These Double-duty Foundations Are Good For Your Skin


These Double-duty Foundations Are Good For Your Skin

By Trisha Chawla

Whether it’s the heat or the pandemic, we know that these are the kind of waves that make you lay off your heavy-duty foundation. Luckily, there’s a whole new crop of hybrid foundations that bring together the best of skincare and makeup. Think marrying the coverage of your trusty base with the benefits of your favourite serums or oils. These new-age versions are loaded with ingredients like antioxidants, argan oil and even salicylic acid to tackle acne spots. Here are our top contenders. 

If you skip your skincare routine more often than you’d like... 
Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation SPF 20 Toasted Wheat

Clinique’s latest hybrid takes the role of your serum and your moisturiser up a notch. It’s packed with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid to boost moisture levels, salicylic acid to tackle breakouts and vitamin C to brighten dull skin. The versatile shade range means you’ll always get your perfect match, even after a sunny weekend in Goa. 
BB Cream Foundation Apricot 
This double-duty foundation shields skin against air pollution and hydrates it from within, making it a great choice if you’re on the go. Plus, the natural coverage makes you look like you’re #blessed with great skin. Apply it with your fingers for an easy everyday glow.  
If sunscreen makes your face feel sticky...

There’s a lot to love about this weightless mousse that’s packed with mineral powders to ward off damage from UVA/UVB rays. Oatmeal makes it water-resistant while carrot seed oil, a rich antioxidant, fights free radicals and further protects skin from damage. Add it to your beach tote, stat.  

Ecostay Intensive Serum Foundation Vanilla 

Got greasy skin? Bank on this oil-free formula that feels as light as your serum. It provides natural coverage, protects skin from the sun with SPF 20 and hydrates it from within with vitamin E and Bulgarian rose extract.   

If your foundation turns dry and flaky by 6 pm... 
Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation Cool Cinnamon

Argan oil is the gold standard when it comes to providing hydration for your skin and hair. This skincare-makeup hybrid brings together the best of a facial oil and a foundation in one clutch-sized bottle. Perfect for the long hours spent in the moisture-sucking air of the office aircon.  
Peaches N Cream Tinted Moisturizer

That peachy glow is just a step away with this gel-based moisturiser that melts into a creamy base to smoothen out dry patches. Apply it just as you would apply your moisturiser; we can bet you will park your highlighter and blush aside with this multi-tasker in your kit.