What’s in your makeup? Check out the contents of your makeup to avoid skin irritation and allergies. If you see one from this list, ditch the product.
Mineral makeup is a type of makeup made from powdered minerals. It is best to apply with a use of brush to even out your skin tone and maximize its coverage. It’s best known to have that shimmery finish. Mineral makeup perfects highlighting cheekbones and sweep bronzer on collar bones. 🙂
However, some experience skin irritation after using mineral foundation, because some mineral makeup brands contain manmade chemicals that could be harmful to sensitive skin. If this happens to you, stop using the product and consult your dermatologist.
What ingredients may cause this irritation?
Bismuth oxychloride is an inorganic white powder. It is a byproduct from refining lead, tin, copper, silver and gold ores. Bismuth is not safe for use in makeup without refinements and it has to be combined with water and chloride — a compound derived from chlorine. Mineral manufacturers add this to their products to give your skin an “unnatural” shimmery effect.
Mica is listed as moderately hazardous in a Cosmetics Database website. Why is that? Mica is a silicate mineral, that comes from the earth’s mineral rocks (for example, muscovite). In 2010, Dr. Mehmet Oz exposed the dangers of mica in mineral makeup. Over time, according to Dr. Oz, mica can cause scarring, inflammation and lung disease in people who use it often.
Boron Nitride is a manmade chemical that offers great adhesion to your skin. It also helps mask the appearance of fine lines. Remember, not everything that gives instant beautifying effect are good for you.
It’s best for you to trust only the products with high-grade materials and not just the brand.
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