Finding the right foundation can be a real struggle, especially if you’re suffering from fungal acne. The perfect foundation needs to match your skin tone, have the right formulation that suits your skin type, and be within your budget. Below, we’ve rounded up the best fungal acne safe foundations currently on the market.
Foundation is, well, the foundation of any makeup look. It goes onto your entire face (sometimes even neck, décolletage, and body), and so it comes in touch with an extensive portion of your skin. Not just that, but we tend to let foundation sit on our skin for hours and hours. Therefore, if you suffer from fungal acne, it is crucial that the foundation you use is fungal acne safe and does not contain ingredients that promote the growth of Malassezia.
The key things to consider when picking the right foundation are coverage, finish, skin type and tone, and budget. Below, we cover the five best fungal acne safe foundations with options for everyone, depending on your needs and personal preference.
1. Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
by L’Oreal Paris
For us, Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is one of our all-time favorites. It is the perfect foundation for those with oily, acne-prone skin who need a long-lasting foundation. It gives a beautiful matte finish that is natural and skin-like. Its buildable coverage makes it a very versatile product. The price point makes it the perfect everyday fungal acne safe foundation.
Aqua / Water / Eau , Dimethicone, Isododecane, Nylon-12, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Stearoyl, Glutamate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Gluconate, Perlite, Magnesium, Gluconate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides]
2. Face Fabric Foundation
by Giorgio Armani Beauty
Face Fabric Foundation by Giorgio Armani is perfect for the “no makeup” look. It has a subtle, matte finish, and is closer to a tinted moisturizer than a foundation. Because of its 3D stretch technology, it truly is a second skin foundation and looks very natural on the skin. If you’re looking for a minimal and light coverage foundation that still like evens out the skin tone and blurs imperfections, then this is an absolute must-try!
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Parfum / Fragrance, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Hexyl Cinnamal. May Contain: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Mica
Best applied using fingers.
3. 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation
by Sephora Collection
Sephora’s formula is unique because it contains Hyaluronic acid, which provides hydration to the skin, and Vitamin E, an anti-aging nutrient that helps reduce inflammation. It comes in an extensive 50 color shade range so it is almost guaranteed that you will find the perfect match. The oil-free formula makes it ideal for acne-prone skin. If you’re looking for a foundation that moisturizes the skin and gives a natural finish – not too matte and not too dewy — this is a great option to try.
Water, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Peg-10 Dimethicone, Alcohol, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polybutene, Acrylates Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ozokerite, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Peg-10, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cellulose, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Propylene Carbonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, BHT, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate.
It can be applied with fingers, a sponge, or a brush.
4. Original Foundation
BareMinerals touts that this foundation is so clean that you can sleep in it. With only 5 ingredients, we are inclined to believe this, although we haven’t tested it (and we of course don’t recommend you do, either). It looks very natural on the skin but still covers imperfections. This product is very buildable, and despite being a powder, once applied it doesn’t look powdery all. When you buff it in properly it seems to almost melt into the skin, leaving it with a beautiful, luminous finish.
5. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation
By Nyx Professional Makeup
For those looking for a fungal acne safe foundation that won’t break the bank, this is a fantastic option to try. It is waterproof and has a matte finish, but at the same time is lightweight. Whether you require minimal coverage for everyday wear or full coverage for those special nights out, the buildable coverage makes this a great all-rounder foundation. The wide shade range provides ample choices covering a full spectrum of skin tones and undertones.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Nylon-12, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Silica, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Gluconate, Perlite, Magnesium Gluconate, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Isobutane. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). <13005>