August 6, 2020

A foundation for dry skin

I have the fantastic skin type that is both dry and acne prone. Sounds like a contradiction, but I digress. This means that most foundations I've tried have broken me out or turned dry and cakey on me.

Even foundations that celebrity makeup artists endorse, or ones that have thousands of five star reviews seem to turn into flakes on my skin. So I rarely wore it. But then I came across Haut Cosmetics. They are a Canadian company that handcrafts each product from locally grown and ethically sourced ingredients. Their product line includes masks, mists, serums, bronzers, eyeshadows, mascaras, you name it! They even do consultations and custom formulations.

After getting a consultation, they recommended a moisture drenching foundation called Dewy HDD Cream in the color vanilla for me. The foundation is made from coco butter, tamanu oil, borage seed oil and camu camu fruit. You all know how much I like tamanu oil. It is the ultimate skin soother: it can calm bug bites, wounds, and most importantly in this case: acne. Borage oil is high in linoleic acid, which can calm inflammation [1]. And camu camu fruit is exceptionally high in vitamin C [2]. I love it when my makeup is also nourishment. 

Given these ingredients, it's no wonder this foundation didn't smother my skin. The finish was impeccable and dewy. It didn't look dry or settle into pores. And best of all, zero breakouts.



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References

[1] Lin, TK et al, Anti-imflammatory and Skin Bsrrier Repair Effects of topical Application of Some Plant Oils, Int J Mol Sci 19(1), 2018  
[2] Smid, J. et al, Morphological and Genetic Diversity of Camu Camu in the Peruvian Amazon, PLoS One v12(6) 2017 

Ingredients:
organic cocoa butter, organic jojoba seed oil, organic peppermint oil, organic olive fruit oil, organic arnica flower extract, vitamin e, sunflower seed oil, organic tamanu oil, organic borage seed oil, organic camu camu fruit, organic sulphur, organic arrowroot, zinc oxide, iron oxides, radish root ferment filtrate.

Image courtesy of:
1. Haut Cosmetics

I sought out this information and was not compensated monetarily or otherwise for this post.

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