FACE POW­DER FOR ACNE

Scottish Daily Mail - - Good Health -

BareMin­er­als blem­ish res­cue skin-clear­ing pow­der foun­da­tion, 6g, £28, baremin­er­als.co.uk

CLAIM: This contains 0.5 per cent sal­i­cylic acid, which the maker says will fight acne and pro­mote clearer skin. It also contains chamomile, aloe vera and oat pro­tein, said to calm skin.

EX­PERT VER­DICT: Dr An­ton Alexan­droff, a con­sul­tant der­ma­tol­o­gist at BMI The Manor Hos­pi­tal in Bed­ford, says: ‘I pre­fer acne pa­tients to avoid makeup be­cause many prod­ucts can block pores and se­ba­ceous glands, which can cause flare-ups. How­ever, some pa­tients strug­gle to leave the house with­out it — and for them, a pow­der like this may be use­ful. The chamomile, aloe vera and oat pro­tein should calm in­flam­ma­tion, and sal­i­cylic acid is thought to ex­fo­li­ate skin and un­clog pores. How­ever, there are no ro­bust clin­i­cal stud­ies to con­firm this. This also contains chlor­phen­esin, a preser­va­tive that can ir­ri­tate some skins.’

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