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Brand: Boots Natural Collection / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes,

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      25.06.2013 14:48
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      Probably the best tinted moisturiser I have tired.

      As a teenager the natural collection from boots was one of my favourite bands as I could afford everything I needed from it on a part time wage. Occasionally I do back to it and looking for a tinted moisturiser recently. I decided to pick this one, here are my thoughts. Packaging This is in a see through plastic tube that has the same some of nozzle dispenser that you would expect from a hand cream. This is not particularly fancy but the again it doesn't need to be, this doesn't break, smash or explode and can fit easily into bag. There is a flower design on the front in white with natural collection written in the middle in brown. This is very simple and classy. Formulation This is a lot thicker than you would expect for something of such good value. I picked cool the lightest shade and this had no orange tinge to it at all and was very easy to blend into my skin. This is not very easy to build as it can can go patchy, but one layer is more than enough. Ths covers the redness in spots, but can melt away throughout the day. If covered with a face powder than this doesn't happen as it sets it. The powder in the same shade works perfectly to complete this. There is a quite a small colour range here and there maybe be zero choice for people with very dark skin, I will not mark it down for that as it doesn't affect me but I thought it worth mentioning. This is a particularly light moisturiser and it has very little effect on my skin, it does not make it either softer or dryer, but it doesn't cause breakouts so I am happy with this. Price and Availabilty This can be bought from both boots online and also in stores. All products cost just £1.99 and they are normally three for £5. This is great value as this product can be used in place of a foundation, meaning a massive saving. The collection in general is fairly good and I will be reviewing other products from it. Conclusion This is a great tinted moisturiser and the best of the many I have tried and I will continue to repurachse for those light makeup days.

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      07.07.2012 01:00
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      Fresh looking skin

      My skin is rather weired of late. Due to the weather in the u.k at present. I have been suffering from terrible sweating episodes. For this reason I have opted to use tinted moisturiser instead of foundation as it doesn't sit too heavy on the skin. The packaging~ Comes in a clear plastic tube. It tells me that it is Natural Collection tinted moisturiser. It has a flip lid to remove the liquid. The one that I am reviewing is for fair skin tone. This product is available at Boots only. What I am impressed with is that it is dermatology tested and is fragrance free. Using it~ I have a fair skin complextion. My skin is usually rather dry with a oily t zone. However just lately it has been suffering from the weather rather a lot. I have been sweating excessively and opted to use tinted moisturiser instead. Shake the tube before using it to make sure the liquid is of even colour. Squeeze a small amount on to the back of your hand. Apply small blobs on to your face and use a sponge to apply. I am so happy with this it looks like foundation when applied but doesn't sit as heavy on your skin. It leaves my face feeling soft and youthful looking, it smells like baby powder to me. I don't sweat it of like I do foundation lol! This is a must by for all ladies to have in there make up collection. Available only from Boots or boots.com for only £1.99 This review is also posted on Ciao under this user name.

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        14.01.2012 11:51
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        not happy with this product, will probably try a more expensive brand

        I've always had very clear skin and haven't really ever used foundation or concealer. I have very dry skin in the mornings so I apply day cream (boots own brand day cream) before my makeup which consists of eye-make up and bronzing powder only. Recently, I've been looking a little washed out due to lack of sleep, probably a bit too much drinking and a severe lack of sun in Yorkshire. I was still keen to avoid foundation; I think it's just too heavy and not really necessary. I was also keen to just try something from a cheaper brand as make-up is not something I'm really willing to spend my entire student loan on. I tried collection 2000 and couldn't see anything that took my fancy so moved onto natural collection - boot's own brand make-up. I came across tinted moisturiser and thought it sounded perfect for my dry skin and to add just a little colour underneath my bronzer. The back of the bottle describes it as "light sheer cover for natural-looking finish" and that it is "suitable for all skin types" - sound great, but I was a little disappointed. I also bought the same brand concealer to try to cover up bags under my eyes and when I got home I tried them both on. Aside from putting on far too much concealer, I was appalled at what the tinted 'moisturiser' had done to my face. It seemed to have actually taken out all moisture and my problem dry spots (above lips, between eyebrows, under nose) looked hideous - bits of dry skin were coloured orange while the rest of my face looked the same colour as before. As I didn't want to waste my money, I took everything off with a wipe and applied the tinted moisturiser again with the same effect, but applied my normal day cream on top of it which made it look a little better, although I can't really notice an improvement in my skin tone. It even made my hands look dried out and gross where I had applied it with my fingers. I'm not sure I would actually wear the product again. I'm no make-up expert so my applying technique might not be perfect and to be fair I did chose the cheapest brand. I think tinted moisturiser is something you should splash out a bit more than £1.99 for.

