November 5, 2012

Real Purity Health Glow Foundation Review

I was recently offered the chance to try a product from Joy of Natural Joy Beauty. I'd come across her site before, and had been admiring the handpicked selection of natural products, most of which can't be found on the usual vitamin and high end natural sites. As soon as Joy contacted me I knew I wanted to try one of the foundations she offers. Since going natural, I haven't been too into foundation because many liquid products don't meet my ingredients standards, and I just was never into loose mineral powders. 

I am super impressed with both the performance and ingredients of this product. Because it goes all over your face, foundation is one of those items that you want to trust every ingredient in, and this one has a very short, clean ingredients list. The idea behind it is simple yet refreshing: instead of cramming a product full of preservatives so that it can last for years on your shelf, the foundation contains basic natural ingredients and needs to use it up in a a reasonable amount of time. The website recommends 6-9 months, easily enough time to go through the container. 

As for performance, the foundation gives a nice natural looking finish. When applied correctly, it does not look like you are wearing anything at all. I would describe the coverage as light to medium, depending on how much you use. It easily covers redness and unevenness. One of the things that sold me on this foundation is that it really absorbs into your skin and dries to a soft finish. That makes it easy to layer, and also means that it sets on its own without powder. That's one less step and one less layer on your skin! 

Here are some tips that make this product really work its best:

-A dense synthetic kabuki brush is essential for applying this foundation in my opinion. This makes the coverage much more even than a paddle foundation brush or with fingers. This foundation can get streaky if it's not applied correctly or if too much is used.
-If you have dry skin, I recommend moisturizing or spritzing a toner over your face before applying. A little toner or setting spray on top can also help if your skin is dry. It's not a foundation that will dry out your skin, but it can feel a bit dry.
-This product sets nicely and lasts a long time on it's own without a powder. If you want the fuller coverage or extra wear, a powder can be applied over, but the finish won't be quite as natural.

The foundation is fragrance free and has a really mild neutral smell. The simple ingredients also make it less likely to react with your skin. It contains non-nano Zinc Oxide and is SPF 15, a nice added benefit. The packaging is a convenient squirt top, making it easy to apply directly to the face or to put on the back of your hand to buff into a brush first.

Here's what the texture looks like. It's pretty liquidy.

If you are in need of a foundation with exceptional ingredients and don't need too much coverage, this is a great option!

Where to buy: $23.99 from Natural Joy Beauty. Samples are also available for 99 cents.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Kaolin Clay, Rice Bran Oil, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide. No nanoparticles and SPF 15!

*press sample


  1. Woot! It's nice to see that you've discovered Real Purity's liquid foundation too. I did a review on this foundation a couple of months back where I donned it absolutely the best! I love it and I still use it to this day. The range of shades they offer is pretty epic too.

    1. You're review is great, glad you also like it!

  2. I tried a sample of this and I didn't like at all. No coverage at all, it's really like I was wearing nothing. I don't like heacy foundations, but this one doesn't make any differene over skin...and I thought the consistence is kinda gooey...
    My natural foundation I'm loving is from The All Natural Face. Love it!

    1. I'm sorry you didn't like this foundation. That is odd that you found it gooey, I wouldn't describe it like that at all. It's a liquid, as you can kind of tell in the picture. Like I mentioned, this is a light to medium coverage product, if you need heavier coverage, this will not be the best fit. I do find that this creates even skin, and it can be applied in layers if you need medium coverage in certain areas. What is best for you depends on your needs, and one type is of course not going to work for everyone.

  3. Oh,thanks for the review :).After reading Audreiana review I wanted to try,but think I need medium to heavy coverage one since I usually don't wear anything on top of my foundie for daily wear.I like liquid foundie that can cover my imperfection.So bet this one is tinted moisturizer alike.Ever tried gabriel's liquid foundie one?

    1. You should try Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques Creme Foundation! I made a little note about it at the bottom of this post. I also tried that and really liked it, but I chose Real Purity because I liked lighter coverage.

      I haven't tried Gabriel's foundation, I heard some people really like it. I don't like that it has Retinyl Palmitate in it, which can be bad for your skin during sun exposure. Here's an article about that:

    2. Thank you for the note on my blog:)
      Umm..what I want is liquid foundation one since it's lighter than creamy one(here the weather is hot:/).Hard to find,I know..

      Eh,Gabriel has retinyl palmitate in it?I've missed that one when last time I read their inci on their web then.Just wondering why they need to put it there though..Anywho,if we use that foundation and then layer it with sunscreen,is the RP still bad for skin since we have sun protector?

    3. Hmmm... I think you will have a hard time finding something that is full coverage and lightweight. Have you thought of getting a lighter foundation and then spot concealing problem areas with a good concealer? That might be the best route if you need the foundation to be lightweight.

      Honestly, on the retinyl palmitate thing I am not sure. I know that is has been criticized for being in sunscreens, which suggests that despite the SPF it can still have bad effects. I have very fair skin so avoiding anything related to sun damage is a top priority to me, but of course what ingredients you find acceptable is always a personal choice.

  4. wow I didn't know Real Purity had a foundation!?
    nice review :) I am also on the hunt for a natural liquid foundation.
    So far my favourite has been 100% Pure's healthy skin foundation, but
    I find that it works better during the spring/summer, as my skin is a
    bit more dry during the fall/winter :p

    The ingredients list is amazing! I hope it works for me ><

    1. Yes, the ingredients are probably the best I've ever seen in a foundation! I hope you like it! If you have dry skin, try moisturizing before using this first, and also you can set it with a moisturizing toner. I have combination skin and it works well for me, so I think it can work for any skin type.


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