Sappho New Paradigm Essential Foundation


What it is: New Essential Foundation from Sappho.

Why you'll love it: A favourite original base from Sappho has been reformulated with a vegetable-derived, all-natural emulsifier and is now packaged in glass. The improved formula has the same aromatic scent that has made it a cult favourite and is now infused with nourishing herbs and flower essences, phytonutrients and antioxidants. The Essential Foundation delivers beautiful, soft coverage while leaving skin with a soft glow.

Choosing Your Shade:

Bryce - A fair skin tone with neutral undertones.

Mia - A pale skin tone with slightly pink undertones.

Leisha - Suits a pale skin tone with slightly yellow undertones, gives a porcelain finish.

Rachel - A medium, light tone. 

Lisa - A light, mid-tone.

Rosalina - A slightly tan tone with a slight olive base.

Kate - A slightly warm, tan tone.

Jennifer - A light golden tan tone with slight olive undertones. 

Norma- A deep golden tone with cool undertones. 

Sarita - A soft medium tan tone.

Sarah - A rich, deep caramel tone.

Margot- A medium-deep tone with a yellow base. 

Pam - A medium-deep rich base with slightly red undertones. 

Tracey - A deeper rich tone that won't turn grey.


Made in Canada | Product Size 1 fl oz/ 30mL 


Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ethyl Alcohol (Organic), *Aspalathus linearis (Organic Rooibos) Extract, *Calendula officinalis (Organic Calendula) Extract, *Camellia sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, *Shea butter, *Saccharomyces/Agave Tequiliana Leaf Ferment,* Filtrate Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Xantham Gum, Sclerotium Gum,* Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil,* Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,* Cedrus Deodora (Himalayan Cedarwood) Oil, *Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense) Oil, *Cistus Ladaniferus Oil,* Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Oil, Tocopherol,* Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Jojoba Esters, *Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile) oil. May Contain: Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, CI77491, CI77499, CI77493.

* Certified Organic Ingredients. 

How to Apply:

For effective results, follow these tips from our team of green beauty experts:

  • Apply to clean skin.
  • Dot on skin and blend in circular motions. 
  • Blend with fingers or foundation brush. 

sealed with a green kiss ~ Team GK

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Great coverage!

Have used this for years! A great choice for minimalist coverage and evening out of skin tones!

Joey Wojda

Sappho New Paradigm Essential Foundation

Sappho New Paradigm Foundation

Goes on smoothly and evenly and the colour blends in perfectly with my skin tone, The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it tends to roll off in bits if I rub my face.

Belinda Jickling
I started using Sappho - KATE foundation 5 years ago !

I started using the Sappho - Kate - foundation five years ago and despite a couple of formulation changes, I still love it today. It never feels heavy on my face and it goes on nicely with my Green Kiss brush (five years old but no hint of wear). It provides a light, even coverage with no oily film and seems to have a natural sun-screening effect.

Allison Meadows
Smooth as Silk

I really like this foundation as it goes on silky smooth and has a light, delicate finish. A little goes a long way too.