The Benefits of Mineral Make-Up

Mineral make-up is made from earth pigments and natural minerals. These elements are ground to a fine powder and mixed to form foundation, blush, and powder. Mineral make-up is free from perfumes, artificial dyes, preservatives, oils, wax, or talc. Instead, it contains titanium and zinc oxide, which have natural UV protectant properties. Mineral make-up is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores. Here are some other benefits of mineral make-up.

1. Fewer germs

Proponents of mineral make-up claim it is purer than conventional make-up. The minerals used in this natural make-up are inorganic, which means they will not harbor bacteria the same way organic materials would. This is especially helpful for women who have acne or rosacea. Because of its inorganic nature, mineral make-up lasts a long time.

2. A natural look

Mineral make-up is reported to feel light on the face, and to provide coverage without looking heavy. For women who use make-up to cover fine lines and wrinkles, mineral make-up is ideal – its light-reflecting qualities obscure wrinkles. Women who have used mineral make-up claim it feels as if you are not wearing make-up at all. The earth tones complement nearly all complexion types.

3. Enhanced complexion

Because the minerals used are anti-inflammatory, mineral make-up can be used by women with sensitive skin. It is oil-free, so women with oily complexions need not worry about using it. Mineral make-up is, in fact, the only make-up that can be used after undergoing a facial chemical peal. If you find conventional make-up irritating, you may be able to tolerate mineral make-up with no problem.

4. Better for the environment

When you purchase conventional make-up, you are supporting a chemical industry that is a factor in pollution. Also, when you throw away conventional make-up – either when it is outdated or you are finished with it and residue remains in the container – you are putting those chemicals back into the environment.

Mineral make-up comes from the earth to begin with, so returning it there should not cause problems. Also, companies that manufacture mineral make-up tend to be eco-conscious and engage in environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. And most mineral make-up manufacturers do not engage in animal testing.

Your local health food store is a good place to start if you want to try mineral make-up. They will usually have “testers” available for you to see how the make-up looks on your skin. However, as more and more people demand more natural make-up options, you may start seeing mineral make-up in conventional stores more often.

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  • Vicky says:

    ShopEco has just got in mineral make up. I guess I should try some out!

  • I absolutely love mineral makeup. It’s much lighter than traditional makeup. I also have sensitive skin and natural mineral makeup is the only type I can use so that I do not break out.

    There’s a myth that women of color look ashen with mineral makeup but it’s not true. The key is picking the right shade and sometimes a professional’s help is required.

    Thank you for this post. Every woman should wear natural mineral makeup!

  • evelyn says:

    Great tips! I really recommend natural products for the skin for a lot of reasons. The plant could use more environmentally conscious people. Thanks for the article πŸ™‚
    .-= evelyn´s last blog ..Coconut Oil for Your Skin =-.

  • Alexis says:

    Yeah, let us know how you like it πŸ™‚

  • Alexis says:

    I’ve also heard that natural mineral makeup is great for sensitive skin. You’re so right about finding the right shade. That’s essential for any makeup, actually. Thanks!

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  • sheabynature says:

    You should also try the shea butter, is perfect for sensitive skin.

  • Allison says:

    I am very sensitive to any added chemicals in make up, lotions, etc. I have yet to find a makeup that does not cause some reaction. ): I did find, however, water that is pH balanced specifically for skin that I can used to “degrease” aother water to kill bacteria without chemicals for acne, and a last one that brings the skin back to it’s orinally pH! Love my pH water!!! I used no products now and even create the waters at home for pennies a day.

  • Brose says:

    I’ve used Bare Minerals products for a few years and my skin sometimes would get irritated. It was just the past year that I discovered that not all mineral makeups contain natural ingredients. Mineral makeup companies do not list all of their ingredients such as synthetic dyes and preservatives which affect our health in the long run. Fortunately, there are healthier alternatives today such as organic makeup.

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