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By on Jun 20, 2012 in News, Uncategorized |

MINERAL MAKEUP is formulated from elements derived from the earth’s minerals. The makeup is a silk-like powder that contains a combination of ingredients such as; titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxides, mica or boron nitride. The minerals should appear at the top of the ingredient list and not at the bottom. (Ingredients are listed in descending order with the largest amount listed first.)

Mineral makeup can also be defined by what’s not included in its composition. Most mineral formulas are a simple combination of four or five ingredients. This differs greatly from traditional makeup where minerals are listed under ‘may also contain’ at the end of a long list of fillers, binders, fragrances, chemical dyes and chemical preservatives. One of the most ubiquitous fillers is talc – a finely powdered magnesium silicate. Most quality mineral makeup will NOT contain talc or any of the top three sensitizers in cosmetics; perfume, chemical dyes and chemical preservatives.

Technology has improved so much that titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can be micronized to a degree that they don’t leave the telling whiteness of the previously larger crystals on the skin. When minerals are applied they scatter light and give the illusion of perfection. Unlike a matte powder that absorbs light and allows one to see into the skin; mineral powders act like hundreds of thousands of mirrors reflecting and refracting light away from imperfections, creating the illusion of smooth uniform skin.

The nature of minerals themselves is that they are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sun protective. Minerals allow the skin to breathe and function normally, while providing broad-spectrum sun protection with a SPF of 20. Minerals form a protective shield that helps calm inflammation from acne, rosacea and erythema caused by cosmetic procedures or medical procedures. Minerals are inert and cannot support bacteria and are safe to use on sensitive skin and because they are oil-free and non-comedogenic (they don’t block pores) the skin is able to breathe and function normally.

Some mineral makeup includes a combination of active ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, coenzyme Q10 and green tea. The inclusion of these ingredients means that the epidermis not only looks good but is also well nourished.

One of the key benefits of mineral makeup is that it can be used as lightly or heavily as needed to create the level of coverage required. Mineral makeup can be used to camouflage large areas as well as smaller imperfections. When applying mineral makeup for the first time there is a tendency to use too much product. Just apply light circular brush movements and set with a moisture spray mist.

Mineral makeup provides an all-in-one formula for foundation, colour, camouflage and sun protection whilst at the same time nourishing your skin.

(Source: Mineral Make-up