Foundation for normal/mixed skin

Foundation for normal/mixed skin

Formula: 52822

Phase Ingredients for ~50 ml % Quantity
A marula oil 10 5 gr
A Liqua emulsifier 3 1,5 gr
A Cetearyl alcohol 2 1 gr
B pure water 68,1 34,05 gr
B zinc oxide 15  7,5 gr
B red hydrophilic cosmetic pigment 0,18 0,09 gr
B black hydrophilic cosmetic pigment 0,16 0,08 gr
B yellow hydrophilic cosmetic pigment 0,46 0,23 gr
C xanthan gum  0,2  0,1 gr
D natural cosmetic fragrance oil Lilac 0,3 0,15 gr
D cosgard 0,6 0,3 gr

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
Place the ingredients of phases A and B in two separate heat-resistant containers and heat in a water bath to 75°C.
Pour phase B over phase A, in a single motion and mix (with the old mixer 3 minutes, with new mixer 1 minute).
Sprinkle xanthan gum over the composition and mix well.
Place the glass in a bowl with cold water and mix (with the old mixer for 3 minutes, with the new mixer for 1 minute).
After cooling to about 40°C, add the ingredients of phase D and stir thoroughly by hand. At the end, mix the composition for a few more seconds.
After complete cooling, transfer the composition to the dedicated container.

The result is a cream foundation, ideal for normal or mixed skin. It has a pleasant texture, medium coverage, light neutral shade, light on the skin.
To obtain a darker shade, a little of each hydrophilic pigment can be added at the end; to obtain a warmer tone, the dosage of the yellow pigment is slightly increased, and for a colder tone, the dosage of the red pigment is slightly increased. A pearly shine can be obtained by adding a bronze, gold or coral mica pigment. 


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, 2 heat-resistant glasses, mini mixer, thermometer, teaspoons
  • Container: Vogue glass bottle, 50 ml with Laura lotion pump or Mona jar with lid, 50 ml
  • Shelf-life: 3 months

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 05/13/2020 Makeup recipes, Foundations, Powders 0

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