A technique that works with better quality mineral makeup (discussed below) is to “dust” the makeup, instead of “polish” it. If a brush irritates your skin, you can also use a non-latex or flocked sponge. Application may be done either wet or dry. What are the ingredients? This is the most important. Learn what’s in your makeup will give you the ability to choose what will suit your needs.
These are the ingredients most likely found. titanium dioxide, a white natural sunscreen and anti-inflammatory agent. It is reflected, with only a superior diamond, and therefore reduces fine lines and some skin discolorations. a “Zinc oxide” A broad-spectrum sunscreen that provide natural UVA / UVB protection. Sericite-A colorless mica that can be used to reduce the opacity of titanium dioxide and also functions as a cushion of oil. Cornstarch / Rice Powder Cosmetic grade-An oil humectant (oil based out of the pores).
Can make acne worse because it is a food source for bacteria. natural kaolin clay to absorb oil. Mica-Natural “Glitter.” Provides shine and luster. a “xidos of very opaque iron natural pigment. It is used to dye cosmetics. Ingredients To avoid these ingredients are also common, but can cause problems so are best avoided. Talc / Various Powders-Common fillers can cause respiratory problems. FD & C-dyes derived from coal tar. bismuth oxychloride known skin irritant causes itching, rashes and eruptions. Especially prevalent when the user sweats. Ferric ferrocyanide controversy because of its suspected toxicity. crushed carmine beetles. What brand should I buy? Well, if you are familiar with mineral makeup, you’ve probably seen the infomercials. After further research to find these companies use controversial ingredients, and charge some of their products. There are several good mineral makeup companies out there that offer a much better product at an affordable price and a superior customer experience.