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the best foundation for acne scars

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for the best foundation for acne scars.

Acne scars are a common problem, and they can be difficult to treat. While you can't always prevent them, you can reduce their appearance with the right foundation. Here are some of the best foundations for acne scars.

SEPHORA COLLECTION10 Hour Wear Perfection Foundation

Size: 0.84 ozITEM: 1751718

Color: 44 Praline (Y) - for medium-dark skin with yellow undertones

4K Reviews

$20.00

Its perfect for my Dry-Combo skin. It covers all my scarring and pimple-redness while being wearable and non-creasing. ...I have been using this foundation for almost a month. I have zits everywhere!

What it is: A weightless foundation with medium, buildable coverage that blurs imperfections and conceals blemishes with a smooth, natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and improves the look of aging skin.
- Vitamin E: Protects the skin from external stressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free foundation acts like a second skin, adapting to the natural movements of your face—without settling into fine lines or wrinkles. Designed to last for up to 10 hours, the f

Rare Beauty by Selena GomezLiquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Size: 0.94 oz/ 28 mL ITEM: 2361442

Color: 410N - medium聽tan聽with neutral peach undertones

5.3K Reviews

$30.00

FABULOUS BUT BEWARE SENSITIVE ACNE PRONE SKIN...As much as I love the coverage and how light this foundation feels it causes my skin to breakout with small pimples. ...best foundation I鈥檝e used in years!...I use to break out really bad but after I switched foundations I鈥檝e noticed less break outs!

What it is: An innovative breathable foundation that combines the weightless feel of a serum with buildable medium coverage for truly layerable wear.聽

Skin Type: Normal and Combination

Coverage:
Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Botanical Blend of Lotus, Gardenia, and Water Lily: Helps soothe, calm, and nourish skin.

What Else You Need to Know: The super-fluid, serum-like texture makes it easy to build and blend your coverage just how you like it while evening out skin tone and smoothing the look of pores—no clogging or caking. Plus, the mess-free, doe-foot applicator lets you apply one dot at a time.

bareMineralsOriginal Loose Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15

Size: 0.28 ozITEM: 862235

Color: Warm Tan 22 - for tan-dark neutral skin with peach undertones

19.6K Reviews

$38.00

One of the Best Makeup in the World...But, without my break outs, this makeup has made my skin look its best. ...Best stuff EVER!...I had pimples and breakouts all the time. After I switched to this stuff the breakouts went away and I haven't had a pimple since.

What it is: A lightweight, skin-improving mineral foundation that provides buildable sheer-to-full coverage with a natural, luminous finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Provide mineral-based SPF protection.
- Mica and Bismuth Oxychloride: Provide a luminous finish with a silky, soft-skin feel.
- Iron Oxides: Clean, mineral-based pigments for natural-looking color and coverage.

IT CosmeticsYour Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 2379881

Color: Rich Warm 51 - dark tan complexion with subtle yellow undertone

544 Reviews

$46.00

I do 2 layers bc I have acne scarring and it hides my hyperpigmentation completely. ...One of the best foundations I鈥檝e tried...I鈥檝e tried many many foundations and this is the one for me. 45 yrs old, randomly acne prone skin.

What it is: A lightweight, buildable, hydrating foundation with a natural radiant finish that works to give you better-looking skin instantly and over time.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera: Instantly hydrate and visibly smooth skin.
- Hepes Acid: Gently exfoliates for a brighter-looking complexion.
- Vitamins E and B5: Moisturize and fight free radicals to support skin‘s barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and

bareMineralsMatte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15聽

Size: 0.2 oz/ 6 gITEM: 1195288

Color: Fair 01 - for very fair cool skin with pink undertones

7.9K Reviews

$38.00

I am Asian with light skin and golden undertones, and Golden Medium is perfect for my skin. This foundation blends in really nicely and controls shine well, but it could cover my acne scar and blemishes a little better....I have to say my only nag is that I need more coverage in acne scar areas and I just don't think I can achieve full coverage with this.

