13 Makeup Products That Boost Your Skin’s Health While You Wear Them
While, of course, we want our concealer to you know, conceal, wouldn't it be nice if the formula worked a little harder and did a little more for your complexion? If your answer was a resounding yes, you're in luck. Gone are the days of makeup that just sits atop your face and adds color. Today's makeup does double-duty with skin-boosting ingredients like nourishing oils, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. And you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn what these skin care makeup hybrids are capable of. Here, we've put together the best products in every category — from a lash-boosting mascara to an antioxidant-rich foundation and acne-fighting concealer — for a full face of makeup that doubles as skin care.
This foundation, true-to-its-name, feels velvety on the face and leaves a skin-perfecting veil-like finish. What's more it gives skin antioxidant protection with desert date oil, soothes with macadamia oil, and softens with sweet almond oil.
Celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman put some hardworking skin care ingredients in her beautiful collection. Her lit-from-within, translucent highlighter is fortified with Vitis Vita grape extract, a powerful ingredient that helps to detoxify skin cells and encourage the skin to produce natural hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Tower28's whole range was designed with sensitive skin in mind. The lip jelly blends five nourishing oils to keep the delicate lip area hydrated — and gives an effortless wash of color.
Rose Marie Swift (creator of RMS) compares this creamy lid glaze to eye cream, it's so full of nourishing, hydrating ingredients. It's intended to be “worked into the skin” like a moisturizer thanks to the coconut oil, jojoba oil, and cocoa seed butter in the formula. The nine shades range from shimmery pink to copper to metallic purple — and trust me you'll be tempted to buy them all.
IT Cosmetics is known for skin-boosting makeup and this award-winning concealer is no exception. In addition, of course, to dark-circle-covering pigment, there's a serving of everything your delicate under-eye area could want — peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen.
Lay the base for makeup with this coconut-infused, antioxidant-rich primer, which boosts long-term skin health and glow. The luminizing properties work instantly creating a glowy, fresh canvas for makeup.
Formulated with acne-fighting salicylic acid and phytosphingosine, which supports the skin's defenses against bacteria, this concealer not only covers blemishes but helps heal them, too. But the benefits don't end there. It also has mushroom stem and licorice root extract to help fade the appearance of acne scars left from previous pimples.
This one really is like a face oil that just happens to have mineral pigments. You apply it with your fingers and let your complexion benefit from the blend of botanical oils chosen to address common skin concerns. Inside you'll find hydrating avocado oil, free radical fighting green tea, soothing jojoba, plumping meadowfoam oil, brightening rosehip seed oil, and toning red raspberry oil. Pretty sure we just saved you at least five minutes getting ready!
Take Glossier's latest as proof of concept — blurring the lines between makeup and skin care has never been so 'in.' This product is touted as a serum, but think of it more as a primer, or skin finisher. It was designed to emulate the way your face looks right after all your serums have been applied — and then lock that dewy glow in. It does this with hydrating oils like jojoba, grapeseed, evening primrose, and rosehip, squalane, and light-reflecting minerals.
This gel blush comes from a dermatologist-founded brand so you can be sure there are skin-loving ingredients baked into the formula. There's Vitamin C ester (a gentle form of the hero brightener) that helps visibly smooth and over time, minimizes discoloration.
We all want our mascara to elongate our lashes and add some va-va-voom. But what's even better? A formulation designed to actually encourage lash growth , too. And that's exactly what the castor seed oil, aloe vera, honeysuckle, rosemary, carnauba wax, and shea butter do in this one. Lashes are left with more oomph and conditioned for growth.
Brows frame the face, and bold bushy ones have been the coveted look for a while now. So why not use a product that makes them look thicker while helping them fill out for real, too? The secret sauce in this 'brow-cara' is a special nano-peptide complex that supports brow growth.
This easy-to-use stick conditions your skin while you contour thanks to the addition of soothing aloe, hydrating cactus flower, moisturizing jojoba oil, and Indian senna seed.
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