Dermatologists Say These Foundations Are Rosacea-Approved

Rosacea is difficult to diagnose, as we all get a little flushed every now and again. Whether it’s caused by irritation, overheating, or a booze-filled night, redness is totally common. “Rosacea is triggered by episodes of blushing and flushing caused from overcirculation of the blood,” celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau says. “It presents as sensitive, red, or inflamed skin that shows telangiectasia (small, visible blood vessels) near the skin’s surface, which can become pustular, often causing it to be mistaken for adult acne.”

There are triggers that exacerbate the problem (like spicy foods and overexfoliation) and helpful solutions (like calming, cooling products with anti-inflammatory benefits). And while treating the skin from the source is the most important step, there’s also specially formulated makeup that can work to neutralize and cover the redness. To score the best foundations for rosacea, we chatted with a few dermatologists and makeup artists who’ve seen and treated it all. Keep scrolling for the inside intel.