Review of the Han Skin Care Cosmetics Concealer

 
Han Skin Care Cosmetics Concealer in Fair Light

Han Skin Care Cosmetics Concealer- $18.00:

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?- There's one ingredient that has evidence linking it to be a potential human skin allergen, but depends on the percentage used in the product. Also, there's coconut oil which may bother some. But other than that, looking good!

2. How's coverage?- 4: It's a thicker formula and a very small amount goes a LONG way! Covers up dark circles for sure. I'd say patting and . pressing it in worked the best in terms of application. It feels like it won't spread evenly at first, but it gets there. This isn't your silky, swipe-on formula. But it does provide a strong, medium to full coverage.

3. Does skin still look like skin?- 3: Under the eye, it brightened and gave a fuller-coverage look. Setting was key. Elsewhere else, specifically my chin, it caught a bit on dry skin.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: No problem here for me, however, there is tocopheryl acetate which, according to EWG.org and Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments, shows strong evidence of being a human allergen.

5. Does it blend and build well?- 3: It built well under the eye on top of lightly moisturized skin. It's heavier so it may crease if you have oily skin and could sit in fine lines. You could try setting it, but it could get tricky. When covering up scaring, it sat on top and didn't soak in well to give that flawless look.

6. Is the shade range inclusive? 2- Five shades is a good start, but I’d love to see a more inclusive offering here.

7. Is this a consciously-created product? 3- Cruelty-free, made with a percentage of organic ingredients and no silicones, check check and check. In terms of sustainability re: packaging, etc. it’s not quite there yet. See what the brand said below…Heads up: they will take returns for recycling needs! A step in the right direction.

FINAL SCORE:

19/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • It’s definitely a heavier concealer that provides solid medium to full coverage

  • Texture is a bit tacky at first, but it will blend out on a moisturized under eye area

  • It may settle into fine lines unless lightly set

  • OH and there’s coconut oil! Some skin types can’t take it

  • Other concealers I’d recommend for fuller coverage:

    Fitglow Beauty Conceal *links to video review. SHOP HERE

    Hynt Duet Perfecting Concealer *links to video review. SHOP HERE

POTENTIALLY ‘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. Keep in mind, the percentage of these ingredients in the products MATTERS! I rarely take ‘scary’ scores on EWG at face value these days, and always ask the brand about to clarify if I’m concerned. Works like a charm! See their response.

FROM PAI:

“Our plastic components (compacts, plastic tubes, illuminator jars) are made of polypropylene which is a recyclable plastic that can be less straightforward to recycle. We understand that for some customers it can be less convenient to send products our way or go out of their way to drop off at a Credo. We would recommend that customers first find out whether their city can pick up polypropylene during curbside pickup - Otherwise, we would recommend finding either special recycling areas the municipality offers to recycle plastics or other programs (Whole Foods select locations may be able to as well). We are also happy to take any HAN plastic components in for recycling in smaller quantities. We only request the 7 be sent at once to qualify for the lip gloss/eyeshadow reward. All of our components are 100% recyclable - paper and plastic and all. Similar to the above response, the plastics require a bit more research to make sure they're properly recycled. Some of our paper is made from recyclable material, majority is net-new.”

Swatch time! Color: Fair Light, IG @thestyleshaker

Swatch time! Color: Fair Light, IG @thestyleshaker

 

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!

  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil-2, fair

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides- 1, none

  • Stearalkonium Hectorite - 1, none

  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oi- 1, fair

  • Jojoba Esters- 1, limited

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax— 1, limited

  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit- 1, limited

  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Oil- 1, fair

  • Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil- 1, fair

  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil- 1, limited

  • Tocopheryl acetate- 3, fair

  • Propylene Carbonate- 1. limited

  • Polyglycerin-3- 1, limited

  • Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax- 1, none

  • Aloe (Oil) Barbadensis Leaf Extract- 1-3, limited

  • Ascorbyl Palmitate- 1, limited

  • Lavender Bulgaria Oil- 1, limited

  • marula oil- 1, none

  • Coffea Arabica Leaf/Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder- 1, none

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3, good

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

 
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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 :)

Review of the Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

 
Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation review

Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation- $32.99:

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?- Unfortunately, there’s phenoxyethanol inside. There are a couple of other concerns. See below.

2. How's coverage?- 3: Overall it looked very natural for a powder. It did settle a bit into fine lines on the forehead.

3. Does it last?- 4: It did a great job on combo skin!

4. Is it non-irritating?- 4: This powder didn’t irritate my skin.

5. Does it blend and build well?- 5: It did for me!

6. Is the shade range inclusive? 5- Fifteen shades to choose from- a lot more than most.

7. Is this a consciously-created product? 3- Cruelty-free, vegan, check and check. Packaging however, wasn’t up to par.

FINAL SCORE:

24/30

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PROS

  • Natural-looking coverage for a powder foundation

  • Lasted throughout the day!

