Foundation Hacks & Facts

Foundation Hacks & Facts


Let’s talk makeup. We all have been through the aisles of Sephora looking for the perfect mixture of foundation and skincare that will leave you with a glowing complexion. Let us give you some dermatology tips on what kind of foundations will work best with your skin!

So, what foundation do I look for and why?

  1. Agents that state non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic do not contain mineral oils or petroleum that can cause breakouts or allergies.
  2. Some oil is necessary to emulsify pigment so the thicker the makeup the worse it may be for your skin. So, good dermatology calls for you to focus on agents that are thinning texture or in a powder form.
  3. Avoid products with fragrances. Yes, they may smell great, but sensitivity can further irritate you skin.
  4. Here is an easy dermatology tip! Use matte or powder-mineral based makeup for oily skin, moisturizing makeup for more dry skin.
  5. What are parabens? Parabens are preservatives that stop the growth of bacteria and fungus. If it says parabens free, it is using an alternative agent to preserve the compound. Parabens do not have to be dangerous, just as how anything in small doses is not.
  6. SPF + Makeup = NOT enough coverage! You need a teaspoon sized amount of sunscreen to get the SPF states on your bottle. Rarely are you using that much in the makeup on your face.
  7. Always take it off. ALWAYS. The residue that forms at the end of the day blocks pores and created buildup that leads to the AM breakouts.
  8. I do not spend money on brushes, I purchase throw away sponges instead. Use and throw after every use. Your skin will thank you.
  9. For blemish-prone skin- apply some acne prescription under the foundation or concealer.

Here are some of my choices for dermatology-friendly foundations, with the help of my favorite makeup artist Brooke Hill!

  • Bare Minerals BarePro powder compact (new sponge every day)
  • Bare Minerals- complexion rescue tinter gel cream
  • Bare Minerals bareskin concealer
  • Chanel- Vitaluminear foundation for the whole face
  • Neutrogena- hydroboost for undereye concealer (the hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the fine lines under the eyes!)
  • Georgio Armani- Luminous Silk foundation

This is not a comprehensive list, but hopefully it can help guide you through your next shopping adventure! Email us at with any more dermatology questions you want us to answer in our next blog post.


3-in-1 Contouring Roller
Pumpkin Face Mask
Retinoath Serum
Inzincable Suncreen
CE Ferulic Serum
Vitamin Fortified Cream
TNS Recovery Complex
Retinol Serum
Eye Bundle: Brightening Eye Masks and Sleep Silk Mask
Blue Light Spot Treatment
Microcurrent Contour
Eryfotona Actinica Daily mineral SPF 50+ sunscreen TINTED
Rapid Growth Serum
Skin Drops ISDIN - Bronze
Skin Drops Foundation - Sand
EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46
ISDEN Eryfotona Actinica Daily mineral SPF 50+ sunscreen
Alastin Mineral Brush
Hydrating Eye Serum
Clay Mint Mask
Multi Acid Enzyme Cleanser
Gentle Cream Cleanser
Azelaic Acid
Polyglutamic Serum
Microbiome Serum
Niacinamide Serum
Silk Bundle-Pillowcase, Eye Mask, and Face Mask
Silk Face Mask
Silk Eye Mask
Silk Pillowcase
Brightening Eye Masks
TBH Facial Serum

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