Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

 
Review of the MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50- $24.00

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

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- Looking great with several low-scoring ingredients that are well-known. There's a bit of a debate about zinc oxide. More on that below.

2. How is coverage? Does skin look like skin?- 5: Yes, skin looks like skin! The formula is also super lightweight. Close-ups of application (before and after) are on the video.

3. Does it last?- 5: Absolutely! I had no problems here. You can reapply every 2 hours to maintain sun protection.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: Yep! I had no issues here. There is a coconut-oil derived ingredient for those looking to avoid the all things coconut oil.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Oh yea. The lightweight formula glides on and soaked in really well for me. Everything else I wore with it managed to apply smoothly.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Oof! Two shades only, but there is one universal transparent shade to make up for it.

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- It’s vegan and cruelty free! Tbd on packaging. It’s looking very positive, but I’m waiting to hear back from the brand and will update asap! **UPDATE- I heard back. Keeping the score as is, but I wasn’t impressed (understatement) by the brand’s response. See below…

FINAL SCORE:

26/30

line.jpg

YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a lightweight, non-greasy spf option about 30 that provides both UVA and UVB protection with clean ‘er ingredients

  • You don’t want to wear heavy foundation for coverage and would rather swipe on a lighter tint!

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:

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?”

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

PACKAGING UPDATE FROM THE BRAND:

MY QUESTION: “Is the container 1. recyclable (entire product container which most brands will not specify unless you ask...twice 😞 , i.e. pump included), 2. made from recycled materials, 3. if not, what does MyChelle recommend to consumers for an eco-friendly disposal of the products they're producing and selling?”

It took a long time to get a response…

THEIR RESPONSE: "Regulations require that containers of 8 oz and greater contain the recycling code on the bottom, so our smaller containers do not currently display the recycling logo, even though they are recyclable. MyChelle bottles are presently a #7 plastic, and are therefore accepted at most recycling centers."

IMPORTANT- THEY DID NOT ANSWER IF THE ENTIRE BOTTLE/CONTAINER IS RECYCLABLE. AT THIS POINT, I WAS PRETTY FRUSTRATED SO I FOLLOW UP WITH: “So to confirm, you’re saying the entire container and every component recyclable?"

THEIR RESPONSE: "The only component on the Sun Shield Liquid that is not recyclable is the Pump – not recyclable because of internal spring mechanism, every other component including cap and tube can be recycled."

Deep thoughts by B. Witkin:

This should have been stated upfront, or even better, on the site’s FAQ page which they continued to try and drive me too. So now, we are expected to clean it, remove the pump, and then recycle accordingly. This product is not made from recycled material either. They never directly answered that question.

One more, NANO PARTICLES: I also inquired whether this was using nano-particles for zinc- heard this, "MyChelle follows the EU definition of non-nano; the primary particle size is greater than 100nm. The Zinc in our sun care products is a micronized, non-nano, zinc oxide. Non-nano zinc oxide particles are what give sunscreens their white tint because each molecule is too large to absorb into skin therefore appearing opaque; consumers can be averse to the opaque white color at times because they don’t want their sunscreen to appear white on their skin. We use zinc molecules that are smaller than regular zinc oxide particles, but larger than nano particles ..."

 

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!

  • Zinc Oxide- 2 to 3, fair

  • Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract- 1, none

  • Bentonite- 2, limited

  • Butyloctyl Salicylate- 1, none

  • Caprylhydroxamic Acid- 1, fair

  • Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer- 1, none

  • Caprylyl Glycol- 1, limited

  • Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes- 1, fair

  • Cetearyl Alcohol- 1, limited

  • Coco-Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Diheptyl Succinate- 1, none

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Iron Oxides- 2, fair

  • Jojoba Esters- 1, limited

  • Maltose- 1, fair

  • Octyldodecanol- 1, limited

  • Sodium Gluconate- 1, fair

  • Tocopherol-1, good

  • Trihydroxystearin- 1, none

  • Aqua- 1, robust

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

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

 
Review of the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener- $50.00

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

1. How do the ingredients look/what’s inside?- 3: Dimethicone is in here, and a few other ‘iffy’ ingredients. More below!

