Best Translucent Powder for Oily skin AND Dry Skin

Best Translucent Powder for Oily skin AND Dry Skin

So for those of you who don’t know,
translucent face powder is used to set make-up, control that oily shine, and give
a matte look. So that’s more popular with people who are under shiny lights or
have extra oily skin. But did you know that there’s a certain type of
translucent face powder that’s also beneficial for people who have
hyperpigmentation and dry skin? So most translucent powders are made of
one or the following, or a combination of any of the two or three. So the fir-, the
more common one is Talc, the second one is Zea Mays, and the third one is Silica or
Mica. So the first one is the most common one, and that’s Talc. Talc can be
comedogenic to people who tend to be breakout prone or tend to get those
bumpy, flesh-colored bumpy skin. So the second one is corn starch. Corn starch,
which is Zea Mays, is also very common in a lot of mineral-based make-up, and that
also controls oil. However, corn starch has some sugar molecules in that. And so what
that can do when it is in contact with moisture is, it can actually increase
bacteria and yeast growth. So for those of you who break-, are breakout prone, or
you have Rosacea, Psoriasis, or Eczema on your face, it’s also not recommended. And
then the last one is Mica. And Mica is a mineral, and it gives that shimmery, kind
of frosty-looking look, and that is in, actually a lot, not only translucent face
powders, but it’s in blush, it’s in highlighters, it’s also in eyeshadows.
Now just be careful with Mica because if you inhale it over time, it has been
linked to causing Fibrosis in the lungs. So then what is a better alternative for
these translucent face powders if your skin tends to be sensitive, or you have
Acne, or Rosacea, Psoriasis, or Eczema? Well first let me introduce myself. My name is
Christy and I own Go See Christy Beauty Boutique. I have a lic-, a professional
license to treat clients that have Acne,
hyperpigmentation, and also address fine lines and wrinkles. So if you haven’t
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Because that really helps to support our channel. So, here we go into the next-, what
to use for an alternative for translucent face powders. Okay, so that
alternative for the translucent face powders is translucent RICE powders. They
are not as common. Now I’m not talking about the ones that they BLEND in with
Talc, or Mica, or cornstarch. You have to be careful, because rice powder is not-, it
is not a cheap ingredient. So a lot of times when you get it, look at the
ingredients list, because a lot of times they will make it a BLEND instead of 100% rice powder in it. So what is the difference between
translucent rice powder and regular rice powder?
Well first, regular rice powder ranges in shades. It can be all the way from light, to
all the way to opaque. So if you’ve ever seen those Japanese women, Geisha women,
where they have the white all over their face, that is the opaque rice powder. And
rice powder actually originated in Asia because rice powder has a Phytic Acid,
which are natural lighteners-and- brighteners of the skin. And translucent
is obviously sheer. So there’s two types of trans-, or-, there’s…
So not only does the translucent rice powder, you know, set make-up and
control oil, rice has a unique ability to absorb oil, but also release moisture
back into the skin. So it helps with age spots, and hyperpigmentation, and it also
increases your skin to hold in moisture. And the other thing that makes it
translucent, or sheer, is because that is micronized, pulverized rice. So here I
actually have rice powder. It did take a while for me to find it because every
time I contacted a company, I asked them, “Is it a blend? Is it filled with Talc?
Or is it filled with corn starch, or Mica?” So this one here, the three main
ingredients in rice powder, which is the full blend is, it has Phytic Acid. And
Phytic Acid is a natural lightener-and- brightener to the skin. So if you are
someone who has hyperpigmentation, or you have age spots, over time, in addition to
using lightening agents for your skin, the rice powder really helps increase
that efficacy. The second one, in addition to the Phytic Acid, it is has Allantoin.
And Allantoin is a natural anti-inflammatory and actually increases
moisture in your skin. And third, it has Ferulic Acid. And Ferulic Acid is derived
from rice bran oil, it is an anti-oxidant, and what is great about Ferulic Acid
is, it actually INCREASES the efficacy of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. And how it does
that is, that when Vitamin C used alone starts to neutralize the free radicals,
it needs to re-energize itself to continue fighting the free-, the free
radicals, and Ferulic Acid helps boost the anti-oxidant properties of those two
ingredients. And so if you don’t understand about how that works, we did
have a video prior to this and it was talking about-, it’s called “The
Anti-Aging Ingredients That You Don’t Ever Want to Mix”. So go ahead and catch
that later. So because pure rice powder is so
beneficial for the skin, it actually helps increase and promote healthy skin,
and actually promotes skin repair. So these are some things that you need to
look for in rice powder. So one of the things that you want to look for in the
rice powder is you want to make sure that if you have oily or breakout-prone
skin, you don’t want to look for rice powder that’s blended with, like I
mentioned earlier in the video, Talc, or synthetic ingredients, or Silica. So those
are the two main ingredients you don’t want blended. If you can find the
ingredients that have PURE rice powder, that is the one that you want to get. You
also don’t want to get anything that has synthetic fragrance. And one of the keys
is, when you’re looking at the ingredients list, if it says “Fragrance”
and then in parenthesis “(Parfum)”, P-A-R-F-U-M, then usually that means that the
fragrance was derived synthetically. And then with dry-skin-to-normal-skin, you
want to avoid using the rice powder mixed with Silica because that will
actually OVER-dry your skin. And for those of you who have sensitive skin
types, or you already have Rosacea, Eczema, or Psoriasis, you definitely don’t want
to be using the corn starch. If you can find the rice powder, that will be more
beneficial to your skin. So here comes the PRO TIP on how to use the rice
powder for your specific skin care types. So for those of you who have oily skin
or breakout-prone skin, first of all, you want to use a full-sized kabuki brush,
like this, or even a bigger. So the the fluffier the better. Okay? And what you
want to do is, before you put on your foundation, you want to lightly dust the
rice powder all over your face with a very full-sized kabuki brush. Then, apply
your mineral make-up on top of that. And then when that mineral-, or your liquid
make-up or your mineral make-up is on top of that, then you want to do that AGAIN.
You want to take your full-sized kabuki brush, and you want to lightly dust on
top of the foundation, and your blush. And that will work as a
setting powder. So that is for oily skin. Now for dry skin, remember it actually
releases slowly, into your skin, moisture. So what you want to do is, after you put
on your sunscreen, and what’s great about this is because it does have Ferulic Acid in rice powder, it actually INCREASES the photo-aging protection
abilities of the sunscreen. So after you put on your sunscreen, and your liquid
foundation or your mineral make-up, lightly dust the rice powder after you
put on your blush and your powder. And you only have to do it ONCE for dry skin.
Now why I like this particular rice powder is because, first of all, if you
look at the ingredients here, the first one is “Kosher Grade Rice Powder”. And then
the next one is “Authentic Silk Powder”. And silk powder is actually derived from
sil-, the silk that the silkworms produce. And the authentic silk powder is both an
anti-inflammatory agent, so it helps reduce redness, and it really helps with
people who have Rosacea, or Eczema, or Acne, so it reduces that redness, but it
also has that unique ability to RELEASE moisture, and also ABSORB oil. Okay so
this rice powder, and I’m going to put a link if you are interested in this, it
has a NO FILLERS. So it doesn’t have any Talc,
it doesn’t have any soy, gluten, Mica, Bismuth, or any of the other fillers that
you typically see in rice powders. And BELIEVE me, I have looked, and looked, and looked. So, this one absolutely doesn’t have any of those fillers in there. And
for those of you who are still with me, here is an additional PRO TIP: You can
actually take this rice powder and-, because it does have a small amount of
Kaolin clay, and you can actually mix it with water or a toner, and you can use it
as a face mask. And what it does is it actually absorbs
excess oil if you have oily skin, increase moisture abilities if you have
dry skin, and actually it helps lighten- and-brighten your skin tone. So there is
that one tip for you. The links are all in the descriptions below, as well as
most of our videos. So thank you for watching, we’ll see you in the next video!

