Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation Review & Swatches
Physicians Formula launched a new collection for Spring 2012 entitled Youthful Wear. These products are supposed to shave 10 years off your skin life and make you look instantly younger.
Indeed who doesn’t want that?
Let’s take a look at the Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation.
I loved the powder in this collection so I was quite eager to try the foundation out. Shades are limited to Fair, Light, and Medium but in most cases I seem to always had success finding a perfect match from Physicians Formula so no issues with that however not everyone falls into these shade categories so you’re a bit hindered with the color selection.
This comes in a squeeze tube and includes a small, travel size foundation brush. Physicians Formula has been making big improvements on their brushes as this is soft and shed-free versus their older brushes which shed like a cat and have a scratchy feel.
The formula is a whipped texture that melts into skin and blends easily. Coverage is sheer to medium when built up but probably won’t hide hardcore skin issues. I didn’t personally love the texture of the product as it has a sort of built in primer feel. It’s a bit silicone-like with a velvety finish that seems to roll off my drier skin in an unflattering way. I imagine if you have oily skin or finely lined skin you’ll like how the texture fills lines and mattifies oily areas but if you’re drier like me you probably won’t love the finish. I find the texture will be particularly a turn off for those who avoid silicone primers. I personally don’t like such a primer because it makes me either itchy or just uncomfortable. I like my foundation light enough that I don’t feel it on and this feels heavy to me.
The medium shade is also very orange-y and beige which isn’t suitable for someone, like myself, who has dull skin as it just makes my skin look very tired and old.
Supposedly the formula helps treat the visible signs of aging restoring firmness & elasticity and improving skin’s appearance instantly and long-term. I didn’t really notice any difference in the realms of instantly looking younger and I can’t speak for long term since I’m only into my second week of use.
It’s really something you’ll have to try for yourself as I’m hearing quite a few folks say how much they love it. I sadly, didn’t experience the same feeling. It just felt very heavy and uncomfortable on my skin plus it aged me considerably.
Didn’t love this one.
Sorry, for $14.95 I’d rather indulge in a higher end foundation or BB Cream.
Did so love it?