Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mineral Cosmetics

By Gaynor Borade

There are a number of dedicated mineral cosmetic products available world wide today and all the products are made of the finest of minerals, sifted, processed and pure! The foundation packs feel wonderful when flaunted and cover blemishes in the most effective manner. Most mineral cosmetics are recommended by dermatologists because they are proven hypo-allergenic. The mineral concealer is perfect to cover acne, broken facial veins and a bout of rosacea. The foundations and concealers contain natural SPF and are available in shades to complement any skin tone.

The product range includes mineral setting powders that are marketed in various shades and the transparent powder makes the application even more flawless. The other products include mineral blush on, mineral eye shadow, lip liners, nail polishes, body shimmers and the popular mineral bronzers. Mineral Cosmetics are designed to offer coverage and finesse, without the use of harmful chemicals and dyes. The mineral cosmetics are powders, without fillers. The powders are nothing but crushed minerals extracted from the Earth. The non-mineral cosmetic ranges too flaunt the presence of minerals, but the mineral content is diluted with many added chemicals. It is important to check the label thoroughly before investing in any product.

The natural cosmetics are always also the most enhancing and beautifying. The easy to follow line up of products – the application of foundation and eye and lip color – create magic. The mineral cosmetics eliminate the feeling of having donned oily and heavy make up that usually comes with the application of traditional makeup. The mineral cosmetic products are very versatile and long-lasting. The hues and texture of the products are created to suit women of all ages and with different skin types. It is very important that as custodian of your physical and mental well-being, you should monitor the food ingested and the personal care products applied on the sensitive skin.

The range of mineral cosmetics is completely natural lead to a healthier life and glowing skin. The pure inner beauty ultimately radiates via your skin and a rejuvenated and revived look. Common minerals used in the mineral cosmetics include titanium dioxide, a naturally occurring mineral that works most effectively as a foundation. It is a great sun shield too. The mica content in these cosmetics goes back ages. Mica is an almost colorless mineral that adds volume and texture to the products. The iron oxides used in these products add color to the makeup. Iron oxides are nothing but natural salts oxidized in a natural water process.

Serecite is a translucent mineral that provides a silky texture to any foundation, while ferric ferrocyanide is an organic pigment that gives the blue color the mineral pigment. Ultramarine blue is another pigment coloring agent. The mineral cosmetic range available comes with a brush that helps in the even application. The powder is dipped into and the brush is swirled. The bottom of the handle should be tapped, to settle the powder well and then the powder is spread on the cleansed, dry skin on the face. In the case of people with dry and flaky skin, the loose mineral foundation can also be effectively blended with a natural lotion. In the case of mineral liquid liner, the eyeliner brush should be thin.

The foundation products use mica, titanium dioxide, iron and zinc oxide, while the concealers are made from the same line of ingredients, plus serecite. The setting powders contain serecite, iron oxides and Kaolin Clay. The mineral cosmetic blush on has mica, iron oxides and zinc oxides. The eye shadow range contains mica, iron oxides, titanium dioxide and sometimes ferric ferrocyanide. The mineral lip gloss ingredients contain soy and candelilla wax, capryllic/capric triglyceride and bee wax, besides the oils of hemp seed, castor, olive and meadow-foam. The colors are contributed by ingredients like mica, iron oxide and titanium dioxide. Mineral cosmetics have revolutionized the way women shop for make up and have made them aware of what they are exposing their skin to. 

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