When New York facial plastic surgeon Konstantin Vasyukevich, MD gives recommendations for caring for skin post-chemical peel, he gives VERY specific, well-organized instructions: A gentle moisturizer, the trifecta of sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen, and his secret weapon: A foundation he says actually has the ability to heal skin.
Enter Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation ($66), a lightweight, aloe-based formula that bills itself as breathable. “It prevents the skin from peeling and feeling ‘uncomfortable’ and helps deliver that glow,” Dr. Vasyukevich says. He especially recommends it during those brutally cold, dry months (even if you don’t partake in a peel) for healthier-looking skin.
And he’s not alone. Celebs like Kourtney Kardashian, Melissa McCarthy, Gal Gadot and Kate Bosworth also show up on the “love it” list, with Kardashian being a fan of the slightly higher-priced Acne Control ($76) version in a “few shades.” She’s even said that she “makes sure anyone doing her makeup uses this foundation.”