bellaspots's review of Dr. Hauschka Toned Day Cream


66 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


Water/Aqua, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Seed Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Beeswax/Cera Flava, Bentonite, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John'swort) Extract, Lecithin, Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oil), Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Coumarin, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Wax, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891 5/29/09


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I adore my little sample of Toned Day Cream from Wholefoods. It's the cutest little thing (since my niece was born, natch) and a thorough steal for 3 in the UK (10ml). If you can't justify a measly few pounds, forgo your Starbuck's Latte Soy bucket (oops, I meant Grande), this will inject more temporary bloom to your skin than water-zapping caffeine. So be warned, for such a terrific price Dr Hauschka doll-house mini's are terribly addictive, indeed, collectible for thrifty beauties like me, forever wanting to try everything under the bright lights of beauty counters. Humph. And to the dismay of my poor skin.....

So, delighted with such a find, you can gamble I snapped this up, sharpish too before my automated voice of reason told me better. Why? Because, like many of you, tinted moisturisers have never really found a place in my makeup bag - well, not since I was an experimenting teeny-bopper. And who knows, kinder, though sheerer, makeup may be just the trick for 20-something skin like mine, after all, my skins not 'so' bad, as I'm wont to chant religiously.
Generally though, as one who'd crazily invest a in skin-insurance package from Bupa, I'm justifiably fussy about makeup as simply colour, full-stop, cheap or not, with no skin-caring properties. So with this in mind, tinted moisturisers ought be my, and your, salvation. And they're wonderful for us who've never fallen in love with foundation...
In regards this offering from Dr Hauschka, like my first crush, I'm still starry-eyed months later. 'Tis my first organic tinted cream, and as with bad chat-up lines from roguish suitors, it's with smugness that I can demure, "I'm taken, thank you verrrry much", so, I'm taken with this, well, before I get bored.... So be gone icky foundations! Be gone!
With the same aromatic rosiness that characterises his Day Rose Cream, don't be frightened by its cappuccino-coloured cream. Like the fair-skinned newbie using bronzer, I was more than sparing at first. This shade colour adapts to all skin-tones, although if you're on extreme ends of the colour spectrum - deathly pale, or very dark-skinned - do try it first despite their claims.
With a few too many scars from boredem-induced spot-picking, I'm inclined to layer it with concealer. The finish is dewy sheer thanks to its oil-rich base, with a whisper of colour, so for sun-shade seekers like me, it gives an illegal warmth, and for medium/darker skins, an appearance of even colour. Tinted creams are about simplicity, so forgo the primer and finishing powder (trust me, it's impossible).

Best for lazy bees, busy beauties, or mommies with endless errands, or generally 'low-to-no-maintenance' ladies, this is as easy as baking cookies. Not enough coverage for Oscar-style evenings, it's strictly a day affair for au naturel beauties. For a combination/oilier skin, or simply summer option, see his Bronze Concentrate (a bronze emulsion) - a smarter buy since personalising your perfect finish is possible by adding it to a fluid, SPF base, or whatever is your seasonal choice of cream.

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