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100% Silk Face Powder

Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Oily Skin
August 17, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 7 Comments
Ladies may merely feel the heat, but this one positively glows. And now that I am half way through an incredibly sticky August, I found myself taking a shine to the concept of mattifying products. The trouble is that so-called mattifying moisturizers don’t work, plus they just add another layer of gunk. Mattifying foundations make my skin look old and dry.  The idea seemed doomed until I saw an oil-absorbing face powder from Japan made with silk.

Made by a company called Chidoriya, 100% Silk Face Powder ($68) had me at hello with the silk alone. Most powders are talc, rice powder or even cornstarch-based and invitation to break out. Silk on the other hand, absorbs oil and is even meant to offer sun protection. Silk fibers have a low molecular weight so, in theory, this face powder should be comfortable and lightweight.

At the same time pearl powder is hopefully going to do a little nifty light diffusion to take some attention away from my shiny cheeks.

Chidoriva doesn’t stop there. It has added in a fistful of oils (although oil does seem oxymoronic in a powder) that will do a girl good whatever the weather, starting with antioxidant green tea and including antibacterial rosemary.  Plus it has introduced me to a new botanical antioxidant called litsea cubeba. The oil extracted from this tree that is native to China shows, according to research, “remarkable” antioxidant activity in comparison with vitamins E and C.

Best of all there was absolutely nothing not to like. By this stage, I was glistening with excitement. Of course, I had to order it. Actually it took a bit of tracking down. So if you are interested, I can give you a short cut. No sweat.

Ingredients (Absolutely translucent/no color):

Silk, Mica (natural minerals), Pearl powder, Camellia sinensis Seed Oil, Coral powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil Litsea Cubeba (Maychang) fruit oil, Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Oil Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil
  • October 14, 2010

    by marta

    I use it alone or over<a href="" rel="nofollow"> Osmotics Inner Light</a>

  • October 14, 2010

    by NANCY

    Do you wear alone or over foundation. I have oily skin and don't wear foundation only powder foundation. But this is just a setting powder. Right?

  • August 19, 2010

    by marta

    So after a couple of days of powdering my nose, I am sold on this stuff. It is completely transparent - so no chalky powdery looks - and deflects light so that my skin looks smoother. It is comfortable to wear. But the real litmus test: shine? Not bad. Pretty good. It doesn't completely eliminate it, but it reduces it very noticeably (given that I am naturally shiny and its 90 degree).

  • August 18, 2010

    by Junko

    Can you follow up with results Marta, after you've powdered your nose a few times with it please :)

  • August 18, 2010

    by marta

    Still waiting. Although I got a notice that it had shipped the next day, so should be hear any hour!

  • August 17, 2010

    by Junko

    Have you received it and tried it yet or are you waiting for it to arrive?

  • August 17, 2010

    by Julie Kay

    This awakens my sleeping "mineral makeup" monster. I can feel her stirring! I shall probably have to check this out... pronto. =) ~jk

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