Mineral make-up, as the name suggests, are cosmetics made from crushed minerals and other naturally-derived ingredients.
True mineral make-up. such as Nude by Nature, is free from synthetic, controversial and potentially irritating ingredients commonly found in traditional make-up. This is just one of many reasons why people are making the switch to mineral cosmetics.
Keep reading to learn more about why mineral make-up is better for you.
The major benefit of using mineral make-up is that it’s good for your skin. Mineral cosmetics such as Nude by Nature, do not contain fillers or controversial synthetic ingredients such as parabens, chemical dyes, silicones and other film forming ingredients that can clog pores and prevent the skin from “breathing” naturally. This can prolong existing skin problems as well as cause skin irritations such as redness, blemishes and acne.
In addition to this, Nude by Nature mineral make-up is also formulated with the most powerful Australian-native extracts, vitamins and essential oils to improve and enhance the appearance of your skin for beneficial long-term effects.
Mica is a mineral found in a range of Nude by Nature make-up. This ingredient contains light-reflecting properties which bounces light off the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This creates an “airbrushed” effect resulting in healthy and more youthful looking skin.
Kaolin Clay is another natural ingredient found in Nude by Nature mineral foundation. Kaolin Clay is a non-drying, soothing clay that absorbs excess oil and helps draw out impurities. It’s soothing properties make it great for all skin types including sensitive skin and even those with oily or problematic skin.
Due to its finely milled texture and lightweight formulation, mineral make-up will mimic the feeling of real skin when applied. This, together with its natural pigment content, allows you to build to your desired coverage without it looking and feeling cakey.
Instead, you’re able to build your foundation to your desired level of coverage and still achieve a natural skin finish which enhances and evens out your skin tone.
The unique combination of zinc oxide, iron oxide, titanium dioxide and kaolin clay in our powder foundations (such as the Natural Mineral Cover and Pressed Mineral Cover) is soothing on the skin which makes it suitable for all skin types and common skin problems such as acne, eczema and rosacea.
This is why some cosmetic surgeons will recommend mineral make-up to their patients after invasive procedures such as chemical peels as it’s free of synthetic ingredients and possible irritants and has a calming effect on the skin.
Two major ingredients in mineral foundation are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are commonly found in sunscreen. These ingredients along with mineral particles, work together to help reflect the sun’s ultraviolet radiation away from the skin.
These natural sunscreen ingredients provide key anti-ageing benefits, especially for those that use make-up daily. By applying your mineral powder on top of sunscreen, you will enhance your protection and help catch any spots you may have missed.
Traditional make-up, as mentioned earlier, usually contains additives and fillers which can cause it to feel heavy or uncomfortable on the skin. Nude by Nature products on the other hand, are formulated without synthetic ingredients or preservatives like Talc, Silicon, Phthalates, Sulphates, PEGS, Siloxanes, Triclosans, Phenoxyethanol or Parabens which makes it not just good for your skin but ultra-lightweight. Almost like you’re not wearing make-up at all.
It’s important to remember that not all mineral make-up is created equal. Nude by Nature is 100% naturally derived mineral make-up, without bulking fillers such as talc, or synthetic ingredients such as silicones, siloxanes or parabens which can sometimes even be found in products marketed as “mineral” so still read the label to ensure you know exactly what you are buying.