5 hard-working foundations that double as skincare

17 March 2022
By Amberley Colby

We all love a multi-tasking beauty product, especially one which simplifies the steps in our morning make-up routine.

L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation.

When it comes to finding the right foundation, there’s more to consider than just the coverage. Many foundations on the market today are packed with skincare benefits, so it seems like a no-brainer to opt for one which helps your skin look great while also feeling great. With skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and SPF, discover our top 5 skincare-infused foundations that are revolutionising the make-up game.

1. L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation 

Finding a foundation that delivers enough hydration can be hard when you’ve got dry or combination skin. Formulated with ultra-nourishing hyaluronic acid, L’Oréal Paris’ True Match foundation saves you time and money on your skincare routine by locking in moisture and helping you maintain a hydrated glow. Available in 30 shades, True Match is long-wearing and provides buildable coverage to take you from day to night, without compromising on hydration. 

2. Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum foundation

Meet all your skincare needs in one product with Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Serum foundation. Containing vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid, it delivers a range of skincare benefits, including hydration, brightening, and re-texturising. This SPF 20 foundation provides luminous, even coverage while leaving your skin nourished and glowy underneath. 

3. Dior Forever Skin Glow

Radiant? Check. Hydrating? Check. Formulated with 86% skincare? Check. Dior’s Forever Skin Glow foundation is a cult favourite amongst beauty lovers, and with its ultra-hydrating formula infused with floral skincare extracts, it’s no wonder why. The foundation is non-comedogenic, meaning it will provide buildable coverage without blocking your pores. With the added benefit of being heat and humidity-resistant, this might just become your year-round foundation of choice.

4. NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

There has never been a more important time to prioritise the health of your skin in the days of heavy mask usage — but this doesn’t mean you have to give up foundation. Formulated in 36 shades with skin-centric ingredients, Nars’ Light Reflecting foundation contains ingredients such as biomimetic oat and milk thistle to help soothe the skin while improving the appearance of texture and blemishes. Ultimately, this foundation will let your natural skin do the talking while providing you with a bit of added dew. 

5. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF 50 

It may not be a foundation, but what’s not to love about a CC cream that delivers seven benefits in one? The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ SPF 50 provides full coverage and a variety of anti-aging ingredients, hydrolysed collagen, niacin, hyaluronic acid, and more, while protecting against harmful UV rays. Don’t be alarmed by its thick texture; it will blend out to leave you looking airbrushed while giving your skin the TLC it needs.

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