Best Bronzer for Oily Skin

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2018)

Sunless Face Tanner

In other words, what is the best lotion to apply to the face if a person has oily skin? You do not want to apply a bronzer that will clog the pores and make the skin break out in acne. There are products on the market today, that can be applied to the oily skin and prevent the skin from becoming excessively oily or breakout in acne.

The last thing anyone wants is to apply a bronzer to protect their skin and then have their face covered in acne because the bronzer made their skin excessively oily. We will help you to pick the best bronzer to keep your oily skin free from excessive oil and protect it from the harmful rays of the sun. Let’s start the journey.

Eco Tan – Organic Face Tan Water

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Eco Tan - Organic Face Tan Water

Benefits and Uses: This product will build a natural glow for the face and replace the moisturizer and toner. You will need neither product after you use this bronzer. After two nights supposedly you will see a subtle tan tone on the skin. Two nights that is quick. It is made with all-natural properties and it has anti-aging and anti-acne properties. All natural vitamin C with no artificial orange dyes added.

Feedback: The customer said that they apply it to a cotton pad after they put on a natural toner. It is not oily or greasy and they say after a couple of hours you will see a natural glow. It came on time and the product looks very natural. Be sure you apply to the face evenly and she will be ordering it again. It may be unreasonable to think you will see a glow after only two hours after applying.

Another consumer applied it for5 straight days and it had no effect on their skin. It was useless for them. Another customer likes the smell and says it applies nicely and has a nice scent.  The customer like this product for the face. They do not wear foundation and put on moisturizer. They noticed a glow after two applications. Two applications seem rather quick to see a glow. this is a really quick turn around.  

This client complained the product made her face look dirty on the corner of his mouth where her smile lines were. Another reviewer said they don’t like the smell but it leaves a nice glow on the face. They use it in the evening. The product will be bought again they said. This client said they saw no results using the product it was a waste of money basically. The ingredients were great though. This product did not meet the customer’s expectations. Ironically, this product is supposed to have anti-acne properties and prevent acne. It is capable of working on acne proof skin.  The customer applied the product and broke out severely with acne.   

This client has very fair skin and any toning product would show up quickly on the skin. They applied to their face and nothing happened. They really wanted to like the water but it did nothing for them. They thought they may have washed with it too much. They tested it on other parts of their body and the same result nothing happened.

This customer has mixed feelings about the tanning product. If you put it on it will make you look like you have tanned. But the downside is if you miss an area of the body it will be obvious that you missed that part of the body. Also, if you do not cover your face, neck, and arms it will look like you have put on a self-tanning product. If you put it on in the winter and you are covered with clothes than it would be great. It came out a little more orange than the customer was expecting and they warned to be careful when you apply it. Putting it on in winter when you are covered in heavy clothing from head to toe seems like a waste of time.

Need I Glow More? Sunless Face Tanner for Oily Skin

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Need I Glow More Sunless Face Tanner for Oily Skin

Benefits and Uses: This product was designed for oily and acne-prone skin. It is a lightweight tanner that contains Benzoyl Peroxide, shea butter extract, and a tanning combination of vanilla, turmeric and ginger root to fight inflammation and acne. The product is said to give your skin an instant glow and you will have a natural-looking tan within hours.

This may be a stretch that you can have a tan within hours. It is easy to apply and the product’s guide color will show you where you missed applying it on your skin. This will help you to avoid missing parts of your body and streaking. The product is free of parabens, sulfates, PEG’S, petroleum products, (it should be free of petroleum products because who wants to put petroleum on their face?) or animal-based products. It is cruelty-free as well.   

Feedback:  This customer really likes the product. It works very well for their very sensitive, oily skin. It is well worth the price and the packaging-presentation are good. This customer bought the product in different packaging and used it during the summer. It just takes a few drops to apply to the skin. The client put it in the fridge and used it the next summer as well. They put in on once a week for the summer. It achieves a nice medium tan for over a week if it is applied after exfoliation when the skin is supple with no breakouts. They used Jergens spf tanner and that product made them break out like a teenager.

They were afraid to use other tanners for fear they wouldn’t work. They tried this product and it exceeded their expectations. The tanning products were all very expensive and a waste of money for this person. It is designed for people with oily-skin and works fine. It is an ample-summer supply tanning product. It also has super ingredients and the customer noticed the company added more ingredients and they changed the packaging. The customer hopes it works as well for them as it did for this customer.

Another customer says it will give your face a nice tan glow in a few hours. You must use it daily because it washes off after you wash the face with water. But it seems questionable you can develop a tan after a few hours using this product. The customer used it on a beach vacation. The client was absolutely disgusted with the product. The bottle is tiny and it is very hard to put an even application the customer said. They had to wash it off because it would have tanned their skin unevenly. As far as the client is concerned it is not worth a penny and it is the worst purchase they ever made. They do not advise others to buy this product.

The client said they had skin that was sometimes oily and sometimes dry and they had an awful time finding products that would work for their skin. And a lot of the products made them breakout. This product did not make them breakout which was miracle for them. It is pricey but worth the price. The only complaint the customer had was that it doesn’t last a long time. So, they had to apply it daily. This daily application could get expensive for a consumer real fast especially at the price this product sells for.

