Green Tea Or Antioxidants In Mineral Makeup Is Just Marketing
As mineral makeup is getting more and more popular, many mineral makeup brands are doing their level best to try to take their products to the next level by touting all the fantastic benefits of additional ingredients like Japanese Green Tea Extract or other types of antioxidants for anti-aging.
FULL ARTICLE: Does Green Tea Or Antioxidants Boost Mineral Makeup Benefits?
Talc Used In Makeup and Skincare Products Still Has Some Controversy
Unfortunately, there are many individuals who choose to remain uneducated on the complexities of chemical ingredients by still blogging ‘faux’ facts or simply repeating the pseudo science in their latest published book that ‘Talc is toxic’ or ‘Talc contains asbestos’ or ‘Talc causes ovarian cancer’ etc., as though these statements some how are the absolute evidence without substantiating it with sound scientific research. And those that spread the fear to consumers, typically provide unsubstantiated Talc articles within their reporting of such inflammatory claims. Yet, rarely, if ever will they provide the scientific data that might disprove these same claims.
Why you may ask?
FULL ARTICLE: Does Talc Used In Makeup Or Skincare Products Cause Cancer?
Facts Surrounding Lead In Lipstick Versus Our Environment
What we need to remember, lead is ubiquitous and is found in our soil, water, food, air, etc. So, it will never be completely removed from our lives as hard as we may try.
Yes we can avoid it whenever possible, by making good choices, but we drink more allowable lead in our drinking water than what we would find in our cosmetics. And lead found in soil is taken up by the plants we ingest (fruits and vegetables), it is simply a fact of nature.
FULL ARTICLE: What About Lead In Lipstick?
Hydrating Mineral Makeup, The Mysterious Ingredient
This is the latest in nifty sales gimmicks and believe it or not is creating some confusion as to whether or not this will actually moisturize the skin.
It is in a loose sense traditional mineral makeup, which contains some bizarre ingredients, including infusing the minerals with water by way of a chemical reaction utilizing a mysterious ingredient in common in this type of formula.
Their claim of how the moisture is distributed within the minerals is not clearly defined.
FULL ARTICLE WITH VIDEO: Will Hydrating Mineral Makeup Moisturize Skin?
Safety In Mineral Makeup Containing Rice Powder
We have espoused the skin healthy benefits Rice Powder (Oryza Sativa) offers the user when applied to the skin in the form of a face powder or a facial mask. And it continues to be a safe ingredient in our mineral makeup products. The latest news hype has not altered our opinion as to the safety of our rice starch being used in our mineral cosmetics.
Unfortunately for the most part it has been completely overblown and nondescript in the rice sources mainly affected, instead the hype proclaims it must be all rice products regardless of growth location and finished, refined ingredient.
FULL ARTICLE: Should We Be Concerned About Arsenic In Cosmetic Rice Powder?
We created information on our home page as to “What is the SPF?“ of our mineral makeup. As we have explained, we make no SPF claims on our mineral cosmetics, even though zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are known sun blocking agents and are the bulk of our minerals. Yet if claimed as a sunscreen, natural or otherwise, any and all companies are required to bear a drug monograph as deemed by the FDA, on the package.
Minerals can be opaque to sheer depending on the particle size. But since they are not stand alone ingredients and not in combination with just each other typically, but blended with other skin conditioning agents, this adjusts “active ingredient” ratios.
FULL ARTICLE: SPF Claims In Mineral Makeup and Skin Care
Bismuth Oxychloride Still A Problem For Many Women
Women that call and write to us are still confused about the problems with Bismuth Oxychloride found in many commercial brands of mineral makeup. And despite our best efforts with providing endless information on our mineral cosmetics website, some still don’t find it and / or also have not seen the actual extended article that was written about Bismuth Oxychloride and the safety of its use. That is the intent of this brief piece, to share the basics, along with providing the resources of how bismuth oxychloride is created.
FULL ARTICLE: Why Is Bismuth Oxychloride Free Mineral Makeup Best?