I have a mineral foundation that I'm not sure if it has good ingredients or if these are chemicals. I usually use Bare Escentuals but someone gave me this one by Artistry and it has Mica, bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, amethyst powder, citrine, tourmaline and iron oxides. Does anyone know about this? I have very oily skin prone to breakouts and I don't use foundation just mineral powder.
check the ingredients through cosmeticdatabase.com, it will give you the toxicity of the ingredients. Generally, mineral makeup is pretty safe as long as there are no nanoparticles or parabens. I'm not familiar with Artistry, but BE is pretty ok, and if the Bismuth Oxychloride in BE doesnt make you itch (it makes me itch) you shouldnt have a problem with artistry. Bismuth Oxychloride is a filler ingredient, mica adds the sheen or sparkle which helps diffuse light as does the tourmaline powder and i'm assuming amethyst powder and citrine since they are gemstones. The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are the natural sunscreen and primarily what gives the coverage, they are also anti inflammatory. The iron oxides add color. Mineral Makeup is fantastic for acne prone, sensitive, and oily skin. Some other great brands to check out are Jane Iredale and Alima Pure- you can order samples from this website which is awesome!
I would stay clear of Bare Escentuals and this Artistry line because of the bismuth oxychloride in it. I don't think it is a real natural ingredient. The standard primary ingredient included in most powders that are referred to as "mineral makeup." The claim for bismuth oxychloride is that it is all-natural and better for skin than talc. In fact, in many ways talc is a more natural, unadulterated, pure ingredient than bismuth oxychloride. Bismuth oxychloride, which seldom occurs in nature, is manufactured by combining bismuth, a by-product of lead and copper metal refining, with chloride (chlorine compound) and water. It's used in cosmetics because it has a distinct shimmery, pearlescent appearance and a fine white powder texture that adheres well to skin. Bismuth oxychloride is heavier than talc. Pure bismuth is a naturally occurring, grayish-white powder. It and its derivatives are used as skin protectives, thickeners, and absorbent agents. Bismuth oxychloride was permanently listed by the FDA as a coloring agent in 1977 and as a synthetic ingredient (Source: The International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, Eleventh Edition, 2006)., sourced from Cosmetics Cop, Paula Begoun online.
I just started on Everyday Minerals (www.everydayminerals.com), and I am SO in love with the sample I ordered. I have very dark circles and a combination of their concealer powders and color correctors help big time. Before I was using a beige Lancome eyeshadow that was really irritating my eyes and didn't provide much coverage at all. I also just tried Jane Iredale mineral makeup and concealers and I have to say, I did not like the Liquid Minerals, but the Pressed Base was Okay.. The Disguise concealer is a cream and it doesn't sit well on the face or under eyes. Their disappear concealer was liquid and did not provide much coverage at all. I did really love their eyebrow kit though. With Everyday Minerals you can try samples that give you a good tablespoon or more of powder in a little pot and there are a variety of colours you can mix and match to your skin tone. The prices are amazing, and their are lots of sample freebies and extras. A foundation pot in full size from Everday Minerals is about $12 and Bare Escentuals is $28. EEK. Plus, EDMs has a variety of finishes from original glo which is a sheer, to intensive which will give you that full coverage look, without looking mask like. Remember makeup shouldn't cover every blemish completely unless you want to look like you're wearing a mask. I haven't ordered from another company called Aromaleigh yet, but they seem to have the widest range of mineral eyeshadows and blushes etc. Just be mindful that some of their products contain less natural mineral ingredients.
Other brands I like for liquid foundation if you want a sheer mosturizing look are Dr. Hasuchka and Real Purity creme Foundation. www.purebodysolutions.com www.holisticbeauty.net For awesome natural products! www.saffronrouge.com for fellow Canadians, but it does carry pricier products. Suki Pure Brightening Creme is a nice miner al makeup moisturizer/primer that soaks in fast.
thank you Kelly I had no idea about the bismuth oxychloride. I'm super oily so I only use powders no liquids and I try to use things that control oil because I live in very humid fL. I've heard of everyday minerals but never tried this one before. I'm going to check it out. your awesome. thanks!!!
I can imagine that in humid Flordia you would have a problem with excess sebum production and perspiration. What is your skin care regime like? You might want to add in a clay that you can buy in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs and you just mix it with some water and apply, then rinse off. Green China Clay would probably be good for you. It's excellent for detoxing as well. My facial skin is so different having introduced clay masks to my routine. There are all kinds of natural clay masks on the market though. I've heard of a lot of women having issues with oily skin and makeup running or caking by mid-day. Any kind of mineral makeup-all though it does have oil absorbing properties-is not going to sit to well over an oily face. That's why they tell you to let your moisturizer fully soak in before applying it. As long as your use a toner and moisturize lightly you should provide a good base for minerals. Everyday Minerals is suited for all skin types. Since the samples are so cheap there is no harm in trying!
Kelly ur awesome. I finally got on a skincare regime that has cleared my skin up and does help with the oil and it finally got me off Differin gel from the dermatologist. Yippee!! This time of year I'm not too oily but in the summer its horrible. I'm going to try the clay thing though. I'm not sure if my mask has clay in it or not. Thanks. Are u going into macrobiotics? Your so knowledgeable!!
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