Another day, another beauty product that I have to tell you about because guys, it’s that good.
I was recently perusing The Cut when I came across an article on Iris & Romeo’s Best Skin Days–an all-in-one skincare and SPF product that is packed with beneficial skincare ingredients and SPF, too. So y’all know what mama had to do–ADD TO CART, SISTER.
What can I say, The Cut’s review sold me.
Here’s what really tickled my pickle–the SPF is zinc oxide-based, not chemical, which is a major, major plus in my book. (You can read all about why I prefer physical sunblocks versus chemical sunscreens here, and why I generally “lean clean” when it comes to my beauty products here.)
First Things First--What's Inside?
Think of Iris & Romeo Best Skin Days as a tinted moisturizer with a handful of other skin-loving ingredients packed in:
- Bulgarian rose extract (at “clinical levels,” according to the company)
- Green tea
- Zinc oxide for sun protection
- Moringa oil
- Sunflower seed oil
- Coconut water
Note: This formula does have dimethicone, which is a silicone. I know some green beauty lovers are wary of that ingredient, but I find that it makes the formula and application a lot more elegant. Considering it’s a foundation-adjacent product, you want it to have a little slip to it, so it glides onto your skin evenly.
What It Feels Like
The consistency of Iris & Romeo Best Skin Days is thick; think along the lines of a cold cream. It does not feel heavy on the skin after you apply it, though. It melted right into my skin after I brushed it on.
I use this IT Cosmetics brush for almost every type of liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer product I use, and it’s amazing. Like, been on all my MVP beauty products lists, amazing.
Why It's Worth the Price (in My Humble Opinion)
I’m not gonna lie; you may experience sticker shock looking at the price. $64 is a lot by most standards for a makeup product, but what you have to consider is that this is technically a skincare-makeup hybrid, and you’re getting the benefit of multiple ingredients at once.
Also, the jar is large–1.75 ounces, which is the standard size of a face cream jar.
All Right, So How Does it Actually Look?
Now Give Me the Bullet Points
- Clean beauty all the way. Unless you’re averse to dimethicone, as mentioned above, there is no irritating ingredient in here–at least not by my standards.
- Zinc oxide sunblock is gentle on the skin
- You don’t need a separate moisturizer and foundation; this can serve as both.
- A true natural finish. It gives light to medium coverage, but your skin definitely peeks through and it almost gives your skin a lit-from-within look.
- Huge jar that will last a long time
- Did not need to set with a finishing powder because it soaks right into the skin.
- If you have oily skin, this may not be the best fit for you. It’s not oily on its own, but with its rich consistency, I can see someone with oilier skin thinking this product is too much.
- Limited shade range
- On the expensive side
- If you want a heavy coverage foundation, not the product you’re looking for
This gets a big thumbs up from me! I’m always on the lookout for products that have clean SPF, and give natural coverage, and this is it!
What do you think; have you ever tried Iris & Romeo? What’s your go-to products for natural coverage that also has sun protection? Let me know in Comments below!