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  • For years, I use Physicians Formula Durascreen UVA/UVB Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30. I recently learn that it is discontinued. What other alternative is there with the same effectiveness and performace as Durascreen? Thank You, Ivan

    Unfortunately we don't have a replacement for this product at this time. 

  • Do any of your products contain soy? I have hypothyroidism and need to make sure nuts and soy are not in the ingredients but mostly soy.

    For a complete list of ingredients, please click on the ingredient tab on the product page.

  • Does PF still make LE Velvet? If not what product is most like it? Thanks for your help.

    This product is discontinued, you can check in with Customer Service.  Thank you!

  • Hello I have Celiac and super sensitive eyes with contacts. Can you please recommend eye shadows, liners and mascara that is gluten free? Thank you so much

    All of our launches 2013 and on are gluten free. When you click on a product, it is noted in the description if it is gluten free. 

  • I'm at a point in life where I have developed an allergic reaction to any makeup I wear, I'm fully considering purchasing from this line alone. It's true that all products are hypoallergenic and will not cause me to react to the product?

    Yes, all products are hypoallergenic and the Mineral Wear line is great for sensitive skin. 

  • Is the Plump Potion gluten-free?

    No. All skin care products are gluten free and makeup launches 2013 and on are gluten free. 

  • I have eczema and I want to wear make up, will this make-up cause skin irritation or break outs? and I use Triamcinolone.

    Look for products that are non-comedogenic, which means they will not block your pores and cause breakouts. The Mineral Wear collection is ideal for sensitive and breakout prone skin becuase it contains natural, minimal ingredients that will not cause skin to breakout or experience an adverse reaction.

  • Hi, I was wondering what foundation and powder is best to use for dry skin? Thanks!

    Please direct makeup questions to our makeup artist, thank you!

  • Hi, please kindly advise a list of your products that are truly 100% vegan (no beewax etc), and cruelty free, and no chemicals. I would like to buy those for my friends. Thanks!

    All our products are cruelty free. For a complete list of ingredients, please click on the ingredient tab on the product page.

  • I am 63 yrs.old love to wear make up but the powders make my wrinkles look worse what am I doing wrong, liquids make me feel heavy what would u suggest. I work night shift I)m an RN please help

    Please reach out to Ask Joanna with makeup related questions, thank you!

  • Is there a product that can diminish or fade sun spots?

    Give the Dark Spot Corrector and Skin Brightener a try. The potent serum targets signs of uneven skin tone and helps address the evidence of sun damage: dark spots, dark patches and skin stresses. The anti-oxidant formula can help inhibit the appearance of uneven pigment formation. Specialized ingredients target surface darkening and exfoliate it away. Works to keep skin looking brighter, more uniform in tone.

  • I have used your Deep Wrinkle Day and Night Cream for years, but lately, when I have purchased it, it is not the same consistency. It's a darker color and has a different not-so-pleasant smell. Is there something going on with the production. I have purchased it locally and on Amazon and have had to return it. There doesn't seem to be any use by date or any date at all on the product. Please advise. I have always loved the product until all of these problems.

    Reach out to Customer Service, thanks!


Dr. Meghan O’Brien is a board certified dermatologist specializing in comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated as cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and completed her advanced medical training in dermatology at Drexel University College of medicine. Dr. O’Brien is a Clinical Instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and is practicing with one of the most prestigious skin care clinics in the country, Tribeca Park Dermatology group in New York City.