Non-comedogenic, anti-aging, buildable tint / 1 oz
*Formerly 37 Actives Treatment Foundation*
Macrene Actives High Performance Tinted Moisturizer was created by Dr. Macrene Alexiades, a prominent New York dermatologist, to address a clear need she saw in her dermatology practice: many of her breakout-prone patients wanted to wear concealer or foundation, but their makeup was often making their acne worse. So she created this dual-duty, non-comedogenic product to even out skin tone while at the same time fighting aging and acne with more than 30 active ingredients, including a suite of peptides to address fine lines and wrinkles; amino acids to address hyperpigmentation; squalane and sunflower to moisturize and maintain a healthy skin barrier; and marine extracts for additional protection against aging.
This formula — which to us seems more like a full coverage foundation than your typical tinted moisturizer — reflects and adapts to your own complexion, providing buildable coverage for blemishes and specific problem areas or all over for a smooth, even skin tone. Importantly, it’s free of mica and talc, two ingredients that Dr. Macrene often finds linked to breakouts.
Our local makeup artist, Melissa McMillan, tested it for us for a few months and loved how it performed on her own oily, acne-prone skin: “It has a beautiful velvety finish and good coverage that builds very well. This would be a perfect foundation for anyone oily, and it wears well throughout the day.”
We realize there's a little sticker shock involved with this product (though we promise that every spendy product we carry is worth every penny). If you want to give it a try first, or you're not sure which shade would suit you, order a sample through our Custom Sample Service.
Our shade selection advice:
The Light shade is extra light and a good match for porcelain complexions with a pink undertone (it tends not to match as well for those with yellow undertones). The Medium shade is versatile and will suit most fair to light tan skin tones; Light-Medium is ideal for those on the lighter end of this range. The Deep shade is ideal for tan to dark skin tones; Medium-Deep is best for those on the lighter end of this range. Extra Deep is best for full-face coverage in deeply pigmented skin and can also be used as a contour for a naturally deep, defined look.
How to Use
- Coffee Seed Extract, Feverfew Extract, Yerba Mate Tea Extract, and Cacao Extract soothe the skin and treat red blotches
- Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle), Glycerin, non-GMO Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine, Phospholipids, and Sodium Lactate work to hydrate the skin
Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Ethyl Ester1, Polysilicone-22, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin1, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Iron Oxides, Propylene Carbonate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Silica, Fluorphlogophite, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium Hyaluronate, Epigallocatechin Gallate1, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside1, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract1,2, Ginkgo biloba Leaf Extract1,2, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) Extract1,2, Chrysanthemum parthenium (Feverfew) Extract1,2, Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract1,2, Coffea arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract1,2, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Resveratrol1, Bisabolol1, Tocopherol, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate1, Sodium Lactate, Arginine1, Aspartic Acid1, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine1, Proline1, Threonine1, Isoleucine1, Histidine1, Phenylalanine1, PCA1, Sodium PCA1, Hexadecene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Citrate1, Phospholipids1, Titanium Oxide, Soybean Oil1,3, Alumina, Ethylhexylglycerin1, Lecithin1,3, Phosphatidylcholine1,3, Tromethamine, Dimethyl/Vinyldimethyl Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid
Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Ethyl...
“I love everything about it and feel confident about making the purchase after having purchased a sample from you. It's the best foundation I've ever used - it's easy to apply and has just the right amount of coverage, feels and looks wonderful on (all day!), and is so good for my skin. It's perfect.”