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Official Non-Comedogenic Acne Makeup List • Over 140+ Acne-Safe Foundations, Concealers, Sunscreens, and more...

Official Non-Comedogenic Acne Makeup List • Over 140+ Acne-Safe Foundations, Concealers, Sunscreens, and more...

Did you know that there are more than 120+ ingredients commonly used in beauty products that can actually cause acne?  These acne triggers are called "comedogenic ingredients" and they are responsible for the appearance of product acne (see image below). 

Comedogenic ingredients are profoundly common in the skincare and makeup market. So common in fact that an average of 96% of my new clients are using comedogenic skincare and/or makeup products and they don't even know it. 


Here are some important things to know about comedogenic ingredients and product acne:


1. Assume that a product is comedogenic until you can research and see that it is not. In my initial client sessions, I check every skincare and makeup product they use for comedogenic ingredients. What I have seen is that nearly every brand contains comedogenic products in their line (small, big, non-toxic, vegan, "natural", "clean", even sometimes acne lines). Most skincare is not made specifically for acne-prone skin types, but for the general public. And I am constantly surprised at some of the products "made for acne" that contain these ingredients. While it is time consuming to check products, it is far more time consuming to clear the skin from product acne. 

2. The vast majority of natural skincare + makeup products contain comedogenic oils that can trigger product acne. The large majority of natural makeups and SPFs are non-toxic (yay!). But they can contain comedogenic ingredients in their formulations such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, soybean oil, and more (no! 😭). There are some natural leaning products that are acne-safe. Check my list of pre-screened of Makeup for Acne below details. And this is also why I created my line, to hold both the natural element of skincare with the acne fighting approach.

3. Products listed as "noncomedogenic" may contain comedogenic ingredients. The FDA does not regulate comedogenic ingredients in the beauty industry. I always recommend to check all products used on acne sensitive areas for comedogenic ingredients (list linked below). 

4. Sunflower, safflower, jojoba, and all essential oils are acne-safe. While most oils are comedogenic, jojoba, safflower, sunflower, and all essential oils were all found to be acne-safe. Feel free to use these ingredients without worry.

5. Download the Skin Nutritious Official Comedogenic ListCheck your own products and future purchases using our list complied from the scientific research on comedogenic ingredients. Click here to download for free.

6. Shop Skin Nutritious for acne-safe, non-comedogenic skincare. My whole skincare line is designed specifically for acne-prone skin types to be 100% non-comedogenic and as non-toxic as possible. Created from over 13 years of acne wisdom and used by over 1,600 acne clients!



SPF - physical (face)


SPF - chemical (face)


SPF (body)



  • Young Blood Liquid Mineral Foundation
  • Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Foundation
  • Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
  • Make Up For Ever HD Skin Undetectable Longwear Foundation
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation SPF 15
  • Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup
  • Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Foundation
  • Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (NOT the Hydrating version)
  • Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
  • Illuminare Concealing Mineral Foundation SPF 20
  • YVL All Hours Foundation
  • YVL Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation
  • Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup SPF 20
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint
  • Mineral Fusion Illuminating Beauty Balm* (NOT the perfecting formula)
  • Wet + Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Skin Veil
  • Dermablend Flawless Creator Multi-Use Liquid Foundation
  • Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation SPF 25
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
  • Maybelleine Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation



  • Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer
  • Lancome La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
  • Elizabeth Arden's Flawless Start Instant Perfect Primer
  • NYX's Pore Filler
  • MILK Makeup Blur Stick
  • Colorscience Mattifying Face Primer SPF 20
  • BeautyBlender The Leveler Pore Minimzing Primer
  • Guerlain L'Essential Pore Minimizer + Shine Control Primer
  • Sephora Collection Mattify + Refine Primer
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer


