Cosmo Picks 3 Fabulous Foundations for Acne-Prone Skin

Breakouts can run for cover...literally!

Covering up old acne scars while preventing new breakouts — finding the perfect foundation that does double duty is key for acne-prone skin. 

To oil-free formulas to those infused acne-preventing tea tree oil and more, check out these foundations best suited for acne-prone skin:




If your skin is prone to acting up courtesy of make-up, then this airy powder foundation will keep it happy. Enriched with skin-improving sea minerals, the micronised pigments cover imperfections without clogging pores, and zinc and kaolin in the mix prevent greasiness, making skin clearer.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Minerals Skin Improving Foundation, ₹1,215




As the name suggests, this formula is specifically created for blemish-prone skin that needs smooth coverage with skin-clearing benefits. The oil-free foundation conceals, controls breakout, neutralises redness and helps prevent future zits.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup, ₹2,900




This lightweight foundation is enriched with skin-clearing tea tree oil and leaves a breathable, yet full-coverage matte finish. The creamy consistency allows the formula to blend seamlessly without weighing on skin. And since it’s water- and sweat-resistant, it’s perfect for
hot weather.

The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation, ₹1,195