Foundations That Dermatologists Love (and Actually Use!)
Finding the perfect foundation can be difficult, especially if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin. That’s why we asked the nation's top dermatologists (who know a thing or two about skin care) which foundations they use in order to keep their skin healthy and glowing.
“For years, I have had a problem with minor breakouts. I love this product because it’s oil free and SPF 15, and has great staying power, a matte finish, good color matching, and a very reasonable price. It also contains polyhydroxy acids, which help your acne, and has anti-aging benefits.” –Beverly Hills, CA, dermatologist Rhonda Rand, MD
“It is lightweight, moisturizing, absorbs nicely (never cakes), and reflects light to make skin look luminous. This is best for normal or dry skin. Oily types should look for a dry or 'mattifying' option.” –New York dermatologist Jennifer MacGregor, MD
“It gives me an incredibly natural glow, like I was just blessed with beautiful skin (which I am not!). Because it has hyper-oxygenated technology, the skin can breathe and not cause breakouts. I also really like that it doesn't contain talc, which can be pore-clogging.” –Manhattan Beach, CA, dermatologist Annie Chiu, MD
“I love it because it's breathable, but still gives full coverage. I also love the silky texture. It hydrates my skin without clogging pores.” –New York dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD
“It’s a fine zinc powder that gives beautiful coverage and excellent sun protection. Also, zinc has anti-inflammatory properties, so it works to help reduce inflammation from my rosacea.” –Chevy Chase, MD, dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD
"I love it
because it is very light, looks natural and blends well. It doesn't
"cake up" or settle in the pores and it lasts all day. It gives [my
skin] a sheer matte appearance with no irritation or breakouts." -- New York dermatologist Sandra Kopp, MD.
“I don’t like the feeling of foundation on my skin. I get a BBL fotofacial laser on my skin to clear up any brown or red spots and then do not need foundation. I do use MAC concealer over any new red spots or pimples that appear on occasion. I love it because it is thick enough to stay where I put it, but the color is natural-looking enough that it just blends right into my skin." –New York dermatologist Jody Levine, MD