that you also apply specific sun protection and if necessary, use a very high SPF such as 50+.

Can I put make-up over my sunscreen?

Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+ is an ideal make-up base. Both face powder and make-up can be safely applied without affecting the sun protection. Do remember, however, to reapply the sun protection regularly throughout the day.

What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

Long wave UVA (Ultraviolet A) rays are emitted by the sun and penetrate deeply into the skin. They are the major cause of oxidative stress. They are responsible for longer-term sun damage such as skin ageing and skin cancer as well as polymorphic light eruption (PLE), the so-called sun allergy. Short wave UVB rays on the other hand cause immediate visible damage to the skin, usually known as sunburn. These rays penetrate less deeply than UVA and are mainly responsible for cellular DNA damage.

Can sunscreen clog my pores and lead to breakouts?

Some patients with oily, acne-prone skin are concerned that sunscreens aggravate their skin condition (clogged pores, breakouts etc.) and leave an unpleasant skin feel. A tailor-made formula, such as Eucerin Sun Face Oil Control Dry Touch SPF 50+, with sebum-regulating L-Carnitine, is a light formulation that offers a pleasant skin feel and leaves an immediate dry-matt finish with a long-lasting oil control effect.

Eucerin Sun Protection Superior sun protection for your skin´s individual needs


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

The innovative Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA and UVB filters
1 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 you are prone to hyperpigmentation, Eucerin Sun Fluid Pigment Control SPF 50+ protects skin from sun-induced hyperpigmentation and helps to reduce dark spots and prevent their re-appearance.
  • 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.


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Tinted in a dark color

Is the product available in a tinted dark shade. All I find is fair and medium
Hi Nox,

At the present time, there are the two variants available, as you have mentioned, the FAIR and MEDIUM.  We currently do not have a DARK variant available in this particular product.  Please also take a moment to visit our web-site to view the ranges of Eucerin Sun that are currently available in South Africa on the following link:  https://www.eucerin.co.za/products/sun-protection.  We really appreciate your interest in our brand and thank you again for getting in touch.

Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team
Dibu ,

Great product

Can it help by removing pimples and dark spots.
Hi Dibu,

The product that you refer to is a sun protection product which will assist with the prevention of dark marks, as it protects the skin from sunburn.  However, for problem skin, we would recommend that you use the Dermo Purifyer range of products which has been specifically formulated for this purpose.  Please also take a moment to read more about the range on the web-site

www.eucerin.co.za/acne.  Thank you for your interest in our brand and for taking the trouble to get in touch with us.


Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team


Best sun protection

I started using it one month after being on oratane, I was already burned by the sun( me thinking that I am black so I dont need sun protection). This product just changed my life, during my oratane course, it helped a lot healing from the burn and protecting my skin from the sun. I have repurchased 3 of them just in case I dont find it when I need it
Hi Kandy,

Thank you so much for your very positive Review.  We are really pleased to hear of the excellent results you have achieved by using the Eucerin Sun Oil Control Sun-Gel Cream.  You are so right - all skins need to be protected from the harsh South African sun and you are very wise to be using a well formulated high factor sun screen.  Thank you for taking the trouble to post your review.  


Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team


Great product!

This is the best product for my oily and acne prone skin. It is light and works well under makeup. I was just wondering whether it is safe to use during pregnancy?
Hi Mel,

We are so very pleased to hear that the Eucerin Sun Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch is suiting your skin well.  It is always great to receive positive feedback from loyal users of our brand and our Marketing team will be thrilled to read your comments!  Thanks again for getting in touch.

Coen ,

Very Good Sunblock

This is a very effective sunblock that does not make my skin oily and even keeps my skin oil free after applying it. I was just wondering if it is a physical sunblock or a chemical sunblock?
Hi Coen,

Thank you for your Review.  The Eucerin Oil Control Sun Gel-Cream is a physical sunblock.  We really appreciate your loyalty to the Eucerin brand and thank you again for taking the trouble to get in touch.