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


@SilleeMee wrote:

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.

 


@SilleeMee 

 

Thank you!  I have heard good things about PUR!  Will check it out!!!  

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@Fressa wrote:

It sounds like we have similar skin types/issues and are in the same age range. Here's what works for me: 

 

Dr. Denese Day Cream (multi task product: moisturizer/sunscreen/foundation 

Bobbi Brown foundation stick: Days I want a total face of make up

Laura Geller Balance & Brighton: I use this alone over a moistuirzer on days when my skin is really dry. I can use this alone because it's a powder that is a cream base.  (My moisturizer is Dr.Denese Dream Cream)

 

None of these settle in my lines and last all day. I have super sensitive skin with a tone of allergies and issues so my list accomodates what season/issue is happening on that day.

Hope one of these give you results.


@Fressa 

 

Thank you!  I appreciate your suggestions.  Yes, there are some nice products to address issues but when we factor in our sensitivities and also our mature skin, many products are just not good for us.  

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@Dazlin wrote:
Loreal Hydra Perfect...its wonderful. I've used high end department store brands, and saw this in Walmart...I can't believe how nice it is.

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Thank yu!  Adding this to my list!!! 

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


@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

@CalminHeart wrote:

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.


@CalminHeart 

 

What do you use if you don't mind my asking?  I have used several Cover Girl foundations and powders.  I have not had any issues with them as far as allergies but the powders all seem to look drying on me.  I am just now starting to try some of the Neutrogena products.  Thanks!!! 


 

I use serums and moisturizers without filler oils. My skin needs moisture, not filler oils.   I like all the Nutrogena oil-free products and soaps and I just used them all up.  I'm currently using Isomer's pure hyaluronic acid serum with a bit of moisturizer over it at night.  I use Estee Lauder oil-free moisturizer during the day.  I particularly like Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair serum and moisturizers but use them during the day.  I use Patchology under eye patches a couple of times a week.  I don't put moisturizer on my nose because it's just too oily as it is. I have tried so many regular and fancy brands over the years and these are the ones that are working best for me right now.  I've had to change products as I aged since they work on different things.

 

I use one of 2 soaps/cleansers for face and body -- Shea Moisture Raw Shae Butter with frankincense & myrrh (the only scented soap I've ever ever been able to use) or L'Occitane shae butter extra gentle milk soap.  Frankincense and myrrh are supposed to be anti-aging but there isn't a lot in the soap.  Anyway, most cleansers don't agree with my skin so I stick to super gentle ones.  

 

I don't use makeup unless it's a special situation. I like a matte look, not a shiny look. I've tried what feels like hundreds of brands.  Right now, I use Estee Lauder oil-free matte powder when I want a little cover.  I've been searching for a lightweight under eye concealer but haven't found one that works for me yet.  I've used the Clinique redness powder and bases/foundations in the past.  I use Anastasia eyebrow pencil and shadow.  I was using Cover Girl and Loreal shadows, blush, and brow pencils but most irritated my skin (and didn't last long enough).  My skin is ultra sensitive.

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

You might want to look at Sharon Danley's youtube videos.  She is in her 60's and wears only powder foundations.  Her skin always looks nice for her age.

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@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

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! 


@AngelPuppy1   I’d skip the powder (almost impossible to find a non-drying one that’s fragrance free) & try using an anti-shine primer in the areas you like matte...t-zone..or all over. The other option is to change to a long wearing matte foundation.

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@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

@fancy pantsy wrote:

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! 


@fancy pantsy 

 

The Loreal lumi foundation does not have fragrance?  I have seen it in the stores but never have really used Loreal makeups.  This sounds nice the way you describe it.  I have also never used B & B over foundation --- only by itself.  Thanks so much! 


@AngelPuppy1 ,  i can't be certain about if it has fragrance or not because sometimes it's the fragrance that gets me, and sometimes i have a reaction while wearing makeup that is fragrance free.  it's so frustrating.  all i know is that there is some ingredient that affects me.  so i keep it simple.  

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Thank you, nxt time I am at store I will check it out!

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@Shanus wrote:

@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

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! 


@AngelPuppy1   I’d skip the powder (almost impossible to find a non-drying one that’s fragrance free) & try using an anti-shine primer in the areas you like matte...t-zone..or all over. The other option is to change to a long wearing matte foundation.


@Shanus 

I never thought of an anti-shine primer.  Don't the matte foundation and anti-shine primers make your face dry or appear dry?  This is definitely what I don't want --- a dry, dull looking face.  I guess I don't know how to explain the look I am wanting.  I  don't like when your foundation looks shiny, I think it looks messy.  Thanks for your reply!  

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


@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

@Shanus wrote:

@AngelPuppy1 wrote:

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! 


@AngelPuppy1   I’d skip the powder (almost impossible to find a non-drying one that’s fragrance free) & try using an anti-shine primer in the areas you like matte...t-zone..or all over. The other option is to change to a long wearing matte foundation.


@Shanus 

I never thought of an anti-shine primer.  Don't the matte foundation and anti-shine primers make your face dry or appear dry?  This is definitely what I don't want --- a dry, dull looking face.  I guess I don't know how to explain the look I am wanting.  I  don't like when your foundation looks shiny, I think it looks messy.  Thanks for your reply!  


@AngelPuppy1   I presume you’re looking for a slightly dewey, healthy...not oily complexion. If your skin looks too dry w/ the primer or matte foundation, that’s when you can use a setting spray to add back a moist look or a drop of highlighting.