As we age our skin’s needs change, so the foundation that might have worked in our twenties may be no good when it comes to our 30s and beyond. Anti-ageing foundations are available in the makeup market, so we’ve picked out the best ones.
Buying makeup that doubles as skincare is an easy way to ensure that your skin has everything it needs to ensure it’s healthy looking and youthful.
The skin’s creation of sebum starts to slow down as we age, which often results in the skin drying out, and lines and wrinkles often show because of this. As our skin ages, it’s more likely to suffer from dryness, so choosing liquid or cream foundations with key ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerine will help keep the skin moisturisers.
Plus if you choose a foundation that has sunscreen, antioxidants and anti-ageing ingredients, they can actually protect and improve the skin.
Here’s our pick of the best anti-ageing foundation makeup on the market.
- Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
- Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation SP15
- Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Makeup SPF15
- By Terry Eclat Opulent
- Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Foundation
- Zelens Youth Glow Foundation
- Lancome Teint Visionnaire 2 in 1 Corrector and Perfecting Foundation
- No 7 Lift and Luminate Foundation
- Elizabeth Arden Prevage Foundation
- Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
It took five years to create this Charlotte Tilbury foundation, and from the first use, you can see why – it’s been perfected.
It combines phenomenal skincare benefits with ultra-long wear and buildable coverage. This foundation leaves your skin looking flawless, whilst working to control oil, diminish the depth of wrinkles and protect from everyday environmental stress.
The formula is collagen boosting with hyaluronic filling spheres, has firming and tightening mushroom extract, Vitamin C to fight the signs of ageing, and broad spectrum SPF15 protects the skin from the damaging effects of UVA/UVB rays.
It really is quite the little Magic Foundation.
Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation SP15
This Clarins liquid foundation leaves the skin feeling nourished and comfortable, the fact it's an anti-ageing formula is another huge plus too. It's designed to help cover imperfections, whilst also giving you a gorgeous glow to the skin. The formula boasts the brand's Global Age-Deying Complex, which works to help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles over time. It also has Argan oil in to boost hydration for the skin.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Makeup SPF15
A lightweight, yet luxurious cream foundation, that uses ceramide plump perfect technology to visibly soften the appearance of fine lines, smoothes imperfections and even out skin tone.
The Elizabeth Arden Lift and Firm foundation contains argireline, a potent hexapeptide, proven to measurably plump surface lines to help diminish visible signs of ageing so skin stays soft and smooth.
Your skin is left with a luminous finish, whilst the hardworking foundation retexturises, soothes and strengthens the skin’s appearance.
By Terry Eclat Opulent
We’ve yet to find a By Terry product we don’t love. Eclat Opulent is a rich formula of foundation that leaves skin looking perfect, whilst also correcting it over time too. The formula works to counteract sagging skin, and diminish the look of fine lines too. The foundation glides on to skin lovely, giving you a gorgeous dewy look that boosts the look of vitality. Plus it's packed with moisturising benefits so it won't settle into fine lines.
Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Foundation
The first serum-foundation by Yves Saint Laurent is packed with skin-loving ingredients. The foundation, with the unique Glycanactif complex, revives the skin’s youthful brightness, creating a more uniform complexion. Skin looks firmer and wrinkles appear diminished.
The creamy formula applies easily and blends seamlessly, you skin is left looking even and rejuvenated.
Zelens Youth Glow Foundation
With a potent, skin-kind cocktail of 10 active ingredients, this is a standout when it comes to anti-ageing makeup. Everything in this formula is working to benefit the skin, from tightening the skin, plumping and hyudrating, reduce discoloration, increase elasticity and more.
All while you get to enjoy the beautifully lightweight, glow-bestowing base that makes skin look perfect from the moment you apply it.
Lancome Teint Visionnaire 2 in 1 Corrector and Perfecting Foundation
This foundation is enriched with the LR 21 12, the active ingredient integrated in Visionnair skinecare, which is designed to even the complexion and visibly improve the appearance of pores and wrinkles every day.
The high coverage corrector also has the antioxidant Vitamin C to help fight the signs of ageing, whilst giving you a beautifully even and flawless-looking complexion.
No 7 Lift and Luminate Foundation
Described as a facial in a foundation, the No 7 Lift and Luminate foundation contains three key components – moisturisers, firming and brightening complexes – to help visibly firm, lift and brighten the skin.
It's unique brightening complex works to boost your skin tone, to help even out and reduce the appearance of age spots, making skin look younger.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Foundation
The Elizabeth Arden Prevage Foundation stands out amongst the anti-ageing foundations, simply because it leaves us with gorgeously luminious skin that looks good all day long and it boasts a number of benefits to the skin.
The Idebenone complex works to protect the skin from environmental factors that can increase the look of ageing. Plus, there is vitamin C which leaves skin looking clearer over time and it also helps to boost collagen which naturally decreases as we age.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup
An innovative makeup formula, this Estee Lauder foundation is forumalted with a serum that works to leave skin looking brighter and more perfect every single day. The foundation not only has SPF25 in the formula, but also works to lessen the appearance of lines and boost radiance in the skin. It's everything we could possibly want from a foundation.