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New Additions to My Beauty Stash from Antonym Cosmetics

June 26, 2017

Antonym Cosmetics Haul and Review organic natural nontoxic makeup brand hellolindasau

It's been awhile since I've expanded my collection from Antonym Cosmetics—an organic makeup brand founded by Miami-based makeup artist. The first thing I owned from the brand was the Baked Blush which I reviewed here. Fast forward a year later, I finally got my hands on the Quattro Eyeshadow palette, Natural Lipstick Pencil, and the vegan Blending Brush—but hey, better late than never, right?

What makes Antonym stand out from the crowd is their beautiful and sustainable bamboo packaging plus the fact that they offer pressed makeup products from blushes to eyeshadows. I'm excited to share my review with you!

Antonym Cosmetics Crosiette Quattro Eyeshadow Palette and Blending Brush #10 review swatches organic makeup hellolindasau
Antonym Cosmetics Crosiette Quattro Eyeshadow Palette Swatches organic makeup brand hellolindasau
Quattro Eyeshadow in Crosiette, $39
Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Triticum Vulgare Starch/Triticum Vulgare** (Wheat) Starch*, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays(Corn) Starch*, Phytosqualan, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Zinc Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Sorbic Acid, Octyldodecanol*,** Silica. (+/-) May Contain: Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891(Titanium Dioxide). *Ingredient From Organic Farming **Only in Matte Colors ***Only in Pearly Colors.

I was looking forward to trying out this eyeshadow palette because one: it's pressed and two: it's travel-friendly. The colors are perfect for everyday wear and can easily transition from day to night. The pressed eyeshadows are beautifully enclosed in a high quality, magnetic bamboo case.

The color payoff for the lighter shades on the top was far from pigmented—multiple layers are required to increase the opacity but the darker shades on the bottom was much more pigmented. I like that they're not chalky or crumbly when I dip my brush into them. I reach for the shimmery light pink and the shimmery copper shades the most.

One thing that drew me back was the fact that it's made of talc, however, Antonym mentioned it was free of asbesto.

Blending Brush #10, $15
This soft, vegan brush didn't disappoint when it comes to adding pigment and blending eyeshadows. It's quite dense but tapered on the outside, making it perfect to use on the crease.

Antonym Cosmetics Natural Lipstick in Naturelle swatches organic makeup brand hellolindasau
Antonym Cosmetics Natural Lipstick in Naturelle swatch organic makeup brand hellolindasau
Natural Lipstick Pencil in Naturelle, $17
Ingredients: Iron oxides 77891/77491/77499/77492, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Glyceryl Di-Hydroxystearate, Oryza Sativa Cera, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Myristyl Esters, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Cera Alba*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palminate. *Ingredients from Organic Farming

Naturelle is a "my lips but better" shade with a slight metallic sheen. The lip pencil feels creamy and nourishing, hence, it won't last as long as traditional lip liners. When swatched on paper and my arm, it looks darker but it's actually not as dark on the lips!

Thanks for reading—what do you think of the bamboo packaging?

Disclaimer: I received these products for free from Antonym Cosmetics—however, this post is not sponsored. These are my own, honest opinions.

The All Natural Face Vegan Matte Cream Blush Review

June 19, 2017

The All Natural Face Vegan Matte Cream Blush Review nontoxic organic makeup hellolindasau
Hello! This week I'll be talking about cream blushes from The All Natural Face, a vegan, mineral-based makeup brand with extremely affordable price points. I love that all of their products are free of carmine and F&C dyes and have minimal ingredients.

My friend gifted me the Vegan Matte Cream Blushes which I was so excited about because of the simple ingredients and the fact that it doesn't contain any coconut-derived ingredients (coconut-derivatives always cause acne breakouts on my sensitive skin)!

The Vegan Matte Cream Blush retails for $5.75 and comes in 14 different shades—ranging from wearable mauves to bright, fun corals and pinks. I have the shades Everyday is a Good Day—a true orangey apricot that I'm totally digging and Peachy Rose—a warm, coral pink.

