Mineral makeup is the much better alternative to the overly processed and added to make up that is the ‘norm’ still. Mineral make up can be used not just to cover your skin, it can be good for your skin, as well.
Did you know that naturally high-pigment minerals can provide you with the best coverage as well as helping to correct and protect your skin?
Mineral makeup is noncomedogenic. Huh! Sounds super scientific doesn’t it? Basically, noncomedogenic is a term applied to oils, lotions, and skin creams that do not block pores. Mineral makeup is oil free. However, if it is cream based, then you will find a natural oil, such as jojoba oil, will be found in the list of ingredients. So, it’s not going to close your pores. It has a minimum risk for you to have an allergic reaction because it doesn’t contain ingredients like perfumes, chemical dyes or preservatives.
Pure mineral makeup does not contain preservatives because of the very nature of what it is and where it came from. Pure mineral makeup is precisely that. It’s made from pure inorganic minerals. In a nutshell this means it cannot keep bacteria alive, so there is no need for preservatives.
Pure minerals means no dyes have been added to the product, unlike the chemical cosmetics that are so widely in use still. If you are one of those people who suffer allergies and one of them is to talcum powder, then it is highly likely one of the culprits for you is your make up as many of the chemical cosmetics out there contain talc powder. With mineral makeup, natural pigments are used instead of dyes. There is no reason for a true pure mineral to have any fillers. Some of the more commonly used ‘fillers’ in the chemical cosmetic world include Magnesium Stearate and Zinc Stearate (used to fight mold). Mineral make up should not contain either of these ingredients.
There are a few other added bonuses with mineral make up including the fact that often there are naturally occurring preservatives and antioxidants present, some nutrients, as well as it having anti-inflammatory properties and providing broad spectrum sunscreen protection. I can hear you saying – “Phew – all that in my makeup!”
Were you aware that dermatologists will often recommend mineral makeup for those with sensitive skin but who also want to cover up acne, scars, and rosacea? I wasn’t until I found mineral makeup.
In case you are wondering just what IS in your pure mineral makeup, here are just a few of the naturally occurring ingredients you will find:
Titanium dioxide – great for natural sunscreen and anti-inflammatory properties. Excellent for sensitive skin. Please note: you may need MORE sun screen protection than this provides.
Zinc Oxide is also a natural sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. However, you may still need to apply additional sunscreen protection.
Mica is responsible for giving you that natural ‘sparkle’ and comes in a variety of hues from pale green to gold to even colorless.
Kaolin Clay – ideal because it offers great oil absorbing properties and doesn’t irritate your skin.
Sericite – helps with providing that silky texture to your mineral makeup. It’s colorless when used and adds water resistance and helps reduce the ‘fade’ to your makeup application.
Silica comes from flint and quartz and is ideal to help in oil absorption as well as improving the ‘feel’ of wearing your makeup.
Ultramarine pigments, derived from limestone containing the blue mineral lazurite, will provide you with the ever popular blues and violets. These are very strong pigments so use the adage of ‘a little goes a long way’ and you’ll find them perfect in helping you create your colors.
The bottom line with pure mineral makeup is that everything is natural, with no chemical fillers and thus is ideal for your skin.
If you think it’s time to give mineral eye shadows a try, SHI Symbol International are releasing a set of 5 divine eye colors on April 5th – the Heartbreaker Heaven Collection. You can view them here and on the website at http://www.shisymbol.com/shop. If you would like to be in the running to WIN a set of 5 of these luscious color eye shadows, plus base and 2 special application brushes, simply subscribe to the EMag on the Home Page (big blue Button) and the winner will be drawn on the 15th May. This exclusive SHI Symbol Heartbreaker Heaven Mineral Eye Shadow collection comes complete with base, 5 stunning mineral eye shadows and 2 special make up brushes specifically good for applying mineral eye shadow.