The green revolution brought about a consciousness to want to live a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle. From organic fruits and vegetables to chemical free detergents and fashion accessories made of recycled materials, every industry was affected by the new shift.
It was in this setting that mineral based makeup products gained popularity amongst beauty junkies alike. Advertised as gentler than most chemical filled products, mineral makeup is composed of pure finely ground natural mineral ingredients without any preservatives, fragrances or artificial dyes.
Although the idea of a 100% natural beauty product is certainly appealing, we couldn't help but wonder whether the natural choice always equals the better choice.
We asked Dr. Coco Tiongson, a Dermatologist at Aesthetic Science about his view on the beauty trend. “Manufacturers of mineral makeup have several beneficial claims—that it is non-comedogenic, suitable for sensitive skin, conceals fine lines better than regular makeup, and that it has a longer shelf-life among others. These benefits, apart from other claims that mineral makeup does not occlude pores are anecdotal and have yet to be proven by studies."
Melissa Patricio-Vergara, Managing Director of locally based brand, Mineraux shared her view on the matter, “[Mineral makeup] allows skin to breathe, thus sparing users from a lot of chemicals that tend to block pores and cause allergic reactions. It has absolutely no oil content so women with oily skin don't have to worry about added greasiness from their cosmetic products. It also contains great portions of zinc oxide that help heal and nourish the skin, making it both a cosmetic and healing product.”
In the end, like every other beauty trend, the true test of the effectivity of mineral products lies in the individual experiences of its users. “The real advantage of one type of makeup over another can be decided by the consumer—a trial of products usually enables one to decide which one is more suitable for his or her skin type,“ Dr. Tiongson shares.
So to those of you who are new to mineral products or want to give them a try, Melissa reveals some tricks of the trade.
Click on the photo gallery to see her tips.
To learn more about Mineraux Mineral Make Up, visit http://www.mineraux.com.ph or email email@example.com.
—Reggie Aquino, Beauty Assistant