CONS

  • Phenoxyethanol :(

  • Packaging- not close to sustainable

  • There was a lot of kickback when pressing my soft brush into the powder

WOULD I REPURCHASE?

 

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:

 

I asked the brand about the packaging and mica sourcing. Here’s what they had to say:

“Is the packaging sustainable? Our current Mineral Fusion cosmetics packaging uses a foil that is not recyclable, however the inner component is recyclable. We’re currently launching new packaging for our skincare line that addresses this issue, and are actively evaluating our packaging and components to see where we need to make changes toward a higher standard of sustainability.

Is the mica used sustainably sourced? Our supplier sources Mica exclusively from the USA (Georgia), and is an active member in the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI), a group driven to eradicate child labor and support traceable, environmentally friendly processes.”

 

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!

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • Lauroyl Lysine- 1, none

  • Zinc Stearate- 2, fair

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Boron Nitride- 1, fair

  • Ascorbyl Palmitate- 1, limited

  • Hydrolyzed Mango Juice Extract- 1, none

  • Hydrolyzed Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract- 1, none

  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract- 1, none

  • Alaria Esculenta Extract- 1, none

  • Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract- 1, limited

  • Glycrrhiza Glabra Root Extract- 1, fair

  • Punica Granatum Seed Extract- 1, limited

  • Aloe Barbadensis- 1 to 3, limited

  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract- 1, fair

  • Tocopherol Acetate- 3, fair

  • Sambucus Nigra Fruit- 1, limited

  • Phenoxyethanol- 4, limited

  • Iron Oxides- 2, fair

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3, good

  • Ultramarines- 1 to 4, limited

  • Zinc Oxide- 2 to 3, fair

  • Chromium Oxide Green- 2 to 5, limited

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

 
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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 :)

My Review of the Antonym Organic Baked Blush

Check out my review of the Antonym Organic Baked Blush! FYI- This review was posted before the recent StyleShaker scorecard update so it will look a bit different from the others. Click below to watch!

IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This blush serves up some SERIOUS pigment!

  • I bought the “copper” color and it worked really well as a bronzer

  • If you’re NOT a fan of metallic sheen, you’ll want to pass on this one

 

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!

  • Mica- 1

  • Lauroyl Lysine- 1

  • Zea Mays Starch- 1

  • Squalane- 1

  • Octyldodecanol- 1

  • Hectorite- 2

  • Aqua- 0

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1

  • Benzyl Alcohol- 5

  • Dehydroacetic Acid- 1

  • Sorbic Acid- 3

  • Ci 77491- 2 *may contain

  • Ci 77492- 2 *may contain

  • Ci 77499- 2 *may contain

  • Ci 77891- 1 to 3 *may contain

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 :)

Review of the Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen in Nude

 
Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen in Nude

Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen in Nude- $47.00:

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?- Overall, a short list of low-ranking ingredients. Call-outs where Titanium Dioxide and Chromium Greens. You can see more on those two down below!

2. How's coverage?- 3: I was actually surprised at how much product applied with the poof/sponge! A little touch goes a long way. It looked a little heavy on the powder at first, but I used a large brush to blend it in. Worked like a charm. Skin looks a little 'powdered' unless you play with it, making the ease and convenience of the sponge packaging, short-lived. I do think the color was more than a hint! I applied a tinted spf underneath and this on top got me to a medium level of evening-out/coverage.

3. Does it last?- 4: I think this powder really held up well. I wish it was a bit more lightweight in coverage, but what I did apply, stuck around throughout the day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: I haven't experienced any issues after wearing this for over a week.

5. Does it blend and build well?- 3: I would say it blended out well with the use of another brush, for sure. There's not much building here unless you're wanting to go for that cake-y look :)

6. Is the shade range inclusive? 3- Meh. Four shades does not an inclusive range make.

7. Is this a consciously-created product? 3- Jane Iredale has a solid reputation when it comes to cruelty-free, vegan and beyond certifications which is why I love the brand. On the packaging side of things, my question is out to the brand, but from what I can tell, the approach here is not a sustainable one. I'll have updates on that and whether the mica is ethically sourced soon!

FINAL SCORE:

21/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • The application is definitely different. I’m not sure the sponge is really winning, but it’s definitely interesting :)

  • It’s a fuller-coverage look in my opinion. You can get a dusting of color and some pretty decent coverage with it, plus SPF 30!

  • It definitely lasted and you definitely need to be ok with a more powdered look. A light mist of setting spray will help if you have drier skin

  • Oily skin types may LOVE this! Just make sure to clean the applicator now and then, womp womp

  • If you’re not loving the idea of this application, you can always try the Jane Iredale powder foundation that also has SPF in it! HERE.


