A Full-Coverage Foundation For Sensitive Skin...It Does Exist!

May 15, 2017
Jessica Khorsandi
By: Jessica Khorsandi | skincare.com by L'Oréal
A Full-Coverage Foundation For Sensitive Skin...It Does Exist!

Scared to wear foundation on your sensitive skin? Don’t be! We’re sharing a sensitive skin-approved foundation that helps provide complete coverage without irritation, ahead.  

Sensitive skin types don’t have it easy when it comes to caring for their skin. Unlike normal skin types which—for the most part—have the luxury of slapping on any ol’ product onto their skin, sensitive-skinned folks aren’t as fortunate. In fact, some skin care ingredients (retinol! acids! sulfates!) are not recommended for their skin altogether. As a result, finding products that can work takes a lot of time, patience, and trial-and-error.

But it’s not just skin care products that pose a problem. Cosmetics—including foundation, concealer, bronzer, and more—may also cause sensitive skin to flare up without a moment’s notice. As far as foundation is concerned, most formulas for sensitive skin provide light coverage, which isn’t so ideal for camouflaging imperfections on bad skin days. But not anymore! We did some digging and found a full-coverage—that’s right, full coverage!—foundation suitable for sensitive skin. What’s more? It’s likely sitting pretty on the shelf at your local drugstore right now, so you don’t have to travel far and wide to get your hands on it. Keep reading to discover why Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation deserves a spot in your arsenal!


Foundation may not whisk your imperfections away for good, but the right formula can certainly help mask them, which is the next best thing. This smooth, blendable formula glides on evenly to help hide the appearance of minor to moderate skin flaws including dark circles, acne scars, and discoloration while respecting the skin. The result? Skin imperfections are perfectly concealed with an even and natural-looking finish.

But that’s not all. Like all Vichy products, this moisturizing foundation is enriched with the brand’s antioxidant-rich Mineralizing Thermal Water sourced from the heart of the French volcanic region. Broad-spectrum SPF 30 also makes a cameo to help protect skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Oh and get this—the formula is both fragrance- and paraben-free, allergy-tested, tested on sensitive skin, as well as non-comedogenic. Score!  

To Use: Apply a small amount of corrective foundation on the back of your hand. Warm the texture with your fingertips by making small circular movements. Next, dab on product with your fingertips or a makeup sponge from the center of your face outwards for an even and quick application. For additional coverage, build the formula over problem areas with a gentle dabbing motion. Blend gently from the center of your face outwards to avoid uneven lines. For enhanced wearability (up to 16 hours), gently pat on Dermafinish Setting Powder as a last step. 

Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation, $30 MSRP

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