The Details: “It’s a serum. It’s a foundation. It’s a multivitamin for your face.”
Why We Love It: The Gressa Minimalist Foundation first caught my eye at “A Night for Green Beauty in LA”, and now I have finally had a chance to try it. It strikes a great balance between foundation and a tinted moisturizer and I like how it lasts all day on your face. I found it works best to apply this over moisturized skin using their Immaculate Buffing Brush ( a dense brush that blends out the edges flawlessly) or a dense brush similar to it. Their suggestion is 2-4 drops of foundation to cover the face then you can adjust that to how much coverage you require. They do offer a good selection of color and a personal service for color matching, just send an image with a little info and they will help match your perfect color. At the moment they don’t have much for darker skin tones. I really liked how lightweight the foundation is, you feel like your skin can still breathe and you have great coverage. This product contains neem, horsetail, lemon balm and sea buckthorn which are known for their anti-inflammatory and acne-fighting properties.
Along with the Gressa Foundation I also tried their Minimalist Illuminator, a little goes a long way with this product. I like that it’s luminous and not glittery although it does have a little perlescent but not too much. Not sure if I will give up my Kjaer Weis highlighter for this yet but it does work really well with the foundation.
The Gressa Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer looks really dark when you first see it but it does go on a lot lighter and it’s build-able, I use about two drops then blend it out with a brush.
Tips: Don’t forget to shake the bottle’s before using as it is a serum and they do tend to separate. Be careful when applying that you place the lid back on as it’s a very liquid formula and you don’t want to spill any. They say to use 2-4 drops in your palm, then rapidly spread foundation all over your face.
Ingredients: *Brassica oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, GRESSA Healing ComplexTM *Silymarin, *Neem (Azadirachta indica) Extract,*Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Extract, *Lemon Balm (Melissa officianalis) Extract, *Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) Extract, *Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Seed Extract, *Elder Flower (Sambucus nigra) Extract, *Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) Extract, Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate Non-GMO, Coenzyme Q10, Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, (Vitamin C), *lecithin, *glycerin, mica, iron oxides, titanium oxide. *CERTIFIED ORGANIC