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What's the Best Concealer for Acne? Top Things to Look For In A Men's Acne Concealer

Annelise Hillmann • Sep 14, 2023

Concealer can help you hide the appearance of acne, acne scarring, and dark spots. Here’s a step-by-step guide for finding the right acne-fighting concealer.

1. Acne Dermatologist Approved

Many concealers are created without dermatologist input, meaning that their formulas and ingredients could harm skin in the short and long term. Dermatologists are trained to understand the needs of different skin types and can recommend products that are safe and effective for your specific skin concerns.

Our Skintone Acne Treatment was developed by a board-certified dermatologist to ensure not only that it is suitable for use on acne-prone skin but that it treats acne.

2. Non Comedogenic Concealer (aka No-Clog)

If you've ever heard that makeup makes acne worse, that's partly true. Some makeup products are formulated without consideration for their ingredients' effect on pores, causing them to clog and worsening acne.

Look for concealers that are "non-comedogenic", or non-pore clogging. This is a very important distinction for those with acne-prone skin.

3. Lightweight, Blendable Formula

When looking for the best concealer for acne, look for a product that blends well with your skintone. Otherwise, the product will just bring more attention to your spots and dots.

Our acne concealer comes in 10 different blendable shades that can stretch to fit multiple skintones. Not sure how to choose? Just pick Expert Match at checkout, and we'll do the rest.

You might think that heavier, thicker concealers would be best suited to covering a pimple, but that's not the case. Spreadable formulas that aren’t super thick allow for more natural coverage and give your face some breathing room. Breathability is an age-old debate (see: boxers vs. briefs). You want the “boxer-briefs” solution to pimples.

4. Active Acne Treatment Ingredients

Who doesn't love a good dual function product that works? Our Skintone Acne Treatment is a medicated spot treatment with Salicylic Acid, a powerful acne treatment derived from willow bark that rapidly heals skin through exfoliation. 

If you're looking to cover breakouts, this is a god send. Dry up and eliminate pimples while instantly erasing their appearance.

5. Matte Finish AKA No-Shine

When it comes to covering acne, a matte (NOT shiny) finish is the best at offering a natural look and feel. You want a concealer that makes you feel confident enough to enter into any room (virtual or otherwise) with complete confidence. Sometimes shiny concealers can put the spotlight on your pimples and that’s not the vibe.

6. Easy to Use and Portable

Concealer should be something you can apply anytime throughout the day. Look for an easily applicable product. Our Skintone Acne Treatment uses a targeted tip that applies product in small, but effective doses with complete control. Dab it on, blend with clean fingertips and you’re on your way. 

Skintone Acne Treatment concealer


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