Looks like I am not the only one who favors Simply Karen Mineral Foundation over any other mineral makeup. It was recently selected as a winner for the H20 Magazine Beauty Awards by its readers!
While many mineral makeup brands are all natural, they may contain bismuth oxychloride, a color additive which is a big skin irritant. If you’ve purchased Bare Ecentuals or Sheer Cover and developed itchy skin as so many have, you may be sensitive to this one ingredient. So why not choose a natural makeup without it?
Simply Karen mineral makeup is easy to apply and actually healthy for your skin. Their makeup is free of dyes, fragrances and other ingredients that could be irritating to the skin, like bismuth oxychloride. Its ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide offer excellent anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for skin with acne, roscea, post microdermabrasion or light chemical peels.
Simply Karen offers a full line of healthy and skin-friendly mineral cosmetics, along with all natural skin products to make your skin look younger and fresher.
The best part of this company; they give you personalized service with a free consultation on selecting the perfect makeup colors to accent your skin tone and help you look your best! They will even match a custom color just for you, at no extra charge).
Pure mineral makeup is the cosmetic world’s answer to producing safe and natural products. The truth is however, that all mineral makeup is not created equal. It’s main ingredients include natural or mined materials from the earth such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and iron oxides. These minerals are finely ground and purified before becoming part of the cosmetic products you purchase and along with the minerals, come various other unnatural ingredients.
Mineral foundation is by far the most popular and purist form of mineral makeup, however it can also be found in blush, lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow and even mascara.
While mineral makeup has become quite popular over the last several years, many companies still continue to use the same fragrance, preservatives, and chemicals that are found in most conventional makeup. (more…)
Bare Minerals, one of the more popular brands of mineral makeup sold through infomercials since 1998 has had its share of complaints. From burning, itching and breakouts, to deep red and purple welts, it’s all been reported immediately after use. What causes these skin irritations? It’s hard to say. What women must remember is that……
a) just because a product is all natural, does not mean that they will not have a reaction to it. Heck, I have a reaction when I eat bananas! and….
b) Bare Minerals contains bismuth oxychloride which is an inorganic pigment used in traditional cosmetics as well as mineral makeup and not so natural.
Bismuth oxychloride is a byproduct of lead and copper processing and is considered a skin irritant. As I mentioned above, many people report itching, rashes or cystic acne which may be attributed to this one ingredient alone. Bismuth oxychloride should be avoided if you have acne, rosacea or sensitive skin. And remember it is not limited to mineral makeup products; it is used in thousands of skin care products women have been using for years. It’s only one ingredient among several that cause skin problems for a small minority of women. (more…)
Just about every cosmetic company is jumping on the mineral makeup bandwagon and for good reason. It leaves skin with a soft, natural feel and long lasting glow. It lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps to conceal blemishes, scars, sun damage, acne, rosacea and skin discoloration. And the best mineral makeup is all natural.
Unfortunately, you won’t find it at your local Walmart or drugstore. Large companies are designed for profit and tend to pad their products with unnatural and inexpensive fillers. Of course, they need this extra dough to pay for expensive advertising and expensive packaging….who can blame them? (more…)
Cosmetic technology is constantly improving. It’s not just a question of finding longer lasting mascara that doesn’t run, but rather of makeup that won’t cake or crease, and will actually help keep the skin healthy.
Take mineral powder makeup, for example. This is quite a boon for women everywhere, but in particular in places with high humidity, that cause normal makeups to melt and run.
Mineral powder makeup has no talc, no chemicals, no fillers and no dyes.
Because it has no talc, it doesn’t dry out the skin, and it doesn’t cake or crease.
Although mineral makeup has only within the last few years started taking the world by storm, mineral makeup brands have actually been around for a long time.
The first company in these mineral makeup brands was bareMinerals, founded in 1976. (Yes, the company really does not capitalize it’s first name – except when it’s the start of a sentence!)
The company Bare Escentuals first product was bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, which was “reintroduced” in 1994. It was – and is – free of preservatives, oil, fragrance, talc and other skin irritants.
It is difficult to say what the best mineral foundation is for you. That’s because even though mineral makeups are the most healthy makeups on the market, they may still not be right for you. Some makeups use bismuth, for example, which many people are allergic to. While the best mineral makeups eschew dyes and perfumes and artificial ingredients, these have creeped into some of the mass-market offerings.
In order to choose the best mineral foundation for yourself, therefore, you’re going to have to do some research.