What is mineral makeup?

Minerals are naturally occurring elements sourced from our environment. The main minerals used include titanium dioxide, zinc oxide (think sunscreens), iron oxide, mica, gold and magnesium. Mineral makeup is an alternative to regular makeup with less synthetic chemicals.

Why should we use mineral makeup?

The growing concern with allergies and intolerances has driven the mineral makeup phenomenon in the world of cosmetics.

Quality mineral make-up contains less chemical-based ingredients such a parabens, fragrances, binders and synthetic dyes usually seen in regular make-up.

How does mineral makeup benefit me?

Mineral makeup is non-irritating and less likely to aggravate acne or cause breakouts. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning that it does not clog pores.

Minerals have natural anti-inflammatory properties. This can beneficial for people with irritated, sensitive, rosacea prone and acne skin types. As a result of this, mineral makeup is suitable immediately post cosmetic laser, peel and injectable treatments.

Tips on how to buy.

As the mineral makeup trend becomes more popular, consumers can be left overwhelmed on what brands to use.

Not all mineral makeup brands are the same. Even though some brands label themselves as “mineral based”, always check that their ingredients do not include talc, artificial fragrance and preservative/parabens.

The most abundant ingredients should be:

  • Titanium dioxide
  • Zinc oxide
  • Iron oxide
  • Mica

Facelove loves Jane Iredale Mineral Make Up. This range of mineral makeup is hypoallergenic and dermatology tested. It is also cruelty free certified by The Leaping Bunny Program.