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16/05/2012

Natural FX Water Based Foundation SPF 15

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This my friends is my holy grail daytime foundation. I was sent this to review a few weeks ago and since then I’ve worn it every day for work, it’s the best colour match that I’ve ever had – the shade has just enough pink in to suit my paleness perfectly. The foundation lasts a long time without powdering and has a natural, dewy finish providing just the right amount of coverage – I don’t have to use concealer when wearing this. It’s also one of those foundations that you can apply with your fingers and it blends really easily, so great for applying in a rush.
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What They Say:

2-in-1 Concealer + Liquid Foundation with SPF 15
  • Dermatologist 1st choice for flawless looking skin
  • Available in over 20 global shades
  • Provides moderate coverage of skin imperfections such as acne, redness, under eye circles, uneven skin tones, post-surgical bruising, vitiligo and tattoos
  • Creates natural, dewy looking finish
  • Provides hydration and skin emolliency
  • All Skin Types
  • Sensitive skin (non-comedogenic – zero irritancy score)
  • Free of oil, and fragrance and parabens
Size: 30ml / 1.0 fl.oz

Active Ingredients:  

1. Dermafix Technology:
i. Contributes to Water Resistance
ii. Binds to the skin - allows for ‘stay-put’ all-day coverage
iii. Ability to build extra coverage in ‘problem’ areas – Concealer/Foundation-in-one

2. Full Spectrum UVA and UVB Protection: SPF 15 Octinoxate , Octocrylene , Oxybenzone
• Protects against environmental aging
i. Helps reduce and prevent the appearance of fine lines caused by aging, smoking, gravity and sun damage
ii. UVB is associated with sunburn


3. Benefits of Vitamin E:
iii. Protects from inflammation: reduces erythema and skin sensitivity
iv. Soothes and promotes tissue repair
v. Anti-oxidant: Protects our natural skin lipids, collagen and elastin fibres from degradation – thereby preventing premature wrinkles


4. Benefits of Bisabolol:
i. Main active ingredient of the chamomile plant
ii. Anti-inflammatory: Protects and reduces skin irritation and sensitivity (calms down redness and makes our products tolerable)


5.Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate:
vi. Restores the lipid barrier by repairing dry and scaling skin, and replenishing lost lipids (natural skin oils).
vii. Reducing TEWL (trans epidermal water loss); prevents our natural water found in the skin from evaporating thus preventing skin dehydration.
viii. Strengthens capillaries to reduce redness.

Octinoxate 3.4%
Octocrylene 2.2%
Oxybenzone 0.9%
What I Thought:

The Good:

  • The shade range is immense, 20 shades from ghostly pale (me) to reasonably dark. They also provide a handy tool for determining your shade that uses your MAC shade as a base and finds your best match according to that.
  • The finish of this foundation is lovely, nice and natural with a dewy finish.
  • It lasts a long time on the skin, around 6 hours without powdering.
  • It can be used as a foundation and concealer and works brilliantly as both.
  • The coverage is really good, a little bit goes a long, long way.
  • The packaging is hygienic and mess-free.
The Bad:
  • The price. £37 is a lot of money for a foundation, and something that I would never have paid without trying the product first – but now I’ve tried it I think I’m going to have to repurchase!
  • If you apply too much product it can become a little sticky on the skin
  • The product does separate on me sometimes, so make sure you shake it well before squeezing some out or you’ll just get water coming out.
Would I Repurchase:

Yes! This has fast become my daily foundation and I can’t imagine not having in my collection now, will definitely be getting another one when this runs out.
*I was sent this product for review but all opinions in this post are my own

3 comments:

  1. You have really lovely eyes :) xo

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  2. Wow this looks really nice! It's so hard to find a good foundations for pale complexions. Too bad we don't have this brand in Belgium ):

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