It also helps that this foundation’s satin-like finish mimics the state of your skin; if you’re very moisturized, it’ll look dewier; if you have skin on the drier side, it’ll probably look more matte. You can really attune it to your own preferences. And once you’ve been wearing it for a few minutes, you kind of forget you’re wearing this foundation. That might be due to the fact that its ingredient roster shares some key players with your average moisturizer.
First, there’s hyaluronic acid, a big hitter ingredient in all sorts of skin-care and cosmetics. “Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, [and] it helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin, so that skin can appear plumper, dewier, and more hydrated,” Tsippora Shainhouse, a board-certified dermatologist in Santa Monica, California, previously explained to Allure.
Similarly, this foundation contains glycerin, which helps cultivate moisture — just in a slightly different way. “Glycerin is a colorless and odorless liquid that comes from plant sources,” cosmetic chemist Perry Romanowski previously told Allure. “It is a humectant, which means it has the property of attracting water to itself.”
Squalane is another great ingredient lying within this formula. As New York City board-certified dermatologist Charlotte Birnbaum once explained to us, “Squalene is a lipid, or fat, made naturally by our oil glands to hydrate and maintain the barrier of our skin.”
Whatever the cause of this foundation’s natural-looking finish and comfort, it makes Best Skin Ever a surefire purchase in my book — and that goes before even mentioning its diverse 50-shade range and reasonable $20 price tag.
Sephora Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation is available now for $20 at sephora.com.
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