Hey all beauty geeks!!!Â Is it only me or is everybody tired of dry winters now? I long for spring and summer each passing day. And not just long, I have already started working towards it. Eating right, exercising and, most important of all, shopping for summers. 😉 New arrivals everywhere tempt me enough to start my shopping spree in winters itself. Just not clothes, I am also getting ready for sun exposure. Yup, you guessed right – I am talking about a sunscreen. However, this time I picked up a CC cover pressed powder from Physicians Formula instead of a chemical sunscreen.
I suffer from pigmentation issues and, therefore, always in search for a good mineral sunscreen. Physicians Formula has a whopping 15% titanium dioxide and 10% zinc oxide compared to other drugstore powders. Though I picked it up solely for sunscreen purposes over my foundation, this powder comes with a lot other benefits and claims as well.
About Physicians Formula Super CC+ Cover Powder:
Physicians Formula Super CC Cover Powder was launched late last year as a part of new spring releases. Moving over BB creams and powder mania, this collection introduced CC creams, concealers and pressed powders. The Physicians Formula website describes the product as:
Price : $13.99
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 15%, Zinc Oxide 10% Inactive Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Lauoryl Lysine, Triethylhexanoin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydroxycapric Acid, Hydroxycaprylic Acid, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Lysolecithin, PEG-4, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Silica, Teprenone, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Carmine, Chromium Oxide Greens, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake
My take on Physicians Formula Super CC+ Cover Powder:
Physicians Formula Super CC Cover Powder is available in two shades – Light and Light/Medium. I picked up Light/Medium as it was the only alternative I had. Though, I would have preferred a darker or a translucent shade. The powder has clusters of pink, yellow and blue colors splatteredÂ all over. These are the color correcting shades that the powder talks about. I definitely doubt this claim as the colors are not enough to color correct a skin tone. However, the powder does make the skin even toned and can be used on a foundation to set your makeup. The powder goes on a bit sheer, so there will be not much coverage if you plan to use it alone.
Texture: The powder has a very soft feel. Goes on smoothly and gives an even tone to the skin.
Pigmentation: The color is although sheer but does give a bit coverage to the face. However, this is the part where I say it is a big mismatch for my skin. The powder gives me a white cast and looks dry and patchy.
Staying Power: The powder does stay long and even controls oil on my combination skin.
Packaging: Physicians Formula is known for its cute and attractive packaging. This pressed powder is not an exception. The packaging is a cute dual compartment compact in white. The upper section has powder on top and mirror on the other side. The bottom compartment has a small brush for the application. The brush has dense, short bristles. It might work to give a smooth finish if used in small strokes. The brush is very soft to touch and does not scratch the face.
What I like about Physicians Formula Super CC+ Cover Powder:
- Brilliant sunscreen.
- Smooth application.
- Evens out tone to a certain extent.
- Lasts long.
- Controls oil to an extent.
- Cute and sturdy packaging.
What I do not like about Physicians Formula Super CC+ Cover Powder:
- Looks white and patchy on my face.
- May suit only pale and fair skin tones.
- Bit pricey for a drugstore pressed powder.
- Unavailability in India.
I picked up this powder only for a sunscreen. So, I am happy with that aspect. However, the color is a mismatch for me and makes me look white. This would have been my favorite pressed powder, but for color. If you are pale or fair, this would certainly suit you.
Have you tried Physicians Formula Super CC+ Cover Powder?
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