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Reviewed by Oksana
I love tinted moisturizer. To me, it combines the best of a multitude of products – natural-looking makeup, sunscreen, and a quality moisturizer. All in one easy step! AND it must be natural, even better – organic.
For a while, I have used SUKI and loved it; unfortunately, it did not have “built-in” SPF. I started using Vapour Organics Atmosphere Soft Focus foundation, mixed with DeVita Body Sunblock – the combination provided just enough pigment and luminosity, combined with the nourishing formula of the sunblock. However, being an optimist, I was on the lookout for the ONE PERFECT PRODUCT. After I read the Avitalin Tinted Moisturizer review a couple of months ago, I became intrigued and very interested. Ask and you shall receive – and I did! TIA was kind to send me a bottle of Avitalin Luminizer Tinted Moisturizer ($55) to use for a month and submit a review. Here it goes.
I am 40 years old, of Eastern European descent, with super sensitive combination skin. My skin tone has strong warm gold undertones, and is very fair. I have a few very minute couperose vessels around my nose, some freckles on my cheeks, and a small patch of melasma on the forehead.
What I was looking for in Avitalin Tinted Moisturizer was the ability to even out my skin tone without imparting any additional undertones that would “clash” with my own; to last at least eight hours without producing an oil slick; to be kind to my sensitive skin; to be noncomedogenic; and to prevent sunburn. I have used the Avitalin Tinted Moisturizer daily for one month. My routine is to rinse my face with warm water, apply the moisturizer, finish with a light application of Alima Pure Balancing Primer (yes, it works great as a finishing powder!). Here is how the Avitalin Tinted Moisturizer stacked up on the following points.
Sun protection: Yes, definitely delivered! I spent a few hours under the sun by the ocean and in the mountains, and my skin did not have the slightest pink hue.
Sensitivity: It is very gentle.
Comedogenic: Did not cause blocked pores.
Oil slick: Not really; I would blot lightly every three to four hours; it also sinks right in and feels incredibly comfortable on the skin – the perfect primer, I would say.
Color: Gold-yellowish-olive; cool based; created an illusion of a healthy light natural tan. I did end up adding a drop of Vapour foundation to balance out the cool undertone of the Avitalin Tinted Moisturizer with good results.
Coverage: Sheer; I used concealer as needed.
Luminizing effect: Not really noticeable, but why would I want the effect all over my face?
I especially appreciate the following ingredients: sunflower oil for its high linoleic acid and vitamin E content; chamomile extract for its favorable effects on sensitive skin; green tea extract; and zinc oxide for its oily skin balancing properties.
I would highly recommend Avitalin Luminizer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 25 – it’s a great product! I still have half a bottle left, and I intend to finish all to the last drop. My only wish is for a small color tweak – make it warmer gold, please!
Now, let’s try La Vie Celeste Cream Foundation – winter is coming....
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (aloe) juice, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) extract, Lavandula angustifola (lavender) extract, Camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, Persea Americana (avocado) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, vegetable glycerin, sodium olivate, zinc oxide, panthenol (vitamin B5), tocopherol (vitamin E). May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides