The Skin-Loving Ingredients in This Multitasking Product Are About to Make It a Cult Fave

From binging your latest podcast obsession while you burn through your new at-home workout routine to meditating while waiting for your nails to dry, multitasking your wellness routine is the ticket to feeling like a (majorly efficient) self-care superhero.

So why not apply that same logic to your beauty regimen? No, we're not talking about two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. The beauty trend to watch is makeup that doubles as a staple in your skin-care routine.

"Most people fatigue when it comes to their skin-care routines," says board certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD. "Having a foundation that also takes on another role—such as improving or protecting skin—makes it easier to take care of ourselves with minimal effort." Aka, doing the least while gaining the most.

"Having a foundation that also takes on another role—such as improving or protecting skin—makes it easier to take care of ourselves with minimal effort."

But for real, how many times have you wondered whether the makeup covering your breakouts was actually responsible for causing them? With Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45 (which is on its way to becoming a cult fave among the makeup-obsessed set) you don't have to wonder, because it's non-acnegenic while also giving you that flawless finish.

Makeup artists rave about its illuminating powers and skin-like texture, with no caking, streaking, or creasing to speak of. "It’s different because it’s a hydrating skin-care texture with foundation coverage, so it gives skin a fresh look, while actually covering any issues," says French makeup artist Violette, global beauty director at Estée Lauder.

So how does it achieve such impressive multitasking benefits? The answer is the skin-caring cocktail of ingredients including SPF, probiotic technology, ion-charged water, and chia seed extract (more on each of these skin-boosters below).

Keep scrolling for a closer look at the ingredients in this foundation with skin care.

foundation with skin care

SPF: Consistent protection without the extra effort

You probably don't need another lecture on the importance of SPF, but hear us out. Leaving the house without makeup is usually a conscious decision. Leaving the house without SPF? (Even if it's just for a midday stretch on your patio.) Odds are you've forgotten a time or two.

So the case for having it in your foundation is simple: It makes it easier to remember to apply. Plus, Futurist Hydra Rescue protects your skin from more than the sun. With an antioxidant complex containing vitamin E, it helps guard against daily environmental damage from pollution. Double-duty benefits for days.

Probiotics: pH balances skin to soothe irritation

Probiotics are about more than gut health. They can actually help strengthen the barrier of your skin to make sure it stays healthy and strong, and to keep the bad bacteria in check. See? Probiotics are no longer just for your supplement routine—they're here for your all-year glow.

Ion-charged water: May help boost absorption for max hydration

It wouldn't be a multitasker if it didn't leave your skin looking and feeling silky smooth, right? That's where ion-charged water comes into play. This stuff works to help the moisturizing ingredients better absorb into skin, which promotes all-around hydration, says Lahnie Strange, Estée Lauder SVP of product development. That way, you don't have to choose between feeling dewy or wearing makeup—you can have both.

Chia seed extract: Moisturizing + anti-inflammatory to calm redness

Yep, chia seeds do more than act as a delicious alt pudding or topping for your morning yogurt. According to Dr. Nazarian, chia seed extract is known for its calming properties, and the natural fatty acids help boost the hydration factor in this moisturizing foundation. Multitasking never felt (or looked) this good.

Sponsored by Estée Lauder

Top photo: Well+Good Creative

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