The facts: Mineral make-up versus traditional

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Many women find themselves in a make-up rut. They might use a specific brand of make-up that they’ve been using for years; usually, one that can easily be picked up on the high street.

Still, there is a growing number of women who are extolling the virtues of mineral make-up. In fact, sales have been increasing year-on-year for the last few years causing fashion magazines to declare it a ‘trend’ in the beauty industry. But, what is mineral make-up? And should you be using it?

Mineral make-up has been touted as being healthier option for your skin (and more natural than conventional make-up) while giving you a flawless complexion. This is because mineral make-up usually contains natural oxidants such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and iron oxide – all of which have brilliant benefits for your skin. It is also usually free of organic dyes, preservatives and fragrance.

First and foremost, mineral make-up is not liquid. The products are loose powder foundations and blushes which are light, finely ground loose minerals that are buffed into the skin using a wide, fluffy brush. This makes even the application of the make-up much gentler for your skin.

Be good to your skin

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide – which are both found in mineral make-up – have anti-inflammatory properties. These products can also have a calming effect on the skin, which is particularly important if you suffer from inflammatory problems such as rosacea or acne. Mineral make-up often offers sun protection too.

Traditional make-up tends to have more ingredients that might cause irritation and outbreaks on sensitive skin. Liquid products, such as foundation, must have a preservative because they contain water and without preservatives they can easily get contaminated with bacteria.

 Natural ingredients

Mineral make-up contains less irritating ingredients so if you suffer from skin sensitivity, mineral makeup may be a good option for you. These products also have a powerful antioxidant blend of vitamins A,C,E and Green Tea extract. This blend provides your skin with nutrients that are vital for maintaining its health while protecting it from further damage. So, if you want a formulation that not only covers and corrects flaws, but also protects the skin and keeps it radiant and healthy, then mineral make-up might be the way to go. It could change your entire beauty regimen for the better!


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