Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16
I stopped using liquid foundations and bb creams. The ones I’ve used so far have caused more harm than good. My skin needs a break from heavy foundations. Now I’m on the search for the perfect (or at least a decent powder) that doesn’t break me out. I picked up Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16. I’ve used Physicians Formula powders before. I’m pretty sure I’ve used this one before once upon a time. I just don’t remember what it’s like. The ingredients are very minimal. It contains less than 15 ingredients. I thought I would give it a chance again due to that fact. I’m running low on options too, since every foundation breaks me out. Also, this powder contains SPF 16 to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. It’s not a high SPF pressed powder but every little bit helps. ☀
This face powder is soft and feels super silky to touch. It’s fine and ultra smooth. Very easy to spread on the facial skin. It goes on effortlessly due to the silky and velvety nature of the product. The powder tends to crumble easily when used with a face brush. I lightly swish a makeup brush over the powder, and it’s already breaking apart. Perhaps a little too much for my liking. I feel that I’m using more product than I should. I would suggest going light on this face powder. Don’t be too heavy-handed. The compact gets really messy too, since powder gets everywhere. To my surprise, this powder gives full coverage. It smooths out the skin and makes it look like I’m wearing liquid foundation without the shine.
I loved the way it looked when I first applied it but reapplying the powder did not work. It made my skin look heavy and cakey. It gave me that too much makeup look that looks fake and made up. It settled into large pores and looked blotchy on my skin. This powder is definitely not good for oily skin. It made my skin appear more oily and migrated all over my face throughout the day. It just sits on top of my skin as it melts all over my face. And to my disappointment, it irritated my skin and broke me out. This powder is just too greasy on my oily skin. I really liked the coverage, but it didn’t work out in the end as I had hoped for. I stopped using it immediately after noticing my old breakouts re-clogging and seeing new breakouts appearing out of nowhere.
Pros & Cons
- Fine, soft, smooth, silky, what’s more to like? This powder feels like a dream.
- Buildable coverage
- SPF 16 (6% Titanium Dioxide and 4.5% Zinc Oxide)
- The powder crumbles very easily, which can lead to an excess use of product. The excess product can be tapped off, but it gets annoying. This also leaves the compact messy after use.
- Not true to color. Translucent isn’t truly translucent. It has color.
- Not good on oily skin. Left my skin super oily and greasy.
- Can look cakey on the skin
- Breakouts. It did for me and irritated those spots. It made my skin red.
- SPF 16 is too low. I always shoot for SPF 30+.
- Contains squalane. Which I think contributed to breakouts in my skin. It just sat on top of my skin.
Overall, this powder has really good coverage. Much better than I expected, especially when it’s a drugstore foundation! The texture of the powder is also silky and smooth. Super soft and velvety. Too bad it’s not compatible with my skin type. It’s too heavy and oily. Sat on my skin and irritated it, which led to breakouts. Irritated existing pimples and re-clogged them. I noticed my pores filling up so quick. Reapplying this powder was difficult, since it made my skin and overall look appear cakey and made up. It looked like I was wearing a ton of makeup. The powder does contain SPF 16, but it’s pretty low, in my opinion. Yes, a little bit of sun protection is better than nothing, but I’m not too impressed. Looks like another dud. I won’t purchase again. If you missed out, check out my review on the Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder from Physicians Formula: Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 👈🏻 Thank you for reading. ♥