Hello, hello and welcome along to today’s post! I haven’t written for a little while as the weather has been so hot, it’s melting my brain and I have had no brain power as a result lol. Today I wanted to show you want Paraben free foundation option there are out there for you. Parabens is a big subject at the moment, people are really unsure if they are harmful or not. For me, I stay away from them due to the ‘possibility’ of their harmfulness. I have written a well researched article in regards to parabens which you can read here. This article shows the research that has been done and it’s affects on the body.
I will go into the brands and their reviews for you today, in the hopes of helping you make a well informed choice 🙂
L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation has a particularly good amount of positive reviews. It is a lightweight, long wearing, medium to full coverage and luminous foundation which is paraben free. This brand sells a great deal of different cosmetics which are free from nasties such as concealer, face primer, setting powder as well as having a really good range of skin tones available. The foundation has added anti-oxidants to help hydrate and improve the skin’s appearance. A nice touch is they now offer a white foundation mixer, so you can create your own customised colour!
‘Creamy and easy to apply.’
‘Nice pump foundation.’
‘Very pretty on the skin. Very lightweight. Highly recommended.’
NOTE Cosmetics Luminous Moisturizing & Hydrating Foundation – Liquid 35ml SPF 15. Comes in a variety of shades and is paraben free. Contains sweet almond oil which has antioxidants and also features macadamia oil that contains essential acids. As well as having the antioxidant affect it is said to be anti-aging too! Has a satin, luminous finish that conceals and has a soft texture. Features a quick drying formula so will not mark your clothing either.
‘This is one of the nicest foundations I have used. It goes on evenly and smoothly and gives a great and long lasting look. Very, very pleased and this from a customer who paid over 3 times the price for my old Foundation!’
‘Very hydrating, great coverage. I’ve tried numerous foundations and not found any as good. My skin is textured, dry with uneven skin tone and I find it really covers without caking, or feeling heavy.’
Natio Pure Mineral Foundation 50ml. This one I am really liking the look of as it specifically says that it’s not tested on animals too! This brands also offers a moisturiser for men, ageless daily moisturiser, skin toner, foaming facial wash and loads more! Natio offers 5 different tones and the formulation adapts to the colour and texture of your skin. Pure, light reflecting minerals create luminosity on the skin, helping to smooth and soften the appearance of fine lines and pores. Natural antioxidant Vitamins C and E smooth and repair the skin, while Jojoba softens and moisturises to give a dewy glow. Lasts all day long and no need for touch ups. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Free from: talc, artificial dyes, parabens or fillers.
‘Lovely light texture.’
‘Perfect! Great for my skin!’
‘Love this stuff it’s perfect on my skin and covers any redness which is great. I’m very pale but this gives a nice tint to the skin which is lovely. Will definitely be purchasing again.’
‘Really nice on my skin I find it really hard to find a good foundation due to dry skin and being very fair skinned. Works wonders.’
Silk Oil of Morocco Loose Powder Foundation – Argan Infused Mineral Foundation / Mineral Makeup / Mineral Powder / Powder Foundation, Talc Free, Bismuth Oxychloride Free, Paraben Free and Synthetic Fragrance Free – Can be used as Mineral Concealer, Loose Setting Powder, Best Foundation for Sensitive Skin and Foundation for Acne and Foundation for Rosacea with Argan Oil for Skin.
This product is a finely milled mineral foundation powder which can provide light to full coverage. The powder will not settle into fine lines so is great for mature skin too. It is infused with cold pressed certified organic argan oil. Offered in 5 shades and quitable for all skin types. Can be worn alone, over the top of Silk Oil of Morocco’s Argan Antioxidant Primer and Argan Liquid Foundation for a full coverage flawless finish. This brand also offers Vegan powder foundation, hair and skin treatments, eyebrow enhancers,hair mousse, shampoo, Vegan repair shampoo and conditoner, the list goes on!
‘Lovely texture and coverage. Does not look dry powdery like some mineral makeups.’
‘Great service & product. I suffer with large pores & dehydrated skin finding make up very difficult to purchase. The silk of Morocco range has changed this & having added this powder to my regime improved coverage issues experienced with using the liquid foundation alone. I always use the primer too.’
Choosing What is Right for You
Finding the right shade is the most difficult part and choosing from a selection online can be very daunting. You will have an idea from what you have previously bought and I do believe these products are all reasonably priced to give them a go to find the right shade.
Whether you decide to give one of these a go or not, I would love to hear from you. What do you currently use and have you though about changing to Paraben free? Have you looked into Parabens before? Let me know in the comments below 🙂