People always ask me if they should invest more in skin care or makeup. Not so fast, friends. Let’s flip that around a bit. We should be thinking of our makeup as skin care as well. And I’ve got just the answer to that question that is truly both: Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation. It’s REAL good, guys. Real good.
The formula is thin and oil-rich, but don’t fret about that. I like to think we’ve gotten past the fear of oil (I’m a pusher!) but I get that it can be scary in the context of foundation. The leading ingredient is broccoli seed oil which acts as a primer on skin. It’s also pretty cool that the first ingredient is broccoli, right? The finish is nearly liquid to powder as a result. I love the process of putting this on. Give it a solid shake to blend everything together and squeeze a few drops – that’s all ya need – and buff on. I have equally warm and fuzzy feelings about Gressa’s immaculate buffing brush as I do the foundation itself. It has a magic wand effect on your face – but you can use your fingers, too.
It feels good to not have to choose between skin care or makeup. It’s not something you should ever have to do. I believe passionately that it is less about the investment and more about the ingredients. Don’t get sucked in to the Crème de la Mer trap. A hefty price tag doesn’t mean squat if the ingredients are doing more harm than good. If you treat your skin with eco-friendly formulas then you may find you need less makeup. But if you prefer to wear a full-face, that’s OK, too. You do you!
I’ve been eyeing this gorgeous brand for awhile now! What an innovative and effortless foundation, definitely want to give it a try. Great review, Laurie.
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Very well said. There’s no point in wearing makeup that undoes any good your skincare has done! I kind of love that the first ingredient is broccoli. That’s awesome.
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I’m a huge fan of products that are a skincare/makeup combo and I appreciate brands that take this approach. Thank you for this info, I’ll definitely check it out. This reminds me of the Perricone No Foundation Foundation Serum though this ones sounds like it probably has more natural ingredients. 🙂
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Love this, Laurie! Thank you for spreading the minimalist approach to beauty XOXO