Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25

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$19 - 1 fl. oz.
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Category:
Makeup > Foundations With Sunscreen > Liquid Foundation w/ Sunscreen
Last Updated:
9/10/2014
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No
Tested On Animals:
No

Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25 is designed especially for normal to very oily or combination skin. It has a fluid, ultra-light texture that blends beautifully and sets to a long-wearing matte finish that doesn't look thick or feel heavy. An in-part titanium dioxide sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection from the sun, eliminating the need for a separate sunscreen (provided you apply the foundation evenly over your entire face). Available in four neutral shades for fair to medium/tan skin, this foundation offers sheer to medium buildable coverage.

One more comment: It is worth mentioning that one of this foundation's active ingredients (octinoxate) can be sensitizing for some people when applied around the eyes. This is less of an issue in a fragrance-free product such as this, but it's something to keep in mind in case you notice signs of irritation such as stinging.

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.

Ultra-light liquid texture is ideal for normal to very oily skin. Silky, long-lasting matte finish with light to medium coverage. Long-wearing formula helps keep skin looking fresh & even. Protects skin with an in-part titanium dioxide SPF 25 sunscreen. 100% fragrance-free.

Active: Titanium Dioxide (8.70%), Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) (4.55%), Other: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (silicone slip agents), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener/fatty acid), Nylon-12 (absorbent), Glycerin (water-binding agent), Polyethylene (thickener/opacifying agent), Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer (silicone polymer), PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone (emulsifier), PEG-8 (thickener), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (powdery thickening agent), Propylene Carbonate (solvent), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (suspending agents), Aluminum Stearate (thickener), Alumina (absorbent), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (opacifying agent), Polymethyl Methacrylate (film-forming agent), Sodium Chloride (binding agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (silicone-based emulsifier), Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives), Iron Oxides (mineral pigment)

Disclosure: In addition to reviewing thousands of cosmetic products from hundreds of brands over the past 30 years, Paula also has her own line of products called Paula's Choice. Paula and her team's goal is to help you find the best products possible for your skin whether they are from Paula's Choice or some other product line. Paula's commitment to this is so strong she is the only cosmetics company owner in the world that recommends products other than her own. Paula and the Paula's Choice Research Team formulate our products to meet or exceed the criteria we use to review products from every other brand on this site. We review all products the same way using the same research, objective comments, and praise no matter whose product it is.

Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.

Paula's Choice products provide:

  • State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
  • Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
  • Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
  • Fragrance-free formulas (because it is what's best for your skin)
  • Cruelty-free formulas: Paula's Choice does not test on animals during any stages of product development—nor do we contract with third parties to conduct animal testing on our behalf
  • Environmentally-friendly products that feature minimalist packaging that ensures product efficacy
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee from our world-class Customer Service Team

Paula's Choice products and Paula's work is routinely praised by noted dermatologists and other professionals. New York-based dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman stated that "I have a lot of respect for Paula Begoun and the way she thoroughly researches her subject. Her recommendations about cosmetics and skin care are deservedly influential." Eminent Seattle-based dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin concurs: "She takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand!"

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

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  1. Samantha H.
    Reviewed on Thursday, March 20, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Wowed every time
    • I've never been so pleased with a foundation before. This foundation is perfect every time I use it. I prefer a barely there/light coverage. I want to even out my skin tone a bit, but still be able to see all my freckles. I've never been able to accomplish this before. With BFF, I can do this every time. Easily. I have normal to combo skin, and it dries nicely onto my skin. Sometimes I barely add some powder on top. Still amazing. I absolutely love it! Plus the price is awesome.

  2. Erin G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, September 19, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    best liquid foundation
    • I was using Bare Minerals foundation until I gave this one a try. The coverage is sheer but the results are the best. People tell me they can't tell I have foundation on but my skin tone is beautifully even and corrected! The application is smooth and blended and takes no time at all with a sponge applicator. Removes completely with makeup remover and a PC cleanser. Skin looks perfect without the weight of many foundations. Lightest shade is perfect for fair skin with rosy cheeks.

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About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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