How To Shop In Order To Find the Best Mineral Make-up

With all of the hype surrounding Mineral powder make-up these days, how can a consumer steer through the murkey waters of advertising claims, in order to find the best mineral make-up for their skin type? First, check the ingredients. If you find bismuth oxychloride, dyes, vitamin additives, corn starch (zea mays), or rice powder listed, find another brand, which avoids these commonly irritating and bacteria producing elements. Especially if you have acne, rosacea or sensitive skin issues. Many people cannot use mineral cosmetics that contain these often times harmful additives. Secondly, find those brands which manufacture their own cosmetics, and do so without these irritants. Third,look for brands that contain zinc oxide to soothe redness and irritation, all while providing excellent sun protection. Fourth, seek out companies which manufacture their own cosmetics, and are not someone else's private label brand. These commonly list titanium dioxide, mica, zinc oxide and iron oxides/ultramarines as their main ingredients. These mineral cosmetics usually have excellent coverage, are water resistant and have a built-in sun protection factor of about 20. This spells good news for daily protection against sun-damage, skin cancer and aging.