While we'd tempted to buy the whole collection of Hylamide products for their Pantone-like packaging alone, it turns out that what makes Hylamide truly special is what's inside the cheery bottles. Think: formulas designed to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin, using natural, non-damaging ingredients. Founded in fall 2015, Hylamide offers a variety of skincare products: anti-aging creams, cleansers, tanning serums, and foundations. Here, we highlight two of our favorites.
Did you know that DHA, a primary ingredient found in most self-tanners out there, is actually really drying? That means itching and flaking for a tan that lasts only a couple of days. Hylamide has developed an alternative, the Glow Radiance Booster, that uses raspberry ketone-sugar to achieve a sun-kissed look without the dryness. Even better? This stuff smells good (blame DHA for the funky smell of most self-tanners). Glowing skin in just a few days, without the damage? Sign us up.
This foundation is concocted specifically to make its wearer more photogenic. Here's the science behind it: a fractionated blurring silica suspension helps your skin reflect light, a prismatic camera hue with yellow-red correctors ensures skin doesn't look greenish-gray in pictures, and a bio-sugar surface mesh hydrates so skin looks extra glowy. Yes, we know it sounds complicated. But we also know that this stuff works. Just smooth it on and it's lights, camera, action.
Glow Radiance Booster, $32, and Photography Foundation, $20, both hylamide.com.