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What is mineral makeup?

If you've never worn mineral cosmetics before, you may be asking yourself "What is Mineral Makeup"?

Well the loose powders are finely mined from the earth, purified and refined to meet FDA standards for use in cosmetics. They come from minerals such as mica, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. When formulated right, mineral makeup will eliminate common irritants such as fragrances, binders, synthetic dyes, talc, and preservatives and is considered purer and gentler to the skin.

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties and can also have a calming effect on the skin, especially if you suffer from acne or have sensitive skin. Mineral makeup is also noncomedogenic (wont clog pores), and provides natural sun protection, which is due to the high amount of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, two ingredients frequently used in sunscreen. Mineral makeup should not be a replacement for sunscreen; however, it does add extra protection.

Many consumers turn to mineral makeup because of skin health concerns, which is why mineral makeup has become a safer and better alternative for people with sensitive and acne prone skin types. Those who have used it for years talk wildly about; how natural, light, and long-lasting it is. And those that are new to it become continuous users.

At Nubian Shades our mineral makeup is crafted without the use of fillers, bismuth oxychloride, cornstarch, FD&C dyes, silicones, petroleum derivatives, lakes or dyes. We want to ensure that what touches your skin will not cause irritation or any harmful side effects. So rest assured and know that when you useĀ our mineral cosmetics you will be wearing nothing but the best in natural makeup.