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          02.01.2012 20:12

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          I won't be buying this again!

          This tinted moisturiser was a waste of £1.99. I won't be buying it again that's for sure. Firstly, I used the tinted moisturiser on it's own. I smoothed a little of it on my face, avoiding the eye area as stated. The moisturiser seemed to apply well onto my face and the consistency was perfect. It didn't smell either. Some tinted moisturisers smell of biscuits but this one smelt quite pleasant. Anyway, the good first impression didn't last long! Five minutes after applying the moisturiser it started to crack and flake and my face looked orange!!! I started to panic and washed the moisturiser off. It took some scrubbing to get it all off my face, which wasn't good for me as I have sensitive skin. It didn't irritate my skin but it took forever to wash off and it seemed to stick to my skin almost. It just didn't want to come off! I tried to mix the moisturiser with one of my usual moisturisers, to "water" it down a little bit. I thought this may help to reduce the "orange effect". Using the moisturiser this way WAS a lot better. However, the product is badly made and not at all suitable for sensitive skin. I am now using the Garnier BB Cream which is a lot better and a lot lighter. This Boots one felt too heavy on my skin and I didn't enjoy walking around resembling a pumpkin! Not such a good look i'm afraid (unless you have VERY pale skin, this may be okay for you then). I guess it's worth a try for the small price tag... Cheap but not cheerful!

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          21.11.2011 01:41
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          Fully Recommended

          I purchased Natural Collection tinted moisturiser, based on a dooyoo review I read. I hadn't thought about using tinted moisturiser before and had always been using foundation. I'm not someone who wears make up religiously to leave the house, as generally, I can't be bothered! I wear it for my job during the day, as although there is a fairly casual dress policy, it helps me feel more professional, but that's about it, in terms of make up use! When I heard about tinted moisturiser, I thought it would be a good product to try, as foundation can be fairly heavy feeling. I went into boots, and was surprised to see it right next to my Natural Collection foundation; as I had never even noticed it when purchasing foundation. I think it goes to show how I tend to stick to a product which works for me, rather than investigating other things. I noticed that the price was rather affordable, at £1.99, it was something that I could reasonably afford to give it a go, as if it didn't work for me, it wouldn't have been the end of the world! The bottle is a 40ml tube which is standing on a flip top lid, with the name and the logo. The lid has a label with the shade on it, there are 3 different shades, all relatively light. With other brands, I am generally the lightest shade they have. However, with this brand, I was the middle shade, so I think if you were looking for a new brand, you would have to be aware that the shades are lighter. ***Verdict*** I decided to give it a go on a weekend day, just in case it wasn't really me! After applying this tinted moisturiser to the make up sponge I was using, it seemed very similar to foundation, so I wasn't altogether sure whether there was any point in it! However, it applied very smoothly I thought and didn't seem to emphasise dry skin like my foundation does! The coverage was very even and even worked well along the hair line and didn't look like a 'tide mark'. When I had applied it, it most definitely felt different to foundation, as it felt moisturising and much lighter. What I appreciated, was that it was really easy to blend. After application, it dried really quickly and didn't have a greasy feel to it, like I have found that other products often do. At the end of the day, I took it off in the same way I do for foundation, with cleanser and cotton wool. It came off well and quickly in this way. Overall, I fully recommend this product. I have found it to be much more useful than foundation and I will continue to use it on a daily basis! I haven't used foundation since I brought this product. I don't think I would use it instead of foundation if I had some kind of dressy event. I would give this product full marks, especially in terms of ease of use and price.

