Unlisted Brand • Lycogel - Anti-Aging Camouflage (new) • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i suffer from hormonal acne at 29 and have lots of acne marks from getting off birth control. I'm struggling to find a product that doesn't give me an allergic reaction, clog my skin or smells bad since i never wore makeup prior to this. this one covers up the marks fairly well, when used in conjuction with a green concealer (it cancels out redness, my concealer is also from lycogel) but i have to make sure the skin is really hydrated beforehand otherwise there are 'dry skin marks' and it doesnt blend properly. a foundation sponge does help, before applying a second layer with fingers. it doesn't feel like im wearing make up at all and doesn't smell and no allergic reaction. so far, this has been the best product i've tried to cover up my marks and doesn't agitate the skin, in fact its ingredients (includes zinc) are designed to heal the skin. it could be the 'original' bb cream. so far very happy with the results, friends don't notice my acne or acne marks when i wear it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This new Lycogel formulation is rather awful and distasteful. Although it is really good for the skin and has a spf 30, the color is a major problem. What is the point coming up with a really good product that surpasses all other and then failing to get the shades right. If you do not have fair skin then you are doomed, because there are no inbetween shades that would work for your medium brown +++ skin tone. For instance, if you are nw 45, nc 50, then you would struggle with this foundation. If you are dark like the actor Wesely Snipes then you are fine and would benefit from the ebony and cocoa shades. However, if you are lighter then forget about it, unless you do not mind, of course.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Not a superb product. My skin is very very, hormonally acne-prone & oily. It didn't make the skin break out, it actually helped (this is the acne-combating version). The biggest issues were the lack of coloring options & that the makeup dosen't blend well with skin, it's quite flakey after about an hour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have had Lycogel for about one year. I have it in three different shades: Beige, Honey and Caramel. I have medium skin tone and beige works well in the winter, but for summer, I need something a bit darker so I mix both beige and honey to match my chest and neck. At first, I really didn't like the product because it felt heavy and cakey... I decided to recently give it another try and I was very impressed with the results. I agree with most reviewers who say the application technique for this makeup is different than other foundations in the market. You must prep the canvas well before application to get a flawless look.
What worked for me. I make sure my face is well washed, I use a toner (it helps the skin absorb the moisturizer), and than I moisturize my face and neck. I allow few minutes for the moisturizer to fully get absorbed by the skin. I use a damp sponge to apply two pumps of the foundation to the entire face for full coverage. One pump should suffice for everyday wear, but for more coverage, two pumps will be enough; anything more than two pumps will make you look made up and perhaps cakey as with any makeup you over apply. Applying the foundation with a brush will also give you a flawless look and works very well too, It is just a matter of preference. Since the product is a bit expensive you should stick with using a brush as a sponge tends to absorb a bit of the product, but you should find out what works for you.
Another tip I have learned over the years is to use a translucent power to set any foundation, because if you use a pigmented setting powder it can alter the color and look of your foundation. Jlo's makeup artist (Scott Barnes) is very adamant about this technique for a flawless look--which caught me by surprise...
I have a pure silk setting powder and it works great for setting any foundation. Honestly, you don't even need a setting powder with this foundation, but some people don't feel complete without it.
Overall, I would say give this foundation a try and hopefully you will like it, and if it is just sitting in your counter, try it one more time before giving it a pass.
FYI - this product does what it claims: lasts all day and you can swim in it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This foundation covers well and is kind to sensitive skin. The first few times I used it I felt like I had a death mask on. Then I wised up and used half the amount I would with other makeups, I started putting it on with a sponge and it did resemble a second skin. I was then able to work with it to cover problem areas. I recommend it as long as you take the time to learn how to use it. The coverage is very smooth. It does not sink into wrinkles like many other foundations.
What I do care about is finding a foundation for my ultra-sensitive skin. So far, every foundation I've tried seemed to eventually break me out, or if not outright doing so, I'd noticed an increase in blackheads. Not so with this! I've tried so many "pure" foundations for my temperamental, sensitive skin, including just about every mineral foundation out there & had rotten luck... either with skin reactions and/or overall look / texture, etc.
