Mineral makeup is makeup made out of natural minerals. There are many advantages to using this type of makeup for both the health and the appearance of your skin. However, many people do not understand exactly what makes natural makeup so advantageous, and therefore have to rely on advertising to decide what type of mineral makeup products to purchase.
Understanding the advantages of mineral makeup can help inform your decision-making process.
Mineral makeup is all about what is not included - chemicals, fillers, preservatives, fragrance, oils and talc are all absent from mineral makeup.
Mineral makeup uses powdered minerals like mica , titanium dioxide and iron oxides to make skin look younger and smoother.
Because these minerals are undiluted by other artificial ingredients, mineral makeup can be used even on extremely sensitive skin. Truly pure mineral makeup uses only mineral substances that are found in nature; even the color is derived from natural minerals.
Ideal for Sensitive Skin
Those with ongoing skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema all rely on mineral makeup products to help soothe flare-ups while looking fabulous at the same time. Not only does the mineral makeup block the damaging sun which can be hard on problematic skin, it also works to actually soothe and possibly heal the problem areas through a natural combination of the Earth’s minerals.
Lightweight, Natural Coverage
Many cosmetics seem to age skin more – if not literally though toxins and chemicals, then through the appearance when foundation settles into the small lines of the face making them appear much larger.
Mineral creates the most natural finish, essentially a “non-makeup look.” Though the makeup itself is weightless and practically invisible, it provides long-lasting coverage, leaving the skin with an even, smooth appearance. It feels as though you’re not even wearing makeup while wrinkles, broken capillaries, red spots, acne scars and fine lines are camouflaged.
Two of the most prominent ingredients in mineral makeup, zinc oxide and
titanium dioxide, have natural UVA and UVB blocking properties. Therefore mineral makeup made with these products has powerful sun fighting properties. There is no longer any need to wear a greasy sunscreen product under your makeup.
Using mineral makeup can provide long-term benefits to your skin.
Dermatologists believe that mineral makeup is naturally better for the skin, so your skin will have fewer problems with dryness, oiliness or other irritations.
THE BENEFITS IN A NUTSHELL:
- Offers a natural, healthy look
- Reduces the appearance of aging
- Provides excellent sun protection
- 100% hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic
- Ideal for all skin types, even for those with hyper-sensitive skin
- Has anti-inflammatory properties; calms and soothes irritated skin
- Allows your skin to breathe
- Dermatologist and aesthetician recommended
How to Choose the Right Mineral Makeup?
Buyer beware! Not all mineral makeup is created equal. Read the labels carefully and make sure that there are no additives such Talc or Bismuth Oxychloride. Talc, also known as Hydrous Magnesium Silicate, is a toxic ingredient similar to asbestos. Bismuth Oxychloride can be a major skin irritant.
The fewer the ingredients the mineral makeup contains, the better.