2. Does it smooth and minimize pores?- 3: Smoothing? Yes. Pore minimizing? Not so much for me. See a close-up demo in the video. It definitely brightened though!

3. Staying Power: Does it last all day or feel greasy?- 3: It wasn’t greasy feeling at all, but I didn’t see any massive benefits from wearing this in terms of helping foundations last longer.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: It didn’t irritate my skin, but does contain ingredients that could be irritating to sensitive skin types.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Absolutely. I had no issues here!

6. Is this a consciously-created product?- 3: it is cruelty-free, but I’ve yet to hear back from the brand on what looks to be plastic packaging. I’ll update as soon as I hear!

7. Does it do what it says it will do? 3- I speak more to this in the video review, but I didn’t see the anti-aging benefits or skin firming. It fell a bit short.

FINAL SCORE:

20/30

line.jpg

YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info.

  • You’re in need of some brightening and smoothing

TRY THESE INSTEAD:

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:

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?”

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener
 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF 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!

  • Aqua- 0, I mean…water. But, it usually means the brand needs to add preservatives to keep things shelf stable. Not applicable to ALL products, but worth looking into

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, derived from coconut oil so if your skin doesn’t like that, then avoid this product

  • Dimethicone-3, limited *link above

  • Dimethicone Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Cyclopentasiloxane- 3, fair *link above

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer- 3, none

  • Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract- 1, limited

  • Pectin- 1, fair

  • Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment- 1, limited

  • Maltodextrin- 1, fair

  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract- 1, fair

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice- 1 to 3, limited

  • Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract- 2, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract- 1, limited

  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract- 1, none

  • Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract- 1, limited

  • Lecithin- 1 to 3, good

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1- 1, none

  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract- 1, limited

  • Ascorbyl Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Zinc PCA- 3, none

  • Sodium Ascorbate- 1, fair

  • Royal Jelly- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract- 3, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract- 1, none

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- 1, fair

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- 1 , limited

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, fair

  • Polysilicone 11- 1, none

  • Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- 1, none *LOTS of conflicting and concerning data on this. You can read more HERE.

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

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

 
Review of the Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint- $26.00

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

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 3: Lots of ingredients at “2” and “3.” Three of primary concern: Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, and Sodium Benzoate, which could potentially be irritating and also not eco-friendly (Dimethicone specifically).

2. How is coverage?- 5: Nailed it on performance here! The brand says you will get a “demi-matte, lightweight medium coverage,” and they deliver on their promise. Skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 5: Oh yea. This was super impressive. I tried it with and without setting. In both instances, the product still looked fresh at the end of the day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: Review the ingredients list below. Be informed, not afraid! Definitely dig a bit further if you have sensitive skin!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Again, nailed it on coverage and overall performance. I wore this with several layers and saw no streaking of odd settling into pores or fine lines.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: 12 shades is respectable!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- I’m still waiting to hear back on packaging which, right now, looks and feels like plastic. It is however cruelty-free and vegan, so that’s a plus!

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

line.jpg

YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info. Credo Beauty, an organization I watch, isn’t super-concerned about Dimethicone, but that doesn’t mean we should take what others say at face value. Plus, it’s kind of fun to dig in (just me? lol)

  • You don’t have overly sensitive skin and are looking for a semi-matte foundation that feels weightless on and does a great job with medium coverage

  • I also go into my personal choice to NOT repurchase this in the video in case you’re interested :)

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:

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?”

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

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 + EVIDENCE/DATA BACKING THE ASSIGNED RATING:

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!

