These Makeup Products Can Actually Improve Your SkinSeptember 20, 2022
When it comes to achieving smoother, more hydrated skin, your skincare routine will do most of the heavy lifting — but your makeup can help out, too. With formulas featuring nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, green tea and aloe vera extract, there’s no shortage of skin-loving complexion products available. Below, find some of our favorites, including an anti-aging foundation, a concealer that hydrates the under-eye area and more.
On the surface, this medium- to full-coverage foundation perfects the appearance of your complexion and never settles into fine lines. Behind the scenes, the formula targets signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles with ingredients like caffeine, vitamin E and iris extract. Micro-pearls give your skin a luminous finish.
Cover dark circles and hydrate the delicate eye area in one step with this hyaluronic acid-infused formula that offers up to 24 hours of hydration. It’s available in 14 dewy, blendable shades.
This Lancôme foundation also offers a glowy finish, but it focuses more on adding moisture to the skin than anti-aging benefits. The formula contains a hydrating serum base made of hyaluronic acid and mandelic acid to smooth. In a clinical study over the course of three weeks, 107 women reported visibly more even skin.
This soothing, radiance-boosting formula with cannabis sativa seed oil and centella asiatica gives you a hydrated, glowing and even canvas for makeup, though you may not even need any foundation after application.
Experience instant hydration, and after two weeks of wear, an improvement in skin tone and texture with this foundation. Star ingredients include hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract and vitamins E and B5.
Lock in your makeup and enjoy a boost of antioxidants with the only setting spray infused with vitamin C. The vegan formula sets your makeup in place for 16 hours and instantly hydrates, leaving your skin looking glowy and refreshed.
The skin on your lips deserves love too. Treat yourself to this nourishing tinted lip balm, which smells like a tropical smoothie and hydrates your lips with cushiony mango oil. The range includes 10 shades, all made with 93% natural-origin ingredients.
With SPF 40 sun protection, hyaluronic acid, squalane and niacinamide, this lightweight tinted serum helps even tone, hydrate and soften fine lines — in addition to blurring imperfections.