Foundations – The Ingredients
We’ve all wondered exactly what the ingredients in some of our makeup actually means. Here’s a quick list that will give you some more information into the ingredients that are in some of our favorite bb creams, foundations, and concealers.
Adenosine: Soothing and skin restoration agent. Improves elasticity and firms skin.
AlgaCorrecting Complex: Treat concerns of uneven skin by soothing, brightening, and neutralizing the skin tone.
Alguronic Acid: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the overall appearance of skin.
Aloe: Soothes, moisturizes, and helps to improve the skin’s overall elasticity.
Aloe Leaf Extract: Moisturizes the skin and helps to decrease the appearance of dry skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.
Aloe Vera Extract: Provides nutrients and vitamins to nourish the skin.
Amazonian clay: Provides total balancing for better, longer, truer wear. Helps nourish the skin.
Antioxidants: Reduces and protects against free-radical damage, which can cause skin inflammation and aging.
Antioxidant-Rich White Birch Extract: Soothes and brightens the skin.
Arbutin: Reduces pigmentation in the skin. Brightens skin; evens skin tone. Fades dark spots, blotches, and scars.
Argan Oil: Helps nourish, protect, and preserve skin.
Avocado Oil: Acts as an emollient and hydrates skin. Provides an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E to provide skin with rich moisture and support its protective barrier.
Bilberry Extract: Provides antioxidant protection to support natural elasticity and suppleness.
Biomimetic Mica and Soft-Focus Optical Effect Powders: Blurs imperfections.
Bio-Peptide Complex: Provides anti-aging properties, and helps to support natural collagen.
Blueberry Argan Extract: A blend of argan oil and blueberry extract designed to battle redness and protect against the environment.
Blurring Microspheres: Diffuses the light to create a blurring effect.
Boosted Longoza: Restores density and radiance.
Caffeine: Helps to improve microcirculation while reducing the appearance of puffiness.
Calcium and Magnesium: Helps to replenish the skin and support moisture balance.
Camellia Leaf Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits to fight free radicals and aid in skin repair.
Camellia Seed Oil: Nourishes and moisturizes.
Cassia Angustifolia Extract: An anti-dehydrating agent.
Chamomile Extract: Natural plant extract that is anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory. Known to treat and heal dry or damaged skin. Calms redness while moisturizing and inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Coated Pigments: Creates a high skin affinity for lasting color correction.
Collagen: Supports skin elasticity for a more youthful and smooth appearance.
Color Correcting Complex: Adapts to the color of the skin, to provide a fresh and natural look to the face.
Cucumber Extract: Softens and hydrates the skin.
Dimethicone: A soft silicon that provides a smooth finish.
Emollients: To ensure softness
Extract Of Wild Indigo: Helps to enhance skin luminosity and brighten the under-eyes.
Geranium Oil: Conditions skin.
Ginger Oil: Supports skin firmness.
Glycerin: Extremely hydrating.
Heart-Leaf Globe Daisy: Helps to protect against environmental stressors.
Hibiscus Flower Extract: Evens out the skin tone, increases skin elasticity, and protects against free radical damage.
High-Performance Hydrating Complex: Maintains hydration for 24 hours and adds a lightweight and refreshing sensation.
Honeysuckle Flower Extract: Provides antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hyaluronic Acid: Supports natural moisture and helps prep skin for a smooth canvas. Supports natural skin repair and regeneration processes, while also working against dryness, irritation, and environmental stresses. Boosts hydration and gives skin a plumping effect.
Jojoba Oil: Rich in vitamins and minerals, reduces dryness and provides a healthy glow.
Lavender Oil: Creates a relaxing sensation.
Licorice extract: Helps brighten skin tone.
Life Plankton: Soothes the skin.
Marula Oil: Protects skin from environmental aggressors that can cause premature aging.
Mastic: Refines the look of pores and naturally mattifies. Reduces the appearance of future breakouts.
Mattifying Powders: Texturing agent; increase powder effect and absorption properties.
Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer: A porous polymer that absorbs excess of sebum.
Mica and Silica: Diffuses light and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Micro-Fil Technology: Provides a translucent radiance and flawless finish.
Microalgae Oil: Improves the appearance of firmness which results in more toned and smoother-looking skin.
Mineral Pigments: Soothe and soften skin.
Mother of Pearl Pigments: Evens skin tone and helps to diminish the appearance of skin irregularities, and diffuse light for a flawless complexion.
Mushroom Extract: Tightens pores.
NAI Pigments: Specially-coated pigments that maintain consistent pH level with skin.
Niacin: Promotes a more even appearance and helps combat the look of blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
Opilia: Reduces the appearance of pores and imperfections.
Optical Diffusers: Treated pigments visually minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing luminosity on the skin.
Palmitoyal Glycine: Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Pearl Powder: Provides anti-inflammatory, invigorating, and anti-bacterial properties.
Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and supports natural collagen for the look of smoother, firmer skin.
Persian Silk Tree Bark Extract: Reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, and puffiness.
Purple Clay: Reflects light to instantly brighten.
Rose clay: Soothes skin.
Resveratrol From Organic Grape Juice: An antioxidant that addresses free radicals.
Rosehip Seed Oil: Provides carotenoids, fatty acids, and vitamins help support the complexion. Promotes brightness and vitality.
Safflower Flower Extract: Contains linoleic acid to unclog pores.
Silicone: Delivers long-lasting hold and smooth texture.
Siliconic Elastomers: Contains emollient properties; provides dry, semi-matte finish.
Siliconic Ester: Provides no-transfer properties.
Sodiaum hyaluronate: Retain and deliver moisture.
Soft-Focus Pigments: Brightens while reducing the appearance of pores and discoloration.
Squalane: Derived from olive oil; improves moisture balance and elasticity.
Supercharged Vitamin C: Fights aging and free radicals.
T3 Oil: Blend of jojoba oil, olive squalene, and shea butter that promotes soft and supple skin.
Tourmaline: A natural gemstone known to energize skin for a brighter, more radiant complexion.
Tripeptide Complex: Supports natural collagen production for smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Ultra-Fine Diffusion Technology: Gives the texture an extraordinarily fine quality.
Vitamin A: An antioxidant that minimizes the signs of aging while it supports collagen production and moisture retention in the skin.
Vitamin C: Supports the appearance of brighter skin.
Vitamin E: Acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage. Hydrates and provides antioxidant protection.
Water-Encapsulations: Provides hydration with a light, cooling sensation.
White Bird of Paradise Extract: Helps restore skin luminosity and recapture skin’s radiant vitality.
Yellow Clay: Diffuses the look of dark circles and uneven skin tone.
Zinc-oxide: Protects against UVA and UVB light rays and is often used as a natural, non-toxic sunscreen