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Re: FOUNDATIONS WITH SKINCARE


@SilleeMee wrote:

@Shanus wrote:

@Janey2 wrote:

I only try foundation for the color and coverage. I like to use separate skincare. The only thing I might take into consideration is an added spf. If it is higher than 30 I would skip adding that layer.


@Janey2   IMHO, the amount of spf needed to protect the skin is more than the amount of foundation you've ever apply. I use about 3/4 tsp.to a full tsp. to cover face, ears, neck and down to bra line. I'd never apply that much foundation or tinted moisturizer. 


 

 

You'd look ridiculous with that amount of foundation on. 


@SilleeMee I swear I've seen people wearing that much foundation.  LOL

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Re: FOUNDATIONS WITH SKINCARE

I’m lazy about skincare and this is better than nothing.
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Re: FOUNDATIONS WITH SKINCARE

@Shanus Add me to the list of those who buy foundation with only coverage and color as a consideration to the quality and value of the product.  In my experience dermatologist and estheticians would support the opinions here that foundation is color and skincare is skincare, especially SPF.   

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Re: FOUNDATIONS WITH SKINCARE

I just bought the new Nars (with skincare) foundation.  I didn't buy it for the skincare tho.  And even if I had, I would still do my skincare routine.

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Re: FOUNDATIONS WITH SKINCARE


@RollTide2008 wrote:
I’m lazy about skincare and this is better than nothing.

When I saw this thread, my initial thought was oh brutha! Here we go again with the resident 'experts'...

 

We all are capable of making buying decisions - I appreciate new formulations, newly found or repurposed ingredients, many brands and product options. 

No need to dismiss an offer as a 'marketing ploy' or something sinister as to suggest that a beauty vendor or brand is suggesting skipping skin care or spf.

 

Regarding Nars or IT or Skinn - have these brands suggested or mislead anyone to just use their skincare/foundation products without the usual skincare? Not that I've read or seen... Much ado about NOTHING!


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Oh, and BTW the pricing for IT CC and the Skinn foundation are priced very reasonably/competitively so I don't think either brand is trying to scam their customers by charge more than usual for enhancing the foundation with skin care. 


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IT Cosmetics certainly does market their CC cream as a replacement for some skincare steps.  During the presentations they always talk about how this one product replaces the need for certain other products. That's one of its big claims to fame and why it's supposed to be easier and less time consuming.  In fact, this is from the product page for the IT CC cream:

 

Your Skin But Better CC Cream is your serum, moisturizer, primer, broad spectrum SPF 50 and full-coverage foundation -- all in one step! A multitasking beauty miracle, this one step option does everything, but it looks and feels like nothing on your skin!    

 

 

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@Lipstickdiva wrote:

IT Cosmetics certainly does market their CC cream as a replacement for some skincare steps.  During the presentations they always talk about how this one product replaces the need for certain other products. That's one of its big claims to fame and why it's supposed to be easier and less time consuming.  In fact, this is from the product page for the IT CC cream:

 

Your Skin But Better CC Cream is your serum, moisturizer, primer, broad spectrum SPF 50 and full-coverage foundation -- all in one step! A multitasking beauty miracle, this one step option does everything, but it looks and feels like nothing on your skin!    

 

 


I suppose some need very very specific directions..the IT promo clearly states that it's a "one step option". That means you can use it with or without other skincare. It's not telling you to just use it and nothing else. 

 

Seat belts save lives. It's an option if someone decides to buckle up and drive recklessly expecting the seat belt to function properly under all instances

 

We have brains to help us make sound decisions, to identify options, research what's best for us individually and to properly apply/utilize the resources we choose.

 

If you choose to not do your own evaluations and you literally take marketing promotions without full consideration or to follow some unsubstantiated online recommendations from unknown sources, that's  on you. There are questionable 'resources' on this forum that seem very keen on influencing others in order to stoke their egos for all kinds of reasons that are not beneficial to others. 


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@Shanus Probably my thought is try putting on skincare before your foundation or mix it.  It would be hard to get the two things together that are really what you need. 

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@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

I don't purposely seek out foundation with skincare.  If it has any, that's fine, but I won't rely on it.  I choose my actual lifestyle, specific skincare and supplements for that.  

 

 

One thing I believe that's very misleading, for those who use a daily SPF, is foundations with SPF.  For the amount of SPF that's recommended, no one would ever apply that much foundation, let alone reapply a couple of hours later.  I'm not a daily SPF wearer.  When I do wear it, it's in a powdered form, in a tube with a brush, so I can reapply as needed.  


What powdered SPF do you use @JeanLouiseFinch ? TIA.