Are these the best 5 foundations for acne stressed skin? We have looked at the suggestions from Company Magazine, Glamour , Cosmopolitan and others and the same brands seem to be the most highly rated by all, so we thought we would do a round up.
Some basic skin care tips:
- Choose a mineral based or non-oil based foundation
- Try a sample on the side of your face not the back of your hand to check the colour match
- Salicylic acid has been shown to have anti-bacterial properties
- Clean your make-up throughly before going to bed at night
- Your skin restores itself overnight so drink water before going to bed to ensure you are hydrated
- Using Lumie Clear will help reduce redness and appearance of spots and can be used within your normal beauty regime
Clinique, Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup, £24
This lightweight liquid foundation is perfect for oily skin – not only does it give amazing coverage, it also contains Salicylic acid which has skin-clearing benefits that work on existing breakouts. So you’ll not only be concealing and neutralises the appearance of redness, you’ll also be preventing future blemishes, all while managing to look natural in the process.
Laura Mercier, Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, £23
This is an alternative to full-on foundation? it is a tinted moisturiser from Laura Mercier with an oil-free formula that controls oil-breakthrough with hydration. According to Company Magazine ‘it’s like on every celebs list – so we’re following suit’.
Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation, £25
A mineral powder foundation that makes it easier to achieve flawless coverage with a naturally luminous finish. Made with the purest, highest-quality ingredients, it adheres to your skin’s natural oils and sits on your skin instead of seeping into your pores. It also has protecting properties as it acts as a barrier between your skin and the environment while still letting your skin breathe.
Avon Ideal Flawless BB Beauty Balm, £12
A product that won’t break your bank, this lightweight beauty balm with mineral pigments feels breathable and delivers moisture. It contains moisturisers, antioxidants, minerals and vitamin E to help hydrate and protect your skin.
Clarins Ever Matte Skin Balancing Foundation, £27
Its plant-based “Skin Detox” complex regulates production of sebum and tightens pores, while the fluid, lightweight texture perfectly melts into the skin, allowing it to breathe without any drying effect.