Makeup should be an extension of your skincare regimen. It shouldn’t damage or clog your skin, but cover, correct and protect it. So it’s important to use a makeup range that makes your skin look and feel good from the inside, out. Skin health professionals love using mineral makeup because of its antioxidant benefits and broad spectrum UV protection. However, it is beneficial not just because of the ingredients it does have but those it doesn’t have too!
Talc in Traditional Makeup
Talc is a bulking agent used in traditional makeup. It provides more product for the pigment put in, making it cost-effective for cosmetic companies. However, the inclusion of talc results in makeup users needing to apply more product for a good level of coverage. What’s more, talc particles are heavy which is why traditional makeup can often feel ‘cakey’ on the skin and coverage can be uneven. In contrast, mineral makeup does not have talc in its formulation but uses its own mineral pigments. This makes it lighter on the skin and less product is needed for good coverage, meaning it’ll last you longer too!
Mineral makeup stands apart from traditional cosmetics because it doesn’t include harsh ingredients like talc. It also doesn’t have any artificial dyes or fragrances which can inflame and irritate the skin. So makeup users can avoid exacerbating existing skin conditions like acne, rosacea or dry skin. Plus, mineral makeup doesn’t settle into pores and facial lines, leaving a natural, flawless finish.
Mineral Makeup and Sun Protection
Sun protection is important all year round, as UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and harm your skin. Wearing mineral makeup can help keep your mind at ease that your skin is always protected.
Mineral makeup includes properties of titanium dioxide and zinc dioxide. These two minerals are used in physical sunscreen to provide broad spectrum UV protection and help defend skin against free radical damage. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that mineral makeup can help supplement sun protection since it includes properties of these minerals.
However, optimal coverage relies on how liberally you apply a product as well as the method of application. So, it is recommended to apply mineral sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher, and then follow with a layer of pressed or loose powder to get the best protection.
It’s Suitable for All Skin Conditions
Whether you suffer from rosacea, acne or the most sensitive of skin, mineral makeup is ideal for you since it’s free of skin-irritating ingredients like talc and chemical dyes. Its non-comedogenic formula won’t clog your pores, causing further breakouts and as it’s non-occlusive, it allows skin to breathe and function normally. It’s actual recommended to use to protect very sensitive skin!