Many describe mineral makeup as a secret to natural beauty. And it really is. Its ingredients promote radiance and a lovely texture even for the most sensitive skin types.
All mineral makeup is not the same. When shopping for a line keep away from oils, dyes, preservatives, talc, perfumes, alcohol, chemicals, parabens and other comedogenic properties.
Some high end mineral makeup lines have punched up the “skin care ante” by incorporating other ingredients like vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. These powerful antioxidants hydrate the skin and leave it silky smooth.
A couple lines definitely worth a mention are Jane Iredale and Glo Minerals. Both are packed with wonderful antioxidants. Not many know that the Skin Cancer Foundation has given a long list of Jane Iredale cosmetic products their stamp of approval for its effective ultraviolet ray sunscreen protection.
Skin Care Heaven, a boutique medical day spa in Carlsbad, has a large inventory of Jane Iredale and Glo Minerals stock. If driving up to North County isn’t convenient then go ahead and take advantage of their e-commerce store that offers free shipping. But if you have the time, do stop by to see their impressive shelves of products and great prices that go with them. Skin care professionals are on hand to answer any questions that may pop up, too.
Mineral makeup enhances the skin naturally so keep an eye out for formulas with:
- Titanium dioxide which provides a natural sunscreen
- Mica which offers a natural glow
- Zinc oxide which stops skin inflammation
- Clay which absorbs excess oil that lessens acne breakouts
- Pure pigments which create a natural tone and color
Although mineral makeup offers a natural sunscreen, it’s still wise to apply additional sunscreen underneath it for maximum solar defense. Any anti-aging steps someone can take will be well worth it.
Users of mineral makeup comment how great their skin looks. It is versatile and can be applied light, medium or heavy. It has the power to cover many types of imperfections and lasts all day long. Toss all these bonuses into the beauty mix and users walk away with a product they can’t live without.
Mineral makeup can be found in an array of options such as foundations, shadows, concealers, bronzers and blushes, and more.
While a number of products come in liquid and pressed powered forms, some women really do enjoy the loose powder blushes and foundations. Effortlessly, minerals are glided onto the skin with a cosmetic brush.
Those with mature skin are leaning toward mineral makeup, too. Unlike a traditional foundation which can highlight wrinkles and fine lines, this natural alternative erases the appearance of them.
In addition to mature skin, women with acne, eczema, rosacea and skin allergies are finding mineral makeup a true welcome in their beauty regimen. Not only is the coverage exceptional, but it doesn’t irritate their skin because pores aren’t clogged.
Compared to traditional makeup, mineral makeup has been said to offer a longer shelf life. One of the reasons behind this theory is that it doesn’t promote the growth of bacteria. So, makeup is less likely to become contaminated.
If mineral makeup hasn’t been in the beauty regimen, there are so many reasons to give it a try. It nourishes the skin while giving it a natural, radiant beauty.