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 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 all time.
Mineral makeup can come in variety forms of makeup such as - foundations, blushers, bronzers, eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipgloss, lip pencils, mascaras.
Genuine 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.
Almost all traditional cosmetics contain chemicals and harmful ingredients. Read the ingredients label of any conventional foundation or powder and you will find a long list of ingredients, some of which you can't even pronounce! Most of the ingredients are petroleum-derived chemicals. Some of these ingredients, such as talc and mineral oil, are even harmful to your skin and your general health in the long run. Other ingredients, such as perfumes, oils, fragrances and dyes can irritate very sensitive skin.
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.
It is important to know that anyone can be allergic or sensitive to anything. However, our product is free from the known sensitisers such as fragrance, dyes and synthetic preservatives which are the top 3 sensitiser.
Minerals do not have an expiration date, even though they do not contain preservatives. Mineral cosmetics are made from inorganic ingredients that do not support microbial growth.
However, it is important to clean the application brushes on a regular basis. Although the mineral powder product may be free from bacteria, the makeup brush can be a breeding ground! It is strongly recommended to wash the application brushes at least every 3 to 4 weeks and more often if there are severe acne, a cold or sinus issues.
The ingredients in genuine mineral makeup such as foundation, blush, eyeshadow, etc. occur in nature; they are free from preservatives, artificial colours, talc, oil and other skin irritants. Most standard makeup contains artificial dyes to give it colour. The colours in mineral cosmetics are due to natural pigments instead. These actually benefit the skin, meaning that you can even sleep in it and not harm your skin. Obviously we do recommend removing makeup before the bedtime!
Mineral cosmetics are beneficial for people that have problematic skin. This includes skin with rosacea, acne or post-surgical skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties. The natural ingredients make it gentle for problem skin. Also, mineral makeup is less likely to become contaminated because it doesn't support bacteria like other makeup does.
Mineral cosmetics are often recommended by dermatologists because Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provide natural protection from the sun. In addition, mineral cosmetics contain ingredients that absorb heat. The iron oxides in mineral cosmetics protect the skin from cancer and aging by protecting it from UVA and UVB harmful rays. Standard cosmetics don't contain this kind of protection. If makeup contains sunscreen, it is a chemical sunscreen that can irritate the skin, especially sensitive skin.
A number of mineral 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.
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. Here are some ingredients to watch out for:
Bismuth-Oxychloride - - This man-made mineral can be found in some popular mineral makeup brands! In general, this is a by-product of refined lead and copper. It has a pearlescent property to increase whiteness/shininess to mineral makeup. As pointed, some expensive mineral makeup brands use this ingredient is cheap to buy, making it an inexpensive filler. Sufferers of acne and rosacea will find that using products containing this ingredient will irritate their skin.
Nanonized Titanium Dioxide or nanonized particles - Titanium Dioxide is a natural mineral and safe to use on the skin. The particles are not small enough to be absorbed by the skin. Some mineral makeup brands however, use nanonized titanium dioxide. This process using nano-technology breaks down the particles so much that it can be absorbed by the blood stream. When absorbed, these particles become toxic and pathogenic.
Methylparaben-This is a non-natural preservative. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylparaben for more info.
Trisodium EDTA- This is a non-natural preservative, including methyparaben, propylparaben and diasolidinyl urea.
Talc - It is a non-natural cheap filler used in mineral makeup.