Review of the Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

 
Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation- $62.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Pretty, darn great looking. You can see the full list below. The only call outs would be the ingredients derived from coconut.For some skin types, anything coconut-oil related is a no-no!

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 2: Erm, no. I am not the majority here so take it with a grain of salt. But I tried everything to apply this and it still just didn't work for me. The texture is divine and I expected the opposite performance. I have combination skin, not overly sensitive. I tried the sponge, brush, hands, nothing worked. From far away, it was weightless and evened out. Up close, it was patchy and settled into pores.

3. Does it last?- 4: It actually lasted really well, it just didn't look great while on.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: I had zero issues with irritation, but there are coconut-derived ingredients so it may irritate some.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 2: It just didn't sink into the skin like I wanted and as it sat on top. I couldn't say it built well either.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: Eleven shades is a solid start for a foundation range

7. How conscious is the brand? 4- It’s vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free! Non-GMO tocopherol and ethically-sourced mica for the win! The glass bottle is recyclable. The bottle dropper, not so much- BUT I’m still waiting on the final word from the brand.

FINAL SCORE:

20/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is a different type of foundation that will work best on oilier skin types based on my research. That said, if you have dry skin and this is a HG product, let me know!

  • For me, it just sat right on top of the skin and never gave that flawless look. I wouldn’t re-purchase this one.

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:

  • Coconut Alkanes is ONLY a tricky ingredient if you have sensitivities to coconut oil. Otherwise, the list looked pretty great!

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!
 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE/DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Brassica oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil- 1, none

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, none

  • L-Lysine- 1, limited

  • Silica- 1 to 2, good

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • Azadirachta indica (Neem) Extract- 1, limited

  • Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Extract- 1, limited

  • Melissa officianalis (Lemon Balm) Extract- 1, limited

  • Berberis vulgaris (Barberry) Extract- 1, limited

  • Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • Sambucus nigra (Elder Flower) Extract- 1, limited

  • Momordica charantia (Bitter Melon) Extract- 1, limited

  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice Root) Extract- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • CI 77891- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • Aqua- 0, good

  • Coco-Caprylate/Caprate- 1, none

  • Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • CI 77019- 2, fair

  • Lauroyl Lysine- 1, none

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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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 :)