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The Ordinary High-Coverage Foundation 1.2N Light Neutral 30ml



Coverage Foundations are full-coverage formulations available in a comprehensive shade range across 21 shades. These foundations contain higher pigment levels than the Serum Foundations but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look that can make skin appear more aged. The texture is that of a lightweight non-oily cream.

The pigments used in these formulations are treated for a rich highly-saturated effect. The pigments are suspended in a proprietary spreadability system that allows pigments to look natural on the skin resist collecting within fine lines and stay on for longer. The foundations offer a semi-matte finish and are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers offered by The Ordinary.

The unique suspension system used in the formulations allows shades to look so natural on skin that three shades or more will suit most skin tones. The shades can also be mixed at the time of application if desired.

Coverage Foundations sold in the European Union offer an SPF 15 claim. This protection is achieved without the use of chemical sunscreens and only through physical protection from Titanium Dioxide. Additionally no nano-particles are used to achieve this sun protection. These attributes are unique in foundations because it is exceptionally difficult to create a natural lightweight look and consistent shades when using only non-nano forms of Titanium Dioxide for sun protection without any chemical sunscreen agents.

Please note that the formulations are and will be the same in all markets but the packaging will claim SPF 15 only in the European Union while regulatory processes for claiming SPF in other markets are carried out individually.

Shade Codes:

  • The shades are divided into three categories: 1 for fair to lighter tones 2 for medium tones; and 3 for darker tones.
  • Each category is then classified further by a second digit from 0 to 3 to indicate depth within each category.
  • Finally a letter is added to the shade code to identify the undertone: P (Pink) and R (Red) indicate cool undertones for lighter and darker shades respectively; N indicates a Neutral tone; Y indicates a Yellow undertone. Each shade code has a descriptive name as well. For example 1.2P is Light with Pink Undertones while 3.0Y is Medium Dark with Yellow Undertones.
  • Three of the shades have an additional letter at the end: S indicates Silver highlights and G indicates Gold highlights; these shades use natural-looking and exceptionally fine dispersions of metallic effect pigments for added highlight.


  • Shake before use. Dispense a small amount into the palm or the back of your hand. Smooth on and blend throughout the face ideally outward from the midpoint of the face.


  • Aqua (Water) Coconut Alkanes Dimethicone Isodecyl Neopentanoate Caprylyl Methicone Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer Glycerin Trimethylsiloxysilicate PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer Coco Caprylate/Caprate Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone Sucrose Laurate Dipropylene Glycol Polysilicone-11 Tocopherol Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate Disteardimonium Hectorite Hectorite Dimethicone/ Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer Dimethyl Isosorbide Sodium Chloride Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate Phenoxyethanol Chlorphenesin. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Iron Oxides (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499) Tin Oxide Aluminum Hydroxide Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) Mica Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
  • Alcohol-free oil-free nut-free vegan gluten-free soy-free cruelty-free

What you get:

  • 1 x Liquid Foundation 30ml

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The Ordinary High-Coverage Foundation 1.2N Light Neutral 30ml

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The Ordinary High-Coverage Foundation 1.2N Light Neutral 30ml