One of the most important innovations of our century is certainly mineral make-up. But do you know what makes it so special?
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One of the most important innovations of our century is certainly mineral make-up. But do you know what makes it so special?

Technology vs. tradition

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 secret recipe for success

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:

  • Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide protection against UV rays and are anti-inflammatory
  • Clay absorbs fat from the skin and reduces scars.

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.

Benefits Make Mineral

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.

Andrea Grace

I've always been collecting various beauty tips and tricks for me and my friends. So, at Beautips I'm sharing this knowledge to you, my friends - to try and test them. Please leave a comment below to know your opinion of my articles, I will answer them, for sure!

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