It also goes well with bio oil. The Lycogel Taupe covers excellently and makes my skin look good without caking and when I remove it at the end of the day, my skin looks even better! No dry patches, not too oily, no breakouts or no new blackhead. It rejuvenates the skin.
Social aspect - People are noticing that even on a hot day my foundation stays perfect, even when it rains, the foundation does not run, when my co workers pranked me by throwing an entire bucket of water over my head I used a tissue to remove the water and NO foundation ended up on the tissue. This for me was a big deal, now I can go swimming,dancing and not have to go to the bathroom to 'top up' every hour. No need for walking around with a mirror, even though I still do!
I give this product 5 stars, however it is pricey at £55, the issue for me with this is now that I am a huge fan of Lycogel, it will dent my wallet for years to come but it does last much longer then most foundations, so it could be economical as well if you like to look good and rejuvenate your skin at the same time.
Here is a video which I was sceptical of but led me to trying it
Here is the website for the uk: http://www.lycogel.co.uk
And the rest of the world: http://www.lycogel.com
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
There was a learning curve as to the application of this product. I found that using a blender sponge worked best. I wear this with Lorac's oil-free primer, so I cannot really comment on how healing this product is since it isn't in direct contact with my skin. I can comment on coverage and "durability" (for lack of a better word): coverage is thorough but natural-looking. It covered some melasma quite well. It also held up in 101 degree humidity.
Caveat: try samples of different colors first. The first 2 shades I tried were too fair, and it showed up much more distinctly with lycogel than with other foundations I have tried. Also, make sure that any "bargain" you find on it is not on the older, supposedly inferior spf 15 product. Discounts on the newer stuff are worth the search since this stuff is so ridiculously expensive. Lastly, this product definitely lies on the dewier end of the matte-ness scale.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
After a few days of looking at Lycogel and doing some serious research I decided to take the risk and buy it. I went to the buy now page and located my nearest clinic in Kensington, which is the royal gardens hotel.This is 5 star hotel, so I knew they would not stock rubbish. I gave them a call and asked them what colour I should use for light skin, they suggested Beige or Honey. I still was not sure so they offered to colour match me so I can best decide which shade to try, from then on if I liked it I could buy it online from amazon. I went inside as I live just down the road. I was surprised at how many clinics stock this, if you get lost on the buy now page try expanding the area to say London instead of just Kensington and more results should come up. The staff were well trained and professional, they instantly noticed I had sensitive skin and perfectly matched me to Honey, the results were astounding. The foundation felt like I had nothing on at all and provided a flawless coverage with just a small amount of the product and the packaging was very impressive and I could tell this was a classy product. The price came to about 55 pounds, which is about standard if you want 5 star foundation, they told me it would last about a month, even if I used it every day. I could even go swimming or to the gym and the foundation would stay perfect. I have been using it for about a week now and will update my progress as things go along, so far this has exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it, there was plenty of research on the website as well as doctor recommendations. The reason I had never heard of this product was because it started off as a medical post surgery foundation and has been improved for the commercial market, if you do a bit of research it has a long and promising history.I guess you can say a con would be the price but I feel I am worth it and don't want to waste my money when looks are so important in this day and age, although they shouldn't be. Thanks for the recommendation, they were running out of stock as I got there so there must be very high demand, if you decide to make the leap, it will be of great benefit to you for a range of skin conditions.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I recently tried Lycogel to help cover my acne/rosacea. It does cover most of my imperfections and feels like you are wearing nothing, I noticed it looked cakey at first so I sent a support email, they told me to look at the uk site for the how to apply video,as you can't apply it like a normal foundation. I tried a cream sample tone first and was hooked pretty fast, my friends did notice the difference, then when I go with the cheaper alternatives.
