Why choose oil-free sunscreen?
Benefits of Oil-free Sunscreen & Oil-free Skin Care Products
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and an incredibly complex system. Embracing good skin care products, including sunscreen, is essential. There are many different reasons to use oil-free products in your skin care routine especially if you're prone to breakouts.
Oil-free products nourish and renew your skin without clogging pores or adding extra shine/grease and are typically light in consistency.
By using oil-free skin care products, you help balance your skin, preventing an increase in oil, yet providing adequate hydration to prevent your skin from drying out. Unlike many oil-based products, oil-free formulations tend to absorb faster, allowing hydration to skin without clogging pores.
Additionally, oil-free products are ideal for most skin types, including sensitive, normal, oily and combination.
Why choose an oil-free sunscreen?
The Canadian, American and Australian Colleges of Dermatology all recommend using sunscreen when outdoors and choosing an oil-free sunscreen. Often, manufacturers add natural oils to sunscreens to give them a smoother texture and provide hydration. While this could be beneficial for individuals with very dry skin, it can cause acne-like eruptions (pimples) when applied to oily or acne-prone skin. For those prone to acne, gels, lotions or products labelled "oil-free" or "non-comedogenic" are recommended.
- Light and fast-absorbing
- Doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy, and
- Dry quickly to a matte finish, leaving your skin feeling silky and smooth.
Additionally, our oil-free sunscreens are:
- Suitable for face and body
This means they're formulated to be absorbed into your skin without clogging your pores and causing breakouts.
Our oil-free sunscreens are alcohol-free meaning they don't contain harmful alcohols such as ethanol/ethyl alcohol and alcohol denatured which can disturb the skin's natural acid balance, causing irritation, dryness, and stimulation of excess oils that cause clogging of pores.
KINeSYS skin-friendly formulas are also:
- fragrance-free and lightly scented
- Paraben-free, and
This makes KINeSYS ideal for use on the face as well as the rest of the body. If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts, KINeSYS SPF 30 Fragrance Free Performance Sunscreen is gentle and effective in protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as its designed to keep your skin protected and nourished without clogging your pores or increasing oil production.
If you've avoided sunscreens in the past because most of those you tried were either too greasy, we have some options that will change your impression of sunscreens for good.
Benefits of Oil-free Sunscreen for Sport
Our oil-free formula is designed with the athlete and active, outdoor person in mind. The sunscreen provides light-weight protection that helps keep your skin matte and allows your skin to breathe and sweat normally, so you never have to worry about clogged pores and overheating.
It can be challenging to find a sunscreen that doesn't feel heavy or oily after applying. With the KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen, there is no more wiping hands after application or washing hands to remove the greasy sunscreen residue.
Whatever your activity of choice, be it tennis, pickleball, golf, cycling, triathlon, cricket or ball sports such as rugby, volleyball, etc., having an oil-free, high-quality sunscreen that will withstand the rigors of your workout and provide protection an go a long way in improving performance.
"This is an excellent product for what I needed. I needed some type of sunscreen that I could apply halfway through my 4 hour rounds of golf that would sink in and would not get my hands greasy and this is it. It is a light spray that I can use on my face, neck, arms, etc." - Susan H
The last thing you want to do is sweat off all that sun protection, or have it run and cause your eyes to sting right in the middle of an intense workout. The KINeSYS Spray Sunscreen is water and sweat resistant up to 80 minutes, which prevents it from running into your eyes and stinging while working out.
Did you know?
- Team Canada chose KINeSYS SPF50 Fragrance Free Spray Sunscreen to protect their skin during the Commonwealth Games 2018
- KINeSYS SPF50 Fragrance Free Spray Sunscreen named one of 'Top Allergy-Friendly Sunscreens' by Allergic Living Magazine, June 2021
- KINeSYS SPF50 Fragrance Free Spray Sunscreen named one of the Best Sweat-Resistant Sunscreens for Runners. An Editors' Choice, RUNNER'S WORLD, July 2021
You'll need to apply the sunscreen at least every 80 minutes, especially when sweating, if you're spending time in the water and after towel-drying. And for those who prefer the easy application of a spray-on sunscreen instead of a lotion that you have to spread by hand, our non-aerosol formula has got you covered.
Best Sunscreen for Outdoor Workers
Sunscreen is essential all year long, and it becomes especially important if you are spending more time outdoors. Outdoor workers are at risk of greater UV exposure, and shouldn't be stepping outdoors without that final element of sun protection. Many outdoor workers, however, avoid using sunscreen having been tired of the slick, sticky feeling present in most formulas.
When you spend that much time in the sun, you need the best non-greasy, sweat-resistant sunscreen that can provide maximum protection without causing irritation. Our oil-free formula is specially designed for an active lifestyle and is great for any outdoor activity. It delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and goes on feeling light, absorbs quickly, and is appropriate for all skin types, even those with especially sensitive or dry skin. The non-greasy, fast-absorbing characteristics of our sunscreens will ensure grip is retained when handling tools, equipment and other tasks.
The lightweight pump spray is also easy to apply especially when covering those hard to reach places. It comes in a compact 30ml bottle that is small enough to fit in pocket or tool belt for reapplication throughout the day. It's an ideal solution if you're looking for a sunscreen to take on the go.
As sunscreen is an integral part of a sun protection regimen, it's crucial to ensure that the product you choose will fit your particular needs. The oil-free KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen is your best option for shielding from the sun's dangerous UVA and UVB rays while preventing clogging of pores.