What is mineral makeup and non-comedogenic makeup?

Have you heard about cosmetic acne? This is an acne problem that is caused only because of using inappropriate cosmetics. Some cosmetic ingredients, such as artificial fragrances, dyers, parabens and other preservatives may irritate your skin, and the regular use of bad quality cosmetics may irritate skin that is not sensitive or has not been before. The other problem that may cause cosmetic acne is the clogging of pores behind which lies inappropriate usage of powders, foundations or face creams. The solution that has been widely discussed nowadays is non-comedogenic makeup.

This means all types of products that will not clog your skin pores.

Products are the ones that are 100% natural.

These are for example mineral products – we can find mineral powders, foundations, concealers and colorized cosmetics on the market. However, some mineral ingredients can be potentially irritating for your skin, such as bismuth oxychloride. We can also look for products that contain natural ingredients. These are, first and foremost, natural plant extracts that have beneficial properties: they moisturize, remove sebum and bacteria and tighten pores without clogging them. Such extracts are obtained, for example, from aloe vera, calendula, willow bark or tea tree.

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The most recommended non-comedogenic makeup

We can find many brands of non-comedogenic products. The most known is probably Clinique that was always devoted to help customers with untypical skin problems. You can also choose from vegan cosmetics, such as Brown Lady Herbal Cosmetics, or hypo-allergenic (Almay, VMV, Physicians Formula). Remember: every skin type is different. As a consequence, there is no, totally and absolutely no such product that would be suitable for everybody. What helps your friend may cause a skin irritation at your case. So, if your skin gets red, dry or irritated in other way, just stop using the product whatever the advertisement says.

Top makeup brands and natural make up

Mineral cosmetics has been produced for thirty or more years by now, but of course they are inspired by the oldest beauty formulas. Modern beauty products, unfortunately, especially ones produced in twentieth century, had ingredients that didn’t make skin look natural at all. Typical foundation or powder from sixties or seventies was heavy, covering, giving an effect of a mask. Apart from that typical cosmetics that could be bought in drugstore were full of chemicals: preservatives, emulsifiers, dyes and alcohol. All these ingredients were chosen to make a cream or foundation smell nicely, be fresh for a long time and kill bacteria, but such an amount of artificial content was not beneficial in the long run.

New formula

New mineral formula was designed in seventies as an alternative for heavy, unnatural, mask-like make-up. From then to now mineral cosmetics were re-designed and now are very popular, as they give natural look, are safe for everybody and may have some therapeutic activity for skin with problems.

Best mineral makeup is not only beautifying but also helps your skin to be healthy. Using mineral cosmetics regularly may help you to look younger. Mineral cosmetics give you a natural sun protection, so your skin does not get sun-damaged. It is appropriate for oily skin as it tightens the pores and makes them look smaller. It works well on skin suffering from acne and it soothes the redness. It does not contain ingredients that may cause allergic reactions (the most common allergic ingredients in ordinary beauty products are dyers, artificial scents and preservatives, and mineral cosmetics do not contain them).

You can choose best mineral makeup cosmetics from variety of brands; some of them are really affordable and of good quality, such as E.L.F. Studio, which offers fine mineral cosmetics that are fully natural and not tested on animals, although you can also pick up from luxurious brands. However, the price of a product is not always the trustful indicator of its quality.