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The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 - LW2

The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 - LW2 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1517.
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$15.99 Special Price $10.39
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Product Benefits

    What It Is:

    A long-wearing, buildable, and breathable foundation that provides lightweight, medium-to-full coverage with a healthy, satin finish.

    Why It’s Good For You:

    Compatible with all skin types and featuring our exclusive Brightening Complex and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, brighten and improve the appearance of skin tone. Added boost of Vitamins A, C & E provides a flawless, healthy coverage.

    Key Ingredients:

    Brightening Complex (Chinese Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract), Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Salts), Vitamin A, C& E Antioxidant Blend, Protective SPF 20

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 3% Inactive Ingredients: Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Propanediol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylene Brassylate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Silica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Evodia Rutaecarpa (Wu-Zhu-Yu) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Retinyl Palmitate, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, BHT, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)."
Shake bottle before each use.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was my everyday foundation for a very long time. Although the applicator is not ideal (doefoot), the formula gives you a natural, radiant, healthy look. It shows normal signs of wear on a long day, and it does sink into my fine lines, but it still looks better than most of my other foundations that still do that but also look cakey. It is sheer to medium coverage, which is no longer my everyday preference (and why its not my go-to anymore). Unfortunately, the shade range is disappointing. And dont rely on the indicated undertones when picking your ahade as it isnt always accurate, look up swatches instead!
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this product. It's my go-to, everyday foundation. It's got light to medium coverage for a smooth, slightly luminous look. Doesn't cling to my dry patches, sink into my smile lines or cake up around my nose, which the a problem with nearly every foundation I've tried, regardless of how high coverage it was. It balances out my redness without completely covering my natural skin. Honestly, I'd recommend this to anyone with dry/normal skin. I very rarely get oily so I don't know how well it would work for someone with that precise problem.. But it's my holy grail & I'll definitely repurchase when I run out! [product:physicians-formula-the-healthy-foundation-spf-20]
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful foundation .. horrible smell I bought this foundation to review on my YouTube channel. Omg the finish of this foundation is beautiful but the smell is horrible. I don’t know if it was just my foundation, but I bought 2 along with the healthy powder it smelled the same. I thought that after putting more products on it the smell would go away but it didn’t.
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHY HAS THIS BEEN DISCONTINUED? Makes no sense! Fantastic foundation, extremely positive reviews and yet it has been discontinued. Does anyone at P.F. listen to what customers want? Please bring this back. Why discontinue a product that everyone loves, you only force customers to switch to another brand???????
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my HG/ holy grail foundation!!!! PF please do not ever discontinue this!! I had been using a $120 foundation for years that was my HG at the time and then I heard some influencers say this compares to really expensive foundations. I knew I had to try it, and I'm so glad I did. This looks beautiful on my very dry skin. I look hydrated, flawless and since I prefer a more matte appearance I just dust a little of my favorite setting powder over the top and it stays soft matte all day long. Highly recommend this if you want the effects of some really higher end foundations for a fraction of the price!
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural-looking foundations around! Firstly, I LOVE the packaging. It reminds me of Clinique’s, and the application wand is wonderful. My only complaint is that much of the product can be wasted since the wand cannot reach all areas of the glass bottle. The smell is so and so but tolerable. You can smell the spf in it but that personally never bothered me. The application is AMAZING. F3 matched my skin tone perfectly. It has buildable coverage (I used a damp beauty blender) and looks better throughout the day. I have oily skin and at first, it has a slight matte finish but as the day went by, the natural oils in my skin created this porcelain look to my face. I received many compliments over my “illuminating skin”. This does transfer since it is not a heavy type of foundation so it can be set with a setting mist spray or lightly with powder.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like Silk….But it Smells Horrible! I just bought it, love everything about it, except the SMELL! Smells like burnt walnuts! Or like finger nail polish remover. That needs to be changed! Otherwise, it is awesome! Love the stick applicator! It is a flawless foundation. Hope they can fix the way it smells!