Pros: Good cover,Good support,Good packaging and a generally well made product
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
just tried the foundation yesterday - definitely a good experience! I'd say it covers 95% of imperfections, feels a bit drying, so you have to moisturize your face with some heavy-duty moisturizer before you apply this foundation. overall looks good - I bought a cream shade (very light) and it looks just like my skin, but will have to mix it with darker shade after getting a lil bit of tan. it also covers almost all redness, but have to use concealer on most acne/blemish spots.
the only downside - expensive and it's hard to find it here in Canada.
Bad news is it can look cakey, and you can tell you're wearing foundation if you stand too close.
Update: looks yellowish on my skin. 4 lippies
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this foundation a few days ago. At first I did not get the natural look but that was because of how I was applying it. Applying it with fingers doesn't seem to get the natural look so this morning I applied it with a damn contoured spunge and voila, perfect. My fiancee' who can always tell when I'm wearing foundation actually said it looks incredibly natural and he can't tell that I'm wearing foundation. This is great, I like the natural look. I have a few blemish scars that are healing and one blemish thats on its way out, so this foundation managed to cover them up well. I also have the yellow tone concealer wich I'm using on my red areas as I have a very yellow undertone to my skin, so it covers perfectly. I have the foundation in beige.
I have been struggling with my skin for years and thanks to a skin specialist at the sk:n clinic advising on noncomedogenic moisturisers and this lycogel along with tretioin gel and dianette my skin is finally getting better!
Will keep you updated!
Update: my skin is better and I def prefer a lighter coverage foundation. This foundation is very epensive but it is def not bad foundation, especially if you have scars/pimples to conceal
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this more out of curiosity than anything else. My skin, although far from perfect, is reasonably well behaved and I sometimes go base-free, but I'd read about Lycogel and was curious about its effects. I liked the sound of water resistant, non paraben spf 30 coverage and an apparently 'breathable' formula that, according to the company, would make skin "healthier". I got it in 'creme', a good match for my very pale skin. But the coverage was horrible - the texture was thick, concealer-esque and hard to spread (and this comes from a girl who always keeps a bottle of EL Doublewear on standby!) It didn't have the 'paint' feel of products like Colorstay or Doublewear; this was a different thickness, a 'drier' texture, verging on melted Play Doh, in my opinion! Maybe I got a bad bottle, because the company claim it should look natural and you should feel bare faced. On me, it created a (patchy) mask that just sat on top of my skin. I can't comment on its staying power because I had to scrape it off immediately. Maybe if you need heavy duty coverage, say for a birthmark, you might want to give this a try on the area. But for normal-ish skin or full-face application I'd have to say avoid!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Update (10/12): Now "Lycogel" as we knew it is called ProDerma. See Prodermaskin.com or a local dermatologist's or plastic surgeon's office. I actually found one close to home!
This product is from the makers of the old, discontinued Dermacia MD Lycogel spf 30, and the makers of the more recent Lycogel. I'm told that this new formula is nearly identical to Lycogel, but improved. That statement proved to be true for me.
ProDerma (formerly Lycogel) is in the process of getting back in the dermatologist niche too, so you might find it locally at dermatologist's offices like I have.
To apply correctly, prep skin first, use less than regular foundation and apply lightly at first. It can be layered with ease.
You're supposed to be able to use it after cosmetic procedures to help speed recovery time. It's GENTLE but has full coverage and staying power, and I don't finish with powder. The ingredients are still unique and balanced but silica isn't at the top of the list (great healing properties).
I am amazed at the coverage (complete), appearance (translucent), effect (better than bare) and long-acting staying power (12+ hours). And it covers imperfections incredibly well. Once it dries, I don't feel as though I have any foundation on my skin and I receive compliments all the time. It does NOT oxidize on me like EL DW recently did.
The range of colors is the same as the old Lycogel/Dermacia lines. I'm fair, and either Ivory or Creme work well, but I add a little Taupe to match my natural neutral coloring, depending on the time of year.
I highly recommend this for anyone who wants full coverage without that horrible full coverage look or feel! It's neither drying nor overly moisturizing, and I think that's the trick to its natural appearance. I'd place this above all other foundations I've reviewed.