Product Review: Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer

by Bionic Beauty on 29.May.2008 · 9 comments

Physician's Formula Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer
After many hours of searching my local stores and coming up short, I finally found the clerks at my local drugstore opening boxes of Physician’s Formula Organic Wear! I sat right next to them and bounced on my toes. I swear they thought I was bonkers for being so excited about some new retail makeup coming in.

After waiting for them to unbox, I found they had bonus packs with a tube of Tinted Moisturizer and the Organic Mineral Veil for $14.99. Score One for Bionic Beauty!!

I picked up the Light to Natural color Tinted Moisturizer (TM from here on out…), due to Nenette’s recommendation that shades run a bit light. As soon as I got home, I washed my face and whipped out a fresh foundation sponge. I shook the tube, and shook again to make sure it was blended.

The TM makeup does have a scent, but I quite like it. It’s a trace of tea tree, citrus, and something else “clean”, possibly a bit of herb (basil?). Anyhow, if you do shake it up, it should apply nicely. I adore the coverage this makeup gives, and it does last through the day. SPF 15 helps protect your skin from sun damage. Here’s my sole dislike – after using my cell phone about half way through the day, I wound up with some of the makeup on my phone’s screen. Kinda icky. And it does contain Talc, so if you are allergic, I would beware. With my overly hyper-sensitive I had no reactions, dryness, or itching.

Big Green Bonuses: Free of parabens, Free of synthetic preservatives, No harsh chemicals, Fully recyclable (and made from recycled material) packaging, No animal testing, EcoCert certified.

I’ll certainly be a buyer again.

Ingredients: Active-Titanium Dioxide 3.95%. Inactives- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Water*, Water, Alcohol SD*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima Oil*, Lecithin*, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil*, Talc, Butyrospermum Parkii*, Olea Eurpoaea Fruit Unsaponifiables, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter*, Alginic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Wheat Bran Glucosides, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrated Silica, Iron Oxide, Xanthan Gum. *Produced from organic farming.

You can buy the Physician’s Formula line online at (EXCEPT the Tinted Moisturizer. Weird, huh?) or try your local drugstore, Target (mine hardly has any still), Walmart (had very good luck here) or other mass market retailer. The Organic Wear website has a store locater. Prices are around $9-10 a tube. There are great prices at Drugstore.comPhysicians Formula Tinted Moisturizer makeup!

For more reading, check out my reviews and looks created with Physician’s Formula and Organic Wear!


1 Suzann May 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Hi Jami,

Great – I’m on my way out the door as we speak. I’ve always loved Physician’s Formula – they’ve been around a long time. And their prices are excellent. Thanks for reviewing this. I’ve never used T.M., always full coverage makeup. But why? Now would be the time to try T.M. It would be so much easier!


2 BionicBeauty May 30, 2008 at 8:49 am

Never used TM? Nah… I’m in denial. lol. Since I’m a TM nut. 😉 Let me know if you picked some up and how you like it. I’d love to hear others opinions.

3 momdog June 18, 2008 at 10:59 am

I purchased the natural to tan shade and it was way too light, so I am going to try and return to Walmart for the shade darker.

4 Mariana G September 22, 2009 at 2:57 am

Any advice for acne afflicted skin? I have some large pores here and there as well and I’ve recently discovered that any mineral or powder make up doesn’t absorb but rather creates a dusty layer on my face that ends up creating excess oil or shine…Please help, its bugging me out of my wits!

5 Bionic Beauty September 22, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Mariana, You’ve come to the right place for difficult skin. I have VERY sensitive skin which breaks out to every little thing. So… here’s some reading for you…
My favorites are Mario Badescu’s Buffering Lotion, and all the products I’ve listed in “Acne Tips for Teens” article (which you can find all those articles at the link above).

I hope this helps. And please never hesitate to comment with questions. I’m here to help!

Cheers! And welcome to Bionic Beauty!

6 Kelly November 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm

I am a 40++ woman with very dry, sometimes peeling skin that is breakout prone, highly sensitive, and oh yes, combined with hormonal challenges. Sounds pretty…huh. Over the years, I have tried endless high-end and low-end moisturizers, cleansers, foundations, and make-up that caused irritation, more break-outs, etc. An endless cycle of skin torture. In addition, I also have focus on eco-friendly, low-toxicity levels, cruelty free products. Until I tried the PF Organic Wear line, specifically the tinted moisturizer and foundation pump, and bronzer/blush combo, I thought I was hopeless. One application of the light-to-natural tinted moisturizer and I’m hooked. It gave me an immediate visible difference, and my skin responded. With a little bronzer/blush which applies smoothly over the tint, I’m ready for the day. The tints do seem to be light, but blend nicely.

7 Kim Karsha January 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Heard about the Made from Earth skincare products from one of my co-workers. Since the majority of us are big fans of organic products we tend to discuss them quite a bit.

Received a sample of the “3 Berry Face Serum” and was extremely impressed! Ordered a full-sized container of this product 2 days later. My skin is pretty sensitive & is also dry.

I did hesitate when I read the ingredients (on website after I’d tried the sample of this product) because I have had no allergic reaction at all. Have now been using this product at night for over a month & am extremely satisfied with the results & the product itself! Just 2 pumps of this product will cover my face & neck. It leaves my skin, moisturized without greasiness, soft, & seems to have even improved my skin tone/texture/clarity to a small degree.

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