- Natural make-up: technology and secrets
With regard to natural makeup, which is made from natural minerals, there are a variety of opinions. Someone like that it forms a smooth, imperceptible layer - like a second skin and is well tolerated even by very hot weather. Someone thinks that with its help it is difficult to make a good makeup - she is going in the folds of the skin and pores, and if the skin is dry, quickly leads to ugly flaky surface. In addition, women with dark skin can be difficult to find a mineral makeup suitable color.
However, disputes over natural makeup extend beyond the discussion of aesthetic aspects; much more important issues are its benefits (or harm) for skin health and safety. Producers of natural makeup argue that it improves the skin and is perfectly safe, while opponents say that very small particles of minerals are a danger to the health of the skin and some of the ingredients can also be harmful.
No matter what supporters of different points of view, however, is certain: women now use a natural make-up more often than ever. Only in the US natural cosmetics is already 6% of the total sold in the country's makeup.
Mineral Makeup: Illusions and Reality
Bare Escentuals Company gave a start to what is sometimes called the "mineral revolution", when in the 1970s began to sell loose mineral powder. Soon followed suit rivals - all of them in their advertising campaigns have focused on the fact that mineral cosmetics made from ground natural minerals, is more "natural" than traditional cosmetics.
However, experts, including chemists involved in the creation of cosmetics, do not see there is nothing revolutionary. According to some, the buzz around mineral makeup - just a marketing ploy. Any decorative cosmetics is a mineral, since it contains minerals - titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and iron oxides. Contrary to what the advertising says, the ingredients of so-called natural cosmetics are not just dug out of the ground, cleaned, milled and placed in the package. Zinc oxide, for example, does not exist in nature in pure form - it is synthesized in the laboratory. Titanium dioxide, a common ingredient in another, also undergoes special treatment because it is not naturally located in such a pure form that it can be directly used in the production of cosmetics. He is pre-purification of the compounds of substances such as mercury and lead.
What is not in mineral makeup
Natural make-up differs from traditional is not something that is in its composition and what is not there. The list of what is not natural cosmetics include: preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes and fragrances. All of these can cause skin irritation, and it is - one of the reasons why many dermatologists recommend the use of mineral makeup.
Natural cosmetics rarely causes negative reaction of sensitive skin
Sensitive skin: causes and care
And because it does not contain an oil, it can be used by persons with skin problems. Experts also recommend a natural make-up for women who suffer from rosacea
Rosacea - undetermined
Eczema - is difficult to treat
Mineral makeup does not replace a moisturizing cream, ointment for the treatment of acne or anti-aging serum, but it is, nevertheless, effective skin care.
Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to block the sun's rays, so if you apply an even layer of mineral makeup, they will protect you from ultraviolet radiation. Such protection is sufficient in those days when you do not spend a lot of time outdoors. If you are going to spend a few hours on the beach in sunny weather, need more powerful sunscreen.
In addition, zinc oxide has anti-inflammatory properties (by the way, which is why it is a part of baby powder). Since natural cosmetics contain zinc oxide much more than usual, it may be particularly useful for skin prone to irritation.
Participants of the debate about natural make-up have a tendency to exaggerate not only the benefits but also the associated potential hazards. So, it voiced the opinion that the microscopic particles (they were called nanoparticles) mineral makeup can be absorbed for the skin barrier and cause potentially fatal reactions. Experts say that such fears are unfounded. If the particles were actually the size of nanoparticles in make-up they would be completely useless. Such particles would be completely transparent and not be able to perform the basic functions of decorative cosmetics.
Various sources of information recommended for women to carefully read the labels of mineral makeup
For whom is suitable mineral makeup and how to use it
and to avoid products containing bismuth oxychloride. This ingredient gives the skin a light pearlescent, but also causes irritation and aggravate acne. Some companies are already excluded from the bismuth oxychloride their cosmetics. In fact, in only a very small percentage of people have a heightened sensitivity to this substance. For most women, bismuth oxychloride is completely safe.