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/ Polyhydroxystearate/ Sebacate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Coco-Caprylate/-Caprate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: “none" for Quaternium, but "fair" for Montmorillonite *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Quaternium-90 Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none" for Quaternium, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Dextrin Isostearate- ‘dextrin’ is a 1, and has a fair amount of evidence/data behind the rating, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Benzoate- 3, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Silica- 1 to 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Glycerin- 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Dimethicone- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited, *this ingredient was listed high on label so there’s a higher percentage in there :(

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax- 1, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Potassium Sorbate- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Titanium Dioxide (“may contain”)- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77499 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77491 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Chloride- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

  • Water- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

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

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30

 
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30 in Tan

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Color + Correct CC Cream SPF 30 in Tan- $19.99

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

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 3: Looking good. It does have Dimethicone which, for some, is a no-no. It’s a ‘3’ on EWG. Also, I couldn’t find ratings for a couple ingredients so I’ll follow up when I hear from the brand.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Amazing. It’s better than sheer and a solid light coverage option. It evened my skin out so well and felt super lightweight. Skin looked like skin because it soaked right in.

3. Does it last?- 4: Yes! It held up so well. I barely set it with setting powder, and even so, it stuck around for the entire day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: No issues with breakouts here personally, but between the Dimethicone and stronger scent, it may freak out some sensitive skin types.

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 4: Yes. I’ve worn it with primer underneath and powder on top. It managed perfectly. No budging, no smearing, no pilling. Worked well!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 1: Bummer. I see two options right now. I hope they expand!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- This product is vegan, gluten-free, and the packaging is recyclable. It isn’t made from recycled material however, so it’s not 100% sustainable…yet.

FINAL SCORE:

23/35

line.jpg

YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for something that is lightweight, evens out, and provides a little SPF coverage from Zinc Oxide along the way

  • You’re looking for a more budget-friendly lightweight CC cream option

  • You need a product that is vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free. Plus, it has no coconut oil for those prone to breakouts!

  • Dimethicone is NOT a deal-breaker ingredient for you

  • You’re ok with a strong scent of roses upon application. It did fade quickly for me, but it’s worth mentioning!

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:

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?”

Swatch!

Swatch!

 

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? I’m still waiting to hear back from the brand on a couple of ingredients that I couldn’t find any information on. Once I do, I’ll be sure to update this! In the meantime, I’d recommend one of my favorite, lightweight coverage combos for summer:

1 part MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 (Featured here: https://youtu.be/v3553Y6iyuU)

+

1 part INIKA Organic BB Cream (Watch the full review: https://youtu.be/l5x1tFxPJLA)

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

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 Suntegrity 5-in-1 Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30

 
Suntegrity 5 In 1 Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light SPF 30

Suntegrity 5 In 1 Face Sunscreen Tinted in Light SPF 30 - $45

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

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- UPDATE 4: It ranked as a “1” on EWG, but I do see Cetyl Dimethicone, and while I personally am “ok” with using it, I’d like to find products without that type of silicone whenever possible.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: It was sheer with a very subtle tint for me. I’d say one of the most sheer tinted moisturizers I’ve tested. Skin absolutely looked like skin after applying and it gives a little glow!

3. Does it last?- 3: This is where it took a few hits. At the end of the day, my skin didn’t look super fresh. In fact, it looked a little greasy even when I set it.

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

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 4: It isn’t buildable, but isn’t meant to be. As far as blending, it’s a champ. I use this as a primer more often than not.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 2: Four shades, not so hot, but a good start!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- Cruelty-free and vegan for the win! Now, the packaging, I heard back from the brand and they said the package is “recyclable, but has layers of plastic to preserve it (so as not to add any other preservatives).” It’s tricky to recycle so they recommend dropping it off at a Credo Beauty store. What if you don’t live near one though? Check out Terracycle. Overall, it’s too complicated to recycle this. It’s not a sustainable packaging system.

FINAL SCORE:

26/35

line.jpg

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:

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

Aqua- 0

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

Astaxanthin- 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

Ethylhexylglycerin- 1

Iron Oxide- 2

FINAL VERDICT:

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.

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 INIKA Organic BB Cream

 
Inika Organic BB Cream in Tan review

INIKA Organic BB Cream in Tan - $44.99

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

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 5: So good. It makes me wonder why I’d need a foundation if I have this BB cream?!