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            07.11.2011 22:13
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            A great value product!

            Last week I had a big spending spree in Boots as I had recieved £50 in Boots vouchers for taking out an insurance policy. I have been recently using Garniers BB tinted moisturiser but it comes with a horrendous £9.99 price tag, browsing through the ailses in Boots I came across this for just £1.99. The moisturiser comes in three shades, natural, beige or fair. I picked fair as I have pale skin. The tube is simple it is transparent with a simple Natural Collection logo on the front. The moisturiser is designed to give a natural looking finish to the skin by helping to hide imperfections and redness. It is also designed to moisturise the skin leaving it feeling supple and soft. I have clear skin and very rarely get blemishes, I can look red at times particularly in the winter. I don't like wearing foundation in the day and only use it on nights out as it makes me feel like I am wearing a mask. This moisturiser was light and creamy when it came out of the tube. It was a little dark in colour which was a bit offputting however it blended in really well. The formulation was creamy and it was as easy to apply as a moisturiser. I didn't need to rub it in too much so it was easy to use in a hurry. After using this my skin looked healthy it had a nice glow to it. I checked in natural light to see I wasn't orange before leaving the house as that is a pet hate of mine and I was pleased to see that this was barely noticeable on my skin but it was enough to cover redness and to give me an even look. My skin felt really moisturised and this lasted for the whole day. I didn't even have to reapply this moisturiser. I would definately recommend this as it is so cheap if it's not for you then you haven't spent a great deal. This definately compares to more expensive brands I have tried in the past, I would definately give this the thumbs up!

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            15.09.2011 14:12
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            Sometimes 'you get what you pay for' is a myth!

            Introduction Having tried a few products from Boots Natural Collection I had come to the conclusion that for the prices paid this range was really good quality and this tinted moisturiser didn't disappoint. Price and availability The Natural Collection range is available exclusively from boots and the cosmetic products can be found alongside the other cosmetic brands on it's own Natural Collection display stand. This tinted moisturiser is priced at £1.99 but is often available on '3 products for £5' or '3 for 2' offer. There are very limited colour choices available, only 3 to be precise. I chose 'Natural'. The range is available online and in-store. Packaging The packaging of this product does reflect that the product is from a budget range of cosmetics. The packaging is plain in design but not overly cheap looking. This tinted moisturiser comes in a clear squeezy tube with a flip top lid, great for seeing how much product you have left but a word of warning, do not squeeze the tube as the product comes out very easily and it isn't difficult to end up with too much coming out. The tube features the 'Natural Collection' signature title and the usual information associated with a cosmetic product such as ingredients, directions and colour choice. There is a brief description of the product but nothing too flashy, I think the price of this product is what sells it rather than fancy packaging. Product For £1.99 you get 40ml of product. An absolute bargain and with which comes a preconceived idea that the product isn't going to be very good. This is completely wrong, for £1.99 this product is fab! It's not the best tinted moisturiser in terms of texture, it's quite thick and feels like a slightly thinner foundation as opposed to a moisturiser but it evens out skin tone and provides a fresh looking base for everyday wear without making you feel 'made up'. I have been using this daily for a few months and have suffered no ill effects, it hasn't brought me out in spots or clogged my pores. Another word of warning though, if like me you like to apply moisturiser before this product please allow it to sink in and dry as I have found that applying the product over moisturiser makes it stick and appear patchy on your skin. Other than that I can't fault this product, especially for the price. Overall this is an excellent budget product and it certainly makes me keen to try the other products in the range before parting with my money on more expensive products.

