What is Mineral Makeup?
Mineral makeup is a cosmetic foundation, blush, or eyeshadow made of natural minerals. Mica, ultramarine, iron oxide, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are the most common minerals used to make it. These minerals now only provide the base for the makeup but also the colorant. What's even better is that some of these minerals are even anti-inflammatory or offer limited SPF protection from the sun.
Perhaps more important that what is in mineral makeup is what isn't in it. Organic products don't contain any phthalates or parabens, which cause concern about cancer. It also doesn't have dyes or artificial fragrances that may cause redness or other skin sensitivities for some people.