Skin Perfecting Mineral Powders

When I first heard of Mineral Powder Makeup, visions of Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” came to mind. She would have her servant girls go down to the Nile River and bring her the most beautiful colors from the riverbanks – or so I thought. Well, how else could she have so many beautiful colors to use for her “look”?

Mineral Powders are quite the trend right now, and with women looking for natural cosmetics, they are in high demand.

Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Englewood Lab in New Jersey says, “zinc oxide is FDA-approved as a skin protectant. “It has some anti-inflammatory properties, so you’ll see it in products like diaper-rash ointment,” she says. “Since mineral makeup contains a higher percentage of zinc oxide than traditional makeup, it can be useful in calming irritated skin.” (The Lowdown on Mineral Makeup) [Read more…]

Skin Perfecting Veil: Sheer Mineral Coverage Without Foundation

Scientists are now beginning to understand the reasons that young skin has a distinct “glow from within” character that fades with age. Skin is a complex organ consisting of multiple layers and pigments that affect the way light is absorbed, reflected and scattered.

Ultimately, the amount and color of light reflected by skin determines how skin looks to the human eye. Skin that is uneven in tone and texture reflects light irregularly, creating areas of contrast that draw attention to fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.

Age Related Changes in Skin Structure

Skin Pigments ~ In young skin, the light absorbing pigment, melanin, is diffuse and evenly distributed with age. Environmental damage causes melanin to build up and become unevenly distributed, resulting in age spots and areas of hyperpigmentation. [Read more…]

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