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As someone who has always suffered from acne, I try to use heavy makeup as little as possible. In the summer as my skin starts to develop a tan I like to stop using foundation, and switch to bronzer and blush only. Recently I purchased the Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic Multi-Color Custom Pressed Powder thinking it would suit my skin tone well after using many of their other products with good results. Two days after using this, I woke up with the worst breakout I have seen in years. At first it didn`t occur to me that it could the the new makeup. I`ve always had positive results with PF in the past, and I had always heard and thought they had better ingredients than some other companies. I went to the Physicians Formula website to compare the formulas between their other products, and was rather surprised by what I found. The following is listed on the product page for the Magic Mosaic Powder:
NOTE: Due to high demand for this product, we have multiple suppliers and the ingredient listings may be slightly different. Please call our Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-227-0333 with any concerns or questions on ingredients.
INGREDIENT LISTING #1: INGREDIENTS: TALC, SYNTHETIC WAX, ISOPROPYL LANOLATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, CETYL ACETATE, MICA, NYLON-12, LAUROYL LYSINE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL, BHT, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, ULTRAMARINES, MANGANESE VIOLET, CARMINE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, RED 7 LAKE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, BLUE 1 LAKE.
INGREDIENT LISTING #2: INGREDIENTS: TALC, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, POLYBUTENE, BUTYL STEARATE, BHT, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, MAY CONTAIN: MICA, IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, RED 6, RED 7 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, ULTRAMARINES, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN, MANGANESE VIOLET, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, CARMINE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, BLUE 1 LAKE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE. INGREDIENT LISTING #3: TALC, MICA, DIMETHICONE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL , OLYACYLADIPATE - 2, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, ULTRAMARINES.
I had already thrown the box away for mine, so I`m not sure which formulation I received, or if the packaging even indicates which ingredient list the item includes.
I have always heard that Talc contributes to breakouts, but I never gave it much thought until now. There are a lot of ingredients on those lists that I don`t recognize. As someone who has somewhat sensitive skin, and suffers from breakouts, this seems like a bad combination to be putting on my skin.
I haven`t worn any makeup since this breakout occurred over a week ago, and I won`t until I find something natural to use. I`ve made a pact to myself to research ingredients more in the future, and be more conscious of what I`m putting on my skin. I don`t want to use any harsh chemicals, or anything that can contribute to breakouts. I`m getting married next month, I really don`t want to take any more chances with ingredients I can`t even pronounce!
I ordered mineral foundation samples from Everyday Minerals today, and I can`t wait to try them. I really hope they will work for me. I`ve tried other mineral makeup in the past with mixed results, so fingers-crossed this will be a winner.
Stay tuned at: http://smalltownsunkissed.blogspot.com for my journey with natural makeup & my upcoming Everyday Minerals review.