What is mineral makeup?
WHAT ARE MINERALS?
Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic substances that can be found in a variety of environments, including salt lakes, oceans and volcanoes. They can occur in various colours and can form crystals of different sizes.
Minerals most commonly used in beauty products include clay, zinc oxide, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, magnesium and mica.
WHAT IS MINERAL MAKE-UP?
Mineral make-up contains minerals that are sterilised and ground up to form a fine powder.
What sets mineral make-up apart from non-mineral make-up isn’t so much what it contains, but rather what it doesn’t contain. Mineral cosmetics are typically free from talc, preservatives, silicones, parabens, mineral oil, chemical and synthetic dyes, and fragrances. These ingredients can be quite irritating to the skin, especially for those who suffer from sensitive skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MINERAL MAKE-UP?
There are more benefits of wearing mineral make-up than most people know. Here are just a few:
It’s kind to skin
As mentioned above, mineral make-up is free from many skin irritants, making it the perfect make-up solution for those who suffer from sensitive skin, eczema, and rosacea and find that make-up causes their skin to flare up.
Mineral make-up is also non-comedogenic, which means it allows the skin to breathe and function normally and won’t block your pores. Because of this, it’s a great make-up option for those with acne-prone skin.
Mineral foundations, powders and concealers not only help to cover redness and blemishes, but the anti-inflammatory properties in the minerals will also help calm and soothe any problematic skin conditions, too.
On top of all of these skin benefits, the minerals found in mineral make-up also have great hydration properties, so they’ll ensure your skin is getting the nourishment it needs to look fresh and radiant.
It’s offers protection
The combination of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (minerals found in sunscreen and in most mineral make-up) gives your skin some sun protection, which in turn can help slow the effects of premature ageing. These minerals also help protect your skin from free radical damage and other environmental aggressors.
Note: that’s not to say you shouldn’t wear sunscreen too. Mineral make-up only offers some protection.
It gives great coverage
Despite the fact that mineral make-up feels light on your skin and allows it to breathe, it actually provides great, natural-looking coverage that won’t look too cakey or heavy – no matter how much you build the coverage. Your complexion is left looking radiant and glowing without looking (or feeling) like you’re wearing much make-up at all.
It leaves a flawless finish
Mineral make-up also doesn’t settle into find lines and wrinkles (the ingredients in mineral make-up actually reflect the light in a way that blurs any lines) and works wonders to mimic your skin’s tone and texture, leaving you with a smooth and flawless finish.
It stays put
If you’re happy with the natural and radiant finish if you’ve achieved with mineral make-up, then you’ll be stoked to hear that it’ll last all day. Mineral make-up is water-resistant, and heat and smudge-resistant, too.
Mineral make-up to try: Revlon Nearly Naked™ Mineral Powder
This lightweight mineral powder works to mimic your skin’s natural tone and texture, creating an even, natural looking finish. Formulated with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients like vitamin B3 and C, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper, green tea and chamomile, it not only helps to boost skin radiance and keep your complexion looking flawless, but it has wonderful anti-ageing benefits too.
The absence of talc, parabens, fragrances, lead, petroleum, PVA and carmine in this mineral powder also means that your skin can literally breathe easy.
Did you know about the benefits of mineral make-up? Do you use mineral make-up? Have you tried Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder?