Have you heard about Proderma Breathable Foundation? It’s been on our radar for a few years because we’d heard about how great it is when used following any cosmetic or dermatological procedures. When we were given the opportunity for PR to send us the foundation for a Side by Side review we happily accepted.
Proderma has two types of foundation plus a brand new serum. Besides the Breathable Anti-Aging Foundation ($49) they also have one specifically for blemished skin. The foundation comes in 6 color choices: Almond, Creme, Ivory, Beige, Honey, and Taupe. There’s a chart to help you find the right shade on the Proderma website and they even have a sample kit with 2 shades to try this out.
Proderma Breathable Foundation helps with anti-aging benefits. They use a proprietary oxygenation peptide complex plus potent vitamins and antioxidants to fight off free radicals. The formulas incorporate ingredients that help increase blood circulation as well as others that help increase elastin and collagen production. We all want a more youthful appearance and that’s Proderma’s goal.
The foundation can be used immediately after procedures or later to cover bruising, scars and redness. It soothes inflammation and swelling plus it helps with the healing process.
Let’s see what Marcia and Lisa’s experiences were like with PRODERMA BREATHABLE FOUNDATION.
MARCIA’S SIDE – Proderma Breathable Foundation in Creme
The main reason that I was eager to try this foundation, besides being crazy about foundation, is that I had heard what a great brand it was for sensitive skin. While I rarely see a dermatologist and haven’t had a cosmetic procedure done, I knew that it was receiving raves.
The only regret I had with this foundation is that I chose the wrong color. I didn’t notice the chart to help pick the right shade or I’d have known to choose Ivory over Creme. It’s not that Creme doesn’t work for me, it does, but I think it’s a little warm for me.
That picture isn’t totally representative of the foundation because it blends nicely once on my face. The amount I put on my hand for a swatch was double what I need on my face.
I’ve applied the foundation in a few ways: Beauty Blender sponge, foundation brush and my fingers. I prefer using my fingers since that seems to give me a more flawless finish. This is a liquid that is slightly on the thicker side so a little goes a long way. It gives me a very natural look and is one of the foundations I reach for regularly. I especially love that I have it in case of emergency flare ups. It’s a gentle formula that feels and looks good.
LISA’S SIDE: Proderma Breathable Foundation in Beige
Like Marcia, I have been interested in the Proderma line for a while. I figure that any foundation formulated to work for people who have had a cosmetic procedure should definitely work on my skin that just NEEDS a cosmetic procedure! My skin is somewhere between light and medium and the Beige shade works well for me.
My skin tone is decidedly neutral, so I can wear both warm and cool shades. Beige is definitely on the warmer side. I really like the coverage it gives, which is not full coverage but enough for a natural look and a more even skin tone. The finish is slightly dewy but not greasy – I guess I would say it’s matte with a bit of luminosity.
The texture of the liquid foundation is a little thick, so I find the best method of application is just using my hands. I put one pump into my palms, rub them together to get a little warmth going, then pat over my face. If I go a little too thick in an area I just blend it out with my Beauty Blender. I am very happy to have this beautiful foundation in my rotation.
Proderma Breathable Foundation gets a thumbs up from both of us. This is a winner in the liquid foundation category and is a terrific option for those with sensitive skin or with skin issues like rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema. If you are planning any sort of cosmetic or dermatological procedure, definitely check this out!
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