The Best Protective Bases for Your Lazy Beauty Routine


The older we get, the less time we want to spend on skin care.

(Ironically, we should probably be paying MORE attention, not less. We get that.)

So for us, multitasking beauty products can be a godsend, especially if they're doubling as a form of makeup. Case in point: Tinted skin care/foundation products containing SPF.

Now, we're not talking about that measly 15 or 20 SPF in your color base. Nooo, nope. That stuff doesn't count. We're inclined to believe that does nothing to protect our soon-to-be perfect pores from sun damage, sun spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.

No, we need the good stuff. The broad spectrum, 30+ SPF, physical kind of blocks.

And give us some anti-aging properties, too, while you're at it. Efficiency, people.

Here are three we're currently slathering all over our wrinkle-averse faces.

lazy beauty routine Perricone MD Face Finishing moisturizing tint self love formula

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizing Tint (Broad Spectrum SPF 30)

Microcapsules release an even, glowy soft tint as you apply this in circular motions. We love slapping this on, dusting our cheekbones with a cream blush or bronzer and heading out for the day. It's a winning combination that gets complimented fairly frequently. Just sayin'.

lazy beauty routine amorepacific color control cushion compact self love formula

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact (Broad Spectrum SPF 50+)

Build up to medium coverage with this delightful spongey applicator that acts like a beauty blender. And with SPF 50+ worked in with its hydrating and antioxidant properties, you're pretty much good for the majority of your day.

lazy beauty routine supergoop cc cream daily correct self love formula

Supergoop CC Cream Daily Correct (Broad Spectrum 35+)

The magic multi-tasker from the wildly popular sun care company, Supergoop. This CC Cream puts our sun-care concerns at ease while creating a wonderful illusion of flawless skin with light-deflecting particles. The anti-aging omega fatty acids and apple fruit extract aren't so bad, either.