8 Hidden Benefits of Mineral Makeup Foundation
Posted on February 27 2017
Mineral makeup has gained a lot of spotlight. Made from natural minerals like mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, mineral foundation provides natural sun protection, healing agents, anti-aging ingredients, oil absorption and hydration. These eight things about mineral foundation will make you want to make the switch to these fancy mineral powders.
1. Mineral Foundation Has Natural Skin Protection
Mineral Foundation can easily be applied on top of your regular sunscreen every day. This will ensure that you have extra sun protection, which will protect against the ultraviolet rays from the sun—the number one skin ager. Our Ora Mineral Mix Foundation by Julie Hewett uses all three of the natural UVA and UVB filters; mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is a personal favorite UVA/UVB filter because it has healing and calming effects for the skin while also providing a strong sun block. Zinc oxide is also great for rosacea and sensitive skins.
2. Mineral Foundation Has Buildable Coverage
Mineral Foundation gives freedom in the type of coverage you desire. You can dust a light amount over the skin for a very natural look, or you can continue applying for a buildable foundation and more coverage while still looking like a second skin. At the same time, you can be sure that your skin is benefitting from the buildable coverage with all the skin benefitting ingredients. It’s a win-win.
3. Mineral Makeup Foundation Won’t Settle into Fine Lines
Traditional makeup bases use many harsh ingredients, however mineral foundations are so pure and natural that the skin wears it easily. Harsh ingredients in alternative foundations can also aggravate the skin, which in turn can result in the foundation settling into find lines and wrinkles.
4. Mineral Makeup Is Suitable for Oily Skin, Dry Skin, Combination Skin—All Skin!
Whatever type your skin is–oily, dry or combination, mineral makeup foundation works will work well for you and compliment whatever your skin condition is. For oily and combination skin the minerals used in Ora Mineral Mix such as zinc and mica will help absorb oil throughout the day. Also, Ylang Ylang extract is proven to help regulate the production of sebum and contains antimicrobial properties and is also included in Ora Mineral Mix. For dry skin, use a hydrating mist such as Julie Hewett’s toner spray in Cucumber Water to refresh and tone.
5. Mineral Makeup is Healing for Rosacea
Mineral foundation is free of any harmful chemicals since they use minerals purely from the Earth. Also, a dusting of powder will of course even out any redness in skin tone. Mineral Mix Foundation uses green tea extract which is calming for the skin while also delivering antioxidants. Ora Mineral Mix Foundation also uses sandalwood oil which tones and relieves inflammation, and dehydrated skin. Rashes, scar tissue, eczema, psoriasis, and acne are a few of the issues it can help heal.
6. Mineral Makeup is Good for Acne-Prone Skin
Mineral makeup is good for acneic (or acne-prone) skin for the same reason mineral makeup is good for rosacea. With a non-irritating, non-comedogenic formula, mineral foundation won’t clog your pores, causing further breakouts. Go ahead and build the mineral foundation for a heavier finish, your skin will thank you! Ora Mineral Mix Foundation uses geranium oil, is extracted by means of steam distillation of the stems and leaves of the geranium plant, and was used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin. Geranium oil is topic for a new blog post, however, know that it is used to treat acne and reduce inflammation.
7. Mineral Makeup is Anti-Aging
Ora Mineral Mix takes mineral makeup a step further. It packs a punch in anti-aging ingredients with the use of apple extract, phospholipids, retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A), tocopheryl acetate (a form of vitamin E) geranium, ultramarines, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, sage and cedar wood. These ingredients deserve a blog post for each one, separately. According to truthinaging.com, “Phospholipids also seems to be an antioxidant. Nicholas Perricone MD says it is so (and he should know being a doctor and all) and he uses the ingrededient in his Cold Plasma cream. Studies have concluded that they have an antioxidant effect when combined with tocopherol (vitamin E).” Ora Mineral Mix Foundation uses Vitamin E and phospholipids so you can be sure they will be working in conjunction to keep your skin youthful
8. Wearing Mineral Makeup is Better than Wearing No Makeup!
The reason why wearing mineral makeup is so beneficial is because it literally contains only pure, non-irritating, minerals from mother nature. Julie’s mineral makeup and other mineral makeups of course need to include a tiny amount of preservatives to keep it fresh. Also, the antioxidants, antiaging ingredients and sun protection. Dust away!