The Types of Makeup That Actually Make Your Skin Healthier

If you’re going to invest your time and money into wearing makeup, shouldn’t your products serve more than one purpose? With these eight items, you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Equipped with anti-aging chemicals, SPF, antioxidants, and other beneficial ingredients, this kind of makeup will make you look gorgeous while strengthening and protecting your skin. You’ll soon notice you’re starting to look just as good without it.

1. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15: $24

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Sugar lip balm with SPF 15 | Sephora

Exfoliating your lips is the best way to soften them, which is why the Fresh Sugar lip balm is the ultimate two-in-one winner. On top of moisturizing and tinting your lips the way a lip balm should, this product will also soften them like no other. Sugar’s ingredient list includes jojoba, avocado, and antioxidants. To top it all off, it has SPF 15 to protect you from the sun.

2. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30: $60

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30

Perricone MD foundation | Sephora

Dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D., brought his years of medical expertise to the table when he created his No Makeup skin care line. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation in particular does an incredible job of covering your skin with a lightweight layer that goes on like velvet and won’t ever cake. As an added bonus, it also contains SPF 30 and anti-aging ingredients like alpha-lipoic acid to diminish the appearance of pores and wrinkles.

3. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox Beauty BB Balm: $36

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm | Sephora

This Korean beauty favorite quickly became one of Asia’s top-performing beauty brands, and is now (like all things related to Korean beauty) in high demand in America, too. BB creams combine two important face-routine steps into one. Instead of waiting for your moisturizer to absorb before putting on foundation, this tinted balm takes care of both at the same time. This BB balm contains anti-aging benefits, as well as arbutin for dark spots and sunscreen for UV protection. Talk about an all-in-one product.

4. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette: $46

Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette

Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette | Tarte

You wouldn’t think such a popular palette could have more than cosmetic benefits, but Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette most certainly does. This collection of rose gold shadows is formulated with naturally derived ingredients like maracuja oil and Amazonian clay. This eco-friendly eye shadow looks glamorous, and it’s also great for the sensitive skin around your eyes.

5. Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil: $8

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil | Josie Maran

To create her tinted oil, Josie Maran utilized the power of super-hydrating argan oil. This lip and cheek oil comes in a range of six stunning pinks, and it applies easily and smoothly. You can simply dab it on top of your blush to add a bit of moisture, or let it stand alone.

6. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50: $38

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+

It Cosmetics CC+ cream | It Cosmetics

We’ve all heard of the benefits of BB creams, but did you know CC creams exist as well? It Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima used to suffer with rosacea, so she created a makeup line to help cover redness, nourish skin, and enhance appearance. Miraculously, this CC+ Cream does just that. It is so hydrating that it can be used in lieu of a moisturizer, plus it contains skin-boosting ingredients like algae, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins. It even leaves you with a dewy glow.

7. LashFood Lash Transformation System: $95

LashFood Lash Transformation System

LashFood system | Sephora

Imagine never having to wear false eyelashes again because your natural ones are full and long. LashFood has created a Lash Transformation System, which boasts noticeable lash growth within four weeks. This package was originally only available to dermatologists and luxury spas, but now it’s hit the mainstream beauty market. Check it out the next time you visit your local Sephora for a makeup haul.

8. Colorescience Pressed Mineral Illuminator: $50

Colorescience Pressed Mineral Illuminator

Colorescience Pressed Mineral Illuminator | Colorescience

Colorescience actually started as a sun protection company, so it makes perfect sense they’d continue to infuse SPF into their products when they branched into makeup. This Pressed Mineral Illuminator is rich in antioxidants and mineral pigments, so it’ll not only give you a gorgeous, rosy glow, but it will also protect and nourish your skin. Simply dust it onto the apples of your cheeks and watch this illuminator work its magic.

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