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What are the Best Tinted Moisturisers for Acne Prone Skin?

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I get asked a lot of questions about the best tinted moisturisers for acne prone skin, whether you can wear tinted moisturiser when you have acne or if it’s going to make your acne worse.

Are BB creams any good and what’s the difference? I’m here to help answer all your questions to set you straight about the best tinted moisturisers for acne prone skin.

Is Tinted Moisturiser Good For Acne Prone Skin?

A tinted moisturiser specifically for acne prone skin will definitely be good for your skin. Most tinted moisturisers and BB creams (and in case you’re wondering what does BB stand for it’s blemish balm) contain SPF and skin hydrators such as hyaluronic acid.

SPF is essential to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB produced by the suns rays, these will severely age your skin and can cause skin cancers if you don’t protect against them.

SPF also protects your skin from about 55% of harmful free radicals that are produced from the sun.

Free radicals and UV damages the collagen in your skin causing lines and wrinkles.

So in answer to Is tinted moisturiser good for acne prone skin? I think we can definitely say yes! a tinted moisturiser s good for your skin whether you have acne or not.

What’s The Difference Between A BB Cream And A Tinted Moisturiser?

BB creams or blemish balms, contain many things similar to a tinted moisturiser, it has a light coverage, UV protection and hydrating properties.

Many will contain antioxidants which neutralise free radicals produced by the sun, pollution and smoking with additional anti aging benefits.

They’re pretty much the same.

Does Tinted Moisturiser Cause Acne?

If you go for a tinted moisturiser specifically for acne prone skin it will not cause acne or make your existing acne worse.

Tinted moisturisers for acne prone skin contain specific ingredients formulated to help keep your pores clear.

Ingredients like salicylic acid are sometimes included which is amazing at fighting acne by dissolving through oil and getting to the root cause of your spots.

Does A Tinted Moisturiser Clog Pores?

A tinted moisturiser can be a much a lighter alternative to your pore clogging foundation.

So many acne sufferers find it really tempting to pile on the foundation in a desperate attempt to hide their pimples, you know who you are and believe me I’ve been there too but we also know it’s not doing your acne any good either.

Foundation is a comodogenic product meaning it really clogs up your pores making your acne worse.

Some brands offer tinted moisturisers which are oil free and non comodogenic meaning they are a fantastic alternative to your foundation.

My Recommendations

1) Dermalogica Sheer Tint Dark SPF 20 Treatment

This sheer treatment BB cream offers both hydrating hyaluronic acid and anti aging antioxidant protection.

A perfect tint for darker skin tones.

It’s oil free formula gives a subtle wash of colour whilst giving that all important UV protection.




2) Replenix UltiMATTE Perfection SPF 50 Plus

I really like this one, not only s it really affordable but it contains some amazing ingredients

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which stimulates collagen production and brightens the skin

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant and skin brightener.

This BB is a great one for sensitive skin, it has a mattifying effect and controls oil all day.

It provides excellent UV mineral protection and a beautiful universal tint.




3) La Roche-Posay Effaciar BB Blur Cream

If your oily skin is also sensitive then try this one. It’s oil absorbing formula is tested on sensitive skin, it contains no parabens or perfumes, is hypoallergenic and non comodogenic.

Perfect for fair to light skin tones.

Its ultra light and blurs out pores and fine lines but be quick this ones a sell out!




4) Exuviance Skin Caring BB Fluid SPF 50

This lightweight universal tint BB cream offers antioxidant protection as well as high UV protection in a non comodogenic and non acnegenic formula.

Contains Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs) which provide renewing hydration.




Final Thoughts

You should have gathered from this a good BB cream or tinted moisturiser specifically for acne prone skin can actually be good for your skin.

Your going to get so much more than the coverage you probably were just initially looking for but also good UV protection which is usually mineral based rather than chemical in BB creams which is so much better for your skin.

You are also likely to benefit from antioxidant protection to fight against free radical damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoking which will help fight the signs of aging and who doesn’t want that!

And of course non pore clogging hydration and a healthy glow! Perfect!