Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30
I have a new pressed powder that I’ve been trying out. It’s Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30! Check out my review on Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16 if you haven’t yet. 🙂 Here are my thoughts on this face powder. I purchased the powder in Translucent. In reality, the color of this powder is apparent. It’s not a no color ‘translucent’ powder as it claims to be. It’s more of a light-medium but leaning towards medium. It was a little dark on my skin, but I continued to use it anyways since I already have it. I can work with the color. I still wanted to see what the formula is like. The overall formulation of the product may work. And honestly, I would be happy if it did. I’m having trouble finding a foundation, liquid or powder, that won’t clog my pores. Read on! ☺
This powder feels fine and soft. It smooths out the texture of the skin. It gave my skin an airbrush look as the product is described on the packaging. I was surprised! I really didn’t expect that. All of the powders I have tried this year didn’t provide my skin much coverage and made my skin look awful. The powder is a medium-full coverage foundation. It can provide light coverage just by simply dusting a bit of powder across the face. With medium-full coverage, it helps to cover minor acne scars and some fine lines here and there. And it actually does help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Besides finding a foundation that doesn’t cause breakouts, another reason why I chose this powder is because it contains SPF. I needed a powder on days when I do wear makeup to reapply my sunscreen. There’s no way I’m going to apply sunscreen again and reapply my makeup. It just doesn’t work. I really do not have the time either.
This powder has a higher SPF compared to the other powder from Physicians Formula (Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16). The SPF in this powder is Titanium Dioxide (15%) and Zinc Oxide (10%). Awesome. But, I had trouble reapplying this powder throughout the day. My skin dried out terribly after each application. It could be because it’s a physical sunscreen. I haven’t found a single sunscreen that’s 100% physical that doesn’t dry out my skin, so I tend to stick to chemical blockers. Unfortunately, the powder accentuated every single pore and wrinkle on my face. It made my pores look more obvious. It’s just too drying on my skin. I tried using it on my face where I was breaking out in pimples. It made my acne look worse by making my skin look oily and greasy. At the same time, the powder collected into oily areas and dry patches. It didn’t truly help to cover spots. The outcome was terrible. I didn’t feel comfortable wearing this on top of acne for coverage or my skin for that matter. It looks like the issue with this powder is when I’m layering or reapplying. The more I put on, the drier my skin gets. Otherwise, the first application seems to go well. But I wanted something that I can reapply throughout the day. lol.
Pros & Cons
- Fine, soft powder
- It’s not messy compared to Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16
- Buildable coverage
- Airbrush finish
- Matte finish
- SPF 30 (15% Titanium Dioxide and 10% Zinc Oxide)
- Not true to color. Translucent has color to it.
- Can look cakey on the skin when reapplying
- Dries out the skin when reapplying
- Accentuates pores and makes them look larger
- Looks matte after application but skin looks oily after a few hours (if you have oily skin)
- Not oil-free. Contains safflower oil. Not necessarily a bad thing but I prefer oil free products due to having excessively oily skin.
- Can cause minor breaks if you have oily skin or acne-prone skin. It did for me. I developed tiny spots of pimples.
It looks like this powder didn’t work out as I wanted. The idea of this product is absolutely perfect. It provides good coverage. It smooths over fine lines and wrinkles. Makes the skin texture look more youthful. You know, that airbrush flawless look. It also contains SPF 30 to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. I wouldn’t mind the color if it didn’t dry my skin out and accentuated every pore, fine line, and wrinkle on my face. Also, it has a very short ingredient list, which I really do love! Since the results were disappointing and not up to par, it’s time to move on to something new. Farewell. 👋🏻