5 of the best foundations for dry or dehydrated skin

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If you suffer from dry or dehydrated skin, 90% of your skincare collection more than likely promises you hydration and moisture, and you’ll take as much of it as possible.

But when it comes to makeup, you’ll also need a boost of hydration to ensure that it doesn’t settle in the dry areas, or make you feel as your skin is just plain thirsty.

Working with cream products will be a great help, so switching from your regular bronzer and blush to cream-based products and only setting the areas with powder that you really need to, like your under-eye area.

But what about foundation? Well, here are some of our top picks for dry and dehydrated skin.

Sculpted by Aimee Tint and Glow

If you want something that’s light on the skin but will still leave you feeling and looking fresher, the Tint and Glow from Sculpted by Aimee is for you. Technically a tinted moisturiser, it’s made with a blend of hyaluronic acid and niacinamide so this skin-loving formula helps to create a healthy glowing finish.

It’s easy to work with and blends like a dream, leaving you with lightweight sheer coverage as well as a gorgeous glow and the most radiant finish. Plus, it contains SPF30 broad-spectrum protection, so you’re protected against both UVA and UVB rays, with blue light protection for our days in front of screens. Shop it here.

Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation

A serum and foundation in one? The latest foundation from Clinique is exactly that, and it lives up to its momentum. Built to work with each and every skin type, this depends more so on what kind of finish you want when it comes to your foundation. The Clinique Even Better foundation has 24-hour wear with buildable coverage and a satin-matte finish, that helps improve even bare skin’s appearance, with built with ingredients like vitamin C, salicylic acid, and hyaluronic acid.

SPF 20 physical sunscreens help protect skin from the look of discolouration, leaving the skin looking even better, more even, smoother, and more plumped. Shop it here.

No7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED All in One Foundation

If you like IT Cosmetics CC Cream, you’re gonna love this pick from No7. Another option infused with skin-loving ingredients, has buildable coverage with the age-defying power of collagen peptide-based technology, whilst protecting the skin with SPF 50+, together with free-radical fighting antioxidant ingredients.

You can choose whether to opt for a sheer layer, or build it up to the coverage that you like. Check it out here.

NOTE Cosmetics Luminous Moisturising Foundation

An oldie, but a goodie. The Note Cosmetics Luminous Moisturising Foundation is pretty much a bargain and leaves a gorgeous finish to the skin. It’s designed to protect and balances your skin tone with natural coverage that lasts all day long.

Plus, it highly moisturises your skin thanks to Sweet Almond Oil with antioxidant features and Macadamia Oil that contains essential acids. Shop it here.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50

Another oldie but goodie, this one is a firm favourite among beauty fans. This gorgeous pick is packed with the benefits of a tinted moisturiser, it still gives that stunning finish that a fabulous foundation does. It’s hydrating, anti-ageing, and has an SPF 50, all while providing flawless-looking coverage that won’t crease or crack.

On top of that, the formula is packed with collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins. Add it straight to the top of your wishlist, stat. Shop here.


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