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Review: Hera UV Mist Cushion, Ultra Moisture



Hello again!

So, after hearing so many good reviews about the Hera UV Mist Cushion Ultra moisture, I decided that I would finally give it a chance. Moisture cushions are known for their convenient and easy application and this product was no exception. As usual the shades selection is not broad, ranging from 13 Cool Ivory, 21 Cool Vanilla and 23 Cool Beige. The one I purchased in is 21 Cool Vanilla.



Packaging
The packaging is similar to most cushion foundations. It's very compact and convenient to bring for daily touch ups. A cushion applicator as well as an extra compact refill is also included.


                 


Features
  • SPF34/ PA ++ 
  • Mineral clay water/Mineral water shield 
  • Camellia oil mist 
  • Hyaluronic filling sphere 
  • Dermatologist tested 
  • Extra compact refill 

                  



Coverage 
It has a light to buildable medium coverage. When using this product I would recommend focusing on the centre of the face and blending outwards, drawing most attention to the higher points of the face such as the cheek bones, nose and chin to achieve the most natural coverage. It's important to also remember that a little of this product does go a long way so don't soak too much of the foundation onto the sponge as this could be difficult to blend out. For those who have pink undertones in their skin 21 Cool Vanilla is recommended however if your skin is slightly more tan or has yellow undertones, 23 Cool beige will be more suitable.

The finish is very dewy so no doubt will it even out dull and tired skin. However this foundation like many other Korean bb creams/foundations will appear white upon first application, having said that you will not appear pale or pasty but instead your skin will appear visibly brighter and healthier.

Overall with the use of a good base primer this foundation will last for atleast 4-6hrs, after this amount of time I found that it would start to slightly oxidise around my nose and chin area. I also noticed that this foundation/bb cream was especially moisturising as its main function is to lock in moisture (i.e. mineral water shield) in order to achieve that prolonged radiant glow. The Camellia oil is a major moisturising ingredient. Although if you do have dry flaky skin this product may draw attention to those certain areas so, good skin care is key prior to using this product.

Texture
The texture is slightly dense however the sponge applicator does help to blend out the product into a much lighter and even coverage. I will say though that if you were looking for a product that feels light weight for days you don't feel like wearing make up this foundation does feel quite heavy on the skin if you wanted to use it on a regular basis. The scent is subtle, slightly floral and sweet.





Ingredients 
  • Sea silt extract - keeps the skin hydrated for long periods of time, nourishes and encourages the skin's natural protective function. 
  • Zinc Oxide - Is a Bulking agent (increases volume of the product) and a colourant (adds colour to the product). Zinc Oxide is also an active sunscreen agent and skin protectant (protecting the skin from irritants in the short term) 
  • Titanium Dioxide - A natural occurring mineral that acts as an opacifying agent (preventing the product from appearing transparent and is used in cosmetics to conceal blemishes) and is also a colourant. 
  • Cyclopentasiloxane - Is a silicone source that provides a soft base on top of the skin. 
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnama - Actively protects the skin from sun damage/sun burn.
  • Phenyl Trimethicone - Is a silicone anti-foaming agent (preventing the product from creating foam if shaken) and retains the skin's moisture.
  • Peg-10 dimethicone - Is a hair conditioning agent used to increase the volume of the hair and improve hair that's been damaged. 
  • Butylene glycol - Is a solvent preservative (used to dissolve other substances) and thins out the overall liquid consistency of cosmetics. 
  • Dicaprylate - This is a skin conditioning agent (softens the appearance of the skin), and emulsifying agent and viscosity increasing agent (increasing the consistency of the water component in the make up).
  • Cyclohexasiloxane - Is a silicon source used as a hair conditioning agent and an emollient (softens the skin and retains moisture) allowing your skin to appear more plump. 
  • Propylene Glycol - Acts as a moisturiser allowing your skin to appear more supple and minimise flakiness. 
  • Arbutin - Is known as a skin whitening agent naturally derived from bearberry plants and pears that slowly reduces the skin's melanin production. 
  • Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl - Is an active skin conditioning and hair conditioning agent. 
  • Dimethicone - This is a silicone based polymer that performs as a skin protectant to protect the skin from irritants that may harm the skin's outer layer. 
  • Myrciaria dubia fruit - A natural source of vitamin C produced by the Myrciaria Dubia plant. 
  • Chenopodium quinoa seed extract
  • Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract - Formally known as the acai palm is high in antioxidants actively reducing the skin's ageing process. 
  • Llex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract - Also known as Yerba mate also contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties.  
  • Prunus Mume Fruit Extract - Commonly referred to as Chinese plum/Japanese apricot is used as an natural antimicrobial agent (killing bacteria). 
  • Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer - Is a silicone base sunscreen agent. 
  • Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer 
  • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer - Is used as a thickening agent, stabilising other ingredients from separating and helps make up last longer. 
  • Polyhydroxystearic Acid - Binds and prevents ingredients from separating. 
  • Aluminum Hydroxide - Is a opacifying agent and skin protectant. 
  • Trisiloxane - Contains UV filters. 
  • Stearic Acid - Is an opacifying agent and surfactant (prevents the ingredients from dissolving or separating). 
  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane - Is a silicone based ingredient that contains a binding agent (ensuring ingredients don't separate). 
  • Silica HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer
  • Ethylhexyl palmitate - Smoothens the skin and acts as a binding/adhesive agent (compressing the ingredients into a confined compact). 
  • Lecithin - May draw emphasis to dry flaky skin and contain emulsifying agents. 
  • Isostearic Acid - Acts as a surfactant cleansing agent, allowing it to be easily removed by water or oil based products. 
  •  Isopropyl Palmitate - Softens the overall appearance of the skin, with binding and adhesive properties. 
  • Polysorbate 80 - Is an active solvent (used to dissolve other ingredients)
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate - Acts as a film former and thickens the water portion of the of the cosmetic. 
  • Disteardimonium Hectorite - Is a clay compound that functions as a nonsurfactant. 
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate - Thickens the liquid consistency of the product. 
  • Hydrogenated Lecithin - Refer to Lecithin
  • Ethylhexylglycerin - Prevent odour from forming in the cosmetic and skin. 
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate - Is a silicone base that allows the cosmetic to be water resistant and prevent the product from producing foam. 
  • Silica - Absorbs liquids, prevents other ingredients from clumping or caking, increases the products quantity, reduces the products transparency, reduces odour and prevents the formation of foam. 
  • Sodium Chloride - Deodorises/reduces odours. 
  • Sorbic Acid - Allow the product to last longer and prevent bacteria from developing. 
  • Phenoxyethanol - Is a preservative that stops the active growth of bacteria. 
  • Disodium EDTA - Protects the product from further deterioration and maintains its original function.


For more info about this product visit  EWG's Skin DeepCosmetics Info  and Peach and Lily

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