Bon Vivant Salon Organic Dark Sunless Tanning Mist Golden Sol

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Benefits and Uses: The company touts that the product has no fake smell. It easy to use and has all natural products. It can be used for any skin type imaginable. Light, dark, medium and any color of skin you can imagine it can be used on. It has organic oils and moisturizers and it applies streak-free on the skin.

It doesn’t stain clothes or sheets and it contains many organic herbs and essential oils leaving the skin feeling moist and fresh. It has no parabens, formaldehyde, drying alcohol, and is free of cosmetic colors. It is of course cruelty-free. The mist at 8% is good for oily skin.It fades well into any skin type. It is effective for men, women, and teens.

Feedback: This product only had one customer review. But it seems to cover every age group that would battle with acne and every skin type. It has all natural ingredients and has never been used on animals. The lone review was a negative one.The customer gave the product a two-star rating and said it was too light and too splotchy. Very generic review and would not really help a consumer decide to buy the product or not.

The product could use many more reviews so consumers may have a more well-rounded perception of the product. This would help people to make a more informed decision on whether the product was worth trying or not. It does seem to have a lot going for it though. It can be applied to all skin types and it is safe to use for men, women, and children.

PCA SKIN Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum spf 45

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PCA SKIN Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum spf 45

Benefits and Uses: It has a good SPF rating of 45 and it protects your skin from UVA/UVB rays while it tans the skin. It has thistles and caffeine in it for extra protection. This seems really odd it has caffeine in it. The thistle and caffeine are supposed to be for environmental protection. How these ingredients protect your skin from the environment is unknown. It is light enough to be worn under makeup.  

Feedback: The customer says it is a bit expensive but it works well. They’re always looking to try new products with an SPF rating of 35 or over. It feels good on their skin and despite the price they would purchase the product again.  This customer says it doesn’t irritate their adult riddled acne skin and it absorbs fast which is a good plus for the consumer.  It does not have the SPF stink.This product was recommended to the consumer by their dermatologist. They like it because it doesn’t smell applies lightly to the skin and absorbs into the skin quickly.

This customer liked the product because it glides on the skin lightly and doesn’t feel heavy. It absorbs quickly and the client feels like the product really is protecting their face from the sun. They went to a ski party and skied and danced in the sun all day. At the end of the day, they had no sunburn. They highly recommend this product.

This client loves the zinc in the product and they say they will buy no other. It really protects them in the water when they are swimming.  Another satisfied customer says they like the whole product line and this product keeps with that tradition. This customer’s aesthetician used the product on the client when giving the client a facial. The client really liked the product and said the cleanser and the weightless SPF 45 product worked very well together to protect their skin.

This customer doesn’t know if the product is really giving their skin protection against the sun or not. They say it is lightweight but it feels like it peels off their skin. This customer was absolutely put off by this product because it made their skin very irritated. It also caused them to break out with acne. They will not buy this product again. Another client had to return this product because it caused an allergic reaction on their skin. They developed a rash from the product.

Another customer will switch to another sunscreen made by the same company who made this sunscreen. This particular sunscreen had no moisturizing properties in it and for this reason, the customer will switch. Another customer had bought this product from a salon. They bought it from Amazon this time and they were definitely disappointed in what they received. The product from Amazon had different packaging, a funky smell, and it was a different consistency than the one bought from the salon. They think the product sold in the salon is the real product and this one bought on Amazon is a fake product. It seems highly unlikely that Amazon would sell them a fake product. This would be very poor business practice on the part of Amazon.

Zuzu Luxe – Mineral Bronzer D-28

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Benefits and Uses: This product is gluten-free which is odd to say because you will not find a wheat ingredient in a sunscreen. It also is cruelty-free as certified by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ for the Leaping Bunny Program. If this carries any authority or not is not known. The product is free of coal tar derivatives, parabens, soy, mineral oil, FD&C agents, tree nuts and peanuts, lanolin, talc, and many other compounds. It is as natural as natural can get. The formula turns from sun-kissed to naturally bronze over time. It can be worn all-year-round to keep skin healthy and protected. It contains Titanium Dioxide which offers the full range of protection from the sun.     

Feedback: Unfortunately, this product received one written review and it was a poor review at that. The consumer said the bronzer was cracked when they unpacked it. It is not a bronze color but a mud color which is not an accurate description of the color by the company. They said when they put it on their skin it looked gray. They gave the product two-star rating which is poor. It is unlikely the customer will buy the product again. This product is free of every ingredient under the sun. It is supposed to be all natural with no harmful chemicals contained in its formula. This is pretty expensive mud and you would think the shipment would have arrived in better condition than it did for the consumer. It sounds like this bronzer may be an ineffective sunscreen. It is pretty pricey too. It is not known how reliable the customer service of this company is. They did send a customer a cracked product. Which may not be a good sign as to their business or customer service practices.


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Bronzer can help people who have oily skin. It can keep the skin artificially tanned and protect it from the harmful rays of the sun. The products also blend well with the natural tone of the skin if they are applied evenly and accurately. One of the products could be worn under makeup and you would never know the person was wearing a bronzer tanning product. You may want to read through the list of products and see if any catch your eye that may work for your skin. If you find the right tanning product for your skin you can go outdoors with confidence knowing you are protected.

Some of the products reviewed could be worn all-year-round providing the consumer with protection engaging in winter activities as well as summer activities. One product had an excellent SPF rating of 45.


Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.