Acne can be a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, you want to cover it up to the point of being invisible, on the other hand, you want to let your skin breathe and heal. So which do you go for? Thankfully there is a middle ground, with a wealth of foundation formulations designed specifically for acne-prone skin. Huzzah!
Check out our edit of the best foundations for acne prone skin...
If there's one foundation that's going to make even the most acne-prone skin look flawless, it's this. One for the full-coverage foundation fans, this will stretch to conceal and cover any imperfections so you're Insta ready.
Just because you have acne doesn't mean you love a thick paint-like foundation. If a full coverage formula isn't your bag but you still want a smooth AF complexion, then this BB cream is for you. The oil-free formula keeps skin matte whilst blurring the appearance of large pores, and it's non-comodogenic to boot. The dream.
Designed to last all day no matter how oily your skin is, this genius foundation stays matte whilst reducing the appearance of pores and concealing any less than ideal spots.
This was created by doctors in LA as a 'post-procedure' coverage product – meaning it's so healing and calming it they give it to patients post chemical peels, lasers, injectables, you name it. So just imagine how great it is for just day-to–day sensitive and blemish-prone skin that needs extra care. A true game-changer.
Formulated with with a soothing mix of Chamomile, Aloe and Arnica, this oil-free foundation is ideal for acne-prone skin that's also sensitive.
This foundation provides impressive coverage. A thin layer is enough to camouflage most blemishes and because it's easily blended, you can add an extra layer to intensify coverage. The only down side is that it's not super moisturising, so if you have really dry skin, this formula might not work for you.
This foundation contains ingredients that neutralise the appearance of redness, as well as keep oily skin in check. It's really light in texture, but gives decent medium coverage and lasts for hours, so you won't have to reapply throughout the day.
True to it's name, this goes on like a liquid but sets like a powder. It's thin in texture, but rich in pigment, so it's buildable from sheer to full coverage. It also controls shine without ending up looking cakey and won't slip throughout the day.
Unlike water based products, mineral powders don't harbour bacteria, making it more beneficial for your skin. This one gives impressive coverage and contains tea tree oil to prevent further breakouts. Clever.