8 Best Makeup For Acne Prone Skin

When used in skin care items, alcohol isn't always bad for the skin, but you should think about what kind of skin you have.


A thick substance called lanolin is made by sheep and other animals with wool to protect their fur.


Retinol is now commonly used to treat acne, and you can even find it in makeup like the PÜR 4-in-1 Foundation Stick.


Cyclopentasiloxane, water, and glycerin are the three highly moisturizing ingredients in this foundation.

NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation

This foundation uses 0.5% salicylic acid. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates pores by breaking down dead skin. Salicylic acid may also reduce sebum production, so this foundation that won't clog pores may assist acne in oily skin.

BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Loose Powder Foundation

This concealer has tea tree oil. Tea tree oil, applied in tiny amounts, is a potent antibacterial and acne-fighting ingredient.

Bye-Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Treatment Concealer

We recommend Tarte Cosmetics' Creaseless Concealer for dry or sensitive skin since it contains many moisturizing elements.

Tarte Creaseless Concealer

E.L.F. Cosmetics Blemish Control Face Primer fights blackheads and whiteheads with 2% salicylic acid. It's water-based and contains a little tea tree oil to fight acne. Try this product a couple times a week to avoid irritating sensitive skin, then gradually increase if no irritation occurs.

E.L.F. Cosmetics Blemish Control Face Primer