I tried the Physician’s Formula Mineral Makeup powder brush. I bought it for the purpose of brightening up my skin during the winter months and hoped that it would even out some of my blotchiness.
For what I paid, in comparison to other mineral makeup prices, I shouldn’t be surprised at my results. It was comparable to using a regular powder on my face, with a bronzer highlighting.
While it was easy to use and the color was not hard to match with my skin tone, it offered nothing new for my makeup that other products I have used before haven’t.
It didn’t feel dry or change the way my skin felt, but then again, I was hoping that it would make my skin feel a little lighter.
I will continue to use the brush until it’s gone as a nice sweep of powder over my foundation, but I won’t purchase this product again.
Thanks Angela for your review.
I’ve never checked out Physicians Formula before so I thought this would be a good opportunity.
Below are the ingredients for their Mineral Wear Loose Powder (from their website):
MICA, ZINC OXIDE, ZINC STEARATE,BORON NITRIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, RETINYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES.
A quick check with the Skin Deep Database and I found that this product would receive a moderate safety rating. The ingredients that are problematic are the parabens, retinyl palmitate and the tocopheryl acetate.
Physician’s Formula is not a signer with Safe Cosmetics and while they say on their website that they do not do animal testing they have not signed a pledge with either Caring Consumer or Leaping Bunny.
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