I recently received a Spring Beauty VoxBox that contained several health and beauty products for me to try. Unfortunately, many of the brands, like ChapStick and Aveeno, were those that I have been avoiding for ages. The concealer that I’ll be reviewing today was also in the box. While the ingredients could definitely be a whole lot cleaner, my frugality convinced me that I should at least give the $24 product a try.
Ingredients (provided on product packaging)- “caprylic/capric triglyceride, octydodecanol, euphorbia cerifera wax, copernicia cerifera wax, jojoba esters, polyethylene, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin,stearalkonium bentonite,dimethicone,allantoin,tocopheryl acetate,ascorbyl palmitate, propylene carbonate, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)”
This preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. Tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol (I know, I know. This is an ingredient I typically try to avoid), and dimethicone are the only individual ingredients with hazard scores above 2.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens.
2. The finished products are not tested on animals. Due to the sketchy wording, this could also be a not-so-great thing. Why would you even need to test a finished product on an animal?
Product Description(provided at amazon.com)- “Custom blend this concentrated, creamy concealer for blemishes, redness, age spots and even undereye camouflage. It subtly perfects your skin without weighing it down. It’s a must-have for the seamless, natural look of radiant Sheer Cover skin.”
Performance– The consistency is where this product really shines. It’s super creamy and therefore remarkably easy to apply. I like to blend the two colors since it results in the ideal shade for my under eye area (which is the only place I wear concealer). After application, this concealer stays put with minimal creasing. It’s actually pretty impressive.
Scent– The scent isn’t really strong enough to be described.
Rating– I’m subtracting 2 points for the questionable ingredients and another for the steep price. 7/10.
Would I purchase this item again? Eh, I’ll probably pass. The stellar performance doesn’t quite make up for the phenoxyethanol, high price, and possible animal testing prior to achieving the finished product.
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