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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

The Eucerin Sun Protection range offers comprehensive protection against sun damage, and there is a product suited to each skin type. All products provide highly effective photostable UVA and UVB filter system and skin cell protection, and many also offer DNA protection. There are sunscreens formulated specifically for different skin types (normal, dry, oily, blemish-prone) for both face and body. There are products formulated specifically for babies, children and adults. There are even sunscreens formulated to suit sun-related problems such as acne-prone and Atopic Dermatitis. All formulas are light in texture, easy to spread and fast absorbing. Only selected active ingredients with a clinically proven efficacy and tolerability are used.

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Does this contain UVA protection?

I tried obtaining more info on the product and it doesn't explicitly state that it has UVA protection. Does it, and which ingredients does that product contain that protect against UVA rays?
Eucerin ZA

Hi Mishka. 

Thank you for your Review.  We can confirm that all of the Eucerin Sun products contain both UVA and UVB filtering.  The range is extremely well formulated and has been clinically tested.  Please take a moment to read the information contained on the web-site, specifically relating to this product on the following link: www.eucerin.co.za/products/sun-protection/sun-gel-creme-oil-control-dry-touch-spf-50plus

We appreciate your interest in our product and thank you again for taking the trouble to get in touch with us.

Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team



Hi, can men also use this sun protection?
Eucerin ZA

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your review. 

The Eucerin sun care products can be used by males and females.

Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team

I really love this product. It isn't oily, doesn't leave a greasy cast on your face and goes well under makeup. It's doesn't protect against UVB which is the down side. I saw other countries they have this one with UVAand UVB. Hope it will come to S.A so that I can go back to using this product.
Eucerin ZA

Hi Kay,


The Eucerin Oil Control sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch does indeed have UVB protection. The protection has in fact been improved with the new Advanced Spectral Technology.  This is explained on the back of the pack ……

Eucerin Sun with Advanced Spectral Technology combines UVA/B filters for very high UV protection  ………………………. Should you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact our Consumer Careline on 0860 102091, or via our web-site www.eucerin.co.za and fill out the Contact page.


Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team



Hey, I really like this product, but I'm wondering about the ingredient L-carnitine - does it come from animals?
Eucerin ZA

Hi Laerke,

Thank you for your communication via our web-site.    L-Carnitine is an amino acid derivative with a sebum-regulating effect.  It is of synthetic origin.

Thank you for getting in touch. 


Eucerin ZA Team


Skin pieces

Why does the Eucerin sun gel cream (oil control 50+ ) make white skin pieces after applied. ???
Eucerin ZA

Hi Mariette,

Please could you provide us with your cellphone number and e-mail address so that we can get in touch to discuss your enquiry.

Many thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team