Mineral makeup continues to rank as some of our absolute favorite products. This cosmetic trend shift offers many benefits over regular makeup, including contributing to a healthier overall complexion. Here are 45 reasons why we looove our mineral makeup brands!
Mineral makeup will often contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are both common ingredients that formulate sunscreen. Therefore, these mineral makeup products will work in conjunction with your base SPF to provide protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays and all of its consequences (such as wrinkling, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, and even skin cancer).
Mineral makeup provides similar coverage to traditional, liquid cosmetics. However, they often help reveal a healthier, more radiant appearance due to their formulations. They’ll often be made with better quality ingredients and won’t have talc—a bulking ingredient––which can cause hyperpigmentation in the long run.
Mineral makeup products tend to be thicker, yet have a lighter feel (so it doesn’t settle into fine lines). This is also excellent if you find yourself layering on products to achieve your desired coverage level.
Continually applying thick layers of base makeup to conceal imperfections prevents the skin from breathing, can worsen redness, dryness, and blemishes––which can all be avoided with a solo layer of higher-quality, mineral makeup!
Mineral makeup can withstand varying temperatures. This means it will hold better than traditional makeup in high heat or water, instead of melting off and blocking pores.
Vice versa, in colder temps, it will not cause itchiness or flaking.
SUITABLE FOR ALL
Mineral makeup is universal for all skin types, whether oily, acne-prone, sensitive, or combination.
Individuals with sensitive skin can be more prone to itching, dryness, and stinging or burning sensations when using generic skincare products or makeup. For this reason, skin care professionals will recommend mineral makeup because it is non-comedogenic; it doesn’t clog pores, and allows the skin to breathe. The ingredients found in mineral makeup provide anti-inflammatory properties that aid all types of problematic skin.
What’s not to love?!
Curious to try out mineral makeup for yourself? Check out our selection of mineral-based products online and a few of our favorites here:
COLORESCIENCE MINERAL CORRECTOR PALETTE
PRODERM TINTED MINERAL FACE CREAM SPF 50
ALASTIN SKINCARE HYDRATINT PRO MINERAL BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN SPF 36
COOLA SUNCARE MINERAL LIPLUX ORGANIC TINTED LIP BALM SUNSCREEN SPF 30
Until next time,
The BSE Team