Flawless skin with Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact


One of the easiest ways to apply foundation is with the new cushion compacts. Hydroxatone, known for their skin care, has taken that knowledge and combined it with their BB Cream to bring us a buildable BB Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact
Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact contains some key ingredients that make this stand out from the cushion crowd.

Key Ingredients:

    • Rose Water – a water obtained by a Rosa Centifolia Flower distillation which supports restoration and maintenance of skin’s pH balance and keeps skin hydrated.
    • Matrixyl 3000 – a peptide blend that has a visible anti-wrinkling and lifting effect. It supports the skin’s natural restructuring and tissue repair through extracellular matrix renewal.
    • SymGlucan– an oat-derived natural ingredient that helps maintain healthy skin.
    • Sodium Hyaluronate – a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan which is a major constituent of the extracellular matrix and is important for cellular protection, osoregulation and moisturization, metabolic function and restoring skin’s elasticity.

Beauty Info Zone was sent two of the three available shades to test and share our findings with you. Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact is available online at ULTA, as well as Beauty.com and Kohls.com for $49 which includes the compact and a sealed refill.

o   Light for fair skin with neutral undertones

o   Medium for light beige skin tones

o   Tan  for golden skin tones


I’ve been a fan of BB Creams since I first learned about them. I don’t like heavy coverage on my aging skin. I’m looking for light to medium coverage at best. Hydroxatone’s Air Cushion Compact fits my needs perfectly for this. It’s easy to use, has great sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF40, and can be built up.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact new
Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact new

Normally a foundation that only comes in 3 shades isn’t going to be light enough for my pale skin but surprisingly Hydroxatone is. The Light is ultra light. I couldn’t get it to show up in my swatch for you, that’s how light it is.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact used
Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact used

For every day I pat this on with the included applicator lightly and go about my business knowing I’ve evened out my skin. When I’m going to be in closer contact with people I’ll apply concealer under my eyes and nose prior to application. The soft cushiony applicator it comes with doesn’t remove my concealer when using it to apply the BB Cream. I like to build it up to slightly less than a medium coverage and I’m good to go.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact in light
Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting Air Cushion Compact in Light

The cherry on top of the pie for Hydroxatone’s Air Cushion Compact is that there’s basically no fragrance for this. At first I notice a little bit of citrus and even that dissipates quickly for this scent sensitive blogger.


Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact

Marcia has beautiful porcelain skin, but mine is freckled with uneven patches so I typically like more coverage than she does. I didn’t think the Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact would give enough coverage for my preferences, but it really is buildable and does semi-full coverage as well as it does sheer.

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact

Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium
Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium

The medium shade looks waaay darker on the sponge that it does on the skin. It’s actually a pretty versatile medium shade that will work for light to medium skin tones. I have to admit I wasn’t sold on sponge compact foundations at first, but now I love them – especially for traveling. You can see that my compact actually leaked a little but the sponge and the compact kept it from getting outside of the package.

I use my Doll10 Rotating Foundation Brush on top of the sponge and it picks up the perfect amount of foundation. I just do an extra pass over uneven areas for more coverage. I find that in general, sponge foundation compacts don’t last as long as liquid foundation, so I was happy that a refill is included in the box.

Wearing Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium
Wearing Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact in Medium

You can still see my freckles but the uneven tone is gone. I also find that this foundation wears extremely well. Usually by the end of the day my foundation is mostly gone, but this one is mostly there.

With all the pluses – buildable coverage, skin friendly ingredients, wearable shades, and a travel friendly packaging – we think the Hydroxatone Skin Perfecting AirCushion Compact is a winner. It’s definitely a sponge-worthy foundation!


Active: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%.
Inactive: Cyclopentasiloxane, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Alumina, Trisiloxane, Glycereth-26, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides.

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  1. Shelley | 27th Mar 16

    It’s interesting that the Matrixyl that you mention isn’t listed in the ingredients.

  2. Susan P. | 27th Mar 16

    I’ve used a couple of other Hydroxatone products (which I really like) and this foundation applicator and product looks like another winner.

  3. The Beauty of Life | 30th Mar 16

    This sounds lovely!

  4. Marianne P. | 30th Mar 16

    Intriguing product – thanks for the review!

  5. Never Say Die Beauty | 30th Mar 16

    When I first started blogging, I tried the Hydroxatone BB Cream and a night cream and I loved them both. For some reason, I’ve gotten away from the brand. The cushion compact looks terrific. I’m headed to Ulta and will take a look at the Light shade

  6. Lola Seicento | 30th Mar 16

    I agree with you that this is a really good foundation!

  7. Carleen | 30th Mar 16

    Interesting, I like the cushion compact.

  8. Stacie | 30th Mar 16

    I love cushion foundations. You’ve convinced me that I need to try this one next. The ingredients and their benefits sound exceptional!

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 30th Mar 16

    Glad it worked for you!

  10. Julie | 30th Mar 16

    After falling in love with the L’Oreal cushion foundation, I really want to try others. The ingredients in this one sound fabulous!

  11. Kat Dinges | 30th Mar 16

    I still haven’t tried a sponge product like this yet but it looks so interesting. With my new found love for airbrush though, I don’t know if i can go back to regular foundation, haha!

  12. Aleya Bamdad | 30th Mar 16

    It’s nice to see that both shades worked out so well for you both.

  13. Nidia | 30th Mar 16

    I’ve enjoyed using Hydroxatone’s skincare, so I think I would like this! I love the light coverage of these sponge foundations.

  14. Leelo | 31st Mar 16

    It sounds like a great product! I have never tried this kind of compact.

  15. Bailey | 31st Mar 16

    I don’t think I’m familiar with this brand, but I’ve been loving cushion foundations. This one sounds pretty great, and I love that it comes with a refill.

  16. Kath TheFabZilla | 31st Mar 16

    I’ve used Hydroxatone in the past, I’m glad to see a new product from them

  17. Phyrra | 31st Mar 16

    I feel weird that I’m just not into cushion foundations

  18. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 31st Mar 16

    I have still yet to try a cushion foundation, but I hope to try one out soon.

  19. Lisa Heath | 31st Mar 16

    I just tried my first cushion foundation but it wasn’t for my skin type – but I did love the application. I’ll have to try this one!

  20. Erika | 1st Apr 16

    Now I’m intrigued. This is chemical sunscreen free (yay!) flattering and comfortable for maturing skin and the light is truly light? Yassss!

  21. Anastasia | 1st Apr 16

    Didn’t know Hydroxatone had a cushion compact, but I remember loving their BB cream.

  22. Gabrielle | 4th Apr 16

    I’ve been wanting to try a cushion compact foundation or bb cream. This looks like a very good one.

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