November 30, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC
There are three elements that any beauty pro will tell you should be a part of your post-cleanse morning skin routine: an antioxidant serum, a moisturizer, and an SPF. No matter what your skin goals are, that’s the bare minimum roster of things you should be slathering on before you leave the house every day. But we’re all busy, and some (… slash most, if you’re like me) mornings, a multi-step situation just isn’t going to happen, and the best you can do is slap on a layer of moisturizer before running out the door. But thanks to a new product from Iris and Romeo, you can get all of your “must-do” morning skin essentials in one fell swoop… and then some.
The brand’s 5-in-1 skin-care product—aptly called Best Skin Days ($64)—does it all. It’s a hydrating antioxidant serum, moisturizer, SPF, and foundation, and it also protects skin from blue light and pollution. On the hydration front, it’s got hyaluronic acid to keep your skin feeling moist. As far as antioxidants go, its got Bulgarian rose damascena oil, a rare oil that’s packed with vitamin C and omega-9 fatty acids that act as an anti-inflammatory. According to the brand, this ingredient power-couple restores hydration, elasticity, and natural radiance for bouncier, firmer, and glowier skin. The product also has broad-spectrum SPF 30 (the minimum coverage that derms say you should be wearing every day), which helps fend off damage from pollution and blue light.
In addition to standing in for so many steps of your skin-care routine, my personal favorite thing about the product is that it’s tinted, which means I will literally never wear foundation ever again. It provides a coverage that’s slightly heavier than your usual tinted moisturizer, but more breathable than a foundation. When I tried it for myself on an otherwise makeup-free face, the actual response I received to the difference was “holy shit.” The finish is dewy but natural looking in a way that really does make it look like you’re having your best skin day ever, and lives up to the brand’s tagline of “less makeup, more you.”
It retails for $64, which is actually quite affordable considering you’re getting five products in one. Plus it’s earning you back at least five minutes of your day, which really, is priceless.