In existence for almost 30 years now, mineral makeup has been the choice of health conscious people who believe in looking their best without having to compromise on what goes on their skin.
And now with today’s beauty trends shifting towards safer, natural and organic options, mineral makeup is becoming a popular choice. The products are touted as natural healthy when compared to conventional makeup and are free of many fillers like paraben preservatives, emollient oils and waxes, FD&C dyes and synthetic fragrances.
On the contrary, mineral makeup is made from pigments like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron and mica.
A good mineral makeup product will also feature an SPF of at least 15 for sun damage protection. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are physical sunscreens and give UVA and UVB protection. It is important to check the label and see if one or both minerals are included. The best of these products may even provide a foundation, a powder, concealer and sunscreen all in one.
Mineral makeup products are known to give excellent coverage with very little product and minimize imperfections without heavy applications. And because a little quantity can go a long way, such makeup can easily resist running, creasing, and smearing. A perfect yet light application allows the makeup to create a luminous look to the skin, feel weightless and allows the skin to breathe and function normally.
Mineral makeup products are also considered better options for individuals with skin conditions like acne and rosacea. With the absence of irritants like fragrances, synthetic dyes, preservatives, which are commonly found in traditional makeup, mineral makeup has a less likely chance of clogging pores.
With their non comedogenic properties, products allow skin to breathe better, and the chance of breakouts is also minimized. Those with sensitive skin can look to mineral makeup as their best and healthiest option.
In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, mineral makeup also prevents drying out the skin excessively. The makeup is easy to remove with the help of a cleanser. When applied carefully, the makeup creates a lightweight, sheer and luminous look, instead of feeling, heavy and cakey.
For individuals with an oily skin tone, mineral makeup is the perfect solution to their skin woes as the products are oil free and some can actually regulate sebum production.
Miessence and Jane Iredale are great choices that are offered for all natural mineral makeup.