May 26, 2017

REVIEW | Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation

The Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is one of the most well-known and highly praised non-toxic foundations. Coming with a pretty hefty price tag, this foundation retails for $62 (0.5 oz) and is available on the Gressa Skin Website, The Detox Market, and the Integrity Botanicals Website

The foundation is both Cruelty-Free and Vegan.

Let's get in to the review!

Gressa Skin claims:

It’s a serum. It’s a foundation. It’s a multivitamin for your face. Perfect your face with long-term benefits of this revolutionary serum to powder foundation.


As I purchased a sample size of the Gressa Skin Foundation, I do not have the proper packaging to judge.

The full size product comes in a glass bottle with a dropper to dispense the product. I have found that dropper bottles are not very travel or storage friendly due to their likelihood to spill or become messy with product.


The Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation is available in 11 shades. I wear the lightest shade 01, Warm Porcelain. The color is a pale yellow ivory with warm undertones, best suited for those with a fair complexion (MAC NC15, 100% Pure White Peach, Kjaer Weis Lightness).

The foundation itself is thin and runny in consistency. The oils in the foundation tend to separate, so be sure to shake it up prior to application.

The formula is opaque and provides medium buildable coverage and dewy finish. It reminds me of the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, but lighter consistency.

The foundation does contain coconut derivates, so if you have oily acne prone skin, maybe stay away from this formula as it may clog your pores.

01 Warm Porcelain


When applied with a buffing foundation brush, the foundation applied nice and evenly across the face without leaving streaks or patchiness.

The foundation evened out my complexion and I was able to build up the coverage enough to almost completely cover my acne scars and some of my lighter acne spots---but not completely. It does settle into fine lines and wrinkles, so be sure to set it with a powder to avoid that. The more foundation you apply, the faster it settles into fine lines.

As the foundation has a serum consistency and a dewy finish, I set it with the RMS Beauty "Un" Powder, a loose translucent powder. The foundation still looked lightweight but less dewy. It wore well for about 6 and a half hours before the foundation started breaking down around my nose.

I did notice around the 5 hour mark that the foundation settled into my smile lines around my mouth, even when set with a powder.

After 8 hours, the foundation became very oily but did not separate beyond my nose and could be touched up with a mattifying powder.

Definitely not the longest wearing foundation I have tried, but remember that I do have oily skin, so those of you with more normal skin will have better luck than me.

1 Hour After Application

8 Hours After Application


*Brassica oleracea (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes (and) Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Silica, GRESSA Healing ComplexTM *Silymarin, *Neem (Azadirachta indica) Extract,*Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Extract, *Lemon Balm (Melissa officianalis) Extract, *Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) Extract, *Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Seed Extract, *Elder Flower (Sambucus nigra) Extract, *Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) Extract, Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate Non-GMO, Coenzyme Q10, Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, (Vitamin C), *lecithin, *glycerin, mica, iron oxides, titanium oxide. *CERTIFIED ORGANIC


This foundation has a gorgeous skin-like appearance and a decent shade selection. As a pale princess, I approve! I loved how airbrushed and flawless my "less than perfect" skin looked right after application. However, on those with combination or oily skin, it does not last throughout the day and it does settle into fine lines and wrinkles. So if you do have normal or dry skin without major fine lines and wrinkles, you will likely love this foundation and its clean ingredients!


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