Traditional vs. Mineral Make Up

Mineral makeup is today’s latest trend. It is now sold in department store counters raved about in fashion magazines. How do the various brands differ, and which one is best for you? How does mineral makeup differ really from traditional ones? Care to investigate?
Truth to tell, despite all the different brand names and marketing strategies, most mineral makeup has similar ingredients. Which is not very surprising. That’s why they are called mineral make up to begin with. Most commonly used minerals include micronized titanium dioxide, micronized zinc oxide, iron oxide, silk mica, and hydrated silica.

Micronized titanium dioxide, a common ingredient in sun block products, is particularly suited to protect skin from damaging sunlight. This white mineral’s crystalline structure naturally reflects and defuses the sun’s harmful rays. Micronized zinc oxide works in combination with the micronized titanium dioxide to reflect the sunlight’s dangerous UVA and UVB rays.

Did you know that unlike traditional cosmetics, mineral foundations can provide sheer to full coverage? A light, sheer finish can be accomplished by moving the applicator brush in small circles on the face. Mineral makeup can also provide a more opaque texture if applied in layers with a damp sponge, much like you would apply liquid foundation. Fortunately, the consistency of mineral makeup gives coverage without the thick, unnatural, pore-clogging consequences of traditional liquid foundation.
With all these unfolding before you, will you really be willing to drop your expensive and popular brand and grab a hold of your very first mineral make up a.k.a. MMU?

Comments (2)

  1. Lippybeth

    I would like to clear up a few points, if I may regarding the ingredients in mineral makeup. Yes, your list of ingredients is the “foundation” so to speak of mineral makeup, however when a formula contains “micronized” or “nano” particles here is where a potential problem can lie. Micronized particles are so small they can work there way into your system and cause the some medical issues. I will not take the time or the space to expound upon the problems that can arise, it is up to each individual to know what they are putting on their skin. So read your labels and do your homework ladies and stay away from micronized titanium dioxide, and anything else that says micronized. The minerals themselves are not the problem unless the particles are small enough, hence the word micronized, to cause systemic issues. There are plenty of mineral makeup manufacturers out there and if you want to know if they use micronized particles in their proucts just go to their websites. Another ingeredient which can be a potential cause of “itching” is bismuth oxychloride”. This ingredient is used in some mineral makeup foundations and facial veils . So I repeat, do your homework and read your labels. I invite you to visit my mineral makeup website , register with us and I will send you 5 sample bags of my products to try. You will be able to see and feel for yourself the quality and silkiness of my propducts with absolutely no fillers, bismuth oxychloride or micronized ( nano) particles.
    I stand by my mineral makeup products , as I deal directly with the manufacturer myself and know the ingredients to be what is claimed.

    Lori
    Free Spirit Beauty
    http://www.freespiritbeauty.com

  2. joanjoyce

    there is really a lot of things I need to learn when it comes to MMU and putting make up in general haaaaayyyy as if I am just a 16 year old kikay ahehehe..

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