Treatment focus: Lightweight, fuller coverage foundations

September is a transitional time of year with ever-changing weather and the lucky ones amongst us enjoying the final rays of late summer sunshine. Skin isn't yet ready for the richer cosmetic products needed during the winter months, but complexions may still need heavier coverage than the tinted moisturisers we've enjoyed this summer.

Thankfully, there's a whole variety of foundations that we've discovered offer full to medium coverage with a lightweight texture and weightless feel on the skin…

Annabelle Minerals foundations

Annabelle Minerals foundations come in a lightweight powder formulation of just four ingredients: Mica for radiance, Zinc Dioxide for a mattifying effect and treatment of minor blemishes, Titanium Dioxide to provide UVA/UVB protection with SPF 15 and Iron Oxide for colour.

Products offer moderate coverage and are ideal for those with a dull, tired looking complexion and fine wrinkles. Over time they may also reduce inflammation, sebum secretion and visibility of pores.

Annabelle Minerals foundations are available in four different tones families of Beige, Natural, Golden and Sunny with each featuring different shades. 

Annabelle Minerals:

Artdeco Perfect Teint Foundation

Artdeco Perfect Teint Foundation delivers long-lasting medium to full coverage with a lightweight liquid formulation. 

It features a high water content to leave skin feeling refreshed whilst extra-fine powder particles absorb excess oils, and small blemishes and skin imperfections are concealed. Key ingredients include hydrating Hyaluronic acid, Bisabol for a calming effect on irritated skin, antibacterial and nourishing Ginger root extract, and Peach blossom extract which protects skin against harmful external influences.

Artdeco Perfect Teint Foundation comes in 12 different shades.

Chleo Enterprises:

Sothys Teint Jeunesse

Sothys Teint Jeunesse has a lightweight texture that delivers medium to high coverage that last up to eight hours with a glowy satin finish. 

The formulation melts onto the skin, with 80% minimum ingredients of natural origin including botanical Hyaluronic acid to moisturise the skin, nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9, and a botanical complex of Saffron and Sophora flower to fight against oxidative stress and the signs of chronological ageing.

Sothys Teint Jeunesse is available in nine shades.

Chleo Enterprises:

Delilah Time Frame

Delilah Time Frame is a fluid, lightweight foundation that blends with the skin for a flawless finish. It enables buildable coverage with a subtle luminosity and a velvety texture. 

With an SPF20 and formulated with Vitamin E, the foundation acts as a powerful antioxidant and use can prevent against environmental damage. A blend of peptides helps to prevent visible signs of ageing.

Delilah Time Frame is available in seven shades.

I Conceal Flawless Foundation Broad-Spectrum SPF30

Image Skincare's I Conceal Flawless Foundation Broad-Spectrum SPF30 enables buildable, customisable coverage with a formulation of plant stem cells, antioxidants and conditioning botanicals. It also includes Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide filters. 

This full coverage foundation is also ideal for use after cosmetic procedures it blurs the look of redness and imperfections.

Two new shades have recently been added to this range, which now comprises Deep Honey, Mahogany, Porcelain, Natural, Beige, Suede and Toffee.

Renaissance Skincare:

Young Living Savvy Minerals Foundation Powder

Young Living's Savvy Minerals Foundation Powder is a long-lasting foundation formulated with mineral-based ingredients. It offers buildable coverage that is lightweight but still covers the imperfections and blemishes and minimises the appearance of pores. It also absorbs excess oils. 

Ideal for sensitive skins, this mineral foundation is formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or synthetic colouring.

Young Living's Savvy Minerals Foundation Powder comes in a range of 10 different shades covering a wide spectrum of skin tones.