Serum Foundation

The Ordinary

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Product Overview

Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

Notable Effects & Ingredients

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

UV Protection from 1 Ingredient(s):
Titanium Dioxide

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 34 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
(Viscosity Controlling)
Disteardimonium Hectorite
(Viscosity Controlling,Stabilising)
Dipropylene Glycol
(Solvent,Masking,Fragrance,Viscosity Controlling,Viscosity Decreasing Agent)
Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer
(Viscosity Increasing Agent,Film Forming)
Bismuth Oxychloride
(Colorant,Cosmetic Colorant)

Latest User Reviews

oily PIHAcneBlackheads+ 3
the golden standard for a foundation

For reference, I am teenager with oily and hormonal acne-prone skin. Typically, the foundations I look for don't need to be mattifying, as I usually observe that it does not sits on my skin and creases, however I do avoid heavier foundations. So my preference would be thin foundations with light to medium coverage.

This foundation is exactly that. I have heard that any skin type can really enjoy this as an everyday foundation as it is extremely lightweight and appears like second skin. I personally do not mind blotting throughout the day since I do it anyway no matter what I do.

10/10 should try

combination AcneAnti-AgingSensitive+ 2
This is great! Especially for the price

Bought this and the coverage foundation to compare and much prefer this one!

Gives great light/medium coverage, if you have a semi-decent concealer it's pretty much full. Doesn't settle in lines the choice of tones is amazing!

Gives a lovely dewy finish without getting oily and lasts quite a while. It starts to patch a bit after the 6 hour mark, but a decent powder or setting spray might give it more longevity. For the price it's very good.

For me it was terrible trying to apply with a beauty blender and works much better with a buffer brush, I've seen other reviews saying the opposite. So, if you're having problems with the application, I'd recommend experimenting with both to see what works best.

I also add a drop of squalane if my skin's feeling dry and it looks really nice!

combination PIHAcneSensitive

I really like this foundation, it's lightweight and doesn't look cakey!
This provides medium coverage and doesn't feel drying to the skin.

I'd recommend it to people who have dry to combination skin but oily people might be fine with it as well...

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