Your skin changes as you age. Menopause, hormonal changes, and reduced natural oil production can cause your skin to dry out, resulting in wrinkles and laugh lines. As you age, you may no longer need the products you’ve been using since college (think: wisdom, experience, and introspection). Make sure you use a foundation that is formulated specifically for your skin. However, with so many options available, how can you decide which one is best foundation for mature skin?
Luckily, there are plenty of foundations on the market for mature skin, from full-coverage foundation to foundation for dry skin. Whether you’re concerned about wrinkles, dullness, enlarged pores, or age spots, each bottle contains a unique blend of benefits for your skin. They are often infused with ingredients found in anti-aging serums and moisturizers, such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, to improve texture and tone while providing the coverage you’re looking for to look radiant and youthful.
1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector
Vitamin A derivative retinol helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production. For the ultimate anti-aging duo, this drugstore winner combines broad spectrum SPF with retinol. Aside from being good for your skin, it covers imperfections well as well. One application lasts all day due to the creamy consistency and buildable coverage.
2. BLK/OPL True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15
The True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 glides on like butter and provides full coverage and velvety smoothness for hours without flaking or fading – and no, it does not clog pores or fine lines. There are 21 shades of the foundation stick specifically formulated for deeper skin tones. It is also infused with vitamins C and E, which hydrate the skin while providing skin-nourishing antioxidant benefits.
3. L’Oréal Visible Lift Serum Absolute
A super-hydrating serum formula that is affordable. In addition to hydrating, it covers imperfections, so your skin always looks glowing. This product also contains retinol and vitamin C to help improve the appearance of the skin at a deeper level.
4. Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer SPF 50+
The GH Beauty Lab tested-winning IT Cosmetics tinted cream is infused with 10 botanical oils and plumping hyaluronic acid, leaving skin soft and glowing. In addition, it protects your face from the sun with SPF 50 – the best anti-aging defense of all! In the Beauty Lab’s test, it beat 29 other foundations and received the only perfect grade for smooth coverage. The makeup artist judges found it to be one of the best formulas for mature skin.
5. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
The Radiant Longwear Foundation by NARS offers medium to full coverage that allows the skin to breathe, as well as being transfer-resistant for up to 16 hours. Based on its humectant-rich texture, this foundation leaves the skin looking and feeling luxurious and glowing.
6. Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-In-1 Foundation
Perfect if you want flawless skin without having to do a lot of work. Silky base from CoverGirl is a primer, concealer, and foundation in one. It gives you the coverage of a concealer in just one application, and it lasts all day. That’s why it won the GH Beauty Award.
7. TimeWise Luminous 3D Foundation
Mary Kay’s creamy, medium- to full-coverage foundation delivers anti-aging and hydrating effects with ingredients like vitamin E that aids skin’s elasticity, niacinamide that promotes radiance, and smoothing peptides.
8. Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Serum Foundation
Developed for mature skin, this serum-foundation hybrid is the newest product from Dior. Using mother cells and longoza flower (known for its revitalizing properties), it targets four anti-aging problems – wrinkles, dark spots, loss of firmness, and a dull complexion. This product’s smooth, plump, and hydrating texture makes skin look smoother, plumper, and more supple.
9. Makeup Forever Watertone Skin-Perfecting Tint Foundation
A water-based foundation is best suited for mature skin as it keeps the skin hydrated and doesn’t settle into fine lines. That’s why this foundation is so watery. As a 78 percent water formula, it feels like nothing on the skin and gives it an I-woke-up-like-this glow. (Bonus: The water base also means that the foundation is waterproof, humidity-proof, and mask-proof.)
10. Age Perfect Creamy Powder Foundation
There’s no need to use drying powder foundation: This silky GH Seal star formula from L’Oréal Paris includes an anti-aging skincare ingredient, ceramides. 85% of test subjects said it smoothed their skin.
If you’re getting older, you may want to consider changing your foundation. There are plenty of options available. Explore them all and let us know which suits you well.