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Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

I am having more issues with foundation and powder!  

 

I am an older lady, 66, and have fair, sensiive skin, with rosacea issues, so I have to be careful what I use.  Especially no fragrance.

 

I use many different foundations and like to use a bit of powder to cut the shine.  I do not have oily skin but I don't like my skin to look shiny from the foundation and also the powder keeps the foundation from rubbing off.  

 

However, powder seems to make my skin look and feel dry and accentuate fine lines and make me look older.  Who needs that, right?  I try and use a light hand.  

 

Is there such a thing as a facial powder that is moisturizing?  

 

I do at times use Balance & Brighten.  It is pretty good and not too drying but at times I would rather use a liquid or cream foundation.

 

I think for me the fewer layers I use on my skin, the better.  And less likely I will have issues with products sinking in lines, etc.

 

Any suggestions for products or tips would really be appreciated!

 

As an after thought, maybe I am just using the wrong type of foundation for the look I am wanting.

 

I don't like a really matte look, but I don't like a really shiny look either.  My skin is more on the dry side, too.

 

Thanks so much! 

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

i also have problems with fragrance and a lot of ingredents in makeup.  i have narrowed my face down to this:   i use a tiny bit of loreal lumi liquid foundation (just in the areas of redness and a tiny bit around the eye) and then i layer the balance and brighten (sort of heavy handed) over that and buff it in.   i do press out the areas where i have lines with my fingertips before i put on the b & b.  my skin is also dry, but i find the lumi gives me a nice glow, even with the b & b over it.  i will be 70 next month. 

 

good luck! 

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

I don't think you can do better than Balance & Brighten for mature skin

I'm 66

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

A dermatologist told me that I should avoid makeup containing oils because they aggravate rosacea. I also avoid moisturizers and other products that have unnecessary oils.  There are a lot of good products out there without filler oils.  

 

Cover Girl, Nutrogena, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, and a few other OTC brands offer some oil-free powders.  

 

I'm 65 and have fair, sensitive skin.   I can't use Balance and Brighten or Bare Minerals as they make my T-zone oilier than normal.  But everyone reacts differently to products.

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

I use Perricone MD No Make Up Instant Blur during warm weather when my skin tends to get shiny. 

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

Maybe it’s not the powder you’re using but more about something in your skincare routine that needs to be addressed.  

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

@AngelPuppy1 

Hi I will soon be 56 and i still have very sensitive oily acne prone skin .While I don't have a lot of lines I do have large pores and old acne marks and found many powders do settle in those and make them look more noticeable . I have been enjoying Ilia Flow -Thru Radiant spf 20 powder in Moondance . Its portable so you can carry it around . I use it over makeup over just over my sunscreen when wearing no makeup . beautiful fresh finish with no  sparkle or shiny just a nice  soft finish . I have sensitve skin and have had no problems . You can find it at 'green beauty" sites like Detox Market and Credo , but now Sephora sells it so you can always return it if you don't like it . Good Luck ! 

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

@AngelPuppy1  Have you tried Laura Geller's Quench n Tint cream foundation? I know you're looking for a powder, but this works really well with a dusting (or more) of Balance & Brighten over it. I'm 64.

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

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@AngelPuppy1 

IT has been hawking their new Moisturizing Powder Foundation. claiming it to be their secret sauce moisturizer converted into a powder foundation.  I cannot speak to any kind of a review as I have not actually tried it, but the whole claim to it is that it is EXTREMELY moisturizing.  

 

It is sold here on the Q and you can explore the reviews on your own to see if its something you might like.

 

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Hydrating Powder w/ Brush - A350229

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Re: Looking for a non-drying, moisturizing, facial powder -- is there such a thing?

I like PUR 4-in-1 powder foundation. It's not drying and contains shea butter. In their product description it says:

 

"Gives skin moisturization."

 

HSN sells PUR cosmetics.