YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:
You’re looking for sheer, light coverage with SPF 30 in it
Cruelty-free and vegan is the only way for you!
You’re looking for a tinted moisturizer that also acts as skincare with hyaluronic acid
You have dry or combination skin. Those with oilier skin types may want to look elsewhere or apply with a dusting of setting powder or even a loose powder foundation that will provide more coverage.
IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:
These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:
Cetyl Dimethicone is a “1” but it’s related to Dimethicone  - Click the link to read more!
Also, I found this insanely informative article on the topic from a cosmetic chemist!
TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”
FULL LIST + EWG RATINGS:
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice- 1 to 3
Capric Caprylic Triglycerides- 1
Sorbitan Stearate- 1
Glyceryl Stearate- 1
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate- 1
Hexyl Laurate- 1
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- 1
Cetyl Dimethicone- 1* FYI: Dimethicone is a “3”- For those sensitive to this silicone, you may want to avoid this.
Magnesium Sulfate- 1
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- 1
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract- 1
Hyaluronic Acid- 1
Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract- 1
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract- 2
Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil- 1
Polyaminopropyl Biguanide- 2
Iron Oxide- 2
Would I recommend this product to a friend? No I wouldn’t. That isn’t due entirely to performance mind you. I think the thicker texture moisturizes well, but the staying power just wasn’t there for me. Plus, I personally (it truly is a personal call, so take this information and apply it to what will work best for you), I’m looking for products that are created with fully sustainable packaging moving forward whenever possible! I do love the brand and they have been on-point when it comes to being transparent with me!
*U P D A T E* | THE BRAND’S RESPONSE TO ASKING WHETHER THE PACKAGING IS SUSTAINABLE (EX. made from recycled materials, 100% recyclable at curbside pickup, aka- it has to be EASY for a consumer to recycle this):
“I looked into TeraCycle and was happy to see that they offer the program to individuals, however the zero-waste boxes for cosmetic product submissions are rather pricey at $41 for a pouch - https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/zero_waste_boxes/beauty-products-and-packaging.
**I asked, “what if someone doesn’t live near a Credo store?
The recycling capability of each city varies greatly around the country, so we are unsure of your local recycling capabilities. You could try it - or someone could potentially send it a Credo store that is closest for recycling since they are a participating drop box sponsor for Terracycle. https://credobeauty.com/blogs/credo-stores We are also happy to have them send it to us directly at our headquarters and we will coordinate the recycling (shipping is not provided).
We are regularly looking at green packaging alternatives. We were originally guided to this packaging because of the benefits it provides for product longevity and freshness and so any new option needs to be assessed carefully to ensure product stability as all of our products must be 3rd party tested for lengthy periods to ensure stability prior to market introduction.”
WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ANYWAY? Good question. Check out my skin profile here.
FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…
Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)