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  1. OOOh! This sounds great! I do have oily skin, but past translucent ones I have used either get cakey or dry me out around my nose.

  2. Parfum… that is good to know, I always wondered about that.. you are full of information that is so helpful! ~Elizabeth

  3. I just bought a setting powder today. I watched so many videos to find one but now I realize I was so clueless. 😢 I’m so glad I saw this.

  4. Christy, what do you think of the brand "Tatcha?" I do use some of their products. Thank you so much! I'm truly addicted to your channel. Just subscribed😘

  5. Would it possible to use organic rice flour as a setting powder, and in masks? It is a lot less expensive, and is readily available in grocery stores. Thank you for your advice!

  6. Just discovered and am really enjoying your channel and videos. I have a tub of rice powder from the pharmacy to soothe skin irritations. Can I just use that as a setting powder or does it have to be specially treated and milled? Ciao from Italy, L
    P.S. It is 100% rice powder.

  7. Where can i get this? 🙂 Do you ship to europe? I want to buy this ✨ 🍃Thank you for your videos!

  8. Thank you for this informative video. I live in Europe. Could you recommend a similar product available in Europe?

  9. Would you advice to use vitamin c also in the day time, i usually use it only before sleeping, or can i use the powder also before sleeping because of the ferulic acid

  10. I really really love your videos. Amazing knowledge and helping people with it. Thank you so much Christy. I am expecting videos for pigmentation soon thank u once again.

  11. When will you have more rice powder in your store? I’m very excited to try it! I love how informational your videos are and you are just gorgeous!

  12. Hey Christy, I usually never get pimples but I’ve been breaking out lately and someone told me to squeeze lemon juice on my face and let it sit for about 20 minutes and then pat dry off with water, is this a good home remedy or not ?? Thank u, love ur channel

  13. Thank you very much for taking your busy schedule to reply. Carry on your excellent knowledge and work.
    Kind regards saffron 💐

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