Mineral cosmetics arrived on the market like a lamb in the mid-1970’s and are currently enjoying an explosion in production and sales. Mineral make up has several distinct advantages – not the least of which is the fact that the make up is made of inorganic materials without any chemicals, dyes or preservatives that are found in traditional make up. These ‘extras’ are often the cause of allergic reactions and the additives that cause pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.
The make up is also inorganic or inert. This means that they don’t react with other products that may be used on the skin and also don’t cause allergic reactions on the skin. Mineral make up is also good for use on skin that leans either toward being dry or oily. The minerals are light and allow the skin to breathe and help balance the secretion of oil on the skin.
Mineral makeup is a cosmetic trend that also emphasizes natural health. The latest range of products claim to include Vitamins A and E that is incorporated into the mineral formulation. Once it’s applied to the skin the vitamins supposedly liquify and are incorporated into the skin.
To make this makeup forumulation selected minerals are mined from around the world and refined to remove any heavy metals. These are then ground into small particles and coated with other natural minerals to get them ready for cosmetic use. In addition many manufacturers also include ingredients that have special properties.
Another of the properties of mineral makeup is the ability of the foundation to cover the face. It is lightweight, water resistant and long lasting. This means that woman aren’t forced to be in front of the mirror during the day to reapply the makeup and it will cost less than others that will have to be reapplied during the day.
And, because mineral make up is different it must also be applied differently.