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Sante Soft Cream Foundation | What’s In My Makeup?

Sante Soft Cream Foundation | What’s In My Makeup?

Sante Soft Cream Foundation | What’s In My Makeup?

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?

The Good

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.

The Bad

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.

Sante Foundation 1

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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  • Thick almost like a paste doesn’t sounds appealing at all. LOL! Glad that you found something that works pretty good for you and let us know how you get along with The Body Ship Lightening Drops. Anne loves it!

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha! Yeah – if you squeeze it out of the bottle it kind of just stays in place. Apparently that’s common with a lot of natural foundations though. It’s great for the coverage, but can be a bit tough to work with. The lightening drops helped a lot! Had the perfect shade yesterday 🙂

  • Thick foundation is a no no for me 🙂 But it is quite common with natural ones, I don’t know why is that. Also, I really don’t like when there are only a few shades! They usually are way too dark for me. And let us know what you think of those TBS lightning drops. I recently got them and they changed my makeup life!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • lindseyelyse

      The shade range is total crap! They need to up their game. However, the lightest shade was even too light for me! I love them so far!

  • I am glad to read you enjoy the Lightening Drops too. It makes shopping for foundation so much easier.
    The consistency as you describe it puts me off , I cant stand feeling thick foundation on my skin.

    • lindseyelyse

      Yes, the lightening drops are amazing – and it’s your review that really made me want them! I saw a bronzing version and I was tempted (but all my foundations are either perfect or too dark) so that wouldn’t make sense!
      It blends out okay- but it doesn’t feel lightweight on the skin per se! Definitely not a summer foundation.

  • Loved this post. Thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Raysa

  • Sticking anything paste-like other than primer does sound very unappealing – especially for oily skin.
    Great review! 🙂
    Maria | Pink Petals

    • lindseyelyse

      This is true! I chose it because it had the best coverage. Once you blend it out it’s not too bad, but it can be hard to get evenly on your brush/ sponge!

  • It’s great that it’s an all-natural alternative but I’m always disappointed when foundations have lack of color range. I might give this a skip so thanks so much for the review <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • lindseyelyse

      I know! Such a shame. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more options though 🙂

  • stefanie

    lovely post

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

    • lindseyelyse

      Thanks Stefanie!

  • Lovely review I have never tried an all natural foundation before
    I think I need to go in search of some

    • lindseyelyse

      Thanks Kerona!

  • I pretty much did a happy dance here for you, honey 🙂 Even though the shade range isn’t the best but I love the sound of the ingredients and it’s lovely you found such a fab product. I haven’t tried those lightening drops – let me know how they work. I sometimes do the same thing when the colour isn’t a perfect match – just mix it up with another shade/foundation 🙂
    Fab review, sweetie! Enjoyed it a lot, as always.
    Hope you are having a great week so far <3
    xox Nadia

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha thanks! I’ll definitely be using it more in the winter 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing! Love this review!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Thanks for sharing this review. Love that this foundation is natural.

  • I don’t think I encountered a thick foundation before o.o not sure how I’ll feel about that but thanks for sharing another all natural beauty brand, I haven’t seen this before! I didn’t know Body Shop came out with Lightening drops.need to check that out in store!

    • lindseyelyse

      Haha, yeah it’s a bit different than anything else I’ve tried. I don’t mind it and the body shop lightening drops are ah-mazing!

  • Hi Lindsey, sounds like this foundation is not really ideal now that summer is approaching! at least you managed to solve part of it with TBS lightning drops! I also try to mix my foundations when they are not working out, and at least the ingredients list looks very natural and safe! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!
    x Josune @ Your Beauty Script

    • lindseyelyse

      It’s definitely a unique consistency, so I’ll give it that! It just might be a bit too heavy for summer use. I’ll have to give it a test though! Thanks for your thoughtful comment 🙂

  • haiku

    Talc is not problematic so long as you don’t BREATHE it in when its in powder form. Mixed into a foundation, NOT an issue. 🙂

    The issue I have with this: “Essential Oils” — most are VERY irritating to the skin. That is the problem with this foundation. It’s a no-go for me if they don’t specify.

    I’m a Paula’s choice reader / Bachelor’s of Science holder. So yeah. Dermatology journals rock.

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