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What’s the best foundation for acne-prone skin?

Jessica is acne prone…I want to buy a foundation primer, and the ones that I find are silicone based. Is silicone bad for acne prone/oily skin?

The Right Brain Is Answer Prone:

There are four basic types of foundation formulations: Oil-based for dry skin; water-based products for all skin types; oil-free for oily skin; and anhydrous for extremely long wearing.

Foundation fundamentals

According to one of our favorite dermatologists, Dr. Zoe Draelos, silicone foundations are preferred for oily skin. That’s because silicone is non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog your pores. So go for it!

Interesting Bonus Fact: Unlike animal, vegetable or mineral oils, silicones are not based on carbon.

What’s your favorite kind of foundation? Leave a comment and share some foundational facts with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.

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  • Lindsey March 14, 2015, 5:46 pm

    I personally think liquid foundation has more coverage!

  • Amber Faires September 27, 2016, 3:02 am

    Silicone? I have very oily acne prone skin. Foundation has always separated and “melted” on my skin. The best foundation for any staying power was the Revlon colorstay.
    Silicone actually just let the foundation slip off my face. It doesnt help if you are acne prone and have oily skin. And many people who acne also have oily skin.
    Who cares if it’s “it wont clog pores” if it also wont help your problem? It’s useless.

  • FrenchBeautista December 25, 2016, 1:36 pm

    Surprisingly, the best primer I found for my extremly oily skin is…sunscreen!

    I don’t know why, but my fondation lasts really longer when I apply my sunscreen under.