The new Mineral Sheers ($12.99) has made three sensible changes. The container and brush have been jettisoned in favor of a straightforward compact. It no longer contains bismuth oxychloride, an irritant that can cause cystic acne and, almost certainly, the culprit behind all the complaints about itchy breakouts. And Neutrogena has added a mineral sunscreen. As with the original version, there are vitamins A, C and E.
You have to give Neutrogena credit for trying. However, it still isn't a terribly good product. Perhaps as a result of a heavy hand with the mica, this powder is shimmery to the point of shiny. And if you apply more than a dab or light dusting, the effect is chalky.
Ingredients in new Neutrogena Mineral Sheers
Titanium Dioxide (6.6%) Mica,
Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone,
Oryza Sativa Starch (Rice), Magnesium Myristate, Methicone, Ascorbic
Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantothenic Acid,
Panthenol, Glycine Soja Flour (Soybean), Alumina, Silk Powder, Water,
Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben,
Propylparaben, May Contain: Iron Oxides, Nylon 12, Carmine