The All Natural Face Vegan Matte Cream Blush Review organic makeup swatch everyday is a good day hellolindasau
Everyday is a Good Day

The All Natural Face Vegan Matte Cream Blush Review peachy rose organic nontoxic makeup dye free hellolindasau
Peachy Rose
The blush can be easily applied with fingers, a sponge, or a brush and doesn't require warming up. The texture is just the right amount of creaminess—it's not too creamy where it leaves an oily finish but not too dry where it accentuates dry patches. It also blends nicely into the skin especially when applied with a sponge or brush.

Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Candelilia Wax, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Oxides

Pros
  • Affordable pricing—great if you're trying to transition into natural makeup
  • Very pigmented! The color pay-off is so good!
  • Free from coconut ingredients
  • Good for sensitive, dry, and oily skin types
  • Lasts very long on the cheeks
  • Doesn't accentuate dry patches
  • Doesn't turn my cheeks into a grease ball
  • Works well as a lip color, too!
Cons
  •  Since I have extremely sensitive skin, this did cause little bumps on my cheeks. It might be due to the amount of oliec acid found in jojoba and argan oils—both tend to be balanced but a bit higher on the oleic side which can cause acne-prone skin to become congested (read more about it here).

The All Natural Face Vegan Matte Cream Blush Review swatches everyday is a good day and peachy rose hellolindasau organic makeup
Top to bottom: Everyday is a Good Day and Peachy Rose

For the price and quality, I definitely can't complain. I'm sure this will work very well with those who have dry skin because of the nourishing properties of jojoba and argan oils! Unfortunately, it did cause my pores to clog up when used as a blush—leading to a rough & bumpy texture so I won't be reaching for it as much as I'd like. I do love the colors and will continue to use it on my lips instead.

Are you more of a cream or powder blush type of person? I'd love to hear what works for you!

Fig + Yarrow Gold Clay Mask Review

June 12, 2017

Fig + Yarrow Gold Clay Mask Review hellolindasau natural skincare brand target
Hello, hello! It's been a minute since I've posted—these past few weeks have been a bit crazy and busy for me. Two weeks ago, I was recovering from a really bad allergic reaction to a bug bite that caused swelling in my left hand and wrists (this was the second time a bug bit and made my hand swell up, ugh). Last week, I went on a business trip to Las Vegas and didn't have enough time to prepare a post. And this past weekend, I graduated and walked at my school's commencement ceremony.

All of this plus stress, poor diet, and lack of sleep contributed to my skin troubles. As a result, I found myself reaching for the Fig + Yarrow Gold Clay Mask more and more. I previously reviewed their Red Clay Mask here but decided to go for this gold one because it's best suited for dry, sensitive skin whereas the red one was for oilier, combination skin.

The Gold Clay Mask is described as:
A gently cleansing and soothing exfoliating mask best suited for irritated, dry, and blemish-prone skin.
Fig + Yarrow Gold Clay Mask Review hellolindasau natural skincare brand acne blemish dry skin treatment
Ingredients: Illite (French Yellow Clay), Bentonite (Clay), Essential Oil of Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)

Pros
  • Has a light, pleasant scent (almost smells like candy!)
  • Easy to apply—I add some of the product onto the lid, mix with water, and apply with a brush
  • Doesn't leave the skin feeling dry or stripped
  • Helps reduce redness
  • Reduces existing acne and brings underlying blemishes to the surface of the skin
  • Softens the skin
  • Extremely gentle exfoliation
Cons
  • None

Overall, I prefer this gold mask over the red one because it smells better and is a lot gentler. It nourishes the dry parts of my face and evens out my complexion. I wouldn't say it drastically improved my acne breakouts (been using it since March), but it did help reduce the pain of my blemishes.

