Boots : Botanics Complexion Refining Foundation

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Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Steareth 21, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Mica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Steareth 2, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Talc Sodium polyacrylate, Methylparaben, Xantham Gum, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Propylparaben, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Dipropylene Glycol, Tetrrasodium EDTA, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Sodium Hydroxide, May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cl 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77499 (Iron Oxides).

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May 19, 2011


- formula suitable for sensitive skin
- non-comedogenic
- smells lovely
- feels wonderful
- helps fight/clear acne
- controls oil naturally


- coverage is not perfect
- doesn't last all day
- few color choices

So, after having experimented with more brands of makeup than I care to recount, I am starting to notice a trend. Like most other people on this site, I have been struggling with moderate (some might call it severe) acne. This includes hyperpigmentation and superficial scarring. My skin tends to start out dry in the morning and get very oily as the day progresses...this is likely due to the retin-a process. Anyway, the trend I'm noticing is that the better the makeup covers and the longer it lasts, the more likely it is to cause breakouts. At this point, it would require a super thick formula to perfectly cover all of my blemishes so that you can't see them at all....and let's be honest, it can't be good for the healing process to slather on a thick goo that essentially acts as a mask; the skin needs to breathe... Which is why I'm so relieved to have discovered this makeup. It has a decent amount of buildable coverage and instead of irritating my skin or causing further breakouts, it really seems to calm my skin down and moisturize it while slowly helping to clear away zits. The secret to making the most of it is getting your sponge or brush damp and then applying it...letting it set for a few minutes, and then dusting a light powder (I use neutrogena mineral sheers pressed powder with a kabuki brush) over top. This tends to look great for at least 6 hours....but after 6 hours, I generally prefer to wash it off and either reapply for night time or just leave it off. But in general, this is the first makeup I have found that I can honestly say does not irritate or break out my doesn't dry me out or make me feels good on and smells fresh. I have light olive skin (I'm a C4 in Mac) and I use the Nutmeg...which isn't as dark as it looks...but I use a much lighter powder to dust over it and to blend it with my natural coloring. I would recommend choosing one shade darker than you think you need because it's pretty sh
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