On Black Friday last year, I kept an eye out for deals on green beauty websites as I wanted to buy a new foundation. Initially I had my eye on the Gressa Serum Foundation but Nuciya were offering 20% discount and with their super cheap delivery costs (Gressa was almost 3x the price!) I caved in and bought the Sappho Organic Foundation which I’d heard great things about.
The ingredients in this foundation are one’s that are actually great for your skin so it’s a very similar concept to the Gressa serum foundation. There’s no dimethicone, it’s full of hydrating oils and extracts and it’s preserved with essential oils…
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Aspalathus Linearis (Organic Rooibos) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Iron Oxide, Mica, Zinc Oxide, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Extract), Azadirachta Indica (Neem), Stearic Acid, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) Essential Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus (Rockrose) Essential Oil, Cedrus Deodora (Cedarwood) Essential Oil, Lavendula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Essential Oil, Konjac Glucomannan (Mannan), Citric Acid.
How amazing does that all sound?! The base is organic aloe juice which makes it a light foundation so I apply with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to blend into my skin as I find this the best way to apply. It is a light coverage foundation however it’s buildable up to medium coverage if you need anymore in certain areas. It leaves my skin with a lovely, luminous glow to it but it doesn’t look like I’m wearing make up at all which is what I love. It covers the slight redness on my cheeks and chin and slightly covers spots but I do like to go in with a little bit of concealer over the top on any specific areas. It is quite long lasting too, which I wasn’t expecting from such a light base however towards the end of the day it can cling slightly to some dry patches if I have any healing spots or anything like that. But other than that, I haven’t got a bad word to say about it! Here’s a couple of photos – first one is me without any make-up on (I’m having a good skin week yay!) and the second is me with the foundation all over my face. I would then go in with bronzer/blush and concealer so my face doesn’t look so one dimensional! Excuse the frizzy hair.
Have you tried Sappho Organic Foundation?
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