What it is: A clean, loose mineral foundation that delivers buildable sheer-to-full coverage with a matte finish while helping to control excess oil.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Provides mineral-based SPF protection.
- Silica/Calcium Silicate and Lauroyl Lysine: Provide a matte finish with a silky, soft-skin feel and helps controls oil.
- Iron Oxides: Provides clean, mineral-based pigments for natural-looking color and coverage.

La MerThe Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 2044600

Color: 400 Dusk - Deep Skin with Cool Undertone

390 Reviews

$140.00

I don鈥檛 usually review things but I just wanted to say, One of the best foundations I鈥檝e ever used!...My face looks flawless and blurred pores and it blurs most of my acne scarring. I鈥檓 typically more of a very thick full coverage foundation girl but I absolutely love this foundation and I want to buy it for the rest of my life.

What it is: A weightless, natural looking foundation with buildable coverage for luxurious, long wear.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 20

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

What Else You Need to Know: This silky, lightweight formula helps maintain balance and provides buildable coverage. It leaves skin is visibly plumped with hydration.

SmashboxHalo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1.4 / 40ITEM: 2569911

Color: Tan Medium Dark - tan to tan-dark with neutral undertone

647 Reviews

$41.00

This moisturizer is honestly the best. It keeps my skin protected while also covering some of my acne scaring. ...very light weight tinted moisturizer that was build able enough for me to cover my acne scarring. i applied this with a brush and it went on smoothly

What it is: An all-in-one, SPF primer-infused tinted moisturizer with lightweight, natural-looking dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hours.

Coverage:
Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Bobbi BrownSkin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 2191682

Color: Cool Golden (C-076) - brown with pink undertones for medium to dark skin

2.9K Reviews

$52.00

I really hopes this helps my peeps struggling with oily face or acne scar ppl....For my really oily and acne scar peeps鈥

What it is: A long-wearing foundation with a buildable oil-free formula that delivers undetectable coverage, broad-spectrum UV protection, and a hydrated glow for a natural finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

SPF: SPF 15

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Lightweight and water-based, Skin Foundation quickly helps plump, moisturize, and boost skin’s glow. Sustained hydration keeps skin looking and feeling fresh and ensures that color stays true all day.

beautyblender12-Hour Always on Radiant Skin Tint with Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide

Size: 1 oz/ 30mLITEM: 2477263

Color: Light 1 - fair skin tones with neutral undertones

1K Reviews

$29.00

Even covered my acne scars!!!!...To me that's a good foundation because I have a lot of dark marks and acne scars from previous breakouts and it's not easy to cover. ...I mix them with my mineral sunscreen and put it on my face, it makes my face moist and it really cover up my skin well, especially my acne scar. My shade is tan 2 and it is perfect for me to use everyday especially doing no make up make up thingy.

What it is: A skin tint that hydrates with light-medium buildable coverage and a naturally radiant finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid- Helps to visibly plump skin and improve the look of fine lines and seal in moisture.
- Niacinamide and Willow Bark Extract: Visibly smooth, brighten, reduce the look of irritation, and minimizes the appearance of pores and blemishes to keep skin looking smooth and clear.
- Beta Glucan: Soothes and restores skin.

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

SmashboxStudio Skin 24 Hour Oil-Free Hydra Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 1349455

Color: 3.2 - medium-dark with neutral undertone

3.1K Reviews

$43.00

Lightweight, awesome coverage (it even covers freckles and my acne scars!) and haven't had any breakouts since started using it 1 year ago. ...This is my favorite foundation right now. It is light weight and does not cause break outs for me.

What it is: A long-wearing, oil-free liquid foundation that won‘t settle into pores and fine lines or oxidize.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural-Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free foundation is powered by flexible, breathable polymers that move with your skin for a comfortable, transfer-resistant look that lasts up to 24 hours. It‘s infused with nourishing hyaluronic acid and won‘t oxidize or cause breakouts. It builds from medium-to-full coverage and gives a natural-matte finish.

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