Mineral makeup is made of ground minerals from the earth, with a few vitamins and essences of essential oils added. It was introduced around 10 years ago and sold only by dermatologists, laser practitioners and plastic surgeons after outpatient procedures like dermabrasion and chemical peels. Then manufacturers started selling it to health food outlets and special interest groups. Within the past three years it has hit the mainstream and is becoming the makeup of choice by women who want beautiful skin.
Naked Minerals™ products are made with pure ground minerals and essential oils. The rocks are sterilized, pulverized, and micronized for perfected particles. It is most remarkable for what it does NOT contain: talc, wax, fillers, chemicals, binders, petroleum products, parabens, or any FD&C colorings, found in most conventional cosmetics. Most other makeup contains only a miniscule amount of true pigment and the rest of the product is comprised of ingredients that can cause skin irritations and more serious problems. Mineral makeup is inorganic, inert, and therefore cannot be absorbed into the skin. It cannot clog pores, is hypo-allergenic, and has a natural SPF of 15+. Some of the rocks, like zinc oxide are actually healing and calming to skin.
The biggest benefit of mineral makeup is that it can be used as protection from the environment. It is great for people who have issues with their skin, such as acne or rosacea, or after waxing, because mineral makeup calms the skin and holds the red down. It is nearly allergy-free, non-comedogenic (does not block pores), contains no alcohol and is antibacterial, which means that it will not support bacteria transferred from the hands.
Some of the benefits of Naked Mineral™ Makeup are:
Pressed compact means no messy loose powder
Quick and easy to apply
Good for your skin – blocks environmental pollutants
Natural physical sun block
No preservatives, chemicals, dyes, fillers, or perfumes
Highly pigmented, which means a little goes a long way
Provides complete, weightless coverage
Not tested on animals
Naked Minerals™ also offers mineral highlighter, bronzer, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara and lip color. Its application brushes are of the highest quality, to learn more, join the site and read the current issue of the Natural Cures™ newsletter, or to order Naked Minerals™ call 800.460.7854.