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So it's a doe foot applicator, which is not my preferred applicator but with that out of the way, this is beautiful on my skin, especially mixed with my milani prep set and glow powder. It makes my skin look healthy (guess that's why they tund my face. It holds up well on me throughout the day when I set it. I get things of compliments saying how radiant my skin looks when I wear this. And it doesn't look cakey. It builds nicely and isn't total full coverage, but does create a lovely healthy glow. I do feel like it wears better set throughout the day but the way I look when I do is just gorgeous.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring back this product I am DEVASTATED this has been discontinued. This was the best foundation I have ever tried, and I have tried MANY, from drugstore to high end and everything in between. I've suffered from cystic acne my whole life and not only did this foundation not break me out further but I swear continued use of this product, along with a new and improved skincare routine, help heal my acne and now I am acne free. I'm so so sad it's gone. Please consider bringing it back.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please Do Not Discontinue Healthy Foundation Afer using pricey high end foundaions that failed I finally found your Healthy Foundation that gave coverage but looked natural and didn't have a negative effect on my oily skin. I don't like your other foundation its too oily for my already oily t-zone. I was a loyal customer, recommended you to others, but I will stop and go elsewhere if you discontinue it.
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has been my go to foundation for about a year now! I usually have an allergic reaction to SPF in body and face products, but this one doesn't irritate my skin. It gives me a nice medium coverage, so I can even out my complexion, but it doesn't look like a mask. It is dewy when applied, but powder will set it in a beautiful way. After a few hours, my natural oils will poke through slightly, making my skin look fresh and hydrated. What sucks is that the lightest shade it still slightly too dark for my winter skin, which is when I most need a more satin dewy foundation, but I make it work anyway.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using the same foundation for years and decided to switch it up. I went with Physicians Formula because it's hands down my favorite drugstore makeup brand. This foundation definitely didn't let me down! I love how it has a foam brush on the end to make application easy before blending it with my sponge. It matches my skin tone almost perfectly with light to medium coverage that is so buildable and blendable. It leaves you with a flawless airbrush finish. It is such a lightweight, breathable formula it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing make up! I have extremely acne prone skin and this doesn't clog my pores or cause any break outs whatsoever. Definitely my new go-to foundation.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW. This is a hidden drugstore GEM. I could not believe how quickly the foundation hid my imperfections. Making any discolorations disappear on the spot. I love wearing this to work, it is super light weight and last all day. It gives a nice natural look and doesn't look cakey. It does have some flashback (because of the spf) but overall it looks great. I will say that if you have larger pores this foundation might extenuate them. I tend to have larger pores right along side my nose and they sometimes they can stand out but honestly I have had high-end foundations that have made them look WAY worse. For the price and overall quality, I absolutely love it. It has become one of my staples!
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DEVASTATED THIS IS DISCONTINUED I went through dozens of foundations. I have rosacea, acne, sensitive and dry skin. I HATE heavy make up and cakey foundation. And everything makes me break out. I swear my skin is BETTER from this foundation. This is literally THE BEST foundation I’ve ever used and I’ve bought dozens of $50-$80 foundations. I’ve been desperately trying to find a comparable product to no avail. The fact that I can’t buy this anymore is horrifying. I’m so sad.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PRETTY PLEASE BRING THIS BACK Out of all the foundations I've used over the years, luxury & high-end, I feel this is the best, even compared to La Mer. I sincerely hope this foundation was not discontinued but instead re-vamped with a new applicator style, possibly a pump or even just an twist open bottle. It's literally too good to just discard.
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is one of the better foundations out there. It has good coverage and doesn’t sit on top of my skin like others tend to do. It lasts all day....with my career that says a lot considering I’m not just in the office all day, but out on showings, looking underneath houses, inspections and all sorts of weather....only my nose and chin area seem to show the wear after a long day. The only thing I don’t like about this foundation is that it dries down very quickly. So make sure to work fast when applying. Also wish it had just a slight bit of luminosity to give more of a natural looking finish.
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just a thought Why in the world would a company discontinue their highest rated foundation? Honestly
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Smell This foundation is beautiful on the skin. As far as looks go it's my favorite that I have tried so far. The smell of this foundation is horrible! I don't if anything can be done about the scent without adding perfumes but the smell does not go away once you put it on. I'm sitting here an hour and a half after I did my makeup and I can still smell it. This would be a 5 star foundation for me if it were not for the smell of it.
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please don't discontinue the LC1. It's my favorite It's one of the best foundations that I've ever used. It's very difficult to find foundations made without commonly used toxins, that also gives a good and buildable coverage, at a reasonable price. I tried the FC1, but the formulation is not the same and it did not hold up all day like the LC1.
