It’s marketed as a “clean, fresh, shine-free look that lasts.” It’s also dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and won’t clog your pores.
But is Cover Girl’s pressed powder really good for your skin? Or, is this just marketing hype?
To find out just how good this makeup is, Jewell’s Naturals researched each of the ingredients to determine if the product lives up to its claims.
To make it easy to understand how valuable or toxic these products are, you’ll see a color code beside each ingredient:
Safe Caution Avoid
Dimethicone—Cover Girl’s big claim to fame has always been that the makeup won’t clog your pores. But one of the ingredients, dimethicone, is designed to smooth lines and pores. It creates this smooth, even effect by filling in your pores with liquid silicone! This thin rubbery layer on your skin can trap all kinds of things in your pores, like dirt and dead skin cells.
So no, Cover Girl’s pressed powder does not live up to this promise. However, the nice medicinal smell leads you to believe that it’s doing its job.
Polyethylene-Would you believe that this is plastic?! Yes, plastic! The Environmental Working Group gave it a rating of 1 out of 10, with 10 as the most dangerous. But the even though the EWG is a good resource, it’s not the final answer. A low EWG rating simply means there are few or no studies that have proven an ingredient harmful. Doesn’t make you feel very safe about applying tiny plastic particles to your face, does it?
Talc—This is a soft mineral mined from the earth. So far so good. However, it can be found to naturally occur with asbestos, a known carcinogen. If the talc is not mined and processed correctly, the asbestos can make its way into your skincare and makeup. Unless the label says the talc is certified free of