Made from minerals (like mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide), mineral foundation is better for your skin than regular makeup. But why? Here are 5 major benefits of mineral makeup foundation that might help you make the switch.
1- Chemical and perfume free
Mineral makeup natural ingredients are free of potentially irritating chemicals, synthetics, fragrances, preservatives, parabens, gluten, oils, and waxes.
The main ingredients in Mineral Makeup are:
Zinc oxide: sun protection properties
Mica: anti-ageing properties and reflects light off the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores
Kaolin clay: absorbs excess oils, helps clear breakouts and refines pores
Iron oxide: balance of color
Titanium dioxide: sun protection properties
2- Suitable for all skin type
Mineral makeup can be used on sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, injured skin, perioral dermatitis, and rosacea.
Mineral makeup is a perfect match for those who do not like the look or feel of wearing makeup but still want to have glowing, flawless skin. Nearly invisible and weightless, it allows your skin to breathe naturally and achieve that natural, no makeup look.
Top tip: Mineral Makeup can be applied straight after a facial treatment! It will help conceal any redness and also help to heal the skin faster.
3- Natural Sunscreen
Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide a natural filter from the sun. They also protect the skin against free radicals and create a natural protective barrier against the elements.
4- Buildable coverage
Mineral Makeup coverage is buildable from sheer to opaque.
For cream foundations:
For sheer coverage, dampen sponge and apply foundation evenly onto face.
For medium coverage, apply using a dry sponge, pressing evenly onto skin.
For matte coverage with SPF finish by buffing a small amount of Loose Mineral Foundation over the top.
To build more coverage, allow foundation to set and layer using a sponge, a brush or fingertips.
For loose powders:
Buff onto face with a kabuki brush until you receive the desired coverage.
Use your powder as a foundation, concealer, and setting powder. Mix it with a serum to use as a makeup primer for a flawless and longer lasting result.
5- Long lasting makeup
The pigments will blend beautifully with your skin and will allow you a flawless look for hours!
Also, Mineral makeup ingredients are bacteria-free. Make sure you store it in a dry place and keep it away from direct sunlight and it won’t expire :)
ASI Australian Skin Institute Mineral Radiance Makeup