FRAGRANCES, allergens, preservatives and oils in make-up can cause blotchiness or acne. You might have heard of the benefits of letting skin ‘breathe’ and there are definite pro’s to wearing zero make-up, but why resort to having completely bare-faced days when there are foundations you can feel free to wear without worrying about the aftereffects? These fabulous five foundations offer coverage without collateral, with bang – and they’re infused with skincare enhancing ingredients.
Filteray Face Plus SPF50+: R320, Coverderm
WE know how bad UV rays from the sun are for our skin, but scientists are only now starting to figure out the effects that other types of light, for example blue light (that includes light emanated by phone or computer screens) can have on our skin. While lots of foundations protect from UVA and UVB rays, only few project from this blue light damage. Coverderm has come to the rescue with a foundation that provides long-lasting protection from the full spectrum of rays. It prevents premature ageing and it regenerates and hydrates the skin.
Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation: R695, Elizabeth Arden
THE ultimate goal with our painstaking and time consuming skincare regimes is keeping aging at bay as best we can. Introducing Elizabeth Arden’s breakthrough in anti-aging make-up. Infused with the most powerful antioxidant, called Idebenone1, this exclusive anti-aging complex continuously repairs skin’s appearance for the ultimate skin renewal. Hydra-Pigments that encapsulates moisture-rich pigments meld with the skin creating a shield to help skin retain moisture while delivering long-wear colour and blurring skin’s imperfections for a radiant complexion.
Dermablend 3D Correction: R360, Vichy
THE perfect corrective foundation with 3 benefits in 1 amazing foundation: 1) Emulsifier-free, this formula feels water fresh when it meets the skin, cooling it down until it dries, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin types. 2) Upon application, the Alliagel formula leaves a soft, velvety veil on the skin minimising the look of oily acne-prone skin conditions. 3) High in coverage and enriched with skincare ingredients including salicylic acid and eperulin, to soothe the feel of skin and reduce blemishes.
Oxygenating Foundation: R1 140, By Oxygenetix, Skin Renewal
BEST described as a ‘second skin’ Oxygenetix’s healing foundation conceals and camouflages skin imperfections while boosting healing. Their patented Ceravitae Complex, aloe and seven layer silica gel technology form the unique, breathable matrix that powers the foundation. Ceravitae supports new skin cell production and the healing process following aesthetic procedures or skin problems. The oxygenating, natural components of the gel base, Vitamin E, grape seed extract and Salix alba extract work in harmony to create a light, breathable, protective skin.
Second To None Stick Foundation: R525, IMAN Cosmetics
INFUSED with jojoba esters’ nourishing antioxidant vitamins, this stick helps regulate natural production of oil, hydrating without clogging pores. And because we know parabens are nasty, IMAN created this one paraben-free. Apply it with a damp beauty blender sponge for a natural and sheer look or use a foundation brush and blend evenly for maximum coverage.