The Best BB Cream for Acne Prone Skin

my favorite bb cream for acne prone skin

I’ve had a lot of issues with my skin over the years, and I finally found a bb cream for acne prone skin that doesn’t make you break out or clog your pores!

Outfit Details: 
Red Ruffle Top 
BlankNYC Jeans
Jane Iredale Primer
Jane Iredale BB Cream (wearing shade BB7)
Jane Iredale Pressed Powder (wearing shade Golden Glow)


Over the last few months I’ve opened up a lot about my skin issues. I’ve had acne prone skin since I turned fifteen, and it’s been a roller coaster since then through puberty, three pregnancies, three years of breastfeeding, and hormonal imbalance after I stopped breastfeeding. Truly a roller coaster.


Finding a BB Cream that covers up acne but doesn’t make it worse is actually possible!

One of the hardest thing about acne is that you want to cover it up, but often the beauty products perpetuate the issue.

I tried so many different concealers, foundations, BB creams, and tinted moisturizers, until I landed on Jane Iredale makeup.

Today I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to tell you all about it.

jane iredale primer, bb cream, and pressed powder

These are a few reasons I love Jane Iredale BB Cream:

  • it doesn’t cake or crack over blemishes
  • it’s very pigmented so it provides great coverage without being heavy
  • it doesn’t clog my pores at all
  • it’s super lightweight, and doesn’t feel like you have foundation on at all
  • the combination of the BB cream and powder is amazing, with amazing coverage and a perfect slightly matte finish
  • if I do cover up a blemish with the BB cream, it doesn’t make it more irritated or inflamed at all

This makeup brand was recommended by my esthetician

My esthetician recommended Jane Iredale products, because it’s a line that she had personally been using for years, and it’s made with clean ingredients that actually help your skin. They call it “the skincare makeup” for good reason.

In fact, after using it for about six months, I went back to visit my esthetician and she said my skin had completely changed.

During my last visit she’d spent nearly an hour doing extractions on all my clogged pores, but this next visit only needed a handful of extractions, and the same for every visit after that.

jane iredale primer
why jane iredale's bb cream is great for acne prone skin

I love that this makeup is available at Nordstrom with free shipping!

When I first went to look for it, I checked out Nordstrom’s beauty section. But after asking a Nordstrom employee, I discovered they sell Jane Iredale exclusively in the Nordstrom spa!

So the first time I went, I got color matched with BB7 for the BB cream (I sometimes use BB6 in the winter when my skin is a little lighter), and Golden Glow for the powder. They said that color “Golden Glow” is a great powder that compliments many of the BB creams.

I shop at Nordstrom all the time, so I love that while I’m shopping online I’m able to grab my makeup, toss it into my online cart, and have it within a few days with completely free shipping (and free returns, if needed!)


My results after using this BB Cream for over a year

Since switching to this BB cream, I can’t even tell you the difference I’ve seen in my skin. No clogged pores, no irritation, and I feel like my skin looks healthier than it has in years.

OF COURSE I still have breakouts, especially surrounding my time of the month, but I feel like I’ve found a BB Cream that doesn’t perpetuate the issue, and covers blemishes up so well.

jane iredale pressed powder review
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Answers to a few other questions…

I put the primer and the BB Cream on with my fingers. I wash my hands thoroughly before, obviously, and then spread the primer evenly across my face.

For the BB Cream, I spread it roughly with my fingers and then use a foundation brush to smooth it. I’ve used a beauty blender before, and although I do like it, I find that I get better coverage with a brush. Less transfers onto the applicator.

I apply the foundation with a big fluffy brush, like this one.


I shared exactly how I used all three Jane Iredale products (the primer, BB cream, and foundation powder) in my 5 minute makeup video right here, but if you have other questions leave a comment below!


thank you to Nordstrom Beauty for sponsoring this post!

photos by Priscilla Frey

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  1. I need to try this asap! I just ran out of my old bb cream so this is perfect timing!


  2. Taylor says:

    So relieved to see they are cruelty free as welL!

  3. Teresa says:

    I love jane iredale also. I have never tried their bb cream, though, good to know. Your skin looks beautiful!

  4. Laura says:

    Thank you for the recommendation. I bought it AFter you recomended it on a previous post because id been looking fOr a clean bb cream for awhile, and i love it! The coverage is amazing. Good to know i can order it from nordstrom next time.

  5. Julia says:

    I live in orange county and am looking for an eSthetician (i have terrible SKin). Would u reCommend yours? Would you be able to give her Name or info? And if not, no worries. Am going to try this B.B. cream – i just ran out of minE (was using TARTe but its too thick) and needed a new rec. Thank u!

  6. Rose says:

    A good recommendation will try the product for sure
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  7. leanne says:

    how long WOULD YOU GUESS one tube of THIS BB cream WILL TYPICALLY last you IF YOU ARE WEARING DAILY?

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