clx333's review of Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

3.8

218 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE 4%, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 21%, ZINC OXIDE 3%, INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: TALC, MICA, NYLON-12, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, DIACETYL BOLDINE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, DIMETHICONE, GENISTEIN, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, LAUROYL LYSINE, ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, PEG-12 GLYCERYL DIMYRISTATE, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, SQUALANE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, UBIQUINONE, ZINC STEARATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ULTRAMARINES

on 5/1/2010 12:07:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

The issue that most people seem to have is the fact that it's too sheer, is cakey, and makes your skin too dry looking, but I think this is meant to be applied sheer. I use [Aveeno Positively Ageless SPF 42] moisturizer. That moisturizer gives my skin a dewy to almost oily look. I just use a small kabuki brush and dab a little powder in the "shiny" spots to give my skin a BRILLIANT glow. However, the moisturizer is a bit thicker. I would also use [Ambi Even&Clear Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30], which I think looks just as good, but not as heavy feeling.
I think that a thicker/creamier moisturizer would help with the dryness. I have normal, maybe a little dry skin and this works fine. I love the idea of the SPF and the packaging is really catchy. However, I don't think this is a product worth purchasing in. I only purchased it hoping it would protect my skin from the sun and I don't know if applying it so sheer would let it reach it's full potential.
I recommend using a really good sunscreen/sunblock with a high SPF, UVA and UVB protection and then just topping it with a powder of your choice.
I really want to try [Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch Compact Foundation SPF 20]. It is also is PA++, which is wonderful. I am confident that it will do everything the Physician's Formula Powder claims to do.


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