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The Benefits of Mineral Makeup are numerous, especially for those who prefer a natural approach to beauty.
4 Reasons to Wear Mineral Makeup
ref: Prevention Magazine 2010 Published Report
- Lighter, More Natural Coverage: Minerals have reflective properties, so light bounces off the face and creates a youthful glow. Minerals also bind to the skin which make them less prone to becoming cake-y and drying our your complexion which can accentuate fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections. Yes, because of their camouflaging properties, they will hide everything from acne scars and under eye circles to rosacea. Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons count on it for their patients to cover bruising and inflammation that can develop after some cosmetic procedures.
- Richer, Longer-Lasting Color: Mineral makeup contains natural pigments in place of artificial dyes resulting in colors that are deeper and more vibrant. Colors in a range of hues including reds, browns, tans, blues, greens, violets, pinks, as beautiful as Mother Nature herself. Even better, these pigments won't fade of dilute the tone of makeup requiring less touch-ups.
- Reduces UVA Related Wrinkling: The base ingredients of mineral makeup are serecite mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the same FDA approved ingredients that block damaging UVA and UVB rays in sunscreen. It provides a physical barrier to help protect your skin from damaging rays. It is still advised to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen or lotion with an SPF of at least 30 to your entire face before applying makeup.
- Excellent for Sensitive Skin: Many mineral makeup lines, including Face Value Cosmetics, are free of artificial dyes, fragrances, alcohol, preservatives and oils, which can irritate skin. This means they can be safe to use even on sensitive skin. It is still recommended to do a patch test before use if you are highly sensitive or allergic.
|Mica minerals have perfect basal cleavage, which means that they are easily split into thin, often transparent sheets. Muscovite is so common it is considered a rock-forming mineral. ref: about.com:geology|
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