You Asked, We Answered: The Product Salve For Your Sweaty Summer Skin

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We're a sympathetic bunch here at Beauty Nation. I myself have gone through myriad acne issues when I was younger and was disappointed time and time again with products that just didn't work. Today, I still have yet to find myself as the cool, collected cucumber of a woman that's expected of a beauty writer. So, I totally understand R29 reader Lola G.'s dilemma when she was disappointed with her experience with one Tarte product.
“I started using Tarte Clay Finishing Powder and my skin had a horrible reaction and broke out everywhere. I'm heartbroken because I loved the long-lasting matte effect. Can you recommend a similar product I might be able to try?”
Lola, you just might be allergic to one of the ingredients, or your skin's extra-sensitive. A quick trip to a doctor for an allergy test is a surefire way to find out. But, there are a couple of lines out there for women with highly reactive skin.
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Votre Vu’s Belle Poudre HD Sheer Face Finish is fragrance- and talc-free. The director of product development for the French brand has skin so sensitive, she travels with her own pillowcases. If it has her seal of approval, there’s a good chance this won't cause breakouts for you.
Another option is VMV Hypoallergenics, which was created for people who were pretty much allergic to everything. Traditional shampoos, body wash, lipstick — you name it and VMV's clients were allergic to it. So the brand created a pressed powder that's noncomedogenic and 100% fragrance, allergen, paraben, and preservative-free. Not to mention, it cuts shine without making you look chalky.
Votre Vu Belle Poudre HD Sheer Face Finish, $29, available at Votre Vu.
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