Often my patients are asking me which foundation to use. Unless you use professional make-up artist cosmetics used in the film industry, the cosmetics you find at the drugstore don’t have nearly enough pigmentation nor a high enough standard of staying power as camouflage foundation. They are simply not designed for the same thing.

Lycogel is designed for patients with scars from plastic surgery who would want to hide signs of their procedures. Post-surgery skin is often red and inflamed, discoloured and particularly sensitive to the sun and the elements. Lycogel was therefore very conscious of wanting to create a product that would help accelerate the healing process rather than blocking pores and aggravating the skin further.

What benefits does this camouflage foundation provide?

The product contains 12 active ingredients that promote oxygen, moisture and the nutrient uptake of the skin so that it is not only a concealing make-up but an active skin care product too. It also contains mineral sunblock ingredients (titanium oxide and zinc oxide) that provide a fabulous barrier to both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays – another big thumbs up.

Overall, this is well suited for anyone with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea or eczema. I love using Lycogel on clients who have skin concerns on their face and want the coverage of skin camouflage coupled with a more lightweight finish akin to traditional foundations rather than skin camouflage.

Another advantage is that it does not strictly need to be powdered to set so it has a much for the natural and dewy look. Again, a word of caution – its durability is of course not the same as traditional powdered skin camouflage and I would not recommend using it on for example body scars. It claims to be water-resistant for 90 minutes (rather than waterproof all day).

For a great full coverage foundation and anyone with sensitive skin and redness, it’s pretty great. My only criticism is that the colour range is fairly limited and doesn’t cater for those with darker skin complexions.

A word of advice on the application: use Lycogel sparingly and layer to achieve the most natural look for your particular skin.

The camouflage product in the Lycogel range is currently available in 12 shades, and only from professionals practitioners.

If you would be interested in a consultation and colour matching session for Lycogel, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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