Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Glycerin, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sorbitol, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf Extract, Olus (Vegetable) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*, Citral*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Stearate, Lanolin, Sucrose Distearate, Glyceryl Caprate, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 7749¹, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).*component of natural essential oils
Another beauty product that you’ve been asking my opinion about is Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream. I guess tinted moisturisers, BB creams, CC creams and DD creams are really gaining momentum, so along with Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream, I’ll post a review of two more tinted moisturizers in the up coming weeks.
I’ve bought several samples of Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream a while ago; in fact, back then, it was called Toned Day Cream. Over the years, I’ve used quite a few Dr Hauschka products, and in most cases, I’ve been pretty satisfied with them.
The Tinted Day Cream is of a quite thick texture; it spreads somewhat easy, though from time to time, it can be somewhat sticky as well. It takes a bit of a time before the cream is absorbed. While it is pretty moisturizing and a also nourishing, the finish is quite shinny. Given I have oily skin as it is, the glow tends to be a bit too much for my liking. For those with dry skin, this one would be a great choice.
The coverage is very light and most certainly does not cover any major imperfections. The biggest problem with Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream is the fact it comes in only one color and a pretty dark one at that; while when spread it’s lighter than it seems right out of the tube, it’s still dark nonetheless. Given my light skin tone, I was only able to use it a bit during summer on my check bones, as it does give a natural dewy look, but I was not able to use it all over my face, despite having felt good on my skin. I had to apply a moisturizer before and some translucent or mineral powder after, and that, I think, a bit defies the purpose of a tinted moisturizer.
How about the ingredients? Almond oils soothes and softens the skin, as well as calms irritated skin. Avocado oil, due to high levels of sterolins, reduces age spots and softens the skin. Apricot oil has nourishing and softening properties and is very suitable for sensitive and dry skin. Quince seed extract soothes and smooths the skin, while balancing the skin’s moisture. Kidney vetch (also known as goldenrod) has skin regenerating properties, although it can also be a skin allergen. St. John’s Wort has antimicrobial and astringent properties; it is also good for dry and flaky skin. Wheat Bran Extract has potent antioxidant properties. Peanut oil protects and nourishes the skin. Olus oil, a natural equivalent to petrolatum, for smooth and soft texture. Sorbitol is a humectant. The Tinted Cream also contains Rosa Damascena flower water and Rosa Damascena wax. Beeswax can be comedogenic.
Silica, a synthetic anti-caking and absorbent agent, when amorphous, is generally not deemed as hazardous.
Potentially problematic ingredients?
- Zinc Stearate, a lubricant and emulsifier. While mostly a concern when used in higher levels, it can be potentially carcinogenic and an allergen.
- Lanolin, emollient. Product of the oil glands of sheep, extracted from their wool, therefore not suitable for vegans. Often contaminated with pesticides.
- Glyceryl Caprate, emollient. Skin irritant, eye irritant and must be used in small amount only.
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My final word?
Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream has a pretty nice texture and does not feel heavy on the skin. It’s moisturizing and the smell is also pleasant. Of course, the biggest problem with this tinted cream is the color, which is pretty dark. Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream would be much suitable for those with dry and olive/darker skin. For those with oily skin, I think it’s a bit too shinny, even though if it came in a lighter color, it would be OK for winter days; of course, with a bit of a concealer and pressed powder, unless you have really great skin and you’re looking for a sheer, tone-evening tinted moisturizer only.
The price? Around 30€ for 30ml, which falls somewhere in between of affordable. There’s also a 5ml sample, perfect if you wish to test it first, as well as if you’re only going to use it during summer (maybe mixed with a light moisturizer) for a bit of a natural glow.
Would I buy it again? Not until Dr Hauschka comes out with more, especially lighter, colors.
Have you tried Dr Hauschka Tinted Day Cream? How did you like it?
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