Anyone who’s ever struggled with temperamental, acne-prone skin knows that the golden rule is to avoid using products that clog your pores. So, when it comes to picking cleansers and moisturizers, the pimple-prone among us beeline straight for products labelled with that magic word — ‘non-comedogenic’ (ie. non pore-clogging) But while we’re being so picky about our skincare products, we tend to forget about the other products that go on our faces — and stay there all day long.
When it comes to preventing blocked pores, your choice of makeup is just as important as your skincare. Many foundations, powders and blushes contain oils, sodium lauryl sulfate and other skin-aggravating ingredients that can lead to breakouts.
Thankfully, there are plenty of amazing non-comedogenic beauty products out there. Here are some of our top picks.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
This oil-free foundation from Laura Mercier will give you radiant, all-day coverage without making your skin go loco.
Shop the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation.
Jane Iredale Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
Despite being the highest coverage (and most glow-inducing) BB creams we’ve ever used, this amazing Jane Iredale product is guaranteed to leave your pores unclogged. In fact, it’s actually good for your skin!
Shop the Jane Iredale Glow Time Mineral BB Cream.
Benefit The Porefessional Primer
Not only will Benefit’s The Porefessional primer not clog your pores, it’ll make them virtually non-existent!
Shop the Benefit The Porefessional Primer.
Bareminerals Original SPF 15 Foundation
This all-natural powder foundation from Bareminerals will give you a flawless finish while still letting your skin breathe.
Shop the Bareminerals Original SPF 15 Foundation.
Jane Iredale Peaches and Cream Bronzer
Like all of Jane Iredale’s products, this gorgeous bronzer/blush combo is 100% non-comedogenic.
Shop the Jane Iredale Peaches and Cream Bronzer.
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte And Poreless Powder
Drugstore brands tend to be the worst culprits for pore-clogging ingredients, but this non-comedogenic powder from Maybelline is one awesome exception.
Shop the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Powder
Nars Radiant Concealer
Cover up blemishes without making them worse with this creamy, non pore-clogging concealer from Nars.
Shop the Nars Radiant Concealer.