Loose Powders*

  • Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation
  • W3LL People Bio Brightener Invisible Powder*
  • W3LL People Altruist Foundation Powder*
  • Lily Lolo Blondie Mineral Foundation
  • Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation
  • Bare Minerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15*
  • Bare Minerals Multi-Tasking Concealer Powder
  • Bare Minerals All Over Face Cover Powder
  • Bare Minerals Original Mineral Veil SPF 25 (not the pressed powder version)
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder*
  • Young Blood Mineral Rice Setting Powder
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation*
  • Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation*
  • No7 Lift and Luminate
  • Glossier Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder


Pressed Powders

  • Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation
  • NARS Soft Velvet Pressed Powder
  • Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation
  • Bare Minerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15*
  • Young Blood Mineral Rice Setting Powder


Setting Powder*

  • RMS "Un" Powder (NOT “Un-Cover” which contains coconut oil)*
  • Lily Lolo Finishing Powder*
  • W3LL People Realist Invisible Setting Powder*
  • Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Setting Powder* (not the pressed powder version)
  • Mineral Fusion Setting Powder*
  • Glossier Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder
  • Young Blood Mineral Rice Setting Powder
  • NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
  • Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder
  • Saie Beauty Airset Radiant Loose Setting Powder


Setting Spray

  • Makeup Forever Mist and Fix Setting Spray
  • Abduct Cosmetics The Spray
  • Morphe - Continuous Setting Mist
  • L.A. Colors Setting Spray
  • Dior Fix Setting Spray
  • Neutrogena Hydrating Setting Spray
  • Cover Fx Mattifying Setting Spray
  • NYX Professional Makeup Marshmellow Setting Spray
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Setting Spray



  • Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
  • Benefit Cosmetics Cookie Highlighter
  • Bobby Brown Highlighting Powder
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
  • Too Faced Diamond Light Highlighter
  • Mineral Fusion Illuminating Powder*
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter



  • Bare Minerals Faux Tan All-Over Face Color Bronzer*
  • Bare Minerals Warmth All-Over Face Color Bronzer*
  • Bare Minerals Endless Summer Bronzer*
  • Bare Minerals Gradual Tan Bronzer*
  • Color FX Monochromatic Bronzer Duo
  • Lorac TANtalizer Buildable Bronzing Powder
  • Indeed Nanobronze Bronzing Drops
  • PYT Beauty Faux Sun Bronzer
  • Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream
  • Nudestix Nudies Matte Cream Bronzer



  • Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
  • Bare Minerals Gen Nude Powder Blush*
  • Bare Minerals Loose Powder Blush
  • Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Blush
  • Alima Pure Loose Mineral Blush*
  • Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush



  • Alima Pure Concealer
  • Urban Decay Stay Naked Correction Concealer
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer
  • Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer
  • Cover FX Power Play Concealer
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer
  • YSL Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer
  • Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer
  • MILK makeup Blur Stick
  • Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer
  • Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Green Concealer
  • Sephora Collection Clear and Cover Acne Treatment Cream with 2% Salicylic Acid
  • Sephora No Mistake Full Coverage Concealer
  • Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Concealer
  • Bare Minerals Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
  • Saie Beauty Hydrabeam Concealer 
  • ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer


Shaving Gels

  • Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Shave Gel
  • King of Shaves Shave Gels (Antibacterial, Sensitive, or SuperCooling are the non-comedogenic versions)


Body Wash


Hair products


Skincare • Cleansers, Exfoliants, Serums, Moisturizers, and more...


*More "naturally inclined" products.




HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD? I am constantly working on improving and updating this list. If you think you have a non-comedogenic product to add, please email me at The #acnecommunity will greatly appreciate your contributions! 


In love, health, and community,

Elise May, CN + LE, is a holistic esthetician, acne nutritionist, and founder of Skin Nutritious. Since 2011, she has helped over 1,600 clients finally overcome acne with a unique blend of holistic skincare, treatments, and wellness coaching.

Work with Elise at her San Francisco acne clinic or virtually worldwide! View services + book online here.

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