CN Digital StudioShannon R., SELF magazine
Foundation used to just be for correcting skin tone and diminishing the appearance of imperfections. Now it foundations contain ingredients that fight aging, reduce acne, brighten skin tone and more! And, as if there weren't enough products to choose from, the surge of tinted moisturizers claiming to hydrate while evening skin tone just makes things even more confusing! Let's take a closer look at these two products to help you decipher what is best for your skin type.
How are these products similar?
I took a look at the ingredients of a couple major brands and here is what I found - tinted moisturizers and foundations are pretty darn similar. Both products use a solvent (water) and they both contain mixtures of humectants (chemicals that bind water to skin) and emollients (oily chemicals that smooth skin and create a moisture barrier). Since these are emulsion-type products (contain oil and water), they both use surfactants to keep