Tested on animals:No
This touchup pressed powder gets two thumbs up for its lightweight feel and reliable, mineral-based broad-spectrum sun protection. The Translucent shade goes on very sheer and is an easy way to add sun protection throughout the day (just be aware that it does leave a slight white cast on the skin). The Tinted shade could be used for medium-tan skin tones or as a sheer bronzer.
The reason this is not rated higher is because it contains fragrant ylang ylang oil (listed by its Latin name Canaga odorata). Most powders with sunscreen omit fragrant irritants, so this option is less desirable than those. See More Info for details on the problems fragrance presents.
- Pressed powder blends on easily.
- Lightweight texture ideal for touchups.
- Added anti-aging benefit with reliable, mineral-based broad-spectrum sun protection.
- Translucent shade leaves a slight white cast.
- Contains fragrant floral oil that poses a risk of irritation.
Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes chronic irritation that can damage healthy collagen production, lead to or worsen dryness, and impair your skin’s ability to heal. Fragrance-free is the best way to go for all skin types. If fragrance in your skin-care products is important to you, it should be a very low amount to minimize the risk to your skin (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22).