The Gold Clay Mask retails for $24 and can be purchased on Credo Beauty as well as Fig + Yarrow's website. You can also find their other clay masks at Target!

Have you tried any clay masks? Let me know which one I should try next!

My Foundation + Concealer Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

May 22, 2017

Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation and Illusionist Concealer swatches 115 15 review organic natural green makeup brand hellolindasau
Ever since transitioning into a green beauty routine, I've tried many makeup and skincare items and discovered what worked for my skin and what causes my skin to break out. And there's actually a lot of ingredients found in natural beauty products that trigger my acne.

Firstly, I have combination skin and am very prone to breaking out. I didn't know I was sensitive to coconut-derived, slightly comedogenic, and highly oleic ingredients until this year—full list and details here and here

I had to re-analyze the ingredients in my beauty stash and search for products that wouldn't break me out. Unfortunately, almost all cream or liquid foundations and concealer contained some type of coconut ingredient or oils that were really oleic. Powder foundations, on the other hand, had an average of 3 total ingredients which is perfect for sensitive skin types but I just wasn't a fan of how cakey it gets throughout the day.

My search for the perfect, non-clogging base makeup with a skin-like finish is finally over when I tried the Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation and Illusionist Concealer—the ingredients are safe enough for my blemish-prone, sensitive skin! Both are made with a base of sunflower and castor seed oil which luckily worked well with my skin.

Ingredients: Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Mica, Essential Oils & Natural Fruit Essences, Wildcrafted Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum, Organic Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Organic Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Leaf Extract [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]

Meet my new go-to foundation! Super easy to apply and blends out like a dream. I usually use a dense brush to buff out the foundation. I use the shade 115 which has neutral undertones.

The Luminous Foundation features medium coverage with a weightless feel. As the name implies, it leaves the skin with a natural looking, dewy finish which I'm all about (no cake face here)! Plus, it doesn't accentuate dry patches or fine lines.

Though my t-zone gets oily throughout the day, setting the foundation with a translucent powder helps minimize shine. I find that the foundation lasts 6-8 hours, depending on how oily my skin gets.
Ingredients: Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Mica, Essential Oils & Natural Fruit Essences, Wildcrafted Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Gum, Organic Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi/Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Organic Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Leaf Extract [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499)]

I got the concealer in shade 15 which I assumed would be the same color as the foundation in 115 but this concealer is more cool-toned. I noticed that the shades offered cater to neutral and cool-toned complexions rather than warm or olive toned folks like me.

The concealer has light to medium coverage and the same texture and finish as the foundation. I find that I have to layer the concealer to cover up my blemishes and scars. Blending it with a flat concealer brush works the best to preserve the coverage.

When used under the eyes, it doesn't accentuate fine lines but will crease if I don't set it with powder.

Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Luminous Foundation and Illusionist Concealer swatches 115 15 hellolindasau natural makeup for acne
Swatches from top to bottom: Foundation in 115 and Concealer in 15

Have you tried anything from Vapour Organic Beauty? I've become such a huge fan of their products including their cream blush and highlighter. I even bought a back up of the foundation! If you'd like to see how it works on my actual skin, watch my YouTube video here.

My Beauty Essentials for the Desk

May 15, 2017

My Beauty Desk Essentials hellolindasau grown alchemist hand cream soul sunday the stell honey girl organics
Hello! This week I'm sharing my current beauty essentials I keep on my desk at home and at work! Most of these items I'm sharing are new to me, in terms of brand, but I generally keep something similar with me either on my desk or in my bag at all times.

Side note: A bug bit my middle finger on my left hand on Saturday (boohoo) so it's kind of hard to type so I'll keep it short and simple today.

My Beauty Desk Essentials hellolindasau grown alchemist hand cream soul sunday the stell honey girl organics
Lip Balm
First and foremost, let me tell you, my lips need to be coated with lip blam or lipstick at all times. Whenever my lips are naked, they feel extremely dry and uncomfortable so I always keep one on my desk so I can easily reach for it and reapply.

