If you’ve been a Glossier fan from the beginning, there’s a good chance you’ve been familiar with its Perfecting Skin Tint since the brand launched in 2014. (Damn — can you believe Glossier has been around nearly four years already?) The not-quite-foundation has a dedicated following, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement in its little one-ounce squeezy bottle. So the brand just updated the formula, according to a customer-service email.
Reddit user SS1215 took to the MakeupAddiction forum to share the email: “Thanks so much for purchasing Perfecting Skin Tint! It’s one of the four products that started Glossier (and our skin first philosophy). We work to create innovative and prestige-quality formulas, and, in some cases, that means revisiting the formula of a product in our current lineup. Thanks to extremely helpful feedback from our community, we updated the skin tint formula to improve overall performance (while keeping all of the best parts from the original). You’ll still get the dewy, sheer coverage you know and love, but with smoother application, an updated pigment treatment, and more.”
The email concludes with a promo code that will cover the cost of the customer’s next Perfecting Skin Tint purchase. “We realize that if you’d known skin tint would be changing, you might have waited to make your purchase. To help, we’d love to cover the cost of a new skin tint with the updated formula.”
Allure reached out to Glossier to confirm the veracity of the Reddit post, and a brand representative confirmed that both the reformulation and promo code are the real deal. “We’re offering anyone who bought the original formula in the last 30 days the chance to try the new Perfecting Skin Tint on us via a promo code sent to their email,” she tells us. She also gave us more details about how the formula will be changing and why. “Our goal was to fix some of the issues we faced with our previous formula without compromising the look and effect of toned, smooth, dewy skin. The new formula is the same sheer and breathable one you know and love — just with some improvements.”
Those improvements include an updated pigment treatment that prevents the shade from shifting over time, improved film-formers that help create a soft, hydrating veil atop skin, the addition of cork oak for a breathable barrier that works to prevent water loss, and an updated blend of oils that are rich in omega fatty acids.
That’s all great news, but the best is yet to come: “Inclusivity is one of our core values at Glossier, and we want everyone to experience our products,” the brand representative tells Allure. “We’re currently making more Perfecting Skin Tint shades and plan to launch them within the next year.”
This is the second time in under a month that Glossier is offering a form of reimbursement to those who purchased certain products. When the new Lash Slick mascara was mistakenly marketed as vegan, the brand offered refunds to anyone who had purchased it the first day that it was available.
If you purchased Perfecting Skin Tint in the last month, be on the lookout for an email with the promo code you can apply toward your next bottle of the new formula.
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