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It's a common catch-22 of cosmetics: The older you get, the more coverage you need. But the more you pile it on, the older you look. Sigh. The reason: The wrong formula can look cake-y and settle into lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are foundations out there that will cover imperfections and make your skin look smoother, more luminous, and years younger. Here are our top picks.
Serum"If you like Lancôme Genifique, you'll like this. This contains a power peptide called Matrixyl 3000, which L'Oréal claims can help build collagen. There are lots of formulas in the skin world that contain this peptide, but these guys make it on the cheap. It also works on all skin types without irritation." — Mary Schook #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/cheap-spring-makeup#slide-37
Yoon Dermaline Marine Complex Exfoliator When Glow Recipe polled its Instagram followers on what they wanted from an ideal skin treatment, "it was unanimous—a great exfoliator that won't strip skin of moisture," says Lee. No surprise, then, that weekly "aqua peels" are a huge trend in Korea. Botanicals and deep sea water in this formula plump the skin as lactic and glycolic acids dissolve dullness. But the best part is the beyond-easy, presoaked jumbo Q-tip applicator: "That technology was u...
Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask "The Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask is a new product made of volcanic [clay] from Jeju Island in Korea. The volcanic cluster capsules in the mousse reduce overactive sebum and clean impurities. In comparison to clay masks, this new mousse texture is more convenient because it's not sticky, and it's easier to wash off."—Mee-hyeon Lee, Allure Korea beauty director
HOURGLASS NO. 28 LIP TREATMENT OIL "Treatment oil" is another way of saying "the most luxurious lip balm maybe ever." Spiked with vitamins (B5 and E) and moisturizers (olive, hazelnut, jojoba, and kukui nut oils), it's a serious overachiever, and the gold applicator tip is superfun to use. You can swipe it on anytime, but we love using it overnight because the thick formula doesn't evaporate and disappear. It's so rich you'll still feel it on your lips when you wake up.
Chojyu Collagen Source Solution Ball Walk into a drugstore in Japan and you'll see collagen powder, collagen pills, collagen-soaked masks. It sounds like something out of sci-fi novel, but devoted users believe the ingredient keeps skin plump and hydrated. This product from Chojyu also looks like something out of a sci-fi novel. Inside each packet is a little white ball that dissolves into a gel-like substance you slather all over your face.