This liquid foundation with an in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen is an antioxidant-rich formula that contains several other beneficial ingredients, although given that the frosted glass packaging won’t protect them from light degradation, you must carefully store this away from light; that is, don’t leave it out on your vanity if your bathroom has a window. Despite some formulary improvements, this foundation isn’t going to lift skin anywhere, although it will help protect skin against further signs of aging because of the sun protection it provides.
It also has a gorgeous, silky texture that’s slightly creamy and a pleasure to blend. Women with normal to dry skin are bound to find this foundation’s satin finish elegant; it really beautifies skin without looking heavy or like a layer of makeup, although no one is going to think you’ve gone au naturel with this on. Coverage is moderate to full, and all of the shades are exemplary, though there's only a handful left, exclusively for light to medium skin tones. Although the lifting claims are a bust, everything else about this foundation is superior, making it worth strong consideration.
Note: This foundation’s rating is due to its overall performance rather than its SPF rating. Due to concerns about people not applying sunscreen liberally enough to get the amount of SPF protection stated on the label, it is often recommended to look for SPFs with ratings higher than 15. If you plan to use foundation as your sole source of facial sun protection, consider using one rated SPF 20 or greater. If the foundation with sunscreen you choose is rated less than an SPF 20, we strongly advise applying it over a daytime moisturizer rated SPF 15 or greater and following it with a pressed powder rated SPF 15 or greater. That way, you’re ensuring sufficient broad-spectrum protection which is essential for having and maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin at any age.
Active: Octinoxate 4.2%; Titanium Dioxide 1%; Other: Water, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Steareth-21, Isostearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Siegsbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea Extract, Mimosa Tenuflora Bark Extract, Glycereth-26, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Acetyl Glucosamine, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cholesterol/Potassium Sulfate, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Steareth-2, Linoleic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caffeine, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapepride-7, Hydrolyzed Fish (Pisces) Collagen, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Yeast Extract, Creatine, Adenosine Phosphate, Capryloyl Glycine, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Maltodextrin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, PEG-8, Sodium Chloride, Carbomer, Polysorbate-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Chloroxylenol May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica
Estee Lauder At-A-Glance
The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.
The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.
When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.
For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.
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