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:

  • Titanium Dioxide 1 to 3

  • CI 77288 2 to 5

I followed up with the brand on packaging and mica sourcing. Their response is below:

“The packaging of Powder-Me SPF is recyclable, but not the internal sponge or applicator. The container is not made of post-consumer recycled material. Jane Iredale uses mica that is manufactured wholly under strict laboratory conditions. The laboratory purification and synthetic manufacture of minerals is done in order to ensure that the minerals are free of the contaminates that occur in the minerals’ natural state.”

Lightweight moisture.
 

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!

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3

  • Mica- 1, fair

  • Boron Nitride- 1, fair

  • Aluminum Hydroxide- 1, limited

  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract- 1, limited

  • Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract- 2, limited

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • CI 77288- 2 to 5, limited

  • Ci 77489- 2, fair

  • Montmorillonite- 1, fair

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 :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer

 
The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer in Rose Sand

The Organic Skin Co. Hide and Seek Concealer- $53.00:

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?- These ingredients look so good! Fewer ingredients, higher quality. Love.

2. How is coverage? Does it conceal flaws?- 4: It does. I'd say it brightens pretty well too. A little goes a very long way. I did set it after seeing a bit of creasing. The coverage is not heavy at all, but still does the trick. Also, the texture is less silky than others, something I think would work well for oilier skin types.

3. Does coverage look natural?- 4: It's definitely a more natural looking concealer that really lightens things up with a lighter, but not too light, amount of concealing happening.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No problems here!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: Yes, absolutely. I set this concealer with a transparent powder under my eyes and saw no issues. It also blends well elsewhere on the face!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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WHAT STANDS OUT:

  • This concealer brightened very well without being heavy on the skin

  • A small amount, pressed lightly, goes a long way and extends beyond under the eye, to the rest of the face

  • This company covers sustainability SO well. I love the brand’s mission and what they’re doing right now

  • The price is STEEP, but I have a hack for that. I show you more in the video (link above). I’d recommend buying a pod and a magnetic palette. Get all the details in the video!

  • I would absolutely recommend this product. It's pricey (try the hack above), but it's great and the quality of ingredients is outstanding

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:

  • Titanium dioxide [1-3] *I’m not really concerned about this, but included it just in case you wanted to get additional info!

Swatches! Color: rose sand

Swatches! Color: rose sand

 

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!

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax- 1, limited

  • silica- 1, good

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate)- 1, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • CI 77019- 2, fair

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

  • oriza sativa (rice bran) wax- 2, fair

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 :)

Review of The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Foundation

 
The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation in Rose Beige

The Organic Skin Co. Fresh Canvas Liquid Foundation- $42.00:

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?- Fantastic and they mention their critical extraction method, “the cleanest, purest way to extract all of a plant’s goodness and deliver it to your skin.” There are only too ‘iffy’ ingredients for those with sensitive skin types. See below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 4: Yes, 100%. It's a very solid, lightweight (in-between light to medium) coverage. My skin feels like it can breathe! It's missing any extra luminosity, so you won’t get a dewy look, which some may love. Overall, my skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes, except in the more oily spots (t-zone). I had to watch that a bit and set.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No irritation here! There’s potassium sorbate (see below), but it has limited evidence to back up the call that it may be a possible human allergen. Still, wanted you to know about it!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 4: It really does build well. I found this foundation moisturizing without looking greasy, settling into lines, or feeling heavy.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades is a good start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 5- I rarely give a ‘5’ for this. Check out their site! Major ‘wow’ factor on the combo of being cruelty-free, vegan, recyclable, offering refills, and the brand keeps the environment top of mind by planting trees for every product sold! Job well done.

FINAL SCORE:

25/30

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IN A NUTSHELL:

  • This is your workhorse foundation. It’s light to medium coverage that looks like skin when applied.

  • It doesn’t run dewy and won’t give you luminous finish.

  • The shade range is a start (obviously I’d love more than 8 shades!)

  • And the ingredients are where this brand really shines. Check out everything they’re doing in terms of supercritical extraction here.

  • If you have oilier skin, you will probably want to set this! It’s best for those looking for lightweight coverage sans the ‘dewy’ factor.

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:

Swatches! Color: rose beige

Swatches! Color: rose beige

 

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!

  • Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice-1 to 3, limited

  • caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1, limited

  • ricinus communis (castor) seed oil- 2, fair

  • propanediol- 1, fair

  • glyceryl stearate citrate- 1, limited

  • cetearyl alcohol- 1, limited

  • magnesium stearate- 1, limited

  • rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil- 1, none

  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1, limited

  • lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • aqua- 0, robust

  • lonicera japonica (honeysuckle)- 1, limited

  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil- 1, fair

  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)- 1, limited

  • xanthan gum- 1, fair

  • potassium sorbate- 3, limited

  • seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides)- 1, limited

  • punica granatum (pomegranate) seed- 1, limited

  • titanium dioxide- 1 to 3, good

  • CI 77492- 2, fair

  • CI 77491- 2, fair

  • CI 77499- 2, fair

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

 
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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 :)

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

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