by Blake Herzog
Many of us are trying to streamline as much of our lives as possible in terms of time and expense, and hybrid skin care/makeup products are perfect examples of having the best of both worlds.
Tinted moisturizers and foundations with SPF have been around for a while, but lately the industry has been churning out innovations broaching new frontiers in this area, playing into the “skinimalism” trend of layering fewer products and achieving a more natural look.
Here are some of the types of products that can work for you, starting with the first two on the market, BB and CC creams.
Shorthand for “beauty balm” creams, these products are formulated to cover blemishes while providing a deep moisture boost, ideal for those with dry skin. While creating a sheerer layer than traditional foundation, it can multitask as a moisturizer and primer, as well as a foundation.
BB creams are an easy way to even out your complexion and many include antioxidants and SPF — be sure to use it with another sunscreen if it’s under 30 SPF.
Color correcting creams target hyperpigmentation, redness, under-eye circles and other discolorations with the use of undertone in their tints. They have a little more pigmentation than BB creams and offer a naturalistic matte finish that will be especially welcome for those with oilier skin.
These products often include anti-aging ingredients that minimize the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
Lips often are an afterthought when it comes to skin care, but they’re among the most delicate parts of our face, as well as one of the easiest to perk up!
Lip-plumping ingredients are legion in lipsticks and glosses that fall into the hybrid class, and they can also contain lip oils, shea butter, rosehip and other moisturizing and nourishing ingredients.
These are now doing more than just covering up your flaws. Infused with naturally beneficial elements like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides, they’re also working to keep these problems from recurring.
Even these top-layer complexion enhancers have something to offer when infused with helpful moisturizing ingredients such as squalene, jojoba and sunflower seed oils.
Lash, brow products
Yes, even the products for the hair around your eyes are being endowed with ingredients that may help it grow longer and stronger.
But more typically, they contain conditioning elements like peptides and panthenol to ensure your lashes are soft and supple and your eyebrows are kept in line, as well as pigment to keep them looking their longest and sexiest.
Setting powders, sprays
After using some or all of these products you’ll want to keep this naturally ravishing look in place for as long as possible. Today’s setting powders can keep you looking fresh as they infuse your skin with aloe, magnesium and other enriching ingredients.