When Life Gives You Lemons Acne-fighting Makeup


When Life Gives You Lemons is a brand that targets acne-prone skin through its makeup products.

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Products in the collection include:

  • Hi-Function Foundation: A foundation that contains niacinamide, a form of vitamin B that helps reduce skin congestion and smooth skin texture. The formula also contains a blend of nine botanical adaptogens.
  • Oil-Control Booster: A hybrid product with the benefits of both a serum and a makeup primer. It features marine microalgae to reduce the sebum production that contributes to oily skin. It also features hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin.

The brand's cardboard folding cartons and boxes are made of Forrest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified materials. The cartons are said to be made out of 30% recycled paper. 

Ingredients (Hi-Function Foundation): Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Squalane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polypropylene, Butylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium Edta, Niacinamide, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Gastrodia Elata Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Lycium Chinense (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Mountain Peony) Root Extract, Panax Ginseng (Korean Ginseng) Root Extract, Panax Notoginseng (Sanchi Ginseng) Root Extract, Poria Cocos (Fu-Ling Mushroom) Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza (Red Sage) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Golden Herb) Root Extract.

*May contain CI77891 (titanium dioxide) CI77492 (iron oxides), CI77491 (iron oxides), CI77499 (iron oxides).

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