I'm currently loving this one from Honey Girl Organics. It retails for $5.39, contains 96% organic ingredients, and is free from toxic ingredients. Doesn't leave the lips feeling oily or looking greasy.

My Beauty Desk Essentials hellolindasau grown alchemist hand cream soul sunday the stell honey girl organics
Aromatherapy Roller
I'm a firm believer of aromatherapy and always keep at least one essential oil with me—most of the times it's lavender because it helps ease headaches, calms my mind, and also relieves stomachaches which I frequently suffer from. 

I got this one recently from The Stell x Soul Sunday which retails for $28. It's a beautiful blend of geranium, rose, and neroli. The girly, rose scent lifts my mood and the act of rolling it against my wrists makes me feel like I'm taking care of myself. The fragrance is light and doesn't last too long but I prefer that because 1) the scent isn't offensively overpowering and 2) it feels good to reapply!

My Beauty Desk Essentials hellolindasau grown alchemist hand cream soul sunday the stell honey girl organics
Hand Cream
If you know me, then you know that I have dry, peasant hands. No, seriously. My hands and cuticles are always so rough. That's why I must have a hand cream with me, in all areas possible! Areas include my nightstand, handbag, and desk—I have a lot lying around and am always open to trying out new hand creams. :)

I decided to get this when I purchased the Stell x Soul Sunday fragrance because it said "rose" on it. I'm into anything rose-scented. This Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream retails for $27 and has a nice lightweight lotion texture to it. I thought it would be thick and creamy like the name suggests but it feels like any other lotion. Also, this doesn't smell like rose—it smells like pepto bismo to me... :( but, hey, at least it makes my hands softer!

Cuticle Oil or Balm
So most of the times, hand cream is not enough to keep my hands and nails in tip-top shape. I often need some sort of oil or balm to really seal in the moisture and nourish my crusty cuticles. An added bonus is that it makes my nails shiny!

I received this LAIA Skincare December Facial Balm through a giveaway on Instagram and my cuticles have been loving it! It's quite pricey at $44 but contains only organic ingredients: mango butter, baobab seed oil, argan oil, and camellia seed oil.

That's it!
Thanks for reading! If you have any natural hand cream recommendations, I'd love to hear—never enough hand cream, y'know!

What do you keep on your desk to keep you feeling and looking 100%?

My Latest Obsession: Innersense Organic Beauty

May 8, 2017

Beauty Heroes Discovery Innersense Organic Beauty Hairbath Shampoo Conditioner Natural Nontoxic hellolindasau
Happy May! I've become so obsessed with Beauty Heroes' March 2017 Beauty Discovery featuring Innersense Organic Beauty's hair care and have been using it on a daily basis since. Note: I rarely use something on a consistent basis because I'm often trying new products so that signifies... love.

The great thing about Innersense Organic Beauty is that they source high-quality, organic ingredients ethically and empower their customers to practice self-care by implementing the "Hair Ceremonies" as a daily ritual. When I received this in the March Beauty Heroes box I was sooo ready to jump in the shower and pamper myself.

Plus, they recently redesigned their entire brand—isn't the minimal design so pretty?

Also, I would describe my hair as flat, thin, brittle, frizzy, and oily. It's not too dry since I chopped off the color-treated parts and am now embracing my natural hair color but it gets very oily if I don't wash it the next day.

Beauty Heroes Discovery Innersense Organic Beauty Hairbath Shampoo Natural Green hellolindasau
Hydrating Cream Hairbath, $28 for 10 oz
Ingredients: Water, Aqua- EAU, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine1, Sodium Chloride10, Glycerin1, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate1, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate1, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate1, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside1, Glyceryl Stearate SE*6, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Shea Butter)2, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride9, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil5, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil7*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis* 8, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil10*, Vanillin, Pogostemon Cablin Oil*9, Glycine Soja Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil3*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Quinoa*, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein*, Calophyllum Inophyllum Tamanu Oil4, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract* *Organic

This shampoo is supposed to deliver salon quality results and contains a ton of nourishing ingredients like avocado, coconut, and shea butter. It's meant to transform dry, frizzy hair and balance the oil of the scalp. It has a light, pleasant scent that reminds me of orange cream soda (the conditioner smells like that too)!

