Primers For Acne Prone Skin

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If you have acne-prone skin, you may be looking for a way to improve your skin's texture and clarity. A good place to start is with a facial primer. A facial primer is a thin layer of product that you apply before your regular skin care routine. It helps to smooth out the surface of your skin and fill in any tiny cracks or pores that may be visible. Here are some great primers for acne-prone skin.

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


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

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.


Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413318

465 Reviews


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


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.


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


Not for my sensitive acne prone skin...I loved the effect of this and the consistency of it however it was too much for my sensitive acne prone skin and I had clogged pores the next day :(...I have very acne prone skin with intense active breakouts and scarring.

What it is: A weightless liquid primer that protects skin from pollutants and makeup while helping your look go on better and last longer.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Thin Layers of Silk (Fibroin, Sericin, and Silk Powder): Diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup.


This product does wonders for the skin and is great for acne prone skin....Great for acne prone and dry skin...Good for dry, acne prone skin and it smells great not over bearing though.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Oiliness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This multitasking skin-protecting, makeup-perfecting primer is for face, eyes, and lips. Silk extracts feel nourishing on skin and diminish the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for the perfect canvas before makeup.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

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

285 Reviews


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. ...So I’d been using hourglass mineral veil for years and was afraid to switch. My skin had been a little dry lately so I figured if other MUF products never caused breakouts, why not try their primer.

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


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.


Smashbox Photo Foundation Primer...May have made me break out though. I have acne prone skin so I'm trying the light version....Co-workers complimented my skin all day. For someone who has acne prone skin, I’m always skeptical of trying new products.

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.

Fashion FairFabulous Face Priming Serum

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2477057

Color: Peach-tinted - all skin tones; translucent finish

27 Reviews


Good for dry skin...I do feel like it moisturized my dry skin. I usually have issues with primers because they cancel out too much oil and on dry skin causes dry patches but it wasn't the case with this product. ...Nice Primer...It made my skin really soft and moisturized. I have sensitive skin so this primer worked well with my skin.

What it is: A do-everything serum-primer to visibly even tone and texture, boost radiance, and prep your skin for seamless makeup application.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Pores and Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Shea Butter: Smooths, visibly plumps, and delivers an abundance of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins.
- Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that visibly brightens and reduces hyperpigmentation.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Promotes visibly bright, glowing skin.

MAC CosmeticsPrep + Prime Natural Radiance

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2097657

Color: Radiant Pink

17 Reviews


I love this primer, its so lightweight & airy, with a luxurious consistency. ...I love this. I have combination skin but it’s always more on the dryer side. Definitely my favourite primer so far.

What it is:
A makeup primer that's specifically beneficial for oily and combination skin types.

What it does:
A silky gel emulsion, rich in natural ingredients, Prep + Prime Natural Radiance hydrates and primes to improve foundation or powder application, control oil, and promote smooth texture. Vitamins E and C protect with antioxidants, while caffeine calms skin. Illuminating pearl powders reflect optic radiance. The formula disappears upon application, resulting in a beautiful glow. The formula controls shine, provides long-term hydration, and improves radiance while smoothing and softening the look of skin.

What else you need to know:
This product is silicone-free.

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