Mineral makeup is essentially what it sounds like. It is makeup make from compressed minerals such as zinc oxide, talc, and titanium oxide. They are usually grounded into fine particles that are then used for various makeup products like foundation, eye shadow, blush, concealers, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip stick, lip liners, and lip gloss.
Benefits of Mineral Makeup
Mineral makeup has lots of benefit as it doesn’t come packaged with some of the most harmful ingredients found in regular makeup such as Phthalates, Quarternium-15, Quaternium-18, Quaternium-26, bronopol, PEG Compounds, and Carbon black, among others.
Mineral Makeup, because of the presence of ingredients like iron oxide, mica, and zinc oxides, tend to act as a barrier against the damaging UV rays of the sun making it work like a sunscreen. This doesn’t make Mineral Makeup a replacement for your sunscreen, but you still have some protection against UV.
It provides better coverage than traditional makeup because it doesn’t have ingredients that are likely to clog your pores resulting in the need for even more makeup as you go down the line.
Since it doesn’t clog your pores, you are less likely to get a dull or aged appearance by using makeup repetitively.
It holds well in varying temperatures and will not cause itchy or flaky skin.
It is a great option for people with Acne, Oily, or sensitive skin as it is popularly known not to make these skin conditions worse. So, if you are treating Acne and would want to keep wearing makeup, it is advisable to switch to Mineral makeup, so you won’t be taking one step forward and five steps back.