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So, what is mineral makeup, exactly?

Mineral Makeup is created by blending and grinding a combination of loose pigments from the earth such as Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica and Iron Oxides. These ingredients together create a lightweight, buildable, gentle formulation for a luminescent, natural looking coverage. Mineral Makeup doesn’t just come in the form of a powder; it includes everything from lipstick to liquid foundation! Just remember to pay close attention to the ingredients to ensure your product contains quality, natural ingredients rather than synthetic chemicals, chemicals preservatives and cheap fillers.

What are the benefits of using mineral makeup?

The benefits of true Mineral Makeup are extensive. For starters, the SPF rating in mineral products is far higher than most conventional cosmetics as minerals such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide reflect UV rays rather than absorbing them. They are also water-resistant which gives you longer lasting coverage and protection. Mineral Makeup is also a god-send for those with sensitive and troubled skin as the gentle formulations won’t irritate the skin or block pores which can often lead to congestion and sensitivity. Is the Titanium Dioxide you use on your products safe? Absolutely, we would never use an ingredient we thought might be unsafe. Titanium Dioxide has been studied extensively and shown as safe in all types of cosmetics. There is more info here which would be useful to read: http://www.organicmakeup.ca/ca/titaniumdioxide.asp

Are nano or micronized particles used in your Mineral Foundations?

Our makeup certainly is nano free. As you probably know the term nanoparticle is used to refer to a small particle with all three dimensions less than 100 nanometres. The ingredients that are usually in question in relation to Powdered Mineral Foundations are Mica’s, Titanium Dioxides and Zinc Oxides. We choose larger particle sizes in all of these ingredients.

I have sensitive skin; can I use your products?

Yes, we stay away from ingredients like Silicone, Talc, Bismuth Oxychloride, Pine Tar and Coal Tar Colours to name a few that are usually what makes skin react. None of these ingredients align with our natural, vegan and edible ingredient philosophy and they are also not good for skin health, especially those with skin troubles and sensitivities. We dedicate our time to researching and sourcing ingredients that are gentle on the skin and deliver the results so our products are suitable for the fussiest and most unpredictable of skin.

I suffer from Acne; can I use your products?

Mineral Makeup is fantastic in helping Acne sufferers. Mineral-based foundations are naturally oil-free, making it a great option for acne-prone skin. It allows the skin to breathe and won’t clog pores. We also use quality, effective, natural actives, extracts, oils, vitamins and minerals in all of our cosmetics to promote healthy skin and a beautiful complexion. So, while you’re wearing your makeup your skin is actually absorbing good ingredients.

Are you just another company overpromising and underdelivering?

Absolutely not. And we can prove it to you.

We don’t promise you any miracle transformations after switching to our products but we can certainly tell you what the ingredients we use have the power to do and the results our customers have achieved. You can read Courtney’s story here and she’s one of many happy customers.