These are the Best BB Creams for Acne Prone Skin

It can be difficult to find makeup that works with your acne-ridden skin, especially when extra makeup can cause more breakouts. Many times, the same makeup that you’re using to cover your acne is what will make your skin even more acne prone than usual. That’s why we recommend using a bb cream specifically made for acne prone skin rather than a heavy foundation or powder. In this list you’ll find your best bb cream for acne prone skin!

Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream Skin Clearing Perfector

Maybelline’s Pure BB Cream in the Skin Clearing Perfector version clears acne and conceals imperfections, making your skin look beautiful while getting rid of the acne you already have. It’s oil free and has 2% salicylic acid which helps to clear your skin of existing acne and prevent more blemishes in the future.

The difference between this and the main formula is that this has soothing and acne-killing ingredients to help prevent breakouts without clogging your pores. It won’t break you out and users with oily skin say it’s one of the few products that won’t simply slide off their face by lunch time.

Aveeno Facial Moisturizers Clear Complexion BB Cream 

Aveeno’s Clear Complexion BB Cream was made just for people who have acne prone skin. In addition to being hypoallergenic and oil-free, it banishes acne while concealing uneven skin and providing much-needed moisture. This BB cream also includes a sunscreen which should avoid more damage to your skin with acne. It won’t clog your pores and it even covers acne scars and hides wrinkles.

Garnier Skin Miracle Skin Perfector BB Daily Anti-Acne Cream 

The slogan for this product is “Heal, conceal, and hydrate acne all in one step.”

This bb cream for acne helps to both cover up existing blemishes, heal them, and keep your skin as moisturized as possible in the process while getting rid of your acne. It’s oil-free and has 2 percent salicylic acid, just like the Maybelline bb cream.

The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream 

This is one bb cream you probably won’t find at the drugstore (the options above are drugstore bb creams for acne prone skin), but this is one bb cream you don’t want to let pass your gaze especially if traditional acne solutions such as salicylic acid haven’t worked for you very well in the past.

The Body Shop is known for being more natural and friendly to the skin. It claims their bb cream with tea tree oil from Kenya will help kill the acne on your face while at the same time covering your blemishes and imperfections. Lucky you, the tea tree oil is also organic and fair trade!

Users of this bb cream say it works perfect on blemished skin and provides a matte finish to your face all while continuing to provide moisturization and a great, flawless finish. It’s also great for sensitive skin or oily skin, no matter which type of acne prone issues you have.


That wraps up our list of the best bb creams for acne. Have any others we should add to the list? Comment below to let us know! We’re always on the look out for great beauty and skincare products for acne prone skin, so don’t hesitate to let us know.