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Clever beauty gurus have long known to choose face products infused with sunscreen to protect their skin as they beautify their face. Now modern science is infusing a whole range of makeup hybrid products with skin boosting ingredients that protect and improve the skin without any extra effort as you rush to get ready in the morning. Check product labels for these skin boosting ingredients that deliver immediate results plus positive long-term benefits.
Dermatologists say it can minimize pores, brighten, reduce inflammation and redness, and reduce hyperpigmentation all while hydrating your skin. The form of Vitamin B3 is especially beneficial to those with sensitive skin. Look for it in skin loving makeup products like it Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation and Tarte Hydroflex Serum Foundation.
Delivers an immediate plumping effect while also improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time. The substance occurs naturally in our bodies and is effective because it holds a thousand times its weight in water. This superstar ingredient is especially beneficial for aging skin that loses moisture. Try Ilia Super Serum – the award-winning skin tint features high levels of hyaluronic acid plus SPF 40 and other skin plumping ingredients and antioxidants. You can also pick up an inexpensive serum (The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2%, $7.50) and add a few drops to your favorite foundation for the same effect. For plumper lips, try Glossier Ultralip Hydrating Shine + Color and Ilia Lip Wrap Reviving Balm.
Derived from the babchi seed, this retinol alternative delivers all the anti-aging results with none of the harshness. In fact, a study found no difference in the efficacy of bakuchiol versus traditional retinol but significantly less irritation. It works by increasing skin cell turnover, boosting collagen production, and improving discoloration and uneven skin tone. Find it in products like Purlisse Ageless Glow BB Cream (which also includes skin loving collagen and Vitamin C).
Powered by jojoba oil and other natural oils, beauty balms are the newest product category to deliver color and hydration to our skin. They hydrate, act as an antioxidant to protect skin from environmental damage and offer anti-inflammatory properties. Jones Road Miracle Balm (developed by beauty icon Bobbi Brown) soothes, moisturizes, and gives your skin a lit-from-within glow. It can be worn alone or on top of foundation and is especially great for mature skin. Chanel Lip and Cheek Balm adds a touch of color while red camellia oil protects the skin barrier and boosts hydration.
Often compared to hyaluronic acid, squalane mimics your skin’s natural oils which makes it an excellent emollient for skin and hair. Sourced from olives and rice bran, squalane also has a natural antioxidant which can slow the signs of aging. Look for it in products like Summer Fridays Sheer Skin Tint or e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter. For lips, Haus Labs Lip Oil is infused with squalane, prickly pear oil, and collagen – all ingredients which attract moisture. You can also find squalane in hair oils to moisturize dry tresses.
Brow and lash boosters
Mascara and eyebrow products do a great job of making your lashes and arches appear fuller and longer. Now they can deliver more permanent results too while promoting long-term growth. Look for eye makeup products infused with biotin, argan oil, and jojoba oil to protect against hair loss and speed up the growth process. Try Thrive Causemetics Instant Brow Fix, it Cosmetics Hello Lashes+ Volumizing Mascara with Lash Serum, or Kjaer Weis FeatherTouch Brow Gel.