Wednesday 3 June 2009

Mineral Makeup - Go Natural!

Mineral makeup is one of the hottest trends going in the
beauty market today. This natural, earth-based makeup has
grown in popularity by leaps and bounds lately, but has
actually been around for decades. As we strive to become
healthy and green, we are more aware of the products we
use, and we desire to integrate natural, organic products
into our lives.

Our skin is a living, breathing tissue that covers and
protects the body, but it also absorbs substances that come
into contact with it. Just as prescription drugs can be
delivered through our skin via a patch, skin care products
and makeup can also be absorbed by our skin. It is
important to use makeup and skin care products that contain
only natural ingredients. For example, always check out
the ingredients in your eye shadow. They can be easily
absorbed through the sensitive skin around your eyes or the
mucous membranes.

All natural mineral makeup is free of harsh preservatives,
fragrances, and synthetic dyes. Many of these artificial
ingredients are the culprits that can irritate sensitive
skin. Mineral makeup does not contain these harmful
ingredients, and customers love it because it is good for
their skin.

Mineral makeup is as natural as it gets. It is
manufactured using finely ground stone such as mica,
titanium dioxide and zinc oxide - minerals that come
straight from the earth. These minerals are used to create
the powders free of potentially toxic ingredients, such as
talc. There is a demand to produce cosmetics that
beautify, but that also offer health benefits as well.

Mineral makeup does not require the synthetic preservatives
to maintain the shelf life of the products. Bacteria will
not grow easily on minerals, so mineral makeup can be made
without the use of any harmful preservatives.

Mineral make-up is made from minerals that have natural
healing qualities. Ingredients such as zinc oxide and
titanium dioxide actually have anti-inflammatory
properties. This can be beneficial if you have skin
conditions such as acne or rosacea that cause the face to
redden. Not only will mineral makeup conceal the
condition, but it will also help to correct the

Consumers have a wide variety of colors to choose from.
The rich colors are drawn from natural iron oxides instead
of synthetic dyes. Mineral eye shadows and blushes are
available in every hue you can imagine. So, you will never
have to give up the colors you crave.

The exceptionally silky textured minerals in this natural
makeup give long lasting coverage with a lightweight
natural feel, not the powdery look caused by many
talc-based products. Mineral powder foundations have a
light and airy texture. These mineral powders reflect
light to help skin look even and smooth, instead of caking
into fine lines like many traditional foundations.

Most mineral products are extremely intense and may be used
very sparingly. Loose powder foundations and blushes are
very popluar varieties of mineral makeup. The light,
finely ground minerals in the powders can be buffed into
the skin using a wide brush.

Mineral makeup also helps protect your skin from the sun's
damaging rays. Many mineral ingredients offer the skin
protection by blocking the sun's rays from penetrating the
skin. The minerals tend to stay on the skin rather than be
absorbed by it, therefore blocking the UV rays. The light
reflective minerals provide a healthy glow and protection
from the sun. Also, many manufacturers include sunscreen
in the makeup, making it even more beneficial.

Truly all natural makeup uses only the purest ingredients
available and should not contain ingredients such as talc,
perfumes, dyes, or alcohol. Unfortunately, there is no
current government regulated standard for what mineral
makeup can and cannot include. Some companies claim their
makeup is all natural when it actually does contain
artificial ingredients. Be sure to read the product label
to avoid any potentially harmful ingredients.

All natural mineral makeup looks and feels so natural while
giving you that youthful glow. It is great for all ages,
skin types, and skin tones. What are you waiting for?
Dive into natural mineral makeup and enjoy the healthy glow
you've been wanting!

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