What is mineral makeup?
There’s no denying that mineral make-up’s popularity has grown over the years. In fact, we’d be pretty surprised if you told us you’d never heard of it.
But while you may have heard the term ‘mineral’ bandied about, you may not be so sure on what it actually means or if mineral products should be a little more present in your make-up kit.
Here, we clear up any confusion you may have about mineral make-up.
What is mineral make-up?
Many of you may think mineral make-up is synonymous with loose powder, but in reality, any product can be a mineral make-up product – it simply means that the product is primarily made up of ground teeny, tiny micro-particles (also known as micronized particles) that were once minerals sitting deep in the depths of the earth. While some minerals – like talc for example – can irritate sensitive skin, most of the minerals used in mineral make-up have been shown to have skin care benefits as well as a strong colour/coverage payoff.
How is mineral make-up different to traditional make-up?
Most make-up products contain some minerals, however traditional make-up can contain certain ingredients that mineral make-up WON’T contain – like fragrance, chemicals, preservatives, binders, or dyes, which is why mineral make-up is often a great choice for all skin types, but particularly those with sensitive skin. And because the right combination of minerals can often work hand-in-hand with your skin care products to look after your skin, they can also help to alleviate skin irritations while minimising the appearance of redness and imperfections.
How can mineral make-up benefit your skin?
Mineral make-up that’s free from parabens and talc allows your skin to ‘breathe’ and can help give you the coverage you need without clogging pores, making it a great option for those prone to breakouts and acne. Likewise, mineral ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide also have anti-inflammatory properties, which enables them to help soothe redness and irritation as well as reinforce and nurture your complexion.
Nude by Nature’s Pressed Mineral Cover is one such product that provides all the benefits of a great foundation but contains minerals like titanium dioxide and iron oxide to simultaneously help improve the condition of your skin. It’s also free from talc, parabens and bismuth so won’t irritate sensitive skin.
Why would I switch my foundation to mineral make-up?
Well, if the above benefits aren’t enough to convince you that mineral make-up may be for you, then perhaps the long-lasting coverage will.
Let’s take another look at Nude by Nature’s Pressed Mineral Cover – the younger sibling of the famous original Mineral Cover. Despite the fact that the powder feels super lightweight on your skin, it actually provides medium-to-full coverage (you can build it up depending on what you’re after). The formula also works to even out skin tone by covering any redness or pigmentation and helps to minimise the appearance of pores. As an added bonus – besides all of the good minerals in it – it’s also packed full of other beneficial ingredients, like Kakadu plum, vitamins C and E, avocado oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and kaolin clay – meaning your skin is definitely looked after while your complexion is enhanced.
Do you wear mineral make-up? Does it sound like your skin could benefit from mineral make-up?
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