Physician’s Formula Part 2: Organic Wear Face Powder

by Valerie on April 17, 2008 · 0 comments

After my overall good experience with the Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer, I was not disappointed with the Pressed Powder. I tried it in Fair Translucent and it’s finely milled and comparable to my Laura Mercier Pressed TranslucentPowder in its finishing ability. Definitely a winner if you want a good translucent powder at a good price point under $15.

Ingredients-wise, it is paraben-free and talc-free. Most powder products do not have parabens because they have no liquid which could get contaminated (and require a preservative), so when you go paraben-free, that is not something that you need to overhaul. Many companies (like Laura Mercier) still put parabens in their powders though.

Another issue with many powder products is talc. Talc is usually an ingredient in a powder, but can clog pores. I love my LM powders (which do have talc) but if you have trouble with clogged pores and wear powder often, it might be worth trying this Physician’s Formula powder.

P.S. Full disclosure: my makeup is not yet paraben-free. I realize I could switch to mineral makeup, but trust me, I would make a mess. When I first switched to paraben-free, I decided to really focus on skincare and bath and body. Fortunately, more companies are going paraben-free, so the makeup switch may be possible very soon without going for mineral makeup.

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