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            05.09.2011 18:51
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            Very good addition to any make up bag

            Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser product information: It is a light, sheer moisturiser which aims to help gain a natural finish, Boots claim it will leave your skin looking and feeling supple and soft. It fragrance free and dermatologically tested. The R.R.P is £1.99 and this brand is exclusive to Boots. When I was younger I preferred the 'made up' look and didn't mind spending hours getting ready in the morning, now I prefer a more natural look that takes me no more than 5 minutes. This is why I first chose to buy Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser, as it feels a lot lighter than foundation, I apply it as if it were a normal moisturiser and find a pea-sized amount provides enough coverage . This means that one bottle will last me around 3-4 months, I think this means that it is extremely good value for money. The low price is a further reason I chose to buy this product over other brands, it costs £1.99 for a 40ml bottle. When I first bought it, I was an A level student so didn't have a lot of money to spend on make up so this product was ideal for me. I am still a student (now university) but have a little extra spending money but still choose this product as I feel it is extremely good value for money. As it is so cheap it means I have more money to spend on other things. Natural Collection make up is often on offer, you can buy any 3 products for £5, making it even better value for money. This offer means that I can get most of the make-up essentials for a very low price. I also use Natural Collection Cover-Up Stick, Pressed Powder and Blusher as they work well together. A downside of this tinted moisturiser is that when worn on its own it can leave the skin looking and feeling a little shiny and greasy, this is easily fixed though by applying a little of the Pressed Powder. I do not feel this is a major disadvantage because of the easy, cheap solution and I prefer to use powder as it makes me feel as though my make-up has 'set'. I highly recommend any of the Natural Collection range available at Boots, it is the cheapest way to fill your make-up bag

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            27.08.2010 19:59
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            It's a steal!

            This weekend in Boots they have an offer (if you are a Boots avdantage card holder) that when you spend over £15 in store (easy!!) then you recieve 10 points per £1, rather than the usual 4, so I figured it was my time to go and do a bit os shopping at Boots. One of the products that I purchased was this Natural Collection tinted moisturiser, now I tend to normally go for a foundation, however for those days when you just want a light coverage I felt that this would be good. It cost me just £1.99 which is a brilliant price and as with all Natural Collection products it was under £2 and is exclusive to Boots. It is avaliable in just 3 shades and within them there isn't too much variation so if you have very fair or very dark skin I wouldn't say that these are for you. The shades being fair (though I don't think - when tested- it was very fair), neutral and warm. I picked the neutral. The tinted moisturiser looked much more like a liquid foundation to me, as it was the same consistency and colour. When I came to use it however it definitley felt different, it was much lighter on the skin then I had expected it to be and was easily blendable due to it being a tinited moisturiser. Luckily, due to the lack of different colour shades, I did find that this colour suited and complimented my natural skin tone well. As I have said, it is very easy to blend and as it is sligtly thicker than a liquid foundation it is easy to get an even coverage. I found that it evened my skin complexion and gave me a much more healthy, natural look then what some foundations can do. It definitley covered any blemishes, but due to it being a tinted moisturiser it meant that it wouldn't clog too many pores! This is definitley something I will buying again, whether I want a light coverage or just a base for my make up this works very well and is an absoloute steal!

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            27.08.2010 19:36
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            A rather amazing product - very highly recommended! :)

            Tinted foundation/moisturiser I bought this along with the soap and glory eyebrow crayon (with my giftcard) and I have not tried a tinted moisturiser but I thought that natural collection was a good brand and it was really cheap, so I though I should just get it, and I am really glad that I did! I have tried a few liquid foundations in the past and they are just horrible with my skin so I wasn't sure whether this was going to be the same, it really isn't like that! It is awesome! *About the product* It is by the natural collection in boots, which I have found to be a really good and very cheap brand. They have this product in three shades, Fair (which is the one I have), neutral and they also have one in the shade Beige. The fair colour is a really good match for my skin tone and I had tried my sisters one of this which is the beige one which is way too dark for my skin. So although it looks like the colours/shades are similar when they are in the tubes, they are quite different when on the skin. *My opinion on the product* They come in tubes which is really good as it is easier to just get out the amount of product you need and they can see how much of the product you have left (and you see the shade of course as it is a clear tube). The packaging overall is quite nice and very simple. I have been using this for a few days and I am loving it! It is really awesome! It applies really easily, blends really easily and lightly moisturises my skin at the same time, what more do you need? I have used liquid foundations in the past which made my skin go really patchy and uneven but this is the complete opposite of that, it moisturises and it makes my skin tone more even. It is a light coverage but I like that anyway as it is more natural. It covers a lot of my redness and it is also good for my blemishes (although I still do have to use my natural collection concealer). I bought it for only £1.99 which is really rather amazing! They also still have the 3 products for £5 in the natural collection range too. But it is only £1.99 and it moisturises, covers my redness, evens out my skin tone, gives light coverage and it does not irritate my slightly sensitive skin! Conclusions Good points *Covers well - my redness and blemishes and under eye circles *Light, natural coverage *Does not irritate my skin *Moisturises *Does not leave my skin patchy, dry or uneven *Nice simple see through packaging *Only £1.99! Bad points *None www.boots.co.uk I would so recommend this product, it is really great and I will definitely be buy many more! Thank you for reading my review

