The Benefits of Using Mineral Cosmetics 

Mineral cosmetics have made an impact in the cosmetic industry in the last ten years or so. Nearly every major cosmetic company has a mineral makeup product.

Why has it become so popular? Mineral makeup is made with minerals such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, iron oxides and boron nitride. These are naturally occurring compounds known to add glow to skin, block UVA and UVB sun rays and reduce lines and wrinkles.

The best thing about mineral makeup is that is has a very low incidence of irritation due to its mild ingredients. There are no perfumes, dyes or other chemicals that are irritating to the skin. The use of mineral makeup, therefore, is perfect for those who have sensitive skin and want to look great naturally. Mineral makeup is fragrance free, paraben free and irritant free.

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are compounds that have been used for years for sunburn protection. These ingredients, particularly in a mineral foundation are particularly desirable. Minerals such as iron oxides and boron nitrides help give the mineral make up its easy application and add natural glow to the skin. Talc, as used in baby and body powders, add an ease of application in mineral makeup that are in powder and cream formulas.

Iron oxides and similar compounds are also what give mineral cosmetics their color. It can be used for enhancing skin tone color of all shades or enhanced with other color containing minerals for eye shadows, blushes and lip colors.