Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
When Spring time hits I prefer a more natural daytime makeup look (and by natural I mean using at least 10 products to achieve said natural look). That means swapping out my heavier foundations for a light weight tinted moisturizer. My favorite of the ones I have tried so far is Chantecaille's Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15. Let me start by saying that I absolutely adore Chantecaille's skincare and Future Skin Foundation, and have been using it solely for about 6 months now! That is probably the longest I have ever been devoted to a single skincare regimen! It seemed natural then that the Tinted Moisturizer would be a perfect fit!
For reference, I have combination, acne prone skin. It can get very slightly oily in the T zone area, but very dry on the cheeks. I still have the occasional spot, but for the most part my skin is good with some uneven pigmentation. The Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer is the ideal lightweight formula filled with botanical extracts that protect against free radicals, smog and sun. The anti-irritant formula contains honeysuckle, edelweiss and green tea. Sodium hyaluronate seals in moisture. Titanium Dioxide provides non-toxic, mineral sunscreen.
The packaging is a slim tube and perfect for travel. The texture is incredibly lightweight and smooth. It blends seamlessly into the skin, leaving behind a fresh and dewy look. I typically use this over an SPF 50 product. The coverage is light to medium (more towards the light side), and while it won't cover acne scars or major skin issues, it is enough to even out my skin tone. I find the formula sits well on my skin throughout the day, lasting 8-10 hours, without primer or setting powder. As the weather warms up however, I will probably set this with a powder as I would any other foundation. I use this in the shade Wheat, which compares to MAC NC 35-40.
As with all of Chantecaille's products, you are paying for the ingredients. The Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 retails for $64.00 for 1.7oz/ 50g. This product is amazing for anyone with combination, normal or dry skin, and looking for a base with light coverage. It leaves your skin looking glowy and fresh! I would highly recommend this, and for me it is an item that I will forever have in my makeup bag! It is available in 6 shades, with Wheat being the second to darkest available.