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Skin still looks like skin! This powder is super fine and silky. It offers a light to medium coverage, and didn’t look ‘cakey’ on my skin at all.

3. Does it last?- 4: It stuck around for the entire day when I set with a light dusting of setting powder. It’s not 100% necessary, but it helps my combination skin. If you’re oily, you will want to consider lightly setting.

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

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Yes. It works really well with everything I have on underneath (primer) and product I dust on top (bronzer). It builds to a point, but it is possible, but meant to be used as lighter coverage anyway!

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Eight shades, not enough, but it’s a start!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- Organic, cruelty-free, vegan, all the things EXCEPT, although this container is recyclable, it isn’t created from recycled materials so it’s not fully sustainable YET! The brand is working on it.

FINAL SCORE:

25/35

line.jpg

YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for lightweight coverage that evens out skin tone

  • You’re interested in light to medium coverage

  • You’re ok with an interesting scent lol. To me, it smells like paper supples. I have no idea why, but it’s odd. Still, it dissipates and doesn’t bother me within a minute of applying

  • You have combination skin, or if you have oily skin, you’re cool with a light dusting of setting powder (a layer of powder foundation will also add some additional coverage just incase you need it)

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:

  • Ultramarines [1-4] - Click the link to read more!

  • FYI: it’s less than a ‘3’ on EWG, but Titanium Dioxide is on the ingredients list. For some, that’s a big, ole’ ‘NO.’ I’m still OK with it at this point, but wanted to let you know!

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

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Water- 1

  • Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil- 2

  • Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil- 1

  • Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) Oil- 1

  • Cetearyl Olivate- 1

  • Sorbitan Olivate- 1

  • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil- 1

  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil- 1

  • Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil- 1

  • Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil- 1

  • Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil- 1

  • Glycerin- 2

  • Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil- 1

  • Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil- 1

  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil- 1

  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Leaf Extract- 1

  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil- 2

  • Lactobacillus Ferment- 1

  • Cetyl Alcohol- 1

  • Titanium Dioxide- 1 to 3

  • CI 77491- 2

  • CI 77492- 2

  • CI 77499- 2

  • CI 77007- 1 to 4

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Oh yea, absolutely.

Would I repurchase this product? Yes, as a matter of fact, I already have bought my second bottle. That said, I’m personally looking for more sustainable packaging so unless INIKA gets there before I use up my second bottle, I’ll probably buy something else next time. Caveat: unless I can’t find anything that works as well. But I usually can!

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

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

 
INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation

INIKA Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation - $48.99

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

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 4: This foundation ranks at a ‘2’ on the EWG rating scale. Not perfect, but it’s doing really well with cleaner ingredients.

2. How’s coverage?- 5: Love it. Great, medium coverage that melts into the skin. Works really well with a primer/moisturizer underneath and a kabuki brush when applying.

3. Does it last?- 5: Yes! Looked great at the end of the long day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 5: No issues with breakouts here!

5. Does it build and blend well with other products?- 5: Yes. This foundation applies really well with a bit of moisture underneath, and I suggest using a brush or sponge for a flawless look.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 3: Meh. There’s work to do here, but eight shades is a great start.

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- This product is vegan, gluten-free, and the packaging is recyclable. It isn’t made from recycled material however, so it’s not 100% sustainable…yet. The brand told me they are “working on it!”

FINAL SCORE:

30/35

line.jpg

YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a fuller coverage foundation

  • You’re interested in a skincare boost bonus with your foundation

  • You can find a shade match from the 8 available hues

  • You’re ok spending almost $50 on a foundation

  • Organic, cruelty-free, and vegan products are a must

WORTH NOTING:

  • I didn’t get a ‘dewy’ finish here. The product description says that the overall finish is just that. Instead, I found the coverage to be moisturizing without looking or feeling greasy. But it didn’t give me that dewy glow.

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:

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?”

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. Would I buy it again? When the brand comes out with more sustainable packaging, I’ll re-purchase without hesitation!

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

 
signaturedwithheart_edited-1.jpg
 

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 :)