It has been ages since I’ve used a product from Physicians Formula, and that’s about to change! I’ve discovered some pretty fantastic PF complexion buys at my local CVS/Pharmacy that have made me want to revisit the brand’s offerings. Have you spied the Youthful Wear collection at your drugstore yet? It’s a 3-step process to create the illusion of more youthful skin, via concealer, foundation, and a finishing powder. There are a lot of those types of products on the market—but where Physicians Formula has a point of difference is in the ‘cosmeceutical’ ingredients.
According to PF, Youthful Wear can make the skin appear to be up to 10 years younger, based on a panel of women who used the Youthful Wear system. There are optical properties to the products that make the skin look and feel smoother, hydrators to make skin look more moist and supple, and an extract that supports collagen production.
- encapsulated ceramide3 and hyaluronic acid — active powders act like microsponges delivering moisture to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase smoothness and elasticity.
- microspheres of magnesium silicate and silica — creates a soft-focus effect and optically blurs fine lines using optical diffusers that also absorb excess oils.
- laminaria algae extract — a plant-based nutritional supplement rich in proteins, polysaccharides, carotenes, and vitamins. Helps protect skin and supports collagen production.
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