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            22.06.2010 18:44
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            This product helps hide blemishes whilst looking natural, but watch out if your skin is oily!

            I hadn't used the Natural Collection range before, and was browsing Boots for a light foundation which would look really natural on my skin. When I spotted the display, it seemed to contain a lot of very nude, neutral colours which was obviously the sort of thing I'd been looking for. Given the name of the range, I was expecting its products to be sheer and look relatively subtle against my natural skin tone. Usually, when I'm looking for make-up, I find it hard to pick out a suitable colour -- my skin is very fair with pinkish tints, which is difficult to cater for as most foundations tend towards a more tanned tone. However, after looking at the testers I was really pleased to find that Natural Collection offered an ideal product; their tinted moisturiser kept my skin feeling soft and smoother, whilst still looking natural. I bought it straight away and when I got home, I was really pleased with the results. I was able to find a good colour -- Fair -- which worked really well. I was pleased to see lighter tones, as well as more bronze colours. Despite the fact I'm only reviewing one shade of this foundation, I'm sure that almost anybody can find a colour which they like, and which suits their skin. My skin sometimes gets a little dry during the day, but Natural Collection's tinted moisturiser prevented this from happened -- I did, however, have to re-apply it a couple of times during the day, as if your skin is a little oily it seems to fade over time.

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              03.03.2010 14:48
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              Not the coverage of a foundation clearly but a good perk-up for skin.

              Even though I am pleased with the Benefit You Rebel Lite I recently purchased, I can't help but think that although a tube may last a long time, I don't want to be forking out around £20 a pop for what has become a daily staple. Pleased with my first foray into tinted moisturisers, I decided have a scout around for a more affordable option. I have never tried anything else from Boots' Natural Collection range, but at £1.99 for a 40ml tube, I really didn't see there could be any harm in trying. I had read mixed reviews, but some of those seemed to be down to people buying the wrong shade and ending up with "tide marks". I opted for fair, I'm not super-pale but my face is definitely not at its brownest right now, and it seems to be a very good match. There are however only three shades, and I do think this could be a problem for you if you have darker skin. So what is it? As it sounds, tinted moisturiser helps your skin stay soft and healthy whilst adding a subtle sheen of colour, which can help to even out skin tones which aren't bad enough to require a heavy-duty, pore-clogging foundation. As expected for the budget price, the packaging is simple and the ingredients contain a lot of chemical names, however as my skin is quite well-behaved and not prone to flare-ups or irritation, I didn't pay any attention. If anything, the much more expensive Benefit moisturiser has caused me the odd bit of itchiness just after application, and this hasn't irritated me at all. Packaging is small and sturdy enough for travel, which is great as tinted moisturiser is a perfect option for holiday. When I first applied this, I was a bit alarmed at how goopy it is coming out of the tube, being used to moisturiser in a thicker form. However if carefully dotted onto the skin off a finger, it can be rubbed in evenly without any problems. It is a very wet moisturiser, rather than a thicker cream, but dried quickly and left my skin smooth. I will say, however, that if you have oily skin you might have issues with this. My skin is extremely dry, but I did get a bit of shine on my forehead later in the day. Of course this can be rectified with a little translucent powder, but for me using a tinted moisturiser is making everything as simple as possible, and adding a step isn't all that welcome! Once onto my skin, I assessed the colour and was pleasantly surprised with the results. My skin is generally clear, with the odd patch of redness around my nose occasionally spreading to my cheeks. I applied some light concealer before the moisturiser, which did not budge whilst rubbing it in, and the redness wasn't really noticeable. I can't say that it did as good a job evening my skin tone as You Rebel, but this is mostly due to the fact that it is flesh/brown toned as opposed to yellow-toned. Yellow would naturally balance out redness because of it's position in the colour wheel. Applying blusher over the moisturiser was easy as it dries almost immediately, and I noticed that the coverage lasted as long as usual. I was also impressed with how long the moisturiser's tint lasted - by this I mean that my redness was noticeably toned down all day long. I can't say that this will give you flawless skin like using a good foundation. I can say that for my skin tone it matches well and is is just enough to combat redness. If you suffer from blemishes or any serious red tones, a tinted moisturiser clearly isn't going to be enough. I am not a fan of using foundation unless my skin is really horrible at the time, which is rare. If I do, I use minerals because they're kinder to my skin and look less cakey. Now though, I'm totally sold on the idea of killing two birds with one stone and acheiving the fresh-faced look I strive for with a tinted moisturiser. At £1.99, and usually on offer with other Natural Collection products for 3 for £5, I will definitely be repurchasing this. I do wish there was a fair, yellow-toned shade, but as a fair-skinned girl with few issues to fix (at least skin-wise!) I've found a shade that matches well. I also wish there was sunscreen incorporated, but I appreciate it's a budget product. I will however try the Botanics tinted moisturiser before buying this again, just in case that suits me even better!

