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By Dianna Esteves Vieira
If you’re like me, you’re thrilled to finally be crawling out of hibernation and hitting the sunshine. But what’s that going to do to your skin? Sure, you can apply an SPF then makeup, but that can be a bit heavy and time consuming. Why not go for a 2-in-1 product instead?
I’m personally in the middle of switching brands, so I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight one. I prefer a dewy finish, and apply a tinted moisturizer with a brush all over my face. For my T-zone, I apply a light dusting of loose mineral powder with a kabuki brush and skip my cheeks. But it’s all a matter of personal preferences, right?
With a plethora of clean, green vegan foundations with SPF on the market, there’s really no excuse not to treat your skin to nourishing ingredients and sun protection.
Want even better news? None of the brands I featured here use parabens, petroleum, propylene, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
A cult favourite, this is a gentle product that’s formulated to hide spots and give colour correction to dark eye circles, redness and hyperpigmentation. Its non-drying, non-caking formula is rich with botanical ingredients that heal and protect the skin, with an SPF of up to 30.
I love Pacifica for its gorgeously scented body creams, but did you know they create makeup, too? This SPF foundation is feather-light for a no-makeup feel. Pacifica is entirely vegan, and also makes a bronzer that can add some sun-kissed bliss to your skin…without the sun!
This vegan friendly, cruelty free formula is enriched with antioxidant-packed super-fruits, is rated SPF 20, and is coloured from the pigments of fruits and vegetables, rather than from minerals or synthetic dyes.
oothing and anti-oxidant properties help calm the skin and reduce redness. Gentle enough for use after cosmetic and facial procedures.
Titanium and Zinc Oxides oÃ¯Â¬â‚¬er natural, inbuilt sun protection (SPF25)
This is a delightful, semi-matte formula that melted into my skin quickly. I really liked the hint of translucent color it gave, it truly made me glow! With its soothing botanicals, gluten free ingredients and even coverage, this formula is a real treat and is one of my new favourites.
Water and plant based, this is a great all-in-one product that’s sheer and natural looking whilst giving great coverage. Its organic herbs, aloe vera and vitamin E all work to nourish the skin, and its natural based, non-nano UVA and UVB filters serve to protect a bit, with an SPF of 15.
With 25 shades to choose from, Tarte has you “covered” (ha ha!) with its unique formula, made with Amazonian clay, which helps absorb impurities from your skin. This has been specifically formulated to basically last until you take it off – perfect for long days out of the house – but note the SPF is only 15, so it’s not great for the beach.
Juice Beauty has extended their line to makeup recently! This BB cream multi-tasker evened out my skin tone so well that I did not have to wear a concealer. The formula is hydrating, anti-aging and long wearing. And the best part ..it’s formulated with certified organic ingredients.
I really hadn’t had any previous experience with a Lily Lolo product, so I was really happy to get my hands on this formula! I really like how the finely milled mineral foundation buffs into the skin effortlessly. It offers custom coverage, it’s buildable, high performing and water resistant. The best part? After using this for a few weeks, it minimized my breakouts and blemishes overall.
I was so excited to try this mineral foundation from Jane Iredale! These are brand new to their arsenal of incredible, clean products and are fully water resistant up to 40 minutes. I was pleased to discover that this formula is a foundation, powder, concealer with broad range spectrum of SFP 20. After wearing it all day on a really sunny Saturday, I was happy to see when I removed it, I had very little evidence of having been in the sun at all on my face.