by Nikky Wates
(St Augustine, Florida, USA)
It seems that people now are becoming conscious of their health. Even in makeup, women are already getting their hands on organic products like the mineral makeup line.
As the name suggests, these products are made from fine ground natural minerals from the Earth. There are no preservatives, dyes and chemicals added to them like the traditional make up brands we grew up with.
Aside from being all natural, mineral makeup is increasingly becoming popular on the market scene because of the light, long lasting glow they project on the skin.
When it comes to the price, mineral loose powder foundations and blushes are still affordable at $10 to $50.
Then again, the best part about mineral makeup products is actually the health claims your will hear from popular brands in the market. Not only are these products safe for sensitive skin, they are also good for acne- or rosacea-prone skin.
The main ingredients of mineral makeup products are: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and mica. These products are also marketed in their pure form.
This means, there are no classic “irritants” like binders, fragrances, preservatives and synthetic dyes to worry about.
They may even have a calming effect on the skin due to the anti-inflammatory properties of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Since it is also non-comedogenic, clogging pores that result to acne flare-ups are no longer a problem.
Different brands carry mineral makeup products. It is also surprising that they each have something different to say about their mineral product line.
Bare Minerals, one of the popular brands, claim that their mineral makeup products can offer sun protection.
As a matter of fact, even at an SPF rating of 15, their makeup products are approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
AfterGlow Cosmetics also has a lot to say about their mineral makeup line. They claim natural, smooth and long-lasting coverage.
Erth Mineral is another popular company that specializes in mineral makeup. Even their brushes are made from natural animal hair.
Their makeup line is made from 100% pure crushed minerals. They claim that their products are suitable for different kinds of complexions and skin types.
Mineral makeup is foreseen to remain as the popular make up line even around 20 to 30 years from now.
With all the health benefits and lasting glow they leave on the skin, women with sensitive or acne-prone skin are also finding these products worth every penny.