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                17.02.2010 22:22
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                worth the money and a good buy

                Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser * WHAT IS IT * This product is a moisturiser, which is tinted, so it will give you a nice glow and moisturise your skin as well. It gives a natural looking finish, which is a light sheer cover. It is suitable for all skin types, as it is fragrance free. It is also dermatologically tested. * PACKAGING * The moisturiser comes in a very simple tube. It is see through so you can see the moisturiser inside. The tube has a click open lid, which is also see through. You squeeze the tube and the moisturiser will come out. On the front the Natural Collection logo is visible in brown and there is daisy petals in white. To me it is very simple yet effective looking. It all looks very elegant and natural. The back of the tube gives you more detailed information on the product. * INGREDIENTS * Aqua, Erthylhexyl stearate, Butylene glycol, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Steareth-21, Butyrospermum parkil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl alcohol, Steareth-2, Cyclohexasiloxane, Paraffin, Theobroma cacao, PEG-20 sterate, Talc, Phenaxyethanol, Xanthan gum, Methylparabean, Sodium polyacrylate, Propylparabean, Allantoin, (+/- Cl 77891, Cl 774982, Cl 77491, Cl 77499) This may be useful to anyone who may be allergic to any of the ingredients which have been used. * PRODUCT * The moisturiser itself comes in 3 different colours that you can chose from (Natural, Fair and Beige). I chose the fair colour as I have pale skin and it works well. The shade you chose would all depend on what colour of skin you have. You will chose the one that will blend well with your skin. There is no smell off the moisturiser and it is not overly thick in consistency. When apply it will glide onto your skin well and blend in very well. * HOW TO USE * Just apply this as you do any other moisturisers. Put a small blob onto your hand and massage into your face in circular motions. Make sure you have massaged it in thoroghly so you will have an even colour on your face. To remove just use a cleanser and toner. Sometimes I use a face wipe and this seems to work very well. The moisturiser is very light on your skin so it doesn't feel heavy when you are wearing it. Also it is not hard to remove. * MY OPINION * It costs £1.99 from Boots for a 40ml tube of this moisturiser, which I think, is brilliant value for money. This is the main reason I tried out the product in the first place. I like the way that it goes onto your skin and gives you a very natural look. It won't cake up on your skin and I use it instead of foundation as it gives you a nice glow. The best part is that it will leave your skin supple and soft so it helps to moisturise it as well as giving you a nice colour. If you have very dry skin you would need to use a moisturising cream as well as this product but it will definitely help your skin be softer. I have very sensitive skin and this product works very well, as I don't get any irritation from using it. I find that some foundations I use flare up my skin, so I thought I would try this instead as an alternative. I am happy with the results as I can cover up some flaws on my face with the colour in the moisturiser and it doesn't cost the earth. I love the way it gives you a natural look and you don't look orange instead you get a nice glow. It is not hard to apply and will look well once applied to your face. Another plus is that you don't even feel like you are wearing any makeup as it is very light on your skin. The only thing I would say is make sure you have massaged it into your face properly especially around your jawbone as it can tend to cake up here and give you a line. If this does happen just rub it in and the line will disappear. I would recommend anyone to use this. For me it does exactly what it says it does. I have very pale skin and feel that it gives my skin a nice glow without giving me that horrible orange look! I buy this product over and over again!

