This week I have been doing some research on the Mineral Make-ups out there in the market place, and felt I wanted to share some important information with you, so you again can make better choices in what you are putting on your face and body. We all know we are receiving less nutrition from our food and are exposed to more toxins daily, so educate yourself. Nobody looks after themselves better than you. Be empowered with knowledge.
By now, you probably know that mineral makeup has taken the cosmetic industry by storm.
The new “natural” makeup is supposed to give you a beautiful finish, feel weightless, and be “healthier” for your skin overall.
But what you might not know is…
Not all mineral makeup is created equally. In fact, some hardly contain any healthy minerals at all.
And most have dangerous additives that clog your pores, cause skin irritation and make you look older than your years.
Take a look at just some of the fillers I found in top mineral makeup brands:
Parabens. are the most common preservatives used in cosmetics today. Parabens not only irritate the skin, they can affect your hormonal balance. You’ll see them listed as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben.
Bismuth oxychloride. This ingredient is made in a chemistry lab by combining water, chloride (from chlorine) and a by-product of lead smelting. It’s used by many brands as a cheap filler and has been found to be slightly radioactive. When you put it on, it can cause itching and irritation… especially if you have sensitive skin.
Talc. Talc is considered to cause lung problems – even cancer – when inhaled. For cosmetic purposes, it’s made through a crushing and milling process from a mineral called hydrous magnesium silicate, which has similar properties to asbestos. The good news is, you can find a mineral makeup that gives you a natural finish, and is safe and nourishing for your skin.
To help you make the best choice, I came up with this 3-step checklist:
1) Steer clear of toxins for a more youthful appearance. The easiest way to avoid harmful chemical toxins is to check the labels.
If you notice the ingredient list contains any of these fillers, you don’t want to put it on your face:
* Bismuth oxycholride
2) Get a flawless finish with bigger particles. Most brands of mineral makeup are made out of microscopic particles – referred to as “micro” or “nano” – that are more likely to be absorbed into your skin. Instead of staying on the surface. This can cause your fine lines to look more severe. There’s also a growing concern that this could be hazardous to your health.
That’s why I recommend mineral makeup with a larger particle size.
It stays on the surface of your skin where it belongs and gives you better coverage.
You don’t use as much product and it doesn’t seep into your fine lines.
3) Brighten your complexion with antioxidant power.
Free radicals from pollution and other environmental toxins attack your skin every day, damaging it and causing premature aging. The best way to counteract this damage is with antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, making it more difficult to harm your skin and making it easier for your skin to repair itself after being damaged. Suggest LifeCell Collagen Booster 2x Capsule daily ideally taken in the morning.