Mineral makeup has been a top choice for many women who desire an even coverage as well as the claim of being “more natural”. While mineral makeup was introduced to the market in the mid 70’s, there are many advantages and disadvantages on using mineral powder-based makeup.
Read on to find out if mineral makeup is indeed right for you!
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip:
Let’s evaluate the difference between mineral makeup and traditional liquid makeup. The truth is, mineral makeup isn’t “the ingredients it contains” – but what is left out. Basically, all makeup is mineral makeup as it has the same mineral ingredients as liquid foundation. Many leading companies leave out preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance which may cause irritation to sensitive or acne-prone skin.
The main reason why skincare specialists usually recommend mineral powder based makeup for patients with rosacea or allergy prone skin is the likelihood of less irritant ingredients that can flare up skin issues. The absence of oil in mineral makeup is also a great factor in recommending this kind of makeup to acne prone skin.
If you have dry, flaky skin that is prone to wrinkles, then mineral foundation might not be a solution for you. Some people find that the mineral makeup can pronounce wrinkles, pores and dry spots as the makeup starts to collect in those areas. Usually that happens with menopausal to post-menopausal skin types. If you chose to try it, make sure to prep the skin with a rich moisturizer so the mineral binds to the skin better.
Skin MD and Beyond carries Minerologie Mineral Makeup that can be custom blended to match your skin perfectly. Their signature Loose Mineral Foundation has an SPF rating of 26, one of the highest in the industry. This keeps your skin free of the sun’s harmful rays. Their foundations also contain natural antioxidants, vitamins A & E, which shield your skin from pollutants and keeps your complexion youthful and fresh.
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