Mineral makeup - Although some may think that mineral makeup is fairly
new in the market, it really isn't. It actually made its official debut
in the 1970s. It was defined as mineral makeup because its ingredients
were harvested naturally from the earth.
Mineral makeup - Today, its reemergence is more popular than ever. One
major reason is that consumers may not want to use traditional makeup
which often has traces of preservatives, perfumes, oils and chemicals.
Regarded manufacturers have removed these "elements" which have in turn
reduced skin irritations for many.
It's important to point out that not all mineral makeup products are the
same. So, when choosing one, please research that the product does not
have synthetic ingredients such as fillers and paraben preservatives.
Common ingredients found in this makeup include:
Titanium Dioxide: offers a natural sunscreen
Mica: offers a natural glow and texture to skin
Zinc Oxide: inhibits skin inflammation
Pure Pigments: gives makeup its natural tone and color
Another ingredient commonly found is clay. The benefit of this
ingredient is twofold: like a sponge, it soaks up extra oil from the
skin while creating a velvety consistency to the makeup.
Mineral makeup, which offers full coverage, can be found in an array of
options such as foundations, shadows, concealers, bronzers and blushes,
While a number of products come in a liquid and pressed powered forms,
some consumers really do enjoy the loose powder blushes and foundations.
With a cosmetic brush, consumers effortlessly apply the minerals onto
Following an application, a particular light spray is often recommended by the manufacturer to set the makeup.
Fans of this makeup choose it over traditional options because they
claim it's better for their skin. Some believe it doesn't clog their
For those with mature skin, this product seems to be a nice alternative
because it doesn't highlight fine lines and wrinkles. It's also long
lasting and convenient for women on the go.
Research has also shown that compared to traditional cosmetics, mineral makeup offers a longer shelf life.
Premier manufacturers also infuse antioxidants into their formulas such as green tea and vitamins A, C, E, and/or K.
Additionally, they may also have UVA/UVB Sun Protection Factor in them, as well.
Skin care professionals still agree, though, that it's always a good
idea to apply a sunscreen even underneath quality SPF makeup to ensure
maximum sun protection to ward off damage.