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                  14.02.2010 13:44

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                  I first started using this in the summer when my skin was clear and tanned and i didn't need a heavy foundation, but it has now passed through winter and i never looked back! Between june and february i have used one and half bottles (used every day) at only £2ish each this is a real bargain! It leaves skin feeling soft and gives and even coverage, although on problem areas i do need to use concealer too. Applies great using fingers but gives an even better finish when use a foundation brush and you only need a little bit, hence why mine has lasted so long. I am a student and after discovering this i couldn't imagine ever going back to foundation (or it's price!). i think it only comes in 3 colours, but beige is perfect for me, and anybody wanting to try it could also use it as a base then top up with powder.

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                  10.12.2009 20:31
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                  A great budget tinted moisturiser. I would probably buy this again.

                  If you've read some of my foundation reviews before, you're probably wondering why once again I've fallen for a Natural Collection product. This time however, I was to be pleasantly surprised... Having previously bought a Natural Collection foundation and being very very disappointed, I once again was very sceptical about purchasing the Natural Collection Tinted Moisturizer. I'd had this product recommended to me by another friend, who swore by it. Although I wasn't expecting much, it was only cheap, so I went for it. Identical to the Natural Collection Foundation, the Tinted Moisturizer came in a clear plastic squeezey bottle, so you can see the product inside. It had the Natural Collection logo on the front, and a brief description, name of the colour, and ingredients on the back. My Face; Not the whitest kid on the block - but not quite half cast. I have dry skin on my face, but with moisturiser every day that's not a problem. I don't have oily skin, so foundation and other make up usually stays rather well. I have a relatively blemish free complexion (apart from the occasional spot breakout). The Product: Cost; Really cheap as with all Natural Collection products - £1.99 for 40ml. [199 Advantage Card points; also often on a 3 for £5 deal] Colour; the Tinted Moisturiser, unlike the Natural Collection foundation, only comes in 3 shades, Natural Fair and Beige. There isn't really much if any difference in the colours as the colour doesn't really show, hence the name "tinted" I suppose. I bought the Fair colour, even though I usually have to wear quite a dark colour, and it was a good match. It's not an over powering colour, but it's a natural one. The colour that I bought was good, but some of the darker shades look more 'orangey'. Smell; Doesn't have one. It states that it's Fragrance-Free on the back. Texture; Thinner than the foundation. Just like moisturiser, it was very light and was smooth and creamy. Application; Due to its consistency it was easy to apply with both fingers and a foundation brush. It doesn't really act as a 'cover-up' so there was no need for excessive blending, it more just gives you a healthy glow, which is noticeable, but doesn't look like you're wearing makeup. Staying Power; The whole day, but baring it mind it didn't provide any coverage was hard to really tell. It didn't visibly wear or melt away and my skin still looked lovely and glowing by the time I took it off. Life Span; I've had it around 2 months now, with still a considerable amount left. I only tend to wear it on days when my skin is in relatively good condition, as I'm not confident enough to go out with no makeup on whatsoever. However when I have a few blemishes on my skin, I find it better to use a concealer and a foundation than a concealer and a tinted moisturiser. Overall a good tinted moisturiser, but due to its lack of coverage, I would only use it when feeling confident!

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