All natural - at a(certain) price
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Posted by 4687216032499993891 on Apr 07, 2013
Purchased at iHerb
Ordered one of these as I've had some good buys with Lavera earlier(i.d mostly hair products) - and being a label-read junkie, found it to be one of the purest, fluid foundations at iherb, meaning cutoff from most synthetic irritants and chemichal preservatives and the whole shiskebab. Albeit there are natural extracts and fancy additions as limonene, geraniol, citronellol, etc. that can act as allergens - a majority will make a pass on these! Hasn't made me break out yet in spite of mildly atopic skin:) It's important to note that(as I guess it to be) in the lack of synthetic additions, the foundation's consistency becomes fairly 'fluid'. It's rather runny, and needs a good deal of dry time from patting(1-2 pumps) as did a commercial SPF foundation I had from Clinique. Looks crazy at first, but when first set though it had a lovely shine and felt smooth and soothing as long as I used jojoba oil/moisturizer as a base. Otherwise it would get flaky! Now as for the color: ordered the 02 ivory at a mistake, both colors suit paler caucasian skintypes although ivory has a slight reddish tone. I lean toward an olive/yellow complexion so 'porcelain' does it for me. Only thing I'm missing is an SPF, not enough to warrant a star minus but would give a plus if it did. Currently use in combo with id bareminerals SPF foundation - it sets nicely as long as your skin is plenty moisturized! Consistency of the foundation and the costliness gave it four on the review - however seeing how I keep buying it speaks for itself;)
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