A breathable liquid foundation that claims to cover and conceal while also improving your skin? I was instantly intrigued and couldn’t wait to test out the Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation.
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation was developed with plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and scientists. It contains a patented Ceravitae Complex which claims to support new skin cell production and aids in the healing process. It also contains Vitamin E, grape seed extract, and salix alba extract which work together to create a breathable protective ‘second skin’.
The claims: Conceals and camouflages skin imperfections while boosting healing, doesn’t smudge due to sweat or humidity, water and transfer resistant (swim up to 90 minutes!), SPF 25 UVA/UVB, stays on all day, non-irritating and non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic.
My skin is pretty normal, so I was most interested in coverage, longevity, and not irritating my skin or clogging my pores. If it happened to also lighten up surface blemishes, or some of the acne scarring over time while I wore it… great.
The packaging feels very ‘clinical’, which makes sense with it being a product recommended for use after getting a chemical peel or microneedling. The pump dispenser works well and it takes about 3 full pumps for me to cover my face. I usually squeeze the foundation on to the back of my hand, dot it all over my face, and blend with a beauty blender. Even with building it up in a few places to cover some additional imperfections, it’s so lightweight I can’t tell I’m wearing it. It feels a bit tacky when I first apply so I have been applying Maybelline Skin-Transforming Powder lightly over it with a fluffy brush just to set it so the rest of my powders blend a bit easier. As for longevity? It’s winter, so I don’t know about the sweat/humidity/water resistance, but (without primer) after 9 hours at the office it still looks perfect.
This is an extremely pricey foundation – coming in at $151 CDN for 15ml from Oxygenetix on Amazon, so it’s hard for me to recommend it because it’s not something I could personally afford to buy regularly. Without knowing if the claims of healing skin are true or not that’s a lot to spend on a foundation, regardless of how great it still looks after a day at work. But if you have that kind of disposable income, or are looking for a foundation that is supposed to be beneficial after getting work done on your face… it might be worth checking out. ♥
Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Isododecane , Titanium Dioxide (and) Methicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (and) Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol (and) Hexyl Laurate, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, PEG-8, Dioctyldodecyl Dodecanedioate, Iron Oxides (and ) Methicone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Glycerine, 0-cymen-5-OL, Silica, Cyclomethicone (and) Disteardimonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate, Maris Sal, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone /Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.