February 27, 2008

L'Oreal Bare Naturale Foundation with SPF 19

I've been leery of the numerous drugstore mineral lines that have cropped up like wildflowers in recent years. Most them still contain talc as well as other harsh ingredients. Talc is technically a mineral—but a cheap and dehydrating one. However, oily-skinned gals, especially teens, can benefit from a mineral powder with talc; it'll keeps the greasies at bay.

A good friend mentioned that she and her roommate have been using L’Oreal's Bare Naturale Foundation SPF 19 and really like it: good coverage and their face is significantly less shiny at day's end. Plus, Bare Naturale is easier on the wallet than high-end mineral makeup lines.

Pretty factor: This loose powder contains 5% active zinc oxide, which is a natural sunscreen and redness-soother. (It's the main ingredient in diaper rash creams.) Aloe vera further soothes and panthenol, aka vitamin B5, conditions the skin.

Eco factor: No parabens or synthetic fragrance and dyes

To buy: $15.25 at drugstores nationwide and drugstore.com



Anonymous said...

Hi - i like your site a lot, but I was surprised to see the review for LOreal foundation given your eco-friendly philosophy, which I assume also covers cruelty-free products. LOreal is one of the worst companies when it comes to animal testing. Just google it and you'll see. So anyway, I hope you will withdraw your review as this indirectly supports the company. Thanks a lot and I appreciate your taking the time to read my comment.