Alas, I have hunted for a natural foundation and we have finally found one! You wouldn’t believe how long I hunted in the natural / organic grocery store to pick a natural foundation that was in my colour, affordable, and also light-medium coverage until I tested out this Sante soft cream foundation.
Sante Soft Cream Foundation Review
Here I was standing around for nearly an hour testing foundations and then looking them up online on my phone. It didn’t help that I came in with a rather large purse… the ladies at the store were pretty much circling around me thinking I was about to sneak some cosmetics in my purse. Obviously I didn’t because bad karma, yo.
Let’s get into the details about the foundation, shall we?
Compared to other foundations I tried that day including brands like Benecos, Lavera, ZuZu, Zuii and Ecco Bella (all natural beauty brands in case you’re interested) this foundation from Sante Naturkosmetik had the thickest consistency. I’ve heard great things about Lavera but unfortunately it’s extremely sheer and quite orangey. This is also a bit more affordable, ranging around the $30.00 CAD mark. Whereas other brands were somewhere between $40-60.
This foundation only comes in three shades: No.1, No.2, No.3. The lightest shade, No.1 was too pale for me… So I decided to pick up No.2 in ‘Light Beige.’ If you have a deeper skin tone than it’s quite likely this brand is not for you. Now, even though No.2 was more my colour it is rather dark for me once applied onto my face – so I’ve been mixing it with my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in an effort to use it up as well as create the perfect skintone. However, I have recently purchased the new Body Shop Lightening drops which I plan to test out with this foundation! Herego, the shade range is extremely minimal.
The foundation definitely is a ‘cream’ as the name suggests and it is extremely thick. In fact, it’s almost like a paste. That might turn some people off because it can feel really thick on your face. I don’t think it’s something I’d like to wear in the summer either to be honest.
What’s in it?
BDIH Label guarantees certified natural cosmetics, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Free of Paraffin and Silicone Oils. Formulated with cupuaçu butter, pomegranate extract and organic jojoba oil.
Aqua (Water), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane (Lubricant), Talc (Bulking), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (Emulsifying Agent), Palmitic Acid (Emulsifying Agent), Stearic Acid (Emulsion Stabilizing), Parfum (Essential Oils), Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides (Skin-Conditioning), Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter (Skin-Conditioning), Punica Granatum Seed Extract (Pomegranate), Sorbitol (Skin-Conditioning), Galactoarabinan (Film-Forming), Xanthan Gum (Binding), Hydrogenated Lecithin (Skin-Conditioning), Sodium (Chelating), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Lecithin (Skin-Conditioning), Citric Acid (Masking), Tocopherol (Vitamin A), Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate (Skin-Conditioning), Farnesol (Masking), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides)
At first the ingredients do look pretty daunting. The main issue I have is with the talc (because I’m not a fan of talc in cosmetics.) Everything else rated below a 4/10 on the EWG skindeep rating site. Another good thing to note is the lack of preservatives!
I like that this is is an all-natural alternative. However it will not be a ‘holy grail’ item in my makeup bag due to the fact that the colour is a bit dark for my skin and the lack of colour options available. If you’re lucky enough to be one of the few skin tones that they offer and you’re on the hunt for a medium coverage natural foundation this would be great! However it’s just not a winner in my books.
What’s your holy grail foundation?
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