Although this is a very good, fragrance-free tinted moisturizer with an in-part zinc oxide sunscreen, it isn’t a miracle and it won’t transform your skin, despite what you may have heard on television talk shows and the like. This enhances skin while it’s worn, just like most tinted moisturizers. We all need to stop being seduced by yet another promise of wrinkle-free, 100% perfect skin.
This product’s best traits include its silky, silicone-enriched texture, super-smooth application, and soft, slightly powdery but non-drying matte finish that help improve your skin’s texture while adding a subtle glow (from the mineral pigment mica). Coverage is definitely sheer, so this is not a replacement for your foundation, assuming you’re seeking to cover more obvious flaws or you have an uneven skin tone.
There are several excellent sheer shades plus a Colorless option, which would function well under your regular makeup. Miracle Skin Transformer's shade range presents options for fair to dark skin tones, which is great.
The original formula was called out due to a low amount of zinc oxide. This sunscreen active is the only ingredient present that is able to cover the entire spectrum of the sun’s UVA (think aging) rays, and the previous version contained a paltry 0.85%. The current formula contains 1.5%, which is better and enough to propel this product to “Best” status.
There’s a lot to love about Miracle Skin Transformer. Its blend of silicones noticeably smooths skin’s texture (just like most silicone-based serums), the company included some good antioxidants, and they packaged the product in an opaque tube to help keep them stable during use. What you need to keep in mind is that the ingredients it contains won’t transform your skin in a miraculous way; most of the effects are strictly cosmetic. Although the antioxidants will provide some benefit, you’ll get greater benefits by using a serum or moisturizer that is loaded with antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients.
Note:Although this foundation provides broad-spectrum sun protection on its own, you must apply it liberally and evenly to get the stated level of protection. A sheer or spot application will not provide the amount of sun protection the label indicates. If you’re not likely to apply this foundation liberally, we recommend applying it over a moisturizer with sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater and setting your foundation with a pressed powder rated SPF 15 or greater.