Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients on your makeup bottles and packages? Lots of words that you can’t pronounce let alone know the origins of.
I like to know what I’m putting on my skin and especially on my face. Makeup brands are turning the page on using harsh chemicals and leaning towards natural ingredients to create their makeup products.
Our skin loses elasticity as we age, yes this happens to all of us. Also, as we get older, our skin tends to react to certain ingredients it didn’t use to. Often, the makeup that we are applying is contributing to a buildup of toxins on our skin and over time this results in clogged pores and unsightly rashes. Time to change our makeup!
Today, we have more options than ever to choose our makeup wisely. Choosing a natural foundation designed for aging skin is a good idea for women over 50. A natural foundation means that it is free of harmful chemicals, dyes, synthetic fragrances, and preservatives. Oftentimes, makeup that is produced with natural ingredients tends to be cruelty-free, vegan, and packaged with the environment in mind.
What Should You Look for When Purchasing Natural Foundations?
These are some of the words to look for to know that your foundation is natural:
- No preservatives
- No artificial colors
- Talc and paraben-free
- No silicones
- No Parabens
- Minimal plastic packaging
- Nickel Tested
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation
This foundation is infused with age-defying serum made with concentrated plant-derived Phyto-Pigments. You can build this foundation up to a full coverage giving you a flawless finish.
This foundation from Juice Beauty has Certified Organic Ingredients to protect humans, animals and the planet. It’s also made with sustainable packaging that includes recyclable glass and FSC paper.
All natural certified organic ingredients
Eco friendly packaging
May feel oily on some skin types
Fruit Pigmented® Tinted Moisturizer
Tinted moisturizers are great for mature skin, and I like to add them in my best foundations lists. This ultra hydrating tinted moisturizer from 100% Pure is made with aloe and cucumber juice and pigmented with cocoa and fruit.
This product provides a light to medium coverage and leaves your skin feeling refreshed with a dewy hydrated look.
Very light coverage
BareMinerals BarePro® PerformanceWear Liquid Foundation SPF 20
This creamy liquid foundation from BareMinerals contains bamboo stem extract that creates a naturally matte and soft finish. It also contains papaya enzymes that gently improve skin’s texture both immediately and over time.
With over 35 shades to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect tint for your skin tone.
Lots of shades
May be too full coverage for some
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals® A Foundation
This foundation from Jane Iredale is created with mature skin in mind. It is a perfect blend of hyaluronic acid, squalane, CoQ10, and plant extracts. The little balls are encapsulating liposomes that deliver pigments.
It’s super hydrating and provides light to medium coverage. Cruelty free and vegan.
Interesting pigment beads
Anti aging properties
Color may be uneven if not applied properly
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20
Adding an SPF to your daily skincare regimen is essential. A great way to do that is to have it included in your foundation.
La Mer offers this long wear foundation that is excellent for mature skin. It’s free of many chemical ingredients and leaves skin soft and dewy looking.
A small dab goes a long way
On the pricier side
Liquid-like texture can be difficult to apply
Au Naturale Zero Gravity C2P Foundation
Au Naturale offers this stick foundation that offers blendable and buildable coverage for a smooth flawless finish.
It’s made of Meadowfoam Seed Oil and special ECOCERT blurring pigments that provide full-spectrum color play and all-day color stay due to a soft-focus effect that instantly mattifies and smooths your complexion.
Ethically and sustainably sourced
Vegan and cruelty-free
Takes some time to learn to blend correctly
Vapour Soft Focus Foundation
Vapour created this foundation for older women. It leaves a flawless, natural finish. The foundation soothes and calms skin with Frankincense and Myrrh Lotus.
It’s basically a foundation that acts like skincare.
May not be suited for oily skin
Do you wear natural foundation? Will you try one of the natural foundations for aging skin on our list? Do you have any of your favorite foundations to add to our list? Let us know in the comments below.