Healthy Finish Pressed Powder SPF 15 offers the option of shine control and additional sun protection, with a titanium dioxide- and zinc oxide-based sunscreen. This has a velvety feel and goes on evenly and smoothly without looking chalky or dry. You'll find this provides light to medium coverage and has a soft matte finish. It can be used as a pressed-powder foundation (best for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin) or simply used with a powder brush to set makeup or touch up your sun protection (over sunscreen or foundation with sunscreen) without redoing your makeup. Please keep in mind that we don't recommend relying on any SPF-rated pressed powder as your sole source of sun protection because it is unlikely anyone will layer it thickly enough to achieve optimal sun protection. It is best to use an SPF 15 powder in conjunction with a moisturizer or foundation that has an SPF 15 or greater and that contains UVA-protecting ingredients. Three neutral shades are available plus Healthy Tan, which has a soft bronze tone.
Shades Flaxen and Healthy Tan:
Active: Titanium Dioxide (7%), Zinc Oxide (8%), Other: Talc (absorbent), Squalane (emollient), Octyldodecyl Myristate (emollient/binder), Magnesium Carbonate (absorbent mineral), Octyldodecanol (binding agent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Hydrogenated Lecithin (emollient), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (antioxidants), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea (preservatives), May Contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides (all pigments, both natural and synthetic, used for coverage, cling and opacity), Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens (all FDA-approved pigments)
Shades Buff Beige and Neutral:
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.80%; Zinc Oxide 7.75%.
Other Ingredients: Talc (absorbent), Squalane (emollient), Octyldodecyl Myristate (emollient/binder), Magnesium Carbonate (absorbent mineral), Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer (anti-caking agent/texture enhancer), Octyldodceanol (binding agent), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Hydrogenated Lecithin (emollient), Aluminum Hydroxide (opacifying agent), Stearic Acid (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (silicone binding agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate (antioxidants), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea (preservatives).
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride (all pigments, both natural and synthetic, used for coverage, cling and opacity), Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Green (cosmetic pigments).
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride (all earth minerals used for coverage, cling and opacity), Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Green (pigments).
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Paula's Choice was created in 1995 in response to the many readers who asked Paula to develop her own products. Given Paula's unique overview of the cosmetics industry, 30+ years of research, and earnest desire to help people find the best products for their skin-care needs, creating her own products was a natural extension of her work. Paula's Choice range of products are designed to meet the needs and preferences of just about every skin type and concern imaginable using only proven ingredients substantiated by published research.
Paula's Choice products provide:
- State-of-the-art formulas based on reliable, published skin-care research
- Proven effective solutions for wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin
- Gentle yet effective products for those seeking a natural skin-care routine
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