Lapothicell Tone Up and Cover Cushion (K-Beauty Review)

Lapothicell Tone Up and Cover Cushion is a light to medium coverage (although buildable), SPF 50/PA +++, cushion foundation. Lapothicell is a Seoul, South Korea based Dermo-Cosmetic line. The company quotes itself as being paraben free and does not test on animals.

I  received Lapothicell Tone Up and Cover Cushion complimentary for review purposes from O.8L and Lapothicell. The product I received was shade #23.

A perfect cushion foundation for daytime use, as well as for quick touch ups throughout the day. The product provides a lightweight feel at all levels of coverage. It has a satin-y, powder consistency. It blends well and found it did not cake, or settle into my creases.


I first applied my regular facial moisturizer and primer before using, to see how it’s wear compared to my standard liquid foundation routine. I was able to go through my entire work day without the need for reapplication, or need for blot powder – which I was a bit nervous about, having combo skin. My other initial concern was dryness, which wasn’t an issue. Bottom line my skin was left feeling soft and matte all day, minor skin imperfections concealed.

The cushion comes in a sleek, white compact adorned with a mirror and applicator sponge. The compact has a unique design, not the traditional compact design (imagine two MAC compacts stacked on top of each other). Upon opening the compact from the top, the sponge itself rests on top of another compartment door, separating the sponge from the foundation. The compact opens easily and stayed closed while in my purse. I found it to be the perfect size for my purse and makeup bag. It has a light floral scent, which diminishes quickly.

In addition to being formulated with SPF, added benefits of this product (according to the website) are the inclusion of the ingredients: Niacinamide, Adenosine, Bisabolol and 5 White Flower Complex.

I normally wouldn’t share such a long review and description of ingredients – however, since the packaging didn’t offer much detail in English, I’ll explain some if the ingredients in greater detail below

Niacinamide (a derivative of Vitamin B3) is a skin restoring agent which increases the production of ceramides (an essential part of your skin’s lipid barrier. The lipid barrier allows for the skin to maintain its natural ability to protect itself from environmental and external damage.

Improved skin barrier benefits include:

  • Reduction in skin redness, sensitivity and blotchiness
  • Improved appearance of enlarged pores
  • Decrease in fine lines and wrinkles (boosted collagen and elastin formation)
  • Repair of uneven skin tone and dullness (decreased melanin transfer to epidermis (too much melanin can lead to age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation aka UV damage).
  • Reduced signs of oxidative stress, plus repairing the skins natural healing properties.
  • Improved oil control by repairing the skins natural oil flow ( as ironic as it sounds, when your skin barrier is haywire, over washing can make the problem worse)
  • Protection from the infrared heat of the sun

Adenosine (ATP) is the the main source for providing energy for most of the body’s cellular and muscular functions.
Pertaining to the skin it has as anti-inflammatory effects, as it can improve the circulation of blood to the surface of the skin, helping repair damaged cells and provide energy to cells, boosting Collagen and Elastin production.

Benefits:

  • Skin may appear tighter and smoother
  • A reduction in deep wrinkles in the eye and forehead areas (as it is believed to cause skin cells to relax from a contracted state, therefore minimizing expression lines.

Bisabolol (a derivative of chamomile) is known to have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties.

Benefits:

  • It may improve the appearance of dry and/or damaged skin, and provide a soothing effect as evidenced by a reduction in skin flaking and a more relaxed, supple appearance.
  • Bisabolol also enhances the skins permeation of some cosmetic ingredients.


5 Flower Complex
I am not familiar with, nor was unable to find any published reviews or studies on 5 Flower Complex

My overall thoughts on Lamothicell Tone Up and Cover Cushion are positive. The quality of the product meets my expectations, attractive packaging, formulation, wearability and added skin benefits.

I have however, been hesitant to use cushion products due to concerns about bacteria growth from reusing the cushion over again. I would encourage others to keep cushion products as sanitary as possible. I will keep this product on hand for days when I am in a rush to do my makeup and will need to reapply throughout the day.

My only complaint is not receiving any product information on English. I was able to obtain some product information on the website and .08L website, although I would have preferred to have received a product insert in English.

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