Moisturizing foundation may help improve hydration in the skin, so it feels softer and looks plumper. Find the right match for your skin at CVS.
What are the Best Moisturizing Foundation Brands?
What Is the Best Moisturizing Foundation at the Drugstore?
The best moisturizing foundation for you may be one that's formulated for your specific skin type, such as dry, mature, or combination. Foundations designed to combat the signs of age, such as Neutrogena Healthy Skin anti-aging perfector, can be especially helpful in restoring moisture to mature skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may try a sensitive-skin foundation that may help reduce breakouts or irritation.
You can also choose between a foundation stick and liquid foundation. Powder foundations are available that go from dry to wet, allowing you to adjust the amount of liquid you need. Not all kinds of foundation are hydrating or moisturizing, so look for ingredients such as fatty acids, lipids, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and glycerin when selecting a base to help with hydration.
How to Make Moisturizing Foundation Work for Oily Skin
Some oily skin types may benefit from using oil-free moisturizing formulations. Cream-, silicone- and oil-based moisturizing formulas are better for dry skin. When using an oil-free formula, only use a small amount at a time to cover the skin with a thin coat. After it dries, you can begin to build up the product to your desired level of coverage using a sponge or foundation brush.
What Ingredients Should Be in a Hydrating Foundation?
Moisturizing foundation may come in several formulas, some of which contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, áloe vera, shea butter, aqualene and aceite de jojoba. The exact ingredients you'll want in a moisturizing foundation depend on your skin type. If it's dry, you may want to look for products containing oils and butters, since those may help lock in moisture and prevent dryness. For oily skin, avoid oils and look for a matte base foundation. If combination skin is your issue, try out a few different moisturizing products to find which one works best for your complexion.