primers for acne prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for primers for acne prone skin.

A primer is a special kind of paint that is applied over another color to help it stick. It is also known as a "base coat." The purpose of a primer is to make the top coat more durable and longer lasting. Here are some great options for primers available today.

Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat Blur Face Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1713114

Color: Blur Primer Gold - brightens and evens skintone

2.3K Reviews

$56.00

Since I broke out, I wouldn't recommend for acne prone skin....I have acne prone skin and this product doesnt block my pores.

What it is: A non-greasy, lightweight makeup primer with light-infused pigments and four nourishing oils that blur imperfections and smooths the look of skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Corn Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Passiflora oil, and Rice Bran Oil: Nurture and leave skin feeling soft.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, and phthalates.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONSmooth + Blur Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413318

437 Reviews

$16.00

I love that it contains vitamin E which protects my skin. Since im acne-prone, thats an important factor for me....Not gonna lie, as an esthi I'm not a huge fan of "pore blurring" primers. I would not recommend for those who are prone to acne and congestion.

What it is: A silky makeup primer that gives a soft-focused, blurred effect to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Oil, Pores, and Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Gingko Extract and Stabilized Vitamin E: Known to protect skin from environmental factors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight formula diffuses imperfections and smooths your skin texture with a soft-powder finish. It is perfect as a smooth base to extend makeup wear and is formulated for all skin types.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

272 Reviews

$40.00

And at the end of the day, in a Florida winter, my skin was still soft and felt hydrated. My only problem is that the fragrance is SO strong, and I do have sensitive skin, with a fair bit of acne — so it was kind of irritating and tingly on my acne. ...Imagine rubbing Gucci flora on your face… If you are like me, or sensitive to smells and have acne prone skin, you might want to skip on this one.

What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Refresh dry or dehydrated skin instantly with Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster. Its rich, creamy texture features ginseng, glycerin, and glycols to boost skin's hydration and a radiant look for up to 24 hours, while the invisible wear extends makeup. This primer works perfectly for all skin tones.

$36.00

Don't freak out about the word "tacky"! I've got combo skin that's prone to acne, so I hate anything that feels heavy. ...I have really sensitive acne prone skin and I haven’t had any break outs with this.

What it is: A hydrating primer with advanced capsulated technology that visibly boosts radiance, giving a smoother makeup application for a glowy look all day.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Beta Glucan and Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrate.
- Omega Fatty Acids: Prevent moisture loss.
- Black Tea: Visibly brightens and refreshes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes i

$38.00

This also absorbs quickly and moisturizing. Great for acne prone skin. Gifted by Freck Beauty....This is one of my favorite serums now! I have eczema, acne prone, aging skin. It's really hard to find products that are gentle, yet effective when you have combination/hormonal acne and eczema.

What it is: A gripping cream to oil primer that can be worn alone or to lock in makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Provides hydration and supports skin barrier.
- Yam Root Extract: Supports skin elasticity.
- Japanese Camelia Oil: Visibly improve skin texture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This multi-benefit primer serum melts into skin, transforming from a lightweight cream to oil texture that’s hydrating, nourishing, and supporting. It also works to i

ValentinoV-Lighter Illuminating Face Primer and Highlighter with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 25 mL·ITEM: 2542843

Color: Rosa - ideal for fair-to-light complexions with cool undertones

263 Reviews

$58.00

good solid primer...Good solid primer! I like this just as well as my Tom ford and Gucci primers. ...I really enjoy this highlighter! It truly gives the skins a long lasting, beautiful glow but I do feel it is best used directly on the skin or mixed in your foundation rather than over the foundation because it can make it patchy.

What it is: A multitasking lightweight makeup primer formulated with skincare ingredients to provide up to 24 hours of hydration and a rapidly visible glow.


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Roma-Light Complex™: Light-reflecting, color-boosting pearls to enhance skin’s natural luminosity.

- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps skin.


What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with hyaluronic acid for up to 24 hours of hydration and ultra-fine light-reflecting pearls for a luminous look, this multitasking primer and highlighter can be worn alone, under or on top of your foundation. It is available in two shades: Rosa, ideal for fair-to-light complexions with cool undertones

$42.00

I have oily as well as acne-prone skin, but this is fantastic. It doesn't add any oils to my face or make it breakout! ...Great, weightless primer...I have acne prone skin so this did not irritate my skin at all!

What it is: A clear primer gel that smooths skin and pores so your makeup lasts, while vitamins A and E protect your skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup with this primer. Lightweight and oil-free, it gives you a flawless finish, while antioxidants and vitamins A and E help protect your skin from pollutants, damage, and stress.

$38.00

Amazing for acne prone skin!...I have acne prone skin, and this hasn't caused me to break out....The best long lasting primer...I received this product as a complimentary gift from the brand. The texture of this primer is very velvety and hydrating. I love how my foundation lasts all day especially because I have oily and acne prone skin.

What it is: A non-comedogenic makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs pores, controls shine, and locks makeup for up to 12 hours with a soft matte finish.


Finish: Matte


Skin Type: Normal, Oily, and Combination


Concerns: Oil and Pores


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.

- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.

- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.

$20.00

I love this for my combo/acne prone skin! It blurred my pores and smoothed out my texture. ...I love milk hydro grip primer and I was super excited to try this one I have dry skin but I am absolutely in love with this primer blur the appearance of pores and texture and I have acne prone skin but.

What it is: A mini lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.


Finish: Matte


Skin Type: Normal, Oily, and Combination


Concerns: Oil and Pores


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.

- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.

- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.


Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Danessa Myricks BeautyYummy Skin Glow Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide

Size: 1.1 oz/ 32.5mL·ITEM: 2575322

Color: Main Squeeze - champagne gold for all skin types

321 Reviews

$34.00

I have hormonal acne and tend to be a bit self-conscious, preferring to normally wear full coverage foundation when I go out but this made my skin look and feel so juicy, moisturized and buttery that I actually walked out the house with nothing but this on!! ...Young and fresh looking skin...This was heaven sent. Mature or young skins are going to love this product. Changed the way I pre skin and makes me look younger and fresh.

What it is: A skincare-infused, radiant priming serum that hydrates, preps, and protects skin for a lit-from-within glow.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Uneven Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Visibly brightens dullness and protects skin from free radicals.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.

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