Date published: 2020-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good match plus SPF 20, but odd smell I am a medium-toned Asian and the color I chose by description only - MW2 - is a pretty good match to my complexion in the summer time. It seems to be a better match than L'Oreal true match W4, which is a little too light, and W4.5, which is a little too dark. This product is SPF 20 which is higher than L'Oreal true match, which is SPF 17, and it has a nice applicator. The reason I am giving it 3 stars instead of 5 is because it does have a distracting coffee smell, that is somewhat acrid in the beginning. The smell does dissipate after 2-3 hours. Also, I found Customer Service to be lacking when I asked them about the best matches/recommendations to the L'Oreal colors. The response: "You may look on our website for color swatches of the foundations, and even go in stores to test out the products and find your perfect match of foundation." Duh!?? I would like more guidance than that. So, for those of you who use L'Oreal true match W4 or W4.5, I would recommend trying this product if you have eye allergies and want more SPF, but you have to put up with the smell for 2-3 hours before the smell wears off or you get use to it.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay perfect color match The smell is unusual. It's slightly sweet and vanilla and yet oddly smells of paint all at once. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it could be far worse. This foundation is light coverage on me but looks very fresh. It reminds of a very similar product discontinued foundation from a French cosmetics company I love. It will not cover blemishes so a concealer is a must. I think this a nice everyday wear product but probably not for event makeup. I wish it dried down a little more. I have dry skin but it never feels as though this foundation sets. It's always on top of the skin lightly moist. Powder is necessary if you want that feeling to go away. I enjoy the product because it's an exact color match for my skin and it gives skin a very natural fresh appearance.
Date published: 2020-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Foundation I just bought my first bottle of this foundation. I cleaned my face and applied it. I have used Cover Girl all my life. But this foundation is off the charts! Made my skin look healthy and feel good. Blends very well. Covers blemishes and even out skin tone. Thank you making this!!
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Foundation This has become my favorite foundation. I have mature combo/oily skin with a few enlarged-pores and fine lines. This not only covers well it doesn't emphasize my flaws. Please do not stop making this - it beats out any others I’ve tried, including expensive high end formulas.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my top three foundations and definitely my favorite drug store foundation for a gorgeous even and dewy foundation. Can be found online at Amazon and in store at places like Ulta, Walgreens, and Walmart so it's fairly accessible as well. Features a doe foot applicator for quick and precise application. Contains hyaluronic acid and Chinese Wu Zhu Yu extract. Super easy to blend and never looks cakey, orange, or un natural. Even on oily skin with a matte primer or a primer like the milk make up hydro grip this looks flawless without breaking you out. If you haven't tried it you should!
Date published: 2020-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This has quickly become my new go to foundation! It's light to medium coverage but def not full. So if you like full coverage this won't be for you. However it looks like skin and leave a natural finish. I'm giving it 4 stars because it does not last long on the skin. If you set it really well and use a setting spray you can get like 6 hours of wear maybe. For me its perfect for everyday and when it fades it fades beautifully. It's not like there foundation patches it all jut kinda goes together. But really this is worth thing I really love it despite its wearability. I think it would work with all skin types, dry skin use a hydrating primer, oily skin use a mattifying primer and you'll be good!
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Despite so-so reviews on YouTube, I really wanted to try this foundation because everyone mentioned the natural finish. I really like it! My biggest problem is that the doe foot applicator is stupid and you have to keep dipping it in to get enough product but it really does look lovely on the skin! It is not a long-lasting foundation, and usually wears off at the 8-10 hour mark, but on my oily skin, everything does so I don't mind. It only gets to a medium coverage which is fine. I'm mw2 which is perfect for summer, but the shade down is way too light. I highly recommend giving it a shot!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite foundation This is my favorite foundation. I’d rather use this one, over any high end foundation I own. It works great and blends out easily. The coverage is medium to high and the foundation is long lasting on my combination skin. I usually purchase the shade LN3, but I noticed it’s been out of stock for a while. And I just found out that the foundation is being discontinued. Please, don’t discontinue such a great product!
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please don’t discontinue a product that can’t be r This foundation is fantastic! It is the only product I have found that procides the right amount of coverage, and is very natural. I did have to buy it online. The stores no longer carry it. Please join me in asking the company to NOT discontinue this great produ. It took me years to find a foundation that provided perfect coverage and did not cause adult cystic acne. Please keep making this! It is great!
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please NEVER stop making this foundation!! I got this foundation recently and I am in love!! It looks absolutely beautiful on my skin, almost like I am not even wearing any makeup. Dries down nicely and lasts me all day. My ONLY complaint is that I prefer a pump vs the doe foot applicator.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love this foundation. It covers everything I need it to on most days, and is probably about medium coverage. It lasts all day for me, with no creasing or caking anywhere on my face. My only complaint would be that the doe foot applicator doesn’t pick up much product, so I end up dipping it back in at least five times to get enough on my face, usually more. In my experience this one does apply best with a sponge. I typically use the pink L’Oréal sponge, and get great results. It still looks fine with a brush, but just better with a sponge. Overall I love this product. A lot.
Date published: 2018-05-28
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I saw the whole Healthy Foundation line on clearance at a few Canadian stores. Is it being discontinued, or rebranded? This is the first foundation i loved in a while. please let me know whats up <3.