I am quite impressed with the thick, frothy texture of this shampoo—the creamy texture lathers and foams up luxuriously with little effort. And I must say, I agree that this shampoo is comparable to salon products! Most natural shampoos are very watery but this one is super creamy.

Beauty Heroes Innersense Organic Beauty Conditoner Natural Cruelty Free hellolindasau
Hydrating Cream Conditioner, $30 for 10 oz
Ingredients: Water, Aqua- EAU, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine1, Sodium Chloride10, Glycerin1, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate1, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate1, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate1, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside1, Glyceryl Stearate SE*6, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Shea Butter)2, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride9, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil5, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil7*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis* 8, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil10*, Vanillin, Pogostemon Cablin Oil*9, Glycine Soja Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil3*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Quinoa*, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein*, Calophyllum Inophyllum Tamanu Oil4, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract*, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract* *Organic

Like the shampoo, this conditioner is formulated with a majority of the same moisturizing ingredients and has a thick, creamy texture. It actually feels like a body cream.

It pairs really well with the shampoo and locks in the hydration—leaving my hair soft and silky feeling. It doesn't weigh down my hair or make it feel or look oily at the end of the day.

Beauty Heroes Innersense Organic Beauty Leave In Conditioner Natural Safe hellolindasau
Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner, $24 for 10 oz
Ingredients: Water, Aqua- EAU, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Gel*1, Behentrimonium, Methosulfate2, Glycerin4, Rice Amino Acids*, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein*, Nelumbiaum Speciosum (Lotus) Flower Oil*, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil*9, Caprylic Triglyceride, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil3, Rosemarium Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract* Agropyron (Wheatgrass) Extract*, Honey Extract*, Cinnamomum Zelyanicum Bark Extract*, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract*, Thymus Valgaris (Thyme) Extract**, Nelumbium Specoisum (Lotus) Flower Extract*, Plumeria Alba Flower Extract5, Aspalathus Linearis Extract6**, Cymbopogon Schoenan-thus Extract7*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Echinacea Angustifolio Extract8**, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract9**, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate *Organic **Certified Organic 

I typically stray away from leave-in conditioners as they often leave my hair feeling too oily and weighed down but this is like no other. Besides the pretty sweet orange blossom scent, it contains aloe vera, lotus flower, cranberry, and honey to soften and detangle. 

The lightweight texture absorbs into my wet hair after shampooing and conditioning. I pump a dime-size of product onto my hands then apply to my hair everyday (unless I forget) in the morning and allow my hair to air dry while driving to work. It usually takes an hour to get to work and for my short hair to completely air dry. 

I notice a huge difference with this! When I don't use it, whether I'm going to air dry or blow dry my hair, my hair feels rough and frizzy. My hair feels softer and more manageable when I apply a little on the ends of my hair. It also helps calm down the fly aways on the top of my head when I apply the remaining product left on my palms. 

Final Thoughts
I'm extremely impressed with Innersense! Since discovering Innersense, I always look forward to washing and treating my hair! I am definitely going to repurchase the shampoo, conditioner, AND the leave-in conditioner once I'm done with what I have.

The 10 oz bottles of the Innersense shampoo and conditioner retail for $28-$30 per bottle and last such a long time (I think it'll last me until the end of August?). Both the shampoo and conditioner have a rich, frothy texture, which means less product is required per wash. I use less of the leave-in conditioner so it will last me even longer. And because of that, I think their worth the price.

