rich, organic formula created for light to medium coverage imparting a soft satin finish that lasts.
Award-winning, this vegan foundation is made with certified organic ingredients as well as low heavy metal, ethically mined-minerals. It is especially embraced by those with combination & oily skin and feels light as a feather. Offered in 14 global tones, plus it's dimethicone and PFAS-free.
Essential Foundation is a breathable formula that keeps the skin feeling clean while offering moisture and silky coverage that is buildable and feels weightless. Free of regular coconut oil, moisturizing and soothing with organic aloe vera juice, jojoba oil and shea butter, it is suitable for all skin types and a favorite for those with oily skin or problematic breakouts, especially if looking for a foundation without dimethicone or silicone. Light to medium coverage natural foundation. For all skin types, including acne-prone, oily, dry, combination, sensitive skin.
Skincare-like formula with antioxidants, phytonutrients & flavonoids.
82% certified organic ingredients.
Lab-tested & verified PFAS free.
Low heavy metal minerals, ethically sourced and verified child labor free.
PETA certified vegan & cruelty free.
Made in Canada.
Packaged in glass bottle.
Available in 14 stunning shades.
Bryce: Formulated for the palest of pale with neutral undertones.
Mia: This tone suits someone who is fair with slightly pink undertones.
Leisha: Camouflaging redness well. This shade suits a fair tone with slightly yellow undertones.
Rachel: A slightly more pigmented light tone with neutral undertones.
Lisa: A light medium tone with slightly yellow undertones.
Rosalina: An incredible medium tone with slight olive undertones.
Kate: A slightly warm medium tone with yellow undertones.
Jennifer: This tone suits someone with a light golden tan tone with slight olive undertones.
Norma: Deep golden with cool undertones.
Sarita: A soft darker tan tone with caramel undertones.
Sarah: A rich deep caramel tone.
Margot: A medium-dark with slightly yellow base.
Pam: A medium-dark rich base with slightly red undertones.
Tracey: Deep hue with slightly cool undertones.
Can be applied with your fingers, sponge, brush or try Sappho's buffer brush for a smooth, airbrush-like finish. Build coverage as needed. For sheer coverage, it is easily thinned with moisturizer or serum. For a dewier finish, try mixing with a drop or two of your favourite face oil before applying.
May Contain: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, CI77491, CI77499, CI77493
Thanks for the tip about mixing this with facial oil (and including a sample for me). I found the finish very matte and a little drying. The bit of oil makes it a nice smooth finish, so doesn't crease in my laugh lines
This is my go-to foundation in the shade "Rachel". It's smooth and provides nice coverage for a natural look.
I'm so happy the owner Jennifer suggested I try this clean foundation. For many years, I used a pressed mineral foundation as I did not like the feel of liquid foundation on my skin. This product covers well with very little product and feels light on my skin. I will continue to purchase this product. Thanks, Jennifer
Extremely natural looking, lightweight, doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation. A little goes a long way. I have oily skin and sometimes find makeup starts looking shiny or "makeup-y" through the day, but this lasts all day and evening for me and looks just as good at the end of the day. Better than Nars and YSL.
The first thing I noticed about this product is how smooth it goes on. It is light and moisturizing, yet provides good coverage (I have the "Rachel" colour). You really don't need to use much at all so it lasts a long time.