Mineral makeup contains SPF?

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Mineral makeup contains SPF?

Post by NSmith » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:25 pm

I’m wondering if the mineral foundations (specifically the powders) can be considered to have any SPF on their own because of their ingredients? I have been looking online but can’t seem to find any definitive answer to my question. Thank you!
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Re: Mineral makeup contains SPF?

Post by JenW » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:36 pm

All we can really say is there may be some. Generally, assume it is very low to none.

We can't legally claim there is an spf, or give a ballpark number. It changes the way the product has to be classified. SPF has to be tested in a lab, and the product is considered a drug. And that leads to all kinds of testing and regulations (not that those things are a bad thing). However, it would change the way the company would have to do business.

My advice is: Do Not count on mineral makeup as a source of SPF. It might help, but other tested products are your best bet.
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