P.S. Thanks to Kevin who helped press the button to capture these images while I was blowing bubbles, lol.

Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 Review

April 25, 2017

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30 Review hellolindasau natural skin care
It's always sunny in So Cal but now that it's spring (and almost summer), the sun has been shining even brighter. I'm always on top of protecting my skin from the harmful UV rays by using SPF on a daily basis—it's one of the easiest steps to prevent premature wrinkles.

I decided to pick the Josh Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day with SPF 30 because I wanted to try a new sunscreen out. Prior to using this one, I've been a loyal fan of MyChelle's SPF 30 sunscreen, however, I wanted to find another natural SPF without any coconut derivatives like caprylic/capric triglyceride and glyercin as those ingredients cause my skin to break out.

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30 Review hellolindasau natural skin care
Ingredients: Aloe Juice**, Shea Butter**, Evening Primrose Oil*, Hemp Seed Oil*, Jojoba Oil*, Borage Oil*, Almond Oil*, Grape Seed Oil*, Sesame Oil*, Sea Buckthorn Oil*, Zinc Oxide (Min. 12%), Lecithin*, Calendula*, Bilberry*, Chamomile*, Burdock Root*, Rosemary*, Fennel*, Dandelion*, Rose Hips*, Catnip*, Chickweed*, Neem*, Skullcap*, Gingko*, Linden*, Hawthorn Berry*, Green Tea*, Flaxseed*, Nettles*, Sage*, Marshmallow Root*, Cayenne*, Ginseng*, Peppermint*, St. John’s Worth*, Alfalfa*, Vitamin E Oil**, Candelilla Wax+, Guar Gum* and Gum Arabic*, Plant-sourced Xanthan Gum and Potassium Sorbate, Mica, Benzoin Tree Resin*. **Certified Organic. *Organic. +Wildcrafted

The Tinted Nutrient Day Cream retails for $55—the price is pretty steep but I told myself it will be worth it since it's supposed to be a moisturizer, sunscreen, and a tinted foundation at the same time.

The lightweight, non-greasy texture sinks into the skin quickly and adds the perfect amount of moisture without a shiny finish. Although it's called a "day cream," it doesn't have a thick texture like most creams do—instead, it feels like any conventional lotion which I really like!

There's only one shade option for the tinted version of Josh's day cream but the coverage is extremely minimal that it wouldn't even matter. Plus, it doesn't leave a white cast!

The day cream-sunscreen hybrid is formulated with a lot of antioxidant-packed and nourishing ingredients to repair and transform skin. I appreciate the fact that it contains a lot of anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and discoloration-fading ingredients.

Pros

  • Doesn't contain any type of coconut ingredients
  • Contains a lot of vitamin-rich ingredients
  • Made with naon-nano zinc oxide
  • Acts as a moisturizer and sunscreen at the same time
  • Quick-absorbing, smooth texture—not oily or drying on the skin
  • Creates the perfect base for makeup
  • No white cast
  • High quality, leak-proof glass bottle
Cons
  • The tint is barely noticeable so I still needed to follow up with foundation and concealer
  • Although it claims to be suitable for all skin types including acne prone, it clogged my pores and made my skin texture bumpy (this could be because it contains shea butter and sesame oil which are highly oleic)

Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30 Review hellolindasau natural skin care
Overall, I really enjoy the refreshing, light texture and the convenience of this 2-in-1 day cream and SPF. I think people with normal, dry, and even oily skin would like it as well—however, if you are acne-prone and sensitive to shea butter like me, it might cause your pores to clog up. Everyone's skin chemistry is different so I would suggest trying a sample out first. Had it not clogged my pores and congested the texture of my skin, I would use this every single day because the texture is that good!

Let me know if you have any acne-safe sunscreen alternatives I should look into! I think the only hope I have is applying powder SPF since majority of liquid sunscreens contain some kind of coconut, pore-clogging, or highly oleic ingredients that don't agree to my skin.
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