mineral cosmetics

Mineral decorative cosmetics are a new generation of cosmetic products that are preferred by many women around the world today and are recommended by cosmetologists and dermatologists. In addition to its main purpose – masking skin imperfections and giving expression to the face – decorative mineral cosmetics have a healing effect and protect it from the aggressive influence of external factors. In the lines of mineral cosmetics, you can find such necessary makeup products as tonal foundations, blush, powders, shadows, primers, etc.

The composition of mineral cosmetics

Real, high-quality mineral cosmetics are characterized by an exclusively natural composition, and a small number of components are included in it. You should immediately warn against the purchase of advertised products produced by not very conscientious manufacturers who pass off cosmetics that only partially include mineral components as mineral products. Such cosmetics can simply be called mineral-containing, because. most of its components are represented by various chemicals: silicones, wax, mineral oils, preservatives, synthetic dyes and fragrances, etc.

Mineral cosmetics, as already mentioned, contain only natural ingredients, i.е. those that exist in nature. Basically, these are minerals and pigments of inorganic origin, which are subjected to thorough cleaning and grinding. Also, organic compounds can be included in mineral cosmetics to give the desired properties. So, in real mineral cosmetics you can find the following components:

  • mica;
  • titanium dioxide;
  • zinc oxide;
  • iron oxide;
  • magnesium stearate;
  • magnesium myristate;
  • boron nitrite;
  • kaolin;
  • silica;
  • carmine;
  • silk powder;
  • ocher;
  • indigo;
  • ultramarine;
  • pearl powder;
  • bamboo powder;
  • rice powder, etc.

Mineral makeup – good or bad?

Some women tend to be wary of all sorts of new products on the cosmetic market, so the question may remain open for them whether mineral makeup is harmful, despite its naturalness. On this occasion, the following can be noted: yes, mineral makeup is not perfect and is not without some shortcomings, but it is not capable of harming either the skin or the body as a whole. The only exceptions are cases when some of the ingredients of such products are allergic, so it is recommended to test mineral cosmetics before buying.

The main disadvantages of mineral cosmetics over other types of products due to its composition are the following:

  • less decorative possibilities (not a very wide range of colors);
  • limited number of makeup products;
  • the possibility of aggravating the condition with excessive dryness of the skin (this disadvantage can be compensated for by the parallel use of hydrating agents).

At the same time, mineral cosmetics have much more advantages and beneficial effects, let’s consider the main ones:

  • suitable for all skin types, including problematic and sensitive;
  • suitable for women of different ages;
  • does not clog pores and does not create a mask effect, allows the skin to breathe;
  • ensures the durability of make-up throughout the day;
  • protects the skin from ultraviolet radiation due to natural filters;
  • long shelf life and cost-effectiveness in use.

Which mineral makeup brands should you use?

The best brands of mineral cosmetics:

  • Silk Naturals;
  • Lumiere;
  • Monave;
  • Aubrey Nicole;
  • Lucy Minerals;
  • sweetscents;
  • Coastal Scents;
  • Everyday Minerals;
  • Mac.