One of the most important innovations of our century is certainly mineral make-up. But do you know what makes it so special?
The story of this type of make-up started in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, where beautiful women used black kohl pencil, charcoal mixed with olive oil or green malahit for eye makeup. Lip-sticks were made from natural fats and ocher. Romans used powdered chalk to create make-up and ferric oxide for shading cheeks and lips.
It seems that a woman uses an average of about 15 cosmetic products a day, and the amount of chemicals introduced into the body is about 1 kg. However it is clear that we can’t give them up, nor the body lotions, make-up or the shower gel.
The development of cosmetic industry led to elaborate production and a wider range of this mineral products, designed, mainly, for skin problems. Products that are in the mineral make-up category, have a 90% mineral content, natural, sterilized and sprayed as a very fine powder. The substances included are: Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, magnesium and clay. Each has well defined properties:
For make-up and powder, we add some pigments, so we can reach the desired shade.
In cream-make-up, kohl crayons, lipsticks and foundations, the ingredients used are: Shea butter, that has hydrating properties, jojoba oil, which provides adherence and butter of cacao seeds, ideal for sensitive and very dry skin.
Mineral make-up has become known among the stars of Hollywood when the famous make-up artist Susan Posnick , made public that she suffered from skin cancer. Being dependent on the make-up, she found an alternative, that being: mineral make-up.
Because the talcum powder from ordinary products is replaced with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide the mineral make-up has a much larger validity period, and generally has no smell. The skin can breathe, pores are uncovered, doesn’t favor black points, and it’s not like a mask on your face. Not only sensitive skin enjoys these qualities of mineral make-up but also the oily skin. But it is contraindicated for dry skin. Also, some people have developed allergies to mineral components, but these cases are very rare.