Asked by: yougotgail
That's sthe probleml withPhysician's Formula, you love something and boom it's gone, this has happened more than once to me. Sorory
Answered by: Missy
Date published: 2020-07-09

how long does shipping usually take?

Asked by: Nhm2323
2 to 3 weeks
Answered by: MEMSKIDS
Date published: 2020-01-23

Advised I have yellow undertones. Should I chose a color in the Cool, Warm, or Neutral category?

Asked by: Tarvetso
Generally want to choose warm for peachy, golden yellow undertones 
Answered by: Tabi
Date published: 2020-03-09

Please tell me you are not discontinuing the Healthy Foundation??! ! Everyone loves that foundation! And the one you added has only sheer to light coverage!! Why would it be on sale for $6.99 and on clearance at CVS if it wasn’t being discontinued? 

Asked by: Angela
I emailed the company & they indeed confirmed "The product you're inquiring about is being discontinued."
Answered by: Fally77
Date published: 2020-07-09

It’s on clearance at every store, sometimes as low as $4. So my question it being discontinued?

Asked by: Cali mom
Yes, I emailed the company & they indeed confirmed this line has been discontinued. Such a shame as this foundation is beautiful.
Answered by: Fally77
Date published: 2020-02-28

Us Clique CN10 what color would I use?

Asked by: Wobble2017
Hi, I would recommend FN4-Fair Neutral 4. I'm a touch lighter than you are and I'm a cool tone...I think you would be safe with this shade. It's a really nice foundation and out-preforms my Estee Lauder foundation.
Answered by: katiekates66
Date published: 2020-01-15

I want to know what color I should order. I wear bear minerals rescue foundation in wheat 4.5

Asked by: Donna
I have also used the Wheat 4.5 from Bare Minerals and I wear either the LN4 or MN3 in the Physician's Formula Healthy Foundation. I find LN4 is sometimes too light so I mix the two together or use the foundation adjusting drops to get a closer match; hope this helps.
Answered by: SimplyMeOver50
Date published: 2020-08-16

Hi. I want to know what would be my shade. I use tarte 13N Ivory. Thank you! 

Asked by: rachel625
I would go with the FN3 if you're closer to the fairer end of the spectrum during the winter months and FN4 for the summer months. Tarte's foundation seems to run lighter so I'd say it's a pretty safe bet.
Answered by: Kimberly
Date published: 2019-10-16
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