Tested on animals:No
There's no delicate way to put this: Blemish Ready Concealer is completely the wrong concealer for blemish-prone skin. It's far better as a creamy, twist-up stick concealer for dry skin because the core ingredients it contains are thick and waxy—exactly what you don't want to put on breakout- or clog-prone skin!
If that wasn't bad enough, this concealer doesn't provide full coverage as claimed. At best, you'll get medium coverage; however, since the creamy finish doesn't dry in place, the coverage tends to shift and fade within an hour of application—especially over oily areas (you know, where blemishes tend to pop up most often).
Rounding out the problems are the shades: All of them are too pinkish-peach or noticeably orange to look the least bit convincing over pink, red, or brown breakouts or the marks they leave behind.
BareMinerals calls out two ingredients said to help promote clearer-looking skin. The first is tea tree oil, but based on this concealer's nearly undetectable scent, it's highly likely the amount is much lower than what research has shown blemish-prone skin needs to improve (Clinical Microbiology Reviews, January 2006, pages 50-62).
Next up is aspen bark. This plant extract contains salicylic acid as one of its constituents, but there's no published research indicating it has any impact on blemishes. Paper is made from trees, but good luck writing your shopping list on tree bark! You're far better off applying a skincare product that contains 1-2% salicylic acid than hoping the tiny amounts in aspen bark will help (Bioenergy Research, September 2015, pages 1,235-1,251).
As for the peptide complex called out on the claims, these are not present on the ingredient list. This concealer is below average and not worth considering over the options on our list of Best Concealers & Correctors.
- Creamy formula is easy to blend.
- Doesn't provide full coverage as claimed.
- Almost all of the shades are the wrong tone to conceal a red blemish or post-acne mark.
- Contain several thick, waxy ingredients that can make blemishes worse and potentially clog pores.
- No peptides to be found.
- Likely doesn't contain enough tea tree oil to clear blemishes and tea tree oil can be skin sensitizing.