Let’s cut through the advertising : Mineral makeup is really nothing more than a loose or pressed powder . Not revolutionary , safer, or only in a meaningful way . By any name , technically speaking , mineral makeup is simply a type of powder foundation . If a thin layer is applied which serves as a finishing powder . Apply a little more and it works more like a foundation that provides light to full coverage. Mineral makeup is a must-have product, but rather a marketing strategy .
It is not natural
Ironically the original lines to launch “mineral” were as natural as polyester. Companies like Bare Escentuals and Jane Iredale used bismuth oxychloride as the main ingredient “mineral ” but bismuth oxychloride is not found in nature! Bismuth oxychloride is made by combining bismuth, lead and copper product refined metal chloride mixed with ( a chlorine compound ) and water . Its use in cosmetics is due to their different gloss , pearlescent appearance and its fine white powder texture that adheres well to the skin. That does not mean it’s bad for the skin , it is simply the marketing of false accusations .
On the downside , bismuth oxychloride is heavier than talc and can look cakey on the skin. For some, the combination of bismuth chloride and can be irritating. All claims revolving around how mineral makeups are better for skin or are somehow equivalent to skin care is just clever marketing . They are not compatible with published studies , and there is no research that proves ordinary liquid ( or other types ) are lower mineral foundation .
Pore Perfect Performer or bad ?
Most mineral makeups are capable of providing opaque coverage (which can be mixed in the range of light to medium coverage ) , but demand is that they are all looking very natural, like a second skin or better than his own skin , which seems to be the case in the pictures and TV infomercials ( and just like any other makeup application created for advertising ) .
In real life , this is not what you see . These powders (most of which are difficult to mix , because they tend to “catch” on the skin and slide well once they touch the skin ) can be applied neat , but the nature of the ingredients results in an application of dust and texture may look ” made up” . This is especially true if you have dry patches on the skin , as these mineral powders that many claim to be moisturizing , which is just ridiculous considering the properties of all the dust , which are non-absorbent – Moisturizing exacerbate dryness and desquamation.
For those who have oily skin , mineral makeup may possibly pool in pores and look thick and layered just like any powder can . In general , mineral makeup is best for normal skin slightly oily (ie no signs of dryness and the oily areas of little or no problems ) . It is preferable for skin prone to escape, not better on the wrinkled skin.
Mineral makeup and skin care ?
There is no research to show that all mineral makeup is necessarily better for the skin than other types of foundations. Most of the attributes of skincare attributed to mineral makeup are far research on zinc oxide . However, the zinc oxide is a common ingredient in many sunscreens (and some funds liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer ) and is not exclusive mineral makeup.
While zinc oxide has healing properties for the skin ( which is approved by the FDA as a skin protector and common active ingredient in ointments diaper rash ) , have healing properties that make the skin whose barrier has been compromised , such as wounds , ulcers or rashes. In these cases , zinc oxide can facilitate the healing (Source: Wound repair and regeneration, January / February 2007 pages 2-16) . However, these studies have used pure zinc oxide , the test has no products that contain other ingredients such as mica or bismuth oxychloride , or has something to do with the skin healthy and intact .
Mineral makeup is often recommended for people with rosacea , but because rosacea is a skin condition can be aggravated by uneven powder ( granular composition of the dust may be irritating ) , not a mate .
Mineral makeup can work well as a sunscreen if the product itself is rated with an SPF of 15 or more , and more is better, and can be used on a moisturizer with more protection Solar protection . As is the case with any product with an SPF of getting the right amount of comprehensive protection , the liberal application is essential , which means a thin layer of pure mineral makeup will not work to protect your skin from the sun .