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As many of you know, I am for the most part a makeup minimalist. There are two reasons for this...actually, three if I'm honest. I have sensitive skin and realized about 15 years ago that makeup was responsible for my breakouts. As I've gotten older, foundation exacerbates my signs of aging. And I'm just not very good at applying it. Recently, though, I've been feeling the need to look a little better turned out and welcomed a suggestion from TIA community member, Maria, to try DuWop Foundation of Youth ($38).
It turned out to be a great recommendation. DuWop's Foundation of Youth gives great, even coverage that camouflages most imperfections while appearing to be light and somewhat sheer. No small achievement. I barely need to touch up with concealer — it's that good. Yet, I don't look or feel as if I am wearing much. And with a dollop of anti-aging ingredients, DuWop Foundation of Youth is my kind of makeup.
Foundation of Youth is super easy to apply and blend over the skin — even for someone as useless as me. Having said that, I should mention that the tube has a large, flat brush applicator into which the foundation is squeezed and with which you are meant to smooth it over the skin. You probably won't be surprised to hear that this doesn't work well for me and I am more comfortable with squeezing the product on to my fingertip and applying from there.
While I'm not saying that DuWop Foundation of Youth is a serum masquerading as a foundation, it does have some very welcome anti-aging ingredients. Best of all is the power peptide combo, Matrixyl 3000, which boosts collagen production. There's also algae extract, described by DuWop as providing some emollient action, but hopefully a few antioxidants as well. Sodium hyaluranate is useful for providing hydration and there's a spot of vitamin E.
Grapefruit and honeysuckle extracts help to minimize harsh preservatives. However, this formula does have phenoxyethanol towards the end of the list. And there's all the silicone you would expect in a foundation that wants to impart that silky feeling. So, no, DuWop isn't for natural formulation purists. But it is a really good foundation for aging skin.