Review: elf Acne Fighting Foundation

elf Acne Fighting Foundation
elf Acne Fighting Foundation

Here’s my review after 1 week of using elf Acne Fighting Foundation. 🙂

I’ve always wanted to try this foundation made for acne after loving the elf Flawless Finish Foundation. As someone with acne-prone skin, I thought it would be more suitable for my skin type. I’m battling oily skin every day. The ingredients in it could help cut down the oil a tad bit. This foundation is infused with salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, and aloe to help fight blemishes. That sounds good! Compared to the elf Flawless Finish Foundation, the shade options were limited. They only give you 5 shades to choose from. I chose Porcelain. It’s the lightest shade out of the bunch.

This is what Porcelain looks like.

elf Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain
elf Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain

This is my first impression of it.



Overall, I really like the elf Acne Fighting Foundation. The only issue I have with this foundation is the color. I’ll continue to use the rest, but I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase because of that. I’ve been mixing my elf Flawless Finish Foundation + this foundation together to create a matching shade. It would be nice to find a foundation that has it all. 😛

Here are the ingredients:

Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Propylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Talc, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Magnesium Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Have you used elf Acne Fighting Foundation? What did you think about it? Leave a comment. 🙂

September 18, 2019 UPDATE: I haven’t used elf Acne Fighting Foundation after getting my hands on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Green. Check out my review on Skin79 Green here. elf Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain isn’t a true Porcelain color. I mentioned this in my review. It looks like I have a mask on when I use this foundation. It hasn’t caused my skin any issues. It’s just that the shade is terrible. I won’t repurchase it for that reason.

Love, Jen

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