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.
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.
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?