6 Smart Foundations That Will Hydrate Your Skin Winter
By Trisha Chawla
Hate the feeling of dry and flaky foundation in winter? 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 choices:
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 always 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.
Silky Matte Tint Sun Guard Gel
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 your skin from damage. Add it to your beach tote, stat.
Intensive Serum Foundation Vanilla
This lightweight formula provides natural coverage, protects your skin from the sun with SPF 20 and hydrates it from within with vitamin E and Bulgarian rose extract.
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 you’ve always wanted 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.