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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++

by Lindsay on February 20, 2012

in face

NARS founder and creative director, François Nars, believes skin should shine through makeup. So, he developed a anti-aging and skin-brightening tinted moisturizer which has quickly become my favorite because it so effectively addresses my two current skin annoyances: dryness and brown spots.

Nars turned to his home in French Polynesia for many of the beneficial ingredients:

  • Kopara, natural polysaccharides that hydrate, condition and help encourage natural cell renewal
  • Oceana Saffron, a plant known for its antioxidant and soothing properties
  • Galaxaura, a red deep-sea algae found in the islands’ lagoons that is known to be rich in calcium, vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene
  • Sea water and Ascorbyl Glucoside, a vitamin- C derivative that brightens and protects the skin against free-radical damage, to revitalize and re-mineralize the skin

For those who want a little more coverage, this stuff is super buildable. The consistency is silky, with a glowy and radiant finish. While there is added fragrance of Peony, Violet and Rose Water, I can’t detect any strong scent. Most importantly, they incorporated some super-powered sun protection in the oil-free formula. It includes SPF 30 to protect against UVB rays, and PA+++, the highest index level of protection against UVA damage.

Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ is available in nine shades:

  • Finland: Lightest with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Alaska: Light with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • St. Moritz: Medium with a neutral yellow undertone (I use this shade and I love how it neutralizes my redness)
  • Annapurna: Medium with a neutral peachy undertone
  • Cuba: Medium with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Malaga: Medium dark with warm caramel undertones
  • Seychelles: Medium dark with golden olive undertones
  • Martinique: Medium dark with warm red undertones
  • Polynesia: Dark with warm chocolate undertones

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