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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.

Support small and medium sized entrepreneurs! Visit the online shop My Beauty Time.

Anti-Stress Exfoliating Cream by Les Fleurs De Bach

September 4, 2012

Fleurs De Bach Anti-Stress Exfoliating Cream

I am incredibly pleased with this exfoliating cream by Les Fleurs De Bach! So much so that I am considering adding it to the Ziba Boutique. As you know, I am always on the lookout for unique, under the radar beauty products. So when I came upon a small organic skincare shop in a tiny French village, of course I couldn’t leave without trying some of the products by Les Fleurs de Bach.

Although it’s quite a new name to me, Les Fleurs de Bach has actually been specializing in flower essences and aromatherapy for over 70 years. If you are not familiar with aromatherapy, it is an ancient practice that uses aromas from the essence of flowers and plants to help soothe the mind and balance the functions of various glands. The Elixirs by Les Fleurs de Bach, are essences of flowers which can be diluted in water and then taken internally to help balance negative emotions and regain a calm state of mind. Les Fleurs de Bach also has a perfume line with fragrances that range from the earthy and humble to the celestial and powdery.

I came back home with the exfoliating cream from Les Fleurs de Bach’s Anti-Stress Skincare line, which combines a unique anti-stress blend of flower essences to bring out the skin’s natural beauty and to bring the mind to a sense of calm and quietness.

So here are my impressions:

Scent

The scent is divine! Not in the overwhelming way that synthetically perfumed products can be. It’s not a subtle scent either. The scent is definitely there, and it is there to be enjoyed. It is a wonderful medley of lavender and rosemary and an early morning traipse through the woods. The panoply of distilled plant essences include: tilia flower water, lemon balm flower water, sunflower seed oil, orange peel oil, lavender oil, camphor bark oil, bergamot fruit oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, clary oil, and the list of plants in their latin names goes on.

Texture

The texture is more milky than it is creamy. The fluid is moisturizing but does not quickly absorb into the skin. Instead, it stays on the skin’s surface to allow for gentle cleansing. The exfoliating beads consist of apricot seeds and your-not-so-everyday volcano sand. The beads do not disintegrate into the cream thus giving your skin more time for complete exfoliation.

Fleurs De Bach Anti-Stress Exfoliating Cream

The exfoliating beads consist of apricot seeds and volcano sand.

Results

I would gladly recommend Les Fleurs de Bach’s Exfoliating Cream based alone on its great exfoliating properties. My skin felt incredibly soft, smooth and supple immediately after exfoliation. And the following day, it retained its softness and a light glow. But the truly special feature of this cream is its wonderfully soothing aroma, which does achieve its aim of providing a peaceful transition from a long busy day to a quiet evening of rest.

Les Fleurs de Bach Anti-Stress Exfoliating Cream

99.03% of ingredients sourced from natural sources
14.67% of total ingredients sourced from organic farming
Certified Organic by ECOCERT and COSMETIC BIO

Where to find Les Fleurs de Bach’s Anti-Stress Exfoliating Cream: www.lesfleursdebach.com

How much?  €26.50 / $33.29