6 Foundations That Do Good Things for Your Skin
I have a love-hate relationship with foundation. On one hand, I love its ability to even out my complexion and make me feel a little more put together. On the other hand, I feel like I’m almost always left with a tiny new blemishes as soon as I take it off. Not to mention, wearing foundation in the summer can feel heavy and uncomfortable. That’s why I made it my mission to start using formulas that not only make my skin look flawless, but provide actual skin-care benefits as well. From lightweight consistencies that are perfect for everyday wear to full-coverage formulas for when you need more of a boost, check out some of my favorite options ahead.
This makeup-meets-skin-care foundation combines skin-loving ingredients, like hyaluronic acid and aloe, to blend seamlessly into skin and provide a natural radiant finish. The formula is light as air yet has buildable coverage and works to minimize the look of pores and imperfections without settling into fine lines. It’s also available in 40 shades and is made with vitamins to fight free radicals to strengthen the skin barrier.
Achieve a glowing complexion with this breathable no-makeup makeup foundation. The lightweight formula is made with hyaluronic acid and glycerin to deliver all-day hydration for a moisturized, glowing and natural skin finish.
If you’re looking for a foundation with more coverage that still works with your skin and not against it, try this option from Maybelline New York. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and collagen for moisturized and plump-looking skin. It comes in 20 different shades and has a beautiful radiant finish.
The Dermablend Cover Creme is a full-coverage foundation that won’t let you down. What we love about this formula is that it offers intense pigmentation but doesn’t look cakey on the skin. In fact, it leaves your skin feeling fresh, soft and smooth after application. It also helps strengthen and repair the skin barrier and is formulated with SPF 30 to protect your complexion from harmful UV rays.
Have you ever heard of a foundation oil? It has an oil consistency with a tint that’s perfect for those with dry skin or those who simply love a dewy finish. This one from Kosas is formulated with avocado oil to moisturize and plump the skin’s appearance, jojoba oil to soothe and rosehip seed oil to balance and brighten your complexion.
This serum foundation is formulated with neuropeptides and daisy flower extract to visibly improve dark spots and uneven skin tone. It offers a semi-matte finish with buildable coverage and has SPF 20 to protect your skin from the sun.
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