FAQs

FAQs

Yes. As of February 2017, we updated the product cartons for our top products with a new look. However, only the outer carton has changed. Inside, you’re still getting the same great products and ingredients that you know and love. We think the new design better reflects the purpose of our mission – to provide products that have multiple benefits – sun protection, skin care benefits, and correction. Plus, we think the new design just looks great, and we hope you do too.
Our natural finish pressed foundation provides a buildable medium to full coverage.
We spent countless hours reformulating our shades to create neutral shades that will be a fit for more skin tones while simplifying the choice down to fewer options so that you are more likely to get the right shade on the first try. One significant change is that all of our shades are now neutral, while our previous shades incorporated either cool or warm undertones. SHADE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON USAGE OF OTHER COLORESCIENCE PRODUCTS If you already use our Tint du Soleil foundation or Brush-on Sunscreen, it’s easy to find your match, since you already know if you’re Light, Medium, Tan or Deep. If you’re new to Colorescience, first decide which of the four shades you fall under, and then read on. Light will match with our Light Ivory shade. Deep will match with our Deep Mocha shade. Medium skin tones simply need to decide if they are on the lighter or darker side of medium: Medium Bisque is lighter; Medium Sand is darker. Tan skin tones also choose between two shades: Tan Natural as a lighter tan, and Tan Golden as a darker shade of tan. Since all shades are neutral, they blend seamlessly into the skin, matching a wide range of skin tones. SHADE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PREVIOUS TO NEW SHADES Previous Shade New Shade Light as a Feather Light Ivory Pass the Butter Light Ivory All Dolled Up Medium Bisque (lighter), Medium Sand (darker) All Even Medium Bisque (lighter), Medium Sand (darker) California Girl Medium Bisque (lighter), Medium Sand (darker) Second Skin Medium Bisque (lighter), Medium Sand (darker) Girl from Ipanema Tan Natural (lighter), Tan Golden (darker) Not Too Deep Tan Natural (lighter), Tan Golden (darker) Taste of Honey Tan Natural (lighter), Tan Golden (darker) Toast of the Town Deep Mocha Rich Mocha Deep Mocha
Rub across knuckles lightly in circular motion 2-3 minutes until you notice powder flowing evenly, now brush is primed. Clean with rubbing alcohol on paper towel and lightly go through brush bristles weekly.
The FDA has established requirements for all over-the-counter drug products (sunscreens) to go through stability testing to assure products are stable and have appropriate expiry dating. All products with less than 3 years real time stability testing must include an expiry date on their packaging per federal regulations. After the product passes 3-year real time stability testing then a company has the choice to no longer include an expiry date as the testing supports stability for at least 3 years. Some Colorescience® products are currently in stability testing and therefore are still required to have an expiry date until the 3-year mark is surpassed and products pass all stability requirements. Current products listing expiry date: Skin Mattifying Primer SPF 20 Even Up™ Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50 Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20
None of our products are certified as gluten-free as no testing has been done on any finished product. That claim is usually reserved for food products. All of our raw materials are sourced as gluten free but we cannot guarantee there is no cross contamination with gluten ingredients in the production and transportation process.
Colorescience does not use paraben preservative systems. We do, however, use some raw material blends which contain parabens. These incidental parabens are included at a very low use levels relative to what is allowed globally.
Colorescience only uses the highest proprietary blend of minerals and no fragrances, no mineral oil, alcohol or talc and have sunscreen in most of our product line.
Colorescience itself does not conduct any animal testing.
The concern with “powder” sunscreens has been the very small particle sizes used in some powder sunscreen formulations. The particle size that has risen concerns range in size from 1 and 100 nanometers. Colorescience can confirm that all of our Mineral Sunscreens have been tested and do not fall into the above mentioned small particle size.
The decision to discontinue the Sunforgettable refills was made primarily with our customers’ skin health in mind. Our Quality Control along with R&D teams were finding that the brush will tend to become slightly clogged little by little after being used over an extended period of time (even when cleaned regularly). When this happens, the customer does not get an ample amount of powder dispensing from the brush, causing them to not be fully protected. In regards to the pressed foundation compact refills the decision to not offer this item moving forward was made because we found looking at the sales volume that most customers preferred a new compact each time.
We have a number of stockist around the country selling various products from the Colorescience range. Click here to FIND A STOCKIST. We also carefully select the partners that we authorize to sell our products to ensure that you always receive a safe and consistent experience with Colorescience products. Below are the sellers that we have authorized to sell online: skinmiles.com dermastore.co.za We are aware of unauthorized sellers that sell our products through their own websites or via other large websites, such as Walmart.com. Please note that in most situations involving a large, reputable online retailer, our products are actually being sold by a third-party reseller, not unlike a seller on eBay (for example, an independent seller that is selling on Walmart.com, but not directly affiliated with Walmart). We’re unable to verify the authenticity, ingredients, or safety of products purchased through these unauthorized sellers, and we cannot confirm that the products they are selling were manufactured by Colorescience. In some cases, the products may be original Colorescience products, but outdated, expired, defective, or manufactured/packaged for other markets. If you choose to purchase from one of these resellers, please be aware that you do so at your own risk, and we’re not able to stand behind (or verify the authenticity of) those products.