Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation Review

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Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation Review

I’m beyond excited to talk about this foundation today because it’s one that I picked up over the holidays at the end of last year and I’ve been loving it ever since! It’s the Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation and it’s my favorite natural foundation to date! There are a TON of reasons to love this foundation so read on to find out why you need this in your collection if you plan on green-ifying your routine and you want to get the same results as conventional makeup.


About Gressa Skin

 Gressa Skin is a green beauty brand founded in nature with a belief that all natural and certified organic skincare should be safe for your body, but also a luxurious experience. They have a line of skincare and makeup products which all include skin healing plant ingredients for an inclusive beauty ritual that is constantly improving your skin.


Clean Certified Organic Ingredients that Help Heal, Protect and Hydrate Skin

The BEST Natural Liquid Serum Foundation 


This is just to illustrate how little you need to get coverage with this foundation. It is a very small dot of the foundation on my hand. Below is the same amount of foundation only I’ve blended it out a little more in each photo.


That same dot of foundation, but blended out a little bit more and the photo below illustrates that dot of foundation blended completely into my skin. I probably could’ve used a little bit less and still gotten good coverage.


The serum foundation’s consistency is super runny, very much like a thin serum or even like water.

It takes awhile to get used to that aspect of the foundation, but it’s actually a great aspect of the formula because you can apply a very small amount to cover your entire face. The foundation comes in a dropper bottle and you need about 3-6 drops (depending on how good your skin is looking that day) to cover your entire face. I use a buffing brush to apply, but you can also use your fingers or even a foundation brush, if you like.


Find Your Shade: 

  • 01 Warm Porcelain, pale shade with subtle yellows (this is the shade I wear!)
  • 02 Fair-Light, pink undertones
  • 03 Light Medium, olive/slightly warmer undertones
  • 04 Medium, golden yellow undertones
  • 05 Medium-Tan, neutral undertones
  • 06 Tan, warm undertones
  • 07 Light Deep, yellow undertones
  • 08 Deep, red undertones


What I Love

I love that this foundation is both a skincare product as well as a makeup product. The formula includes pigment, but the majority of the formula is a blend of certified organic plant oils. Broccoli seed oil, Gressa’s trademarked healing complex, and various plant extracts work to fight premature aging, protect your skin from free radicals, balance your skin, heal acne, and brighten discolorations.

I love the finish of this foundation.

It’s a near perfect match for my skin tone and it looks like I’m not wearing anything on my skin. The finish just makes my skin look like it’s naturally flawless. My friend told me it didn’t even look like I was wearing any makeup and I frequently get compliments on having such good skin. My skin is in pretty good shape these past few years after switching to an almost exclusively organic skincare routine, but my skin isn’t perfect. This foundation just makes people think it is and I’m okay with that!


^ My makeup- free face! ^ ( my bathroom lighting is warm so that’s why I look so tan LOL)


^ simple makeup look – no filter in natural lighting ^

I’ve come across many reviews for this foundation and while most are positive (not surprised there), a lot have issues with this foundation settling into dry patches. I had the exact same problem with it at first, but I’ve discovered a few key things you can do to minimize or eliminate the problem. If you follow my tips, this foundation looks exactly how it was meant to look: flawless.

Tips for Application

Cleanse and Exfoliate Beforehand.

The first tip is to cleanse and exfoliate before applying this foundation. Since it has a tendency to settle into even the slightest dry patches, you need to deep cleanse properly and exfoliate. My advice is to exfoliate first and then use a deep cleansing oil to ensure your skin is cleansed, but also hydrated.

Moisturize Extensively.

To moisturize your skin even more, I recommend you use either a very hydrating face cream, face oil or face balm. This will help immensely with the issue of foundation setting into dry patches (if you have them). If you have particularly dry skin, add a primer to this step and it will help your skin stay hydrated and your foundation last longer. For oilier skin types, I recommend using a good moisturizer to ensure a nice, even application and finish.

Apply with a Buffing Brush.

Even though this foundation is a bit on the pricey side of things, it will last you AGES. The formula is nearly all plant oils so it’s shelf life is pretty good. It’s a VERY runny formula that goes such a long way. I need maximum 6 drops (and I do mean DROPS) from this dropper bottle foundation to cover my entire face on a bad skin day.

You can apply this with your fingers, but I prefer to use a flat buffing brush because I feel like the finish is a lot prettier than with my fingers.

Also, I prefer to avoid touching my face. So, whenever possible, I like using brushes. Applying this with a buffing brush gives a really good finish. It’s easier, in my opinion, to control where the foundation sets into dry patches so I can minimize any issues if they come up.

You can purchase this foundation at Safe and Chic.

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*This product was purchased with my own money. All opinions and thoughts are 100% honest and based on my own personal experience with the product. Affiliate links in post 😉

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29 thoughts on “Gressa Skin Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation Review

  1. February 1, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    Seems like a nice product. I would like to try it out.

    1. February 3, 2015 at 4:55 PM

      It really is an awesome foundation and my go-to for perfect-looking skin! Let me know how you like it if you try it out ♥

  2. February 1, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    This sounds lovely! I’ve been hearing so many glowing reviews for this brand and product that it’s definitely made its way to the top of my wishlist.
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    1. February 3, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      yeah honestly, I was a little worried when I purchased it because it could’ve been not good, but it ended up replacing my previous HG foundations, including the conventional ones, which is HUGE for me. I’ve had the hardest time finding equivalent if not better makeup products. This one really works well.

  3. juliea
    February 4, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    I I found it helpful to mix a drop of an oil serum and a few spritzes of the rejuvenating neroli mist (also gress) before applying. This really helps it spread and I don’t have a problem with dry or flaky spots.

    1. February 4, 2015 at 5:04 PM

      oh that’s a great idea! Thanks 🙂 I will try this and see my results as well ♥

  4. February 4, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    It looks really good on you! The dropper and lack of browns kinda makes me nervous. LOL.
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    1. February 4, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      thank you! The dropper actually is awesome because it ensures you never waste product and you really need such a small amount that it makes sense to put it in this kind of bottle. The consistency is so runny, almost like water. Also, I know about the limited colors and I think they have plans to expand the color line in the future, but you could contact about getting a sample to see if the colors would match you.

  5. February 4, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    This is an interesting product. I always feel like traditional foundations are so heavy so this looks like something I might like!
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  6. February 5, 2015 at 5:24 AM

    This sounds like a really nice product (next time try taking high quality before and after pics so we can see the full affect)

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  9. April 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Hey Tianna – I am loving this review and I love the “no makeup” makeup look. Definitely going to need to check this out! XO

    1. April 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM

      it’s amazing Margot! I love this foundation so much and it’s ingredients are incredible as well. It’s the perfect foundation for people like me who want something that tricks people into thinking I’m not wearing makeup, heals my skin and fights aging (instead of accelerating it like other formulas might) and also doesn’t clog my pores.

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