We've Found the 8 Best Non-Comedogenic Foundations for Breakout Prone Skin

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When ignored, clogged pores and congested skin only lead to more bad news: blemishes and uneven skin texture and tone.

A non-comedogenic foundation will help to even out your skin tone for a perfect makeup canvas without causing congestion.

Keep skin healthy and congestion-free with our selection of the best non-comedogenic foundations.

Side note: A non-comedogenic foundation is great to put in your makeup bag, so if you're looking for a new cosmetic case check out Adore Beauty's very own clear makeup bags. Available in black and blush, these makeup bags come in two different sizes.


Here Are the 10 Best Non-Comedogenic Foundations

To help control sebum production, this Estée Lauder foundation is infused with high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredient helps reduce overproduction of sebum by rehydrating skin, leaving it feeling fresh and healthy. It has a lightweight and oil-free formula, making it perfect for congested and oily skin types. It’s also sweat-, water-, and humidity-resistant, providing 24-hour wear as well as offering SPF 10 for sun protection against harmful UV rays.

Designed specifically for oily and very oily skin, this Clinique foundation contains medicated ingredients which work to regulate sebum production and calm inflammation, soothing redness on acne-prone skin. With its non-irritating and oil-free formula, it is the perfect way to tackle blemishes without causing congestion or further irritation. Itoffers light-to-medium coverage with a skinlike, natural finish. Bursting with anti-inflammatories, this foundation will instantly cool and soothe skin for an overall fresher look and feel.

Offering sheer coverage with a natural foundation, this loose powder blends seamlessly into the skin without ever caking or settling into fine lines and wrinkles. The powder helps minimise redness and improve skin’s luminosity while protecting it with natural SPF from Zinc and Titanium Dioxide. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid Microspheres, which nourish the complexion with moisture to minimise dehydration-induced fine lines for a smooth and airbrushed finish.

Glow Time is infused with anti-ageing actives to minimise fine lines, enlarged pores, and pigmentation while protecting skin from environmental aggressors. Grapefruit Extract brightens the complexion while offering antioxidant protection, and Apple Fruit Extract improves skin tone and clarity. Delivering a full-coverage finish, Jane Iredale’s BB Cream manages to stay weightless on the skin, blending effortlessly into your complexion for an airbrushed yet natural finish.

Looking for an effortless skin tint? This one has a hydrating feel and a radiant finish. Designed for log wear, this formula lasts all day without clogging your pores, fading or transferring. This sheer, natural foundation lets the skin breathe and works to hydrate and purify instead of locking in and irritating imperfections. It's an ideal everyday option for those with sensitive and acne prone skin.

This formula provides light-to-medium coverage with a natural finish. Infused with hydrating ingredients, the blendable cream helps revive dull and dehydrated skin while evening out uneven skin tone and texture. Never feeling heavy or cakey on the skin, this breathable BB cream from Clarins instead leaves the skin feeling smooth and healthy, and looking naturally luminous.

This foundation provides sheer-to-medium coverage and has a 37% pure-water formulation to nourish and hydrate the skin for a natural and luminous finish. This makeup also contains Rose Extracts, which soothe inflammation while minimising redness and balancing uneven skin tones. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this oil-free foundation by Lancôme never feels heavy or noticeable on the skin. Instead, the formula blends in effortlessly for a weightless finish.

A non-comedogenic foundation designed to smooth skin and minimise the look and feel of enlarged pores. To control shine and blur imperfections, this Maybelline foundation contains micropowders that absorb excess oils, diffuse fine, and blur uneven skin tones and textures. The makeup also contains Magnesium Sulphate, which hydrates the skin and reduces inflammation. Dimethicone smooths enlarged pores while forming a protective barrier on the skin to prevent dehydration.


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This article has been updated on 16/06 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Hannah from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.



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