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- Product: ILIA Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20
- Price: $42 USD
- My Rating: 8/10
My First Impression
I am just so pleased to have received my new ILIA Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer today. My first impressions was the packaging, of course. I love the deep purple box and the lovely gold bottle.
If you are anything like me, I have a hard time recycling the box. I tend to hold onto them because they look so nice…silly maybe, but its the little things 🙂
Besides the box, the product itself is very important too. I chose this product for 3 reasons
- I wanted a foundation
- I wanted a moisturizer
- I wanted an SPF ( great for anti-aging )
ILIA’S Tinted moisturizer gave me all three. So a super bang for my bucks ! This Moisturizer is $50 Canadian. If I bought all three organic products separately, it would have been a heck of a lot more. It is a total win win in my opinion.
What is ILIA’S Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer ?
Ilia Beauty Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is a a semi-matte formula with soothing botanicals to help calm and revitalize the skin.
ILIA Tinted Moisturizer Review
ILIA’S tinted moisturizer feels like whipped cream on your face. It smooths on very soft. It has a light tint, so it does not have coverage like a stand alone foundation provides, however, I am pleased that this tint still gives me enough coverage to hide blemishes and delivers me an even complexion.
The tinted color I am wearing is T2 Belle Mare. It looks like it is a little fair for my complexion on my fingers, but it was a perfect match when I applied it to my face.
It blends wonderfully, without leaving any lines. That is the advantage of a tint. It is more forgiving for different complexions and tends to blend very well.
Right away you can feel the moisturizer. I did not apply anything before the tint as I wanted to see how well it moisturized my face. It feels great! It feels more like a moisturizer than a foundation and has a nice smell.
Active Ingredients (purpose: sunscreen):
zinc oxide 12%,
titanium dioxide 2%.
water (aqua), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract*, glycerin, caprylic capric triglyceride, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil*, glyceryl stearate, behenyl olivate, chondrus crispus (carrageenen) extract, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, camellia sinensis (white tea) extract*, stearic acid, dimethicone, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, methylcellulose, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, butyrospermun parkii (shea butter)*, rosa canina (rose hip) fruit oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil, xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate, tocopherol (sunflower derived), ethylhexylglycerin, phenethyl alcohol, or 2-phenylethanol.
may contain + / – :
titanium dioxide (ci77891),
iron oxide ( ci77491, ci77492, ci77499 ).
This product is vegan and gluten-free.
- glyceryl stearate – A naturally derived fatty acid. It helps lubricate the skin. It has a safe rating on Skin Deep.
- dimethicone – A man-made, silicone-based polymer. Used as an anti-foaming and conditioning agent, this ingredient gives a soft texture and helps create a smooth and flawless look. I am disappointed that this ingredient is used in this product. Silicones are not very good for daily use on the skin, as they form a plastic-like coating on the skin, trapping in bacteria, and sometimes leading to skin dryness. Dimethicone has a low-moderate safety rating on Skin Deep.
- methylcellulose – an emulsion stabilizer and binder, this ingredient has a low hazard rating on Skin Deep.
- sodium hyaluronate – helps your skin attract and hold more water, plumping your skin and reducing fine lines. It has a safe rating on Skin Deep.
- ethylhexylglycerin – A natural preservative that often replaces parabens. It is a synthetic compound derived from natural sources. It has a safe rating on Skin Deep.
- phenethyl alcohol, or 2-phenylethanol – a preservative and fragrance ingredient. It occurs naturally in nature. It has a safe rating on Skin Deep.
My Take on The Ingredients
Ok, so a long list of ingredients. I have to say I am mostly happy with this list. I have done my best to identify what each ingredient is for, and if it is on the naughty list.
Dimethicone was an ingredient I wasn’t pleased to see. I have done some digging around and found out that ILIA had to use this ingredient, rather than a natural ingredient like silica, to keep the product from completely absorbing, thus rendering its sun protection factor useless. This seems like a good explanation to me.
So far these ingredients pass the test and stand fair to use on our skin.
Finding organic and natural makeup is tricky. I am OK if there is one or two non-organic ingredients in a product as long as I am using something that is BETTER than what you get at the supermarket. And of course the absolute organic product, I will take over any other. It’s a matter of compromise and awareness.
Most companies are striving to create amazing organic products, and when they can perfect their formula to switch out non-organic ingredients with non-toxic (or organic), they will. ILIA has a reputation to always improve and find better ingredients to switch out the not so nice ones. SO I APPROVE!
Here is a video of the founder Sasha Plavsic talking about the brand’s roots and ethics.
Who is this Product for?
This product is great for anyone who wants light coverage. I use it when I leave yoga or I am out and about, wanting a more natural look.
You would not want to use this product if you desire a full coverage blemish cream. That is where I recommend Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream, it is also SPF and has great skin care benefits like Ilia provides.
- People on the go
- Skin in need of moisturizing
- Skin in need of SPF
- Dry skin
- People looking to have a fast effective makeup routine
- If you want a consistent complexion
I am satisfied with my purchase. I love that I am getting all three advantages in one product. I am feeling like I will wear this tinted moisturizer a lot in the summer, giving me SPF protection, moisture, a nice tint to conceal blemishes and an even complexion.
I don’t like a heavy foundation as the weather warms; I think I will really love this during a heat wave. As for the winter months, the hydration is essential.
It feels velvety and very smooth during application. The smell is nice and not overwhelming in any way. The texture rocks, the application works and the product lives up to its name. I will continue to buy this product when my bottle runs out 🙂
This product is not available on Amazon (bummer) but you can get it from a very trusted source, The Detox Market. An online store that specializes in top-of-the-line organic skin care. They only buy their products in small batches direct from manufacturer’s to ensure freshness.
Get it At The Detox Market (USA) – Free Shipping over $80
Get it At The Detox Market (Canadian Store) – Free Shipping over $100
Have you tried ILIA’s Tinted Moisturizer? What did you think? Leave a comment below and let us know!
To a Bright and Beautiful you,
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