Our Favorite Skin Care Products Made By Makeup Companies
At Skincare.com, it’s no secret that we go crazy for makeup products that can give us flawless-looking coverage and provide our skin with beneficial skin care ingredients at the same time. With that being said, some of our most favorite products from the L’Oreal portfolio of makeup brands aren’t just skin care-inspired, they are actual skin care. From a confidence-inducing facial cream to a luxury facial exfoliator that can slough off dry, dead skin cell buildup, we’re sharing our top picks for skin care products made by L’Oreal makeup brands, ahead.
IT COSMETICS CONFIDENCE IN A CREAM
They say there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman with confidence—but, that confidence isn’t always easy to muster. To help you get there, IT Cosmetics created Confidence In A Cream, a Moisturizing Super Cream that can boost the skin and promote a more radiant-looking complexion. This formula, which is enriched with our beauty editors’ favorite skin care ingredient—hyaluronic acid, of course—is replenishing and can leave your skin feeling softer, smoother, and more supple-looking upon application.
IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream, $48 MSRP
MAYBELLINE BABY LIPS CRYSTAL MOISTURIZING LIP BALM
It’s no secret that us Skincare.com beauty editors are obsessed—we repeat: OBSESSED—with Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balms. And one of our favorites is the Baby Lips Crystal Moisturizing Lip Balm—which has all of the nourishing benefits of a regular Baby Lips Lip Balm with a little extra shimmer and shine. Perfect for day or night, these sparkling drugstore lip balms can soften and hydrate your pout while adding a little extra pizzazz to your makeup look. Wear it on its own or over your favorite lip shade for kissable lips that shine.
YSL BEAUTY TOP SECRETS NATURAL ACTION EXFOLIATOR
YSL Beauty may be known for its luxurious beauty products and iconic lipsticks, but their skin care products are equally enticing. One of our favorite products from their vast collection of luxury skin care products is the Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator. Formulated with sugars and ultra-fine oils this luxe facial exfoliator can slough off dry, dead skin cell buildup from skin’s surface and reveal softer, smoother, more supple-looking skin upon rinsing. What’s more? The gentle exfoliator is formulated with all skin types in mind, including sensitive!
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP HONEY DEW ME UP PRIMER
A cross between makeup and skin care, primers are one of our favorite—read: must-try—steps in makeup application. Not only can they promote a longer lasting makeup look, they can help hydrate, nourish, and promote a natural-looking glow, too! And one makeup primer that can do all that and some is NYX Professional Makeup Honey Dew Me Up Primer. Inspired by honey’s golden glow, the makeup brand developed this glow-inducing makeup primer to nourish the skin, reduce the look of blemishes and imperfections, and promote a natural-looking glow. Wear it on its own or under your go-to makeup look for a flawless-looking complexion.
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT GLOW RENEWAL FACIAL OIL
It should come of no surprise that us beauty editors love serums and facial oils—especially when they’re as affordable and effective as L’Oréal Paris’ Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil. At just under $25 a pop, this drugstore facial oil can help nourish and hydrate the skin on your face, neck, and décolletté (pro tip: we sometimes mix it into our body lotions, too), while promoting a natural-looking glow from within.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil, $24.99 MSRP
IT COSMETICS BYE BYE MAKEUP 3-IN-1 MAKEUP MELTING BALM
When it comes to taking off our makeup, we look for products that can remove stubborn makeup and nourish our skin with beneficial skin care ingredients—and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-In-1 Makeup Melting Balm can do all that and some. A fast-acting cleanser, makeup remover, and anti-aging serum all wrapped up into one, this 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm can cleanse your complexion of pore-clogging dirt and debris, remove makeup, and nourish your skin with added Skin-Softening Serum Concentrate. The result? Skin that appears cleane and fresh with a more youthful-looking appeal.
YSL BEAUTY FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR WATER-IN-OIL
If you’re looking for a luxe skin care product that can help soften and nourish the skin while promoting a youthful-looking glow, look no further than YSL Beauty’s Forever Youth Liberator Water-In-Oil. This jojoba oil and rosehip fruit oil infused anti-aging serum formula can provide the complexion with a burst of hydration to reveal softer, smoother, more supple-looking skin.
MAYBELLINE BABY SKIN INSTANT PORE ERASER
We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: makeup primers are a total game changer. Not only can they promote a longer lasting makeup look, they can hydrate, protect, nourish, and—in this case—mattify your skin, too. We love Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser for its ability to blur visible skin imperfections and mattify the skin upon application. Affordable—yet effective—this makeup primer can be worn on its own or under your makeup look for a more flawless-looking complexion.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, $6.99 MSRP
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP STRIPPED OFF MICELLAR WATER
Everywhere we look, we see micellar water—and for good reason. So, it should come of no surprise that even makeup brands are starting to develop their own no-rinse micellar water formulas. Case in point: NYX Professional Makeup’s Stripped Off Micellar Water. Formulated to pick up pore-clogging impurities from the skin and remove makeup at the end of the day, this drugstore micellar water is as affordable as it is effective.