Foundation to me was just a liquid formula you put on your face to even everything out, but I had no idea foundations that have some serious skincare benefits even existed, well that's until the Oxygenating Foundation* from Oxygenetix landed on my desk.
The Oxygenating Foundation* was originally formulated for people who have had cosmetic surgery or procedures such as laser and peels. The idea of the foundation is that is camouflages and soothes any delicate skin after surgery but still leaving the skin completely breathable and well protected.
I've been really impressed with this one, when reading through the claims of some products, I tend to think 'yeah alright then' but this has surprised me. I wouldn't use the term camouflage though, as I do actually have higher coverages then this, but it definitely sits at a medium coverage, but it feels super lightweight on the skin, I don't even know its there. What has sold it to me is its longevity through these hotter days, it really does hang around. They claim its water-resistant and doesn't smudge due to perspiring or exposure to humidity and I actually have to agree, it doesn't budge, not even when I'm trying to get it off of the back of my hand!
The Oxygenating Foundation* comes in 14 shades, seven yellow and seven blue based, I have the shades Opal & Creme, Opal is more cool toned and suits me better and Creme is slightly warmer, so great when I'm tanned. The foundation also contains SPF 25 UVA/UVB Protection but isn't printed on the bottle, why?! I definitely think if a product contains SPF it should be stated on the packaging, just saying.
Now the price, it's the most expensive foundation I own coming in at an eye watering £45! I can see why they have priced it that high because of the benefits it has for people who have had surgery, but that eye watering £45 is only for a 15ml which is crazy, but a little goes a long way with this one. The UK stockist has it priced at £37.50 which is a slightly better price point. If you have super sensitive skin, this one is for you.
What is your favourite summer foundation? Would you ever pay £45 for a foundation?