Best Non Toxic Foundation: My Full Review

best non toxic foundation

Foundation is a tricky makeup product and when you're trying to find the best non toxic foundation, it can feel nearly impossible. Some are too light and don't offer enough coverage, others are too heavy. Over the past few years, I've tried a lot of different ones, and I wanted to share my full review with you. I'm reviewing every single foundation and concealer that I've personally purchased.

The Best Non Toxic Foundation: Criteria for My Review

For each non toxic foundation, I wanted to give an overall rating and describe how each one works. Plus I offer tips to using the product and whether or not I'd repurchase it.

The Best Non Toxic Foundation:

Vapour, Soft Focus Foundation:

This is my current favourite foundation and I'm on my second bottle of it.

Reasons I love it:

  • Great for dry skin (which I have).
  • Provides a nice, dewy finish rather than too matte, which I also appreciate. If needed, you can use some translucent powder in the t-zone.
  • Leaves your skin glowing.
  • Fair amount of coverage, which can be built up if you also use a concealer, or use more product.
  • It lasts throughout the day, without any creasing.

Potential Drawbacks:

  • Can leave your skin feeling a little greasy, especially if your skin is more on the oily side.
  • Isn't heavy on coverage, so if you're looking for more coverage, you may need to use more or try another product.
  • Price Point: fairly expensive, although it does last quite a long time for me, usually about 5 to 6 months. I wear makeup nearly everyday.

My rating is 9/10 and I'd definitely repurchase, I already have (three times!)

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vapour foundation

Sappho New Paradigm, Essential Foundation:

I've used this in the past and I think it's a good foundation option, although for dry skin it hasn't worked quite as well.

Reasons I love it:

  • Works great for those that have more oily or combination skin.
  • Offers a fair amount of coverage.
  • It feels great on the skin and is very breathable.

Potential Drawbacks:

  • If you have dry skin, or dry patches, this will emphasize it.
  • The new formulation doesn't wear as nice as the previous version, in my opinion.

My rating is a 7/10 because it doesn't work on my skin type and I don't love the new formulation as much as the older one.

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Kjaer Weis, Cream Foundation:

I've used this a lot in the past and it offers a lot of benefits, however the price is quite steep.

Reasons I love it:

  • I love the packaging, as the foundation is easily replaced once you buy the compact, making it very eco friendly.
  • Offers a lot more coverage than others, without feeling too heavy.
  • Very creamy, making it feel rich and smooth on the skin, without feeling too heavy.
  • Semi-matte finish.
  • Made with high quality ingredients that nourish your skin and help with elasticity and aging.

Potential Drawbacks:

  • The price point is quite steep, although the refills are cheaper and on par with other non toxic foundations.
  • If used incorrectly, it can be hard to apply and get it the way you want it to look. It takes some time, practice and patience.
  • Your skin needs to be very hydrated to get this looking the best. I personally like adding an extra drop of oil on my skin and then applying the cream foundation.

My rating is a 9/10 because I really do love the consistency of the product and also the packaging. It's totally buildable as well, so don't be intimidated by the creaminess. You can control how heavy or light you want your coverage to be.  I've repurchased this one several times as well.

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kjaer weis foundation

Fitglow Beauty, Vita-Active Foundation:

I've written about many Fitglow products over here, so check that out. Overall, I do like this foundation, however it is quite light in terms of coverage.

Reasons I love it:

  • Made with AMAZING, skin-loving ingredients that are nourishing to your skin. This is truly one of the cleanest foundations on the market in my opinion.
  • Great if you like a light coverage that feels light on the skin.
  • It really makes your skin look amazing and glow-y.

Potential Drawbacks:

  • It can cling to any dry patches you have on your skin, so make sure you exfoliate well and also keep your skin hydrated.
  • Fairly light in terms of coverage, so you may need to use more product to build it up or use a concealer in addition to this one.
  • The colours I find can be a bit hard to match to your skin tone, so it can be a little more difficult to find the right shade.

My rating is an 8/10 as I find it is a little light in coverage compared to others, however, I do love the ingredients in it. I don't think I'd repurchase right now as I have found other products I like better.

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fitglow foundation

The Best Non Toxic Concealer:

RMS Beauty, "Un" Cover Up:

This is a cult classic for a reason. It works really well for a lot of different skin types and feels great on the skin.

Reasons I love it:

  • It sits on the skin very well and is really moisturizing.
  • The creamy formulation is great for dry skin but it also works on other skin types as well.
  • It blends very well, so there are no creases.
  • Leaves your skin dewy looking and hydrated, without looking heavy or that you have a lot of makeup on.  

Potential Drawbacks:

  • It doesn't have the most coverage of all, so if you're looking for heavier coverage, this may not be it.
  • Doesn't last all day, although it may be better with a finishing powder on top.

My rating is an 8.5/10 as I find the coverage isn't as much as I'd like. Although, the formula itself is great, and I've repurchased it in the past and likely will again.

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RMS un cover up

Hynt Beauty, Duet Perfecting Concealer:

This super concentrated concealer offers incredible coverage and is still fairly creamy and feels great on the skin.

Reasons I love it:

  • It works great at concealing dark under eye circles (which is something I always have) and blemishes.
  • Very hydrating and feels great on the skin.
  • Doesn't settle into any lines under the eyes.
  • It lasts a long time, as you only need a small amount.

Potential Drawbacks:

  • It can take a while to get the coverage just right, as it can be quite heavy. A little really goes a long way with this one.
  • You need to make sure your skin is very hydrated.

My rating is a 9/10 as I really do love the way this covers and stay on the skin. I am almost out (see the photo below!), and I will repurchase.

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hynt concealer

W3LL People, Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer:

I like this concealer a lot for how well it blends and especially for how well it covers and brightens under the eyes.

Reasons I love it:

  • Depuffs and brightens the under eye area.
  • It offers fairly decent coverage for under eye circles.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • The price point is great for the product.

Potential Drawbacks:

  • It can cling to some dry spots on your skin, but under the eyes it works great.
  • The size is tiny, however, you don't need a lot so it still lasts a long time.

My rating is a 9/10 as I do really like the coverage it provides and the consistency of it. It's also very easy to apply! I have repurchased it in the past, and will again.

Check out W3LL People Bio Correct in Canada here!

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Best Non Toxic Foundation: Overall Winners

The best non toxic foundation for me is a tie between Vapour (liquid) and Kjaer Weis (cream).

As for the best non toxic concealers, I love all of them and would recommend them based on what you're needs are. If you need lighter, creamier coverage, go with RMS.

If you want more coverage, go with Hynt.

And W3LL People is great for under the eyes as well and has an excellent price point.

How To Prep Your Skin for Non Toxic Foundation

I'm sure you've noticed how important it is to ensure your skin is well hydrated.

Beyond this, it's SO important to make sure you're exfoliating regularly as well. You can read more about exfoliating and which products I recommend over here!

And last, prepping your skin with a primer is also a great option. I love this one from Hynt Beauty, Skin Prep Serum. It goes on really well, and it smoothes your skin so that it looks even better when you apply your favourite non toxic foundation.

hynt skin prep

I'd love to hear from you! What is the best non toxic foundation you've found? Do you have any questions about this review, let me know in the comments!

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