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Hi there. Good job on starting the regimen!

I personally tend not to use moisturiser under my foundation, mainly because I wear mineral powder as it combats oiliness and anything in a cream or liquid form feels too oily throughout the day. I just wash my face with Cetaphil in the morning and I find that's enough to keep my skin soft all day. However, if you use liquid foundation I don't see the harm in applying moisturiser beforehand. :)

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From the FAQs:

Q: Can I use cosmetics? Which kind are best?

A: Here is a quote from the National Institute of Health:

"People being treated for acne often need to change some of the cosmetics they use. All cosmetics, such as foundation, blush, eye shadow, and moisturizers, should be oil free. Patients may find it difficult to apply foundation evenly during the first few weeks of treatment because skin may be red or scaly, particularly with the use of topical tretinoin or benzoyl peroxide. Lip products that contain moisturizers may cause small, open and closed comedones to form. Hairstyling products that come in contact with the skin along the hairline can cause burning or stinging in people with acne. Products that are labeled as non-comedogenic (do not promote the formation of blemishes) should be used; in some people, however, even these products may cause acne."

I suggest discontinuing the use of make-up until you get completely clear. Then you can add in one product at a time and see how it affects you. For more discussion on make-up, see the make-up help message boards.

As a final note, several dermatologists and professors who I trust have recommended Almay as the safest, least comedogenic make-up brand.

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