Non-comedogenic products are ones which do not clog facial pores. A hard blockage can be created from an excess of sebum in a pore which can lead to whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. In fact, there is an amazing thread in Madam Gupshup which lists the comedogenic ratings of different ingredients. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you definitely need to check products having low comedogenic ratings. In today’s post, I will list some non-comedogenic foundations for acne-prone skin.

1. Maybelline Fit me! Matte + Poreless Foundation:

My absolute favorite, it has been tried and tested for close to one-and-half years on my oily, acne-prone skin. While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only Maybelline’s pore-minimizing foundation contains their genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish. It comes in an array of shades for Indian skin, and is a God-send for its oil-free smooth look.

2. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Foundation:

A matte foundation that doesn’t look flat! This Infallible foundation is enriched with perlite technology, and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours. Being of thin consistency, it is easy to apply and blend, without clogging your pores and giving a cakey look.

3.  The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion Long-Lasting Moist Cover Foundation:

This innovative K-beauty product is lightweight and gives the naturally flawless look without blocking your pores. The seamless natural looking finish never looks patchy and it does not emphasize dry patches or skin pores. It controls sebum and is thus a great daily choice for oily skin.

4.  The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation:

This foundation has everything a girl with acne could ask for. The vegan foundation contains Moroccan Lava Clay which is a mineral-rich clay that helps in the treatment of dehydrated, sensitive skin and enlarged pores. This foundation also contains Tea Tree which is clinically proven to give you clearer skin. Being formulated without petrolatum and mineral oil, it is non-comedogenic. The foundation gives matte high coverage, long wear, breathable wear, shine free finish and no clogged pores.

5.  Faces Go Chic Foundation:

If you are looking for a lightweight, breathable formula without very high coverage, this might be just what you want. It has a nice luminous finish without looking greasy and feels so comfortable on skin. It doesn’t clog pores and hence your skin looks natural and feels comfortable, with no risk of breakouts after makeup.

6.  NYX Total Control Drop Foundation:

Touted as a game changer, this foundation has a vast shade range for every undertone and complexion. If you have difficulty finding your exact match, definitely try this. You can build from sheer to full coverage, without accentuating pores or causing breakouts. Being runny in consistency, it is lightweight on skin and has no cakey or clogged effect.

7.  Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF 50+ PA+++:

Another cushion foundation from the well-known Korean beauty brand Laneige. The BB cream is semi matte in texture and doesn’t look patchy or cakey on my skin. Your skin will really love this lightweight, smooth formula for daily use. It doesn’t clog pores or leave a white cast, and has a superb sun protection with SPF 50+ PA+++.

8. Clinique Even Better Makeup Foundation SPF 15:

This is a lightweight liquid foundation that blends in effortlessly to give a natural and smooth finish.  The best thing about Clinique products is that they are 100% allergy tested and dermatologist tested, hence good for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It does not oxidize much and comes with SPF of 15.

9.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation:

A medium coverage foundation that does not feel cakey and wears for a long time on oily skin. It covers imperfections well.  This foundation adapts to your skin tone and looks natural. One more thing – it is transferproof and waterproof.

10.  Makeup Forever HD Foundation:

It is an oil-free medium to full coverage foundation which would cover imperfections nicely.  It has a non-transferrable formula and gives flawless, non-cakey coverage.