Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation
When I heard about Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation that doesn’t rub off on clothes, lasts 24 hours and will continue being kind to skin even if you sleep in it, I knew I had to try it. Oxygenetix was developed in 1998 in FDA licensed labs with genetics and formulary scientists in conjunction with cosmeceutical designer Barry Knapp and has 160 years of medical and cosmetic expertise behind it. This Aloe Vera gel based foundation (no water) was designed to be used post-surgery/procedure like a chemical peel to aid healing and even eliminate scarring altogether, it’s said to be kind to skin with skincare ingredients like Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Salix Alba Extract (Flavonoids) and Glycerin to name a few, this foundation soothes, heals and replenishes moisture loss. But the prime ingredient is something called Ceravitae, a patent-pending, skin healing, super-charged oxygen complex that promotes collagen, cell production and connective tissue growth in ageing and wounded skin. As a result it’s said to cover and treat a wide range of skin issues including wounds, rashes, acne scars, dry skin and rosacea. Due to the Aloe Vera it also has anti-bacterial properties, protecting compromised skin, while astringently removing dead surface skin cells. This award winning foundation is said to give complete and natural coverage, last 24 hours, not clog your pores, not rub off on clothes or smudge due to perspiration.
I do not have wounded skin in need of healing, so I can only comment on day-to day wear of the foundation, I found that on my combination skin even in the current cooler climate touch-ups were required, it definitely did not last 24 hours on me. The wear however is significantly improved with a good primer and/or and setting spray. It is a nice lightweight foundation that looks very natural on the skin with a light-medium coverage. And even though personally I wouldn’t intentionally sleep in any kind of makeup, it’s nice to know on the rare occasion I nod off in my makeup, it isn’t causing my skin as much damage. There are 14 shades in total, seven yellow based shades and seven blue based shades, which can be mixed to get a tailor made shade. I would be very careful ordering online, as the swatches and even some shade names look and sound nothing like you would think.
I think if you have extremely sensitive skin, one of the skin issues above or looking for a foundation you can wear after a procedure you might want to consider this foundation. Although it does contain silicones, so if you are sensitive to this or just want to avoid them, this is not for you. Those with dry to normal skin types looking for a lightweight base will also get along with this foundation, if you have combination or oily skin I fear this will not be for you especially in a warmer climate.
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation is priced at £45.00. What are your thoughts on using a post-surgery foundation?
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