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My first purchase from Dr Hauschka was the rose day cream, which I love and use from time to time when my skin is ultra-sensitive. So I knew that I would not have any sensitivity problems with the Toned Day cream, which is actually a tinted moisturiser.
I have tried and failed many times to find a tinted moisturiser that is moisturising enough to use alone , but give some colour and light coverage on those days when you don't want to apply makeup. I usually use these in summer, so am also using a sun cream, so I don't really want to apply 3 different creams on my face.
I also don't want to wear makeup during the day on holiday or weekends during the summer especially if it is hot, but equally want to look healthy and need something to even out my skin.
I also need some coverage to calm down redness so I had high hopes of the Dr Hauschka as all my previous purchases of tinted moisturisers were not moisturising enough to use alone.
This comes boxed in a tube together with instructions for use. I bought mine a while ago, but Dr Hauschka usually package like this.
Dr Hauschka says this can be worn alone or on top of moisturiser and then dust with powder. They also say it suits most skin types and colouring.
I was a bit concerned that the colour may be too dark as I am very fair skinned and they only do one colour, however this looks really natural when applied and gives my skin some colour and a healthy glow.
It is a fairly translucent finish, but there is some coverage and colour with no trace of orange and it does have a nice finish. I use this in summer as I am so pale and if I do go out in the sun I burn easily even on cloudy days , so I have to make sure I plaster sun cream on regularly, so any colour has to come from products.
When I apply this I look slightly tanned which is nice as I never tan and am rubbish at applying fake tan, so this is a great alternative and is not permanent which is a bonus when you make a right hash of a fake tan.
It has a natural plant/floral smell and contains a mix of essential oils and waxes that Dr Hauschka claim protect and nourish your skin.. Mine has actually gone off as I foolishly left a case with summer products next to a radiator , so it has lost its smell and consistency, but I have used it on and off for a couple of years and it does normally smell really nice.
Dr Hauschka do not use ingredients that are tested on animals.
It is creamy and easy to apply and blend , plus it feels like a moisturiser unlike some tinted moisturisers which I find are more like a light foundation and the formulation is too dry to be used alone on my skin.
It leaves my skin looking healthy and hydrated. It does not cover all the redness but blurs it slightly and overall my skin looks better than it does naked.
I have to be careful when I apply any foundation or tint around the bridge of my nose as this particular area on my face is very prone to flakiness, but other than that area this smooths on evenly and there is time to apply as the product does not dry out quickly.
I have had mine for ages and don't use continuously but you don't need to apply too much to cover face and neck, so it will last a while even if you use it every day.
I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone who has dry fair skin as it will not make you look overly tanned and can be worn alone. As I have dry skin it does not make my face look shiny, but I am not sure how this will look on oily skin, I personally think it could be too rich.
If you want to cover everything then this is not the product for you as it does not give great coverage as it has a translucent finish.
It is a lovely cream that gives some coverage and it does not cause me any sensitivity. It truly is a proper moisturiser with nice natural ingredients that also delivers a healthy colour.
So 5 stars from me
Available from John Lewis and Harvey Nichols, also available from Dr Hauschka online.
Retails at £26.95 for 30ml or a trial size for £3.50
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Pyrus Cydonia Seed Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Beeswax/Cera Flava, Bentonite, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Lecithin, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Coumarin, Rosa Damascena Flower Wax, Iron Oxide/CI 77491, Iron Oxide/CI 77492, Iron Oxide/CI 77499, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891 / This tinted moisturiser suits all skin tones and gives a light yet radiant, warm glow / Quince seed and Anthyllis extract as well as Rose wax serve to protect and nourish your skin / Dr.Hauschka Toned Day Cream can be used alone as a day cream or applied on top of your usual moisturiser / Features: Warms and softens the appearance of the skin / Smoothes the skin, giving a more even colouring / Transparent enough to keep the skin's individual character recognisable / Directions for use: Dr.Hauschka Toned Day Cream can be used on its own, or applied after Moisturising Day Cream or Rose Day Cream / Use in the morning after using Cleansing Cream, Facial Toner and a moisturiser / Hints and tips: One shade suits everybody! / If your skin is oily and impure, then Translucent Bronze Concentrate would be better suited /