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There’s nothing I love more than a multitasking beauty product—especially when it offers to cover up imperfections and offers anti-aging benefits. Sure, foundation, concealer, and other complexion-enhancing face products often get a bad rap for causing congested pores and zits, but there are (surprisingly) plenty of foundation-skincare hybrids infused with active ingredients that not only help to conceal your imperfections, but that actually improve them over time.
These multipurpose anti-aging foundations not only help you fake a flawless complexion, but they can also actually treat breakouts, soften the appearance of fine lines, erode uneven texture, and brighten up a dull complexion with continuous use.
Now, we’re certainly not suggesting that you should completely swear off your normal skincare line-up in lieu of these skin-enhancing bases, but if you are going to be wearing one anyway, why not opt for a high-performing formula that’s super-charged with built-in anti-aging skincare benefits?
I mean, instead of relying on makeup to conceal our flaws (or whatever it is that leads us toward applying foundation in the first place), it only seems logical to invest in a product that will actually reduce the need for foundation by tackling common anti-aging concerns too. Check out some of our favorite anti-aging foundations below that not only camouflage redness, acne, and fine lines, but also help to get rid of them while you’re wearing them.
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Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation
This 3-in-1 foundation-serum hybrid contains a blend of hydrating and anti-aging ingredients including hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E to soften the appearance of lines and retain moisture. It also evens out the skin and diffuses the appearance of wrinkles and pores for a flawless canvas.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
This skin-perfecting cream isn’t like other BB and CC creams on the market, because it delivers the same SPF defense and imperfection-busting active ingredients while giving you some serious coverage. It’s been one of my favorite complexion products for over two years, and I find that it works well for all skin types.
Wander Beauty Nude Illusion Liquid Foundation
This lightweight, breathable foundation gives you buildable medium to full coverage with a radiant finish that diffuses the look of discoloration, fine lines, and texture while correcting redness, blemishes, and other imperfections. I absolutely love the large doe-foot applicator, because it allows you to spot correct or apply all over.
Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum
This beautiful foundation is yet another one of my holy grail products. Don’t let the “no makeup” description fool you — this lightweight foundation gives solid coverage without caking, settling into fine lines, or feeling overly hydrating. The finish is radiant, but not overly dewy, which is perfect for combination skin or those who want a bit of extra coverage without resorting to full-on matte formula.
Revlon Photoready Candid Foundation
This protective, antioxidant-infused foundation is formulated with anti-pollution, anti-blue light, and antioxidant active ingredients to protect the skin’s delicate barrier from premature aging due to pollution from both the environment and our screens (i.e. your phone and computer). The weightless product glides onto the skin like a moisturizer and dries down to a natural, satin finish that lasts all day.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Chock full of youth-boosting ingredients (vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and a blend of anti-aging mushrooms), this serum-foundation hybrid is a true multitasker. Aside from its skin-enhancing benefits, it also performs. The long-wearing formula doesn’t settle into texture, lines, and pores and delivers a comfortable demi-matte finish with buildable coverage.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute Foundation
In my opinion, this is one of the most underrated foundations at the drugstore—frankly, in general. It’s got an all-star lineup of anti-aging ingredients including pro-retinol (which is safe to wear out during the day) and vitamin radiance-boosting vitamin C. Best of all, this buildable foundation feels like a tall glass of water on your skin without being overly greasy or oily.
Exuviance Skin Caring BB Fluid With Sunscreen
If you’re looking for a lighter coverage option (which is often a great choice for mature and textured skin), this sheer to light tinted SPF is a stellar choice. Not only does it have built-in SPF 50 to protect from environmental aggressors and sun damage, but it’s also infused with gentle acids (PHA) to help even out skin tone and soften texture over time.