Face Reality Acne Care: Acne Cosmetica

Maybe you are one of those who has an acne problem or just a break out from time to time. Which ever category you fall into, if you want to get rid of the acne, you need to be more cautious of the makeup that can cause acne cosmetica and worsen the existing acne.

While visiting the cosmetic counter where you buy your makeup, moisturizer and any other products to put on your face, check the label. If you see the words “hypoallergenic” or “non-allergenic”, make you feel, “this is a safe for my skin”! You might better think again. Many products that bear the label of some of the most recognized cosmeceutical companies in the world have ingredients that can clog pores or exacerbate skin conditions. The following is a list of a few makeup products that contain ingredients proven to make acne worse:

  • Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
  • MAC Studio Fix
  • Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer
  • Nars Blush
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup
  • Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

So, just because a product says “oil-free”, “healthy skin”, or “acne solutions”, that doesn’t mean that it is a safe choice for acne prone skin.

I would be happy to provide a pore-clogging ingredients list to those acne-prone clients who want to be more diligent about their cosmetica product purchases.

For questions or more information you can call me 916-967-6266