Review: O Cosmedics 1SKIN Natural Fusion Treatment Foundation

By Rebecca Dieudonne @rebecca_dieu

For a beauty junkie like myself, there is no greater feeling than finding your perfect foundation. I have been using the 1Skin Treatment Foundation for the last three years, and it’s one I keep coming back to for its incredible formula, colour match and finish on the skin.

I struggled (and still do) with problematic skin, and finding a formula that looks after my skin, and works with it. As I progress through my early thirties, it is increasingly hard to find products that cater to treating congestion and blemishes, but now also address the signs of ageing and pigmentation.

The O Cosmedics philosophy is to fuse cosmedical skincare and makeup with natural ingredients to deliver beautiful products that nourish and protect the integrity of your skin. Their products contain no parabens, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrances and they don’t test on animals. Furthermore, their incredible results are supported by clinical research and thorough testing.

1Skin Natural Fusion Treatment Foundation is 98% natural and contains Desert Date Oil (which was used by the Ancient Egyptians for its anti-ageing skincare benefits in harsh climates), Jojoba Oil (an easily absorbed skin-nourisher, which also contains copper and zinc) and Green Tea polypeptide which is a potent antioxidant that prevents and repairs cell damage while soothing the skin.

After applying my daily moisturiser and sunscreen, I use one pump of 1Skin, in shade True Natural. There are seven shades in total, and this is the perfect light-fair tone with a neutral base so I don’t look too orange or pink. One pump is enough for an even base across my face, and blends seamlessly into my hairline and along my jaw. The formula is quickly absorbed and leaves no oily residue or stickiness. I love that it feels hydrating and velvet-smooth, even on drier areas like around my nose and corners of my lips. The coverage is light to medium and has a natural satin finish which allows my skin to shine through without mattifying or caking.

“I haven’t found another formula that is more comfortable to wear, or as high performing.

There is no alcohol, synthetic fragrance, talc or parabens in the formula, and it is free of mineral oil and nano-ingredients which means my easily irritated skin is safe! I haven’t found another formula that is more comfortable to wear, or as high performing (and trust me, I’ve sampled a few!). It is transfer-resistant throughout the day and requires minimal touch-ups. I bring a light mineral powder with me in my handbag and blot any oilier areas like my forehead if I need to, but the coverage stays put well into the evening.

For a day to night look, it is easy to blend a second layer hours later without having to remove my existing base. I find it works effortlessly with both powder and cream contour and cheek products too. It offers the ultimate flexibility, the skin-friendly formula of a mineral foundation, with the performance and coverage of a liquid.

For a foundation that offers the best of both worlds; skincare and nourishment with superior coverage – look no further than O Cosmedics 1Skin Treatment Foundation.