Did you know that 60% of what we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream? That's right, the ingredients in traditional makeup can invade our bloodstream, so ask yourself why not treat your skin with all natural ingredients for a healthier you. 100% Chemical Free, That is why! natural mineral makeup should be your first step to more beautiful skin.
Mineral makeup, in its purest form, is makeup that comes directly from the minerals of earth. However, it isn't just the minerals that make the makeup unique; the process through which the minerals are finely ground is just as important, because it is the light, airy 'feel' of a good mineral makeup, its amazing covering power and the fact that it doesn't clog pores that make it the most popular cosmetic of the new millennium.
Mineral makeup can come in variety forms of makeup such as - foundations, blushers, bronzers, eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipgloss, lip pencils, mascaras, etc.
Genuine natural mineral makeup products are free from preservatives, artificial colours, talc, oil, fragrances and other skin irritants. They don't use fillers or binders and are virtually weightless. Such products remain true to the original concept of providing natural makeup while managing to provide adjustable coverage from light to full.
In contrast, several highly respected cosmetic brands have opted not to remain true to the purity of earth minerals. They choose to add oil, talc, fillers, colours, binders, preservatives, or other chemical additives to their formulas.
A controversial issue is the inclusion of an ingredient called 'bismuth oxycholoride'. While it is true that bismuth oxycholoride is a mineral, it isn't one found naturally from the earth; it is a by-product of lead and copper processing. Some companies choose to use this mineral because of its pearlising agent, which gives skin a wonderful 'candlelight glow'. Others use it because of its 'filling' or 'bulking' properties. Either way, bismuth oxycholoride can irritate skin, causing it to break out in a rash or itch uncontrollably.
Some mineral makeup brands do in fact contain bismuth oxycholoride. Supposedly the amounts are so small that those companies can legitimately continue to claim its products are "100% minerals", but the use of the lead and copper by-product, not always listed on product labels, certainly can be construed as misleading.
Absloutely - pure mineral makeup is believed to be better for all types of skin – especially sensitive skin, skin that is prone to acne, and skin that is typically reacts allergically to cosmetics – because it doesn’t contain the oils, artificial colours, chemicals or preservatives that typically dry out or irritate skin.
Also, mineral makeup is known as “non-comedogenic”, meaning it does not clog skin pores. And the presence of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, the key ingredients in most mineral makeup have the benefits of providing a natural protection from the ultra-violet rays. Zinc oxide also possesses anti-bacterial and inflammation reducing properties that are useful for combating acne.