Serum-packed foundationvia itcosmetics.comIT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50 is a full coverage foundation blended with serum, and it's one of the best foundations for your skin. It transforms skin with an anti-aging dream team of hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants, and ceramides, plus SPF 50 to protect against the sun's damaging UV rays, which can speed up the aging process. "What it does not contain is one of the true testimonies of how unique this product is," says Graceanne Svendsen, senior certified aesthetician at Shafer Plastic Surgery in New York City. "It has very few synthetic ingredients and fragrance is the very last ingredient, which usually means it has less than 1 percent in the product." Don't miss the 12 magical makeup tricks to make scars, spots, and dark circles disappear.
Natural hydration helpervia sephora.comCalling all natural beauties! A quick glance at this RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-up Concealer/Foundation's ingredients makes it a no-brainer product for anyone looking to simplify and detoxify their beauty ritual. "First off, I love seeing a short ingredient list; it suggests a formula without loads of cheap fillers and preservatives," says De Anna Joy Brooks, head aesthetician at Silver Mirror in New York City. "This formula is anhydrous (lacking water), which allows the rosemary extract to act as the only needed preservative, and the hero ingredient, coconut oil, is a wonderful hydrating emollient, which increases the rate of the cell cycle in skin." Not only does it cover imperfections and moisturize skin, but with regular use fine lines and wrinkles will be less pronounced. Your a.m. routine can have a major impact on your complexion. Try these seven simple, expert-approved steps tomorrow for your best skin ever.
Skin-loving foundationvia sephora.comPerricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 offers the same imperfection-covering abilities as traditional foundation formulas but with tons of added benefits. It improves your complexion by infusing broad spectrum non-chemical SPF 30 with Alpha Lipoic Acid and vitamin C ester. "The Alpha Lipoic Acid refines texture, tone, and pores and works synergistically with vitamin C ester for double the antioxidant protection against free radicals, which can cause premature aging," says Svendsen. Plus, it's free of toxic ingredients like phthalates, sulfates, and parabens.
Radiance-boosting CC creamvia aveeno.com"Aveeno Positively Radiant CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 contains soy bean extract to even skin tone and glycerin for hydration" says Debra Jaliman MD, board-certified dermatologist. The soy-powered formula both covers and visibly improves tone, texture, and brown spots, while the SPF protects against future damage. Looking to up your SPF game? These are the 13 sunscreens top dermatologists actually use on themselves.
via sephora.com"BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is a nice sheer to medium coverage foundation with botanical ingredients and marine extracts, which are anti-inflammatory and anti-aging for the skin," says Svendsen. "Squalane, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin are excellent for hydration," says Dr. Jaliman. Plus it has SPF 30 to protect against UV and environmental damage. "Environmental stress is a real issue in today's modern society, and this formula contains an antioxidant called heart-leaf globe daisy that protects against free radicals," says Svendsen.