Jane Iredale Dream Tint - Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 (Peach Brightener)

A Very In-Depth Review of Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint With SPF 15

June 18, 2013

So this is a bit awkward.

After vehemently dissing BB & CC creams and calling them a beauty fad that must quickly die soon, I found one CC cream that I actually like!

Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint –
Tinted Moisturizer With SPF 15 (Peach Brightener)

Jane Iredale is a mineral cosmetics brand that I was introduced to by Kris of Kris Discoveries.

Kris was actually the one who gave me this sample of Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint because she somehow knew that I would love it!

Jane Iredale Dream Tint - Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 (Peach Brightener)

What It Is

A multi-tasking tinted moisturizer which works to…

– Hydrate the skin
– Provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
– Provide light coverage for a soft-focus, smooth and even complexion

The Dream Tint comes in seven different colors.

The color that I have is Peach Brightener.

Jane Iredale Dream Tint - Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 (Peach Brightener)

The Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 4.5%
Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower) Extract, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl, Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Boron Nitride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

Beneficial ingredients:

  • Algae Extract – which works to moisturize and sooth the skin
  • Elder Flower Extract – which has skin soothing properties
  • Shea butter and Sunflower Seed Oil – which both moisturize and nourish
  • White Tea Leaf Extract and Grapefruit Seed Extract – which provides anti-oxidants
  • Lavender Oil – which is soothing for the skin
  • Pomegranate – which provides anti-oxidants (though it’s comes in at the bottom of the list, meaning there’s a lower concentration of this ingredient in the product)

Ingredients of concern:

  • Dimethocone – a form of silicone, and a concern for those  in the anti-silicones camp
  • Algae extract – algae can be potentially irritating to the skin, depending on the kind that is used. Here, the kind of algae used has not been listed
  • Lavender Oil – which has also been called into question for being a potential irritant

Ingredients of interest:

  • Titanium Dioxide which protects against the sun
  • Boron nitride, a mineral which in Dream Tint works to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and give skin a silky feeling

How To Use This 

First, I put little dots of the tinted moisturizer around my face.

Then with a liquid foundation brush, I use small quick strokes to blend it onto my skin.

I didn’t get instructions on how to use this, but it turns out that that’s actually how you’re supposed to apply this!

The Dream Tint can also be used as a primer before you apply your regular foundation.

Jane Iredale Dream Tint Peach Brightener

My Experience

There’s not much to the scent. The color of the Peach Brightener has a tinge of light pink.

The cream absorbs quickly. If you follow the directions and place small dots of the cream around your face first then blend with a foundation brush, you shouldn’t have problems with the cream drying too fast.

Jane Iredale Dream Tint Peach Brightener

Once you work it into your skin, you barely see the tint at all.

The folks at Jane Iredale are not lying when they say that this product provides very light coverage.

For me, it does a good job of unifying my skin complexion.

If you have more troublesome skin issues, I would suggest dabbing on a bit of concealer first over dark spots and blemishes.

Wearing the cream, it feels very light and my skin stays comfortable and hydrated throughout the day.

The Results 

The cream smoothes over my blemishes and gives my skin a dewy glow.

You can’t tell much of a difference, at least in photos. But in person, the difference is definitely real.

This is the before photo…

Before - Jane Iredale Dream Tint

And this is the after photo…

After - Jane Iredale Dream Tint

I also noticed that the more time that passes the better my skin looks.

While sitting at a restaurant a few hours after putting on the cream, my boyfriend Oliver seriously could not stop complimenting me about how good my skin looked!

And he doesn’t usually notice my skin 😉

Later on, it tends to feel a little greasy though it doesn’t make my skin look greasy.

In Summary

What I Love About Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint

+ Very convenient. It acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation all in one go!
+ Makes my complexion look smooth and even
+ Blends like a dream. No streaks and no cakeyness.
+ Gives my skin a healthy, dewy glow
+ Keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day
+ Doesn’t oxidize/change into an orangey color or make my skin look greasy over time
+ My skin looks even better the longer I have it on!

What I Don’t Like About It

– Has ingredients that may be potentially irritating
– Feels somewhat greasy after several hours

Concluding Thoughts

There is A LOT to love about Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint!

This is an ideal product for people who don’t have a lot of skin issues to cover up.

