Mineral Makeup: Is it Hot? Or Is It Not?
Mineral makeup, the most famous variety of cosmetic products in the market, is it worth the price? Top makeup artists and skincare experts have different stands whether mineral makeup deserves the praise that the product is getting.
Tasha Reiko Brown whose works appeared on Harper's Bazaar shot by Peter Lingburgh and Elle Greece shot by Sandra Weimar is not a huge fan of the product. "I find it collects in fine lines and pores and accentuates dry flaky areas," Tasha says. "If youíre a woman of color, it can be very difficult to find a shade thatís a good match for your skin."
Womenís preference of cosmetic products often varies. Is mineral makeup overrated? Whatís the truth behind the publicís hype over this product?
Bare Escentuals commenced the so called ďThe Mineral RevolutionĒ back in the mid 1970ís when it first launched its loose power foundations. Not long after, competing brands came out with new product lines, claiming that was more ďnaturalĒ than the traditional one.
Perry Romanowsksi, author of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition, is not hooked with the product doesnít see it as a revolution. "All makeup is mineral makeup," he states. "Youíll find the same mineral ingredients -- titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica, and iron oxides -- in conventional products."
The ingredients of mineral makeup are not simply mined, pounded into powders, and then poured into compacts. NiíKita Wilson whose quotes and opinions about cosmetic products appeared in publications like Allure, InStyle, Oprah, Womenís Health, and Prevention is in contrary with Romanowskiís statements by saying that "Iíd like someone to show me a zinc oxide mine, It doesnít exist. Zinc oxide is synthesized in the lab."
Titanium dioxide, one of mineral makeupís main ingredients, starts out with natural titanium. But it also undergoes an extraction and purification process in the lab. That's a good thing. "There isnít any natural source of titanium thatís pure enough to be used in cosmetics," Romanowski says. "Itís all contaminated with things like mercury and lead."
What separate mineral makeup from the conventional makeup is not its content but what are the ones that are left out.
For many leading brands, the list of left out ingredients includes preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and fragrance. Many dermatologists suggest mineral makeup based on the fact that these left out ingredients can possibly irritate the skin.
"Iím very bullish on mineral makeup," New York dermatologist Neal Schultz, MD says. "Itís much less likely to cause a reaction in women with sensitive skin. And because it doesnít contain oil, it wonít aggravate acne-prone skin."
Aside from the possible skin irritants are no longer included in mineral make up, another skincare benefit of this is that it protects the skin from the sun for Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are both physical sun blocks.
Mineral makeup has gone far beyond its beginnings as a loose powder foundation. Now, one can find blush, bronzer, eye shadow, lipstick, and even liquid foundations presented as mineral products. As a shopper or a makeup fanatic, it is wise to purchase these products in wholesale.
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