Bye Bye Redness

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$32 - 0.37 fl. oz.
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Category:
Makeup > Sensitive Skin Products > Tinted Moisturizer > Tinted Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
6/6/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This cream-to-powder tinted color corrector blends easily, and works very well as a redness reducing foundation primer. The light cream color of Bye Bye Redness is neutral enough to work for light to medium skin tones, either all over the face or as a spot concealer.

It's a shame this product is jar-packaged because the formula includes several skin beneficial ingredients that could help soothe, and condition skin if those ingredients were kept in stable packaging. Unfortunately, every time the jar is opened the antioxidants are exposed to air and they begin to deteriorate, making them less effective with each use. There are other tinted color correctors, like those from Olay, available at the drugstore that offer more for your money—including stable packaging and a greater amount of product.

Pros:
  • Easy to blend cream-to-powder
  • Neutral light cream color works for light to medium skin tones
Cons:
  • Jar-packaging
  • Over priced
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Methicone, Propanediol, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Butylene Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Perfluorodecalin, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Cholride, Colloidal Oatmeal, Magnolia Acuminata Bark Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lithospermum Officinale(Gromwell) Extract, Agaricus Bisporus (Mushroom) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

IT Cosmetics (the IT stands for “Innovative Technology”) is the creation of Jamie Kern Lima, a former Miss USA pageant contestant and TV news anchor. Lima founded IT Cosmetics in 2008, selling her products in boutique stores and on QVC, then expanding into Canada in 2009. Since then, the line has gotten a lot of exposure with featured reports and stories on network television, including prominent mentions on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars.

Other than this abundant television exposure, the main draw of IT Cosmetics is its claim that the company works with leading plastic surgeons from Brazil to create products containing the very latest anti-aging technologies. That sounds intriguing, but is a bit silly when you consider that most plastic surgeons don’t know anything about skin care or cosmetic ingredient research. Consulting a cosmetic surgeon about anti-aging formularies is like consulting a taxi driver about how to fly an airplane! You’d think Lima and her team would instead want to consult a dermatologist, but even that’s not a slam-dunk for ensuring your anti-aging products are a cut above the rest, given that dermatologists also are not trained in skin-care formulations.

The labels on most IT Cosmetics products reveal a variety of age-defying claims centered around ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and collagen. Those are indeed great ingredients, but because many of IT Cosmetics’ products are packaged in containers that expose these delicate ingredients to light and air, any benefit is reduced as soon as you open the jar or compact (something the plastic surgeons from Brazil obviously didn’t know).

There are also some distinct weaknesses in the line, including an average yet pricey eyebrow pencil, powder illuminator, and eyeshadow whose performances don’t justify the expense (especially not when you factor in the high shipping fees QVC charges).

Of course, IT Cosmetics also has some products that are worth checking out. The line boasts an excellent powder blush, mascara, creme illuminator, hydrating cream lipstick, and many other products—including a full-coverage concealer that is truly full coverage—that are very good. However, while these products are good, they are not so unique that similar products can’t be found elsewhere for less money. As with any line that has a mix of good, so-so, and bad products, shopping using our reviews to guide you is a great way to ensure you’ll at least get your money’s worth, and your skin will be the better for it.

For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.

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  1. TD
    Reviewed on Saturday, April 05, 2014
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    No!!!
    • One color??? What were they thinking. If you are very yellow and in the NC25-30 range this might work for you. It is very drying - kind of a liquid to powder sort of feel to it. Just didn't like anything about this.

  2. CAROL A.
    Reviewed on Monday, January 20, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    great base
    • a little goes a long way. blending with brush is a must. amazing that one color works for my fair skin. creates perfect base for foundation by eliminating all redness. i am 60 and this seems to fill in crevices. i am on 3rd jar. i agree that a tube would be better packaging. at least it is a glass jar.

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