The small sample size has lasted me long enough that I think paying that much for the full-size would be worth it as you only need to use a little bit of it to get the desired effect.

I love the convenience of an all-in-one cream (moisturizer, sunscreen & foundation)! Consider me schooled in the ways of CC creams.

What I love most about Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint is the way that it makes my skin look so smooth and dewy!

Before making the commitment of buying this product in full-size though… I hesitate about the fact that one of the main ingredients is algae.

I’ve been experiencing some bad skin reaction from other products containing algae, so I have a growing suspicion that my skin does not like algae.

So far, my rather sensitive skin has not reacted badly from using the Dream Tint.

And I think it’s because as I mentioned, there are different types of algae extracts used in cosmetic products and they are not all irritating to the skin.

But still, it does sometimes happen that skin becomes sensitized to certain ingredients after a while.

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How Much: 39.50 pounds for 50 ml or 1.7 fl oz

Would I Buy This: Yes, but with some slight hesitation about potentially skin-irritating ingredients.

Disclaimer: The small sample was given to me as a gift. I was not paid nor was I obliged to write this review. To the best of my abilities, I have given my most honest and objective review of this product.

A Quick Word About My Beauty Time: Kris is a former makeup artist turned entrepreneur who just recently launched her online shop My Beauty Time.

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8 thoughts on “A Very In-Depth Review of Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint With SPF 15

  1. Nina

    Hi and thanks for your review of the dream tint. I’m interested in purchasing this and am deciding between Warm Bronze and Peach Brightener. I think my skintone is similar to yours. Can I ask what other foundation shades you wear? I’m a Mac NC42.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Kareen

      Hi Nina, gosh. This is embarrassing! I don’t actually know my MAC foundation shade. I do know my bareMinerals ready foundation shade is R330. Will that do?

      In any case, the next time I walk by a MAC shop I’ll be sure to run in and find out my shade number.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Kristele

    Thanks a lot Kareen for this honest review!
    I must say that you need to know which type of algae you’re sensitive to as there are numerous different ones used and you’d be better off with their real names.
    Also, dimethicone is not an allergen though many customers think it is bad for the skin. They are another type of silicone that is fine by the cosmetic law. Working for different cosmetic brands and with the Research and Development managers,I do know many active ingredients are fine in formulae but considered “bad” by end-consumers from reading things that don’t always tell the truth. But you’re right to say that many customers won’t like the fact that there is dimethicone in it.
    Usually it is lavender ESSENTIAL oil (from the latin name)… which is the best and most effective healing essential oil. You might want to read the history of aromatherapy which really tells the extraordinary effect of lavender essential oil. 🙂

    Anyway, thank you very much for this review!
    Bisous!!! xoxo

    1. Kareen

      Hi Kris, of course!

      I do wish that cosmetic companies would provide some information on what those ingredients are. For example, a lot of companies will just write fragrance/parfum without disclosing in parenthesis what they used for fragrance. Even natural/organic brands do this. The ingredients list was created for the purpose of people who have allergies and sensitivities, yet for some reason they make it really hard for those people to find out what exact ingredients are found in their beauty products.

      I agree with you, there are a lot of ingredients that have been hyped as bad, maybe for marketing reasons. For example, it’s now quite trendy to say your product is paraben-free, yet there are studies that show parabens may not be all that bad for you. Or even if they are, cosmetic products don’t contain high enough concentrations of parabens to pose a problem. Or even if a product is paraben-free, it might just mean that the company has substituted it for an even worse ingredient!

      As for silicones, there is a lot of confusing information out there and I’m still looking more into silicones and waiting to decide if it really is as bad for you as some people make it out to be.

      When it comes to essential oils, it’s true! They are natural and have A LOT of therapeutic properties! And for the most part, they work well for the majority of people. BUT the fact remains, there are people who can be sensitive to essential oils and have bad skin reactions to them.

      I’ve definitely had some bad skin reactions before (just recovering from one right now actually), even from products that are natural and organic. So as a rule, I just do my best to stay informed and also keep my readers informed.

      Phew. I could talk on and on about cosmetics and sensitivities and all the issues and controversies surrounding them. But I just wanted to quickly address the interesting points you made.

      Thank you so much for your comment!! I really appreciate when people put forward their own informed opinions! It keeps the discussion flowing and keeps it interesting 😀


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