Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation
Essential Foundation

Essential Foundation

Regular price $58.00
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Captures all that is beautiful about skin.

A rich, organic formula created for light to medium coverage imparting a soft satin finish that lasts.

Award-winning, this vegan foundation is made with certified organic ingredients as well as low heavy metal, ethically mined-minerals. It is especially embraced by those with combination skin and feels light as a feather. Offered in 14 global tones.

Discover your perfect shade match here.

Aloe barbadensis Leaf extract*, Alcohol*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum parkii Butter*, Simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Glyceryl stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Jojoba Esters, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Azadirachta Indica Seed Oil*, Beta-Sitosterol, Sclerotium Gum, Squalene, Tocopherol, Saccharomyces/Agave Tequilana Leaf Ferment Filtrate*, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract*, Calendula officinalis flower extract*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Cistus Ladaniferus Oil, Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil,* Boswellia Serrata Oil*, Lavandula angustifolia oil*, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate*, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil*, Chamomilla Recutita Oil*, Soybean Peroxidase, Superoxide dismutase, Linalool, may contain +/- CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77947

* Denotes certified organic (pesticide free) ingredients

  EU Certified 

In order from deep to fair...

Tracey: Deep hue with slightly cool undertones 
Pam: Medium dark with slight red undertones 
Margot: Medium dark with a slightly yellow base (NEW!) 
Sarah: Deep caramel tone 
Sarita: Light caramel with slight olive undertone 
Norma: Deep golden with cool undertones (NEW!) 
Jennifer: Golden slight tan base 
Kate: Slightly tan base 
Rosalina: Fuller medium with slight olive undertone 
Lisa: Light medium with a slight yellow undertone 
Rachel: Light with a slight yellow undertone 
Leisha: Pale with slight yellow undertone 
Mia: Very pale with slightly pink undertone 
Bryce: Very pale with slightly yellow undertone

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Essential Foundation shade descriptions and swatches from palest to darkest

Shake before use. Apply a small dab of the liquid foundation to your cheeks, chin and forehead. Using clean fingers or a brush, blend the foundation outward. Finish with a dusting of setting powder, loose or pressed, if needed.

Can be applied with your fingers, sponge, brush or try our buffer brush for a smooth, airbrush-like finish. Build coverage as needed. For sheer coverage, it is easily thinned with moisturizer or serum. For a dewier finish, try mixing with a drop or two of your favourite face oil before applying.

Read this article for more detailed application tips.

Because what we put on our bodies can go into our bloodstream, our EU certified, award winning organic foundation has been formulated with low heavy metal minerals and natural ingredients. It is carefully designed to maximize the effects of its phytonutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and their effect on skin, unlocking the potential for powerful anti-aging defence, while providing light to medium coverage.

Essential Foundation is a breathable formula that keeps the skin feeling clean while offering moisture and silky coverage that is buildable and feels weightless. Free of regular coconut oil, moisturizing and soothing with organic aloe vera juice, jojoba oil and shea butter, it is suitable for all skin types and a favorite for those with oily skin or problematic breakouts, especially if looking for a foundation without dimethicone or silicone.

  • Light to medium coverage natural foundation
  • For all skin types, including acne-prone, oily, dry, combination, sensitive skin
  • Skincare-like formula with antioxidants, phytonutrients & flavonoids
  • 82% certified organic ingredients
  • Low heavy metal minerals, ethically sourced and verified child labor free
  • PETA certified vegan & cruelty free
  • Made in Canada
  • Packaged in glass bottle
  • Available in 14 stunning shades
  • EU Certified

Made effective by nature.

Blue Agave natural ingredient in organic foundation formula
Fermented Blue Agave utilizes the plant's defence mechanisms to effectively moisturize the skin and stimulate collagen synthesis.
Shea Butter nourishing moisturizing ingredient in sappho natural foundation 
An extremely effective natural ingredient considered a Natural Moisturizing Factor, Shea Butter's structure is similar to the lipid content in the skin and its moisturizers are the same as those produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands.

Calendula flowers soothing plant extract in natural makeup made in Canada
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract is a great anti-inflammatory and vulnerary action said to be helpful for acne, eczema & related skin issues. It helps to soothe skin, giving it a soft appearance.

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Testimonials

SAPPHO products are clean products I don't have to worry about using on my sensitive and aging skin. I highly recommend...

LaDeana A. P.

After a year of searching on the web for a clean, vegan, cruelty-free foundation that didn't leave my skin feeling sticky or dry, I came across this one and couldn't be happier with it! [...] So glad I finally found you!

Kimberly G.

A new paradigm

In harmony with our world.

Our cosmetics are free of animal products and by-products, toxic synthetic chemicals, preservatives and fragrances, silicones, gluten, GMOs, mineral oil, talc and nanoparticles, with every ingredient surpassing safety scores, rating 2 or less on the EWG's Skin Deep database. 

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