What's In It Wednesday: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Foundation

Thursday, July 23, 2009




What's In It Wednesday is a day late and I apologize! Nick has had t-ball this week and just finished up with Vacation Bible School. Between playdates, museum trips, library outings, and my business, I have not been able to devote as much time to C & G as usual. That will change when Summer Vacation is over.

Today we're looking at a product in the Organic Wear line by Physicians Formula. It is one of the few items in the line I haven't yet reviewed. It's the liquid foundation....So, let's see what is in it!



Active Ingredient:


Titanium Dioxide--a natural sunscreen, can be used as a colorant and to make makeup more opaque. This is quite safe. If you're working with a concentration of 100% titanium dioxide and inhale it or are using it in an aerosol form, you would want to use a mask.

Inactive Ingredients:

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Water--Orange Fruit Water. This is steam distilled from an orange. It helps give the poduct a scent. To have a true skin benefit and still provide an orange scent, neroli would be preferred.

Glycerin--humectant

Oleyl Alcohol--A fatty, non drying alcohol. In some cases, Oleyl Alcohol comes from fish.

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil--Sunflower Seed Oil

Water

Glyceryl Stearate SE-- a safe surfactant

Titanium Dioxide--a natural sunscreen, can be used as a colorant and to make makeup more opaque. This is quite safe. If you're working with a concentration of 100% titanium dioxide and inhale it or are using it in an aerosol form, you would want to use a mask.

Iron Oxide--colorant

Soy Lecithin--derived from soybeans, this is a much safer alternative to the tradition "lecithin" you'll see on so many labels. That type is often animal-derived. When it is not, it often is derived from palm. Lecithin used to be considered a very benign ingredient, however, it has recently been shown to contain Nitrosamines, which are highly toxic.

Cyathea Cumingii Leaf Extract--This is New Zealand Fern. Anecdotal evidence shows this to be lifting and firming.

Glycine Soya Oil--Safe. Soybean oil can add a radiance to the skin and even out tone. It is hydrating.

Olea Europea Fruit Oil--A completely safe and natural skin conditioner

Xanthum Gum--Binder and thickener. Safe.

Glyceryl Caprylate--a skin conditioner. While it is safe in a small concentration such as this, too much could cause irritation

Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment Filtrate--this is naturally anti-microbial herbal extract. Also helps to prevent dandruff.

Colloidal Silver--antibacterial, wound treating; helps with acne scarring and infections. Do not worry about this one. You may recall a man with permanently blue skin on Oprah a couple of years ago on a segmant with Dr. Oz. The man said that he was ingesting colloidal silver for its immune system benefits and that his skin was now blue. To have this happen, one would need to ingest an insanely large amount of the ingredient each day. In such a small percentage, this is of no harm to the skin.

Lavendula Angustifolia Oil--Fabulous for calming down irritated and "stressed" skin


The C & G Verdict:


As you can see, I have not highlighted ANY ingredients in this to run away from. This is very rare for What's In It Wednesday!

I have tried this product and can tell you it blends with ease using a taklon brush or a cosmetics wedge. It is creamy, light, and natural.

My favorite liquid makeup is the Sheer Focus from Smashbox. This is similar in terms of ease of application, but with a bit more coverage.

To use, I shake very well and blend quickly.

It lasts all day and leaves a radiance behind.

This is a great product, is convenient, and very affordable!


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