What is treatment makeup, you ask? Far from a little bit of Shea Butter in lipstick or Vitamin E in foundation, treatment makeup packs a serious punch when it comes to your skin. With ingredient lists that shame even the top dermatological brands, it promises to nourish, heal and protect, all while prettifying and perfecting your face.
If you’re the kind of person that breaks out at the sight of a full-coverage foundation, it’s time to embrace the concept of treatment makeup.
Whether it’s harmful sun rays or blue light emitted from our phones, our skin is facing more pressure than ever from external factors, and treatment makeup is here to make sure you’re looking after it as best you can. From plumping Vitamin C to hydration-rich antioxidants, the ingredients found in this new wave of makeup is guaranteed to keep your face protected round-the-clock.
Here, we’ve rounded up the all-new treatment makeup products that you need to add to your stash ASAP if you want the best skin ever.
Les Beiges Eau de Teint Water-Fresh Tint, £48, CHANEL
Not strictly a foundation, but definitely close enough, this skin-perfecting tint gives your complexion a healthy-looking glow and delivers hydration through vegetal glycerine and tamarind extract.
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer, £6.99, Boots
This full-coverage concealer contains caffeine to invigorate and has enough pigment to camouflage dark circles. Most impressively, it contains anti-blue light ingredients that protect skin from the free radicals generated by digital devices that are believed to cause fine lines and discolouration.
Mineral Skincare SPF25, £36, Priori
If you hate the feeling of greasy skincare products, this one is for you. With the blurring properties of a high-coverage face powder, this finisher also contains over 30 antioxidants and polyphenols for anti-inflammatory, brightening and de-pigmenting benefits. Added bonus: it contains SPF 25 to protect against sun damage.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Face Primer, £28, Boots
As a makeup primer, this stuff creates a smooth, even base for your foundation that brightens and tints simultaneously. However, as a skin-boosting product, it will blow you away. With Vitamin C to target the signs of ageing and Vitamin E to nourish, it’s a real winner.
Milk Makeup KUSH Waterproof Mascara, £20.50, Cult Beauty
Although not technically skincare, the added benefits of using this mascara are too good to overlook. Instead of drying out and damaging lashes, the inclusion of nourishing hemp-derived cannabis oil makes for the healthiest lashes going.
Blooming Bold Lipstick, £18.50, Origins
Fed up of matte lipsticks that leave your lips dry and cracked? This one puts hydration first. With natural flower waxes to protect against dehydration, the creamy formula works to soothe and protect stressed-out lips.