The belief that makeup is bad for your skin is more outdated than you think. Wearing foundation every day can actually even be good for you, because the many innovations in beauty have long blurred the line between makeup and skincare. In fact, almost every base product you'll find would at least have one skin benefit, be it SPF or pollution protection—and even then it's just the bare minimum. Some foundation formulas go beyond that to help you take care of your skin while giving you a touch of coverage, and below, we list 10 that do exactly that:
1. Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Aside from giving you light, buildable coverage and a semi-matte finish, this foundation from Perricone has neuropeptides and daisy flower extract that help even out your skin tone the more you wear it.
PERRICONE MD No Makeup Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 30, P2950, Rustan's
2. Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
This cult-favorite formula will give you a luminous, your-skin-but-better look. Thanks to the nourishing properties of jojoba oil, squalane, and shea better, it'll prevent your makeup from caking and your skin from feeling dry.
KOH GEN DO Aqua Foundation, P2750, Rustan's
3. Make Up For Ever Reboot Foundation
We can't think of a more perfect name for this product than the one it has, because it does "reboot" your complexion to mask signs of fatigue. The infusion of ginseng, camellia, and mondo grass provides a brightening, hydrating, and firming effect, too, so putting it on feels more like wearing skincare than makeup.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Reboot Foundation, P2700, Sephora.ph
4. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15
If you struggle with dark spots, combine sunscreen use with a layer of this foundation with antioxidants that have brightening properties. When used often, not only are you preventing more discoloration, you're also treating the ones you already have while you have makeup on.
CLINIQUE Even Better Makeup SPF15, P2000, Lazada
5. La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
The age-defying benefits of La Mer's miracle broth are also in their makeup, but that's not the only thing you'll love about this foundation. It's one of those products that just make your skin instantly look healthier by giving it a soft glow and a hint of coverage.
LA MER The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20, P6650, Rustan's
6. Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ SPF 15
This longwearing and pollution-protecting foundation contains organic quinoa that keeps your skin looking and feeling supple. It easily hides discoloration without feeling heavy, thanks to its light yet buildable formula.
CLARINS Everlasting Foundation+ SPF 15, P2450, Rustan's
7. La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15
La Prairie's Skin Caviar line is a literal treat for your skin. The caviar extract helps keep your mug plump and firm, and in foundation form, it gives you a dewy, skincare-like glow. In case you need extra coverage, it also comes with a pot of concealer with the same benefits.
LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15, P14,700, Rustan's
8. Happy Skin Ready To Glow Anti E-Aging Liquid Foundation
Most signs of aging are caused by sun exposure, so keeping yourself protected with both your skincare and makeup is always a plus. This liquid foundation from Happy Skin, for one, has broad spectrum SPF 25 and vitamin C for UV ray protection and Japanese technology that shields you from blue light.
HAPPY SKIN Ready To Glow Anti E-Aging Liquid Foundation SPF 25 PA++, P1199, Lazada
9. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Wrinkle Control Serum Foundation
The technology in this serum foundation specifically targets fine lines and wrinkles to reduce their appearance. It smoothes out the lines instantly with the pigment and creamy liquid as it treats the texture from the inside with anti-wrinkle Densiliss technology.
BY TERRY Terrybly Densiliss Wrinkle Control Serum Foundation, P6435, Sephora.ph
10. Troiareuke Healing Cushion H+
Troiareuke's cushion foundations are popular for their 99% skincare and 1% makeup ratio, which was specifically formulated to heal sensitive skin and protect it from external irritants. It's loaded with soothing plant extracts like centella asiatica and chamomile and a "water wrapping system" that prevents transepidermal water loss.
TROIAREUKE Healing Cushion H+, P2000, Beautymnl