We’ve found the best foundations for mature skin. Image by Adobe Stock.
As we age the needs of our skin changes, so when choosing a foundation we need to be looking at not only the coverage but the anti-ageing properties within the formula. When we say anti-ageing this doesn’t mean to turn back the time and make you look younger, anti-ageing ingredients should help to hydrate, plump and make the skin look glowy, without being too heavy and sinking into any creases or fine lines. These foundations should enhance your natural and beautiful skin, giving you just the right amount of coverage but without being too heavy and cakey. So here are our top five picks for the best foundations for mature skin.
Aleph Beauty Foundation RRP: $60
Small but mighty. This pot foundation is a foundation/concealer all-in-one, giving the wearer the ability to make the coverage light to full. It’s all-natural ingredients give multiple benefits to your skin and takes away any of the nasties you may find in other brands of foundation. Add a few drops of the serum/oil to the foundation for a beautiful dewy glow finish or use the foundation on its own for more of a matte finish.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Foundation RRP: $42.99
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Foundation is an affordable foundation with a medium coverage. The formula adds skincare actives that offer powerful anti-ageing benefits. It glides effortlessly over skin, providing coverage that doesn’t cake or settle into lines. It contains an SPF50 and is great for those with sensitive skin.
YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint RRP: $99
Luxury brand, YSL created Touche Éclat for the perfect radiant skin. This foundation offers advanced hydration with its water-based formula that locks in moisture with the addition of Glycerine. This formula will not sit heavy on your skin or sink into lines and creases, instead, giving you medium coverage with a hydrated, glowing finish.
Clarins Extra-Firming SPF15 RRP: $87
This creamy, rich and oil-free formula is perfect for a natural, everyday foundation. The formula includes a gentle cocktail of botanical ingredients and oat sugars to help rebuild the bonds between collagen and elastin in your skin, helping to lift, tone and firm.
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals RRP: $99
The formula in Jane Iredale’s Liquid Minerals foundation is designed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, pigmentation and fine lines as well as giving you an even, light-weight coverage. The formula also contains Liposomes, which are molecules similar to skin cells that can help to deliver nutrients to the skin helping to provide moisture and hydration throughout the day.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 25 RRP: $115
This is a serum, foundation combination, hence the higher price tag, but it is said to even out skin tone while also adding UVA/UVB protection. It also contains an ingredient called Argireline Peptide which is said to defend against environmental stressors and prevent collagen damage.